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Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

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

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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Volvo 240 Questions

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

On the way to get an oil change a arrow appeared on the das.It started to smoke.What does this mean?The arrow appears periodically along with a flashing oil sensor.

A mechanic told me my car (1989 240 wagon) is "a heart attack waiting to happen), said he checked the oil pressure with a gauge and that it's low and he has no idea why, that it's "rare" for these vehicles but that I "should stay close to home." It is absolutely n...

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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.

i used to think volvos were shoe boxes with wheels well i still think that about the 240's but i love this car i drove it to canada a few years back with not a problem it wasent the fastest car on the road but it did maake it there and back with ease .the new volvos do look alot better but i cant aford that so for now im good with what i got

one of the best cars i have ever owned. i hope to keep it going for years to come. if you like reliability you would love this car. this car can take some abuse. the only downfall i have to note for this car is that the a/c isn't quite up to par for texas heat.

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