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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 Car Air Filter Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $97 Dealer Estimate $149 Savings 35.00% Location Denver, CO
Service type Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $94 Dealer Estimate $144 Savings 34.42% Location Denver, CO
Service type Wheel Bearings - Passenger Side Rear Replacement for 1982 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $283 Dealer Estimate $396 Savings 28.47% Location Denver, CO
Service type Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $249 Dealer Estimate $453 Savings 45.05% Location Denver, CO
Service type Oxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream Replacement for 1981 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $139 Dealer Estimate $233 Savings 40.37% Location Denver, CO
Service type Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement for 1976 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Estimate $169 Dealer Estimate $293 Savings 42.35% Location Denver, CO
Service type Fuel Filter Replacement for 1983 Volvo 242 L4-2.1L Turbo Estimate $94 Dealer Estimate $142 Savings 33.45% Location Portland, OR
Service type Car Starter Repair for 1984 Volvo 242 L4-2.3L Estimate $282 Dealer Estimate $504 Savings 43.92% Location Portland, OR

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Answers to common Volvo 242 questions

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...
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...

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