Question by  mhaei (77)

How do I troubleshoot a car engine skip problem?

I have a Volvo 740.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

The first thing to do is check your plugs and wires making sure the gap is set correctly. Then check the distributor or the coil.


Answer by  curlz8908 (119)

The best way to trouble shoot any kind of car is to read the manual. Not available? You can always find it online or take it to a repair shop.


Answer by  Ultimate (399)

With the Volvo 740 engine skipping is a common problem if this is happening it is a manufacturing fault and should be free to fix.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Most engine "misses" are due to a misfiring cylinder. I would check the plugs out. Chances are one is having problems. If they look worn then replace them. If one cylinder is misfiring the plug will look different. Otherwise it could be a coil or other ignition component causing problems.


Answer by  cajuncuz (177)

The easiest way to troubleshoot a car engine skip problems in a volvo 740 is take the car to autozone or advance. The will pull the codes for free.


Answer by  Carchick (17)

You can start with trying a higher quality gas. Some cars specify premium gas and if you aren't using it due to the cost it could be causing problems.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are having a skip problem with your Volvo then you will need to have your engine checked. If this will not fix the problem then you need to have it replaced.

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