1991 Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

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

1991 Volvo 240 Problems

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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1991 Volvo 240 Questions

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

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.

key in 'on' position, in tank pump won't run. start car both pumps run. should in tank pump run briefly in the 'on' position? is this an ecu problem.

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1991 Volvo 240 Reviews

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.

great car will last for ever

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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