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Normal day of having to go cash a check turns into me asking out loud, " why is my CEL light on?" The car's rpm's and speed drop and starts to idle and dies. I go to start it again and it is running very lumpy and as if it was running on 2 cylinders. I had enough gas for the message board to say ~40miles left~ I pulled the coils and plugs today but the cylinders didn't have water in them and my plugs do need to be replaced but are in normal working shape. I has been raining here in RI alot lately. Any thing at all, help suggestions?
 

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Re: Check Engine Light, Car wont start (1989cbradio)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1989cbradio</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Normal day of having to go cash a check turns into me asking out loud, " why is my CEL light on?" The car's rpm's and speed drop and starts to idle and dies. I go to start it again and it is running very lumpy and as if it was running on 2 cylinders. I had enough gas for the message board to say ~40miles left~ I pulled the coils and plugs today but the cylinders didn't have water in them and my plugs do need to be replaced but are in normal working shape. I has been raining here in RI alot lately. Any thing at all, help suggestions?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd start by getting any codes "read" and go from there. You SHOULD have codes stored if you have the CEL.
 

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Re: Check Engine Light, Car wont start (1989cbradio)

Looks similar to the ECM failure symptoms. Is your car of P2 platform?<p>Volvo has extended warranty for ECM to 100K miles, 10 years. Call your local dealer for details.
 

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Yeah I will have to scan and see what codes come up and go from there. And yes my car is a P2 S80, so I should probally call my dealership. I don't beat on the car, I take very good care or it and don't really drive it hard or for long distances when I do. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (1989cbradio)

KInd of a long shot, but: Have you filled the tank yet?
 

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It is not about the beating. There were some issues with the ECM on P2 models, thus Volvo extended the warranty for it well beyond the standard 4y/50K miles one.<p>I did not have any issues with mine, but read enough experiences on Internet, to recognise the symptoms...<br>erratic idling, loss of power, car going into "limp to home" mode, etc.<p>Very typical to ECM problem.
 

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No I have yet to fill the tank. I pray it is as basic as going to the gas station to get some gas in a can and putting some in my tank and it will fire right up. And I really hope it is not an ECM problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Tomorrow morning I plan on calling this local dealership and seeing what they say. But like I said totally unexpected <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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um it was the fuel system <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1989cbradio</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">um it was the fuel system <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fuel system=empty tank I bet. The "miles to empty" reading on the display isn't to be trusted, mine is out of fuel at 35 to go. Didn't find out the "hard way", but found out nonetheless.
 

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Re: (fcpgroton) (WhoaTed)

Yeah I was pretty mad, but who cares now the car is back in the driveway but I can't drive it with a suspended license <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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