1991 Volvo 240 Car stalls out

Tiny
BARMET
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  • 1991 VOLVO 240
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Our 240 ran perfect and has always been very well maintained. The last 5 months, my daughter was away and car has been driven very rarely. The car stalls out after starting it, and als owhen coming to a complete start. It runs great while underway, but will stall when you stop at a light. It does thsi even when the fan is shut off, and will come up with a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 10:18 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi barmet,

Thank you for the donation.

When the CEL shows, an error has been detected by the engne management system and you need to retrieve the Diagnostic Trouble code to understand what is wrong.

In the hood compartment there is a diagnostic unit which you can use to retrieve the code.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DiagnosticUnit_A_94Volvo850_1.jpg



Retrieving Codes
1. Locate the diagnostic unit and remove its cover. Connect selector cable to socket No. 2. Turn ignition to ON position. Enter control function No. 1 (retrieve codes) by pressing push button one time for at least one second and no more than 3 seconds.

2. Watch red LED and count number of flashes in 3-flash series. Flash series are separated by 3- second intervals. Note all codes. Only 3 separate codes can be stored at once. If no codes are stored, LED will flash 1-1-1, indicating fuel system is operating properly.

3. If a fault code is received, write it down. Depress push button again and check for additional codes. Depress push button a third time if necessary. If first code repeats, no other codes are present.

4. Diagnostic system memory is full when 3 codes are present. Those 3 codes must be repaired before further codes can be retrieved.

For fuel system testing, repeat the above but plug the terminal # 6 instead.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hi
Lets see if car will tell us what is fault. Open hood locate self diagnostic tester behind left strut. See the button, wire, several connectors and an LED light.
Place wire in terminal # 2 what will happen is LED will flash out faults. Goes like this blink blink 3 sec pause blink 3 sec pause blink blink blink that is code 213.
Once your connected to #2 turn key to on Not start. Then push button once for a sec or two. Count and record flashes.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 1:34 PM

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