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Old 05-14-2018, 11:17 AM
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Default Won't Start after being on gentle slope

I have an 04 XC70 that has an odd issue. After parking on a quite gentle slope, nose downhill, it won't fire. It cranks just fine, however. It also has about 3/4 of a tank of gas, and had only been sitting there for about an hour or so. It also did the same thing after I had had it jacked up on the front passenger side (checking on a grinding noise, I need a new right side CV axle) on my otherwise flat garage floor. Again, nearly a full tank. Each time if I let it settle back to level for an hour or so (off the jack in the latter case, let it roll to a flat spot in my driveway in the former) it will start again without issue.

Any ideas on root causes? I'd hate to have this happen when I am out and about and need it to start right away.
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After browsing around some more other people seem to be pointing to the fuel pump being shot. Any other thoughts before I pick one up?
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