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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Xman
Mr. V, there were no codes. Here is a picture of...

Mr. V, there were no codes. Here is a picture of what the ring looked like before it was straightened.

http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt183/menarefrommars/Flywheel%205_zpsoqacq9xw.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Problem solved - purely mechanical. FOD (foreign...

Problem solved - purely mechanical. FOD (foreign object debris/damage) got inside the bell housing of the transmission and bent a portion of the plate that the rpm sensor uses to determine engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
ZVOLV, it does not lose injector pulse and spark...

ZVOLV, it does not lose injector pulse and spark while cranking. It loses it as soon as the engine fires up/starts. There is something definitely odd going on here.

Likely start checking the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
The ignition switch was isolated and gave power...

The ignition switch was isolated and gave power under all conditions.

I'm wondering. Do the later model 240s have a crash sensor that cuts the engine off in the event of an accident?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Update, surrendered and took to my Volvo...

Update, surrendered and took to my Volvo mechanic. Don't feel so bad because he is stuck also. He double checked all I had done and tracked down how it is failing a bit more. This has to be an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Thanks, 2manyturbos - I will checkout the...

Thanks, 2manyturbos - I will checkout the ignition switch. The car has 280,000 miles on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Well, found corrosion on the connect to the crank...

Well, found corrosion on the connect to the crank sensor. Cleaned it, no change. Replaced the crank sensor with a new one. Engine still exhibits the same symptoms. Hmmm .... Keep suggestions...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Thanks for the additional inputs. I will check...

Thanks for the additional inputs. I will check to see if I have a Radio suppression relay. Don't think I do as I only used mechanical parts for the turbo mod, e.g., turbo, manifold, injectors, etc....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Thanks, jobfraser and 2manyturbos. I will look...

Thanks, jobfraser and 2manyturbos. I will look into the crank position sensor. Keep any other thoughts coming.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By Xman
Mystery - 240 Engine Died

My 1993 Volvo 240 just flat up and died going up a hill. It has 1990 740 Turbo machinery on it along with ECU and fuel computer. I've worked on it for a couple weekends including installing new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
Well, I got the replacement transmission in...

Well, I got the replacement transmission in yesterday and all is working fine. Thanks for your suggestoins. The biggest issue turned out to be the filler tube. It has to come off to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
great picture, John2! Thanks. A picture is...

great picture, John2! Thanks. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
Well, I wasn't the first nor most likely the last...

Well, I wasn't the first nor most likely the last to take the drive plate off without marking it. The interesting part is I only found one location that addresses the proper way to reinstall the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
Well the torque converter went back on like...

Well the torque converter went back on like suggested. Only took a couple of minutes at most. Got the old tranny out then in my haste, forgot to mark the drive plate when I took it off the replace...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
here, goes. Let's see how long it takes me to...

here, goes. Let's see how long it takes me to get it back on correctly. Thanks for all the tips. They certainly help me understand what I need to accomplish for a task I have never done before.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
Thanks, for the tips. Looks like I better find a...

Thanks, for the tips. Looks like I better find a manual to make sure its back on correctly and make sure the "spring thing" isn't dangling.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By Xman
The torque converter fell off?

I was getting ready to change out automatic transmissions this afternoon on my '93 240. While cleaning the replacement, I tipped it just a little when moving it around and the torque converter fell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Xman
from your description, I thought it might be...

from your description, I thought it might be running lean. But then you said you could smell fuel. What would make it start running smoother when it warmed up?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By Xman
check the universal joints. That was the cause...

check the universal joints. That was the cause of my clunk.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By Xman
Thanks for all the useful comments. I need to...

Thanks for all the useful comments. I need to look for a transmission cooler. I used to have one for the 740 I had. Wonder if its still around or I scrapped it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By Xman
Thanks TrickMick! What a find of information. I...

Thanks TrickMick! What a find of information. I was just wonder whether I should save the tranny as a project in retirement. Lucky I had a spare tranny already of known origin (saved it from one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By Xman
Is a tranny rebuild something a home mechanic can...

Is a tranny rebuild something a home mechanic can do or does it need to be done by a transmission shop?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By Xman
Already have the new rear main seal. The current...

Already have the new rear main seal. The current one leaks so bad its like it isn't there any more. I have to park the car over an oil pan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By Xman
auto transmission woows!

I have a '93 245 with 260,000 miles on it. The transmission started to not shift crisply. Two days later it started to slip. Got so bad it was slipping in all gears. I couldn't make it up a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By Xman
I know what you are saying about being too long. ...

I know what you are saying about being too long. My daughter had the car in Boston. She was trying to sell the car when it broke. The local shops wanted over $1000 to fix it. I flew my son up on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By Xman
Volvo dealer had OEM part in-stock for only $45. ...

Volvo dealer had OEM part in-stock for only $45. Some on-line suppliers have them for $25 but they are not original Volvo parts and I would have had to wait. Dealer said this is a common failure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By Xman
What Strut Part is Broken? (S80)

The top of the front strut is broken on my Volvo S80. It's configuration is different from my other Volvos. I took the top nut off to get a closer look. Just wanted to check with others that might...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Xman
I pulled mine out and checked all the solder...

I pulled mine out and checked all the solder joints. I could find no cracks and both units looked comparable regarding solder joints. I did check the backside of the bigger gear and all 15 teeth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Xman
Thanks, scotti. I'll look at this tonight.

Thanks, scotti. I'll look at this tonight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Xman
Ok, no solution was posted. I'm now in the same...

Ok, no solution was posted. I'm now in the same boat. the original odometer with 256K became inop so replaced with a spare w/ 114K on it which only worked for 1k before it failed also. Got the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Xman
Not so fast. Car left in the sun for 4 days and...

Not so fast. Car left in the sun for 4 days and the trim has started to peel off. Thought the 3M adhesive would be good enough, even sprayed both surfaces. Any suggestions? Does anyone make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Xman
Interior Repair of Cloth Covered Trim

Volvo's use of foam-backed cloth trim on interior trim pieces, including the headliner provides a plush feeling but has bee problematic. Over time, the thin foam layer deteriorates and the cloth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
pilot bushing was still good and a little lube it...

pilot bushing was still good and a little lube it was smooth as new. I've never had luck removing one and this one was still good.

All the tips helped. It was just stuck together after 20 years....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
Thanks for all the tips. Hope to report success...

Thanks for all the tips. Hope to report success later today.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
second person working it out from the top - will...

second person working it out from the top - will try that too!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
Do all the bolts holding the tranny to the engine...

Do all the bolts holding the tranny to the engine block go from the rear forward?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
It is solid, no wiggle yet. This is my first...

It is solid, no wiggle yet. This is my first change of a Volvo tranny. I've done Chargers, Camaro, and MGs. I know what you mean about shaking like a Brit tranny. I'll have to try that. At least...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
yes removed the starter.

yes removed the starter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
Got these two and they were a bear. One took a...

Got these two and they were a bear. One took a wrench extention and all my strength to break free.


I also found some sort of sensor on top of the bell housing that wasn't shown in either of my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Xman
help, can't get manual tranny out of 740!?!

I have a 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo with a manual transmission. Its got 144K on it and the clutch started slipping in 4th so I'm replacing the clutch. I've got every thing disconnected from the wiring...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 419,677
Posted By Xman
Use orange tops (off an 850 I think) and you...

Use orange tops (off an 850 I think) and you won't have to add in the resistor pack. That is what I did and it has worked fine. Also had to change the ignition computer to a turbo. Many say the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Xman
Mine ignition module just failed on me. ...

Mine ignition module just failed on me. Everything worked but the start function. If you have to change the ignition module out, what a chore for only two screws. you are blind to the screws and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xman
You are correct. Thanks for keeping me straight....

You are correct. Thanks for keeping me straight. 90-93 240s had the same part as 85-92 740s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xman
well for anyone that has to change their ignition...

well for anyone that has to change their ignition module out, what a chore for only two screws. you are blind to the screws and they are straight slot so it took me a couple of hours to take a good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Xman
I've added a turbo to my 240 and run oil cooler...

I've added a turbo to my 240 and run oil cooler lines between the block and the engine mount on the right side. That side has been only lasting about a year before it sags and stretches to much. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xman
Thanks! I had checked 700/900 FAQ before but...

Thanks! I had checked 700/900 FAQ before but with your suggestion did a more thorough review and found what I needed. Looks like I'll be back in business this weekend with any luck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xman
everything works but the starter is inop. ...

everything works but the starter is inop. Starter less than one year old. Starter works fine when it gets juice. I've got a spare ignition switch I can try this weekend. Will have to figure out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xman
Lutajoe What was the end result? How did...

Lutajoe

What was the end result? How did you fix your problem? I have something similar with my 740 and your experience may help me. Car won't crank with key turned to start. Was intermittent....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Xman
when I found the collapsing nuts that Volvo uses...

when I found the collapsing nuts that Volvo uses I knew I just had to drill holes in the bumper cover large enough to slip them in then the would collapse and hold. When I cleaned the front bumper I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Xman
Thank Surf Brick

Thank Surf Brick
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