After driving twenty minutes engine shut off

Tiny
TTRENKLE77
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  • 2003 VOLVO V70
  • 2.4L
  • 5 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
While driving the car about twenty minutes it stopped running as if it had run out of gas. Repeatedly tried to restart but only fired for about three seconds each time.
Had towed home. Replaced the fuel filter which looked rather old. Correct orientation verified. During replacement very little fuel drained from either inlet/outlet hose. The filter was completely full, took a while to drain. Inlet side drained some black sooty fuel. After fuel filter replacement, car would turn over but not fire. Recharged battery and tried again hours later. Same result. Located the fuel pump relay (based on internet information). Found another relay identical for the window washer pump and swapped. Tried to start again but same result.
Removed the fuel filter, verified orientation again. Good. No fuel came out either hose. There was no fuel in the filter. Tried to siphon fuel from both directions, got none. Turned key to on. No fuel flowed. Could not siphon fuel from either direction. Tried a tire pump with a hose attached fitted into the fuel line. Lot of back pressure and could not pump. Same both directions. Tried to blow into the fuel line back into the tank and heard a slight gurgle in the tank but not much. Does this sound like the fuel pump?
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 8:24 PM

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Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

This does sound like a fuel pump issue. Could you do a favor though and go to the link down below and follow the guide?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Then if that checks out okay I have fuel system troubleshooting for your vehicle listed below in the diagrams. Let us know what you find out.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
JORGE S
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What does your fuel level guage read? You may have just run out of fuel? If you are out of fuel then one of your sending units could be giving you a faulty reading? If you do have fuel then either the fuel pump or fuel pump control module is defective if your vehicle is equipped with it.

When I was at Volvo the module was located outside the vehicle so water and snow would damage it. The repair procedure would have you. Cut the harness and relocate the module inside the vehicle. See images.

Let us know if you have that control module near the filter if you do, remove the connector and see if it is corroded. If it is then that is the issue.
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Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 AT 11:32 PM
Tiny
JORGE S
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I forgot to note, the control module will be behind the wheel well of you do not see it.
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Monday, March 4th, 2019 AT 1:28 PM

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