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98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

neworleans
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Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by neworleans »

Thanks again, I will try it today.
Brucebo
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Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by Brucebo »

Had this exact same problem today. It was the fuel pump relay. See here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80457#p439298
People kept suggesting it could be the MAF, Throttle, vacuum leak, etc. but I knew it had to be a fuel issue.
Switchemlee
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Year and Model: 1998 v70 xc awd
Location: Appleton wisconsin

Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by Switchemlee »

Listen closely to hear the fuel pump on the rear passenger side when you turn your key to the second turn of the key in the ignition switch if you dont hear it when you go to that posistion most likely is the fuel pump relay.
Switchemlee
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Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by Switchemlee »

Also can check for fuel pressure at the bleeder at the end of the fuel rail after you try to start car to see if youre getting fuel
neworleans
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Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by neworleans »

Hey guys,

You guys nailed it. It was the fuel pump relay. Went to pull a part and picked one from a 850 for 3 bucks and it worked.
Thank you very much. You guys are great.
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Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Post by cmblackburn »

Excellent news, glad you were able to repair it. I keep 3 spares in my S70 and have sold two to stranded owners of P80's when theirs went out.
1998 S70 T5"M", 273k "The Blue Turd"
2004 S40 2.4i, 164k "Cosmo"
2011 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI 6MT, 65k "Zoe"
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