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Volvo 240 repairs-upgrades-Links

All the posts about my Volvo on this blog, click here.

My YouTube channel & My favorite Volvo 200 series YOUTUBE videos

Articles, Forums, Blogs, Photos, Tech tips, Advice, How to’s, parts and classifieds.

Volvo 200 Series on Wikipedia Check out his Moose decals and stickers

Brickspeed forum

Volvolution forum

Suspension Tips 200 series (currently not available) Tech article with pics how to repair/replace wiper linkage/motor on Volvo 240 series Cross reference table for ECUs and Air Mass Meter #’s  200 series tips, articles, links 240 E-code headlamps comparisons Rear Trailing Arm Bushing replacement photos

Suhaimi “Kri” Othman – Growing Old Gracefully with a 1985 Brick

Mostly 85 and older 200 series models tips

My YouTube channel & My favorite Volvo 200 series YOUTUBE videos

My favorite Ebay Sellers of parts for Volvo 200 series cars.
Volvorecycles – Great prices, new stuff being added.
Swedish Auto Lamps for Less
Matts-Coins and Volvo Parts
240 Salvage

Parts Sources
Seat bottom foam (new) and accessories for Volvo 240 Many of most commonly replaced parts, many special aftermarket parts, great advice and suggestions – moderately priced, competitive, great values and shipping. Many of most commonly replaced parts, some special aftermarket parts, moderately priced, competitive, great values and shipping. Side marker turn signals kits and how to. Some harder to find OEM type replacement parts for 240 series High quality plastic gears for odometers. For ’86 – ’91 Volvo 240s and more. Body kits for Volvo 240s Located in Sweden  Great Prices Overseas shipping. fuel injectors fuel injector cleaning and flow testing fuel injector cleaning and flow testing

OEM style replacement for 240 series heater flow valve (ipd.usa sells the original design; still searching for other retailers. See link near top of this page. Most OEM style replacement parts for 240 OEM dealer type replacement parts for 240 Most replacement parts for 240 Performance aftermarket parts for 240 Performance aftermarket parts for 240 Performance aftermarket parts for 240 and more Performance aftermarket parts for 240 and more

TOOLS for working on your Volvo Trailing Arm Bushing tool Arm Bushing tool Many specialty tools like ones for inner tie rods, bushings, pullers, etc.
Of course there are dozens of good sources for parts on Ebay, Craigslist, etc.

timing belt change/tensioner

timing belt seals tensioner

oil pan gasket

Thermostat related trouble

ECU and Fuel chips for 240

Intake separating air preheat shutter valve

oil in the intake and throttle body

Emissions ECU and AMM cross reference matches

Diagnostics OBD codes

Tune Up and Codes

Fault codes, ECU loose, wiring

Replacement Options O2 sensors

Electrical strange charging issues

alternator troubles

alternator issue

battery dies

battery dying

alternators for 240s

Lighting – Headlamps – Taillamps – Interior – Side markers – Turn Signals
Side Marker Lights wiring Side marker turn signals kits and how to.

Keyless Entry system wiring.
Keyless entry system aftermarket wiring Volvo 240 series doors.
Remote start install 90-93 200 series

Fuel System
Fuel pump and filter under car

fuel pumps

short hose – in tank pump

fuel injectors cleaning and testing service

fuel injector cleaning and servicing


auto transmission linkage bushings

trans fluid change

speed sensor


shifter bushings

trans shaft bushing

center driveshaft bushing bearing replacement

reverse neutral switch repair


driveshaft support bearing/bushing and flex coupling

Rear Axle
center support bearing noise

Differential differential pinion

replacing steering rack ball joints tie rod ends

suspension upgrades advice

best suspension options


strut mount to insert shaft nut tightening

front struts

strut replacement

more on strut replacement


koni struts/shocks

suspension options

clunk from front – strut insert nut

konis and spacers

offset wrench/tools

offset wrench tools cont.

offset wrench tools cont.2

control arms

Shock Absorbers
shock absorbers replacement options


Ball Joints
ball joints replacement without a vise

ball joint replacement experience

replacing ball joints cont.

replacing ball joints cont.2

ball joints

more on ball joints


torque rod bushings removal install

control arm rear bushing

drive shaft center support bearing removal and replacement

front control arms rear bushing replacement

oem trailing arm bushing orientation

hole saw and trailing arm bushings

engine and trans. mounts replacement

trans mount

motor mounts

transmission mounts

transmission mounts cont.

Transmission tailshaft bushing removal and tool-240

steering system

polyeurethane control arm bushings

control arms and rear end issue

control arms and strut mounts
trailing arm bushing photos

Anti-Sway Bars
anti-sway bars/wheels

Brakes brake trouble

parking brake

parking brake problems



Exhaust system components/brands Starla vs Volvo

downpipe and system replacement

steering rack stiff when cold

replacing steering rack ball joints etc.

steering wheel centered


steering system

Front end vibration/shake at 40 to 50 mph

steering rack
Replacing inner tie rods on 240 rack CAM and ZF
Swapping the steering rack

Wheels for 200 series. 240 244 245

Stock Virgos are 15×6″ with 20mm offset.
The higher the offset, the more inset the wheel will sit.
20mm offset, 17×8 wheels fit fine on a 240.

Wiring harnesses for Driver and Passenger side tailgate.

Wiring harnesses for Driver and Passenger side tailgate.


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    Thank you, Steve.
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    • hotcrowd said

      Thank you very much! I’m still working on videos and more photos of work I’ve done on my car.
      Hope I can help many others save time and money on their cars also.
      Best wishes to you.


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