'93 240 electrical gremlin...help!

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Craig R. Stone, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. The car runs great. But every now and then, with no rhyme or reason,
    it will not restart after you shut it down, like at the store, gas
    pump, wherever it is most inconvenient. The starter won't crank, all
    lights work, dash lights, etc., just like no power to the starter.
    Then after sitting a while, usually half an hour or so, it will turn
    over and start fine. The starter has been replaced. There was an
    after market alarm which has been disconnected, thinking it was
    related to an ignition lock out. Of course, the shop can't diagnose it
    because it doesn't do this while they have it.
    What stumps me is why is it ok after it sits a while if it is
    electrical?
    Help!
    Craig
     
    Craig R. Stone, Aug 25, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    When it happens, you need to see if there's power getting to the
    switched terminal (small wire) on the starter motor. First try neutral
    instead of park if the transmission is automatic. There's an test lead
    up on the firewall near the center of the car that's a remote starter
    wire. See if power's getting there. If not, check at the ignition
    switch, this is before the neutral switch, so that won't have any
    effect. If there is power, see if the power gets to the small wire on
    the starter.
     
    Mike F, Aug 26, 2003
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    bill chaplin Guest

    Relays can become temp sensitive,will not actuate till cool.
     
    bill chaplin, Aug 31, 2003
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