Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 240
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Volvo 240 ProblemsEngine Turns Over But Wont Start"No start" Due to Failed Fuel Pump Relay
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.
Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.
Volvo 240 QuestionsHeater core bypassed,new water pump and thermostat,coolant clean but overheating (2 answers)
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.
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