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> Engine Wont Stay Going
rveale
post Jan 23 2013, 07:12 PM
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I hope someone can help...

I have a 1996 volvo 850 when ever its cold outside my engine doesnt wanna start. when it cranks it doesnt stay going it idles down then stalls. can anyone tell me what to look for or why its doing this?
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post Jan 23 2013, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (rveale @ Jan 23 2013, 07:12 PM)
I hope someone can help...

I have a 1996 volvo 850 when ever its cold outside my engine doesnt wanna start. when it cranks it doesnt stay going it idles down then stalls. can anyone tell me what to look for or why its doing this?

clean your throttle spray throttle body cleaner at the butterfly,and pour radiator flush into your expansion bottle, as your cold start sensor may need cleaning , then drain it and refill with 50/50 anti freeze mix.
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post Jan 30 2013, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE (rveale @ Jan 23 2013, 06:12 PM)
I hope someone can help...

I have a 1996 volvo 850 when ever its cold outside my engine doesnt wanna start. when it cranks it doesnt stay going it idles down then stalls. can anyone tell me what to look for or why its doing this?


How long did the car sit with out being ran?

When was the fuel filter changed last at?

How cold is it when you tried to start it?

Have you been able to pull the codes on it?

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