1990 Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

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


The transmission overdrive relay often fails, preventing the transmission from shifting into overdrive. In some cases the Overdrive light may stay all the time or not come on at all. The relay is located behind the center console, just left of the glove box. Before replacing the relay it is crucial that the wire leading to the overdrive solenoid is inspected to ensure it isn't shorting out on the transmission case. Failure to check this may lead to a failure of a newly installed relay.

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

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

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car has been sitting for 2 years with a bad timing belt.i replaced it,car cranks up no problem then cuts off,its fuel injected and if i try to accelerate it shuts down

does valves bend when timming belt breaks

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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.

Love my car, just hate the ac in this volvo does anyone else have problems with the ac in their volvos

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