1997 Volvo 850 stalls

Tiny
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  • 1997 VOLVO 850
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
My volvo 850 starts but doesn't seem to be getting any gas and then stalls. Any suggestions?

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 7:43 PM

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Tiny
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Does it idle O.K? Start up after stall? Can you feather gas pedal and get it going?
Check fuel pressure and look for a vacuum leak like hose
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 9:59 AM
Tiny
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It doesn't even start. I try to feather the pedal and it sounds like it will kick over but never does. A couple of times it almost started but then died. It seems maybe that it is not getting enough fuel.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Try spraying some carb cleaner into intake if it starts for few sec. Then fuel pump faulty.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 11:18 AM
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I just got off the phone with the my mechanic and he said it started right up this morning--(I had it towed there last night because it wouldn't start.) He said he'll keep looking but so far can't find anything. Very honest mechanic by the way who said "No Charge"! Thanks again for your fast reply!
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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You do have an Honest Tech keep him. May have been a fluke with a relay or sensor. Hope he finds out for you.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 12:11 PM
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Well, an update to my problem. The tech took it on a ride a second time and it finally died on him. Closer inspection did find a faulty fuel pump. The pump was $360 (bosch pump I think he said) and he charged me $150 to install it. Was that a good price? The car is running fine now. Thankis again for replying.
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 2:31 PM
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Seems fair pump price set by Volvo and labor is fair for check out and the pump replacement. Don't know labor rate in your area but $90 hr is average.
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 3:35 PM

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