1991 Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Volvo 240

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1991 Volvo 240 Problems

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.

"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.

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1991 Volvo 240 Questions

Where is the location of Fuel pump Relay on a sedan 2.3L 4cylinder (2 answers)

It want turn over,look under the dash couldn't find it

What is the cost to fix non-working horn. (1 answer)

Is the horn connected to the air bag? The horn doesn't work at all.

I would like to know where the camshaft position sensor is located. (1 answer)

this car was running fine and then cut off. started only once since ran for a minute fine tried to drive the vehicle, started moving but once I pushed the accelerator it cut out again. gas is getting to the engine and it turns over just wont start except for a few spits every once and a while.

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1991 Volvo 240 Reviews

great car will last for ever
I purchased this car for $1 and it has been running for 4 years. New brakes, fuel pump, radiator, water pump, alternator, battery, and frequent oil changes... all done by myself. This car is so solid. They sure don't make'em like this anymore.
228.000 Kilometer later it is as drumtight as it was 19 years ago. The doorhandles are nailbrakers, but the structural integrity of the car is rather unique. It is very strong,cheap on gas sounds new just as bad as old, so don`t worry and it is cheap to fix

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