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Cold start problem

Old 01-30-2012, 07:21 AM
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Default Cold start problem

I live in NE PA. On cold mornings in my 05 V70, I will turn the key and all I hear is a humming sound, like a fuel pump. However, the the engine does not crank. When I turn the key the second time, the engine cranks with no problem and fires right up.

Some background:

CPO car, bought with 39k now has 114k. All records since new. Has always had every recommended maintenance item performed by dealer or myself. Regular oil changes with synthetic every 5/7 k

The battery, alternator and starter were replaced last year by the dealer

The ignition lock was replaced by the dealer

I have never replaced the fuel filter. I think the dealer said it was in the gas tank on my model.

I do not want to do it if not need if it may be something else. Thanks for any advice!!!


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Old 01-30-2012, 10:01 AM
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If the car does NOT crank, just sits as dead, you may have a problem with a PNP switch. Haven't heard of the newer models having issues with the PNP but your car has more miles than some.
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