Leaking onto the fusebox ('91 240)

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by David Balfour, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I have what I believe to be a common problem with my 1991 240 SE Estate -
    water is leaking all over my fuse box. Does anybody have any ideas where it
    gets in, and how I best stop it happening?

    The car has been plagued with it all its life (I've had it since '97 anyway)
    and it's getting a bit frustrating - I've had the fuel pump fuse corrode
    away, the flashers, radio and many more. I'm also worried about rust taking
    advantage of this leak, but I haven't found any yet.

    My last three 240's ('77, '85, '85) also suffered from this, but nowhere
    nearly as badly.

    Many thanks,

    David
     
    David Balfour, Oct 15, 2004
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  2. David Balfour

    brackenburn Guest

    Hi David,

    I have the same leak in our '93 240 Classic wagon, but it's not as bad as
    the leak we had in our '86. I'm told the windshield is the culprit and
    should be removed and resealed...............

    Meanwhile........ I've tackled the fuse corrosion by scrapping all the
    "silver" ended ceramic fuses replacing them with brass ended types (to avoid
    the galvanic action between dissimilar metals), sadly not available from the
    Volvo dealer, but stocked by VW parts suppliers. First tho', clean off all
    corrosion from the brass contacts in the fuse box and then coat them with
    dielectric grease before installing the new fuses. Advisable to disconnect
    the battery before starting this job.

    Good Luck.
    Andy I.


    | Hi everyone,
    |
    | I have what I believe to be a common problem with my 1991 240 SE Estate -
    | water is leaking all over my fuse box. Does anybody have any ideas where
    it
    | gets in, and how I best stop it happening?
    |
    | The car has been plagued with it all its life (I've had it since '97
    anyway)
    | and it's getting a bit frustrating - I've had the fuel pump fuse corrode
    | away, the flashers, radio and many more. I'm also worried about rust
    taking
    | advantage of this leak, but I haven't found any yet.
    |
    | My last three 240's ('77, '85, '85) also suffered from this, but nowhere
    | nearly as badly.
    |
    | Many thanks,
    |
    | David
    |
    |
     
    brackenburn, Oct 16, 2004
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  3. David Balfour

    Bill Stehlin Guest

    I've dealt with this on a couple of 240s. In both cases, it wasn't
    the windshield but the gasket where the hood release cable goes
    through the firewall. Also worth looking at the windshield wiper
    drives. Get a hose, friend and strong battery light. Re: fuses
    mentioned below, I have used the stainless steel fuses but now prefer
    the brass tipped ones mentioned which are now available from IPD.
     
    Bill Stehlin, Oct 16, 2004
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  4. David Balfour

    Guest Guest

    If you have cruise contron the grommet is usually bad or installed
    incorrectly.
     
    Guest, Oct 16, 2004
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