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Volvo wont' start

My 1996 Volvo 850 turbo won't start.  Every day it starts one time, immediately dies (within two seconds) and won't start again.  It sounds like it's trying to go (turning over) but can't quite get a spark or fuel or something.  I just bought a new battery for it and applied new terminals to all of the ground wires for a better connection so I don't think that's the problem.  If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.  I bought this car off of craigslist for very cheap but would still like to get her driving.  Thanks.

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My Volvo 850 1996 (10-valve, 2435 cc) always starts first time, but is inclined to cut out at some stage in the first 2 to 4 miles, especially in slow-moving traffic. It is then impossible to start: you have to leave it for an hour, and then it's perfect. The problem also arises if you drive the car for 2 to 4 miles and then switch off (e g to go in and buy your newspaper). Attempting to re-start with the throttle to the floor makes no difference. Any advice ? (Ronan, in Dublin)

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Had the same problem with my volvo 850. turned out to be a bad fuel pump. i picked one up at my local pull-a-part junkyard for real cheap. put it in and started first try.

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