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Volvo 240, Wagon
#63 of 170 1993 240 wagon owner
Jan 13, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I driven Volvo for 30 yr. I have a 93 240 and a 2000 V70 XC. My wife saw the new Honda CRV and wanted one, but I didn't have the heart to get rid of the old 240 so, I'm going to keep it. It's nothing to insure and it so handy. You can do anything with it. I only have 165000 mi on it.
It was and is the perfect car.
#64 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [yankeefan2]
Jan 15, 2007 (11:57 am)
Hi, it sounds like you're very familiar with the 240. I have a '93 240 sedan that is absolutely killing me. It was such a great, reliable, low maintenance car until 2 years ago. I am wondering if you ever had problems with "check engine", specifically something related to fuel injection, 'mass air flow', running too lean/rich alternately, running rough on startup and idle, and failing emissions/smog.
I am in California, so of course the emissions are the strictest. however, the check engine light has been off and on for 1.5 years and has been 'fixed' by many different mechanics and cost me over $2000. I am at my wits' end and now hate the car, but I'm not sure whether to scrap it or fix it. What do you recommend? I was planning on taking it again to the local Volvo dealer (who after 3 days said it was just in need of a new O2 sensor, which did not resolved check engine or failing smog actually). Oh, and it also has a brand new catalytic converter, fix in exhaust leak supposedly, and many other things.
#65 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [nomorevolvo93]
Jan 16, 2007 (4:27 pm)
The check engine light only come on when a electric sensor is not working. It could be your Mass air sensor or your O2 sensor. I live in RI but, I can't believe the local Volvo dealer couldn't fix it. He should have to equipment to test for problem. Hope this helps. Those sensor are only good for about 100,000 miles but, as always they could last longer.
#66 of 170 92 volvo 240 sedan
Jan 17, 2007 (5:05 pm)
I am a recent purchaser of a 92 volvo 240 with 75000 orig miles. It is in great condition. I have a bulb check light that wont go out. All my bulbs are working were I need to check. How do I turn this light of from the instrument panel?
#67 of 170 Re: 92 volvo 240 sedan [bluevolvo]
Jan 18, 2007 (4:11 pm)
If you take the Panel off on your spare tire side you can get at the back lights. On the bottom of the driver side light there is a ground wire that has a removable tang. That tang becomes corroded and give a false signal to your bulb out system. Clean this and reinstall and with luck your light should go out. It happens on mine every year or so depending on where you live. I live by the ocean and the salt water air does this to mine. Get back to me if that's it.
#68 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [yankeefan2]
Jan 19, 2007 (12:48 pm)
I replaced the O2 sensor a while ago, and the check engine light came on again regardless-so Volvo dealership was wrong, and I again failed smog test. Now another shop is seeing diagnostic codes of "mass air flow sensor" and "fuel trim" too lean or rich. It's somethign to do with fuel injection???
Also about taillights. I put several different new bulbs in my brake light, and it still won't work. I've been told it's because the flat sheet thing that the bulb metal tongs screw onto contact with is bad and needs replacing. Unfortunately, the car at this point has cost over $2500 in 20 months, and it only has 136,000 miles. So much for Volvo reputation of lasting 300K +. The car is nothing but problems!
#69 of 170 Re: 1993 240 wagon owner [nomorevolvo93]
Jan 20, 2007 (9:58 am)
I think it's time for you to purchase a new car.
#70 of 170 Re: anyone want to trade their 240 wagon for a 740 wagon? [juju240wag]
Jan 25, 2007 (7:54 am)
still looking for a 240 wagon? I have a 85 240 turbo 4sp/od elec windows, cruise,factory alloy wheels extra nice body and running gear with 152,000 miles. If you or anyone are interested let me know. Thanks, Alan
#71 of 170 240 fuel pump problem
Feb 22, 2007 (10:00 pm)
My 240 quit. Inline fuel pump was bad. Replaced it with a used one and also got a new relay. No electricity at the terminals. Does this mean the in-tank fuel pump is bad or something else? If so, What?
#72 of 170 Re: new to the forum-1989 240 dl wagon owner [loveyoumore]
Mar 18, 2007 (6:47 am)
Do you want to sell your 89 wagon?