Engine just stops when shifting into gear idles fine but as soon as i shift into gear all systems die when it does run the gas flow doesnt seem to be consistant in any gear and a clicking is heard from under the glove box any help is appreciated
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Re: 1984 volvo 240 gl wagon engine failure
The clicking you hear is probably the fuel relay. You should pull it and have it tested. If you have time to wait for delivery, order a new one if the old one is bad from IPDUSA.com. They are much cheaper than the dealer, even with shipping charges. Or, go to to a pick and pull yard and find one that will work. To get to the fuel relay, pull the glove box and follow the noise.
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my van is doing the same exact thing but the othe day it was perfectly fine no slipping i went about 25 miles and i started off from a stop the engine rev and tranny slipped and the van died i restarted the van it runs great but acts as if there is no transmisson does not take power frm ngine when shfted does nothing please help
suprisingly, these are still available new, from volvo,as rebuilding them is NOT reccommended(unless you have specialist tools)you could get "exchange" units from a specialist supplier.(in the UK)chances are the pistons are rusted causing them to stick,you may be able to polish them up?
Check for vacuum leaks,pull off your intake hose and look for small cracks,also go to the rear of car and listen for you intank fuel pump,needs to making an humming sound,no sound or intermediate this can be your problem.
In my 86 volvo this is where a relay was under the glove box area i believe it was the fuel pump relay. In my vehicle i washed the car and found it did not start afterwards after many hours of troubleshooting i found this relay was full of water causing my problem, they hang it upside down so water can enter easily, i took mine apart and cleaned the contacts with sandpaper, worked fine afterwards.
I don't know how handy you are, but check plug condition, distributor condition and plug wires. Is it running smoothly when it does run or is it running rough at all speeds. Check the fuel filters - probably due for a change anyway.
Could need a throttle body cleaning, air mass meter, various other expensive items. So don't guess, but get a good diagnosis from someone who knows these cars.
Also, check battery cables for tightness, check the ground cable at the block for tightness, check the injection system fuse located on the driver's side front fender. Could have moisture in it that causes injectors to act up. Pull the fuse, look for wetness. If any shows, put electrical lube on the fuse tabs and then reinsert the fuse.
You have an overdrive relay issue. The tansmission is really a four-speed box, but the OD selector either locks our fourth gear or allows the car to shift normally into fourth. I use the OD on my volvo all the time, because the revs drop in half when the OD is activated, The relay is located behind the glove box, toward the center console. $10 buck on Ebay and your transmission should shift correctly again. I would try that BEFORE more expensive fixes, like OD solenoid $200 or transmission control module. Just for kicks a picked up a spare ECU on Ebay for $10 because these get costly if and when they go. Easy fix, though, a couple of plugs.