Question about 1989 Volvo 240

1 Answer

Cranking problems My 89 240GL Volvo takes for ever to crank in the morning, especially if it is wet outside..The starter will turn the engine over for a while and no go..but when I let go of the ignition it will sputter for a second and then nothing. I have replaced the 25amp fuse to the fuel relay with a enclosed type fuse holder, I have replaced all plug wires, the fuel pump relay seems to work fine and the external fuel pump seems to work fine (I tried replacing the fuel filter but could not get the old one to come off)...Any ideas???"

Posted by on

  • trchadwickii May 19, 2009

    This guy knows his Volvo..LOL


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

New battery, new rotor and new distributor cap and a couple of vacum hoses and the flame trap all replaced and for fairly cheap (execpt the battery).It did the trick.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2000 olds 3.5 Dohc. Changed fuel filter checked fuel pressure @40 lbs resting cranking 45 lbs When i try and start it in the morning indoors won't fire crank the key to acc then on then back to acc then...

Which is the problem, no fire, or no crank. No fire means to spark to engine, but engine turns over fine. No crank means engine won't turn over when key is turned. I'm assuming engine will not turn over. Three most common problems. 1. Weak battery (get tested at auto parts store). Will hold charge for short time once started, but loses it when sits overnight. 2. Bad starter. Possible but not likely, still not out of the question. 3. Bad battery cables. This is an easy test. Take a pair of jumper cables and bypass the battery cables by connecting black side of jumper cable to "-" of battery and block of engine, and red of jumper cables to "+" of battery and (tap) Battery terminal post on starter...engine should turn over. Ensure you take all safety precautions to prevent car from moving during this procedure. Best of luck resolving this problem.

Dec 06, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Volvo not cranking does it have a fuel or emergency reset

No there is no such switch. But if the starter doesn't crank the engine onver then that would not be the problem anyway.

Jul 12, 2012 | 2001 Volvo S40

1 Answer

Volvo XC70 2002. Engine starting difficulties

The Volvo mechanic may be right. That does sound like the symptoms of a "dragging" starter-one that may have a worn bushing allowing the starter motor to move around too much inside the starter case. My only other thought would be a timing belt off by a tooth or two. If the engine runs well and smooth and has good power and acceleration, however, I think you could rule out a camshaft timing problem. A rebuilt starter or one from a salvage yard would be half the cost of a new starter, and maybe 1/3 or 1/4 the cost of a Volvo dealership starter. Are the parts as expensive as I have been led to believe?
As to your concern about the cranking damaging the car, I would not be too concerned. Only operate the starter for no longer than 10-15 seconds at a time, then let it cool down a couple of minutes before trying again. You won't damage the car, you will only shorten the starter's already short life. Once you have the problem fixed, have the oil and filter changed, in case all that cranking let unburned gas slip down the cylinder walls and into the crankcase, thinning out the oil.

May 21, 2012 | Volvo XC70 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1999 volvo s80 won't start. turn the key and nothing happens. there is no clicking, no cranking, nothing. someone suggested that the security system is the problem. we have never intentionally used...

On your year there would be something , like cranking , if the security is set. I would start with checking the fuses and then work my way to the starter relay. then I would go to the starter.

Sep 21, 2011 | 1999 Volvo S80

1 Answer

1991 volvo 240 distributor doesn't turn when engine is cranking.

I believe this a belt driven engine right? Check the timing belt.

Mar 06, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

1 Answer

Squealing noise

Check and tighten your drive belts / fan belts. The noise you are most likely hearing is the belt slipping on the alternator pulley. Its worse in the morning because the starter takes more out of the battery when the engine is cold. This in turn leaves the alternator with more load to replenish charge. More load = more resistance on the pulley to turn, hence the belt slips if too loose.
Cheers John

Dec 16, 2008 | 2003 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer


sounds like you need a new battery, it probably isnt running enought cranking amps to start your car, try a different battery and it should start fine

Dec 11, 2008 | 2000 Volvo S40

1 Answer

Hard starting hot or cold. Battery and starter are fine.

check fuel pump relay/should run pump for two sec when key is turned on. try turning key on but dont crank did pump hum/if it did look towards leaky fuel inj./faulty pressure reg. poss clogged fuel filt.

Nov 16, 2008 | 1999 Dodge Durango

2 Answers

Cranking over, is there a starter relay

i guess you piggybacking, 2008 post.
sure.? cant tell really your post is not time stamped. PLEASE,start your own post?,.
and tell what engine you have., and trans.
and if the car is Auto or stick
the Answer is yes and no.!

automatic or manual trans,
(they are very different)
both cars have crank blocking devices. by law.

M/t clutch switch (depressed to crank)
A/T P/N switch. (must be in P/N to crank)
A/t has relay , stick shift m/t not.
here is the factory schematic,
fixya wrecks it. but
if you look close , it has relay on A/T cars
(automatic transmissions)_
end easter egg hunt 10000...
look close the 2 drivetrans are on one page.
left auto, right stick and lands same place starter.

Nov 08, 2008 | 1992 Geo Storm

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

203 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts


Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7697 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides