It seems to happen more under harder acceleration. Check engine flashes when it happens. I replaced fuel filter. Advance autos scan would not read code.
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2000 Volvo S40 Question: Why does car miss and hesitate while accelerating? Check engine light is on.
Answer #1ebans777 September 17, 2012, 12:50Journeyman
Need to get the code. Go to different places like Autozone or Oreilly auto,Checker/Kragen auto parts for free code scan.
Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 21, 2012, 09:33Master
I've seen spark plugs that are non-Volvo, or even Volvo plugs with 20,000+ miles cause misfires. You may also have a bad coil too. Try new Volvo plugs and see if that helps. Try not to drive when the light is flashing, this will damage your catalytic converter $$$.