96 volvo coughs,idle high&low act like it wants to stop

Asked by Feb 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM about the 1996 Volvo 850 GLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my volvo coughs , when in park it idle high & low when driving she act like she wants to stop.

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I'd say to do a tune up (Spark plugs, cap, rotor, plug wires, air filter) if you haven't already. Possibly a Mass Air Flow meter (MAF) problem.

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Try cleaning the Throtle Body also...this fixes a lot of Idle problems

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bad throttle position scencer.or a problem with the ECM.

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Do you have a check engine light on? My first guess is the Mass Air Flow sensor. A bad throttle position sensor on a Volvo typically wont effect idle.

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