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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.

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Service type Engine Mount - Rear Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $95 Dealer Estimate $133 Savings 28.36% Location Denver, CO
Service type Differential/Gear Oil Replacement for 1976 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $97 Dealer Estimate $136 Savings 28.86% Location Denver, CO
Service type Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $128 Dealer Estimate $187 Savings 31.49% Location Denver, CO
Service type Oil Change for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $96 Dealer Estimate $150 Savings 35.62% Location Denver, CO
Service type Alternator Repair for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $165 Dealer Estimate $272 Savings 39.41% Location Denver, CO
Service type Car Thermostat Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $118 Dealer Estimate $179 Savings 33.92% Location Denver, CO
Service type Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement for 1976 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $75 Dealer Estimate $103 Savings 27.16% Location Portland, OR
Service type Brake Rotor/Disc - Front Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $204 Dealer Estimate $337 Savings 39.50% 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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