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1998 S70 10 valve M56 tuneup, stutter at mid rev

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1998 S70 10 valve M56 tuneup, stutter at mid rev

Post by Ocelot »

Hey guys,

It's not something I did tot my S70, but something I noticed driving today. The engine idles just fine, without anything noticeable. But when I accelerate from 1st to 2nd gear or from 2nd to 3rd, it hiccups a bit, you can feel the engine stall a bit. I know it's a lot to ask giving so little information, but I'm curious, maybe you guys can help me start to troubleshoot this hiccup.

It's a 2.5 engine with 10 valves, the B5252s from 1998. I have changed all filters, but have not looked at the spark plugs or wires.

Hope to hear from you guys!
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Ocelot wrote: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:10 am Hey guys,

It's not something I did tot my S70, but something I noticed driving today. The engine idles just fine, without anything noticeable. But when I accelerate from 1st to 2nd gear or from 2nd to 3rd, it hiccups a bit, you can feel the engine stall a bit. I know it's a lot to ask giving so little information, but I'm curious, maybe you guys can help me start to troubleshoot this hiccup.

It's a 2.5 engine with 10 valves, the B5252s from 1998. I have changed all filters, but have not looked at the spark plugs or wires.

Hope to hear from you guys!
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Ocelot V70 stutter and tuneup thread dec 2018

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It's a manual transmission. Funny thing is, this started today. Yesterday and the days before, there were no hiccups at all.

Sidenote: a cold engine doesn't hiccup, so my theory is it only hiccups with a warm engine.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

I was going to suggest the clutch switch, but that would likely affect the car at all times. Also, I don't think the clutch switch in these cars affects the engine, it's just there for cancelling cruise control.
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When I had hiccups as you described, new plugs, cap, rotor, wires, fuel filter, and finally a new fuel pump relay fixed it. Would start with testing the relay, especially if it's aftermarket.
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Thanks for the advice! I will look into buying new plugs, wires, a rotor and cap since I can't find in the maintenance history when they were last replaced. Should I buy OEM parts in this particular question or is aftermarket also okay? (except the fuel pump repay, I heard ya about that one)
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OEM parts for everything if you want to run the car long term. Spark plugs are important too, especially in turbo models. We have had a couple of stutter threads resolved by switching to Volvo plugs
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Re: 1998 S70 10 valve M56 tuneup, stutter at mid rev

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WhatAmIDoing wrote: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:22 pm When I had hiccups as you described, new plugs, cap, rotor, wires, fuel filter, and finally a new fuel pump relay fixed it. Would start with testing the relay, especially if it's aftermarket.
Is there an easy way to check the fuel pump relay before buying a new one?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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Ocelot wrote: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:13 amIs there an easy way to check the fuel pump relay before buying a new one?
You can use a piece of wire to bypass it altogether. The wire goes between the socket positions associated with pins 15 and 87 that are marked on the relay.

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