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I joined and am posting for a friend of mine<p>She has a 1984 245 wagon thats not starting. It died will she was driving. I ran out to take a look and found it has no spark at all. Turns out the Volvo has the same coil as my VW, so i swapped that real quick - still no spark from the coil.<p>At this point this is where my knowledge faulters, especially since this was the first time I've even looked under the hood of a Volvo (other than turbo volvo's for oilcoolers at wrecking yards).<p>Anyways, does any one have some suggestions for me? Car is still on the side of the road, and would like to get some ideas to get it going so she doesn't have to tow it to the shop again...<p>thanks
 

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Re: 1984 Wagon not starting - no spark (The Nothing)

I’d check the timing belt (or check if distributor rotor is turning).<br>Could be the module that drives the coil (located on the driver side fender by the battery).<p>regards,<br>MAJ
 

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Yes, timing belt and all other accessories are turning.<p>I did see the modules you mentioned, but had no idea how to test (no shop manual).<p>thanks though
 

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have you checked the fuses?<p>if so, are you getting power to the coil?<p>is the fuel pump running when you crank it?<p>
 

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Weird, I totally tryed to help this girl on the side of I-5 on Friday evening. I also found no spark, but being on the side if the interstate, I opted to not pursue it any further.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>valvesprung</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Weird, I totally tryed to help this girl on the side of I-5 on Friday evening. I also found no spark, but being on the side if the interstate, I opted to not pursue it any further.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But, was she cute? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1984 Wagon not starting - no spark (The Nothing)

When my 1980 245DL didn't start, I found out it was the black ignition control unit box (located my the wiper fluid) causing all the fuss. Haven't had a problem ever since. Don't know if that answers your question but I hope it helped.<p><br>Vanguard
 

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I hope this can work for my sisters 80 242 DL... She replaced the engine harness with a new one and it still didnt start. ><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What if it has fuel pressure in the system? The pump in my sisters car is relitivly new. How often do the distributors and ignition modules go bad?
 
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