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Beru
1969 Volvo 164 Distributor Cap Beru

P311-0795BE7    VK102  New

Qty:
$11.62
Beru Distributor Cap
Brand: Beru
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1969 - Volvo 164
Standard Ignition
1973 Volvo 1800 Distributor Cap 4 Cyl 2.0L Standard Ignition

P311-5F5C921    GB-402  New

W301 , 233260-9 , 243632-7 , 000 158 1802 , 174-0547 , 12111-271-656 , 12111-354-999 , 241655 , 12118-630-146 , 174-0380 , 5D1014 , 6-312 , 870690 , 1277720 , 059 905 207 , 12302974 , 892 031 048 , RB900 , 000 158 2402 , 616 602 215 00 , 3D1176 , 1211253 , 24278 , 105480501106/01 , 12351527 , 3470156 , 000 158 0602 , 03005 , 03013 , 51-4031 , 03153 , 241653-5 , 1212147 , C520 , 243627 , 15547 , 7866932 , E367 , 51-1873 , 111 905 207B , 03012

Qty:
$15.99
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Clip
    • Contact Terminal Material: Copper
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Cap Color: Brown
    • Distributor Cap Material: Polypropylene
    • Distributor Vent: No
    • Gaskets Included: No
    • Ignition Rotor Included: No
    • Instructions Included: No
    • Screws included: No
    • Spark Plug Wires Included: No
    • Terminal Quantity: 5
    • Tower Position: Top
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1973 - Volvo 1800 L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1990
Standard Ignition
1984 Volvo DL Distributor Cap Standard Ignition

P311-09C182B    GB-423  New

105480501108/02 , 242797-8 , C546 , 001 582 802 , 243797-8 , 8352346 , 3469033 , 8127929 , 1212137 , 2427978 , 51-1881 , 12111-359-874 , 243797 , 1235522193 , 51-1880 , DC41 , 006080130600/00 , 923 602 923 00 , T1012536 , 6-328 , DC54 , 165550501100/02 , 6-334 , 90348450 , 3D1012 , 21941217 , W309M , 8811960 , FPP-710254 , 1211265 , D369A , 3443709 , 049 905 207 , 000 158 2802 , 113 905 207A , 001 582 702 , 113 905 207C , T1029263 , 1212148 , DC42 , D1FZ-12106A , 19106476 , 8G6 , 9936014 , 03172 , 1211252 , RB912G , 2-4793 , 03142 , 9956014 , D3FZ-12106A , DC43 , 21941220 , 03155 , 12350121 , 46600193 , 113 905 207B , 60801306 , 15503 , E324Z , 12111-354-449 , 21941208 , 8355950 , 008230523700/00 , 94632558 , 616 602 215 02 , 000 158 2702 , 7501216 , 72HF 12106 AA , 21941229 , 1212142 , 21941227 , D1FZ 10106 A , 546279 , 03203 , 12111-363-191 , 5D1012A , 03010 , W309 , J8127929 , 705410000000 , 8355935 , RB912 , 174-4796 , 12111-363-423 , 7701029263 , DC35 , 12111-363-291 , 1211259 , DH157 , 116550501100/02 , 5941.27 , 1235522056 , 5D1012 , 03029

Qty:
$10.05
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1984 - Volvo DL
Standard Ignition
1969 Volvo 164 Distributor Cap Standard Ignition

P311-0ADF54D    GB-424  New

E348C , 000 158 0701 , E371 , 000 158 1602 , 5D1047 , DC50 , 21941215 , 911 602 930 00 , 174-4721 , E348 , 1235522060 , 901 602 901 00 , 911 602 933 00 , 1235522109 , 88921803 , RB932 , C562 , DC38 , 03014 , 12111-353-117 , 000 158 0702 , 51-1891 , W311 , 21941205 , 901 602 956 00 , 241669-1 , 12301140 , 7406087 , 6-358 , 12302978 , 901 602 963 00 , 12111-354-501 , 000 158 2502

Qty:
$22.24
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Clip
    • Contact Terminal Material: Copper
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Cap Color: Brown
    • Distributor Cap Material: Polypropylene
    • Distributor Vent: No
    • Gaskets Included: No
    • Ignition Rotor Included: No
    • Instructions Included: No
    • Screws included: No
    • Spark Plug Wires Included: No
    • Terminal Quantity: 7
    • Tower Position: Top
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1969 - Volvo 164
Standard Ignition
1987 Volvo 780 Distributor Cap 6 Cyl 2.8L Standard Ignition

P311-0F16513    GB-446  New

03 252 , V20-70-0009 , 12111722649 , C697 , 7700267694 , 03 228 , 1235522365 , 60513050 , 12111 285058 , W3049 , E330A , 12111725070 , 6-395 , RB974 , 1269920-3 , 03 195 , 195320502100/00 , 03195 , 12111-720-124 , 12336262 , 006051305000/00 , 24238 , 174-6888

Qty:
$63.56
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Genuine Intermotor Quality Alternate Number
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1987 - Volvo 780 V 6 Cyl 2.8L - 2849
Standard Ignition
1979 Volvo 244 Distributor Cap 4 Cyl 2.1L Standard Ignition

P311-09C182B    GB-423  New

105480501108/02 , 242797-8 , C546 , 001 582 802 , 243797-8 , 8352346 , 3469033 , 8127929 , 1212137 , 2427978 , 51-1881 , 12111-359-874 , 243797 , 1235522193 , 51-1880 , DC41 , 006080130600/00 , 923 602 923 00 , T1012536 , 6-328 , DC54 , 165550501100/02 , 6-334 , 90348450 , 3D1012 , 21941217 , W309M , 8811960 , FPP-710254 , 1211265 , D369A , 3443709 , 049 905 207 , 000 158 2802 , 113 905 207A , 001 582 702 , 113 905 207C , T1029263 , 1212148 , DC42 , D1FZ-12106A , 19106476 , 8G6 , 9936014 , 03172 , 1211252 , RB912G , 2-4793 , 03142 , 9956014 , D3FZ-12106A , DC43 , 21941220 , 03155 , 12350121 , 46600193 , 113 905 207B , 60801306 , 15503 , E324Z , 12111-354-449 , 21941208 , 8355950 , 008230523700/00 , 94632558 , 616 602 215 02 , 000 158 2702 , 7501216 , 72HF 12106 AA , 21941229 , 1212142 , 21941227 , D1FZ 10106 A , 546279 , 03203 , 12111-363-191 , 5D1012A , 03010 , W309 , J8127929 , 705410000000 , 8355935 , RB912 , 174-4796 , 12111-363-423 , 7701029263 , DC35 , 12111-363-291 , 1211259 , DH157 , 116550501100/02 , 5941.27 , 1235522056 , 5D1012 , 03029

Qty:
$10.05
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Clip-On Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1979 - Volvo 244 L 4 Cyl 2.1L - 2127
Standard Ignition
1984 Volvo 244 Distributor Cap Standard Ignition

P311-09C182B    GB-423  New

105480501108/02 , 242797-8 , C546 , 001 582 802 , 243797-8 , 8352346 , 3469033 , 8127929 , 1212137 , 2427978 , 51-1881 , 12111-359-874 , 243797 , 1235522193 , 51-1880 , DC41 , 006080130600/00 , 923 602 923 00 , T1012536 , 6-328 , DC54 , 165550501100/02 , 6-334 , 90348450 , 3D1012 , 21941217 , W309M , 8811960 , FPP-710254 , 1211265 , D369A , 3443709 , 049 905 207 , 000 158 2802 , 113 905 207A , 001 582 702 , 113 905 207C , T1029263 , 1212148 , DC42 , D1FZ-12106A , 19106476 , 8G6 , 9936014 , 03172 , 1211252 , RB912G , 2-4793 , 03142 , 9956014 , D3FZ-12106A , DC43 , 21941220 , 03155 , 12350121 , 46600193 , 113 905 207B , 60801306 , 15503 , E324Z , 12111-354-449 , 21941208 , 8355950 , 008230523700/00 , 94632558 , 616 602 215 02 , 000 158 2702 , 7501216 , 72HF 12106 AA , 21941229 , 1212142 , 21941227 , D1FZ 10106 A , 546279 , 03203 , 12111-363-191 , 5D1012A , 03010 , W309 , J8127929 , 705410000000 , 8355935 , RB912 , 174-4796 , 12111-363-423 , 7701029263 , DC35 , 12111-363-291 , 1211259 , DH157 , 116550501100/02 , 5941.27 , 1235522056 , 5D1012 , 03029

Qty:
$10.05
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • with Clip-On Cap Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type
1984 - Volvo 244 GAS
Standard Ignition
1989 Volvo 780 Distributor Cap 4 Cyl 2.3L Standard Ignition

P311-41BF88A    GB-434  New

174-6896 , 5D1262 , 60-328 , 911 602 211 01 , 19190569 , 51-4092 , 92860221101 , 03215 , C653 , 1346788-1 , 24288 , 03 213 , E332E , 2-4923 , 15613 , 12353042 , 1235522366 , 1235522382 , 3D1170 , 03 215 , 3M2 , E361A , 1346788 , 03213 , RB928 , V95-70-0014 , W3037 , 928 602 414 01 , 51-1889

Qty:
$44.60
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Engine CID CC
1989 - Volvo 780 Turbocharged L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Standard Ignition
1984 Volvo 760 Distributor Cap 4 Cyl 2.3L Standard Ignition

P311-41BF88A    GB-434  New

174-6896 , 5D1262 , 60-328 , 911 602 211 01 , 19190569 , 51-4092 , 92860221101 , 03215 , C653 , 1346788-1 , 24288 , 03 213 , E332E , 2-4923 , 15613 , 12353042 , 1235522366 , 1235522382 , 3D1170 , 03 215 , 3M2 , E361A , 1346788 , 03213 , RB928 , V95-70-0014 , W3037 , 928 602 414 01 , 51-1889

Qty:
$44.60
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • with Clip-On Cap Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 760 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Standard Ignition
1993 Volvo 850 Distributor Cap 5 Cyl 2.4L Standard Ignition

P311-37C5202    GB-464  New

3501944 , 24398 , 5D1318 , V95-70-0005 , C769 , 174-7019 , RB988 , 51-1914 , W3140 , 2-4033 , 03371 , E320D , 3501944-7 , 88921839 , 1235522408

Qty:
$52.36
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Volvo 850 L 5 Cyl 2.4L - 2435
Standard Ignition
1998 Volvo V70 Distributor Cap Standard Ignition

P311-37C5202    GB-464  New

3501944 , 24398 , 5D1318 , V95-70-0005 , C769 , 174-7019 , RB988 , 51-1914 , W3140 , 2-4033 , 03371 , E320D , 3501944-7 , 88921839 , 1235522408

Qty:
$52.36
Standard Ignition Distributor Cap
  • Distributor Cap
  • with Distributor Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Contents: Distributer Cap
    • Distributor Vent: No
  • Our distributor caps are made of high dielectric strength, glass/mineral reinforced polyester resin for less carbon tracking, greater resistance to electrical breakdown, and superior performance. Solid brass terminals (where available) make better connections and greater resistance to electrical pitting and corrosion. RFI resistors where specified to eliminate radio static and potential ECU-damaging spikes. Capitalizing on decades of research and development, our distributor caps and rotors contain unmatched quality yielding superior performance. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1998 - Volvo V70
Professional Parts Sweden
1992 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • 1 235 522 382
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration
1992 - Volvo 940 Turbocharged
Professional Parts Sweden
1985 Volvo 745 Distributor Cap 4 Cyl 2.3L Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1985 - Volvo 745 L 4 Cyl 2.3L - 2316
Professional Parts Sweden
1995 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • Chas: 074407-, with Bosch F/I (1 235 522 382)
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Aspiration Chassis Range
1995 - Volvo 940 Wagon Naturally Aspirated 074407 and up
Professional Parts Sweden
1995 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • Chas: 124137-, with Bosch F/I (1 235 522 382)
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Aspiration Chassis Range
1995 - Volvo 940 Sedan Naturally Aspirated 124137 and up
Professional Parts Sweden
1993 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • Chas: -074406, 1 235 522 382
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Aspiration Chassis Range
1993 - Volvo 940 Wagon Naturally Aspirated up to 074406
Professional Parts Sweden
1992 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • Chas: -124136, 1 235 522 382
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Aspiration Cylinder Head Type Chassis Range
1992 - Volvo 940 Sedan Naturally Aspirated SOHC up to 124136
Professional Parts Sweden
1992 Volvo 940 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-23B0E92    W0133-1624497  New

Qty:
$15.44
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
  • Wagon 1 235 522 382
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Aspiration Cylinder Head Type
1992 - Volvo 940 Wagon Naturally Aspirated SOHC
Professional Parts Sweden
1997 Volvo 850 Distributor Cap Professional Parts Sweden

P311-0E640AE    W0133-1660596  New

Qty:
$36.12
Professional Parts Sweden Distributor Cap
Brand: Professional Parts Sweden
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1997 - Volvo 850

Latest Volvo Repair and Distributor Cap Installation Advice

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2004 VOLVO S40 Distributor Cap

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Question From timilon1st on 2004 VOLVO S40 Distributor Cap

My car has trouble starting after it first starts during the day. Someone mentioned my distributor cap may need to be replaced or cleaned. I can't seem to locate it. Can anyone please direct be on how to replace the distributor cap for a 2004 VOLVO S40.

Thank you for you help,

Charles

Response From Mr.scotty Top Rated Answer

If it only happens when the car is first started I would start by doing a fuel pressure test first thing before you start driving it for the day and post the reading here.

Is the Check engine light or any dash warning lights on?

Try turning the key on (do not start), then off, then on again and see if that helps it start better.

Response From Hammer Time

That would be a good trick. Your car doesn't have one.

81 Volvo - Starts but sparks and smokes from distributor cap area.

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Question From mkrusmark on 81 Volvo - Starts but sparks and smokes from distributor cap area.

I drove to work with no problems. Got off work and went to start car, and it wouldn't stay running once it start. It starts and turns over, but dies almost instantly. About every other time it arcs and sparks from the distributor wires. Blue smoke and the smell of something burning follows.

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Model and engine size?


Sparks from the distributor wires. Do you mean the high tension plug wires?

Response From mkrusmark

Its an 81 240 series. 2.1 And yeah I meant the plug wires, sorry.

Response From Discretesignals

If you have sparks jumping around, you probably got secondary voltage leaking to ground. You'll probably need to replace the distributor cap, rotor, wires, and spark plugs( if worn).

If secondary is leaking to ground, it can cause the engine to not start, backfire, or misfire.

1982 volvo not starting

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Question From van on 1982 volvo not starting

engine wont start it is geting gas to engine and fuel pump is working

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Does it have spark? Check and if not look under distributor cap for troubles. Some engines still had points quite late. Take a look,

T

Response From Hammer Time

Some engines still had points quite late

1982??
I don't think so. They were starting with computers and fuel injection then.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Would be rare - agreed. I know for fact points were used in some engines right thru 1979! Euro versions mostly. Could not find distributor with points in an 82 Volvo just now but stuff of the sort can really fool you as nobody expects it so late. It can catch you as you don't expect it and the go ignored too long.

I'd still be looking for a problem with distributor as it's easy enough to check,

T

volvo electrical problems- can anyone help?

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Question From Nite hawk on volvo electrical problems- can anyone help?

Howdy!
I have a 1980 Volvo 240 series, standard,236,000 km, runs pretty well, but have had minor electrical problems, in the past, every 4-6 months the heater fan fuse would crash, and when replaced work for another 4-6 months.
However we started having alot more serious problems. When I would hit the turn signal, the amp light would come on and buzz and the engine would die, and then it would not want to re-start. checked and changed the battery, tested the alternator, the tester said it was fine.
When it would happen would let it set for bit, and then MAYBE it would start.
IT would crank fine, but no fire or fuel seemed to be getting through. (fuel injected)
Like I said we changed the battery, and wire brushed and greased and tightened the 3 grounds under the hood, and it seemed to run fine, and then one morning on the way to work,hit the turn signal and it died and had to walk home.
Thankfully it was a short distance.
Someone suggested that because it was fuel injected there might be a computer that needed to be re-set, so the battery was un- hooked overnight. we also polished the posts on the inside of the distributor cap. now it seems to be working again for the present time.
However the electrical episodes was sporadic in nature before, so not sure if it is "cured" or not. The only other thing I can think of is that I always plug the cell phone in the cig lighter to charge, ( it said it was charging ok) and wonder if that might be an issue, and haven't plugged it in for a while.
We live several hundred miles from any Volvo dealer, and live in a remote area, and I have to drive long distances to work so as winter approaches , want the car reliable again.
I actually called one volvo dealer asking the parts department if there might be a wiring harness that was available, and was told such a thing didn't exist!!
We argued, as I do know such a thing does exist, and he finally relented and said that they do exist, but only in different sections and would have to have one made up for an older car.
I also noticed that the back window de-icer line in the glass doesn't seem to work anymore. Now I can live with that problem, but the engine dying at an intersection and not wanting to re-start because I hit the signal switch is a problem that I need help with!!
Would really appreciate any thoughts!!!
Thanks
Nite Hawk

Response From Nite hawk

Howdy!
New developments
Tightened the belt, no more squeals, was headed home, we slowed down and it died...
re-started the first time, got underway, and again slowed down, no signal and and died again, this time it wouldn't re-start, and had to be pushed out of the road.
After while and lots of trying, and after it sat for a while it finally started and we made to the turn at home, again slowed down, this time with a signal and again it died., and no start.
My son was tinkering with the key in the ignition, and noticed that the dash lights wouldn't come on, but after jiggling the key if the dash lights would come on, it would start.
This time it blew a tail light fuse, ( second time after a dying episode this happened)
We were wondering if maybe the there was a problem with the ignition switch that might be killing everything...
Now I don't know if the ignition is somehow connected to the signal and tail lights , and maybe if there is a short in one area it is crashing everything??
I was reading the other day on the internet that the 1980-88 volvo's had bad qualtiy engine wire harnesses, and the web site was recommending to replace the wire harnessing..
Now of course this site sells harnesses, so not sure if this is the truth or not. appreciate your thoughts..
Will check out more about the testers -thanks.

Response From Nite hawk

It is possible its not charging properly, even though the battery is new, and the alternator rebuilt earlier in the year. I question the belt tightness on the alternator, have what seems to be a belt squeal from time to time, and I question the possibility of maybe the negative battery cable might possibly need replaced, but not sure if that has any bearing on the problem or not.. Not knowledgeable on car electrics , that's why I am asking wiser heads than mine what they think.
Thanks for your thoughts.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I didn't go look up layout but check that belt. You should not be able to turn alternator with bare hands by the fins (everything off and cool please) or it's too loose and squealing suggests.


Reason I said cell phone charges meaning nothing as it's power output is .3VOLTS not crap as things go. You said car dies out with just directionals. Just the power a couple light bulbs take to light is probably 500 times the power a cell phone could ever need. That little bit is taking (high bet on this) away enough power that the engine can't run right or at all never mind running more power items like blower motor, headlights, rear window defrosters and the like. Starting the engine takes a ton of power expressed as amps. Think like a water hose you could use a pin hole straw or a garden hose and which would deliver the most for you? Same basics for this much of your troubles.


This isn't rocket science yet with your car. Get a voltmeter ($10US) available if you just look around at larger department stores like Walmart and others.
That and get a "floating battery charger, maintainer" for cheap too - about $20US. Takes a long time perhaps 24 hours to charge but will indicate the battery is fully charged. Voltmeter should read 12.6 or more volts right then and settle to that. Just those two things you can diagnose a lot. Add to that a plain scratch awl type test light, LED ones are now under $10 bucks and you can do quite a bit of basics now.


Check voltage on outside of battery clamps and one posts for any volt difference say with headlights on or something that uses some power. Should be the same.


Belt again. Didn't check if self adjust or not and doesn't matter which way but has to be snug enough. Self tensioned has a limit for belt stretch or plain bad and manually tensioned you do yourself or have done but don't over do it either - know the difference or it's too hard on bearing on belt driven items. If more than one check and or replace/adjust as needed. Find out if unsure in person with a mechanic.


All your issues point to simple inadequate power to run properly and belt(s), battery and that it charges is the key to it all,


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Response From Tom Greenleaf

This plain smacks of charging system not up to par or working at all! Belt way too loose, alternator problem, or new or not battery no good. You gotta charge a battery first or should before testing anything. Using your cell phone as an indicator mean absooooolutely nothing!


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