1982 Volvo DL died suddenly...new car or is this fixable?

Asked by May 01, 2012 at 03:09 PM about the 1982 Volvo 240

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just got this car about two weeks ago.  The engine looked great, only 240,000 miles, just an overall great car.  well last weekend i drove down to the bay area, it took about an hour and the car was fine the whole trip.  When i pulled off to find a place to park the car died suddenly.  Literally the engine just stopped and it died.  When we tried to start it up the engine wouldn't even turn.  is this the end?

2 Answers

223,195

Kind of hard to diagnose on a forum site. Might be as simple as a ground wire or something more serious. Best to have someone look it over who knows cars, or a local mechanic. The 240's will last a long time if you take care of them. Good Luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
2,705

Could be a number of things, my bet would be that the Camshaft timing belt has broken, if it has gone it is most likely to be an end of your car as the repair costs would be quite expensive and prove to be un-omical. Best to have it checked over by a professional mechanic.

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volvo 240 Questions

Volvo 240 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 260
#2 ytlas
ytlas
Reputation 70
#3 burner
burner
Reputation 60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo 760
3 listings
Used Jeep Cherokee
347 Great Deals out of 55,333 listings starting at $2,295
Used BMW 3 Series
1,378 Great Deals out of 37,817 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 5 Series
592 Great Deals out of 14,886 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale