I have asked several mechanics about the turbo, and they have told me that on a 1991 volvo, the turbo should not kick in while in idle or parked. I believe you may be correct that the starter is why I am having trouble starting the vehicle, and I will be replacing that soon to find out for certain. I am wondering if the engine timing being incorrect could result in the power loss problem I am having. Whenever I shift into gear (putting a load on the engine) the engine falters and dies. The check engine light doesn't come on, so that leads me to believe that all the sensors are fine. There is new information about the car that I recently acquired: The entire fuel system is brand-new. New fuel pumps, filter, fuel lines, and the tank has been cleaned. Apparently someone had put bad gas(?) Into the car, and it damaged the fuel system. I think that the starter going out may have been the problem all along, and the people working on the car generated new problems not realizing that the starter was why the car wouldn't start. If anyone else is reading this post, please throw in your two-cents worth, all opinions help me narrow down the problem.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 AT 11:40 AM