Volvo 240 Problems

"No start" Due to Failed Fuel Pump Relay on Volvo 240

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Volvo 240 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 205,262 (184,000–241,786)
Engine affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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About $150 repair for me. It feels like the fuel pump might be next unfortunately.
jumped into my first volvo as a daily driver found for an unbeatable price in great condition, not having much backround knowledge i figured id leave the car in the neighborhood for a couple weeks before registering it for the roads and just drive it around for a little each day. after week two i was driving and the car just stalled out, cranked fine but no start. 25 minutes later car starts and runs fine. did a quick diagnostic to find it was clearly a fuel issue so am now in the process of switching out fuel pump relay and fuel pump check valve