Question about 1984 Volvo 240 Series

1 Answer

I drove my car one day and the next it didnt

My car gets gas and turns over but it doesnt srart we have checked most of the wires and fuses we still need to check the relays

Posted by on

  • dballou2 Jan 01, 2009

    replace coil still no spark from coil on my 1991 940 SE Volvo



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 426 Answers

You may want to remove spark plug to make sure you are getting a decent spark .a nice strong blue and usualy easily visible and not weak yellow spark thats hard to see .if you have a spare spark plug no need to remove one from engine.Make sure you have a good 12v source of power to the distributor.Is your distributor electronic?should be but if points based instead you may find its time to change the points.Also your coil needs to be checked by removing the H/t lead to the distributor and checking that the coil is producing a healthy spark.Coil and spark plug test is done while some one turns engine over while other person watches. while testing do not touch while cranking as you will get severe electric shock if you do .If coil produces poor spark check you have 12v into the positive terminal while cranking if that is the case the coil needs replacing unless the points are no good,if fitted and not electronic.Let me know how you go and if you have no luck starting glad to go further with help and advice

Posted on Oct 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

93 ford f150 5.0 302.. Drove it for a week truck would crank wouldn't start then started drove it for another week now same problem.. Changed gas filter plugs wires distributor rotor ignition coil and...

Once it starts does it run OK or does it take a while to "come out of it"? What is the weather like? How is it acting when it wont start; does it turn over, if it cranks does it fire at all or no ignition at all, do you smell gas while it is cranking?

Oct 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Had transmission rebuilt on my 2003 honda odyssey car drove back to naples fl from miami its the next day and the car wont start hit gas and nothing

If it isnt turning over you may just have a bad battery connection or ground.They may have taken your starter out when they rebuilt the trans and maybe a wire is loose or came off.

Mar 20, 2013 | 2003 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer


Check your battery and cable and ground connections. check also your alternator belt (drive belt). Have your battery checked at any autoshops.

Apr 17, 2017 | 2003 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

03 Mercedes c230 cranks but does not start good battery and got half tank of gas and fuses are fine what can it be i drove one day next morning nothing cranks no start

First thing i would check is your ckp and cmp sensors if those are good check you MAF sensor ....If when your car didnt crank the 2nd time was there any sound like a cliking or anything...if there was no sound ........I would check the starter

May 18, 2011 | 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

Car won't srart,have lights won't turn over

Just because you have lights it doesnt mean the battery is strong enough to turn it over...first check battery with voltmeter....if it doesnt say 12.02 volts at least you need a battery....12.06 is perfect.
If it is good check fuses...most cars have a start fuse that can blow.and also a start relay..If they are all good and your dash instruments lights come on when you turn ignition on... the ignition should be good...It is rare for the ignition to be bad if lights on instrument panel come on when ignition is turned on but be sure to keep headlights off ! ....If all this seems to be good you need a starter.sometimes the S wire that connects to the starter solenoid...(smallest wire) will come loose and cause problem that seems like bad starter but will be a loose wire instead.....make sure all wires are tight before you buy a starter....ALSO YOU COULD HAVE MORE THAN ONE PROBLEM

Feb 25, 2011 | 1998 Ford Contour

2 Answers

I just bought a 2001 bmw 325ci the car had a rough idle when i drove it home and the check engine light came on. after about 10 min i took the car out the light went off i went to the gas station and...

Welcome to the world of BMW's. return the car to the seller. you got a bad one. You got an electrical short draining the battery. Bring a blank check and sign it over to the dealer. They're going to have to run through the entire electrical system to find the short. That work alone is worth more than the a used up 2001 325i.

Jun 07, 2010 | 2001 BMW 325

1 Answer


hope you didnt fry a circuit somewere. id get the diagnostics checked for errors first. then troubleshoot

Mar 19, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

Fuel injector problem?

you may need to check your engine coolant temperture sensor may be bad

Dec 08, 2008 | 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

147 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides