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My 1991 Volvo 240 would shut off while driving, but would always restart. This morning it won't turn over. I noticed that the headlights flash systematically while I'm trying to start it. Not sure if that's a diagnostic tool or not. Any idea what might be wrong?

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  • 1 Answer take your car to a mechanic and check if the fuel pumps are runnin efficiently...lack of and inconsistent fuel supply to the engines may lead to your engine dying as you drive..i'm sure this is observed especially in cold mornings..i had that problem too but now after getting it replaced...its ok

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Morning, I found your problem...its going to be your fuel pump. Allow me to explain. When you start your car in the morning the car starts just fine. As your driving the fuel pump will eventually get hot. Therefore the circuit cuts off when you turn off for a while then you jump back in to restart the vehicle and it doesn't. The reason is when the fuel pump gets hot it shuts off due to circuit wire inside the pump.
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