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It is hard to start, 2004 XC90. I live in Costa Rica. The

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it is hard to start, 2004 XC90. I live in Costa Rica. The starter spins but no start till second try, more then 15-20 seconds. After that the call runs great
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

It sounds to me like maybe your fuel pump is allowing the fuel to flow back to the tank, and it takes some time to push it back up and build pressure in the fuel rail. Does it only do this when you let it sit overnight, more than an hour, or after every start? If you keep cranking without letting off does it start? Does it run rough at all when it first starts?