A very robust and reliable car
My VOLVO 360 GLE (1986) is hard to start in summer.
The problem is the following:
(1) It does not start easily in the morning with a cold engine after the car is parked overnight, and.
(2) It does not start easily also after the car is driven and the engine is hot, or when the car is parked in the sun for a long period of time.
When ignition fails, it gives out a gasoline smell.
To start it, one has to unplug and re-plug the ignition wires or keep on kicking until the car starts.
The electronic ignition system, the battery (new), the starter and the electric system are all OK.
I had it fixed three times on this same problem and the latest fix was on 12 June 2001. Yet it didn't go away.
This problem occurs only in summer.
The car works perfectly well in winter.
What is causing this problem and what are the fixes?
Can anyone tell me what to fix?
Please write to my email address at (L_guindo@yahoo.fr)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th June, 2001