Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Volvo S70 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 72000 miles
Car will not always start, but eventually does. Typically only happens about every 2-3 months and then the problem lasts for a few days. After that, the car starts and runs fine.
When I go to start the car, the first 2 or 3 cranks, the car turns over, the engine revs to about 2,500 RPM and then dies. Sometimes, if I wait a minute or two between tries, the car will start. Other times, it doesn't turn over at all and just cranks. This can happen a number of times. Then, anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes later, the car starts just fine. Once the car starts, it runs without any issues.
I should also mention this is not a consistent problem. The car can start just fine on the first try for a couple starts and then the next time I have this problem. It doesn't matter if it's been sitting for a while or recently run. Time of day and temperature don't seem to be a factor.
I'm not a mechanic, but I've brought to a couple different mechanics who can't figure it out. No codes are generated from the problem.
Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 11:23 PM