eastpark HalfDork
1/20/22 2:58 p.m.

Hi all,

I'll be helping my brother replace the heater fan motor and resistor in his '76 244 Volvo. Legend has it that on the assembly line, the car was created by hanging the blower motor from a string, and the rest of the car was built around it. laugh

When we have things apart we'll also look for anything else that's out of sorts. We'll also take a good look at the heater core while we're at it. This car is a very original one, and has just a bit over 30K miles. My brother is the second owner.

We have lots of time and a heated garage, so we can afford to take it slow and steady. Any tips and tricks from the gang are appreciated.

Cheers, Paul

1/20/22 3:11 p.m.

YouTube has you covered.

My only comment is that in my experience, Volvo plastic is as close to biodegradable as can be for this material. Plus it is thin and brittle at best. So be gentle and patient.



79rex HalfDork
1/20/22 4:01 p.m.

in my experience, when volvo designed the 240.  they started with a heater motor and built the rest of the car around it

Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/20/22 5:51 p.m.

76 is a piece of cake.  Back when I was doing them regularly, a 76 with no air-conditioning or power windows was a 40 minute job.

Paid three hours flat rate, though.

eastpark HalfDork
1/20/22 6:27 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy : Cool, this one has A/C , but no worries. We have beer and time!


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