Volvo 740 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 740

Volvo 740 Problems

No Start Due to Failed RPM Sensor

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

"No start" Due to Failed Fuel Pump Relay

The fuel pump relay may fail resulting in a "no start" condition, the engine will crank over but will not start and run. Checking for proper fuel pressure would be the first step in diagnosing this concern.

Engine Stalling Due to Mass Airflow Sensor Failure

Engine stalling/stumbling problems can be caused by a failing mass airflow sensor.

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Volvo 740 Questions

Hard start stalling code 233 socket 2 only no codes in socket 6, it's a Rex Regina too (1 answer)

It is a 1992 Volvo wagon my second 740, body is choice, engine clean but I got
Issues. Six weeks ago car died on hwy, Volvo dealer diagnosed no spark past distributor, so I got it towed home and did the following.
Cleaned intake, throttle body, got new wires new plugs, new distributor cap and...

I am having starting issues when my car warms up. (1 answer)

Once my 1992 Volvo 740 wagon warms up after for example a drive to a near by store. I turn it off then try and restart it up and at it will do is make a bunch of cranking noises. It wants to start but it wont. After hours have gone by it will start again and the same issue happens over and over.
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Started and ran before I replaced the fuel filter. Does the fuel line need to be rid of air? Stalls when I try and start it. Not sure what I did wrong. (1 answer)

Replaced upper radiator coolant hose before I did this. Actual year is 1988. Had been sitting for awhile (1.5 years) before I started working on it. Fuel pumps work fine. Fuel lines look in good condition, no leaking, no rusting. Coolant temp sensor has not been replaced before, as well as fuel p...

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Volvo 740 Recalls

Recall 91V075000
SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTANT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Recall 90V165000
FUEL DAMPER LOCATED BEHIND THE FUEL LINE AND THE FUEL RAIL MAY BE IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED. OVER TIME, THE SOLDER JOINTS COULD ALLOW A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUEL TO LEAK.

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Volvo 740 Reviews

Only have 270K miles on ours. We have had since 1991 and it is a tank. Only problems have been auxillary items, such as antenna, power window buttons, power locks, radio, blower motor, A/C. The powertrain is bulletproof. Still put in 5 quarts of oil and 5K miles later drain out 5 qts of oil.
have 331,000 miles still a great car

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