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Thank you! After starting my xc90 i have to hold the key

Customer Question

hello, thank you!
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: After starting my xc90 i have to hold the key forward for several seconds (or more) if not it dies immediately
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: 2007 xc90
JA: Are you fixing your XC90 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: new battery, new alternator both from my mechanic
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: there was a power steering leak that screwed up my alternator in the first place :)
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Even while I have my key rotated forward, the car will repeatedly idle down like it's about to die. Once it "kicks down" i hold it for another minute, then it runs totally fine.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet.
  • Yes, you have been charged already.
  • Yes, I am aware of the time you asked your question and time I am responding.
  • I will be online a couple more hours after this post.
  • This is not an answer to your question, just an inquiry if your still needing/wanting help. Because I believe I can help.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Help would we awesome, moose.
I keep late hours myself.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

If you apply some throttle while starting will it start and run sooner?

At idle in park at operating temp what is the idle speed?

Once it does start does it run rough?

So far this looks to be a throttle body concern.

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am following up with you to see if you got everything you needed from my answer. We're you pleased with my help?
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  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris