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Loss of power after starting

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Loss of power after starting

Post by doshenjen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:43 am

My 98 V70 loses power usually after the startup in the am: car starts, then when I reverse and point in down the drive (in forward) all power is lost; Putting it back in park (or neutral) car starts and runs fine the rest of the day. This only happens in the morning and not any other time of day. Any thoughts?

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Re: Loss of power after starting

Post by abscate » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 am

That sounds a bit like lawn mower syndrome - a bit of excess fuel is causing low compression.

Does it smell like varnish in the exhaust when this happens?
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Re: Loss of power after starting

Post by doshenjen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 am

No smell is evident. also, doesn't happen everytime.

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Re: Loss of power after starting

Post by abscate » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:00 pm

Is it stalling when you go into park or just running with no power?

Stalling is usually a vacuum leak, a bad hose somewhere
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Re: Loss of power after starting

Post by doshenjen » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:47 pm

usually looses power (radio goes off, ignition turns off) when I put it into drive

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