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Old 08-08-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Carb cleaner in the air intake causes engine to spudder. Car wont start when turning over. Any ideas where to start looking?
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:17 PM   #2
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What do you mean sputter? Will it run on carb cleaner or not?

Start with actually confirming the three components for combustion.

Are you getting fuel and to where?
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:35 PM   #3
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i will test again with carb cleaner when i have someone to help me. I just unscrewed the output side of the fuel filter and gas is coming out.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:01 PM   #4
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i will test again with carb cleaner when i have someone to help me. I just unscrewed the output side of the fuel filter and gas is coming out.
Not a valid test unless you just want to smell gas. Use a fuel pressure gauge.

If it will run on spray cleaner it's not getting the gas it needs.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:31 PM   #5
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Pulled a fuel injector and cranked the key. No fuel spray. This is the mechanical injection motor. It must be between the injectors and the fuel distributor. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:25 PM   #6
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Get a test light. Test the coil for switching and power. There are wiring diagrams on volvowiringdiagrams.com
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