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Crank but no start 1996 850 Turbo

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

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Crank but no start 1996 850 Turbo

Post by jakethesnake » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:52 pm

Hey forum,

I've run into a starting problem.
At first it was intermittent, meaning it would take more cranks than usual to start, but it would still start and once it was running it would stay running. As time progressed though it got worse until finally it wouldn't start at all.
You can hear the fuel being primed.
Plugs are sparking.
I'm thinking crank sensor maybe?
I ruled out fuel pump relay even though it is a common failure on these, but could it be?

thanks in advance

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Re: Crank but no start 1996 850 Turbo

Post by jfgarnham » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:51 pm

Check out your Cam Position Sensor. Replaced my distributor and busted the connector without realizing it and car would turnover, but failed to start. Saw it and have temporarily connected it together with some electrical tape until I can get new one installed.

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