My 1992 Volvo 940GL has had OCCASIONAL rough starts.
Problem: I would turn the ignition and it would crank for 1-2 sections and then quit (which sounds as if the battery is dead, which it is not). Holding the key at “ON” (or turning it counter-crockwise and starting again) and 3-5 seconds later the car would start. I am concerned that in time it would not start.
I bought a new STARTER online and the day it was to be installed the mechanic judged from the above problem and suggested an IGNITION SWITCH so I ordered one. Well, the new ignition switch did not resolve the problem, and the problem continues. Any clues would be appreciated.
p.s. The car was totaled by a hail storm so I am just driving it one day at a time. The fuel pump has since been replaced and the new pump does not work right. The fuel gauge would indicate 1/4 tank left only 100 miles after fill-up. At that time the pump would stop pumping for 2-3 seconds at sharp turns (scarry). I don’t suppose this fuel pump issue relates to the above starting issue. Thanks.