I HAVE A VOLVO 850 BELIEVE ITS A 1996 CAR ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Volvo 850
  • 180 miles

I have a Volvo 850, believe it's a 1996, car usually ran rough, but recently I went to start it and it will run for about 4-6 seconds and die out, and the dip stick and oil cap have some considerable suction after every time the car dies out. Could this be the PCV needing cleaning? Or does the Idle Control Valve need replacing?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 6:54 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,994 posts

Are you able to restart easily?
Does feathering the throttle keep the engine running?
Start by checking the PCV and a scan to check for trouble codes.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 7:12 PM

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