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940 GL Stall problem

My 1992 Volvo 940 GL has a problem with stalling for no reason. Always restarts, but after a few minutes. Happens on different speeds and different times, highway, stopped, driving 35 MPH, etc.

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  • timelessflow Aug 21, 2008

    My Volvo940 Gl stalls out and doesnt take off right away when im driving It also idles a little high at times.

  • kjnovosel Aug 31, 2008

    My Volvo 940 GL (1992) has been running great for the last week until last night. I just had the exhaust done (post catalytic converter back), and previously had a problem with stalls once at temp (replaced engine speed sensor) wire from engine block to wires near firewall). Today, it stalled every 1-2 miles - though I did manage to drive it to/from the local dollar sore with no issues. Stalled on left turns and going up hills. Oh, and before the sensor, I had the throttle body cleaned. This is driving me crazy. Thursday I drove 200 miles with no issues. Oh, front directional socket is blown, but new one is on order. Please, any suggestions welcome. I love this car!

  • danistar Oct 13, 2008

    heard it was contamination of oil in the distributor cap. There was oil around the cap. I Cleaned it out, thought i did a great job, however that was not the problem. Still stalling spuradically for no apparent reason. I love this car too!! Need to find the solution...

  • keokea Mar 02, 2009

    my 92 volvo 740 tubo stalls sporadically..runs great and then, stall, rough running, then starts and stalls,running rough again.. I let it sit and it started and ran perfectly for about 1/2 hour, then stalled at signal..started up and ran well...waiting for next stall...any solutions out there?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    My Volvo 940GL stalls randomly, turning a right hand corner, at a stop light, and trying to turn it over after turning it off while sitting in the same place for a long period of time. It eventually will restart, however, it takes a while, then it will turn over and start. I am concerned it may be a major problem.

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Check the fuel injection relay

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Clean the Plenum/Air Intake system. Has to be done on this car every three years or so. Carbon buildup gets in there and gunks it up.

After cleaning it, it'll fire right up and run like a top. :-)

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Crank sensor problem

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Left hand relay on front row gets very hot ,is this normal? volvo 940 1992 turbo petrol

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My 1992 940 Turbo has had stall problems. On the two last occasions I replaced hoses, which solved my problem.

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