Engine Cranks Over and Doesn't Start on Volvo 850

Problem Description and Possible Solution

It's quite common for the the fuel pump to fail, causing a no start condition. The engine will crank over but it will not start.

To verify this the fuel pressure and electrical power to the fuel pump should be checked. If the pump is getting power and there's no pressure, replace the pump. If it isn't getting power, check the fuel pump relay circuit.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 156,527 (14,000–225,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 3.5L V6, Turbo
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
17 people reported this problem
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i seem to have the same problem i went to work one day no problems at all it seemed to run fine i go to leave work it would'nt start it just keeps turning over but won't start so i located the fuel rale shrader valve and i prest the middle thing there it just dribled alittle bit after i just got done cranking it over ,,, could it be the fuel pump? im, wondering please give me some advise where to start with this thing
Started car drove around. When I stopped at home ate dinner and jumped back in car it would not start. I let it sit after trying a few times an hour to start it. The next morning it started. I drove to work. It sat all day. I tried to start and it didn't start. I turned key to on position, I do not hear the pump at all making pressure. I am going to check the relay today and jump it to see if it's the relay or the pump. Will let you know as soon as I know.
I have a 1993 Volvo 850 glt everyday I get into my car and start it the car will rev up but the shut off after multiple times staring and shuting off over and over again it will eventually start up.? it starts right up revs up once then turns off as if I turned the car off but dashboard light and radio stays on then an hour or two trying to get it started while pressing the gas pedal a little everytime the engine revs up more and more then it will start.
No start. Towed from Atlanta, GA to Montgomery, AL. Diagnosed at dealership as fuel pump failure.