Volvo 850 Made from 1993 to 1997, this Volvo line was available in both a wagon and a sedan, both with were graced with several trim levels.

Cold lock?

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Old 12-08-2017, 01:19 PM
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My 1995 850 will not start anymore in weather below 50 degrees. The mechanics cannot figure out why. They have taken care of it for years but are not Volvo mechanics. Any ideas? It fires right up but dies over and over until the battery is worn out.
 
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:50 PM
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check for fuel pressure issues - pump, fuel pump relay, fuel injector relay. Also check the idle air valve (it works like a choke to enrich the mixture at the start). Also does your temp gauge act up? could be the ECT sensor...
 
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:33 PM
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Thanks, I will pass this on to the mechanics.
 
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:41 PM
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Ended up taking it to a Volvo repair shop, but not a dealer. They discovered a sensor out. Will have them replace. I think I am ready to move on even though this car has been terrific for the pat 10 years. Besides CL where is a good place to post it for sale? The interior and body are in great shape and it is still my daily driver.
 
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