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[RWD] [200] [1991] Crank no start

1991 240 Sedan, Blue, no ABS, 320K, daughter's car for past 11 years. I agreed to have a look over lunch hour. Found it cranks strong but not a hint of fire. Left the key on, popped the hood, and checked the OBD. Had a 232 on fuel side, 111 on ignition. Took out a test light, rolled back the AMM boot, and saw good battery on the orange lead. Checked at the coil, also good battery. Got out the remote start switch (jumper between test socket and battery positive) and cranked with test ...

[RWD] [200] [1990] Sunny, you can ignore this as well!

You would appreciate it? Really! If you knew how to appreciate anything you would have heeded the wisdom of the board and would have fixed the problem yourself. Instead you ran to a rip off artist, IMHO! This thread should have never gone with this many posts to begin with. Yes the cluster can be change out in fifteen minutes with only two types of screw drivers! Oh, maybe some calmness and patience thrown in! Maybe you should read some posts with Susan or Shaw. Her whole engine didn't ru...

[RWD] [200] [1982] Hard to start

What I wrote in my other post about rest pressure held in the system. My response was generic to both mechanical and electronic as both use the same approach up to a point. Mechanical will have fuel lines directly to the injectors and no wiring. Electronic will have a pipe taking fuel to the injectors and there will be wiring and connectors there also! Art asked the question earlier as this model year might have one or the other. Answering this question will help in what things that needed t...

[RWD] [200] [1989] The forum helps those...

...that do not know how to help themselves. With everything I learned here I helped a young lady a couple of years ago when she was trying to sell her non-running 1993 240 sedan. The garage had given her bad info and she was clearly heartbroken about letting it go...I swapped parts with my 1990 until we found that it was power stage. She even changed it herself once the part came in. Got a call from her today in a friends 240 wagon stranded on the side of the road. A few quick questions an...

[RWD] [900] [1994] Help, Broke unknown air valve

Dear mdmike52, Hope you're well. Gus123's reply was accurate. If the car is in a state that tests for emissions (as part of a yearly or biennial safety/emissions review) - some do not - then you will need to restore missing valve, which is part of the emissions control system. I believe a missing emissions-control item item will cause the Check engine light to come-on. If so, in many states that light being on will cause the car to fail the test. Even where that's not so, a missing component...

[RWD] [200] The reminds me of (beware Midas mufflers) ....

There is a sleeve, Volvo part 1229342-9, that is intended to fit over the pins on the muffler. Thanks to Art for the exploded diagram scan. -- '80 DL 2 door, '89 DL Wagon

[RWD] [900] Photo of main electric circuit under dash?

Hello, Dismantle the large dashboard cover underneath the steering. Look up into the opened space. Find a black matchbox sized item with thick red wires goes into it. This is the power distribution unit. Open the item and check for corroded connections. Two red wires (with black insulator) that goes into the unit comes from positive battery terminal. The other red wires goes to ignition switch, radio supression relay and fusebox at the centre console. Your part may look different after the 's...

[RWD] [200] whether the obd 1 is accurate and reliable or vague

i do not understand your thought process why do you want us to play lets guess the fat ladies weight when you can test the obd socket in 30 seconds and know? or at least have a better idea where to start

[RWD] [200] Rear shock removal.

FYI. 17, 12 and 18.

[RWD] [200] [1990] Steering racks

I did this on my '90 last year. I wanted a rebuilt CAM but couldn't get one through local suppliers. I now see that Advance Auto has that option. So I ordered what was supposed to be a CAM from Car Steering in CA- they even show a picture on their website of a CAM saying "this is what you will get." They sent me a ZF with no hardware. You need 2 metric bolts (forgot the size) for the driver's side of the ZF instead of the u-bolt, and a spacer (adapter) for the passenger end of the cylinder. The...

[RWD] [200] [1991] volvo won't start after sitting about a year

Others are pointing toward lack of fuel pressure in the rail, and that sounds like a good reason swapping parts hasn't solved it. Have your son try this: With the ignition key in his pocket, fashion a jumper wire between fuse terminals 4 and 6 like this: Then ask him to listen for the pumps (both) under the rear seat and in the tank. Then while the pumps are on, pull the hose from the front of the fuel pressure regulator. You don't want h...

[RWD] [200] [1988] chime

First thing to do is learn how to use the 700/900 FAQ's and the site somewhat finicky search function. There have only been on or two "new" problems on this site in the many years I have been receiving advice. So my short primer: Do a fusebox service and never assume a fuse is "good" by looking at it in the fuse holder...odds are you will wrong at the worst possible time. Get strategic spares from the local PnP or ebay or members on this site, put them in your car and run for at least two ...

[RWD] [200] [1988] 88 240 wagon rear latch stuck and dinger will not stop!

i do not recall which fuse powers the relay with the bell (dinger). you likely have a short somewhere on a system using that fuse. either someone else will tell you which fuse that is or you can get it to ding then pull one fuse at a time until it stops dinging to locate the circuit. then test each system on that fuse for the short. the rear hatch lock will need to be completely removed, cleaned for rust and corrosion then greased and re installed. but then you already suspected that by think...

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