Question about 1988 Volvo 740
Without warning, my GLE wagon just cuts off, like someone pulled the battery post. NO Sputter, No nothing. This is the second time. when i rolled to a stop the first time it happened. I turned the ignition off, then back on and it started right up. The secone time it died, i kept my foot on the gas and it "came back to life ". I checked the post to make sure they are not loose. what else could it be? What should i have checked out?
Battery or altenator if there is no power. If there is power but acts like no gas, then you could have a clogged fuel filter or faulty throttle position sensor.
Posted on May 16, 2010
Since it come out of it's fit when you held the gas pedal down I think maybe it is a fuel problem. A dirty fuel filter or a dirty screen in the gas tank. I don't see what year the vehicle is and mileage. The sudden cut off while driving sounds like ignition. When they are starving for gas the lose power or stutter so next is ignition to consider. We had one stump us like this and we finally found a bare wire that runs to the distributor was touching and would shut off the engine. When the car was stopped the wire was not touching so it would start. But certain or continuous vibration would eventually shake the wire enough to touch metal and it would shut off just like you describe your car. The wire had worn through over time. Try this let me know how you do I am interested.Darrell Sorenson
Posted on May 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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