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I have a 1991 Volvo 240 that has just run out of gas. I put 5 gallons of gas in the tank but the car will crank but not start. What do I do?

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Check the Fuel Pressure. You may have a plugged fuel filter of bad fuel pump.

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when was the last tune up...and check the battery make sure its not frozen just because it jumps doesnt mean it has enough power to crank even if your jump starting and check the belts

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 1991 Volvo 240 overdrive goes on and off while driving

This sound like the overdrive relay. try to reset the relay. It looks like this one. I am in no way affiliated with the site my brother had the same problem with his Volvo

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SOURCE: hood latch won't release hood. 91 volvo 240.

probably a overstretched cable pull, or defective latch, i had the same problem with my truck. pull hood relese a couple times, and go to hood, give it a love tap with your fist abouve the latch ontop of the hood, if that dont work, you will have to go underneath your volvo and release it by hand with a screwdriver, try and lift the latch over the catch

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SOURCE: hood latch won't release hood. 91 volvo 240.

Have had same problem on 1990 240 DL. Go underneath, tap ball at end of hood latch sideways with small hammer (take a good look at it --- you should be able to see which way it needs to go to clear). Once released clean and lubricate.

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SOURCE: 1991 Volvo 240 backup lights do not work

The 240 was always a bit susceptible to poor electrical connections in the taillights. Check all the connections at the taillights thoroughly and then work back through the wiring. The other major possibility is that the reverse-engaged switch (is engaged by gear shift) has failed. I can't remember off the top of my head, how to get at a Volvo's switch but a bit of poking around the gearstick should probably find it for you.
Hope this helps - please message me if you require extra info/help Sherwin

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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I can't start my volvo after running out of gas


If you tried cranking it too much after running out of fuel you could have damaged the fuel pump. If that is not the case then maybe the filter is clogged. Once you added gas back to the tank it may have taken a few cranks to get fuel back in the lines but not too many. Since the fuel filter is a lot cheaper than a pump I would try to replace it first. You can find directions for doing so here. http://www.volvo-forums.com/t20996-fuel-filter-replacement-question.htm
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It depends on how far you ran it out of fuel. If you ran it until it would not run any more and then tried to start it again several times; you may need to bleed and prime the fuel system to get it started. You start at the line coming from the tank and move toward the fuel injectors. You have to loosen a fitting and have someone pump fuel until the air bubbles stop and then tighten. A friend once worked for two hours to get his tractor started after his daughter ran it out of fuel. This is why they recommend that you do not run a fuel injected car out of fuel and if you do to turn it off as soon as it starts to miss badly.

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