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Stalling during driving

I recently bought my 1993 volvo great cond. but it stalls once in awile while driving. I'll turn off ignition for a minute or two then it will start and run just fine. It seems to act up more in the heat, but less when I have at least a half tank of gas?

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  • virtualvibes Jul 16, 2008

    hey I have the same problem with my 94 850, but lately it has been stalling out more and more. Did u figure out the solution to yours yet?

  • cleverdentis Jul 28, 2008

    Hey I have a 93 Volvo 850 with the exact same problem stalls intermitently but getting more frequent...i could be going 60 miles on the freeway and it stalls!! it will take about 10-15 trys to get it started again....i have changed the fuel filter, and the fuel change in the status....I have tried gallons of fuel injector cleaners in the tank with no help!!! it sometimes has the issue at the initial start up seems to be a gas delivery issue, but not limited to the relay...because it happens while driving too!! any pointers would be great!!! thanks.

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    Kelsey Howard Aug 27, 2008

    I have the same 850 problem, I have a 94 turbo mine is just a sudden power loss, like rpm drop, no engine running but all electrics, then after about 2 mins or so, it'll crank right over, but if i try within the first few seconds it'll crank but wont fire, its like its not getting fuel or a spark..? Mechanic has checked relays, pumps etc, wont stall for him. Please Help!? I've researched like crazy, but i don't know, its got to be fuel..??


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I have a 95 940 that was stalling, replaced fuel injection relay

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Its the fuel pump relay it becomes weak and sometimes no longer puls in the contactor to turn the fuel pump on after its turned it off. If you need a temporary fix just jam the relay shut, but only for the 1993 cars that have the fuel return line... had the same problem for a year took me a while to figure it out but finaly took the cover off the realy and watch it. sometimes it would not contact and the fuel pressure would drop till the motor starves. If you want to make sure this is the problem then the next time it stalles check the fuel rail pressure using the little nipple under the throttle cover... if it dribles out then thats your problem.

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Check the idle stepper motor it might just need to have a good carby clean sprayed down it

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EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM MY VOLVO 850 Gle Sedan 1993 Had to!!!!!!! its stopped now, but after spending so much on parts and things i didnt need i dont know what was causing it, drove me mad, !!!!!

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