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Volvo c70 2001. blown engine. Have now replaced engine/used old throttle body but car difficult to run and hard to start. surging badly will not idle/stalls

Old engine was a 2.4T, replacement engine 2.4T3. Has same sensors and have used throttle body off old engine. Its like accelerator not talking to throttle body through computer. Attach battery and throttle body hums.

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