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It will struggle, chug a lot, and then shut down leaving no time to get to the side of the road. It will start up again right away. It's very random...

Bought the 240 wagon used, and the A/C needs charging. How do I tell what goes into it? Pressure washing removed all tags and labels.

I bought the car used, and I still can't tell if it has the airbag or not on my particular car. Still learning!

Maf unplugged runs smoother but it is a new maf what could it be

The radiator hoses when squeezed and car is off they put make the reservoir gurgle. The car is over heating and spilling coolant from the reservoir once its heating up. No leaks anywhere.

The reservoir boils and spills out the coolant. i have a new water pump and a new radiator just trying to see what it should be before i change it or if they need to be changed.

I made sure the connection on the alternator are secure. Some were loose and one broke because it was corroded.

Car won't start replaced fuel filter,line pump, coil, rotor and distributor cap and fuel pump relay motor turns and wants to start its seems no fuel is reaching engin help

on vehicle? He installed defective water pump which broke head & others who looked @ car while cooled off & attempted to put water in it saw water pouring out around screws & said mechanic didn't tighten seals, which caused head to crack? Should labor be his responsibility?

I replaced the starter still won't start

Not working at all

Over a period of about a month the warning lights of my Volvo would come on., and there would be a bit of a lull. Then suddenly the car slowly came to a stop and the car would not start. The battery was dead, but after a couple days there was juice left in the battery, but not enough to turn the engine. Is it the volt regulator, the battery, or the alternator?

At first i gat the alternator alinment screw and the alternator belt is tighter now the car still wont stay charged after a brand new battery

1989 240 DL electrical anomoly with overdrive

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I have a 1989 240 DL wagon which exhibits the following problems:
When the key is turned to ON, only the yellow overdrive arrow light comes on the instrument panel. Pushing the OD button on the automatic transmission does cycle the light on and off. NONE of the normal engine oil, battery, or other lights come on. The bulbs check good with an ohmmeter. The car will start and run, but none of the gages register (speedo, fuel, temp, etc.); but the alternator does NOT put out any charge. I had the alternator tested at a local NAPA auto parts store; they advised replacement- which I did. It made NO DIFFERENCE. After driving it for approx. 15-20 minutes, the red BATT light comes on- and weakly flashes. Coincident with that, the speedo, fuel, and temp gages show some readout- but not a correct/ normal indication. The car wil shift in and out of overdrive- but the yellow arrow is ON when it is in overdrive (4th), and OFF when it is in 3rd- just the OPPOSITE of normal! What the hell is going on here? John - Montrose, Colorado

I can hear the starter spin but its not engaging the engine. Is it a bad starter or something else?

I bought a new alternator, fuel pump with filter along with a new starter .. But still no start from my engin just a crank

My car shifts into second when driving about 60mph. I try accelerating and letting go and it shifts into 3rd, but shifts into second again.

New battery. Seems to get good power and acts like it wants to start but just won't.

All winter lock would not work, everyone put everything in outside lock/key port. Now the inside door latch pulled out when drying to unlock it.???
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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

car has been sitting for 2 years .cranks but wont take gas but only runs about 15 secounds .its like turning ignition off.help thanks

does valves bend when timming belt breaks

I've tried every Torx bit I can find....none seem to fit. Thanks!

burns to much fuel for a 4 cycle