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Volvo V40 - Volvo V40 (2004) starting problem - Chris on the road

'04 V40; has sat in driveway for a few years now. Started regularly but eventually the battery began to run down so I would jump start it every 10 days or so and leave running for half an hour; not ideal, I know (but life got in the way) - and I couldn't bear to part with it for sentimental reasons!

Started firing on 3 cylinders approx 3 months ago.

Now it won't start at all. Starter motor turns over but not firing.

There is plenty of petrol in the tank.

I've fitted a new battery and sparks. No sign of moisture ingress anywhere.

Any ideas? Are ignition coils the likely culprit?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Volvo V40 - Volvo V40 (2004) starting problem - bathtub tom

I'd suggest first removing the plugs and see if you've got sparks. If you have, then it could be down to old/dirty petrol. Perhaps buy a cheap OBD code reader and see what that says?

Volvo V40 - Volvo V40 (2004) starting problem - elekie&a/c doctor
I would think it more likely the fuel pump has seized up . Can you hear any humming activity at the rear when you first turn the ignition on?
Volvo V40 - Volvo V40 (2004) starting problem - Chris on the road

I'd suggest first removing the plugs and see if you've got sparks. If you have, then it could be down to old/dirty petrol. Perhaps buy a cheap OBD code reader and see what that says?

Forgot to mention, I ran an OBD2 diagnostics check - all fine except airbag sensor switch (which I'll deal with before I get back on the road - if it ever starts)

 

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