1989 Volvo 245 Car shaking and engine cuts off after accele

  • 1989 VOLVO 245
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 285,000 MILES
Today when I turned on my car it took a little longer to start up than usual. When it did start the car began to shake and a few seconds later it stopped. I then drove 1/4 mile and when I accelerated the car began to shake and then the engine cut off. I then attempted to turn the car back on and it took about 5 tries until it started again and I pushed on the gas pedal and when I did that it I heard a weird noise from what I believe was the exhaust. The engine cut off again. Then I got the car to turn back on and I proceeded to go back home. I noticed as long as I didn't accelerate the engine wouldn't cut off, but if I even attempted any acceleration then it would turn off again. I made it back home and now curious to what it was. Thank you!
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 4:41 PM

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Hi kelly_newland,

Thank you for the donation.

From the symptom description, seems the engine is misfiring during acceleration and possible causes are :

" Ensure ignition timing is correct.
" Ensure timing belt has not jumped.
" Check distributor.
" Check for gasoline in oil.
" Ensure fuel injectors are not leaking.
" Ensure spark plugs fire.
" Check ignition and coil circuit.
" Check engine speed sensor.
" Check throttle switch and connector.
" Check exhaust system.
" Ensure spark plugs fire.
" Check distributor.
" Ensure fuel pressure is correct.
" Check ignition timing.
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 10:22 AM

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