My car keeps dieing whether it is warm or cold. i can feel it losing the power and then it dies. It was only happening when i was going 35 to 40 but now it did it on the freeway and i was going 60. I felt it lose power while doing 60 and i shifted back and forth to d2 and for some reason it kept on going. it got down to a speed of 20 mph. I'm thinking back and it seems like i might have been lower on fuel. it died on me three times yesterday and i filled up last night and didn't have any problem traveling to work. it has been an intermittent problem though and doesn't do it all of the time
Car loses power and then dies when driving it on 1992 Volvo 740
by mark lauerman in Bothell, WA on March 11, 2010
ANSWER by dandd on March 11, 2010
Do a fuel pressure test ASAP.
ANSWER by Visitor on May 03, 2010
Also check to alternator and battery
ANSWER by Visitor on May 31, 2010
look to purchase a new Bosch 0 227 100 124 ignition module. (check for your exact model when you remove it from your car. -its located on drivers side of engine compartment near inner side wall. Mine has been replaced twice and I need a new one again. when it starts to fail, at anytime when driving at any speed, vehicle engine just cuts off , you coast to a full stop , wait five minutes, restart vehicle . until the part finally expires and the vehicle won't start at all. Mine has finally stopped. good luck.
ANSWER by asuarez777 on July 01, 2010
Hi Mark. Do you fix you problem yet? I have a Chana Benni (china car) with the same problem. I was going to 90 kph (on 5 gear), and then suddenly, mi car lose the power (and speed). I down to 3 or 2 gear and car continue moving but in creepy speed (10 kph). I stop the car at highway side, and turn off the car for 5 or 10 seconds, and then start it again, in this moment the car start fine with power and speed. The problem happens 4 or 5 times by day. My car have 19 months and 21.000 km.
ANSWER by ed101 on February 01, 2013
Check your wiring harness. The oxygen sensor isnt getting power. Thats the yellow light that comes on,addtionally you might get a red engine light coming on. Its all the wiring harness. Had the same problem. Just got it fixed and its running great