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1990 Volvo 240 Problems

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Most Common 1990 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 l...
Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
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 ...
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0 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Brakes Problems

1 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Drive Train Problem

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 l...

1 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Electrical & Lights Problem

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...

3 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Engine Problems

Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
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 ...
A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

1 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

A rattling noise from under the vehicle can be caused by a loose exhaust header pipe heat shield.

0 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1990 Volvo 240 Suspension & Steering Problem

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

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Known 1990 Volvo 240 Problems & Complaints

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.
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
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 ...
Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
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 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 l...
A rattling noise from under the vehicle can be caused by a loose exhaust header pipe heat shield.
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