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Lurching and erratic acceleration. When using

Lurching and erratic acceleration. Sometimes when I accelerate there is just no power. When using overdrive it helps. Recently it has been dying when at a slow speed or stopped. Just had filters changed, belt looks fine etc. Also there is a sort of chemical burning kind of smell when it does this! It starts fine though. When it dies I can put it in park and it starts right up again.

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This could the problem with on board computer please get it checked..............

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SOURCE: 1984 volvo 240 gl wagon engine kill

Check for vacuum leaks,pull off your intake hose and look for small cracks,also go to the rear of car and listen for you intank fuel pump,needs to making an humming sound,no sound or intermediate this can be your problem.

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I took the car to volvo garage in the morning . They found out that there was a cut cable in the engine compartment near the throttle valve.
Anyway i want to express my thanks to you for your immediate response.

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George

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