1994 Volvo 850 Q&A
1994 Volvo 850 Question: Why does my 1994 Volvo 850 non turbo start then die?
Since purchasing this car i have replaced the plugs, plug wires, distributer cap, rotor, fuel pump, fuel filter, MAF and the IAC. The last time the car started and stayed running i back up, it started sputtering, i gave it more gas and it backfired so hard that it blew off the oil cap. Ever since then, when i turn the key to start it, it starts runs for maybe 2 seconds and dies. I have checked both the fuel pump relay and the fuel injector relay. The car seems to have great fuel pressure since replacing the fuel pump. I have not been able to have the codes checked. Please help. Thank you!!! - martybre
You are taking an approach to fixing this problem that is all backwards. You need to perform a diagnosis first, then replace parts. Start with reading the codes, then troubleshoot accordingly. BTW, you can check your codes for free, without a scan tool. http://www.troublecodes.net/Volvo/ Post the code here and maybe we can help. - Bret Bodas