Why me?

volvo

#1

92 Volvo 749 turbo- When I come to a stop, the car stops, as in, just ceases to run. No shudder, no cough, nada. This car runs great, has had great medical care, and this only happens once every 10=20 times you drive it. Now, it also has stopped while driving along, just nothing, twice. Also, many times, when you turn the key off, and try and restart after a short while, 5 minutes or so, it won’t start, same thing, no crank, no grind, just silence. Wait 3-4 minutes, and it starts right up. This happens both when the car is not even warmed up,(trip to P.O.) or warmed up. I think it’s the same problem, but we replaced a newer battery that was faulty, and it did it again. What now?


#2

When it will not start do the dashboard warning indicator lights (oil, alt. etc.) illuminate?
Automatic or manual transmission?

Normally a vehicle that dies only at idle is suffering from a dirty or faulty Idle Air Control valve problem. However, based on your description of the complaint it’s possible you may have 2 problems here.
One could be the Idle Air valve and the other could be an electrical fault (the silence part of this) due to a faulty ignition switch, faulty neutral safety switch, or a burnt/corroded wire connector or fusbile link end.


#3

It also sounds like a typical failure of the ignition module. On the earlier 740 models, this was located on the front driver’s side fender wall behind the air box. I don’t know where they are located on the 749 Turbo.