1993 Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Volvo 240

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1993 Volvo 240 Problems

Transmission Overdrive Inoperative, Upshift Arrow On All the Time

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.

Driveability Issues Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

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

"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.

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1993 Volvo 240 Questions

what is the function of the brake lite fail sensor (1 answer)

the brake lite dont work

How do I get my car running? (1 answer)

Vehicle has been sitting for a little over a year after I ran out of money for repairs. Now I have the money but I cannot get the car to start. Charged the battery numerous times but that does not help. There is no cranking or any starting noises at all. Thought it might be something with the fue...

car wont stay running (1 answer)

ran out of gas. I can use starting fluid to get it started but won't stay running. I replaced cap,roter,plugs.Thanks for your help

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