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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 504
Diagnosing clacking noise

1986
245

https://imgur.com/s72Y3PV

I have recently noticed a clacking noise coming from the engine; it seems to be coming from around the alternator. It sounds like something is loose. But so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By 504
If none of the other suggestions turn up anything...

If none of the other suggestions turn up anything conclusive, check your harmonic balancer. It may be slipping (broken rubber) which means the water pump doesn't turn as much as it should.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By 504
That's exactly how I powered my extra clock for a...

That's exactly how I powered my extra clock for a while, for amusement value, after taking it out and putting in a tach and small clock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By 504
Here is the link to the correct ZF rebuild kit....

Here is the link to the correct ZF rebuild kit. It's less if you get it direct from the company. This is made by Kotek.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By 504
After further research, I found this interesting...

After further research, I found this interesting thread with some pictures of a rebuild.

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=335887

I also found this 65 page PDF of a ZF service...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By 504
According to my email with Jorgen back in...

According to my email with Jorgen back in February, they are no longer rebuilding these racks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By 504
Rebuild Kit for ZF steering rack?

1986 245 M46

My ZF steering rack was leaking very badly, so I bought a rack from a local salvage yard to replace it. The replacement turned out to be a CAM rack. After installing the replacement,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By 504
Ordered the kit. Thanks Roy & hiperfauto!

Ordered the kit. Thanks Roy & hiperfauto!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By 504
So it actually has to be connected on both sides?...

So it actually has to be connected on both sides? I had asked my man at the junkyard to pull the mounting hardware, but all he came up with was the U-bolt, so I was under the impression it was only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By 504
I have the U bolt, so does this mount directly?...

I have the U bolt, so does this mount directly? (See pictures.)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By 504
Mounting block for Cam steering rack 1359900

1986, 245, M46.

My steering rack is leaking badly so I am going to replace it. Before doing so, I want to make sure I have all parts on hand.

My original rack is ZF with the mount on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By 504
Any fix, other than rebuilding? Use heavier oil? ...

Any fix, other than rebuilding? Use heavier oil?

Or just keep running until it stops.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By 504
I hear it all the time. I suspected an...

I hear it all the time.

I suspected an accessory bushing for a while, but after I changed out most of them, there was no change. There are a few I haven't gotten to yet, on the inner part of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By 504
This is with cylinder 4 disconnected. This time...

This is with cylinder 4 disconnected. This time it seemed louder.

https://imgur.com/a/zQEqVaa

Note: 1986, 245, M46.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By 504
Cylinder 1 disconnected: noise is louder. ...

Cylinder 1 disconnected: noise is louder.
Cylinder 2 disconnected: noise is louder.
Cylinder 3 disconnected: noise is about the same.
Cylinder 4 disconnected: noise is still present, but was more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By 504
Engine knock, piston slap, or...?

I started hearing a knocking sound about a year ago. It seems to have gotten louder.

Movie (turn on sound)
https://imgur.com/viUXVwz

Any insights on exactly what's going on and the fix?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By 504
I ordered the S pipe.

I ordered the S pipe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By 504
NA

NA
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By 504
Tailpipe: L shape vs. S for 245

My tailpipe is done. But it seems the L shape pipe is NLA. Does the S shape pipe fit in a wagon? Going by the pictures, it doesn't look like it would.

Anyone have an L pipe available?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By 504
Rear door lock won't move

1986 245

The rear door lock on the driver's side won't go down anymore. It's stuck in the unlocked position. I took of the door card to try and fix it, but couldn't find anything obvious. I tugged...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By 504
Window falling down

1986 245, manual windows.

The driver side window won't roll up all the way anymore. When it gets near the top, you hear a click-click-click of the main gear apparently running out of teeth. After...
Forum: website & board 03-19-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,351
Posted By 504
Since the update: 1. I have to log in....

Since the update:

1. I have to log in. Every. Single. Time. (Whereas before I could stay logged in indefinitely.)

2. I have to log in multiple times per visit. Usually within minutes it asks me...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By 504
Some possibilities: 1. Check the fluid...

Some possibilities:

1. Check the fluid level. If it's low, check that your solenoid has the sealing ring and add fluid.

2. Clean solenoid. Test it for operation by shaking (should hear "click"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By 504
Type F seems to be getting more scarce. My nearby...

Type F seems to be getting more scarce. My nearby parts store stopped carrying it so now I have to get it from Grainger.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,458
Posted By 504
There are zillions of power supplies available on...

There are zillions of power supplies available on ebay for very low $$. Exact cost all depends on how many amps you need. Search under "12v LED power supply" and you will find them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,125
Posted By 504
To add to the chorus: replace rotors (and pads).

To add to the chorus: replace rotors (and pads).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By 504
There are 3 bushings. When replacing the one on...

There are 3 bushings. When replacing the one on the adjuster, you can remove the part holding the bushing completely. This makes it easy to put in a vise and push out, then push in the new one. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By 504
After verifying if the temperature is too hot or...

After verifying if the temperature is too hot or not, check the harmonic balancer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
MAF contacts are clean and dry. I have also...

MAF contacts are clean and dry. I have also cleaned the MAF recently with MAF cleaner.

I have posted in WTB (forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5686591).

Interested in getting a spare MAF,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
With the fuel pump issue you had, was there a...

With the fuel pump issue you had, was there a hard limit at 2,000 rpm or some other spot on the tach?

When it does happen, it has been very consistent in stopping right at 2,000. If I give it more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
To be clear, it revs fine most of the time. So...

To be clear, it revs fine most of the time. So far the 2k limitation has been very erratic.

Re: possible kink in fuel filter line. I checked the log, it was replaced a little over 2 years ago, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
I replaced the fuel pump pump relay relatively...

I replaced the fuel pump pump relay relatively recently and keep a spare in the glovebox. I also replaced the fuel filter somewhat recently and checked the wiring at that time. No obvious damage.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
Did it again for a minute or two.

Did it again for a minute or two.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
Today it ran fine. If it does it again (which I...

Today it ran fine. If it does it again (which I think is likely) I'll unplug the MAF.

Further research also suggests a bad MAF could be the problem. Does the MAF tend to fail sporadically before...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
I'm also stalling a lot at idle.

I'm also stalling a lot at idle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By 504
1986 245 M46 Won't rev past 2000 rpm

Over the past couple days, I had noticed a bit of hesitation while driving, but it seemed to pass quickly. Today, I found that the hesitation is due to the motor refusing to rev past 2000. If I hit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
I am back in business, shifting into reverse...

I am back in business, shifting into reverse normally!

Thanks for all the tips and a BIG thanks to hiperfauto for swiftly coming through once again with an esoteric but vitally needed Volvo part....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
Once I got the shift knob off, I could see that...

Once I got the shift knob off, I could see that the top of the pull rod snapped off and disappeared!

PM sent to hiperfauto.

John242Ti - good tip re: the detent plate. However, I found an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
I was reading the IPD guide to installing their...

I was reading the IPD guide to installing their kit. Their directions for taking apart the shifter assembly have a lot of steps. Is there a more straightforward way to verify it's the pull rod?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
That is part 14 in the diagram I linked to...

That is part 14 in the diagram I linked to earlier, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
Do you have a part number for the pull rod and a...

Do you have a part number for the pull rod and a source?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
Is this what I need? ...

Is this what I need?

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7955/106659-reverse-lock-out-repair-kit
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By 504
M46 can't access reverse (reverse slider does nothing)

1986, 246, M46

So, reverse suddenly stopped working for me. The sliding part on the gear shift just moves freely up and down and no longer pulls what it's supposed to pull. So I can't get into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By 504
Is your hall sensor connector dangling loose from...

Is your hall sensor connector dangling loose from the distributor due to part of the connector breaking off so it no longer seats properly in the distributor?

If so, it's intermittently shorting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By 504
I had the same problem. This can be caused by a...

I had the same problem. This can be caused by a faulty climate control valve. That's in the engine compartment. A thin hose coming out of the firewall connects to the valve and then a thick hose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,927
Posted By 504
Get a copy of the Bentley repair manual (around...

Get a copy of the Bentley repair manual (around $50) and a copy of the Haynes manual, which can be found for around $5 used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,253
Posted By 504
Just had this problem. ...

Just had this problem.

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331963

Verdict: Dead ICU.

Here are a couple additional diagrams that proved helpful. (For some reason I can no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,983
Posted By 504
Cleaned the Idle Air valve. No obvious gunking...

Cleaned the Idle Air valve. No obvious gunking up; also I had cleaned it within the past couple years. Also checked it with a meter, 20 Ohms from center pin to either side, 40 Ohms across the two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,983
Posted By 504
From No Start to Cold Stalling (1986, 240, NA)

I may have declared complete victory too soon in solving my no start problem.
http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331963

After installing the new ICU, my car starts fine, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,684
Posted By 504
Verdict: Dead ICU (Volvo part 1346107)

I purchased a replacement ICU from a member and installed it. My car started immediately!

Big thanks to Kenunot for fast shipment of the replacement ICU.

Many thanks also for all the...
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