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Car will not start

I have a 1994 850 Volvo. When I turn the ignition on the engine will not start. Any suggestion?

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  • eddcla May 07, 2009

    Yes

  • eddcla May 07, 2009

    Dear emissionwiz, to answer your question about my 1994 850 Volvo engine turning over, the answer is yes it does turn over.

  • eddcla May 08, 2009

    Dear emissionwiz, to answer your question about my 1994 850 Volvo engine turning over, the answer is yes it does have fuel pressure, but no spark. I do not have a code checker.

  • eddcla May 09, 2009

    I am not a tech. I am just the owner of a 850 Volvo that will not start.

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    does it have fuel pressure? what system trouble codes do u have? does it have spark? need this info to help u. Thanks

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    does the starter motor turn the engine over?

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Youll need to have someone check the distributer cap and rotor...also when was the last time the spark plugs and wires were replaces? and was this a gradual problem or did it just happen out of nowhere?

Posted on May 14, 2009

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There should be a way to get the codes without a code reader using the check light to "blink" the code at u, do u have a reapir manual? I would be suspect of the ignition module..

Posted on May 08, 2009

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    Marvin May 09, 2009

    ASE doesn't offer a master tech on any single car line so what are u?? sounds like you are just a general tech.

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I had a simmilar problem with my volvo 850 an engineer ? RAC told me my valves had bent as it was turning over but had no compression ?. I spent £400 having the head done replaced it and after 6 moths same again. Came out one morning not starting turning over but dead not a glimmer .
Then an old guy who was passing said try changing your oil grade ? and squirta a litlle into your cylinders .
I thought well anything is worth a try so I did an oil change and sqiurted some into each cylinder left it ten minutes like he said .
Came back out and with fingers crossed turned the key and she burst into life on the first tunn , seems it's a common fault with the 850 the oil thins drains out of the head and it looses compression , what I want to know where was that old guy the first time around he could have saved me £400 ....Vortash

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I AM A ASE MASTER TECH ON VOLVO,S AND THE FIRST THING TO DO IS PEN AIR BOX AND SPRAY A SHOT OF STARTING FLUID INTI THE DOCT WITH THE SCREEN AND THEN TRY TO START IF IT KICK AND RUNS A FEW SECONDS IT IS THE FUEL-PUMP/RELAY AN OR CLOGGED FI\UEL FILTHER

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: engine turns and does not start Problem - 1990 Volvo 240

It may be your timing belt.

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SOURCE: 1992 Volvo would not start using the ignition switch

use a probe light and check the connectors on the back of the iginition switch first ,hold key in start position and check for a feed from switch.then if you have a feed work your way back to motor and check relay

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 Volvo would not start using the ignition switch

Have you check your wiring to the starter?

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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