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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mr. V
Did you check for trouble codes? Best source...

Did you check for trouble codes?

Best source for good wiring diagrams: Mitchell manual, copied at our local library.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By Mr. V
When pulling a red block and transmission I now...

When pulling a red block and transmission I now remove not only the radiator / condenser / intercooler but also everything in front of and on top of it, including the light assembly: remove...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Mr. V
Since you're firing the parts cannon, you might...

Since you're firing the parts cannon, you might want to consider the knock sensor: a fairly long shot possibility.

see: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mr. V
It depends on whether you want the rear axle...

It depends on whether you want the rear axle suspended or hanging down.

If you want it suspended, use the jacking points on the side of the car to jack it up and put jack stands under the axle to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Mr. V
An easy way to check for spark is with a timing...

An easy way to check for spark is with a timing light.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Mr. V
Not sure which car you have, but if the...

Not sure which car you have, but if the alternator is on the passenger's side be sure to check the condition of the wires going to it: I've found degradation from oil and heat where they wrap under...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Mr. V
I just got rid of a bad clunk by changing strut...

I just got rid of a bad clunk by changing strut mounts, but it sounds like you did this recently.

People say that it's a good idea to verify that the bolts holding the front cross member to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Mr. V
My wife reports the problem typically occurs when...

My wife reports the problem typically occurs when the engine is warm, e.g. after she drives somewhere, gets out, lets it sit for fifteen or twenty minutes then restarts it.

By report it usually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Mr. V
I don't see that you cleaned the throttle body...

I don't see that you cleaned the throttle body and throttle position switch and also properly adjusted the switch position.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Mr. V
I recently removed the intake and cleaned /...

I recently removed the intake and cleaned / inspected everything.

TB was cleaned, found no air leaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Mr. V
Use a test light to verify that you get power to...

Use a test light to verify that you get power to the solenoid when the button is pushed; if there is power verify that the solenoid works when activated (feel it, should detect it operating when the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Mr. V
940 intermittent rough running

'92 940 Turbo, higher miles, well maintained: my wife says it occasionally will run very rough, sort of chugging and vibrating a bit, and will then clear for no apparent reason.

No codes.

Any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Mr. V
I just tinkered with that setup on our '92 940,...

I just tinkered with that setup on our '92 940, and with torque specs I too was in the dark.

I tightened them both by hand, using more torque on part #8.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mr. V
Make certain that the hole / fitting on the water...

Make certain that the hole / fitting on the water pump that the pipe end slides into is completely free of contaminants and smooth.

Use either some RTV or Vaseline on the O-ring to allow it to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mr. V
For a down and dirty fix that may or may not...

For a down and dirty fix that may or may not work, try cleaning it up with carb cleaner or brake cleaner, wire brush the area, then douse it with a sealant like Goop.

I did it to an oil pan gasket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mr. V
What is the a photo of?

What is the a photo of?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr. V
Lots to choose from on ebay.

Lots to choose from on ebay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr. V
I wonder whether using Plastic Weld (or similar...

I wonder whether using Plastic Weld (or similar product) would result in a lasting repair for the crack on the coolant reservoir?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Mr. V
OP: If in fact the marks had slipped you'd...

OP:

If in fact the marks had slipped you'd certainly notice a drop off in performance.

The engine would not then run correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Mr. V
Or you can usually find Volvo parts on e-bay.

Or you can usually find Volvo parts on e-bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By Mr. V
see:...

see: http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/Interior-TrimandPanels1.html#Headliner%20Replacement
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Mr. V
Years ago I found great wiring diagrams at the...

Years ago I found great wiring diagrams at the public library of all places in a source called The Mitchell Manuals, if i recall correctly.

This was during the last century; no idea what their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Mr. V
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Mr. V
cutting / fabbing oil drain pipe

Doing a turbo replacement in a '92 940 and am looking for an alternative way to attach the oil drain / return pipe.

I seem to recall someone here talked about cutting the metal pipe, removing a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Mr. V
Absolutely. If your front tire is not held...

Absolutely.

If your front tire is not held on correctly and is loose its wobble would set up a lot of vibration.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Mr. V
They look fine.

They look fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mr. V
"It just might not be the right car for you if...

"It just might not be the right car for you if you're taking it to a mechanic and paying $100 an hour for labor to work through the backlog"

Truer words were never spoken.

Owning these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,561
Posted By Mr. V
What about buying an OEM plug from the Volvo...

What about buying an OEM plug from the Volvo parts dept. at your closest Volvo dealer?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mr. V
I get the impression you're a bit of a newbie to...

I get the impression you're a bit of a newbie to car repair (we all have started there).

Replacing a timing belt is not as simple as replacing an alternator belt: a lot more is involved.

You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mr. V
You should be fine, as the redblock is a...

You should be fine, as the redblock is a non-interference design engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Mr. V
Check the integrity of the pickup and its wiring...

Check the integrity of the pickup and its wiring on the rear axle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Mr. V
^ This Ratcheting wrench ...

^
This

Ratcheting wrench

http://https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QCwWSPapL._AC_SY355_.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Mr. V
You might want to contact Detroil Axle to check...

You might want to contact Detroil Axle to check on availability.

They have racks for a bit over two hundred dollars but their site says they are currently out of stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mr. V
Change the timing belt and tensioner while you're...

Change the timing belt and tensioner while you're at it, and maybe the front seals.

Inspect the wire bundle that wraps under the front of the engine: often gets crumbly and fails.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,561
Posted By Mr. V
Put some of that anti-seize on the spark plug...

Put some of that anti-seize on the spark plug threads to make them easier to remove as well as some dielectric grease on their tip and adjoining white ceramic area also.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By Mr. V
If you decide to remove, inspect and repair the...

If you decide to remove, inspect and repair the overdrive be sure to follow the correct procedure when shutting off the engine.

If you do it wrong the OD won't come out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By Mr. V
A high idle could be from a bad coolant temp...

A high idle could be from a bad coolant temp sensor or its wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,561
Posted By Mr. V
Replace the timing belt and its tensioner while...

Replace the timing belt and its tensioner while you are at it and be sure to adjust the valves.

Also the hoses and belts if at all dicey.

On the subject of head gaskets, is there any consensus...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,152
Posted By Mr. V
Plan B:If you can get the funds, buy a used pick...

Plan B:If you can get the funds, buy a used pick up and a used car trailer in No. California; use them to travel cross -country, then sell the truck and trailer in South Carolina.

Hell, you might...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,152
Posted By Mr. V
No idea of cost, but you might want to look into...

No idea of cost, but you might want to look into the cost of renting a small U-Haul truck for your stuff and a trailer to trailer your car behind it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mr. V
Irv changed his oil every three thousand miles. ...

Irv changed his oil every three thousand miles.

With such frequent oil changes it really may not matter too much which weight or brand he used.

I change oil and filter frequently and use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mr. V
940 knock sensor issue

1992 940 Turbo.

Car keeps throwing this code: 1-4-3; I clear it, fire it up, it returns.

Book says "knock sensor."

Bought a new one: no change.

Checking the wiring diagram, it shows each...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Mr. V
bad gas

I stopped for gas at a Mobil station for my '82 244 Turbo, as did my wife for her '92 940 Turbo, and thereafter we both developed similar drive-ability problems.

The cars start okay but often (not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,941
Posted By Mr. V
Are you talking about the hole where you use an...

Are you talking about the hole where you use an allen wrench to adjust it?

Mine is open, exposed and never been plugged: so I should plug it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,321
Posted By Mr. V
Since the pan's bolt head is too stripped for a...

Since the pan's bolt head is too stripped for a ratchet wrench, that leaves you with Vise Grips.

Not nearly as good, but try them, and of course you'll need a bigger hammer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,321
Posted By Mr. V
Soak the area in denatured alcohol or paint...

Soak the area in denatured alcohol or paint thinner to try to soften it up.

Heat it with a heat gun (not an open flame).

Use a stout ratchet wrench with the same number of points on the wrench...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mr. V
This video might help ... ...

This video might help ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-X-3UQGwjI&feature=emb_logo
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,561
Posted By Mr. V
It's always a good idea to replace hoses,...

It's always a good idea to replace hoses, especially if there are leaks and you aren't sure how many miles they've seen.

With the hose off, inspect the hose fittings on the radiator: often the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Mr. V
With the plastic being melted you'll likely be...

With the plastic being melted you'll likely be chasing problems, so why not buy a new assembly?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Mr. V
Check the health of the battery and make sure all...

Check the health of the battery and make sure all battery cable connections are sound.

Otherwise you might have a failing starter / solenoid.
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