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My son has a 1996 Volvo 850 GLT Wagon and he needs the spark plug diagram. He changed the plugs, rotor, and distributor cap and the vehicle will not start. He did this work because the engine was running, but it was missing. Now it will not start.

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2009

    The car has this 2.3L and 2.4L 5-Cylinder Engines Firing Order: 1?2?4?5?3 Distributor Rotation: Counterclockwise.
    The distributor is attached horizontaly to the ground and is connected at end of the cylinder head. The wires are now connected left to right from the first cylinder 1, then 2, then 3,then 4, and then 5, in the firing order discribed above and the vehicle appears to be running good. How do we now reset the check engine light?

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    Anrew Ngwenya Sep 29, 2017

    The volvo 850 gets its spark from camshaft position sensor,some have two ECUs and some have One. The one that has two ECUs the 2.1 is the one responsible for ignition.If you are technical enough can tell how to do the tests using a multimeter.



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Testimonial: "It ism still missing on #2 cylinder."

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    Greg Bernett Oct 14, 2009

    Disconnect your battery for about 2 minutes and then restart. If that doesn't work, go to an auto parts store and have them put the code reader on it and they can reset it. No charge!



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You have to be very careful with any of the ignition and firing components of a volvo, its not a chevy 350, one tiny mistake and she wont respond. best to plug he in to a OBD see what the code reads.

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Have you made sure the rotor is turning in the distributor, as this sound like a cambelt failure.
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