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How much does Volvo 242 repair and maintenance cost?

The cost depends on your car, the type of service, and where you live. Here are estimates for a selection of Volvo 242 services.

Service Estimate Savings Dealer Estimate Location
Service type Radiator Hose - Lower Replacement for 1984 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $105 Savings 36.44% Dealer Estimate $165 Location Denver, CO
Service type Strut Assembly - Front Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $473 Savings 38.29% Dealer Estimate $767 Location Denver, CO
Service type Strut Assembly - Front Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $473 Savings 38.29% Dealer Estimate $767 Location Denver, CO
Service type Oil Change for 1978 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $86 Savings 37.98% Dealer Estimate $140 Location Denver, CO
Service type Wheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $87 Savings 32.77% Dealer Estimate $130 Location Denver, CO
Service type Wheel Bearings - Passenger Side Front Replacement for 1977 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $85 Savings 32.28% Dealer Estimate $126 Location Denver, CO
Service type Strut Assembly - Front Replacement for 1982 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $757 Savings 43.27% Dealer Estimate $1335 Location Denver, CO
Service type Cabin Air Filter Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $95 Savings 33.51% Dealer Estimate $143 Location Portland, OR

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Answers to common Volvo 242 questions

Q: Car sputtering, rough idle 1983 Volvo 242
Answered by David
Hi there - the rough running (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/car-runs-rough) you describe could be anything from bad gas (water content), failing ignition components, or a fuel system problem (low fuel pressure, clogged or leaking injectors,etc.). The first task is to extract problem codes...
Q: Car sputters after 3000rpm and cuts out
Answered by John
You said that you changed the fuel filter and cleaned the tank, but did not say weather you had checked the fuel pressure. Checking the fuel pressure(s) is an important Diagnostic step on the old 240's with the K Jet...

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