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volvo pump relay repair

Volvo Fuel Pump Relay Repair

Fuel pump relay failures are a common and frustrating occurrence with the Volvo 850. A failure effectively immobilizes the car and many owners, myself included, carry a spare relay in the car so as to not get stuck on the road miles away from any Volvo dealer. The relays are unique to Volvo and cannot be purchased from a standard auto parts store. Read about the repair with pictures…less than $3.00 in parts if you’re willing to take the time to do this repair!

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Fix your own Volvo fuel relay

If your engine isn’t getting the proper amount of fuel, especially as the temperature dips, it could be your fuel pump relay. The solder joints in the relay itself tends to shrink and crack rending the relay non-funcional. This thread tells you where to find the relay and how to resolder the joints and change the capacitors in the relay. You can avoid buing the expensive Volvo fuel pump relay if you follow the instructions here!