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[RWD] [200] Replacment alternator brush and regulator

Remove the battery negative cable. Once you have removed the old brush/regulator assembly, inspect the commutator for excessive wear. Do this with a mirror, a strong light and rotate the alternator pulley in increments. You will have to loosen the belts. During installation you will need to retain the new brushes in their holder with a small drill bit. Once the brushes clear the edge of the commutator , the drill bit is removed. While your at it, check alternator ground wire, bushings and be...

[RWD] [900] 940 Transmission Shifter Knob Removal/Replacement

Not an option but it can be removed and replaced with a plate, available from aftermarket sources. This eliminates the three speed downshift selection and keeps all four speeds operating all the time.

[RWD] [200] [1987] re: 87 245 auto - camping with my Volvo

I've camped in my 87 245 many times on the beach in Texas. We usually camp in the winter, so it's sunny and 65 during the day, and in the 40s at night. The amount of glass in the wagon can work both ways--it gives you a wonderful, open feeling at night, seeing the stars on the beach. Waking up to a beach sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico in the back of a Volvo is one of my happiest memories. You can buy Reflectix rolls at Home Depot and make windo...

[RWD] [200] [1992] Re-fitting a 240 sill mould

"The problem part of the clip is the bottom leg of the plus sign the clip resembles" I haven't applied them, but have removed them by knocking the shaft (vertical part of "plus sign") into the panel with a punch. That is, the shaft SLIDES in/out of the clip. The new shafts may be stuck in place so appear to be a one piece "plus sign". So you don't cut the bottom "leg" of the plus sign. Just push it in. Place the clip over the hole and tap the shaft lightly with a hammer until it is flush w...

[RWD] [200] [1992] Re-fitting a 240 sill mould

STOP! Don't trim any of the clips. Fit the fatter circular part of the clip into the body hole. Then tap in the center pin to secure it.When installing the trim you will need to angle it slightly them smack it firmly in place clip section by section. Hard to explain but when you start it will become clear. If the clips aren't going in the hole it could be that the hole has too much paint in it. You can carefully ream out some of the paint without chipping the paint. Good luck!

[RWD] [200] [1989] Brake-failure light? Operation of valve?

I wondered if the contact pin under spring pressure would eventually worry its way through thin plastic. Many reports of false positives without the shuttle moving. But I stopped short of peeling the band off a new part to see how thick it really was. -- Art Benstein near Baltimore Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer the agony of defeat.

[RWD] [900] [1993] 940 Turbo died on way home

It's a slow agony reading through all this; how about, send me your address and I'll send you a working power stage. If it works, send me millions of dollars. Or at least a few. bikeguy (at) fastmail (dot) fm

[RWD] [200] [1991] 91 245 Alternator Not Charging No dash warning Lights

The photo isn't very clear, but I think I see side load wear on the brushes. They are made from carbon, so they don't melt, but it could look that way in the fuzzy picture because the slip rings are out of round or deeply grooved and the end play on the bearing has increased significantly. Edit: I see your second photo now, clearly. I think your alt is in need of a rebuild. Lamp test mode (check owners manual) switch to KP-II and see all the warning lamps on. This is so you know the ligh...

[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] [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] [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

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