Volvo 240 Repair and Maintenance

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

Volvo 240 Problems

"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.

Driveability Issues Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

Engine drivability problems can be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor.

Engine Turns Over But Wont Start

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

Fuse box under hood (1 answer)

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

Cost to fix brakelights... (2 answers)

Not working at all

What part needs replacing? (2 answers)

Over a period of about a month the warning lights of my Volvo would come on., and there would be a bit of a lull. Then suddenly the car slowly came to a stop and the car would not start. The battery was dead, but after a couple days there was juice left in the battery, but not enough to turn th...

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Volvo 240 Reviews

My1990 Volvo 240 I have owned this car for seven years. It has now reached 140,000 and and has many more miles in her. All it has had is routine maintenance, Brakes oil changes a new radiator, and still starts first time every time. A brilliant car will go on and on.
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.

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