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Volvo 240, Wagon
#160 of 170 Re: 245 starting problem [mrwrick]
Jan 09, 2011 (12:07 pm)
at the rate i'm going, 138,000 miles seems like an eternity..the truth is, i live in nyc ( manhattan) where the subway is a favourite mode of transportation..about 13 yrs ago, i bought a 1993 volvo 240 sedan that had 25, 500 miles on it..guess what? it's now january , 2011 and i have only 46,000 miles on it...i hardly ever use my car BUT i hate to give it up..it's a work of art..i love the boxy lines and aesthetics... during the years, pieces of molding were stolen from it and someone tried to pry off the grill ( inside the public garage).. other than fixing same & replacing the alternator, buying a new battery and changing the tires, i have had NO problems.. can't give any mechanical advice to anyone here as i'm not good at that..but i'll never sell this car..as it's a welcome addition to my single family.. just wanted to share this story.... good luck everyone.
#161 of 170 Re: 245 starting problem [mrwrick]
Sep 15, 2011 (1:31 pm)
Did you ever figure out the problem? I have a 90 240 wagon with 208K miles and have the same problem-fuel pump relay has been replaced with no luck.
#162 of 170 Is my car worth anything
Oct 11, 2011 (6:46 am)
I have a 1984 Vovlo 240 DL wagon that's been in a garage for several years. It was meticulously maintained until the original owner passed away about 9 years ago. Since the car was only used a few times and has sat in the garage for 4 or 5 years without any use. The tires are partially deflated and I have yet to attempt to turn it on because I do not want to cause any damage to the motor. The car has 113,000 MILES AND interior and exterior are really in excellent condition. I'm sure anyone who wants to use it will have to replace the tires and do the brakes + other things that come along with a car sitting without use for so long. It is hard to find a appraised value for this car online. Can anyone suggest what it might be worth, or give me their opinion whether or not it would be worth putting the money into getting it back on the road? Thanks - Dave
#163 of 170 Re: Is my car worth anything [davez7]
Oct 11, 2011 (7:25 am)
Hi Dave -
If it was meticulously maintained, garaged most of it's life, has those low miles and the interior and exterior are truly in excellent condition, I would definitely try to resurrect the vehicle. I suggest changing the oil for sure before attempting to start it. If you are able you may want to drain the gas tank and replace the fuel filter(s) so you have a nice clean fuel supply and lines.
Is it a stick or automatic?
Are the tires cracked from sitting partially deflated? If it was inside and did not have the sun and other weather attacking it, they may be fine. Brakes will be fine after sitting - perhaps a little sticky at first and certainly rotor rust, but that'll fix itself quick enough.
Sounds to me like a couple hours of love, and worst case $500-$600 of new tires and brakes, and you probably have a fine auto again. Depending on where you live and truly what condition it's in, you should be able to get anywhere from $2,000 - $4,000 out of it.
#164 of 170 Re: Brake Light Problems with Sedan [leigh1975]
Oct 16, 2011 (7:04 pm)
Theres a switch underneath the steering colum that controls the parking brake switch if both are out than it's that switch
#165 of 170 Re: 1990 Volvo 240 DL Wagon, starts hard, idles high [freddirkse]
Oct 23, 2011 (1:09 pm)
I had the same issue, it turned out to be the temp sensor for the coolant . I replaced it and never looked back, good luck.
#166 of 170 want to buy a 240 volvo wagon
Nov 02, 2011 (7:57 am)
I'm looking to buy a 240 volvo wagon. I'm willing to pay top dollar for a car in good condition. Any recommendations on what to look out for? Any particular years of this model that are better or worse? What should I expect to pay in Portland, Or? If I plan to keep the car for 10 years or more what kind of mileage is recommended? Thanks!
#167 of 170 Volvo 240 Speedometer not accurate
Jun 24, 2012 (5:13 am)
I have a 1993 Volvo 240 and the speedometer is not reading accurately. I need to replace the gear. Can anyone tell me how much one tooth changes the odometer reading. My current speedometer is reading 5 mph slower than I am actually going.
Your help is much appreciated!
#169 of 170 1990 240 Wagon Runs too rich
Nov 09, 2012 (11:35 pm)
Hi, I've had a new Air Mass Meter, O2 Sensor, Temp Coolant Sensor, Crank Positioner Relay, Tune up(plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, flame trap, dist cap and rotor) put on, pulled the vacuum hose off the Line Pressure Regulator while the car was running and there is no moisture in the tube and no real change in the running of the engine when that is done. had a meter put on the O2 wires while running and it intermittently runs closed loop and then later will either hunt for gas or run rich. HELP!! I am going crazy trying to get to the bottom of this. Thanks so much for reading and responding. I am out of mechanics who are willing to spend time to look at my "puzzle" of a car problem. I now have the Bentley Book and am wondering if I should I start to take a peek at the wires in the harness? Anyone got any grand ideas?