overheating

Asked by Jan 07, 2009 at 05:25 PM about the 1976 Volvo 240

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

guage goes to the red zone but plenty of fluid in rad

2 Answers

75

Most likely your thermostat is stuck closed causing the fluid to only circulate in the engine and not through tha rad, the same thing happened to my 91 ford ranger, it is an easy fix as long as you follow the directions in a hanes/chilton/whatever manual and on the package the thermostat comes in.. Manual should cost around $30 and a thermostat is cheap cheap, mine was $10 probably a little more for a volvo. needs few tools and took me about 15 minutes.

5

I wonder if the 1976 models have the compensation board problems. Do you actually hear the fluid boiling?

Your Answer

Volvo 240 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    ytlas
    Reputation
    70
  • #3
    burner
    Reputation
    60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,159 Great Deals out of 32,872 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
967 Great Deals out of 65,643 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.