Volvo 240 Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement.
Learn More

$147.62 - $157.62

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement.
Learn More


Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement Estimate for Volvo 240

Volvo 240 Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement costs $153 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Volvo 240L4-2.3LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementEstimate$220.25Shop/Dealer Price$265.91 - $376.23
1992 Volvo 240L4-2.3LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementEstimate$220.25Shop/Dealer Price$265.85 - $376.13
1990 Volvo 240L4-2.3LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementEstimate$220.25Shop/Dealer Price$265.91 - $376.23
1993 Volvo 240L4-2.3LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementEstimate$225.25Shop/Dealer Price$270.19 - $379.97
Show example Volvo 240 Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement prices

Service

What is the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) all about?

The ignition cables, also known as “spark plug wires” are part of the ignition system. They transfer the spark from the distributor or ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the air-fuel mixture, starting the engine.

Over time, the cables can get weak and break down. This will make it harder for the spark to reach the engine cylinders, resulting in engine misfires. The car may not start at all. If one of the spark plugs has gone bad, the car will still start and run, but it will run poorly.

Keep in mind:

  • Ignition cable failure is often caused by other failing pieces in the ignition system; a mechanic should check for any other malfunctioning parts, and replace any parts of the system that don’t work.
  • Every time the ignition cables are replaced, the spark plugs should be inspected.
  • Leaking oil or coolant can cause ignition wire failure. If this is the case, the cause of the leak should be repaired or replaced, or else the new ignition wires will quickly be damaged as well.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer system in the car for codes.
  • Inspect ignition cables (look for white spots).
  • Ohm test on individual cables.
  • Remove and replace the cables if found faulty.
  • Inspect the spark plugs.
  • Clear the codes.

Our recommendation:

Ignition wires should be replaced at least every 60,000 miles, but whenever your car is serviced, it’s a good idea to have the entire ignition system inspected. Any time that you have spark plugs replaced, it’s a good idea to have the ignition wires replaced as well. If you notice that your engine is running poorly, you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires)?

  • Check Engine light is on.
  • Engine misfires.
  • Poor gas mileage.
  • Engine may shake (light vibration).

How important is this service?

The fuel in your automobile is ignited by a spark. This starts with the ignition coil, which transforms low voltage power into extremely high voltage. This high voltage is transferred through the ignition cables, and to the spark plug, where a spark is created that ignites the engine’s fuel, and powers the engine.

When one or more ignition cables fail, this voltage will not be transferred from the ignition coil to the spark plugs, and the fuel will not be ignited. Depending on how many of your ignition cables malfunction, your car will either run poorly, or won’t run at all.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volvo 240 Service

Average Rating

5/5

Number of Reviews

12

Rating Summary
12
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0

ALEX

21 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
21 years of experience
Volvo 240 - Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor) - San Jose, California
Very knowledgeable and quick I was surprised how fast since I'm a mechanic also

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Volvo 240 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania
What a sweet, smart man. Very well done.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Volvo 240 - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - Pleasanton, California
Excellent and prompt service as always! Diagnosed the problem quickly and determined that the power steering issue was a simple and much less costly fix rather than having to do significant repairs. Highly recommend!!

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience
Volvo 240 - Inspection / Diagnostics - Austin, Texas
Roger was excellent! Very happy with his inspection.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volvo 240 Service

Average Rating

5/5

Number of Reviews

12

Rating Summary
12
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of Volvo 240 services completed
132+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volvo MECHANICS
400+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com