Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Volvo 240
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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 le...
Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
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
As the fuses age, they can corrode and break. They need occasional inspection and possible replacement. When addressing this issue, we recommend replacing all the fuses with new fuses and cleaning the terminals that hold the fuses.
A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.
Volvo 240 Questions and Answers
Since I have had this car the air conditioner never was cool enough, it just is horrible to drive this car in the summer. It feels like you are driving without any air conditioner. I was told that ...
it's my sons car and the sparkplug wire on the plug nearest the fan belt is always melting and exposing the actual wire and spark to the metal around it making for a very dangerous situation. ...
I rinsed my 1986 volvo 240 dl enigine while the car was running with a high pressure water hose trying to find a transmission leak. I replaced spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor and my car will...
My son's 90 Volvo 240 is making a loud clacking sound. It will start and the overhead cam turns but the clacking is deafening. I pulled the cam cover and the lifters are moving. Broken rod or ...
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.
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.
I have had about a dozen 240 series Volvos, and they are solid and reliable. I replaced the last one with a MB SLK, because it is just more fun. Still, I still own a 1990 245 that my daughter drives, and she has driven away from beng hit twice, when the other cars were towed off. It isn't a race car, but they are good cars when it counts.