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 le...
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Volvo 240
1991 Volvo 240
1991 Volvo 240 Problems
Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
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A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.
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 1990-9...
A clunking feel from the rear of the car when accelerating from a stop can be caused by worn rear trailing arm bushings and/or torque rod bushings
1991 Volvo 240 Questions and Answers
whats wrong when you press on the brakes and the steering wheel shakes?
at around 62 mph the engine makes a high pitched sound.
I am having a lot of electrical problems in the past 6 months. Taillights won't work when lights are on. Blower motor stopped working. I cannot figure out why???
When I drive over 60 mph and turn slightly to the left or right, my wheels/steering vibrate like crazy. It seems more than a wheel balance issue.
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
I have the 240 Wagon and this is my daily driver, it has 230k miles and it doesn't appear to want to stop anytime soon. The regular upkeep is not too bad, it seems like some stuff wears out often, like the suspension and brakes. My daughter will be driving in a few years and I hope to keep it so she can have it for her first car.