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    1989 244 w/ 14" steel wheels, widest tires w/ stock sidewall height?

    I will be the first to admit that I do not know much about tire sizing, and I did search the forum with mixed results. I have an 89 244 with the stock 14" steel wheels. The suspension is stock with no real plans to lower. I would like to put some wider tires on the car without significantly...
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    '89 244DL -- won't start after heavy rains, "igniter" module?

    Hi all, I have a question that I realize may have been addressed on the forum, but a thorough search was not 100% conclusive. A little background -- I have an '89 244DL that has a funny issue -- after heavy rains, it hesitates to start and sometimes won't start at all. I have gone through and...
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    '89 244 Charging System Issues

    Hi all, First, I want to thank anyone who might be able to provide some insight into this issue off-the-bat, you all have provided very valuable feedback over the years! I have also tried to search for any insight, and I have read varying items to check, but not really in any order (I'd like to...
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    '89 Volvo 244 Cam Seal Weep

    Hi all, First, I really appreciate this forum, what a great resource and community! I have a 1989 244 that's been in my family since new, it's an awesome car. A few months back, I had the car in for service at a reputable shop in Raleigh, NC. I had the timing belt changed, along with the...
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    Trunk Bike Rack, Volvo 244

    I'm about to buy a trunk bike rack on Craigslist, but am wondering if it would fit properly because of the rear license plate. Do you think it would work without damaging the plate? Does anybody have any experience with this kind of rack? Thanks! Here are some pictures to clarify what I am...
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    240 Front Lip of Bumper hanging, any ideas of how to fix this?

    The front lip of my bumper (I'm not sure of the correct term to describe it) hangs near the back. I believe there is some sort of clip that may be broken? Has anybody else had this issue, and if so, what did they do to resolve it? Thanks! Seth
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    240 Dim Alternator Warning Light

    Hello, I have a 1989 Volvo 244DL. When I was driving home today, the alternator warning light flickered on and off dimly. When I got home, I turned the vehicle off and turned it back on (no hesitation or anything odd) the alternator light stayed on dimly. What does this mean? Is the alternator...
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    Windshield Wiper Motor, anything to look out for?

    I am replacing the Windshield Wiper motor in my '89 244. Anything to watch out for? The method of replacement in my Haynes manual looks fairly straightforward. Does anybody know the bolt sizes? Thanks!
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    Would a 75-82 Volvo 260 Wiper Motor fit a 1989 244DL?

    I need to buy a new wiper motor and found this one on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Windshield-Wiper-Motor-75-82-Volvo-260_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem120327057978QQitemZ120327057978QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories and I was wondering if it would...
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    Windshield Wipers Making Loud Clunking Sound

    This happened yesterday when it was pouring rain, they function (sorta), but there is a loud clicking sound and it seems as if the motor is dead? Not sure what parts to replace here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh3_2Kz1QQ Thanks!
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    My '89 244

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    6x9 Speakers

    I'm thinking about purchasing some 6x9's for my 244. I'm thinking it would be easiest to just put them in boxes and place them on the rear deck. Has anybody done this? Also, I have an after market head unit to run them through, but how can I run the wire without it being visible? Thanks!
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    Gas Smell in Cabin

    Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed a very strong gasoline odor inside the cabin of my car. It may have been present for longer however I just didn't notice it as I rarely have my windows rolled up in the car. It's a 1989 244DL. I'm quite confused as to what could be causing this and it...
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    These would fit a 240, I'm pretty sure. Right?

    Not saying I want to, they're pretty extravagant. But they are the right offset, right? 20" is a little crazy. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/pts/697092572.html
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    Volvo 240 Rubber Mudflaps

    I have a 1989 Volvo 244 DL with the plastic rear mud flaps. I have always loved the way the older 240 rubber mud flaps looked. Has anybody ever swapped the two out? It probably sounds dumb, but I really like the way they look. Does anybody have access to great condition ones that they are...
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    1989 Volvo 244 Headlight Plastics

    I am interested in replacing the yellowed plastics in my headlights. I know I should probably upgrade to the e-codes, but it's too expensive for my budget right now. My car is completely flawless cosmetically except for the stupid looking yellow in the headlights. I just want to replace the...
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    Has anybody done these on a 240? Would they look good and if so, what kind of reduction in rear-view visibility is there? Thanks http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/AST1030.htm
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    XC90 Black Oily Film in Exhaust

    My parents car, a 2006 Volvo XC90 T5, recently had the check engine light come on. We weren't sure what exactly was wrong but I started looking around and noticed a black oily film inside of the exhaust pipe. I'm not sure what this means, but it looks pretty unnatural and possibly bad. The car...
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    Random Hose Disconnected Near Tie Rod, HELP!

    Please forgive me if I sound like a complete idiot in describing this problem, but I really do not know much about what I'm doing and I just want to know what's wrong. Upon attempting to find where coolant is leaking in my car (please see other thread if you know anything about that!), I...
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    Random Hose Disconnected Near Tire Rod, HELP!

    Please forgive me if I sound like a complete idiot in describing this problem, but I really do not know much about what I'm doing and I just want to know what's wrong. Upon attempting to find where coolant is leaking in my car (please see other thread if you know anything about that!), I...