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I HAVE A 1984 VOLVO 240DL WONT START THERE IS A SPARK IT DID START A FEW TIMES RAN FOR MAYBE 30 SECONDS THEN DIES, THE ENGINE WIRE HARNESS IS REALLY BAD COULD THIS BE CAUSING THE PROBLEM OR IS IT ALSO THE FUEL PUMP RELAY? ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL HELP THANK YOU.

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The fuel pump relay is often the problem.
It's the one on the right of the two, above the fuses, behind the ashtray.
It's a VERY common fault.
But cheap to fix:)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Yes this car falls under the years of the rotting wire harness,your need to give this look at first,also this car have two fuel pump relays.

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That or the ecm

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Replace the fuel pump relay
This will work for you
The fuel pumps prime comes from the third wire off the Oil Presure Switch
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