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Volvo 240, Wagon
#84 of 170 Re: "classic 240? [fdebrag]
Jun 18, 2007 (10:05 am)
The Volvo 240 Classic was a special edition of the 240. Only 1,600 were produced in April and May of 1993, half wagons and half sedans; fully equipped interior, body-matched painted grilles and side mirrors, special 14" alloy wheels, "Classic" badges on hatch/decklid, production-number plaque in dash, and special paint colors — ruby red or metallic dark teal green. There are also, however, some classics without all this equipment. Some 1992 model year classics were produced as early as 1991.
#85 of 170 Re: my baby needs help!!!!!!!!! [bryanjoy]
Jun 20, 2007 (9:59 am)
What city are you in? I have a 84 240dl wagon that I want to sell.
#86 of 170 Re: my baby needs help!!!!!!!!! [bervo119]
Jun 20, 2007 (2:21 pm)
i am in Bullhead City, AZ. you can reach me directly at lordandmasterofdragonsyahoo.com
or by phone at (714) 791-4262 cell phone
#87 of 170 Volvo 240 shifting problems
Jun 21, 2007 (2:51 am)
I have an '88 240 wagon which won't shift into fourth gear. Fuse #11 is fine. I replaced the overdrive relay hoping that was it but no luck. I can still toggle the "4th gear disconnect" light on the dash on and and off with the button on the stick. Transmission fluid is good and the kickdown cable looks ok, it has not been adjusted for a long time.
Where do I go from here?
#88 of 170 Re: stalling in traffic, at the stop sign [miata2]
Jun 29, 2007 (1:16 pm)
My son's '91 240 has identical problems, but the very experienced volvo mechanic we use is stumped. He refers to the way it runs as 'loping'. The voltage being supplied to the air mass meter is 1-2 tenths of a volt less than the min. voltage the AMM is meant to be getting, but he can't work out why.
Does anyone know the various causes of low voltage supply to the AMM?
He has switched many parts from a good 240, but none has fixed our problem (incl AMM, AMM's wiring harness, O2 sensor, computer, some idle switch position indicator?, and other bits and pieces).
#89 of 170 New to Volvos, looking at 240s
Jul 10, 2007 (7:36 am)
I am desperately needing a new car and I have a love for Volvo design. I've always liked them and there is a 1987 240 DL wagon for sale that I have my eye on. It has 156k miles and appears to be in very nice shape for its age.
I know everyone here is partial to them, but my family of course tells me that they are expensive to repair, and that a car that age may have hidden problems. Before buying the car, I will take it to the nearest Volvo service facility for an inspection, but I wanted to hear from some owners before purchasing as well.
Are there any major problems, recalls, etc., that I should be aware of? Maybe an issue with that model and year that I should find out if it has been resolved?
ANY feedback would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to becoming an owner soon, and would love some assistance! Thanks guys!
#90 of 170 1989 Volvo 240 DL Front, Rear Wiper Problem
Aug 05, 2007 (10:32 am)
windshield wipers turn on and stay on when car is started and do not respond to wiper controls.
initially, wipers would turn on automatically whenever the car went over a bump in the road. then a mechanic changed passenger-side hinge wires and the problem went away for a week. now the problem is back and actually worse because wipers are always on if the car is on.
mechanic's next step would be to check entire wiring system under floormats, etc.
any suggestions would help. thanks.
#91 of 170 ABS brake light "93" 240 wagon
Sep 07, 2007 (3:19 pm)
When I put the vehicle n gear intially, it feels like the brake is stuck and the car doesn't want to move, once I get going, the ABS brake light comes on around 60 MPH. My mechanic first found a bolt missing and replaced it. That didn't work. He then replaced the rotors, pads, brakes, and backing plates, that didn't fix it. He recently replaced the control arm, that didn't fix it. I am thousands of dollars in debt due to an ABS brake light. Does anyone know what the fix is for this problem???
#92 of 170 1991 Volvo 240 Wagon Starting Problems
Oct 12, 2007 (7:38 am)
1991 Volvo wagon w/196,000 mi. won't start. A mechanic friend traced it to electrical impulses (or lack of) to the fuel injector, by connecting a Bosch node to one of the electrical injectors contacts, with no signs of life. This was reinforced by spraying ether into the air intake, causing the engine to briefly run. There is sufficient gas reaching the injectors. Question:is there a relay between this car's computer unit and the fuel injectors. If so, where? My Bently 240 tech manual wiring diagram points to one, but we haven't been able to locate it. I want to eliminate a relay (if there is one), before writing off the computer unit. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!!!
#93 of 170 Hall Sensor for Volvo 240
Nov 11, 2007 (11:35 pm)