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Google is of no help. I just picked up this 1985 Volvo 240 and the thing runs like a top, clutch pedal has pressure, but I can shift it into any gear with the clutch in or out and it goes no where. Guy I got it from said he thinks its the slave cylinder, but I have not found anything online confirming this, and I have a clutch cable so I am guessing I dont even have a slave cylinder.... Any input or thoughts would be helpful as I am trying to get this thing back on the road!

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Google is of no help. I just picked up this 1985 Volvo 240 and the thing runs like a top, clutch pedal has pressure, but I can shift it into any gear with the clutch in or out and it goes no where. Guy I got it from said he thinks its the slave cylinder, but I have not found anything online confirming this, and I have a clutch cable so I am guessing I dont even have a slave cylinder.... Any input or thoughts would be helpful as I am trying to get this thing back on the road!
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Welcome to Swedespeed, Tyler.

This car originally came with a clutch cable but anything is possible.

Once you are able to safely get under the car check these items...

- Clutch cable, shift fork and associated brackets/connections.

- Shift linkage including any disconnected components and/or worn/missing linkage/bush(es).

- Drive line from the bell housing to the diff - check that everything is connected and appears to be in order.

Seeing this car on the tow dolly with rear wheels on the ground it is possible that the driveshaft has been disconnected for towing purposes - a good idea. Another option would be to tow with the front wheels on the ground while holding the steering wheel stable with a bungee but this can make backing tricky.

Please keep us posted.

Thanks.

George Dill
 

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Cable is fine, where it connects to the fork is good, driveline is good as well. Guess I will be dropping the tranny
 

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I am 99% sure its the clutch. With the back tires off the ground, with it out of gear they spin fine, in hear, they have some tension but I can still spin them with some muscle. So it seems to me the clutch is slipping. Any DIYs on a clutch for these? dont feel like paying a shop to do it
 

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I am 99% sure its the clutch. With the back tires off the ground, with it out of gear they spin fine, in hear, they have some tension but I can still spin them with some muscle. So it seems to me the clutch is slipping. Any DIYs on a clutch for these? dont feel like paying a shop to do it
Where do you plan to get the new parts? Will you do just the clutch or a full-house job: clutch, TO/pilot bearings, engine seals, turn flywheel, etc.?

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http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1536261&show_all=1

http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1538265&show_all=1

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=
 

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Where do you plan to get the new parts? Will you do just the clutch or a full-house job: clutch, TO/pilot bearings, engine seals, turn flywheel, etc.?

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http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1536261&show_all=1

http://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=1538265&show_all=1

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=
Probably clutch bearing, fork if its bad, and get the flywheel turned. Shop down the road from me does a great job and only charges $25 :thumbup: Best/cheapest place for clutch parts for these?
 

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Probably clutch bearing, fork if its bad, and get the flywheel turned. Shop down the road from me does a great job and only charges $25 :thumbup: Best/cheapest place for clutch parts for these?
Not the cheapest but reliable...

http://www.fcpeuro.com/Volvo-parts/244/Clutch/?year=1985&m=142&e=914

http://catalog.worldpac.com/statrac...=VO&model=240--004&category=I&part=Clutch+Kit

Scroll on this...

http://www.ipdusa.com/prodtype.asp?CAT_ID=969&numRecordPosition=0&categorycrumbs=

...as the 240 clutches have many configurations.

George Dill

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=101610
 

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Whats the easiest way to get the driveline off? The 4 bolts holding it to the tranny dont want to budge
 

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Whats the easiest way to get the driveline off? The 4 bolts holding it to the tranny dont want to budge
Even if you disconnected the entire driveshaft from the car those four bolts would need to come out.

Soak them suckers with PBlaster overnight, smack everything hard with a ball peen hammer then use two exact-fit box wrenches. Make the first effort in the "tighten" direction then toward "loosen".

Before you do this be sure to mark the driveshaft and all connecting components as this alignment is critical to smooth running.

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Are these engines fairly easy to pull out with the tranmsission connected from the front? Was thinking of putting new engine mounts in and cleaning the bay up anyways,
 

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Looking at those rivets sticking out, have a good look at the condition of the flywheel. My guess is that it's gonna need to be resurfaced, and maybe replaced if it's really bad.
 

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Looking at those rivets sticking out, have a good look at the condition of the flywheel. My guess is that it's gonna need to be resurfaced, and maybe replaced if it's really bad.
luckly the clutch on the flywheel side still had some left, this was the pressure plate side, pressure plate is destroyed
 

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It might be a good idea to get the flywheel cleaned up anyway. Better to do eveything you can while all is removed than have to go back and clean it up later.
 
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