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My 240 ('88 5 speed wagon) will not start. It has always started very willingly. I drove it home last night with no problems. This afternoon I changed all 4 external belts (ac, ps, 2 alt.). That's all I did. Now it won't start. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> It turns over fine. I did notice that I don't smell any gas at all after repeated attempts to start but maybe I'm used to carburators. Belt installation itself shouldn't cause this. I'm assuming I bumped something or accidently disconnected something. Something else unrelated failing at the same time is a huge coindence. Any ideas? It was getting dark and cold so I stopped looking. Thanks.
 

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Re: It will not start (ncvolvobob)

I fixed it but I still need something. There is a 25 amp fuse for the fuel pump near the battery. I have it on the '88 but didn't see it on my '91. Between this fuse, the fuses in the fuse box and the relay this pump is well protected. I went back to my Bentley manual and found it mentioned. Anyways I took it out and everything was dirty. I cleaned everything related to it. Apparently while I was struggling with the belt on the ac compressor, I must have hit it and disturbed 17 years of "yuck". The fuse is in a white box with red wires attached. The fuse comes out, then there is a cap that comes off to expose the contacts. My cap was brittle and broke. For now it's taped to prevent a short. If anyone has a good used one on a parts car I will buy it. You can put it in an envelope and mail it. I will send $. I imagine you can't buy that seperate new and there's no need to replace the whole piece. Let me know if you can help.
 

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Re: It will not start (ncvolvobob)

the fuel system fuse is a bitch. It's always the first thing I check, and usually it's not blow, it's just corroded to the point that it has too much resitance. A new fuse and a liberal dosing a dielectric grease should be part of the regular maintenance. IN addition all the "tops" of my fuse holders are broken off, it's not a huge deal to run without one though. You sholdn't have any problem with the fuse popping out and dielectric grease will keep if from corroding more. If you are really worried hit up a junkyard, or jsut tape it up like you already have.
 

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Re: It will not start (rs4-380)

Bob;<p>Your '91 does not have the fuse near the battery as the fuel control system is not the same as your '88.<p>George Dill
 
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