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[RWD] [900] [1994] Manual Radio Antenna Replacement

Hi jd620, 940 sedan or wagon? You have Volvo and generic replacement options for a manual fixed mast and manual retracting. I'm no fan of power aerials (antennas) anymore. Fickle, finicky, with occasional shorts. The made in China versions I'd pulled from junkyards, cleaned (down to motor disassembly and reassembly) do not last. Moisture intrudes again ... just awful. The FAQ does not entertain power aerial replacement with fixed or manual retracting mast antennas. https://www.brickboard.c...

[RWD] [200] Squealing interior vent fan

The fan motor is not the worst, and no, the 240 is not built around the fan motor! The first part on the assembly line is the heater core which is then magically suspended in mid-air while the heater core assembly is placed around it, and then the fan motor is installed to that assembly. The rest of the car then follows. So no, not the most hateful job out there, but a very, very close second. Matt

[RWD] [200] [1991] Central locking system failing

Hi John, As spook would politely wish, hope you're well. Just as a note of clarification, the 200 central locking was not used in the 7-series. There are no timer relays in the 2-series, just ordinary metal-cased Bosch as-reliable-as-rain-in-the-PNW SPDT relays. I would go so far as to say, no one has ever solved a central locking trouble by replacing one, although I'm sure many have been changed as a result of the general dim view folks take of relays. As difficult as these are to reach, ...

[RWD] [140-160] NPR Articles on 140s in North Korea


[RWD] [900] [1993] 1993 940 wagon a few repair questions.

Hi Griff951, Answer1: The "brake line junction block" below the MC is the brake proportioning valve. This valve is to prevent the rear-end "fishtailing" in the event of hard braking. So it is a safety item. Both brake lines from the MC go to it. From the valve it would then branch out to the ABS control unit or straight to front/rear brakes (for cars without ABS). First tip: Try tightening all the brake line nuts at the valve first. Use proper brake line wrench. If tightening doesn't work t...

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