20 Most Recent 1987 Volvo 240 Questions & Answers

Does it crank but not fire?
I would do the cheap things first - ohm out the plug wires, check the plugs, then the cap/rotor.

The fuel pump relay (the one behind the glove box) is known to go bad - I removed mine and reflowed the solder joints and mine never failed again - or you can replace that.

If your car is dead, check the negative cable to the battery that it's not corroded on either end.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Check with an auto parts supplier

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Nov 24, 2017

Check the ignition coils.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Jun 02, 2017

The relay has nothing to do with the tail lights, but replacing the switch sounds like a good idea. There's a nut holding it in place, see http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/electrics/switches/switch-headlight/1027524/ to get an idea of the construction. And the price. This is not worth fiddling about unreliable workarounds...
In addition, if fuses 15 and/or 16 burn frequently there might be a problem with the tail light cabling.

Good luck

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Mar 07, 2017

Sounds like you need a fuel pump. There is an access panel in the floor of the car to get to the pump.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Mar 02, 2017

Red is for constant power, yellow is for ignition power, blue is for an electric antenna, black is ground. The others are for the speakers. - 2blue, 2green, 2purples, 2whites. If you don't have an electric antenna , don't use the wire. Also if you extra wires for the vehicle this is common. don't use them. Hope this helps. Randy

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on May 27, 2016

Between 350 and 375 pounds.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Feb 04, 2016

Your CV (constant velocity) joints are failing. Don't wait too long to fix this - if they break you stop. And it can potentially cause a lot more damage when it does break.
Talk to your local mechanic - they can fix this for 1/2 what the dealer wants for this job.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Mar 11, 2015

The 1987 has just the step relay that is located right behind the battery on the left inner fender

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Jun 26, 2014

Buy a Haynes repair manual at an auto parts store this manual will contain the fuse categories and locations.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Mar 02, 2014

Check the main lead from the alternator back to the battery especially at the battery terminal where it may be corroded off. While the alternator may be good if there is a failed diode in the rectifier in the back of the alternator it will not charge as it will be producing ac current and you need dc to charge the battery.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Jun 04, 2013

This condition can be the thermostat or a leak in the system that causes air to enter. I suggest a T-stat and a new radiator cap as both can cause this.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Apr 10, 2013

My guess is the seat belt warning buzzer.

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Apr 07, 2013

Could be a rusted out metal fuel tube or a
hose leak from rot or rust

1987 Volvo 240 | Answered on Dec 07, 2012

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