Question about 1991 Volvo 240
The car starts, but I had been noticing that sometimes the starting seemed interrupted for just a second and the speedometer needle would fly to the top and then back down. The car started and ran great. BUT one day this happened and I couldn't get the car out of park, and then after turning the car off and trying again, all the electrical was off except the windshield wipers and the lighter---no lights, no radio, no gear change, no power locks or windows...etc. My mechanic determined that no power was getting to the fuse box and that the wire from the starter to the fuse box was burnt and that starter seemed to be the culprit. He replaced the starter and the wire and all worked. I did still notice occasionally that the same interruption that caused the speedometer needle to fly up still happened , so I wasn't surprised when once again the electrical nearly totally failed. This time, when I moved the shifter from park to reverse, I noticed an interruption in the radio, then I smelled a burning smell that lasted only briefly. The car drove well another 10 miles, but when I returned to it two hours later and started it (no problem there), all the electrical was out. Interestingly, though, the clock had been working and only stopped after the two hour delay when I tried to restart the car. Note, it had been raining all day both times the car totally failed, and note that one of the taillights is out with a small broken area on the plastic cover. The car still starts easily. Please help if you can, we are all perplexed.
VOLVOS ARE NOTORIOUS OF BURNING/WEAR THE ELECTRICAL PART OF THE IGNITION SWITCH. SUGEST REPLACING THE ELECTRICAL PART OS IGN SWITCH LOCATED BEHINF THE IGNITION/KEY.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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