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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks for the tips, very useful. Plugged...

Thanks for the tips, very useful. Plugged everything back in, started it up, shook those pesky ground wires by the intake runners (the multi wire to one wire solder joint), no light came on. Hope...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Johnnya101
240 123 Code, bad signal from ECT

Just started getting an issue the other day. All the suddenly the other day, after about ten minutes of driving, the engine light came on for the first time since I've owned the car. Checked the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Johnnya101
Had the same problem on my 91. It would die or be...

Had the same problem on my 91. It would die or be very hard to start and would stall in heavy rain.

Microcracked distributor crack that was over 100k miles old.

Cheap and easy fix. You should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Johnnya101
I see what happened now. Looking at ebay photos,...

I see what happened now. Looking at ebay photos, 1991 on they left out the light and wire, however they kept the rectangular cutout and screw hole. Someone threw a light in and didn't know they never...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Johnnya101
Positive. No accidents, hood paint matches wear...

Positive. No accidents, hood paint matches wear pattern on the rest of the body, no marks on hinges or bolts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Johnnya101
Very helpful, thank you! Strange there is a light...

Very helpful, thank you! Strange there is a light that clearly was used, yet no wire! Did the 240 you check have the light yet no wire?


Such a small detail, just bugs me though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Johnnya101
Interesting feature, thanks for answering that.

Interesting feature, thanks for answering that.
Forum: showroom 04-25-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By Johnnya101
Been a while since I have updated. Lot more...

Been a while since I have updated.

Lot more has been done since then.
-New windshield
-New center console (you know, that broken or smashed one between the seats)
-Replaced broken seatbelt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Johnnya101
Help with underwood light (Need photo)

I have a 1991 245 that has the factory hood and factory mercury hood light, however there is no wire going to it. I am quite puzzled. There is no green wire floating around the engine either. Would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Plugged in the new relay, turned the key to I......

Plugged in the new relay, turned the key to I... Nothing. Turned to II, the seatbelt light lit up, and the chime worked. Turned back to I, heard a chirp. Turns out the switch I rebuilt had an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
No bad leaks on this one! Not a speck of rust...

No bad leaks on this one! Not a speck of rust either, and no corrosion on the fuse box.

Have another relay on the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Dome light now works properly! When opening and...

Dome light now works properly! When opening and closing the driver's door, the light stays on for around 15-20 seconds and shuts off. Other three doors immediately shut it off. Works properly.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Thank you for the diagram. I did not look for the...

Thank you for the diagram. I did not look for the relay yet because I wanted to see if I could find anything on why the chime doesn't work. I find it hard to believe both the chime AND light relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
I have checked continuity for everything. All...

I have checked continuity for everything. All good. Tested the switch too. Good. All wiring for the chime and associated parts looks good. I'm thinking it is a bad relay at this point, and I have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
He said it has never worked, and the car was...

He said it has never worked, and the car was completely stock when he bought it. The battery is out right now so I'll use my multimeter and check continuity for the power wires.

Yeah I know, this...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By Johnnya101
It is! Needed a bit of minor work, but it is the...

It is! Needed a bit of minor work, but it is the most rust free car I have ever seen. No rust. Nothing. Perfectly clean. Three super small dents. All original paint.

I'm sure you have heard the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Removed the relay (HOLY F THAT THING IS HARD TO...

Removed the relay (HOLY F THAT THING IS HARD TO GET TO). Opened it up. Looks fine.

Only other thing I can think of is a bad door switch at this point, but that would not explain it not going off...
Forum: showroom 12-20-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks for letting me know. That upper hinge is a...

Thanks for letting me know. That upper hinge is a pain. The lower one creaks loudly as well so that could make sense.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Great, thank you. Used those charts and...

Great, thank you.

Used those charts and traced the seatbelt light wires to the bulb. It was buried behind the heater controls. I pulled it out and will buy a light plate for it. Still have to mess...
Forum: showroom 12-19-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By Johnnya101
John's 245

Hello folks,

Figured I would started a new thread for my new wagon. It is a light blue 1991 240 wagon. Bought from a member here, in fact, here are the old threads:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By Johnnya101
From what I have seen, the black ones have an...

From what I have seen, the black ones have an extra most likely unused pin. They are the same functionally otherwise (from what I know).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By Johnnya101
Help with door chime and seatbelt light

Howdy folks,

Got another question about my 245. It is a 1991.

Previous owner put in a new Pioneer radio. To do so, the old wiring harness was hacked a bit. New speaker wires were also run. Do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By Johnnya101
Had to be done! I find it hard to believe there...

Had to be done! I find it hard to believe there was not even mention of how to remove a switch anywhere except I think one post years ago. These are getting super hard to find.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,370
Posted By Johnnya101
Alrighty, here is my first attempt at printing a...

Alrighty, here is my first attempt at printing a urethane gear. Came out pretty well knowing how small these are... Doesnt look the best but the teeth and the gear itself are close to accurate, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,370
Posted By Johnnya101
If I had the file, I could print a gear for you...

If I had the file, I could print a gear for you in urethane with my 3d printer and see if that makes it better. I'll look on Google and see if anyone has a file...

Edit.

Yeeup, got a 3d file....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By Johnnya101
If you can't find one, and need one fast remember...

If you can't find one, and need one fast remember Porsche and Saabs use the same ones. $80, but brand new switch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By Johnnya101
Post GUIDE: How to Rebuild your 240 Power Mirror Switches!

After my recent purchase of Sven the 245, I noticed some things in the car that needed some attention. The power mirrors were one of the things. The car originally came with manual mirrors, and were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By Johnnya101
I found that I had a non airbag felt piece in my...

I found that I had a non airbag felt piece in my stash of parts. It's a bit tired but I wanted to see if it would work.

It most definitely does make a difference. You don't even need the top...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks for all the replies. I’ll see if I can get...

Thanks for all the replies. I’ll see if I can get ahold of an earlier pre airbag felt piece just to see for the heck of it if it fits. The clip holes are all there already. If not I’ll zip tie it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks for answering so quickly! How did they...

Thanks for answering so quickly! How did they overlook this?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By Johnnya101
Quick under dash felt question

On my late 245 I noticed the driver's underdash felt was very loose and was rubbing on my legs. After removing the knee bolster, it appears to have been cut and was only connected at the bottom.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Johnnya101
Great, thanks. I am probably going to leave it...

Great, thanks. I am probably going to leave it disconnected because I plan on possibly putting in a gauge, but not sure. If not, I will let you know. The plastic bit was crumbling in my hand so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Johnnya101
Oil pressure sender wire?

On my new 240, I spotted what appears to be the sender for the idiot light a by the alternator and oil filter (1991). There was no wire connected to it. After some searches online, I decided to look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Johnnya101
I take it back. The door has a significant amount...

I take it back. The door has a significant amount of play. First time I've had to check door pins and I was trying to move the door while open all the way. When almost closed it rocks up and down a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Johnnya101
I did not feel any significant play. Is it...

I did not feel any significant play. Is it possible the hinges just sunk from 260k miles of wear?

Are pins easy to replace on these? Maybe I should try replacing them anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Johnnya101
Help with door sag

I have my new to me 1991 245SE.

The driver's door has a slight sag, moreso in the rear. The pinstripe was a hair off and the rubber seal was rubbing at the top. I placed a washer under each bottom...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,368
Posted By Johnnya101
Thanks DL, that's a great idea! They are cheap...

Thanks DL, that's a great idea! They are cheap enough to get a couple at some point. Think I can look at the sedan next Monday. I will try and remember to update. Supposedly no rust besides the spot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,368
Posted By Johnnya101
So pretty much what I was thinking. I would like...

So pretty much what I was thinking. I would like the mint interior of the sedan over the ripped up ugly tan vinyl wagon interior. Only spot of rust (so far from photos) on the sedan is a little teeny...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,368
Posted By Johnnya101
Question Help me decide between two cars?

Hi folks,

Sold my 88 sedan a few months back due to some windshield gasket rust and I kind of wanted a wagon.

I have been looking since I have sold it for a replacement and have not found any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,216
Posted By Johnnya101
Perfect, just what I was looking for. I'll be on...

Perfect, just what I was looking for. I'll be on the lookout for a late 940 then. Don't mind washing it, have hose in the garage and I'll bring it to the car wash too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,216
Posted By Johnnya101
Yeah, I had experience with my 88 240 last winter...

Yeah, I had experience with my 88 240 last winter and that was not something I would risk again. So a 940 it is I guess. It shouldnt rust with being washed and undercoated as much as a 240? I was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,216
Posted By Johnnya101
Question Will a 940 survive with salt?

Instead of being able to have two summer cars like I wanted, my parents are only allowing me one (a 60s Corvair!). So now I can't get a 240 like I wanted because I need it year round, and in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By Johnnya101
Yep, well call this topic solved. I'm stupid. Had...

Yep, well call this topic solved. I'm stupid. Had no idea 240s had that.

Trunk works now. Hahaha. Still going to clean it though, I'm sure it never has been. Thank you all for your input.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By Johnnya101
Hmmmmm.... This has me thinking now. Let me go...

Hmmmmm.... This has me thinking now. Let me go check this out. Maybe that's why.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By Johnnya101
Yeah, I'm in northern NH. It's been working fine...

Yeah, I'm in northern NH. It's been working fine in the spring, summer and fall, but lately I've noticed the door locks and now the trunk are getting sticky in the cold. I'll try and get to this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By Johnnya101
Trunk won't unlock with doors, but can unlock with key

Hi all,

Just recently noticed this porblem with my 88 240. The trunk won't unlock electronically, but I can unlock it with a key. I've been reading it's probably needing a cleaning. Can anyone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By Johnnya101
Will do, Ill try and get to it tomorrow and Ill...

Will do, Ill try and get to it tomorrow and Ill update. Just spray inside and just work it a bit...? Anything special that needs to be looked at or cleaned specifically?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By Johnnya101
Going by this chart...

Going by this chart (http://www.nuceng.ca/bill/volvo/database/ecu.htm), its an LH2.2. It is all stock and original, so not a newer engine or anything.

I believe I read the IAC is a metal can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By Johnnya101
Question Fast idle upon start, mostly when cold.

Hello all,

This issue is on a 1988 240DL.

I've had some high idle issues in the past. During the summer, when temps are around 90, sometimes my 240 will have a high idle shortly after starting....
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