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2002 Volvo V70 XC Question: car wont start when warm

 

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gipsy78, Spokane, WA, November 14, 2012, 12:45
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car starts every morning, when its been run a while and turned off it wont start again. It makes no noise or even tries to start. I wait a couple hours and it startes again.

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    November 14, 2012, 18:51
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    possible ignition

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    gipsy78, November 15, 2012, 09:17
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    thank you.I am going to take it to a shop today. I have been fighting this problem for to long. I belive that you are correct. I currently have a blow -n-go device installed. But the problem was there befor. Ill post the solition when I find out.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 15, 2012, 12:44
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    Make sure the shop can check for diagnostic info in all the systems on this car, so in other words a Volvo Dealer or a European Specialist might be best. Someone who regularly works on these will have better knowledge than someone who doesn't.
    I suspect an issue with the immobiliser system, this is the electronic chip in the ignition key that allows it to only work on your specific vehicle. Have the shop check this system for fault codes, along with all the other systems. With these cars, I always recommend all the software is updated too, just like your computer/phone.
    Good Luck

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    gipsy78, November 16, 2012, 12:29
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    Thanks Brett. Do you know do I take the car to the Dealership to have the info updated?

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    Bret Bodas, November 19, 2012, 16:29
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    Dealers will definitely have the equipment to update the software in your car, and some independent shops may have this capability too, but it is likely to be only a few in your area. I would call your nearest dealer, and ask them if they can update all the software in your vehicle, and if so how much it will cost. I would ask them if they do this on a regular basis and if they recommend it as well.
    I used to do this all the time back in 2000-2005, but things change and I would get their recommendation as well.

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