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1984 Volvo 244 240 DL Stalled and won't start! Please Help

I was driving last weekend on the freeway and when I got off at the exit the car hesitated for a second but kept running. After a couple minutes on a city street the car stalled. When it stalled it took a minute because it creeped along the road and I was able to get it over to the side on its own power before stopping. Now when I try to start the car it turns over, gets gas and spark but, does not start. I removed the oil fill cap and loked to make sure the cam was still turning and it was. I am pretty sure the timng belt jumped and will try to confirm on tuesday when I get back. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Anthony

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  • redheadseth Jan 11, 2009

    one thing on my 84' 240 wagon you might want to check the fuel regulator relays located under the glovebox behind the wall carpet on the passenger side if you hear clicking when you try to start the car it could be one or both of the fuel regulator relays if ound them online about $25 a piece and you can change them yourself

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I had a similar problem (same car- 1984 Volvo 242), and it turned out to be a simple "fuse"! It was the fuel pump fuse, just inside the driver's door, under the hood release. (#6 or #7 down from the top.)
There are MANY things it "could" be, but that would be the least item in a "process of elimination" and hopefully a 'FIX'.

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I just put my volvo (same car, possibly the same engine as yours) through a rebuild, and if there is one thing I MUST point out, it is that the head gaskets and the fuel pumps start to act up and give out. Check cylinder pressure, check the P.C.V. system. Another suggestion is to check the last time your fuel filter was replaced. It may be Clogged. Also, on 1980's v-vo's, they had 2 fuel pumps, so get the fuels system pressure checked, one may be broken. The last things I can suggest are the vacuum to the fuel system regulator (fuel injected), distributor point gap (if yours uses points), and the vacuum and electronic emission/operation controls around the car. I hope this helps you out.

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