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Car stalls in a turn

At least once a day, the car will stall in a turn. I seems like the idle gets too low. After starting, the engine will vibrate and shake in park, reverse, and in first gear. Is it the Electronic Throttle System?

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  • JayLeesales Sep 16, 2008

    My 03 s60 stalls in the fast lane, the slow lane and when coming to a stop. It's so dangerous. never heard of this kind of ridiculous problem. Now it won't start at all, luckily it's sitting in my driveway. Anybody have a clue to what this could be? I tried the 181 recall, but Volvo said there is no recall for my vin#. Geez, what a turd.

  • swilson96 Oct 20, 2008

    My S60 has stalled maybe 3 times over the past year. Each time it was as I approached a stop and the transmission was downshifting. The other day it woudn't start. All lights came on, but starter was completely dead.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have a 2004 Volvo S60 and at times stalls in turns also. i purchased the care about two years ago and it was happening about every three months. i just had my front and rear brake pads replaced this monday and within the same week it happened three times. the check engine light does not come on. when it stalls, it is only during a turn, the lights on the dash are lit. i pull over and put the car in park and it starts. i took it to the volvo dealer and of course they found nothing. someone please help!!!

  • mshirl Feb 17, 2009

    My S60 2004 also does same thing...very infrequently, but usually when making a quick turn. It stalls out and then starts right up like nothing happened when I put it in park. Wierd!

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SOURCE: 91 volvo 240 - keeps stalling out, shakes a lot when idling

My 1990 240DL was doing the same thing and it turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. It, unfortunatley, is a shop repair. $117 for the part and $150 for labor. It runs fine now.

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SOURCE: When I put car in gear it sputters and stalls.

read the codes with volvo or if you would like me to guess replace the air mass meter/ck all vac hoses

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

repairpal
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SOURCE: 1999 Volvo S70 Stalls at stop signs and traffic lights

These models had a problem with the electronic control modules, and this is what controls the idle speed. Sometimes they just need to be cleaned, but sometimes they are defective. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of them to 10 years or 200,000 miles if it is found to be defective.

http://repairpal.com/volvo-s70-1999

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SOURCE: 1992 Toyota Camry Rough Idle

start by pulling hose off egr valve see if idles smoother almost instantly

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: engine idles to low and stalls

Very similar problem, my car does not idle when i first start it. I have to keep my foot on the accelerator otherwise the RPM's drop to low and the motor stalls. I had a local Volvo dealer run a diagnostic (about $100 varies by shop). They said that it was the idle control valve motor.

The car has been robbed of the torque it once had and my MPG dropped from 28 to 21. You can find the part for around $170 on the web. The extra fuel costs were significantly higher than fixing the problem.

Prior to replacing this part I was able to manually adjust the trottle cable under the hood which helped with the car stalling. Be very careful when doing this, you can check your RPm gauge after making hte adjustment, I wouldn't adjust the throttle cable to the extent that the car idles over 1200 RPM, you'll still have to manually keep pressure on the accelerator for 2-3 minutes but after that the car should idle on it's own.

Hope this helps. Also, I love my volvo and there's nothing like a couple bottles of Octane Boost on top of a tank of premium. These motors are built for performance, try a high flow intake filter too, you'd be amazed how a few small changes like this dramatically improves the already great driving experience.

Have Fun, Joe.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I get two ECM Codes P0035 and P1027. The car idles rough and stalls when you start it.

P0035 - Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit High
Can't find P1027 anywhere.  Sorry!

Posted on May 17, 2009

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