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I have the same problem. It appears to be the temperature sensor and thermostat where the temperature sensor sends erroneous readings to the computer and runs the engine rich making it rev. It won't restart because the rich running floods the engine when you turn it off. If you wait a few hours it will usually start. The fix for me was to replace the coolant temperature sensor and the thermostat which is fairly easy and inexpensive. I don't actually believe the thermostat causes the problem though, but I replaced it because you have to remove the thermostat housing to get to the coolant temp sensor anyway. I believe it is the sensor that actually causes the problem.Report it
ye i had that prob with my 2000 volvo s40 1.9 turbo one night i was at a red light and the car just started driving so i put in in nutreal and the rpm just flew up like 5000 rpm so i shut the car off well my dad is a mecanic so i got it towd to his shop and he said there was a pipe for the readater that expoled and he change one of the sensers now its back to normalReport it
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