1990 Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Volvo 240

1990 Volvo 240 Problems

"No start" Due to Failed Fuel Pump Relay

Very common issue. Seems to occur more often when the vehicle has been driven then parked for less than a half hour. Then you try to start the engine and it cranks over fine but doesn't start. The fuel pump relay fails to provide power to the fuel pump due to a crack in the relay circuit board.
If you look on the relay there's a date code. If the date is older than 1991, replace it no matter what. Volvo came out with a newer relay after 1990-91 and the later relays are better made.

Driveability Issues Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.

Engine Turns Over But Wont Start

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

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1990 Volvo 240 Questions

Cost to fix brakelights... (2 answers)

Not working at all

What part needs replacing? (2 answers)

Over a period of about a month the warning lights of my Volvo would come on., and there would be a bit of a lull. Then suddenly the car slowly came to a stop and the car would not start. The battery was dead, but after a couple days there was juice left in the battery, but not enough to turn th...

Hi, I my Volvo cranks but doesn't start any ideas on what it can be ? (1 answer)

I bought a new alternator, fuel pump with filter along with a new starter .. But still no start from my engin just a crank

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1990 Volvo 240 Reviews

My1990 Volvo 240 I have owned this car for seven years. It has now reached 140,000 and and has many more miles in her. All it has had is routine maintenance, Brakes oil changes a new radiator, and still starts first time every time. A brilliant car will go on and on.
i used to think volvos were shoe boxes with wheels well i still think that about the 240's but i love this car i drove it to canada a few years back with not a problem it wasent the fastest car on the road but it did maake it there and back with ease .the new volvos do look alot better but i cant aford that so for now im good with what i got
one of the best cars i have ever owned. i hope to keep it going for years to come. if you like reliability you would love this car. this car can take some abuse. the only downfall i have to note for this car is that the a/c isn't quite up to par for texas heat.

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