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.”
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.