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Identical to the problem mentioned by cathynelson2 posted Apr26

The car dies, at some point, more often on a day where the temperature is warmer, or there has been on the increase from the previous norm -which could be coincidence. I wait a few minutes and it will usually start. Or a few more minutes. Replaced the fuel filter, problem did not go away. I am willing to do the fuel pump, but I am wondering, before I get into a very expensive, and/or or a very extensive mechanicing proposition; was there a chance that when the mechanics did the wonderful thing making her car run again -in which process they undertook the major procedure of replaced the pump, which probably involved removing the fuel tank to provide access: is it possible that they also, as a matter strictly routine, and just because of principal of being thourough -that they also9 replaced some other parts, which added up to about 30 dollars and twenty minutes of labor -and could have in fact been the real source of the problem. Im' wondering if this oulcd be the case especially since, I am hesitant about this big expenditure.

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I am assuming by car dies that you mean that the engine will not turn over when you turn the key. I am assuming that the battery post and positve battery terminals wires are clean. If it is a 4 cylinder volvo engine with a rex ignition system, reach behind the engine on the passenger side. There is a wire that runs to the transmission from the firewall. This wire should not have any breaks or exposed areas. It causes a no start condition. Volvo part number is 271949. The run about $60.

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Is the check engine light on? If it is then take it to an autoparts store and have them use a scan tool to retrieve the fault code(s) from the computer. Most parts stores offer this service free of charge. (and they have no hidden agenda, like repairs that you don't need). I would try to narrow down the problem before I spent a large amount of money. It could be something as easy as replacing a faulty gas cap on the car. Get the codes read, and get a more accurate fix on what the problem might be. Sure hope this helped and I feel your pain! lol Good luck on a resolution to your problem.

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