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#132 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [nomorevolvo93]
May 12, 2009 (4:57 pm)
I have owned my 1993 Volvo 240 Classic since January of 09. I have always wanted a Volvo. I am not a mechanic and I don't know much about cars. I have just been doing some research online to try and figure out why I have spent over $900 in the past 3 months on this car. I took it in and was told the oxygen sensor was bad which was why the check engine light was on. Had that fixed, light stayed off for about a week then came back on. Took it back in and now was told that some valve in the air filter needed replaced as it was sticking open. Got that fixed (and ended up having to buy a new radiator cap because my mechanic lost mine) check engine light was off for two days before coming back on again. Then the car started dying sometimes when I stopped. Not every time but often. Every time I stop though it starts making noises and jerking. I have found a new mechanic that I am taking it to this week. After reading these posts I think my Volvo is not the only one with these kinds of issues. I don't know anything about cars and there is no way I could rig some kind of switch if that's the issue. So what else can I do but dump $900 dollars more into it? Any ideas or suggestions? I really love Volvo's and I think they are great cars and have a great reputation. I'd really like to keep my car but I'm starting wonder if that's even possible. Have I been wrong all this time thinking Volvo's were great cars? Help!
#134 of 170 NEED REAR HATCH '86 240 DL WAGON
May 26, 2009 (10:21 am)
Looking for very good condition (rustfree, working lock, wiper motor,) rear hatch for 1986 240 DL Wagon. Near Ithaca, NY.
#135 of 170 VOLVO SALVAGE UPSTATE NY ?
May 26, 2009 (10:27 am)
Searching for Volvo salvage upste NY.
#136 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [smaking]
May 28, 2009 (8:39 pm)
Someone posted this similar type description of symptoms on ipdusa.com and on
brickboard.com and on vlvworld.com.
The solution pointed to the AMM (air mass meter) to be causing this problem.
Also, as an extra measure of assurance, make sure all the rubber and plastic hoses in the engine compartment are connected well. Air leaks in one of these hoses cause some of the weirdest and hardest to diagnose problems. Same goes for all electrical connectors too. Good luck!
#137 of 170 Ignition wires
Jun 24, 2009 (11:20 am)
I am going to replace my ignition wires and fuel pump relay. Is it better to get the Bougicord with metal tips or rubber tips, and secondly where the heck is the fuel pump relay. I have a 1984 240 Volvo
#138 of 170 Re: Location of Fuel Pump relay
Jul 03, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Was reading several posts earlier before I decided to see if my brother's fuel pump was the problem. Here is what I found. Fuel Pump relay is behind the carpet up high on the passenger side of the car on the firewall. It is usually white. I asked him to turn key while I listened and held the relay. No sound and could not feel the relay click when he turned the key off and on. There is a 20 amp fuse holder located under the hood on the drivers side above wheel well near the battery that sometimes corrodes. I pulled out the fuse, cleaned the tabs on the fuse connectors and reinserted. Wallah! He turned the key and the relay clicked and motor started. That fuse under the hood basically controls the whole shibang.
#139 of 170 transmission blues?
Jul 05, 2009 (9:45 am)
I am the proud owner of a 1980 245 DL. I have rather been through the vehicle. replacing alt, brakes, lines, timing belt, lots of other sundry items. 2 weeks after getting it back on the road, my transmission is now stuck in low gear. I have checked the kickdown cable externally and it seems to be functioning.. I intend to change the fluid and filter at the beginning of the week. I do wonder though if I am looking at a lost cause, or if there is any hope of rescuing the transmission. Other than that, and struts sometime in the future, the vehicle is clean and runs quite well. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
#140 of 170 Re: transmission blues? [scott132]
Jul 11, 2009 (11:54 am)
You should be able to pick up another Transmission from a Bone yard.
If it still has less than 1,000,000 + you have a way to go.
I have a 1992 Volvo 240gl that is giving me some electrical issue, will not spark, but determined to get it back on the road. Volvo are great cars never give them up for a lost causes.
Jul 11, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I have a 240 GL that is having a spark issue. I have replaced everything but the ECM which I hope it is not that. The Wife was accelerating from a stop light and it died no sputter nothing, it cranks well, Timing belt is intact, replace crank sensor, MAF, TPS, Fuel relays both Fuel pumps, Ignition control Module and coil. Fuses are all good.
I guess ECM is next, I hope not.