Engine Performance problem
1998 Volvo 240 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles
Hi, I have a '98 Volvo s40T. It refused to start at first, but the radiator fan came on and the temperature gauge was up to maximum even though the car hadnt been used in a while. I took out the fuse for the fan so as not to run out the battery. After a while I put it back in and tried the car and it started with a bit of trouble. The gauge had gone back to normal. When I started to drive it, the car accelerated all the way past 60km/h without me touching the gas pedal. I had to break really hard to keep it from going too fast and it wouldn't stop properly so I put it in neutral at the lights and the revs jumped up to about 4000 then died and the car drove okay after this. It keeps doing it though. We've replaced the air intake manifold and checked the senses and all the relays, and the hoses for leaks but can't find anything.
Any help would be great
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 12:30 AM