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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By MasterBlaster
Check fuse #4 (brake lights and shifter) and #9...

Check fuse #4 (brake lights and shifter) and #9 (shifter).
The fuse box is in the the center, below the radio, behind the shifter.
Remove the ashtray, then lift the bar at the bottom of the ashtray...
Forum: website & board Yesterday, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By MasterBlaster
I thought "size doesn't matter"? :???:

I thought "size doesn't matter"? :???:
Forum: website & board Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just below the thread list is a box called...

Just below the thread list is a box called "Display Options".
You might notice the far right option defaults to "Last Day".
Click on it, pick something longer, and Voila... more posts. :)

You...
Forum: website & board 09-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 547
Posted By MasterBlaster
Define "installed". 1 - Unplugged old bulb,...

Define "installed".

1 - Unplugged old bulb, plugged in new bulb.
2 - Replaced signal housing and socket, spliced into old wiring.
3 - Disconnected battery and a dozen other wires you didn't know...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,440
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yeah, what's with cars that won't run just...

Yeah, what's with cars that won't run just because a critical sensor isn't installed to the proper depth and orientation. It's just crazy!! :spin:



PS... Fix. The. Mounting. Hole.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By MasterBlaster
Longer version... Take off oil cap. Look in...

Longer version...
Take off oil cap.
Look in hole at camshaft.
Have buddy turn key.
Camshaft turns? Belt's okay.
Camshaft doesn't turn? Buy and install new belt and tensioner kit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By MasterBlaster
How dirty / rusty / cruddy are the threads? Stuff...

How dirty / rusty / cruddy are the threads? Stuff gets jammed in a precision-cut thread = nuts don't want to turn = excessive force destroys nut (or spindle). Can you get a new nut? If so, die...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By MasterBlaster
Late again... :roll: Assuming this works,...

Late again... :roll:

Assuming this works, 1981 240 wiring from Mitchell...
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1INkN6fCtqo_Wa2g7wKKwWeCZft4SrlDd

Light switch on 3rd page, lower right side....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assume you mean on a 240? (You didn't say) ...

I assume you mean on a 240? (You didn't say)
The 4 that attach the mounting "anchor" to the bottom of the strut?
Those only take 17 ft-lbs. Were they made of Play-Doh, or what??
Did the bolts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By MasterBlaster
Kind of hard to see your pics. Need a...

Kind of hard to see your pics.
Need a magnifying glass and a flashlight.

https://memegenerator.net/img/images/11210828/too-small-cant-see-ben-chang.jpg

Anyway, blow this diagram up real big,...
Forum: website & board 08-22-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By MasterBlaster
This thread? ...

This thread?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341261&page=10
Page 10 has a to-do list that's twice as wide as my screen.
Earlier on page 1, the photos almost fit, but going to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By MasterBlaster
I suppose this description from Worldpac gives...

I suppose this description from Worldpac gives all that info...

1981 Volvo 242 Engine ID: B21F

1274962 Auxiliary Fan Switch. Includes the Fan Switch Bushing.

Some aftermarket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,959
Posted By MasterBlaster
Get a vial of water, a religious icon of your...

Get a vial of water, a religious icon of your choice and repeat with me...


The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo compels you.
The power of Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By MasterBlaster
Is the gas pedal itself moving freely, or are the...

Is the gas pedal itself moving freely, or are the pivot points rusty and seized? Any floor mats or under-dash panels rubbing against the pedal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By MasterBlaster
My theory: It''s probably there to keep any...

My theory: It''s probably there to keep any excess spline grease from getting into the hollow shaft and settling in one spot, which would cause a vibration. Tiny hole in the middle lets air pass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By MasterBlaster
Maybe he used to be a Chevy guy? A lot of them...

Maybe he used to be a Chevy guy? A lot of them had functional vents that actually opened, because the rear door windows didn't roll down.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By MasterBlaster
Online at Volvo: ...

Online at Volvo:
https://volvo.custhelp.com/app/manuals/OwnersManual/om_id/1369
Also one of many PDF versions:
http://360.haubits.net/volvo_740_owners_manual_1989[1].pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/...

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Glass--left-Genuine-Classic-Part/1125805/1268537.html
See "What This Fits"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By MasterBlaster
Stop throwing parts at it until you do. Takes a...

Stop throwing parts at it until you do.
Takes a whole 5 seconds to check.

1 - Remove oil cap.
B - Look in hole at cam.
7c - Someone turn the key.
XVII - Does cam turn?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By MasterBlaster
Ah, yes. Did it come with 2 metal clips, as...

Ah, yes.

Did it come with 2 metal clips, as shown here?
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=71619&cc=1288021&jsn=541
https://www.rockauto.com/info/336/336_368085_3__ra_p.jpg

If so,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't see any mention of sway bar end links or...

I don't see any mention of sway bar end links or bar-to-frame bushings.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By MasterBlaster
The mentioned "Greenbook"... ...

The mentioned "Greenbook"...

http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/Rex%20%3A%20Regina/TP31903-1Rex%20Regina.pdf

It's the "Pressure sensor" graph at the bottom of page 3.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By MasterBlaster
Cat overheating from running way too rich? One...

Cat overheating from running way too rich? One quick and easy "maybe" thing... pull the vacuum hose off the fuel pressure regulator (while running) and see if the internal diaphragm has split,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did you account for the extra "kickdown" range? I...

Did you account for the extra "kickdown" range? I went out and played with mine, turning the pulley instead of mashing the gas pedal... (Do what I say, not what I do!!) :)

I also have a video...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By MasterBlaster
Do you mean this thing? Various tech info...

Do you mean this thing?
Various tech info starting on page 21.

https://people.ohio.edu/ridgely/Volvo_docs/Volvo_DataPocket_700-900.pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By MasterBlaster
I was going to post the looooooong verision, but...

I was going to post the looooooong verision, but basically...

At idle, the little crimped-on nub should be .25-1.0 mm (top pic) from the end of the cable housing's adjustable sleeve, with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By MasterBlaster
Technically, you'd use both. The white wire gets...

Technically, you'd use both. The white wire gets 12v from fuse 21, the blue provides a variable ground signal via the dash dimmer knob, under the temp gauge. White and ground would give you full...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
240: No heat.
Views: 722
Posted By MasterBlaster
Are the rad and reservoir full? The usual first...

Are the rad and reservoir full?
The usual first symptom of low coolant level is loss of heat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By MasterBlaster
Jack up wheel. Spin wheel. No click? Take...

Jack up wheel.
Spin wheel.
No click? Take screw / nail / pebble out of tire.
Still clicks? Move heat shield / brake line away from inner wheel weights.
Still clicks? Check torque on ALL nuts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By MasterBlaster
http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/740%20Wir...

http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/740%20Wiring%20Diagrams/Volvo%20740%201991%20Wiring.pdf - Page 21.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By MasterBlaster
Springs hold the car up off the ground. ...

Springs hold the car up off the ground.
Shocks are basically oil-filled tubes with a piston inside that, you know, "absorbs shocks", and after you hit a small bump, keeps the car from going...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By MasterBlaster
Definitely a figment. It's just a rubber plug...

Definitely a figment. It's just a rubber plug with a handle. Looks like this:

https://autopartsfair.com/images/products/engineparts/b305018622bos.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,592
Posted By MasterBlaster
Just covering all the bases here... There should...

Just covering all the bases here... There should be a big thick washer behind the nut, otherwise it can "miss" the tensioner's hollow hub. The nut gets torqued to 37 ft-lbs. The big spring on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,592
Posted By MasterBlaster
Depending on exactly where the crank stopped, the...

Depending on exactly where the crank stopped, the cam could "spring" forward and all the slack could end up on the "wrong" side of the run. Have you retensioned the belt since installation (as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By MasterBlaster
Kinda like... ? ...

Kinda like... ?
http://www.v-performance.com/content_files/12_3_10%20013_2.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By MasterBlaster
Lubed the o-ring and pipe with compressor oil? ...

Lubed the o-ring and pipe with compressor oil?
Putting it in the right way around (short end first)?
Putting it in the right pipe (frame rail style: pipe to firewall)?
Goes into pipe 35 short end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By MasterBlaster
Well, I still can't see it, so I'll let...

Well, I still can't see it, so I'll let Tinypic.com have a go...

http://oi65.tinypic.com/23rwqat.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By MasterBlaster
How much of the car's wiring got replaced? ...

How much of the car's wiring got replaced?
1986 is one of the "biodegradable" insulation years.
Engine compartment harnesses were especially vulnerable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By MasterBlaster
The happy brown gasket follows the edge of the...

The happy brown gasket follows the edge of the cover all the way up, sticking out a little bit past the edges and around all the bolt "flanges", except the top one. My guess is they broke off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By MasterBlaster
Jumped the switch, or the plug? Are the...

Jumped the switch, or the plug?
Are the terminals in the switch loose and wiggling around? Is the square plastic part the plug attaches to still crimped firmly into the switch, or is it loose? Are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By MasterBlaster
I assume any spacers (if needed) were put in the...

I assume any spacers (if needed) were put in the struts before the inserts, and that the gland nuts don't actually bottom out on the tubes, but stop short, indicating that the inserts are being...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By MasterBlaster
Was it hot that day? Was the A/C on? Usually...

Was it hot that day? Was the A/C on? Usually you get puddles of water on the ground as the frost on the evaporator and low-pressure line melts and drips out the drain, but the drain is plugged, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By MasterBlaster
Hmmm... any chance the butt-end of the 90 said...

Hmmm... any chance the butt-end of the 90 said "760"?

That fancy-pants version of the 7-series started using the sloped cluster in 88, along with an aluminum hood, "aero" headlights, tilt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By MasterBlaster
It wasn't the plugs I was curious about. It was...

It wasn't the plugs I was curious about. It was how you managed to cram the rectangular 90 cluster into the 91's slope-sided hole.

http://oi65.tinypic.com/uai4j.jpg

Either yours isn't a 91, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By MasterBlaster
How did you manage that? The 740 clusters are...

How did you manage that? The 740 clusters are completely different between 90 and 91. :???:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By MasterBlaster
Where are you measuring the "play"?

Where are you measuring the "play"?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By MasterBlaster
Disconnect steering shaft u-joint (if you can get...

Disconnect steering shaft u-joint (if you can get at it) and kick the wheels in the direction you want to go? :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By MasterBlaster
That's what I did 5 years ago. Bypassed the core,...

That's what I did 5 years ago. Bypassed the core, then took a week or so to dismantle stuff a few pieces at a time (still driving it to work every day!) Fuse box sitting on the tunnel, on a towel no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By MasterBlaster
Did you read your other thread yet? As...

Did you read your other thread yet?

As stated in the last reply, on page 28 of this PDF:
http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/940%20Wiring%20Diagrams/Volvo%20940%201993.pdf
Look at Grid 22-C...
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