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V70 GLT 2000 Starting Issue – Cold or Hot

If you have a V70 GLT 2000 Starting Issue, it is likely a faulty ignition switch
1999 Volvo S70 GLT, 5 cylinders, 2.4 liters, 190 bhp, 142 kW.
Credit: Mic from Reading – Berkshire, United Kingdom / CC BY (

Do you have a Volvo V70 GLT 2000 starting issue when it’s hot or cold?

This is a classic problem caused by a faulty ignition switch.

“This uncovered something I hadn’t noticed before…that the fuel pump does not come on right away when the key is in the ‘ON’ position. Sometimes I have to wait 5-10 seconds, then I can hear it turn on and click off. The water temp gauge and ETS light both follow the fuel pump – they don’t respond until the fuel pump does. When the pump cycles off, the ETS light turns off as well.

What I must have been doing was cranking the engine before the fuel pump switched on. If I wait with the key in the ON position until the pump cycles, the car starts.”

V70 GLT 2000 Starting issue – Cold or Hot

The V70’s designer, Peter Horbury, once worked for Chrysler. He said he tried to design a wagon with “the front of a sports car and the rear of a van.”

The V70 shared its platform with Volvo’s big flagship S80 four-door luxury car. Power was provided by a pair of turbocharged five-cylinder engines and later unblown engines. A 2.4-liter light-pressure turbo (designated the 2.4T) churned out 197 hp at 6000 rpm and 210 pound-feet of torque at 1800 rpm, and a high-pressure turbo motor of 2.3 liters (dubbed the T5) turned out 242 hp at 5200 rpm and 243 lb-ft at 2400 rpm.

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richard baidoo says:

my 440 GL volvo model car does not run smoothly i want the solution.

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