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How to fix volvo850 turbo in limp home mode

No spark engine crank. I change fuel relay coil etc

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You need to have the codes read for a good response. But you have a couple problems going on. No spark could be a fuse, crank sensor, wiring , or the computer. Limp mode is another problem. It could be a engine or transmission problem. Limp mode doesn't kill the engine, it puts the transmission in a certain gear so you won't be able to cause more damage.

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this comes from the electronic ignition and the distributer dc setting on a multimeter

check inside the distributer that the little magnet is still in place on the rotor and that the sensor is outputing pulses as it turns over
{you can use a meter set to AC range for this ...}
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2. Verify the wiring is not shorted to ground from the coils to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

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Turns over but no start

WHAT ENGINE ?????? 4, 5.2 or 5.9 Liters?
Fuses are First, always for ever. on electrics or EFI.
dry rail cranking ! you must crank it.
(if you have liking injector or leaking regulator it can drop fast ,so crank on) yes, 2 men or 1 and small boy, LOL
so check voltage at the pump cranking. please stop guessing.!

the ECU commands up the PUMP , cranking or running
so crank and read voltages at pump or at FP relay.

pump activating, is by premissives. not just a key on event
due to crash and burn rules. (unlike on TV)
same with injection. (spark must be good)
first , buy your self a voltmeter (DMM/DVM) its a very easy tool to use
and on volts, mode, totally harmless to you or car. !!!

be aware, that on some cars
if there is no spark, there is no fuel pumping
or it might take a second to detect no spark and the pump is cut
or on one of my cars the pump works the engine starts for 1second
and the ECU sees no spark (dead tachometer ) even though spark is
good the ECU sees no spark and ALL fuel is cut, injectors and fuel pump relay ( you never monitored the action of the relay?. and its dead.? i bet?) spark monitoring can fail with good spark, !!!
the path, on all cars.............. pins and colors change to confuse...
the FUEL pump relay is in the PDC
it has 4 pins, its just a 4 pin std, relay.
a coil and a contactor
if the coil is not HOT (12v across the coil) cranking
there will never ever be pump action.
so the first test is to check the PUMP relay coil wires.
the coil hot side is 12vdc key on
the other wire, marked. C20 DB (dark blue?)
it is 12v keyon
and when you crank the PCM grounds this wire and it must go
to 0v, (0.5v max) if not the PCM is in CUT FUEL MODE.
99.999999% sure, its not a bad PCM. see?
if this line dont go low you must find out why the PCM is in cut fuel.
this is pretty easy,its called a scan tool. got one
they only cost $9 (ask)
if the coil is hot at C18 relay pin and 0v at C20
this state the Relay is energized.
so we check pins C16 and 17,of said relay
we check C16 first. its 12v even key off, hot at all times if not, the fuse is blown. (or battery totally dead)
then crank and pin C17 goes hot(note my order of testing, its not random) C17 dead, is bad relay, C17 12v, cranking is dead pump.

C17 is DG/wht wire, (darkgreen.with white stripe?)
if this wire is cut the pump is dead
so is the pump dead, if hot this wire is, and the pump ground wire is cut.
when i say cut that means cut or corrosion,etc.
eg; gross resistance in the path.

takes 4min to show, and longer to type this...
the G305 pump ground black must not be bad. (12v on black wire is just that while cranking)

i will not fully cover PCM permissive on the pump.
but will do so in short.
1: ECU sees spark loss, for any reason.. even when good real.
All ECu do this differently. many read the spark coil primary
wires of inductive (EMF) kickback , on one or all coils.
other cars its just the tachometer signal dead.
2: CMP errors (cam sensor)
3: CKP errors. (crank sensor)
4: TPS stuck at WOT , usually only cuts injectors.. (unflood mode)

ive built and programmed PCMs from scratch and am aware of all pitfalls here. am.
if have the drawings, ask.
or log in to

again, connect the $9 scan tool
crank for 5 seconds. (min) max 15)
does RPM roll from 0 to near 300? no? bingo.
does DTC 340 or 350 store as you crank or release key
and do not turn off key, wait 1 second, see if DTCs are stored
in the PCM looking with any scan tool made..
if yes, BINGO !!!!

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P1114 Manifold Differential Pressure Sensor - Low
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P1118 ETS Motor - Malfunction
P1119 Inlet Metering Valve Control
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P1120 Inlet Metering Valve Malfunction
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P1122 Boost Pressure Control Valve
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P1125 Fuel Press Sensor1
P1126 Fuel Press Sensor2
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P1127 Control Sleeve Position Sensor
P1128 Fuel System Lean - Part Load
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P1131 Injection Quantity Adjust
P1134 O2s Transition Time(B1/S1)
P1135 Injection Timing Servo
P1140 Inlet Air Temperature Sensor Malfunction
P1141 Slow Duty Solenoid- Malfunction
P1145 Main Duty Solenoid- Malfunction
P1146 Idle Co Potentiometer
P1147 Accelerator Position Sensor (ETS) Circuit
P1150 Barometric Pressure Sensor Malfunction
P1151 Accelerator Position Sensor (EMS) Circuit
P1152 Accelerator Position Circuit-Low Input
P1153 Accelerator Position Circuit-High Input
P1154 O2s Transition Time(B2/S1)
P1155 Limp Home Valve- Malfunction
P1159 Variable Induction System
P1162 High Pressure Pump & Fuel Line
P1166 O2s (B1) Control Adaptation
P1166 Limit O2s Lambda Control (B1)
P1167 O2s (B2) Control Adaptation
P1167 Limit O2s Lambda Control (B2)
P1168 O2s (B1/S2) Heater Power
P1169 O2s (B2/S2) Heater Power
P1170 ECM (Barometric Pressure Sensor)
P1171 ETS Valve Stuck - Open
P1172 ETS Improper Motor Current
P1173 ETS Target Following Malfunction
P1174 ETS Valve Stuck - Close #1
P1175 ETS Valve Stuck - Close #2
P1176 ETS Motor Open/Short #1
P1177 ETS Motor Open/Short #2
P1178 ETS Motor Power - Open
P1179 ETS Position F/B-Mismatch
P1180 O2 S1 Heater Circuit- Malfunction
P1180 Fuel Pressure Regulator - Malfunction
P1181 Fuel Pressure Monitoring
P1182 O2 S2 Heater Circuit - Malfunction
P1182 Fuel Pressure Regulator - Short
P1183 Fuel Pressure Regulator - Open
P1184 O2s No Activity (B1/S2)
P1184 Fuel Pressure Regulator - Power
P1185 Fuel Position - Excessive
P1186 Fuel Pressure - Too Low
P1187 Regulator Valve - Stuck
P1188 Fuel Pressure - Leakage
P1189 Governor Deviation
P1190 Intake Throttle Actuator
P1191 ETS Limp Home Valve On
P1192 Limp home - Target Follow Malfunction
P1193 ETS Limp Home - Low Rpm
P1194 Limp Home - TPS2 Position Malfunction
P1195 Limp Home - Target Follow Delay
P1196 ETS Limp Home - Close Stuck
P1300 Spark Timing Adjust Signal
P1300 Injector Specific Data Fault
P1300 Synchronization Error-CKP/CMP
P1301 TDC Sensor - Abnormal
P1302 TDC Sensor - Low Input
P1303 TDC Sensor - High Input
P1304 Phase Sensor
P1305 Phase Sensor - Abnormal
P1306 Phase Sensor - Low Input
P1307 Phase Sensor - High Input
P1307 Accelerator Sensor - Range/Performance
P1308 Ignition Coil.1
P1308 Accelerator Sensor - Low
P1308 Accelerator Sensor Circuit - Low
P1309 Ignition Coil.1 - Abnormal
P1309 Accelerator Sensor - High
P1309 Accelerator Sensor Circuit - High
P1310 Ignition Coil.1 - Low Output
P1310 Injection Control Circuit Fault
P1311 Ignition Coil.1 - High Output
P1312 Ignition Coil.2
P1313 Ignition Coil.2 - Abnormal
P1314 Ignition Coil.2 - Low Output
P1315 Ignition Coil.2 - High Output
P1316 Ignition Coil.3
P1317 Ignition Coil.3 - Abnormal
P1318 Ignition Coil.3 - Low Output
P1319 Ignition Coil.3 - High Output
P1320 Ignition Coil.4
P1321 Ignition Coil.4 - Abnormal
P1321 Glow Indicator Lamp - Short
P1322 Ignition Coil.4 - Low Output
P1322 Glow Indicator Lamp - Open
P1323 Ignition Coil.4 - High Output
P1324 Glow Relay - Malfunction
P1325 Glow Relay - Abnormal
P1325 Glow Relay
P1326 Glow Relay - Stuck On
P1326 Glow Relay - Short
P1327 Glow Relay - Electrical
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P1330 Spark Timing Adjust Signal
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P1332 #2 MF Signal Line Short
P1333 #3 MF Signal Line Short
P1334 #4 MF Signal Line Short
P1335 #5 MF Signal Line Short
P1336 #6 MF Signal Line Short
P1337 #7 MF Signal Line Short
P1338 #8 MF Signal Line Short
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