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[AWD] [S80] [2004] are these problems connected to CEM failure

For the A/C issue, does the following describe the scenario?..... I assume that when you first get in the car and turn on the A/C, it works every time, at least for a while, then it starts to peter out even though the compressor is running. And even though the A/C is on, but not giving you cold air, when you turn the car off you get a fair amount of condensation draining under the car. So you ask yourself "How did it condense so much moisture if the A/C isn't working?" When it starts to dimi...

[RWD] [900] Scuba's 960 Transmission Swap Thread / Guide

Since there have been so many twists and turns with removing the transmission from our 960, and information is scattered across multiple boards and sites I decided to try and consolidate as much of it here as possible in case anyone ends up doing the same job. If you're trying to avoid the swap you may have noticed that Toyota used basically the same transmission in the early '90s. The internals and the transmission itself are not interchangeable whatsoever, don't bother trying. Removing the ...

[RWD] [200] Fuel Filter Dissected with photos

This was from my 760 but these fuel filters are identical to the 240s. It was impossible to blow through it and it was coated with some kind of black sludge. Replacing it made the car run good again. I replaced the original main fuel pump too but I be it was the filter that was the cause of it cutting out. Best guess is this filter had about 300,000 miles on it. hawkeye; Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:43 GMT

[RWD] [200] Engine died, no restart

Ok there you go! You are making progress. Keep that tool in the car! Bypassing the relay above, runs the pumps only. Now, To close the relay, this can be done manually. If you this below with your jumper off the fuse panel you will simulate what the ECU does when the car cranks and it has seen the CPS signal. Apparently the relay is closing for the fuel injection side by the ECU but the pumps side of its contacts are intermittent. I can not say for sure its your only problem but it i...

[RWD] [900] [1993] Draining Gas from tank, can I use internal fuel pump

Dear rumrunner99, Hope you're well. Using the in-tank pump to drain the tank involves: (a) providing power to the pump, while the car is "off" and (b) opening the fuel system either underneath the car or in the engine bay. Powering the in-tank pump with the ignition "off" means supplying 12 volts to the pump via the fuel pump connector, in the trunk (if a sedan) or load space (if a wagon). You will then have to disconnect the fuel pipe from the filter (which probably should be changed), and...

[RWD] Problem Solved For Now - Thanks Art!

 photo P1030069_zps3fech3p6.jpg Many, many, thanks to Art Benstein who I met in person for the first time yesterday. It was an amazing sight pulling up to his garage and I see 5 or 6 Volvo 240's on site. Then I noticed his 240 wagon had the hood up and laying across the radiator suppor...

[RWD] [200] [1993] 4 Years Later- A/C works again Custom Switch

It's ugly- but it works. Got my hands on 2 "Snowflake" A/C switches and they didn't work. Made this up- and finally have A/C in the Volvo again! -- 1993 Volvo 240 Wagon

[RWD] [S90-V90] belly pan trick, 960 940

As one who has no service lift (and I don't trust ramps) and has to change the oil laying flat on my back, I thought I'd pass on this trick for making re-installation of an S90 belly pan easier. Also works on a 940 (though you can change the 940 filter with the pan in place). I got tired of trying to hold the pan up with one hand while fishing around for the bolt holes on the cross-member; same with the two screws on either side of the pan. The pan was made a bit over-sized, so I always had to...

[RWD] [900] Speedo sensor in Differential?

The sending unit is the same. -- john

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