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Volvo V70 1999 5cyl 2,4L Turbo crank no start

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09 Mar 2019 23:27 #27702 by spit64
Volvo V70 1999 5cyl 2,4L Turbo crank no start car is 3 hours away but asked the owner the car cranks ok sounds normal try to start have spark and smell fuel my question is can the car have a bad cam or crank sensor and still have spark. I should think fuel first but the owner told it did smell fuel,

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11 Mar 2019 02:00 #27732 by kostelectronics
Replied by kostelectronics on topic Volvo V70 1999 5cyl 2,4L Turbo crank no start
A bit less of informations.
If the car has spark, don't care about cam/crank sensors so far.

I really can't help you with precise informations because you don't have precise informations too. I know These cars very well, so i can only give you some "maybe" answers:

- check for fuel pressure at the rail
- These cars have often Problems with the throttle-body. The idle is also regulated through the throttle-body. Maybe it's not opening. Check for Sound from there after turning the ignition on.
- Maybe a stuck open injector that floods the cylinder and let the fuel pressure decae.

--->You can't do much without informations. You have no other Chance than go there and hook up your scantool and do your diagnostic-job first. Maybe there's a Volvo dealer or a scrapyard near, where cou can get the neccessary parts.

BR Matthias

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11 Mar 2019 11:20 #27741 by spit64
Thanks for the answer the owner did take it to a shop to make the repair I thought if it was a small chance that the cam and crank could be wrong it might not get so expensive otherwise a no start should normally not be a problem but who knows my self is very restricted to leave the car away to a shop if I don't know who it is, it might be a parts changer and get expensive.

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11 Mar 2019 11:55 #27743 by spit64
The shop had made the call on the car no compression the owner is a woman so I don't know if it was more than one cylinder, she is a single mother and it was the worst that could happen. it is a little hard to believe........ did they make the right call but with a compression tester it is hard to not give the right call.

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11 Mar 2019 12:20 - 11 Mar 2019 12:23 #27744 by kostelectronics
Replied by kostelectronics on topic Volvo V70 1999 5cyl 2,4L Turbo crank no start

spit64 wrote: the owner is a woman so I don't know if it was more than one cylinder, she is a single mother and it was the worst that could happen.

Oh, sorry to hear that! For sure i can understand this situation! :(


Can she make a Video how the cranking-sound is? Also how the failure was coming...much details as possible!
No compression on all cylinders is very uncommon, unless the timing-belt is broken or the exhaust is plugged up -->check for vacuum on the intake.

A low compression can also result of washed out cylinders from fuel, but only one cylinder is affected then. But the fuel-pressure can go down in a extreme case that the car won't start, but this is nearly impossible.

What's your next plan? You need to do the basic-checks at the vehicle --->Spark, fuel, timing, air...
Sorry, but i'm not able to help you otherwise. If you have FB, you can write me there and we can do the diagnose live.

BR Matthias
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11 Mar 2019 14:29 #27745 by Andy.MacFadyen
Replied by Andy.MacFadyen on topic Volvo V70 1999 5cyl 2,4L Turbo crank no start
I would have tried some propane or carb cleaner sprayed into the inlet as one the first steps.

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11 Mar 2019 23:48 #27756 by spit64
I think it is a slight possibility for cylinder wash,,,,,,,, they have been cranking the engine before they took it to a shop and the shop has also I guess cranked the engine over and it has been parked since Christmas.. I hope she will keep it for a while so I can do my own compression test but she might panic and sell it cheap.
thanks for the help I will be back if I get an opportunity to test it for my self.

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