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How do you open the hood of a 1985 volvo 240 gl sedan if the lever doe not work?

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SOURCE: 1992 Volvo 240 GL = shift problems

It sounds like linkage to me as well - jack car block to prevent fall and block tire - do on flat ground and track cable under car. I think you should start under hood where linkage joins transmission. I seem to recall a plate there to hold at this end . not that it is a yoke type movement in transmission. this must be always lubricated. Did you ever have car jump out of gear? was it ever stiff to shift and has car been sitting?

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Volvo 240 GL steering wheel shakes when brakes are

You need to replace the front brake discs. Also check that the calipers are free..

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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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

Posted on May 06, 2009

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If cable driven, check both ends fo tight and secure If electronic, I pass.

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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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My 1989 Volvo 240 gl hood won't open cable doesn't pop hood, what can i do to open it


You have 2 choices. You can try to grab the cable through the grill, cut it then see if the wire can then be pulled to release the hood.
Another option is to go from underneath with big screwdriver to move the latch thus releasing the hood latch. Not sure if you can get access to it on this vehicle easily. try a flashlight and from under the car reach way up into the latch area.

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How do I open the hood on a 1992 240 Volvo


Normally, you pull the lever that is beneath the driver side lower corner of the dash, right next to the fuse panel.
Since you are asking, I presume that the lever or the cable is broken. If it is broken at the lever, you can grip the end of the cable with vice grip pliers and pull on it. If it is broken up under the hood, you will have to reach through the grill and twist the plastic release buttons a quarter turn so you can push them up out and remove the grill, and then try to release the latch from there. This will not be easy, but many have done it. Next time, lube the latch and the cable every few years.

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My 1985 Volvo GL station wagon won't pass smog the smog inspector said its probably the catalytic converter. How much on average does that cost to replace?


Since you did not post the engine size of your GL

My answer is base on a

GL L4 2.3 Liter L4 2.3 Liter engine.


The catalytic converter will cost you $181 if your car has California Emission system.

$248 for Fed. emission system.

Gaskets will cost you under $25

Look at the sticker under the hood or the inner fender for more information.

Labor is under 2 hours.

Shop around will save you money.

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sound like your getting trans fluid in the cooling system,the only way for this to happen is a leaking trans fluid cooler in side the radiator..

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1983 240 gl cut off while driving down road


Have you ever replaced the engine wiring harnesses.Check your main your main fuse its an 25amp fuse next to your batt.Also check your fuses 4 and 6.

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Broken Hood Release Cable 1995 Honda Civic Sedan. How do I get the hood open?


You'll have to track down the cable from underneath the engine compartment,, cut the cable with some wire snips and use a pair of pliers to pull the cable.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1992 Volvo 240

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Defroster


FRONT DEFROSTER IS VACCUM OPERATED, ON PASSENGER SIDE REMOVE PANLE TO THE CENTER CONSOLE, YOU'LL SEE A CANISTES SHAPED IN TENNIS BALS IN SECUENCE, START THERE TO CHECK FOR VACCUM PROBLEM.
REAR DEFROSTER/WIPER/WASHER ON HATCH.OPEN REAR HATCH ON DRIVER'S SIDE HINGE YOU'LL SEE A WIRING HARNES GOIN THROUGH USUALLY THAT HARNES BRAKES , LOOSING CONTACT TO ALL OF THE ELECTRICALS IN HATCH DOOR, EASY REPAIR. REMOVE HINGE GET SOMETHING TO HOLD HATC OPEN, LIKE LONG BROOM.PULL OUT HARNES AND REPAIR.GOOD LUCK

Dec 14, 2008 | 1985 Volvo GL

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1992 Volvo 240 GL = shift problems


It sounds like linkage to me as well - jack car block to prevent fall and block tire - do on flat ground and track cable under car. I think you should start under hood where linkage joins transmission. I seem to recall a plate there to hold at this end . not that it is a yoke type movement in transmission. this must be always lubricated. Did you ever have car jump out of gear? was it ever stiff to shift and has car been sitting?

Nov 08, 2008 | 1992 Volvo 240

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Have changed the fuel filter on our 1985 Volvo 240GL


NOPE, THEY SHOULD FILL UP WITH THE PUMP AUTOMATIC.
MMM. PUT THE SWITCH ON " NOT ALL THE WAY TO START " JUST WHEN THE DASH LIGHTS COME ON, WAIT A MINUTE WHILE THE PUMP FILL THE LINES, DO THIS TWO OR THREE TIMES AND THEN START IT AND SEE IF THIS WORKS. IF NOT LET ME KNOW

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