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Volvo Repair: 1983 Volvo DL electrical system / replacement, eletrical system, car work
eletrical system, car work, general electronics: The first thing I would do is remove all the fuses and clean the connection and replace with all new fuses. Tail lights not working is usually just a loose or poor connection at the light, try tightening it, by crimping the connector tighter. Clock inside...

Volvo Repair: 1983 volvo 242 DL engine B21 A, volvo 242, electronic distributor
volvo 242, electronic distributor, coil of wire: Hey Don... Is this car from Canada...or Europe? Many of these 240 s had points. BUT..I m 99% sure you don t have points. NO...you may not change your dist....even if you DID have points...The electronic distributor has a support system to make...

Volvo Repair: 1983 volvo won't start, engine cranks, fuel pump relay
engine cranks, fuel pump relay, gas tank: Have your mechanic first isolate the problem to either no fuel or no spark.Too long a list of possible causes, but first check all fuses and replace them if they re old and tighten the contacts. Replace the fuel pump relay if not already done. Make sure fuel...

Volvo Repair: 1984 240 DL, latch assembly, happy thanksgiving
latch assembly, happy thanksgiving, vin number: Suzanne, if you have a long arm and screwdriver, you can do it through the hole in the back seat arm rest. Put armrest down lift flap and push black cardboard up. You may be able to remove the latch assembly or get lucky enough to pop it open. Last resort...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 240 DL, volvo 240 dl, pulley system
volvo 240 dl, pulley system, volvo 240: Raul, Okay, now this is the fun part. Its a 2 piece pulley system. You have to take the 4 10 mm nuts off the from of the crank pully. Remove the front of it and behind there will be shims. The more shims you remove the tighter it gets. Its a old system,...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 240 GL wagon shakes, volvo 240 gl, inner tie rods
volvo 240 gl, inner tie rods, sterring wheel: Hello Sheryl, Your condition may be in the drive line of the car.The drive shaft,the center drive shaft carrier bearing area.If the drive shaft were ever off,it may not of been put on in its balanced position. There arrows etched into each half,there can...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 240 Turbo Hi Beam Problem, check fuse, low beams
check fuse, low beams, volvo 240: Geoff, if you dont want that car, I will buy it from you. I ve been looking for another restoration project. Anyway, Replace the silver relay that is clicking next to the battery area. Most likely that relay is bad. Im assuming the high beam bulbs are...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 244 GL, neutral safety switch, volvo 244
neutral safety switch, volvo 244, throtle body: Terrell, unplug the silver airmass meter going into the air filter box. see if car runs. If car runs and surges, plug it back in. If it stalls then the meter is bad. Also clean the throtle body. Be prepared to pay $$$$ for a new meter. They only made...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 760 GLE turbo, volvo 760 gle, power steering fluid leak
volvo 760 gle, power steering fluid leak, power steering fluid: Hello Pablo, There two relays in the engine compartment they look the same because they are the same,They may be sd. by sd. or one on each sd. of the engine compartmentThey are black and about 2 in. square,and the plug in is off center,replace them both.I,m...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo Fuel Pump Replacement, volvo 240 glt, check fuse
volvo 240 glt, check fuse, fuel pumps: Carol, before you try to replace fuel pumps, check fuse number 7 and 13. Just because they look good doesnt mean that thay are. Pull them out a visually check the ends. also, your relay may be bad. Its a green one in the upper corner area under the steerin...

Volvo Repair: 1984 volvo 245 sedan, volvo 245, silver meter
volvo 245, silver meter, accelerator pedal: Terry, first clane and adjust the throtle body. Secondly, unplug the air mass meter and see if car will idle better. Once it starts surging, plug it back in. If car dies, then you need a new meter. Remember one thing though, Only 83-84 cars have the silver...

Volvo Repair: 1984 volvo problems, volvo problems, volvo 240
volvo problems, volvo 240, senors: there are realy many things that could cause this.many of the engine senors could cause this or possibly a short in the wiring harness.the sensors will need to be fault traced using a repair manual.I would also check the harness for wires losing insulation...

Volvo Repair: 1985 245 Electrical 'High Beam:, bulb failure, high beams
bulb failure, high beams, high beam: Earl, this one is really baffling me. Technically, your high beams should work with what you are telling me. There is no way to test that bulb failure unit. If the brake lights are working, then the relay is okay. I know this is a long shot but see if...

Volvo Repair: 1985 740 gle A/C, excessive gas, belief
excessive gas, belief: Colin, Due to contrary belief, the compressor doesnt make the car use excessive gas, but in anycase, how correct are you controls? If you put the slide in the middle then it should be off. Compressor will be on even in defrost mode. If all is still good,...

Volvo Repair: 1985 Volvo 240 DL, volvo 240 dl, jumper cables
volvo 240 dl, jumper cables, volvo 240: Paul, Try checking the ground strap- engine to frame or firewall. Sometimes, if attached with sheetmetal screws, they get loose. Also, if you can find it- check ground strap between body and frame- if you can t find it, just run a new one. In fact, the easiest...

Volvo Repair: 1985 Volvo 240 DL Fuel Issue, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, fuel delivery: Robert, Your timing belt may have broken. but if fuse number 6 or 7 is getting that hot, then there is a problem in the fuel delivery. I take it your sticker isnt on the back of teh cover anymore. I dont have that list here but I can help you with most...

Volvo Repair: 1985 Volvo 740 GLE rear lights, volvo 740 gle, double filament
volvo 740 gle, double filament, filament bulb: Seth, its the actual taillight assemblies that are bad. If you take the bulb and look in the hole, you will see mold or goo in there. common issue for all volvos. The only thing you can do is try to clean them but its better to just replace the units. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1985 Volvo 740 GLE Wagon, volvo 740 gle, volvo 740
volvo 740 gle, volvo 740, transmission oil: Hello Most Volvo trannys will work from early as 79 240 to late 80 s as long as it s with an O.D....some 740 trannys have a damper bolted to the bottom...it s ok to add a tranny that is without one....there may be a few minor changes needed to change...

Volvo Repair: 1985 volvo DL245 random stall, fuel pump relay, volvo dealership
fuel pump relay, volvo dealership, shotgun approach: Joel, all those theories are good. I have seen this happen before on the older 240 s and it turns out to be the connector on the ignition control unit. Im not ruling out the fuel pump idea or the coil but if it is the control unit itself, its a pretty expensive...

Volvo Repair: 1985 volvo DL245 random stall, fuel pump relay, volvo owners
fuel pump relay, volvo owners, 1989 volvo 240: Alex, the 85 has a slightly different fuel system but very similar to the 89 fuel system. If your fuel system relay is over 5 years old, then its time to replace it anyway. Im leaning toward a secondary ignition problem like a coil that is getting too hot...

Volvo Repair: 1986 240 DL Sedan: Electical and Bushings, engine wiring harness, independent volvo
engine wiring harness, independent volvo, engine firewall: Hello, I m unable to go thru every item you have mentioned. In 1986 240 had serious problems with engine wiring harness...often I would come across this problem....before you get into any repair you must assess wiring....check wiring...

Volvo Repair: 1986 240 DL Wiring to turn signal dry rotted, volvo 240 dl, engine wiring harness
volvo 240 dl, engine wiring harness, volvo 240: Hello Tom, Sorry to tell you this but...86 240 s had wiring problems...got to replace the harness with a good one...you might be able to do the job yourself if you write down any information that you might leave to memory. ...

Volvo Repair: 1986 240 instrument cluster, speedometer needle, temperature gauge
speedometer needle, temperature gauge, harsh comments: Amy, I dont do harsh comments because when I first started working on these cars, I did the same thing. Lesson learned. Unfortunately, you did burn up the speedo head. That red/white wire is for cars with a tachometer. A cluster from 86-90 will work. ...

Volvo Repair: 1986 electric driver's seat, volvo 760, test light
volvo 760, test light, activator: the problem with using used switches you do not know if they are any good.without being ble to see them and fault ttrace them with a test light I can not say for sure what the problem is.there should be a power and ground to the switch.if there is power and...

Volvo Repair: 1986 Volvo 240 DL, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, coil wire: you would need to check for constant power supply at one terminal and an oscillating power at the other when cranking the car over if they are both there and there is no spark from coil wire when holding it near a ground source it is bad.it just unbolt the...

Volvo Repair: 1986 Volvo 240GL, fuel pressure regulator, cold engine
fuel pressure regulator, cold engine, carburator: Hi John, Is this car from outside the U S ? All U S Volvos are fuel injected...check your cold start valve....remove it with high pressure line attached..point injector into container...with cold engine...try to start..look to see...

Volvo Repair: 1986 volvo 740 car panel, volvo 740, reflector
volvo 740, reflector, bezel: Remove the lock knob,speaker cover and end reflector.There is one screw behind the speaker cover.There is a blue clip behind the reflector.There are three clips on the bottom of the door panel (pull straight down) The bezel around the door release has one...

Volvo Repair: 1986 volvo wagon, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp
fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp, volvo wagon: Debbie, if its getting too much fuel then it can be a few things. Fuel pressure regulator, and the coolant temp sensor. The fuel relay is under the passenger felt material. Its a white relay up against the fire wall. The fuel control unit is also in the...

Volvo Repair: 1987 240 Station wagon rear seat, rear seat, station wagon
rear seat, station wagon, latch: I have not looked at one of these in so long.I have actually not worked on many of these 3rd seats.I really could not say how to fold it.I would need to see it.I would try stoping by the local dealer if possible or any mechanic and maybe they could fold it...

Volvo Repair: 1987 240DL, electrical connections, good answer
electrical connections, good answer, timing belt: Hi, Hmmm..lots of things could be... messed up . It sounds electrical....bad info to computer...sensor controlling a system is failing....electrical connections ( fusebox corrosion at fuse ends)..underhood connections n/g You may consider...

Volvo Repair: 1987 240dl overdive solenoid, solonoid, shift gear
solonoid, shift gear, joe joe: Joe, test the new one on the battery. Use the end of the solonoid on the negative and use the wire on the pos. If it clicks its goo. Can you hear the solonoid clicking when you are turning it on and off? Clean the ports and use a known good solonoid. ...

Volvo Repair: 1987 740 gle, throttle position sensor, inlet hose
throttle position sensor, inlet hose, drivable: Hello Roy, From your discription it sounds like the Air Mass Meter.When you disconnect it,see if shes more drivable ,if so thats the indicates the meter.Next check the throttle position sensor conector,we sometimes find one of the three wires out of its...

Volvo Repair: 1987 760 TURBO 2.3, control circuitry, vacuum control
control circuitry, vacuum control, control circuits: could be a few things: 1) failing cruise engagment - being activated all the time 2) failing vacuum control valve - no matter what the cruise control is trying to do the control valve is sticking open 3) bad vacuum check valve - going along with number...

Volvo Repair: 1987 760 TURBO VOLVO, turbo volvo, fuel pumps
turbo volvo, fuel pumps, ground signal: you can check for power to the injectors with a test light.one spot is under the intake near the hermostat housing where the harness runs by the bracket that helps support the intake manifold.inside the harness here the wires are all green and sometimes begine...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 240, volvo 240, gas oil
volvo 240, gas oil, spark plugs: Dearest Erica... The answer to your problem is hidden behind many..many questions....how old are your....spark plugs...wires....coil ?...maybe a crappy load of gas... Oil is critical...the proper amount is VERY IMPORTANT..VERY. Kiss your...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 240 Quit while Driving, volvo 240, paved shoulder
volvo 240, paved shoulder, check battery: Don, that happens to me on a daily basis. A customer says the car stalled and wont restart. I get in it and the car starts up right away. It may have something to do with the rain but without checking a few things I would only be guessing and I dont want...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 240 Wgn rust on underside, rust reformer, volvo dealership
rust reformer, volvo dealership, volvo 240: 900? Who are you taking that car too? You are being ripped off. I do that job in the 5-6 range. As far as the rust, Once it starts it keeps going. I would try to find a newer wagon. I have a 90 and I have no rust on it at all. The mid 80 s wagons were...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 240, 2 different things, volvo 240
2 different things, volvo 240, ground signal: seems to have and having fuel pressure can be 2 different things.if it has fuel to the fuel rail and has good pressure and spark.then there may be a problem in the control unit ground signal to the injectors.you would need to check for power to the injectors...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 240DL Wagon - (automatic), coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp
coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp, volvo 240dl: Esther, that airbox tsat is useless. More than likely your theories are correct. I would test the meter by unplugging it and let the car surge. Now plug the meter back in. If it stalls then the meter is bad. The coolant temp sensor is more for starting...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 740 GLE Non Turbo..., volvo 740 gle, fuel delivery system
volvo 740 gle, fuel delivery system, air passages: You ve done most of the fuel and ignition components. Have you looked into anything concerning airflow? It will give the same results as if something was wrong with the fuel delivery. You may need to clean the throttle body, or idle air motor. Checked...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 240 dl, volvo 240 dl, fuse box
volvo 240 dl, fuse box, volvo 240: Hello Mark, I do not know of any wire that would stop your engine from running..related to the operation of the A/C unit. Be sure to check fuse on the inner left fender...under the P/S fluid container.....I really doubt that your problem...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 740 gle wagon automatic stuck in overdrive, volvo 740 gle, solenoid switch
volvo 740 gle, solenoid switch, fuse panel: most common is a bad relay.the overdrive relay is located on the fuse panel behind the ashtray.remove the ashtray and then remove trim around lighter socket then you will see 2 screws remove the screws and the storage area will come out the relay is white...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 740, 1987 volvo 740, volvo 740
1987 volvo 740, volvo 740, car model: Remove the lock knob,speaker cover and end reflector.There is one screw behind the speaker cover.There is a blue clip behind the reflector.There are three clips on the bottom of the door panel (pull straight down) The bezel around the door release has one...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 760 turbo-overdrive, volvo 700, volvo 760
volvo 700, volvo 760, fuse panel: I would first try replacing the overdrive relay this is the most common problem. the overdrive relay is located on the fuse panel behind the ashtray.remove the ashtray and then remove trim around lighter socket then you will see 2 screws remove the screws...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo turbo wagon w/intercooler, mail man, cat converter
mail man, cat converter, nick jones: Hello Nick, How bout the thermostat? Is the engine properly timed? Is the cam,dist.,and crankshaft aligned? Make sure that you have unobstructed air flow to radiator. Make sure intercooler(a radiator...

Volvo Repair: 1987volvo240 dl, prong plug, hall switch
prong plug, hall switch, fuel pump: Hello Rod, Well first thing ya gotta do is stay calm.When you bump the key,do you hear the fuel pump (under the car)buzz for about 2-3 sec.? If you do,then the pump system is Ok.The next piece is the ignition control box.Its mounted on the pass. sd. of...

Volvo Repair: 1988 240 battery issues, car check, charging system
car check, charging system, volvo: Ellis, it should be red but on the driver firewall there is a black junction block that feeds the inside of the car and that wire is usually connected to the positive terminal with the cable. There also could be a draw on the charging system causing the battery...

Volvo Repair: 1988 240 DL Oil Pan gasket replacement, pan gasket, engine bell
pan gasket, engine bell, splash pan: they are only talking about the lower cover on the bell housing which is 6 14mm bolts.the front ones you need to remove the splash pan.I would try a different repair manual.a different one may have better information with some pictures that may help in the...

Volvo Repair: 1988 240 DL Wagon trouble starting, windshield wipers, dashboard lights
windshield wipers, dashboard lights, distributor cap: it sounds more electrical.it sounds like you have changed most of the parts that would cause this type problem.without the problem happening it is hard to fix.I would see how it goes if there continues to be a problem I would have it looked at again.sorry...

Volvo Repair: 1988 240dl will not start sometimes but will others., volvo 240dl, vapor lock
volvo 240dl, vapor lock, point thanks: There are several possibilities but they are have to be checked to confirm and isolate problem. When this happens, need to check to see if there is spark to spark plugs. If there is, then need to check if fuel pump is working by listening for buzzing noise...

Volvo Repair: 1988 244 stalling, fuel pump relay, smog test
fuel pump relay, smog test, fuse box: Hi... You should look at fuel pump relay...see if relay makes a click when the key is turned to start position..if no click...f/p relay may be bad... look at fuse box...look very carefully...notice any corrosion at fuse ends...often its the fuse...

Volvo Repair: 1988 740, fuel pump relay, michael gates
fuel pump relay, michael gates, fuse panel: most common is bad relay. the fuel pump relay is located on the fuse panel behind the ashtray.remove the ashtray and then remove trim around lighter socket then you will see 2 screws remove the screws and the storage area will come out the relay is white...

Volvo Repair: 1988 740GLE Volvo oil leak, ultraviolet light bulb, valve seals
ultraviolet light bulb, valve seals, oil leaks: Hello Garnet, Well so much oil needs to leave a trace,so a visit to your local parts house and get some engine oil dye .There are different ones for other systems.Yellow glasses and a ultraviolet light bulb will be needed to lite up the dye.The only other...

Volvo Repair: 1988 760 turbo A/C vent shutoff, accelerator pedal, vacuum hose
accelerator pedal, vacuum hose, turbo wagon: Hello S.L, There is a vacuum pod right above the accelerator pedal.For the bang zoom repair disconnect the hose and plug it with a suitable screw.(When you are accelerating your loosing vac. to that pod and it closes.)Thank you and good hunting! PK...

Volvo Repair: 1988 765 /turbo Wagon, resistor type, vacuum lines
resistor type, vacuum lines, turbo wagon: Michael, try this trick first. where you see all the vacuum lines going into the control unit, try puttin a folded piece of cardboard in the slot so the connect doesnt move. There is no way to test the power stage except by replacing it. In the case there...

Volvo Repair: 1988 VOLVO 760 TURBO WAGON, volvo 760, tank fuel
volvo 760, tank fuel, cat converter: Make sure in-tank fuel pump is working properly, if problem goes away on full tank, this is usually sign that in-tank pump is bad. Check exhaust system to make sure there are no restrictions. I have seen the cat converter cause restriction and performance...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 240 wagon - strange noise, volvo 240 wagon, wheel bearings
volvo 240 wagon, wheel bearings, noise vibration: Nothing is gonna just break and fall off if that what you re worried about. I would tend to agree with the wheel bearing diagnosis. To check, when you turn the vehicle hard and it loads all the weight to one side of the car, if the noise/vibration gets louder...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 240D Oil Leak / Breather Box, valve cover gasket, engine gasket
valve cover gasket, engine gasket, 2 quarts: I recommend breather services every 10,000 miles. It shouldn t be clogged again this quickly. You may just have a leaking oil fill cap seal and leaking valve cover gasket.Replace those two items and clean the engine. Also check the breather assembly clean...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 740, volvo 740, shift operation
volvo 740, shift operation, key start: Hi Sarah, 740 s of your year DID have problems with electrical systems...sorry to say. The problem with the key/start/switch could be a failed switch...I ve never come across a failed switch that behaves as yours does.Before you get into...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 760 (6cyl) fuel system, fuel pump relay, volvo 760
fuel pump relay, volvo 760, pin pattern: I don t know about this green relay. The 700 and 900 series use the basic same fuel system and relay locations. The white relay in the far left rear should be the fuel pump relay. I don t remember if you said you had spark or not but that should be first on...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 760 turbo wagon... severe flooding etc, fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760
fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760, carberator: sory for late answer website was not working.it really could be many thinmgs if I had to guess I would guess a abad engine coolant temperature sensor.it could sill be a bad airmass meter.I would also check the wiring harness for signs of the insulation coming...

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo overdrive(transmission), overdrive transmission, reply thanks
overdrive transmission, reply thanks, solenoid: usually when this type of overdrive has a problem the best result is a new unit or rebuild the one in the car.they can be rebuilt but I am not sure the parts are still available since I have not done one in a long time.it could be the solenoid but sounds more...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo 240 turns over but wont start, turn signal switch, fuel pump relay
turn signal switch, fuel pump relay, volvo 240: I would check the fuse near the battery for the fuel system.then I would check the operation of the fuel pump relay the relay is under the passenger side dashboard behind the felt panel under the dash.the fuel pump is under the passenger side of the car and...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo 740 gle w/automatic transmission problems, volvo 740 gle, automatic transmission problems
volvo 740 gle, automatic transmission problems, volvo auto: Hello Brett, Volvo auto trans. are delicate and do not like any kind of abuse,,,including ..forgetting to change the trans, fluid...I recommend that you shop around and find a high quality trans. cleaner and follow the directions.. ...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo 740 gle wagon, volvo 740 gle, volvo repair
volvo 740 gle, volvo repair, volvo dealership: Hello Brian, Call Volvo cust.ser.and bounce it off of them,its possible.Any owner manual will have the # s.As far as the shock goes, the whole assy. needs to come out in order to compress the spring.What happens is that the cap nut loosens and the spring...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo 740 stuck in overdrive, volvo 740, light flickers
volvo 740, light flickers, ashtray: Hi Andy, Check the O D relay located behind the ashtray in with all the other electronic components...there is a good chance that your problem is there....tap it with a screwdriver...see if the light flickers... No 4th gear.....weird...linkage...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo 760 gle emissions, volvo 760 gle, emissions standards
volvo 760 gle, emissions standards, combustion chamber: we do not have emission tests here.high HC are caused by high combustion chamber temperatures.this can be from the car running hot or could be from carbon deposites in the combustions chambers causing the high temperatures.I would try an upper engine cleaner...

Volvo Repair: 1988 volvo ignition switch will not turn, electrical portion, becareful
electrical portion, becareful, electrical connection: George, you need to remove the instrument cluster. Remove the 2 little black trim pieces. One is where the clock adjustment is and the other is the unleaded fuel one. There will be 2 screws. Remove them and put the cluster out. Becareful. There may be...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 DL- No Start, flash flash flash, fuel pump relay
flash flash flash, fuel pump relay, example 121: this code is normal.if no resistance you mean infinite or open circuit in the wire try splicing a wire between the relay and control unit and see if that makes the relay run if so the wire may have an open circuit.you could also use a test light to check for...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 dl lights, high beams, ground connections
high beams, ground connections, low beam: Jim, Thats a good one. I can just imagine what kind of mess is under the hood and under the steering wheel. I would start with all the ground connections. Then if you have a used headlight switch, then try that. Other than that, I would have to look at...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 dl sporadic overdrive, vent area, center vent
vent area, center vent, gauge panel: most common would be a bad overdrive relay below is how to replace it. remove the screws holding the glovebox in then remove the box and look towards the center vent area in the opening where the box was and you will see a white relay.lift up on the relay...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 dl starting electric problems, volvo 240 dl, deep mud
volvo 240 dl, deep mud, volvo 240: without seeing it I can not say for sure.sounds like the wires to the alternator have shorted out and will need to be repaired.usually the alternator red wire and oilpressure switch black wire shorts out together. you will need to cut open the harness running...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 GL 158,000, volvo dealer, volvo 240
volvo dealer, volvo 240, great cars: you will need some wiring repair from shifter to transmission possible solenoid or relay will be you problem max repair by Volvo dealer will be from $200-$800 Volvo 240 are great cars they run forever and more miles makes them even run better change oil...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240dl overdrive solenoid, mechanical skills, gearshift
mechanical skills, gearshift, glovebox: Hello David, I m not sure what your problem is...the O D stays engaged?..what does this mean? If you want to check operation at the O D put a hot feed to it...carefully routing wire...then road test. Wiring near the gearshift...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240dl wagon; glass replacement, gasket seal, haynes manual
gasket seal, haynes manual, rubber gasket: I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WINDOW I HAVE NOT DONE MANY AND CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I DID.I HAVE NEVER DONE A SIDE WINDOW BUT THAT IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE.THE ONLY GLASS WE WOULD DO AR THE DOOR WINDOWS ALL OTHERS GET DONE BY A GLASS COMPANY.NO SEALER SHOULD...

Volvo Repair: 1989, 740 GL Radio Wires, lr brown, radio wires
lr brown, radio wires, wire colors: below are wire colors and what they are. green battery power black ground red antenna power supply blue RF - white/blue RF+ the left front uses the same colore whit and white/ blue so you will to try then then see if they are rigth by using balance...

Volvo Repair: 1989 740 GLE B234F 16 valve 5 hp engine, hp engine, jennifer jennifer
hp engine, jennifer jennifer, pita: Jennifer, I beg to differ on his abilities to work on this engine with his eyes closed. You are correct to say that its a PITA. Its one of the worse Ideas Volvo has ever invented. You and maybe a handful of people still have these things. Normally when...

Volvo Repair: 1989 740 Turbo Sedan, double whammy, minnesota weather
double whammy, minnesota weather, sensor operation: First, I m sorry for the delay getting to your question. I have been orlando for the past few days for XC90 V8 traingin and have been unable to take emails. It sounds like there is a mixture issue due to cold starts. They richen the mixture to help it...

Volvo Repair: 1989 740 Turbo Wagon Transmission, I think, rubber hoses, flagstaff arizona
rubber hoses, flagstaff arizona, turbo wagon: Mike, since its a turbo, I would first check all the basics like the rubber hoses and perhaps it may be a faulty air mass meter. This sort of thing requires testing of components and without looking at the car, I would only be guessing on things. Have it...

Volvo Repair: 1989 740 Volvo GL auto transmission problem, dextron 3, gunky
dextron 3, gunky, auto transmission: Hello Lynne, There were two types of transmissions used that year.The first,has a gear shift that reads P R N D 3 2 1 ,that model was prone to failure,and it was most often after a fluid change.The other type the shifter read,P R N D 2 1, this model is the...

Volvo Repair: 1989 960 Turbo sedan, laser lock, metal strip
laser lock, metal strip, spare key: Pam, like I said before and I dont know who is telling you that price but a good locksmith can duplicate that key for much less. It is a laser key but not a security key like the new cars. Without looking at the car I cant guess and tell you what it is. ...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 240 DL Instrument Cluster and Alternator, volvo 240 dl, alternator problems
volvo 240 dl, alternator problems, speedometer gear: Dave, You must have put the white red wire in place of the yellow red in the right corner. BAD news. If you did that, then you blew the cluster. Those prongs are for cruise control. I have spare clusters as well as doing custom work on them. If you are...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 240 DL - Gas Flooding Engine, volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator
volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator, 1989 volvo 240: Craig, he should check the fuel pressure regulator first but his theories are good and yes that can happen with a bad computer. He should change the ect sensor first. That controls the amount of fuel as well. I would check those 2 things first before condeming...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 240 power windows and doors, center vents, electric clock
center vents, electric clock, 1989 volvo 240: I belive they are bind the center console below the center vents.you will need to pull the center console forward and remove the centrer vents to get to the relays. if the fuses are good and have power it could be a relay or wiring harness problem.which...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 244 dl auto, check fuse, volvo 244
check fuse, volvo 244, center vents: Jim, good question. First remove the dome light and see if any wires are burnt or touching anything. Check fuse. Turn the knob for the trunk light. Power locks are a separate issue. It can be a few things. Main lock mechanism in the drivers door, relays...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 740 G.L.E." Random High Idle", volvo 740 gle, volvo 740
volvo 740 gle, volvo 740, throtle body: Larry, Im surprised you still have one of those that runs. This was a common problem that happens in these 16V motors. Try to clean the throtle body out with carb clean and adjust it. The Idle motor theory was great. There were issues with the fuel control...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 740 GL Tail lights, volvo 740 gl, abrasive tool
volvo 740 gl, abrasive tool, volvo 740: Hey man...What s Happening?? Nice ride...89 740. Check out the connectors and the contacts on the the plastic/brass circuit board....its super thin and you can use fine sandpaper to clean it...use more abrasive tool to clean ears...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 760 Turbo 4cyl 3spdautotrans, coolant temperature sensor, fuel pressure regulator
coolant temperature sensor, fuel pressure regulator, engine coolant temperature sensor: the shifting may be due to the shift cable needing adjusted.the running problem could be many things.it will really need to be looked at for a proper diagnosis.it could be a bad fuel pressure regulator leaking fuel out the vacuum side or bad engine coolant...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 760 turbo transmission, volvo 760, turbo hose
volvo 760, turbo hose, turbo transmission: IT COULD BE THE SHIFT CABLE IS STICKING OR OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.BLACK SMOKE SOUNDS MORE LIKE A RICH RUNNING ENGINE WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE HIGHER RPMS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM.THERE COULD ALSO BE A PROBLEM IN A TURBO HOSE EITHER A HOLE OR ONE THAT IS WEAK...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 765 power window, bilbo, volvo
bilbo, volvo, power window: HELLO, It appears that the window has seperated from the raising and lower arms...AKA window regulater.This requires removing the door panel.When you get the panel off you ll see what needs to be done..often the repair is simple.BE CAREFUL when using...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo GL 4 door sedan, fuel pump relay, noid light
fuel pump relay, noid light, fuel injectors: Debra, There is ia fuel pump relay under the passenger area. Its white. I need to know if its clicking when you turn over the car. You may be having a problem with the Engin control module. If you have a noid light, then you can see if there is pulse at...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Vovlo 240 Wagon, glass fuses, blown fuse
glass fuses, blown fuse, auto parts stores: Start by checking your fuses,you may have a blown fuse or corroded contact. Fuses are inexpensive so replace them all with the correct size and amperage. Use wd40 or similiar to clean the contacts of the fuses.Don t get the glass fuses, ask for the ceramic...

Volvo Repair: 1989 volvo 240 dl wagon, volvo 240 dl, 10mm nuts
volvo 240 dl, 10mm nuts, 1989 volvo 240: Bill, not too bad to do. Haynes is no good and wouldnt tell you anything except to break stuff. Look at the black frame. Should be 4 10mm nuts holding the frame in. Remove your grille, it will make it easier for you to get it out. There are clips holding...

Volvo Repair: 1989 volvo 240 gear shift, 1989 volvo 240, volvo 240
1989 volvo 240, volvo 240, shift knob: Hello Skyler, I m going to make a few assumptions...Your descriptions are vague... If the shiffter has failed in its relationship to the cage /support system...Volvo sells a repair kit that includes nylon and other bushinge used to...

Volvo Repair: 1989 volvo 740 gl radio and dash board and gas mileage, volvo 740 gl, wire colors
volvo 740 gl, wire colors, volvo 740: James, thats all you get with Volvos. 22-25 on the highway. They arent the best in Fuel economy. I hope you have a test light to test the wires. Those wires all sound like speaker wire colors. Test them with a 9v battery. Turn the dimmer switch on the...

Volvo Repair: 1989volvo 760 turbo, new distributor cap, vacuum hoses
new distributor cap, vacuum hoses, throtle body: Dennis, Clean and adjust the throtle body. If that doesnt do it, check all the rubber turbo hoses. Fuel filter will not cause that. Its an old wives tale that everyone seems to follow. I have never seen a Volvo Fuel filter ever get clogged. They get...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 DL Chewing up Alternator Belts, crank pulley, gates belts
crank pulley, gates belts, quality belts: Matthew, sounds like its out of alignment. Personally I hate Gates belts. We use contitech and the size should be 11.9 X 918 or 920. That knob sounds like the adjustment housing. There should be a bolt there for adjustment. Lastly check the bushings....

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 DL VOLVO STALL,THEN NO-START, solenoid starter, proper alignment
solenoid starter, proper alignment, check safety: tbe starter could go bad like this. it could also be a bad nuetral safety switch which is located under the shifter cover.I would remove shifter cover panel and check safety switch for proper alignment..there is a pin on the shifter handle that fits into a...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 DL Volvo, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose, volvo car: Betty, sounds like A/C man needs to stick to A/C. Im thinking there is a problem with the air mass meter. I would have you husband unplug it and see if the idle changes. If it does, have him plug it back in. If car stalls, then meter is bad. Have him...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 DL, flash flash flash, crank sensor
flash flash flash, crank sensor, example 121: I would start by checking for diagnostic trouble codes in the fuel and ignition systems.best would be to check for spark and fuel when it does not start.below is how to check codes in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there is...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240gl wagon stalling problem, fuel pump relay, throtle body
fuel pump relay, throtle body, meter test: Peter, I always wondered why people always assume the fuel filter is the problem. I have been doing this a long time and I have never seen a huge filter like that get clogged. Anyway. I would start by cleaning and adjusting the throtle body. After that...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 190,000 miles noise, torque converter, noise down
torque converter, noise down, stop sign: there are really many things that can cause a noise. without hearing the noise I really can not give any ideas as to the problem.I do not feel the bushings will help with this noise.the price sounds reasonable.I would have someone els look at it the dealer...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 automatic lights, high beams, proper diagnosis
high beams, proper diagnosis, beam mode: I have never seen this before.it could be some type of loose ground wire.this is going to need to be looked at for a proper diagnosis.it will need to be fault traced with the help of a wiring diagram.I would check the battery connections bot the power and...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 Electrical Mystery, haynes book, temperature guage
haynes book, temperature guage, volvo service: Tony, the cruise is probably an easy fix. Check the vacuum bellows for holes, Also check all vacuum lines. Lastly adjust the cruise switch on the brake pedal. If that switch isnt adjusted properly, the cruise will not work. As far as the speedo, Its usually...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 GL heater core, heater control valve, heater core
heater control valve, heater core, loud pop: Lisa, thats the heater control valve. its a common failure. You can get one from the dealer or autoparts place. Im assuming it didnt break at the firewall correct? If it did break at the firewall, then there is the bypass. Let me know what broke. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 gle, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: A fuel pump check valve is on the fuel pump. It holds pressure at the injectors. This is starting to be one of those things that I would have to run a few tests on and check things. Do you have a good volvo shop that you can take the car to? If not, where...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 no start, gallon jug, fuel pump relay
gallon jug, fuel pump relay, head gasket: Hi David, I don t know where to start....to check if fuel is making it to injectors...loosen fuel feed to fuel inj. rail....add rubber hose...put one end in a gallon jug....put other end on fuel feed.....in 30 seconds you should have a 1/2 full...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 did not start, flash flash flash, example 121
flash flash flash, example 121, led displays: first would be to check for any diagnostic trouble codes in the fuel and ignition system.below is how to do so. in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there is a small black box with a wire attached to it.place the wire in the...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 turbo hard wiring a new radio, power antenna, orange wire
power antenna, orange wire, memory power: Nathan, Use a test light to figure out the memory power and Keyed power. Usually this is the scheme. Red or yellow is power. Blue is the power antenna. Black is ground. The striped wires are usually the speaker wires. Test them by using a 9v battery and...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 turbo wagon power door locks, power door locks, fuse panel
power door locks, fuse panel, rear hatch: I would need to see a wiring diagram of the system do not work on many of these anymore.I believe there is a switch at the drivers door lock that sends a signal to the relay to operate the other locks.the relay is behind the ashtray below is how to access...

Volvo Repair: 1990, 740 Volvoauto trans with no Overdrive, shifting into overdrive, volvo auto
shifting into overdrive, volvo auto, shift cable: Hello Bob, My first choice of answers includes...overdrive relay is faulty. next...trans. has dirty fluid and is unable to operate properly. Volvo auto trans are very sensitive to fluid type and condition of its fluid...most...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 Front Wheel Bearings, front wheel bearings, brake components
front wheel bearings, brake components, gray color: Hi Steve, You CAN do this job...but you MUST be super clean when repacking your front wheel bearings...or they will fail...sooner. Remove necessary parts to gain access to hub assy....remove ALL old grease...wash out bearings...gasoline...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740 won't start, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay
fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay, volvo service: Hello R. Lots of new parts...still no go...try looking at the fuel pump relay...see if injectors are getting voltage...use test lamp to prick the leads into the injector... There is a dozens of other systems that play a part in starting...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740GLE sunroof out of control, swith, j scott
swith, j scott, pita: J Scott, The Motor has a stop inside when it gets to the stop position. remove the motor with the roof in the closed position. Use the swith to trigger it to full open, then close it. It should be retimed now. Also when it stops, check the vent open function...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740SW 5 second hesitation, 9 times out of 10, airmass
9 times out of 10, airmass, fuel pump: John, If this is the Regina/Rex fuel system then that is pretty much normal. There are a few tests to run on it but 9 times out of 10, the fuel pump is usually the culprit. Let me know if its a Regina/Rex. Best way to tell is if there is a Bosch Airmass...

Volvo Repair: 1990 760 T hard starting, fuse box, mechanical skills
fuse box, mechanical skills, electrical connections: Hello Pete, Here are a few items you may want to look at. Fuel injectors that no longer work well and dribble out fuel instead of spraying.. Cold start valve is not working well.. Spark plug wires... need testing.....

Volvo Repair: 1990 760 Turbo engine suddenly quits, side fender, minuite
side fender, minuite, power stage: Your power stage or engine relay is probably starting to fail. Usually the symptom is intermittent running and sometimes failure to start. They are both on the driver side fender under the hood. Depending on the year though, the engine relay could be on...

Volvo Repair: 1990 760 Turbo Wagon quits at random, fuel pump relay, side fender
fuel pump relay, side fender, power amp: the system relay is the radio supression relay that is what volvo calls it.the fuel pump relay it will either be behind the ashtray, or behind the passenger side under dash panel.if behind this pane it will be a green relay if not it will be as described below....

Volvo Repair: 1990 alarm problem, stock alarms, override switch
stock alarms, override switch, bridget: Bridget, 240 s didnt have stock alarms, its either a kit from Volvo or aftermarket. Usually they are disarmed with a remote. I would look around under the dash for a override switch. There are so many different alarm installers out there, who knows where...

Volvo Repair: 1990 VOLVO 740 5-DOOR STATION WAGON, luggage compartment, volvo 740
luggage compartment, volvo 740, windshield wiper: Curt, your description was a bit much but its better to provide too much than not enough. That cover is basically a pain, the only thing I can tell you to do on that is to push a screwdriver behind the cover and push towards the front of the car. Do it on...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 blows A/C fuse, compressor cycles, home mechanic
compressor cycles, home mechanic, compressor clutch: yes you can replace the clucth while it is on the car without loosing freon.remove the 12mm bolt on end of clutch then pry the outer clutch piece of with 2 screwdrivers working them back and forth.then behind it is a snap ring to remove the pulley then behind...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 DL Wagon is leaking oil, volvo 240 dl, flame trap
volvo 240 dl, flame trap, head gaskets: Eric, must be a great mechanic if he has never heard of a flame trap. Its under the intake manifold. It sits on top of the black box. Replace the oil cap seal and flame trap. That should slow it down. There may be other things leaking but I would have...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 DL, Sedan, volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay
volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay, volvo 240: Mary, obviously these bozos that you took it too have no clue about Volvos. What it sounds to me is a fuel pump relay or engine speed sensor. The 240 is by far the best Volvo ever made. There really isnt anything I can tell you to check except those 2...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 DL air conditioning problem, volvo 240 dl, clutch assembly
volvo 240 dl, clutch assembly, volvo 240: If the compressor pulley isn t turning at all (clutch engaged or disengaged) the pulley clutch bearing assembly may be able to be replaced seperatly. But if it will won t with AC off but not when its engaged the compressor is most likely seized and it needs...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240, oil leaks, drive belts
oil leaks, drive belts, volvo 240: Tough call without being able to inspect it.The initial investment required to revive the patient may be expensive.A thorough inspection should be done to prioritize needs. It will probably need tires,timing and drive belts, a full tune up,and brakes (calipers...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240DL runs rough-extremely rich, fuel pressure regulator, flame trap
fuel pressure regulator, flame trap, volvo 240dl: the oil could be getting thinned from too much fuel.the problem could be from the original running problem .it could be a bad fuel pressure regulator.there are also other possibilities,such as a wiring problem in the harness,throttle switch problem.it would...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240DL SW keeps turning off!, volvo 240dl, volvo dealer
volvo 240dl, volvo dealer, volvo 240: Will, this can be anything from the engine speed sensor to the fuel relay. Many different parts control different things. I would have the dealer deal with it since they didnt fix the problem. This is one of those things that I would need to do tests to...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 260, freon, volvo
freon, volvo: Joyce, you found someone that doesnt want to be bothered with it. That refrigerant is called R12 and its still available. The newer refrigerant is R134 and your car can be retrofitted to the newer system. Find a real Volvo shop that can handle the repair....

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 AC problem, orifice tube, uv flashlight
orifice tube, uv flashlight, volvo 740: A couple things could be happening...The metered orifice tube, or expansion valve, may be allowing the system to get too cold and freeze up.The condenser and radiator faces should be checked for debris clogging the cooling fins.Compressed air is necessary...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 GL - Starting problems, volvo 740 gl, volvo 740
volvo 740 gl, volvo 740, exit side: Chris, sounds like you have a few issues going on. If it doesnt stay running, it may be a faulty airmass meter, or a throtle cleaning and adjustment. you also may be having a temperamental fuel system relay. The only way to test them is to have the car...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 GL Wagon Hood Release, volvo 740 gl, hood latch
volvo 740 gl, hood latch, volvo 740: Yes, you can remove the grille by grabbing it from the botom and lifting it straight up to reveal the lower pins, pull towards you and down.You can then reach the cable with your fingers and just pull on it. You can first try to have somebody push down on...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 GL - Starting Problems, volvo 740 gl, fuel pump relay
volvo 740 gl, fuel pump relay, volvo 740: Janey, that could be a number of things. These are just a few. Fuel pump relay, ignition relay, ignition power stage. Engine speed sensor, fuel pump check valve. This is one of those instances that I would have to see the car to properly diagnose it. ...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 idle problem, vacuum leak, model volvo
vacuum leak, model volvo, seperate occasions: Chris, Sounds like an airmass meter issue and not properly cleaning and adjusting the throtle body. Adjust the kickdown cable and see if the shifting issue comes down. If there was a vacuum leak you would hear it. The idle speed motor may also be sticking....

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo, negative battery cable, volvo 740
negative battery cable, volvo 740, desperate woman: A good place is your local library. Haynes has many manuals available.But briefly: Disconnect the negative battery cable(-) Un-plug and disconnect the wires located on the back of the altrnator Remove the belt adjustment lock nut located at the bottom of...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740, gas milage, resistance of the wire
gas milage, resistance of the wire, what a bummer: Hello, yes according to code and according to the problem you describe the airmass meter has problem. It measures the air quantity that enters the engine, so according to this quantity the engine control unit decides how much fuel should be injected to engine....

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo station wagon, volvo station wagon, phillips screws
volvo station wagon, phillips screws, light thanks: Mic, its pretty easy. It would be best to get the bulb from the dealer since its a one piece bulb and socket. Look at the cluster. To the right there are 2 panels. Remove them. Remove the 2 phillips screws that hold the cluster in. Now go to the left....

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 240 dl, volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator
volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay: Were you able to check the fuel pressure? If your spark is constant albeit yellow, it should be enough to start the car.Did you check the under hood fuse by the battery?Check the oil level, see if it significantly higher than normal and smells of gas. Are...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 240 wagon, volvo 240 wagon, volvo 240
volvo 240 wagon, volvo 240, 1990 volvo 240: it would be too difficult to explain the process.it would be better if there is a dealer near by you could try asking them for some descritption of the process.it will be easier in person to show someone some of the things you would need to do.if you still...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 740 acceleration issue, battery gauge, volvo 740
battery gauge, volvo 740, speedy reply: Yes, they are known to leak. Tailshaft bushings wear and replacing the seal is only temporary, you should also replace the bushing.I ve had some luck adding a transmission conditioner and stop leak for minor all around leakers. Yes over 1000, there are some...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 740 turbo with unknown problem, fuel pressure regulator, air intake system
fuel pressure regulator, air intake system, blowing gas: Mark, Did you check the Distributor cap and rotor? Even though you show having spark it may be giving you a cross spark. Did you replace the plugs before or after your replaced the regulator? There is a speed sensor on top of the bell housing on the trans...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 740 turbo/innercooler, flash flash flash, example 121
flash flash flash, example 121, volvo 740: I would first check for any codes in the fuel and ignition system.below is how to check them. in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there is a small black box with a wire attached to it.place the wire in the terminal marked 2.turn...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo overdrive, volvo 740gle, red arrow
volvo 740gle, red arrow, solonoid: Steve, I would start with the relay but since the arrow is going on and off that means the relay is working. Most likely its the Solonoid on the trans. If you replace that and it still doesnt work then its an internal fault in the transmission. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo, flash flash flash, fuel pump relay
flash flash flash, fuel pump relay, example 121: you metniton no model.either way if I were guessing I would say engine speed sensor.below is how to check diagnostic trouble codes.if you get a 214 code in socket six this is the engine speed sensor.which is located behind the cylinder head on top of the transmission....

Volvo Repair: 1991 240 overheating, radiator hose, radiator fan
radiator hose, radiator fan, volvo 240: There should be a sensor located in the radiator to start the fan. Try bypassing the sensor and see if the fan runs.If it runs you probably have a bad sensor.Also clear the radiator fins of debris with compressed air. The radiator may be calcified inside and...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 ac, rubber elbows, rubber elbow
rubber elbows, rubber elbow, side firewall: Probably a vacuum leak, but on the intake manifold or at the firewall. I believe there are a couple of rubber elbows at the passenger side firewall (under the hood)but in general you are looking at a loss of vacuum probably under the hood and probably from...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 head gasket, volvo tools, exhaust gasket
volvo tools, exhaust gasket, head gasket: Hello Stephen, Two things,first,your suspision are correct.Second,due to the fact that she overheated and to what degree we don t know,damage has been done.The fact that you can see foaming at the block is not good news.Any way you slice it,its The French...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 intermittent starting problem, neutral safety switch, jumper cables
neutral safety switch, jumper cables, battery cables: is the 12 volts to the small sirew at the starter when cranking the car over this is the supply from the ignition through the nuetral safety switch.it may be a bad starter still.I would check for 12 volts at the small wire to the starter if this is ok then...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 TURBO, proper diagnosis, abs light
proper diagnosis, abs light, electrical problem: the brake pedal does need to be pressed before it will come out of park.if the ABS light comes on when started then it is an electrical problem if it comes on after the car starts to move then it is a sensor problem. it could be a short there are no...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 Turbo speedometer/gas guage, gauge function, ground cables
gauge function, ground cables, gas gauge: I would take apart that previous repair of the wiring and do it over to make sure that isn t the problem. You can buy the rubber insulated bullet connectors at the dealer and cut out a good six inches of the cars wiring to make sure you have a good repair.Yes...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 Turbo Wagon, volvo specialist, car repair shop
volvo specialist, car repair shop, muffler shop: I ve been doing this a long time and have never seen this before. I suppose anything is possible. Since its a Volvo specialist shop, they are better than the dealer anyway. I would see if they can give you a deal for the repairs. Its a good car to hold on...

Volvo Repair: 1991 740 turbo stalling, power stage, bell housing
power stage, bell housing, speed sensor: Tony, I would replace the Bosch power stage on the firewall. Its a square part with a plug on it. That controls the spark. I would also check the condition of the engine speed sensor that sits on top of the bell housing on the transmission. If its frayed...

Volvo Repair: 1991 74oL turbo wagon, bob fitzsimmons, rear muffler
bob fitzsimmons, rear muffler, shift cable: I would have the shift cable checked it may need adjusted.not sure what you mean by strong on the A/C.if it does not seem cold enough it could be low on freon.exhaust system is about 250 dollars I believe and labor about 2 hours to install.this would be front...

Volvo Repair: 1991 940 Turbo-Timing Belt & PCV valve, flame trap, timing belt
flame trap, timing belt, intake manifold: 1. best thing to do would be to purchase a repair manual from a local parts store it will explain the procedure and may have pictures for a reference. 2. there is no pcv valve.the crancase vent sytem is the flame trap box under the intake and the hoses...

Volvo Repair: 1991 940 Turbo, aftermarket radio, different places
aftermarket radio, different places, alarm system: Josh, sounds like these places are morons if they cant figure that one out. Obviously there is a draw on the system somewhere and thats where they need to start. Does the car have an aftermarket radio or alarm system? I would have to do tests to figure it...

Volvo Repair: 1991 940 turbo / Fuel Pump Relay, spark plug wires, crank shaft
spark plug wires, crank shaft, fuel pump relay: Hey Kev... Yes,these days complexity rules the auto world...including your 940 turbo. You may want to test your vacuum system...should be between 25 and 30in.... Fuel pressure relays do fail...not often. If the...

Volvo Repair: 1991 940T Power Steering, volvo saab, steering knuckle
volvo saab, steering knuckle, power steering: well your question is a good one, but traditionally the rack is the culprit. you can do line pressure check on the ps pump. but it is almost never done. in this case i would abdicate changing the ps rack, the only other thing that might cause this is a seizing...

Volvo Repair: 1991 940turbo wagon stalls when rains, distributer cap, heater control valve
distributer cap, heater control valve, extreme humidity: Kurt, I would start by replacing the impulse sensor on the bellhousing. The running terrible may be a number of things. Check all the rubber turbo hoses and see if there are any holes in them. I HATE mechanics that try to fix cars with silicone. It DOESNT...

Volvo Repair: 1991 SE volvo turbo, fotune, spece
fotune, spece, fuel rail: Brenda, fuel pressure is checked at the fuel rail. There is a special tool that we use. When the car shuts down, does it restart right away? This is another one of those that I would need to perform a few tests on. In the meantime, perhaps find a good...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 240 GL, volvo 240 gl, spark plug wires
volvo 240 gl, spark plug wires, volvo 240: Hi Dewaine. Wet days usually cause problems with: Spark plug wires may...... need changing. Distributor cap...... could be a problem. Ignition coil .......is old and needs replacement. Bad connections ....to coil or other electrical...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 240 heater core hose, brake master cylinder, razor blade
brake master cylinder, razor blade, tight squeeze: No you don t have to remove the intake. Its just a tight squeeze.Wait until the engine is cool,You should be able to use a screwdriver and pry it off at the head, a razor blade is best to cut a slot on the end because they can get stuck on there pretty good...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 240/No start, neutral safety switch, volvo 240
neutral safety switch, volvo 240, 1991 volvo 240: William, Remove the shifter cover and look at the neutral safety switch. See if the pin that goes into the switch has come off. You will see the slide switch. It should be in the Park Position. If its okay, Have somebody tap on the starter motor while...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740, volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740
volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740, fuel system: Antoinette, Ive heard of the V-shop and They are pretty good from what people have told me. since its a 91 it probably has the regina/rex fuel system which I really dont care for. I would have them check basics like wires, plugs, cap and rotor, etc. Since...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740, volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740
volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740, suspension work: A cheap and good mechanic! Have it checked over by a pro that knows Volvos...before you buy it. That age and mileage can get expensive very quickly.Prioritize your necessities with the cars needs...Don t fix the Ac first if it needs tires, brakes and suspension...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740, radiator hoses, coolant system
radiator hoses, coolant system, volvo 740: Not a rookie diy job. You should evaluate all of the cars needs and determine if you are going to keep it. What other repairs are in the forseeable future? Brakes, tires, suspension...You will have 2300 in a car that should be a reliable car for awhile if...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740, volvo 740, solonoid
volvo 740, solonoid, 1991 volvo 740: Jay, it sounds like the transmission is starting to have some internal issues. An overdrive solonoid and relay may also be the culprit as well. A transmission serve may help the situation but I would have her take the car to a reputable Volvo shop. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740 fuel pump (part II), fuel pump relay, fuse panel
fuel pump relay, fuse panel, volvo 740: the fuel pump relay is located on the fuse panel behind the ashtray.remove the ashtray and then remove trim around lighter socket then you will see 2 screws remove the screws and the storage area will come out the relay is white and about 1x3x2 inch.it will...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740 fuel delivery, fuel pump relay, accelerator pedal
fuel pump relay, accelerator pedal, volvo 740: it is possible the fuel pump is not working intermitently.the other problem could be a bad control unit not giving a ground signal to the fuel pump relay.the only way to be sure is to test with a test light.for ground to relasy and power out of relay to the...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740 fuel pump, fuel pump relay, volvo 740
fuel pump relay, volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740: it depends what fuel system is in the car it may only have one pump.if it has a round coil it has 2 pumps if the coil is square and on the drivers strut tower it has one pump in the tank.as for the 2 puump system I would start with the intank pump first.it...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740 Overdrive, fuse panel, volvo 740
fuse panel, volvo 740, 1991 volvo 740: you could wire the overdrive solenoid with some type of ignition power source there by bypassing the relay and having overdrive all the time providing the problem is before the solenoid.if it is in the solenoid or in the transmission then this will not help.the...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740 Tune up, intake manifold gasket, vacuum hoses
intake manifold gasket, vacuum hoses, volvo service: Hey Quinn.. I ll assume you have a 4cylinder engine...in which case it s the first...closest to the radiator.. If it s a V-6...you ll have to call your fav.Volvo service dept...or look it up on the internet. If the car runs smooth...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 740, clock cam, chilton book
clock cam, chilton book, head gasket: Steve, there is no way to put the distributor in wrong on those. The notches only fit in the cam one way. Forget about the lobes being up like that stupid chilton book says. If you cam is lined up with the mark on the back cover and the shaft mark is about...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 940 Several Warning Lights stay on, bulb failure, service reminder
bulb failure, service reminder, volvo 940: It sounds like you may have a charging system problem. Pop the hood to make sure the belt is still there, it may have broken.Try to start the car, but don t try to drive it extensively if all the lights are on.Better to have it towed for service check.Might...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo Sta Wag Speedometer, speed readings, speed signal
speed readings, speed signal, exact problem: there are 2 possibilities the speed sensor in the rear axle or the speedometer head in the instrument cluster.the only way to be sure is to check each of those items when it is acting up.there is a volvo tool that can simulate a speed signal for the speedometer...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo Starting Problems, volvo 740, metal fuel
volvo 740, metal fuel, power stage: First thing to do is check for spark. On the 91 there are a few things that will make the car spark. The speed sensor on top of the bell housing, the ignition power stage, and of course the distributor. Did you check to see if the timing belt was broken?...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo V70xc Power Windows, 2001 volvo v70, volvo v70
2001 volvo v70, volvo v70, how to use a voltmeter: Well unless the motor sounds sick like its getting worn out or sticking, the Passenger Door Module probably needs a software reload. Occasionally one of the computer modules will lose part of its software when the battery gets low or if there is a voltage...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo, flash flash flash, example 121
flash flash flash, example 121, volvo 740: first check for codes as described below.in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there is a small black box with a wire attached to it.place the wire in the terminal marked 2.turn ignition key on (not started)press the small button for 1...

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240, volvo 240, 1991 volvo 240
volvo 240, 1991 volvo 240, alternator: Karen, Most likely the red wire that connects to the back of the alternator is the culprit. I would run a new wire from the harness block down to the alternator and then check the charging voltage. With a new alternator and battery it should be at 13.7-14.0...

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240 issue, volvo 240, rocket scientist
volvo 240, rocket scientist, 1991 volvo 240: Paige, dont get mad at something dumb like that shifter. This is one of the best Volvos. Remember that you have to put your foot on the pedal fully. Check the fuse that says shift lock and see if its burnt. If not, I bypass this function by removing the...

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 940se, fuel pumps, power stage
fuel pumps, power stage, speed sensor: Dan, Which relay did you check? There may be 2 on your car. One is the fuel relay behind the ashtray and the other is the black IGN relay in the engine compartment. There is also the speed sensor that you know about and also the ignition power stage by...

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo LD, automatic transmission, liar
automatic transmission, liar, ld: Daniel, That person is a liar. You need to determine if its kicking in or if you are going 65 MPH and the thing is cranking 4000 RPM then there is a problem. Usually is a relay or solonoid problem. Does the arrow on the dash go on and off when you push...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 AC compressor clutch heat shield, rube goldberg, compressor clutch
rube goldberg, compressor clutch, hawthorne nj: Steve, Of course they dont want to recommend that because they want you to buy a compressor coil. Steve, I ve been doing this a long time and do Hold a Volvo Master rating, I have done this in the past and I have never had any problems. That thing you thought...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 GL hard start, flash flash flash, example 121
flash flash flash, example 121, electronic diagnostics: I would find a better place to have it looked at and leave it with them so they can varify the condition and then fix it.there are many things that can cause this type problem.you could try checking codes below is how to do so. in the engine bay...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 sedan overheating in traffic, temp comp, comp board
temp comp, comp board, hi tim: Hi Tim, Im assuming that the electric fan and all cooling components are functioning the way they should. The circuit board Im talking about is the temp comp board located in the instrument cluster. You would have to remove the cluster and take the back panel...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 stalls on trip, temperature gauge, mile trip
temperature gauge, mile trip, fuel pump: the loss of power could be several things from a bad fuel pump to possibly a bad airmass meter.I would check the fuses to be sure none are corroded.there really are many things that can cause this. the running hot could be bad thermostat.it could be poor...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240gl can't engage 4th speed, speed light, glove box
speed light, glove box, fuse: Stephan, check the fuse first. Even though it may look okay, remove it and check. It that doesnt help then its the relay behind the glove box. If after replacing the relay, then its the solnoid on the trans. Last case and worse scenario would be an internal...

Volvo Repair: 1992 740 a/c and fan switch, vacuum source, frustration level
vacuum source, frustration level, air vent: Steve...Steve...Steve Wow...your frustration level has been maxed out for too long...these problems are the worst..ya gotta make SUPER DUPER SURE that you have good vacuum source to switch...it uses the switch to do lots of work...beside opening...

Volvo Repair: 1992 740 GL Wagon, shift cable, safe car
shift cable, safe car, speed one: Jon, I like the 740 but there are 2 fuel systems that came with the car and I really dont care for the one. Its called a regina rex system and there is only 1 fuel pump and its in the tank. Its reliable but when the pump goes, it can be costly to repair...

Volvo Repair: 1992 740 wagon, volvo dealership, vehical
volvo dealership, vehical, good shape: If the car has gone thru all it s services, the fuel filter should have been replaced. check to see if it looks new, if so, its probably not the problem. The problem does sound like a fuel problem but more like an air mass meter problem. this should be confirmed...

Volvo Repair: 1992 940 Cold start problem, fuel pump relay, crank sensor
fuel pump relay, crank sensor, transmission tunnel: The car s fuel/ignition system needs to see a ignition pulse before fuel pump energizes. If fuel pump does make noise, it means the ignitom system is ok on the primary side and this means the relay is probably ok. If the fuel pump doesn t buzz, you ll need...

Volvo Repair: 1992 940 GL Volvo., throtle body, mint condition
throtle body, mint condition, long periods: John, Wow, you are a long ways away arent you? Anyway, Im assuming what you call a fuel body is a Throtle body cleaning. If you have the tools to do a pressure cleaning on the fuel injectors that may help. Did you replace the cap, rotor, plugs and wires?...

Volvo Repair: 1992 940 GL Volvo Idle surging, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: Barbara, yes, get a new mechanic. There are 2 possiblities that he overlooked. One is the Idle speed motor and the other is the Airmass meter or as most techs call it the Mass air flow sensor. Have him test those components. Nothing fixes itself. Thats...

Volvo Repair: 1992 960, dampener, camshafts
dampener, camshafts, timing belt: I am not sure why it is at that interval.yes it is short.I believe there was a problem with maybe the withd of the belt combined with some vibrations put on the belt by the camshafts.I really am not 100 percent sure.I know they did on this year install an...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 240 Auto Transmission, 1992 volvo 240, volvo 240
1992 volvo 240, volvo 240, power sport: I am not sure what sport mode is on this car. the 240 does not have an electronic transmission with this type of ability to switch modes.it sounds like there is a problem inside the transmission.which will require it to be rebuilt or replaced.we do not rebuild...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 240 overheating, clutch fan, 1992 volvo 240
clutch fan, 1992 volvo 240, volvo 240: Hose and water is fine but air hose would be better. Since you ve already replaced the thermostat, you ve isolated the condition to 2 possibilities, restricted radiator or bad clutch fan. Freeway overheating usually is radiator. City overheating usually...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 240 running warm, coolant temperature sensor, head gasket leak
coolant temperature sensor, head gasket leak, fan clutch: IF IT DOES IT RANDOMLY EVEN WHEN YOU NOT THE TEMP. IS NOT THAT HIGH I WOULD SUSPECT TEMPERATURE COMPENSATING BOARD IN INSTGRUMENT CLUSTER.IF IT HAPPENS AT HIGHWAY SPEED IT COULD BE SLIGHT HEAD GASKET LEAK.IF AT IDLE THERE COULD BE A RESTRICTION IN THE COOLING...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 240 Wagon AC, volvo 240 wagon, inline fuse
volvo 240 wagon, inline fuse, clutch assembly: Steve, Option 3, cut the wire at the block and butt join it into the wire. Whoever put a screw in it and soldered it is a complete moron and shouldnt ever touch a car. What he did could have been disastrous. I hate hearing about people doing garbage like...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon, volvo 740 turbo wagon, shocks and struts
volvo 740 turbo wagon, shocks and struts, aluminum wheels: good quality aftermarket shocks and struts should be ok. on some of them they can make this noise.this car should have aluminum wheels with plastic center caps.unless there is some other option wheel on it.I own a 92 740 turbo wagon blue 215k miles.it may...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 740 turbo wagon, mosquito fogger, volvo 740 turbo wagon
mosquito fogger, volvo 740 turbo wagon, rubber hoses: Michael, Mainly if you start seeing a lot of white smoke coming out the tailpipe. Small leaks like that are common on these cars so unless you start seein massive amounts of smoke like a mosquito fogger and if you are losing boost pressure, then I would hold...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 940 cuts out, flash flash flash, example 121
flash flash flash, example 121, 1992 volvo 940: many things can cause this type problem.I would try checking for diagnostic trouble codes below is how to do so.other than that it will need to be looked at for a proper diagnosis. in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there is...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 940 Turbo, solonoid, 1992 volvo 940
solonoid, 1992 volvo 940, volvo 940: Don, remove the ashtray assembly and remove cover for cig lighter. Remove 2 screws and remove that panel. Replace the white relay to the right. Its the O/D relay. Start with that first and also check fuse. The speedo issue is coincidental. You probably...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 960 transmission problems, 1992 volvo 960, volvo 960
1992 volvo 960, volvo 960, transmission problems: Joe, dont buy it, not only does it have tranny issues but also bad cylinder heads on those early models. There isnt a good tranny shop anywhere that I know that can fix those properly and to get a reman unit from Volvo would be around 2500 bucks. hope this...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 960 Wgn - electrical problem, flash flash flash, 1992 volvo 960
flash flash flash, 1992 volvo 960, example 121: it sounds like there are possibly several problems.sounds like a possible bad blower motor or power stage for the fan. below is how to check codes in tranmissions control unit in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there are...

Volvo Repair: 1992 volvo 240 issues, bulb failure, center vents
bulb failure, center vents, 1992 volvo 240: 1. the problem could be a corrosion problem,2 different type bulbs can cause it.the corrosion could be on the connector to the light or on the bulb socket holders or circuitboard. 2. you would need to check it with a test light to see if it is getting power...

Volvo Repair: 1992 volvo 240 windows switch bad?, door switches, window switches
door switches, window switches, 1992 volvo 240: Tony, replace the switches on the master panel. You can buy them separately. The individual window switches may also be dirty. You can take them apart and clean them but not sure if you want to go through the trouble. Sometimes the cleaning works, sometimes...

Volvo Repair: 1992 volvo 960 sedan, flash flash flash, transmission control unit
flash flash flash, transmission control unit, 1992 volvo 960: first I would check for codes in the transmission control unit.below is how to check codes if you get a 313 code this is a nuetral safety switch is bad(AKA:PNP switch or gear position sensor. in the engine bay on the drivers side near the strut tower there...

Volvo Repair: 1993 240 overdrive, automatic overdrive, 1993 volvo 240
automatic overdrive, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240: Hi Marvin, I think the problem is with the overdrive relay...located behind glove box...sort of...remove screws to hold glove box...look to left on forward edge of dashboard and it will be there..just around the corner...it is small...they are found...

Volvo Repair: 1993 240 warning lights, service battery, warning lights
service battery, warning lights, charging system: Sounds like a charging system problem. Either the 61 wire (at the back of the alternator) or your voltage regulator (on the back of the alternator)Check that the 61 wire has a good connection and is insulated properly, remove the voltage regulator and check...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 AC Repair, leaky hose, sighns
leaky hose, sighns, ac repair: it is common on the 850 for the evaporator and high side hose to go bad.so it could have been either or both.if they installed a tracer dye into the system then it will have a yellow stain where the leak is that cane be seen with a specialv UV light and glasses.if...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 GLT - replace side mirror switch, power mirror, side mirror
power mirror, side mirror, coin holder: THE ENTIRE CONSOLE WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED.REMOVE ASHTRAY,COIN HOLDER 2 SCREWS ONE BY CIG LIGHTER AND ONE UNDER COIN HOLDER THEY ARE TORX 25,REMOVE STORAGE AREA,THERE ARE 2 SCREWS UNDER THIS STORAGE AREA THEY ARE TORX 15 THEN LIFT HANDBRAKE AND REMOVE PLASTIC...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 GLT, vacuum leak, volvo 850
vacuum leak, volvo 850, hose line: Greetings... You have a idling problem...elect.idle stabilizer/control?? Possible lost of power due to: cylinder failure..bad spark plug..fuel supply problem...vacuum leak..hose/line broken or off connection.. ...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 problems, cabin air filter, cable problem
cabin air filter, cable problem, check fuel: Luis, 1. Control head easy to replace. It just pops out. 2. I wouldnt try doing this one, I dont even like doing them. should only be around 100 bucks to fix. 3. sounds like something is stuck or the motor needs to be re-timed. Sounds like its out of sync....

Volvo Repair: 1993 - 850 Stalling, flash flash flash, fuel pump relay
flash flash flash, fuel pump relay, car stalls: there are many things that can cause this.first I would try to check for codes. below is how to do so. behind the passengers side head light are 2 small black boxes,1 marked A ,and 1 marked B.on box A there is a small wire insert the wire into the hole...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 volvo climate control, independent volvo, salvage yards
independent volvo, salvage yards, climate control: Kirnan, Usually on the 93 850, the control panel gets fried. If you can find an independent Volvo shop they will be able to help you also and a lot cheaper than the dealer. You can also try the salvage yards for a used control head but you dont know what...

Volvo Repair: 1993 850 volvo, mass air sensor, cam sensor
mass air sensor, cam sensor, dash lights: Here we go again with the Magic fuel filter cure. Read the codes by putting the pin in number 2 and hold button for 10 seconds. (you need to do this with key in on position) write the flashes on a piece of paper. After the flash is done push putton again....

Volvo Repair: 1993 850gl electrical problem, electrical problem, nothing works
electrical problem, nothing works, evaporator: Jay, The heat and A/C will probably be the control unit. common on the 93 s. Have the A/C System checked for leaks. Also a common issue is the evaporator leaking. As far as the stereo, Remove it and see if all the plugs are connected. I have seen the...

Volvo Repair: 1993 940 turbo wagon maint?, throtle body, turbo wagon
throtle body, turbo wagon, timing belt: William, Its a good idea to change the relays, especially if they are the original relays. They will have a date on them. The breather box is not necessary to change, as they rarely go bad. You should never clean the EGR valve, you are asking for trouble....

Volvo Repair: 1993 940 turbo, crankshaft pulley, interference engine
crankshaft pulley, interference engine, fly wheel: Hi Kurt, Sounds like you must do some exploring into engine workings....I m unsure if you have a interference engine....rotate crankshaft pulley and check to see if it turns rotor in distrib....actually you should be able to tell if a problem exists...

Volvo Repair: 1993 940T how much do I spend on repairs?, bassis, heater core
bassis, heater core, turbo wagon: they are a very reliable car.I always feel trading a car has many questions you must consider.do I want a new car or do I really like this one?how bad of shape is the car in?(interior or paint wise)can I afford car payments or do I want a car payment?with...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 240 DL, volvo 240 dl, saab specialists
volvo 240 dl, saab specialists, volvo saab: Scout, could be a number of things. I would start with the easy things like a fuse. Should be number 8. Anything else would be relays or the drivers door actuator switch. I heard of a good shop in Norcross called Atlanta Volvo Saab specialists. Their...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 240 Oil Light, oil pressure switch, 1993 volvo 240
oil pressure switch, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240: Low mileage for oil pressure problems unless the vehicle was not maintained and serviced regularly. Is there enough oil in engine? And is the oil clean? Changed recently? Check wire to oil pressure switch and make sure insulation is good. If so, remove...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 850 ventilation question, vent system, vent hole
vent system, vent hole, torx screws: Eric, what you are smelling is probably the evaporator. Over the years, Mold and junk accumulates creating the dead animal smell. If you want to check the vent hole, open the hood and remove the 2 25 torx screws from the black cowl on the passenger side....

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 850glt - HEADACHE!!, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Matthew, okay, now its getting interesting. I would check some basics and let me know if everything is good or not. First check to see if the timing belt is on correctly. If one of the cams is off by one tooth, it will affect take off power. Check to see...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 940 Turbo, 1993 volvo 940, volvo 940
1993 volvo 940, volvo 940, decent shape: Dan, Its all a matter of expense. I look at it this way, Is the car in decent shape? Is the transmission good? Personally, its a turbo car and it holds its value for resale. Used engine with low milage are available for around 6-7 hundred bucks. A good...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 960 gas gauge, 1993 volvo 960, volvo 960
1993 volvo 960, volvo 960, guage: it would be difficult for me to explain how to remove the cluster.I ould check a local parts store for a repair manual or try the local dealer if possible for a prit out of the instructions which will also have photos to help.it is probably the guage that...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 960 Overdrive not kicking in, 1993 volvo 960, volvo 960
1993 volvo 960, volvo 960, steady job: Is the arrow light in instrument cluster stuck on?Could be just a relay.Press the button on the shifter,can you hear a clicking sound from the transmission? Does the light turn on and off when you prss the button?If the light will turn off/on and there is...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 960, 1993 volvo 960, volvo 960
1993 volvo 960, volvo 960, alternator problem: Hello, No I do not agree with alternator decision. If alternator has problem you can not start the car after 15-30 minutes. To find the problem, firstly you should learn the Engine Lamp cause, why it lights? You should learn the Diagnostic Trouble Codes,...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 240, DTC 231, 144 (MFI LH 2.4), continuity tests, 1993 volvo 240
continuity tests, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240: the 144 code may not be real.there are many things that can make it run poorly and give a 231 code such as throttle switch,engine temperature sensor,air mass meter.I would check the signal for each sensor in the fuel system according to the repair manual and...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 240 door chime and ignition, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240
1993 volvo 240, volvo 240, power locks: Derek, check the fuses first. Sounds like the one for the chime is blown. That would be fuse number 8. If they are corroded, you might want to just clean and replace all of them. There may be a draw in the system and that is something that I would have...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 850 GLT stuck in winter mode, flash flash flash, volvo 850 glt
flash flash flash, volvo 850 glt, transmission control unit: sorry for late answer website was not working.it could be the pnp switch which is on top the transmission.where the shift cable attaches to the transmission shift linkage.it requires special tool to set it up properly after replacing it.you would need to check...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 850se, flash flash flash, black boxes
flash flash flash, black boxes, press button: no there is not.first I would check for trouble codes below is how to do so. behind the passengers side head light are 2 small black boxes,1 marked A ,and 1 marked B.on box A there is a small wire insert the wire into the hole marked 2 then turn the ignition...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 940 radio removal, 940 radio, square holes
940 radio, square holes, putty knives: First, sorry for late response.I am in SW Florida and if you do not know we were just hit by Hurricane Charley Friday and I just got power 30 minutes ago. at each enad of the face of the radio are 2 small square holes insert a small screwdriver into...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 960 cam belt, 1993 volvo 960, volvo 960
1993 volvo 960, volvo 960, oil sump: Ron, the answer to both is NO! The lifter noise is usually caused by not enough lubrication. There is a kit for the oil sump but that is a lot of work to do without taking it to a Volvo Shop. The belt has to be lined up properly or else serious engine damage...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 Front Seat Heaters, heater pad, thermal switch
heater pad, thermal switch, seat heaters: I have not worked on many heated seats in Florida.so I have not seen many problems with them to know what types of problems they usually have.best way would be to remove the seats 14 mm bolts and tilt the seat back to access the thermal switch and wiring to...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 Turbo Wagon - A/C problem, gauge valve, volvo wagon
gauge valve, volvo wagon, air aren: the heat switch is located on the back of the compressor and can be bypassed.just join the wire in the white connector that goes to the cars chassis harness to the wire that goes to the clutch.if done right you can just disconnect the connectors and then reconnect...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 Turbo Wagon - cruise control, cruise control system, vacuum pipe
cruise control system, vacuum pipe, volvo wagon: I would need to consult the manual for fault tracing the cruise to be sure of the signals.there is more than just power and groun to the pump to make it work.there is a manual just for fault tracing the cruise control system. most common problem is a bad...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 turbo sedan, switch problem, dashboard
switch problem, dashboard, salvage: Stacey, Interesting. The gas thing may be a venting issue. Does the arrow flash at all on the dashboard? If so, you are looking at a PNP switch problem, If not, it may be a serious transmission issue. Manual?? Dealer perhaps or salvage yard. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 turbo volvo, turbo volvo, radiater
turbo volvo, radiater, pvc pipe: Tanya, Its possible the turbo is bad or perhaps the waste gate rod has come off, causing the no boost. Personally I have only seen 2 Turbo chargers go bad on 850 s in 10 years so its rare that they fail. There has to be another hose that is ripped. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 turbo, coolant tank, obd1
coolant tank, obd1, scan tools: Tanya, save your money. That tool will not help your year model car. The A and B ports over by the coolant tank is where you read codes on this model. SPecial connector and scan tools. You can read them manually but you need to know what the flashes mean....

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 Volvo/Non Turbo, volvo dealer, hydraulic problem
volvo dealer, hydraulic problem, transmission filter: this is an electronic transmission and there could be many problems that would cause this.it could be a hydraulic problem or an electrical one such as a bad solenoid,wiring problem control unit problem.the problm would need to be duplicated so it could be...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850 volvo transmission "dreaded flashing arrow", volvo transmission, tranny oil
volvo transmission, tranny oil, selenoid: Hi Paul... Be sure you get more than a few opinions and estimates...look on internet for Technical Service Bulletin that relates to your specfic problem....get model # of tranny....be certain of this...seek TSB s that speak to your problem...if...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850, Winter Mode, winter mode, schlender
winter mode, schlender, control button: The wrong battery doesn t make sense. We have cars come in all the time with aftermarket batteries and none have had any problems unless the battery has failed (which any battery can). Get a second opinion for the cause of your problem. They may just be...

Volvo Repair: 1994 850T fault codes, brakes and rotors, mode selector
brakes and rotors, mode selector, scan tool: Lars, Usually you read on 2 and 6. 1 and 3 arent used much. ABS light usually is the ABS control unit that is the culprit. VOlvo scan tool will tell you its the RR wheel sensor but we know better and know its the control unit. Common problem with 850....

Volvo Repair: 1994 940 TURBO STALLING AND A/C, head gasket, summer thanks
head gasket, summer thanks, timing belt: Preston, the stalling can be a number of things so I dont want to guess. Most likely its a fuel relay or impulse sensor issue. The vent problem is one of the vacuum servos has a leak and needs to be replaced. The common one that goes first is the recirc...

Volvo Repair: 1994 940 Turbo A/C & Power lack, excessive load, sw florida
excessive load, sw florida, mechanic: the new compressor or the rebuild which it may be, might be bad. I have not heard of this before but if it started after the compressor replacement then it could be the compressor.I would have him check it out.the compressor could be causing an excessive load...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 door lock and int. child seat, volvo 850 turbo wagon, pb blaster
volvo 850 turbo wagon, pb blaster, volvo 850: Paul, as for the lock, Try opening the slot with a small screwdriver and shoot some pb blaster in there and see if it helps. Ususally there is an issue with the lock solonoid in the door or the actual lock in the handle itself. It is not a fun job to do....

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 Fuel System Problem, volvo 850, warm climate
volvo 850, warm climate, oxygen sensor: Ellen, if you live in a warm climate, have him by-pass that stupid flap. I hate those things. Not for nothing but did he happen to check the wires and cap and rotor? Also, what brand and kind of air mass meter did he put in there? If its some rebuilt junk...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 Non-Turbo, obd ii connector, diagnostic connector
obd ii connector, diagnostic connector, volvo 850: Aki, you have to read the codes first. Put probe into pos 2 and hit button for 10 seconds. Read codes. Repeat until same code comes up. Now hold button again for 10 seconds. Light should clear. Do this in pos 6 also. Key has to be turned on. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 sedan, oil leaks, oil sending unit
oil leaks, oil sending unit, volvo 850: Dear Gwyneth, Good question... Ther is a good chance you can save engine...if head is the only failed part...often this is the case. Inspect head..after looking at it in a critical eye...remove cover..look for burned oil...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 turbo Electrical, cigar lighter, volvo service
cigar lighter, volvo service, volvo 850: Hi... A failed relay is a strong possibility... You may be able to swap relays for testing. As long as relays are same. Make sure that ALL fuses are good and clean.Look at ground wiring... Visit your fav.Volvo service and have them...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 Wagon, volvo 850 wagon, strut assembly
volvo 850 wagon, strut assembly, volvo 850: 1.the 850 strut will not be a cartridge type it will be the whole strut with the spring seat.you will need to remove the strut and compress the spring then replace the strut assembly. 2.I have never tried to repair one so I can not say what you may be able...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850SLE Automatic, engine oil dipstick, transmission control unit
engine oil dipstick, transmission control unit, yellow arrow: first I would check for codes in the transmission control unit.below is how to do so.most common problem is a bad gear position switch which is on top of the trans. where the shift cable attaches.it does require a special tool to install it. behind the...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940, rex regina, volvo 940
rex regina, volvo 940, coil pack: E, that is true. If your car does not have a air mass meter then its a regina/rex system. If you look at your coil wire and it goes into a big coil pack with 2 connectors, then thats a Regina Coil. Tune up on that care is just spark plugs and maybe a distributor...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940 Starter replacement, 1994 volvo 940, jumper cables
1994 volvo 940, jumper cables, couple teeth: Well the flywheel could be missing a couple teeth so the gear isn t engaging. There would be a few terminals on the solenoind. If you jump battery power to each one (ground the case) you ll be able to tell where it has failed. One terminal will turn the...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940 Turbo Sedan, 1994 volvo 940, fuel pump relay
1994 volvo 940, fuel pump relay, volvo 940: James... Your problem has many possible reasons. Failing electrical connections...fuel pump relay...fuse box with bad fuses...bad gas...wiring coming from pos. battery has bad connection..computer connector or component failure...others....

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940 Turbo wagon check engine, volvo enthusiasts, 1994 volvo 940
volvo enthusiasts, 1994 volvo 940, obd ii: Check the local library, if they don t have it most of them will source it for you and have it delivered.There is a small black box in the rear of the engine compartment drivers side. Put the probe in pos 2 and turn the ign on press and hold the button for...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon's working on Turbo #3, flame trap, 1994 volvo 940
flame trap, 1994 volvo 940, vacuum hose: The 940 turbos were very good. Hardly have any problems with them. Depending on how many miles you have, these cars had virtually no problems with turbos. I ve seen them go at least 200k miles with proper oil changes and maintenance. Is the turbo for sure...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940 Wagon (Turbo), resistor pack, 1994 volvo 940
resistor pack, 1994 volvo 940, turbo sir: Thats an easy one. When only the max speed works it means the blower motor speed resistor pack is blown. It uses resistors to limit the amount of voltage to the motor but they heat up and sometimes burn up; full speed however uses no resistors because its...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 940, 1994 volvo 940, fuel pump relay
1994 volvo 940, fuel pump relay, fuse panel: Its located on the relay fuse panel behind the ash tray. You may have to remove the radio/change tray to get to it. On some models it was necessary to remove the glove box. There should be a diagram in there somwhere (on the back or something) that tells...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 960, vacuum servo, 1994 volvo 960
vacuum servo, 1994 volvo 960, vacuum leak: Delores, Thats the problem of having one of these things. They constantly have issues. 94 is one of the better years. Your acceleration problem is whats called a vacuum servo. Most likely its the one that is on the case for the recirculation function....

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo wagon Power seats..., volvo wagon, seat hardware
volvo wagon, seat hardware, reclined position: Dear Emily, Fixing the seat requires above average skills... If you want to attempt a repair...you should take out the seat...place it on a large piece of cardboard...start doing a exploratory repair...if the motor works...the problem...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 850 turbo, mass air sensor, charcoal canister
mass air sensor, charcoal canister, side fender: Tanya, This car may be overfueling thus causing the gas smell and black smoke. You need to also check all the rubber hoses. From what you are describing, it sounds like a big hole in one of them. That also causes the black smoke and lack of get up and go....

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 850 turbo, losing coolant, expansion tank
losing coolant, expansion tank, volvo 850: Hello, if you replaced it newly, it may not have problem. Please check if there is any fluid leakage or not, you should find it where it is. If there is any fluid leakage, and if the cap is without problem, and you see boiling water,coming up water it...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 850, magic wand, volvo 850
magic wand, volvo 850, broken tooth: Fay, I can wave a magic wand and it will be all okay but first I would need to know what it is that you are talking about and I would need to hear the noise to determine what it is. It can be anything from the starter motor to a broken tooth in the flywheel....

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 940 no brake lights, 1994 volvo 940, brake light switch
1994 volvo 940, brake light switch, bulb failure: it does have a bulb failure relay.it should be on the relay panel behind the ashtray.the relay is located on the fuse panel behind the ashtray.remove the ashtray and then remove trim around lighter socket then you will see 2 screws remove the screws and the...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 940 lacks power, mass air meter, 1994 volvo 940
mass air meter, 1994 volvo 940, vacuum line: Mike, There may be an issue inside the gas tank with the intank fuel pump. I have seen the hose that feeds the main pump rot. This causes the problem you are describing. Other than this, I would have your Volvo shop check it for you because I have gone...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 940 turbo, coolant system, 1994 volvo 940
coolant system, 1994 volvo 940, volvo 940: I HIGHLY DOUBT IT IS RING MATERIAL.IF I HAD TO GUESS I WOULD SAY IT IS FROM THE TURBO.OIL BURNING CAN LOOK SORT OF WHITE.BEST IS TO SMELL IT.COOLANT SMELLS SWEET AND YOU CAN ALMOST SORT OF TASTE IT IN YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU SMELL IT COMING OUT THE EXHAUST.OIL...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo, rockford area, volvo 850
rockford area, volvo 850, rubber hose: Perry, I havent seen a turbo fail on an 850 yet. Is the owner sure the turbo doesnt work? It may be just a rubber hose that has a hole in it. I would have the car checked out first by a Volvo Tech. Turbos are expensive. Roughly $1500 bucks. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1994 vovlo 960 (uk spec) starting problem, power stage, bell housing
power stage, bell housing, uk spec: Max, Im assuming you meant 940 turbo. I have never seen a 960 turbo. That little box thingy is a fan relay. some care have 2 box things and thats the ignition relay. Also on the firewall is whats called a power stage. That may be the problem. You also...

Volvo Repair: 1995 850 2.3L missing part?, cylinder head gasket, spark plug wires
cylinder head gasket, spark plug wires, oil breather: I will have to ry to look this up.the only thing I know of other than the spot between 2 and 3 is some have a pipe for the air pump system which connects in the area between 3and 4.they may have left something off I would take it back to them or have the dealer...

Volvo Repair: 1995 850 GLT, flat head screw, moon roof
flat head screw, moon roof, dash lights: well you can have bad headlight switch did you use volvo headlight switch the small screw is to turn off or on day time running lights off but if you turn to much the screw than you damage the switch and you will not have dash lights the conected together...

Volvo Repair: 1995 850 se 2.5L, flash flash flash, socket 6
flash flash flash, socket 6, socket 2: sounds like a bad engine speed sensor.behind passenger headlight is 2 boxes 1 marked A and one B remove cover and look for box A place wire from box in socket 2 and turn key to position2 thenpress the button on the box 1 second this will then flash a code...

Volvo Repair: 1995 850 Turbo fault code 232, needle nose pliers, vacuum leaks
needle nose pliers, vacuum leaks, power steering pump: Don t pull the whole thing out! That will make it alot bigger job! You can get just the elbow from the dealer or possibly just a auto parts store. A couple of long needle nose pliers will allow you to access the elbow,just pull it off and push on the new one....

Volvo Repair: 1995 850 Volvo-Intermittently Not Starting, coolant temperature sensor, flash flash flash
coolant temperature sensor, flash flash flash, engine coolant temperature sensor: it could really ebe many things.first I would check for codes in the fuel system.if no codes and I had to guess I would guess possible engine coolant temperature sensor.but his is just a guess. behind the passengers side head light are 2 small black...

Volvo Repair: 1995 - 854T - 93,000 MILES, fuel gauge, center numbers
fuel gauge, center numbers, camber: as long as it rides ok and the tires are wearing ok it should be ok.as long as cross camber(the difference between left and right)is ok it should not pull.same goes for the caster.to fix caster it would need a new strut. it could be that ther are 2 problems.it...

Volvo Repair: 1995 940 Front right signal light, new brunwick, proper diagnosis
new brunwick, proper diagnosis, light socket: CHECK THE TERMOINALS IN THE CONNECTOR THAT CONNECT TO THE LIGHT MAYBE THEY ARE BURNT,CORRODED OR BENT. AS FOR THE SHAKING IT COULD BE MANY THINGS AND SHOULD BE LOOKED AT FOR A PROPER DIAGNOSIS.i WOULD TRY SOME FUEL ADDITIVE THAT CLEANS INJECTORS AND INTAKE...

Volvo Repair: 1995 VOLVO 850 GLE WAGON AIR CONDITIONING NOT WORKING, windshield washer fluid, volvo 850 gle
windshield washer fluid, volvo 850 gle, volvo cars: Irene, Those shrader valves have leaked in the past but more than likely what is leaking is the Evaporator. That is a common problem with the 850 s. The unfortunate part is that it is very labor intensive to replace that part. The whole dashboard has to...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 Cigarette Lighter, volvo 850, pluged
volvo 850, pluged, 1995 volvo 850: do you have anything pluged in to the cigar lighter? or you maybe have something inside like coin stuck shorting it out or you have bad cigar lighter plug that is shorted out by it self .but check for anything inside coin or the item thar is pluged in good...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 dead, reading equipment, volvo 850
reading equipment, volvo 850, alldatadiy: Hi Gordon, My ability to fully grasp all the test procedures you ve gone through is giving me a ever so slight headache. I d take car to dealer for their diagnosis...often after market code reading equipment needs updates or recalibration...especially...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 Electric Seat, butane torch, hog rings
butane torch, hog rings, volvo 850: JW, you are going to have to cut the hog rings on the seatback and then lift if up so its workable. Then you need to find the cable. If you are looking at it from the back seat, it will be on its left. You would need to loosen the screws holding the plate...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 Master Window Switch Replacment, storage tray, volvo 850
storage tray, volvo 850, coin holder: remove 2 torx 15 for ashtray pull ashtray out.then remove lighter and coin holder if it has one then remove the 2 torx 25 screws holding in storage tray.then open center console then in console remove cover panel inside it thei piece pulls out with a screwdriver.then...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 wagon, non-turbo electrical issue, volvo 850 wagon, windshield wipers
volvo 850 wagon, windshield wipers, volvo 850: Fay, this is a common problem with the 850. When you turn the key back a little everything works right? The problem is what is called the electrical portion of the ignition switch. Its not too bad to do. Typical parts and labor would be around $100 bucks....

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 940, volvo 940, check fuel
volvo 940, check fuel, ground connections: There is really know way of knowing what it ran like just before it threw the rod, so there may be many issues to deal with. Start with the obvious. Check the timing belt gear positions and flywheel position.Check fuel pressure and ground connections at intake...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 960 3.0 ltr. Radiator, leaking radiator, 1995 volvo 960
leaking radiator, 1995 volvo 960, volvo 960: it is better you replace the radiator with new one but if you have place were the repair radiators than you can fix it but you dont find to many places fixing radiators price to repair and new one gets almost the same so you better of with new one ....

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 960 - Engine Hesitation/Sputtering, engine hesitation, 1995 volvo 960
engine hesitation, 1995 volvo 960, volvo 960: the coil may still be bad.the coil may be breaking up under a load.if it idles rough you could try disconnecting injectors one a t a time and see which one does not affect the cars idle this will be the bad cylinder.it could be a coil ,injector.the last one...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 960 sedan ( Engine B6304FS2 ), engine leaks, 1995 volvo 960
engine leaks, 1995 volvo 960, volvo 960: raw fuel in the intake would probably be an injector that is leaking,but you say they are all new.this could be checked with a fuel pressure guage to see if the pressure is laking down.the only other thing I have seen is the fuel rail at theend closest to...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 850, gm cars, volvo 850
gm cars, volvo 850, engine compartments: Process isn t any harder except maybe a little more akward for positioning because engine compartments are a little more crowded now a days. The only thing different with the types is the temperature that it opens completely. 87 and 90 are so close that...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 940, brake light switch, volvo repair
brake light switch, volvo repair, bulb failure: most common is a bad brake light switch especially if all 3 are out. I would also check the fuses.there could be a seperate problem with the bulb failure sensor which conrols the 2 brake lights on the taillights and another problem with the 3rd brake light...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 960 check engine light, brain cramp, 1995 volvo 960
brain cramp, 1995 volvo 960, volvo 960: This part when defective can cause stalling, poor performance, and can even leave you stranded. If you continue to drive you may damage the caralytic converter and/or the o2 sensors. Sometimes the EFI control unit gets a brain cramp and won t allow codes...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 960 wagon inside ambient temperature gage., temperature gage, power steering hose
temperature gage, power steering hose, 1995 volvo 960: the sensor is located outside the car under the front of the car it will be attached to an airguide under the front end.it may be broken or the wires may be damaged.I have not seen one display this number before so I can not say for sure the exact problem...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo turbo wagon noise, cpu failure, brake rotors
cpu failure, brake rotors, sterring wheel: Hello Marc, There only two things that will make that car shake ,suspension or brakes.And in aged and overlooked car,both.One to five seconds is significant time.The only thing that fast is the ABS or your speed before slowing down.You and your wife need...

Volvo Repair: 1996 740 sputtering and idle problem, regulator problem, fuel regulator
regulator problem, fuel regulator: Jeff, you must mean an 86 740, there is no 96 740. Sounds like you have a few issues going on. It may be a fuel regulator problem or an airmass meter going wacky. This is one of those situations that it will be very difficult to diagnose without seeing...

Volvo Repair: 1996 850 Parking Brake, brake rotors, rotr
brake rotors, rotr, turbo wagon: there is a small gear type wheel that when turned will adjust the pads outward.you will need to look through the hole in the rotr to see it with a light and use a small screwdriver to turn it.turn it a couple turns then move the rotor to be sure it still moves...

Volvo Repair: 1996 850 Volvo removing front Axle Nut, volvo 850 turbo wagon, electric impact wrench
volvo 850 turbo wagon, electric impact wrench, wheel bearing: Definitely not a small breaker bar, need long bar or impact wrench. I m not sure an electric one will work, I usually use an 1/2 inch air impact which will need an air compressor. If doing by hand, have someone sit inside and step on the brakes and using...

Volvo Repair: 1996 850, clutch fork, slave cylinder
clutch fork, slave cylinder, assy: the only time I have seen similar problem was a bent clutch fork.actually I believe the one I had was actually cracked where it attaches to the ball stud on the transmission.it was over extending the slave cylinder.this was awhile ago and only saw this once...

Volvo Repair: 1996 850R Radio interference, ABS light, radio interference, speed sensors
radio interference, speed sensors, wheel speed: Hello, For first question the problem is antenna, it should be replaced with new one. Second question, the problem is ABS Control Module, it should be replaced with new one. When it lights, the ABS does not work. If you want to ABS works everytime replace...

Volvo Repair: 1996 960 hesitation between 1 and 2 gear sometimes, volvo dealer, fuel delivery
volvo dealer, fuel delivery, boggs: it could be a fuel issue causing some type of hesitation.without seeing I really can not say.if it drops to this RPM it sounds like a fuel system problem.if it shifted then the RPM S would not drop that far.I would have someone else look at it for a second...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850, volvo 850 wagon, fuel system components
volvo 850 wagon, fuel system components, volvo service: Hmmm,of course it is much easier to be accurate when I m there.But here goes with my best guess..Dirty connections..including,battery cables/wiring,fuses or a relay that controls the systems that you mentioned.On some models a failing alternator...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850, fuel gauge, volvo 850
fuel gauge, volvo 850, gas tank: Andrew, I get these in order so no biggie. Same thing on the 850 s. There are 2 hoses on top of the gas tank that splits. The tank has to come down. I have also seen the actual fuel gauge assembly leak out of the top. That seal wasnt the problem. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 antenna, volvo 850, broken pieces
volvo 850, broken pieces, 1996 volvo 850: sounds like the nast is broken and yes it will need to come apart to remove the broken piece.I do not believe that was my answer but it may have been.with the nut off you pull the mast out then you will need to remove the side panel in the trunk to access...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 Brakes Fade, volvo 850, system mechanic
volvo 850, system mechanic, brake disc: what brake pads are you using volvo original ? it is hard to say what it s if i dont drive the car . but here are some things that maybe are bad first it can be you brake pads and brake disc if they are aftermarket not orginal volvo or you have air in...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 R Loss of Power, volvo 850 r, head gasket
volvo 850 r, head gasket, volvo 850: Hey Dean... If you had headgasket problem...you d be adding to rad...also engine wouldnt run well....I think. You may have blocked cat...or turbo lag....check wastegate operation....the water from the muff is probably condensation...all...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo Horn Intermittent, volvo 850, steering wheel
volvo 850, steering wheel, 1996 volvo 850: Dave, Of course the dealer wants to sell you a wheel. They dont know about the horn repair kits. Im not sure if IPD sells them or not but basically the red grommets inside the wheel break over time and thats whats cause your horn to do that. Check at IPDUSA.com...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo, digital odometers, volvo 850
digital odometers, volvo 850, signal wire: I forget what year they switched to digital odometers, if it is digital you will probably have to have the guage cluster replaced. If it is manual then the gear drive is probably broken and you could see it when you pull the cluster apart. Its hard to find...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 transmission, volvo 850, diagnostic fee
volvo 850, diagnostic fee, toyota dealer: the problem with the dealer just doing the parts like this is they ahve to stand behind it for a year.usually there are other problems in the trans also so after doing this there is sometimes other failures.the easiest thing for the dealer to do is in stall...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 transmission problem, coolant line, freeway speeds
coolant line, freeway speeds, sorry typo: Sorry, typo, that should be PNP . I ve never gone and checked it s function, just replaced going by symptom. The car basically fels like its locked up in 3rd gear at all times and has very low power coming off from a stop. Doesn t accelerate right until...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon, volvo 850 wagon, volvo wagon
volvo 850 wagon, volvo wagon, volvo dealer: Oil pan leakage is relatively common. If the underside of the car was soaked with oil it should have been cleaned and thouroughly inspected to source the leak. You also should have been notified that other leaks may be present and the leak they fixed would...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon Massive Oil Leak, volvo 850 wagon, volvo specialist
volvo 850 wagon, volvo specialist, pan gasket: Takashi, Relax, its okay. The gas tank if its leaking fuel will be covered for free by a Recall by Volvo. The oil pan doesnt usually leak because its not a paper gasket, its a chemical gasket. What is probably leaking is the rear main seal. That is very...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850, spring clamps, center vent
spring clamps, center vent, volvo 850: Hello Deborah, Well,that was a feature of the 850,They are correct the dash will need to be lifted at the cluster(instrament)sd.,the only dicy part is not lift it too high or it will break the joiner ai the rt.of the center vent.Mind you it will need...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850R, volvo 850r, volvo owners
volvo 850r, volvo owners, small claims court: Hello Chris, Well first thing,it was the T/bo all the time. Lack of oil changes is what kills a T/bo.Your not so much getting ripped off, just under serviced ! Let him do the work but don t pay cash,use the CARD there are protections built in,so if there...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 960, 1996 volvo 960, volvo dealership
1996 volvo 960, volvo dealership, volvo dealer: you have to remove the radio from dash look on radio left and right side you will see 2 push buttons push it in with thing screwdriver and pull the radio out take it to Volvo dealer and they can look up radio code by serial no don t enter any more codes...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 960 wagon/engine, coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor
coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, 1996 volvo 960: I am from PA now I am in FL.It could be a dirty throttle body carbon in the intake or may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature sensor. not sure what part this may be in the aircleaner housing I would have to check that number. there are 4...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo 850, fuel pressure regulator, brake rotor
fuel pressure regulator, brake rotor, volvo 850: May have a failing fuel pressure regulator or oxygen sensor.Read off the fault codes and let me know. The brake petal shaking is an indication of rear brake rotor warpage.Rotors will need to be machined or replaced,also check for improper brake pads or sticking/seized...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo 850 water from AC, air vent, volvo 850
air vent, volvo 850, drain hose: Paco, yes, it is easy to clean. Remove the lower panel from the passenger side under the glove box. Where your left foot would rest, pull the carpet back. There is a black panel that comes off. You can now see the drain coming down from the case. Pull...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo 850, lighting issue, volvo 850
lighting issue, volvo 850, gas mileage: We need a little more information. How many miles on the car?Is it a turbo? Are any fluid levels low?Check the coolant and engine oil levels specifically. Have you read fault codes, if any? Has car overheated? The lighting issue is probably a headlight switch...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo 960, 1996 volvo 960, 1995 volvo 960
1996 volvo 960, 1995 volvo 960, volvo 960: Michael, unfortunately that is the 960 s downfall. That trans is going to fail very soon. You can try a PNP switch but it probably wont help. Its time to either get a Volvo rebuild or try a low milage salvage yard. I dont recommend a trans shop to rebuild...

Volvo Repair: 1997 850 series radio, volvo dealer, dead radio
volvo dealer, dead radio, volvo 850: radio off you entered 3 times wrong radio code you have to leave the key in ignition one and radio on displaying off for 1-2 hours and it will say code again but you have to get the right code 2 ways take the radio out and take it to volvo dealer...

Volvo Repair: 1997 850 turbo service light, mile intervals, tire rotation
mile intervals, tire rotation, good car: no it is just a reminder to have it service.such as oil change tire rotation depending on the mileage.at this mileage at saround 140 it should have the timing belt replaced.it is done at 7ok mile intervals.nd if it breaks will cost about 3500 dollars to fix...

Volvo Repair: 1997 850 wagon electrical gremlins?, weather today, electrical issues
weather today, electrical issues, loose power: There are only 2 things i can think of that cause that: 1) there is a loose power wire to your dash accessories which causes them to stay on, go off, etc. whenever it moves. 2) There is a missing ground connection. When you have missing grounds the...

Volvo Repair: 1997 960 - dirver seat problems & acceleration issue, pressure checks, seat motor
pressure checks, seat motor, power seat: well as to the seat problem. you have a cable that pulled out of one of the sides of the motor for your lower seat motor this is a rather difficult job to do. speaking to your hesitaion, i am really uncertain. but i would start with fuel pressure checks...

Volvo Repair: 1997 960 misfire, amplifire, compression test
amplifire, compression test, bank 1: check the ground wire under the intake if the are loose or damaged also you may have bad ignition modules you have 2 of the them bolted on intake sides you can swich those modules to see if the foult codes move to differnet cylinder if it moves than you have...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo 850 ball joint, wheel bearings, ball joints
wheel bearings, ball joints, volvo 850: Hi, Ball joints can cause front end problems...so can tie rod ends..wheel bearings..improper tire pressure.. The rack/pinion steering assy do fail... Go to your favorite parts store...ask to see a ball joint for your car...you...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo 850 Dash Removal, torx screws, torx screw
torx screws, torx screw, side vent: Ron, this is fairly easy. you dont need to take it all off. Remove vents, they just pry out. There are 25 torx screws to come out. Do this on the 2 center vents and one driver vent. remove 2 25 torx on the front lip by instrument cluster. There may be...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Wagon A/C, volvo 850 glt, volvo 850
volvo 850 glt, volvo 850, history of the car: Brad, since I dont know the history of the car, let me start by saying that you have one of the better Volvos. The 850 is a great car but does have its quirks. Evaporators are a common thing and its not $2000, its more like $985 plus tax at my shop. The...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo 850 non turbo, volvo dealer, volvo 850
volvo dealer, volvo 850, reset tool: you can take the bulb out it will cost you around $400 labor or to buy the reset tool it around $800 or do the oil changes by Volvo dealer it will include oil change and light reset first you asked me how to turn of the service light i told you how and...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo 850 Turbo. Front control arm bushing, control arm bushing, volvo 850
control arm bushing, volvo 850, balljoint: Simon, I would replace the whole arm assembly and not just the bushings. There are not badly pricely, As far as that balljoint, I would spray some PB blast in the joint under the strut, let it soak a bit. Im assuming you took the bolt out, and yes brute...

Volvo Repair: 1997 Volvo S70 Oil Leak, crankcase pressure, flame trap
crankcase pressure, flame trap, volvo s70: the fuse problem is either a shorted out wire or overload of the circuit if you added something to this circuit. the oil problem could be a clogged flame trap or possible other engine problem causing excessive crankcase pressure.it will need to be looked...

Volvo Repair: 1997 volvo 960 sedan 6cyl:, transmission control unit, 1997 volvo 960
transmission control unit, 1997 volvo 960, volvo 960: you will need to have codes checked in the transmission control unit with a scan tool.most common is a bad Park Nuetral Position switch on the transmission. it could be a bad relay pump or bad valve it will need to be fault traced for a proper diagnosis...

Volvo Repair: 1997 volvo 960 wagon with 2.9 inline 6 radiator, 1997 volvo 960, torx screws
1997 volvo 960, torx screws, drain cock: Caroline, I hate to sound like a jerk but Im really not a book to go step by step. Its fairly easy to do. I can tell you what to take off and then reverse the process. Replace the thermostat when you replace the radiator and if the hoses look questionable,...

Volvo Repair: 1998 240 a/c, electric cooling fan, thanks in advance
electric cooling fan, thanks in advance, radiator: you don t need the cooling fan if is not there some 240 have electric cooling fan but is only to help out cool the engine when ac is used if you car is not overheating you don t need any extra electric cooling fan you have a 1989 240 right not 1998 there...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S40 - odometer, circuit failure, warning lights
circuit failure, warning lights, odometer: Hi, I don t have enough experience to guide you. It sound like you need someone to plug into thecomputer onboard... a code reader..to tell you where to look...good mechanic...or dealer...don t let Joe the helpful neighbor under the hood. ...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 check engine light, volvo s70 glt, 1998 volvo s70 glt
volvo s70 glt, 1998 volvo s70 glt, auto parts stores: Autozone and several other auto parts stores have a scan tool in there posession that they do free code reading and clearing with. If you go there they could turn it off for you for no charge. Just make sure the gas cap is on good and tight before you do...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 loses power, mass air flow, fuel pumps
mass air flow, fuel pumps, cam sensor: Jeff, I would have a fuel pressure test performed and see if its losing fuel pressure intermittently. Common issue with 850 s and 70 series are bad fuel pumps. You may also be having a cam sensor issue, but that should show in the computer. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 loses of power, mass air flow, car stalls
mass air flow, car stalls, maf: i cant help you much but until the dealer or the mechanic duplicates the problem they cant do anything best is if is happening once a week let the dealer mechanic drive the car home for couple days they will have they tools installed to monitor your cars...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 T5: Frigid weather: Engine stalls under load at startup, weather max, weather engine
weather max, weather engine, sport sedans: Greetings, Thank you for such a detailed history...I also use only permium fuel in my cars ...many good reasons to use it...including...fuel related system are in much better service when mileage is high...including throttle bodies,cats and injectors....

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 T5 questions, factory service manuals, flame trap
factory service manuals, flame trap, serpentine belt: Mike, The flame trap is essentially the pvc. The only small thing you would be able to do is the serp belt. The rest of the stuff requires special tools. The spring seat Im assuming is the upper strut cushions and for him to do both is fairly reasonable....

Volvo Repair: 1998-S90 Ethanol gas & CHECK engine, ethanol gas, volvo owner
ethanol gas, volvo owner, adaptive functions: Hello Raducu, One of two things are happening,one,the oxygen sensor is making the mixture too rich or too lean.Two,the engine controls need to re-learn the adaptive functions to the fuel.Too much oxygen in the exhaust stream tells the o2 sensor to Richen...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s 70 glt turbo, magnetic screwdriver, cotter pin
magnetic screwdriver, cotter pin, volvo service: Hi Chris,I have no experience in your problem...but if you speak to the service manager at your fav. Volvo service dept.and ask him in the right way...he ll help you... Don t waste his time.. get to point..listen...listen and thank him...he likes thank...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s 70 T5 starts but will not pull engine dies and check engine light comes on., s70 t5, trunk area
s70 t5, trunk area, fuel rail: Phil, pressure should be about 40 PSI. Yes, there is an access hole in the trunk area. No need to remove the tank. Did you try unplugging the air mass meter? Thats what it sounds like to me without testing anything. Roger Phil, no calibration is...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s70 very little heat, upper radiator hose, heater cores
upper radiator hose, heater cores, air bubbles: Hello, The first thing you must do is...make sure that you have enough anti-freeze...check while engine is cold. Check to be sure that there no air bubbles/gaps in cooling system...often engines need to be BLED in their cooling systems...this...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s70 lose of power, timing belt, idler pulley
timing belt, idler pulley, arrow: Micah, Me neither. I would have the people that replaced your Module recheck it. As far as loss of power, this is one of those things that I would have to look at before diagnosing. It can be a number of things and I hope that your noise isnt the idler...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s70 spring retainer for brake pads, rear rotors, spring retainer
rear rotors, spring retainer, rear brakes: Jessica, If you feel the vibration in the seat while braking or in the pedal then yes I would replace the rear rotors and pads. I would also check to see if the front suspension is tight and check the roundness of the wheels. They are prone to damage when...

Volvo Repair: 1998 s70 volvo, high beams, headlight switch
high beams, headlight switch, running lights: if it is just the one side it could be a bad connection or possible fuse.check the fuses to be sure I think there is a fuse for each side.if both are out the headlight switch is a common problem try wiggling the switch and see if it works then.if it does ...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70 AWD 2.5 Turbo, position sensors, agravation
position sensors, agravation, scan tool: The door end positions can be reset to recalibrate the position sensors but this is something that can only be done with a volvo scan tool. You don t have to go to a dealer for this but you won t find it at any independent unless they specialize in volvos....

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70 AWD 4 dr station wagon, v70 awd, release lever
v70 awd, release lever, push rods: you need lock assembly so you will have to damage it to get open the lock comes with all parts and motor as unit so best way is go buy t gate lock and just take look at the new look were the release button is for lock . or you can try you see those...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70 Roof Rack, winter weight oil, v70 t5
winter weight oil, v70 t5, mobil 1 0w40: I believe there are 2 ways this can be done .one is a set of load bars that go across the front and rear door areas.when the doors are open there are spots for cross bars to fit.then the bike holder would fit to this.the other way is euro rails can be installed...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70 stopping randomly, crank shaft, cobblestone road
crank shaft, cobblestone road, dear angel: Marchal, sorry for the confusion. Your question was pretty much a book so forgive me if I missed out on a few things. The ignition switch is a possibility for the abs. When you tunr the key back a little does the light go off? If not, it will most likey...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70 XC OBD Code P0172, volvo v70 xc, 1998 volvo v70
volvo v70 xc, 1998 volvo v70, volvo v70: I am not familiar with the generic codes.it could be a bad O2 sensor.they do go bad often.I would need to see what the code is in volvo terms.one problem they have is oil leaks down the O2 sensor wires and the go bad.check the O2 wiring for oil in it...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC low speed vibration, driveshaft repair, v70 xc
driveshaft repair, v70 xc, drive axles: I am not sure.I have never had one checked.I was still trying to find that bulletin. it was an old bulletin though before our computers.the only one I have seen give a problem is the drivers one.I will still look for that bulletin. I would try asking a local...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC Turbo Oil leak, steam engine, leak oil
steam engine, leak oil, turbo oil: Well having one drop of oil or two on the bottom of the turbo isn t uncommon or really any kind of problem. They will seep a VERY small amount. If it was on the compressor portion, you re fine. If it was on the return line itself then its still leaking....

Volvo Repair: 1998 V90 Service Reminder Indicator, service reminder, time james
service reminder, time james, scan tool: 1998 was a special year for the service remionder light. The instructions I gave for that 2001 model only works going back to 1999. For 1998 exclusively, to reset the service light you need to use the volvo handheld scan tool. A quick trip to the dealer...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo 240 DL won't start, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, turning the key: there could be a problem in the prepump in the fuel tank.first I would see if the main pump is operating by turning the key to crank it over and listen under the car when the key is released you will hear the pump make a buzzing sound if this is ok then I...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo Brake Problems, 1998 volvo v70, caliper piston
1998 volvo v70, caliper piston, volvo v70: it sounds like the problem is in the rear brakes.what I have seen is there is a different volvo pad for this model and requires the use of a special half shim.if they are volvo pads I would get the half shims for them and install them.they are a metal shim...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo C70, 1998 volvo c70, volvo c70
1998 volvo c70, volvo c70, temperature gage: PK, I would need to know the code before I can tell you whats going on but its not unusual for the fan to kick on at start up, especially if the A.C is on. Usually the sensor on the Tsat housing goes bad on these cars but without scanning it, I would only...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Air Conditioning, volvo s70 glt, 1998 volvo s70 glt
volvo s70 glt, 1998 volvo s70 glt, volvo s70: you can t look how many hours it will take everybody need s to make money and how fast they do it is better for them not for you but that is how they and i make living and the dealer makes also profit the repairs in chicago area go from $1000-$1400...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 (non-turbo) ignition, volvo s70, 1998 volvo s70
volvo s70, 1998 volvo s70, volvo dealer: you would need to remove steering wheel and steering column covers and SRS contact reel and then drill out the sheer bolts (these are bolts that the heads sheer off when tightened so all that is left is a rounded piece ) to remove the lock assembly.then you...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 - Timing belt removal, tensioner pulley, compression stroke
tensioner pulley, compression stroke, volvo s70: Tim, yes, if the valves are bent there is no compression for the engine to run. Pistons will be fine. There are indents on top so they wont get damaged. Typical Valve job can be between 7-8 hundred bucks depending how many valves are bent plus resurfacing....

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 won't start, coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor
coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature: the fuel system uses the sensor information and other information to base the amount of fuel to inject into the engine.without this signal the fuel control unit will use a default value.which may cause the amout of fuel injected to not be the proper amout...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70, volvo s70, 1998 volvo s70
volvo s70, 1998 volvo s70, nuetral: 1.it requires a special tool. 2. this requires the same tool 3. the best way is to have it done by a shop that has a machine to do this .this will flush all the fluid in the trans. even the torque convertor. 4. most common is a bad nuetral safety...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo s90 center counsel, 1998 volvo s90, volvo s90
1998 volvo s90, volvo s90, sprig: That model does have an auto adjuster that adjust in about 10 pulls but for manual adjustment the cable adjuster is under the rear ashtray. Removing the whole center console is unneccessary. Just pull that up and out and then if your model (dependent on...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo v70 GLT wagon, 1998 volvo v70, v70 glt
1998 volvo v70, v70 glt, power window switch: Jennifer, Normally on the V70 s the drivers Power window switch assembly is the cause of widow failure. As far as the sunroof goes, can you hear a clicking sound or is anything happening? That may be a swich issue as well but sometimes the motors go bad....

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo X-Country passenger mirror replacement, replacement mirror glass, mirror case
replacement mirror glass, mirror case, passenger mirror: the mirror just clips on.look at the new mirror there are pins and small tabs on the outer edge of the mirror glass.these tabs hold the mirror on.turn the glass all the way in at the end near the car then you will need to gently pry outward the side farthest...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo x-country, gas leaks, oil leaks
gas leaks, oil leaks, dark orange: Actually the 98 s were fairly reliable. From 99 and up they changed the throttle control system and there have been recalls and extended warranties and service campaigns for years trying to work all the kinks out of those systems. The 98 s were VERY similiar...

Volvo Repair: 1998 v70 backseat seatbelt locked/frozen, volvo specialist, child saftey
volvo specialist, child saftey, best bet: Scott, They arent too bad but you have to get the parts from the dealer. If you have a Volvo Specialist shop in your area, they would be the best bet for a cheaper labor rate. I would guess 2-300 dollar range but dont quote me on that. Have a Merry Christmas....

Volvo Repair: 1998 v70 xc shifting "hard", v70 xc, volvo repair
v70 xc, volvo repair, economy mode: Fluid level should be checked. Then check if they used the correct fluid. Then bring it back and have them pull up any fault codes it might have stored.I personally feel the transmission flush is merely an upsell and a bad idea for a car with your mileage....

Volvo Repair: 1998 v70, windshield washer fluid, timing belt tensioner
windshield washer fluid, timing belt tensioner, dollar job: washer problem could be a bad check valve under the hood.it isunder the hood insulation between the nozzles. the cover problem I would check the timing belt tensioner for signs of failing.the only time I see this is before the belt slips and the head is...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo c70 con, volvo c70, 1998 volvo c70
volvo c70, 1998 volvo c70, joe schmoe: Patricia, forget it. 1. I ve been doing this for 10 years and the c70 converible window regulator is the biggest pain in the butt to replace. I can not even begin to tell you how to do because there are a hundred steps just to adjust the stupid thing. Take...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo s 70 t5, volvo s 70, crank shaft
volvo s 70, crank shaft, volvo dealer: without knowing the exact code it is hard to say what is happening .if it is giving the same code then there could be a problem in the control unit or in the wiring harness.I have not seen repeat engine speed sensor codes.I will see if there are any bulletins...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo s40 2000cc turbo, valve stem seals, valve stems
valve stem seals, valve stems, volvo dealer: Andre, If car has been regularly maintained, valve stems and/or rings should not be an issue at 98,000 miles; unless, that is, it has been run hot at some time. Still, you shouldn t be going through plugs like that. If you saw the plugs, were they wet with...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo s90 fuel pump, 1998 volvo s90, volvo s90
1998 volvo s90, volvo s90, volunteer system: you feel that because you have no dealer in your area I failed to give you a clear explaination.all you had to do was resubmit a reply saying you had no dealer near and I could have given other alternatives.remember this is a volunteer system.along with driving...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo v70 awd 2.4 turbo, volvo v70 awd, 1998 volvo v70
volvo v70 awd, 1998 volvo v70, volvo v70: I would need to see it ot be sure.on this model there should be a hose attached to a hole between I believe 2 and 3.which would be for the PCV system and would then go to the flame trap box under the intake manifold.the only one I can think of possibly between...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo v70xc, volvo technicians, volvo v70xc
volvo technicians, volvo v70xc, pvc valve: Edward, if these people knew what the were talking about, then I guess they would be Volvo Technicians. Check the condition of your oil cap seal. If its brittle, replace it. Your car may or may not have the flame trap filter. Some did and some didnt....

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo xc brake light, volvo xc, vovlo
volvo xc, vovlo, light bulb: the lower one is behind a cover panel.you remove the side floor piece that runs behind the wheelwell area.then remove the cover panel behind this may be another black panel.if it is the top taillight it is behind the speaker cover which just pops off then...

Volvo Repair: 1998 vovlo S70, proper diagnosis, vovlo
proper diagnosis, vovlo, cross connection: L, well, its proably has a draw somewhere. More that likely it will be the glove box door light but I would have it checked out by a Volvo shop. If you have a jump box to jump the car, use it and take it to your Volvo shop for a proper diagnosis. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1999 C70 Engine 2.3L vs. 2.4L, head job, 3l
head job, 3l, c70: Hi Bryan, My guess is...yes. However,if I were you I d get another opinion. Unusual that you need head work...for such a new model....did something break...belt? Good luck Bryan, ...

Volvo Repair: 1999 C70 Reliability?, window regulators, volvo c70
window regulators, volvo c70, best bet: Kevin, personally I would stay away from them. They have lots of quirks and when they get older things start falling apart. The tops suck, the window regulators go bad and its a 750 dollar repair. They also have a terrible ride. Nots a smooth ride like...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S70 OBD II connection, volvo s70, cable connector
volvo s70, cable connector, obd ii: The cable connector is in the center console. Lift the lid and you ll see a cover in gray that says OBDII. Pop that cover off and there you go. Note: that models central computer is CAN network based so you re scanner must be CAN compatable to read it. ...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S80 2.9 Gasoline Smell, gasoline smell, vent hose
gasoline smell, vent hose, emission system: there are 2 possibilities.the fuel tanks leak often at where the vent hose for the canister attaches to thetank.this could be why the light is on.the hard start is probably the fuel pum sending unit is cracked where the fuel line attaches to it.I have seen...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S80 panel for fan, seat heaters, etc, pencil holder, seat heaters
pencil holder, seat heaters, dash panel: remove pencil holder below panel then remove 2 torx 25 screws then the panel will lift out at the bottom pull the panel out at the bottom to bend the tabs on the top part then push the bottom back down and then the top should pull outward.it is not easy to...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S80 T6 Starting Problems, s80 t6, head gasket
s80 t6, head gasket, cisne: Dana, my advice is to get another car but I understand if you want to fix it first. Try to unlock the car with the remote first and see if anything happens. These cars are elelctrical nightmares. If you want to stay with Volvo find a 850 or S70. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S80 T6 Troubles, s80 t6, nothing but troubles
s80 t6, nothing but troubles, 4 months: Ameilia, Im sorry you bought that car. That thing is going to give you nothing but troubles. Unfortunately, it needs to be scanned by a Volvo Shop or Dealer to find out what the problem is. Joe s garage will not have the proper equipment to diagnose the...

Volvo Repair: 1999 s 70 non turbo a/c, s 70, freon
s 70, freon, clutch: Dan, Yours must be different. Now we are on to a different problem. When the car blows hot, stop the car and look and see if the clutch on the compressor is engaged or not. If it is not then with a long pry bar, tap on the clutch and see if it engages....

Volvo Repair: 1999 V-70, loose connections, car check
loose connections, car check, v 70: There are too many possibilities to suggest. The only way a shop can find the problem even is if they get the car when it doesn t run. As long as it still starts then at that moment nothing is wrong with the car. Check for bad relays, and loose connections...

Volvo Repair: 1999 V70XC Sputtering/ Skipping, shift point, point thanks
shift point, point thanks, trouble code: Well I can t say for sure which it is. If it the check engine light is the only light on I would say it is most likely a spark plug or ignition coil that is causing misfires. If the arrow light is on it is most likely a transmission issue. If no warning...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S70, nuts bolts, volvo s70
nuts bolts, volvo s70, 1999 volvo s70: Pull down the rrunk liner on the side you want to replace. Pull the bulb housing by grabbing the clips. Then to replace the lens you just undo a couple/nuts bolts. Its hard to describe their location but everything should be easy to see back there. This...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80 2.9L Catalytic Converter?, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, cat converter: Joe, your family member needs to read up on whats inside a cat converter. There are no balls or rods inside there. There may be a loose shield that is making that noise but one of the cats may have come apart. Its best to put the car in the air and hit...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80 Engine Service Urgent, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, urgent message: Jim, There is a Recall on these cars. More than likely its going to be the throtle unit. You should have gotten a letter from Volvo, if not, make an appt with your dealer and they will replace it under the recall. They will still have to scan it but Im...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80 T-6, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, vacuum lines: Ricky, I wish you would have asked me before you bought that thing. Those cars are nothing but headaches. Reset the service light by doing this. Put the key is pos 1, hold odometer button, turn key to full pos without starting the car. Now wait for service...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80 T6, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, tons of money: John, do yourself a favor and stay away from this car. you will have nothing but headaches. Its the worse year for the S80 and you will spend Tons of money on stupid stuff. Find a nice S70 or 850. You will thank me for this. Timing belt should have been...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80 T6 -- SRS light on, replace SRS module, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, airbag deployment: Well I would tend to trust their diagnosis. The control module can only be replaced by them because you won t be able to program it yourself. A sensor you can replace yourself but you will have to pay a dealer to turn the light out. Without know what diagnostic...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo S80T transmission fault code, gm transmissions, volvo dealer
gm transmissions, volvo dealer, limp home: Gene, sorry these GM transmissions are notorious fot this issue. It will fail eventually. Ive seen these cars New on the showrom floor with 10 miles and we had to replace the transmission. The dealer is right and no there is no way to disable the limp mode....

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70XC ETS Light, mass air flow, volvo xc
mass air flow, volvo xc, volvo v70xc: Hello, Firstly, I should say that do not use 89 octane use 92 or more. Then, ETS (Electronic Throttle System) faulty is a serious faulty. The car should be checked as soon as possible. ETM (Electronic Throttle Module)is a part of the engine emission system,...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo XC 70 AWD, volvo xc 70, three doors
volvo xc 70, three doors, servo: Neil, cant do the step by step. Too long to type. I havent seen 3 of the lock assemblies go bad at the same time but anything is possible. New assemblies are best because of the labor involved. I cant explain how to do some of the steps because its a feel...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo XC AWD Electrical short?, worse case scenario, volvo xc
worse case scenario, volvo xc, throtle body: It can be the Electrical portion of the Ignition switch but I would have the car scanned by the dealer. It may be the throtle body assembly which is under recall by Volvo. Worse case scenario it may be a internal problem in the trans. Hopefully will be...

Volvo Repair: 1999 v 70 xc, rear tailgate, volvo models
rear tailgate, volvo models, haynes manuals: Dear Eric, Many Volvo models have wiring failures at the hinge to the tailgate. If you decide to do it...make sure you properly reseat hinge gasket or you ll have major rain leak. Also...solder...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo abs brakes, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, abs brakes: you don t have sensor on any brake pads abs light is on your abs system has problem to fix that you need to scan for abs code first with scan tool and than let me know what fault code you have than i can tell you what you looking to fix and how muc...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo S80, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, exhaust pipes: Mark, bank1 should be front cat left side. I would have to actually look it up since its been a while since I had to do those. Best brand would be OE sensors which is either Denso or Bosvh. You would have to pull the sensor out and look at what brand it...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo s70 5 cyl, volvo s 70, timing belt replacement
volvo s 70, timing belt replacement, volvo s70: Larry, well, you are overdue. It should have been changed at the 105k service. If that belt were to break, all the valves would bend and the cylinder head would have to be repaired, all the valve guides and stems as well as all 20 valves to be replaced so...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo s70 se emission system light, high octane fuel, transmission coolers
high octane fuel, transmission coolers, 1999 volvo s70: Hello Pat, I dare say your emission light would come onto to after a couple of spashes of texas pete .No serious problems should come of it,however,it will take 4/6 wks to self-reset the system.This due to what are called drive cycles ,numerous starts...

Volvo Repair: 1999 XC70 AWD wagon, valarie, timing belt
valarie, timing belt, different story: Valarie, if you were at a stop, there is a chance that you got lucky and a timing belt and tensioner is all you will need to get going. If you were going 70 and it broke its a different story. There is a chance that you bent valves. I would have a good...

Volvo Repair: 2 codes and no power problem to sensor, spark plug wires, coolant temp
spark plug wires, coolant temp, oxygen sensors: Hello, did you check the EGR valve? Is it blocked or not? Also,oxygen sensors may hav problem, I recommend you to remove the oxygen sensors and to check the leads of them, they are black or not? Maybe we will need to replace them. Also, I think there is...

Volvo Repair: 2 part question, 1996 volvo 960, volvo 960
1996 volvo 960, volvo 960, ouline: 1. sounds like possibly a bad ignition switch.try jiggling the switch next time it happens. 2.not sure on this one.would need to see it.we do not see many oil burning problems related to internal engine problems.usually it is a leak or just the age and...

Volvo Repair: 20 v70xc brake light failure, light bulbs, corrosion
light bulbs, corrosion, cross country: Always replace bulbs in pairs Ex:left brake light is burned out also replace the right brake light. Bulbs of different manufacture, or even different manufacture dates can set off the system. Or there may be some corrosion at the bulb holder or failing bulb...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 115K, bosch spark plugs, rear seat area
bosch spark plugs, rear seat area, plug wires: Bill, major services should be done every 30k miles. The timing belt and tensioner should have been done at 105k. Nothing is cheap on the newer Volvos. What you will notice is there is only 2 wires and 2 coils. One of the coils may be giving you the shakes,...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 electrical Problems, hazard flasher, electronic module
hazard flasher, electronic module, wind shield: Vicki, its called S40 woes. They dont usually all go out like this at the same time but things do happen. The wipers can be 2 things, one is the motor and the other is the Central Electronic Module or CEM. Sounds like you need a new flasher switch. REar...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 Turn signals out, volvo vadis, hazard lights
volvo vadis, hazard lights, volvos: Chris, Just like anything on these newer volvos, it sounds like one of the modules has dumped. It may also be a relay but more that likely it will be a module. Unfortunately the car would have to be scanned at the dealer or Volvo shop that has the Volvo...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S70 SE - gearbox issue, automatic gearbox, speed signals
automatic gearbox, speed signals, communication errors: Sorry about that. Don t know why it thinks i said outside my expertise. There is a fault in the transmission and it could be any number of things. It is impossible to tell what it is at this point but, its either gonna be fairly in expensive or REALLY expensive....

Volvo Repair: 2000 S70 Volvo SE - A/C Heater Fan, climate control system, dtcs
climate control system, dtcs, heater fan: Hello, the problem is not related with fuse or relay. The problem is about Climate Control Module or damper motors those are control the distrubition of the air to which way air goes, I mean to head or to foot or recirculation on/off. This is not a complex...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 2.9 non turbo power steering hose, power steering rack, high pressure hose
power steering rack, high pressure hose, power steering hose: it will be the metal line that comes out of the power steering pump and goes to the power steering rack.as for exact directions to change it I am not sure I would need to see it since I have not done one.it is going to be difficult without being able to get...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 check engine light on., obd scanner, reader scanner
obd scanner, reader scanner, quality tools: Hi Joey, Lights that stay on can be such a major pain.. If you are really interested in aquiring equpt. to read codes...look up a Snap-ON salesman...on the net...they often have used stuff and you can save hundreds..on super good quality...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 engine stop problems, leak fluid, resevoir
leak fluid, resevoir, s80: there are really many things that can cause the engine to stall or engine light to come on.it would need to ne hooked to a diagnostic machine to see if there are trouble codes in it.this will help diagnose the problem. as for the power steering there could...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 engine stop problems, alternate transportation, local shop
alternate transportation, local shop, s80: Its very difficult to isolate noises and without a good description of the type of noise and time to actually look at the car i would never be able to find it. From what you re telling me though, if it is related to your power steering, it may be the steering...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 headlamp lenz replacement, headlamp assembly, extra 200
headlamp assembly, extra 200, proper tools: Well you do have to remove the bumper. At least loosen the one side. Remove the rivets in the wheel well, undo the bolts on the bottom, and the bolts in the front (under the plastic trim, it just unclips). Then you should have access to remove the lens....

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 front O2 sensor., volvo of oak park, volvo repair
volvo of oak park, volvo repair, o2 sensors: what foult code did you have ?is your s80 turbo? how many miles ? on some s 80 you have 4 o2 sensors and they are very hard to change you have to lower the catalytic converter car has to be in the air to do it .i can give you cupon for volvo of oak park...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 Oxygen sensor., o2 sensors, volvo dealer
o2 sensors, volvo dealer, oxygen sensor: Joey, I dont even like doing these. What the dealer didnt tell you is that there are 4 O2 sensors on this car. There are 2 front and 2 Rears. I dont recommend doing this yourself because you basically have to take the cat converter off to get to the sensors....

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 T6 Popping Noise, s80 t6, rear muffler
s80 t6, rear muffler, rear shocks: it hard to say what it is like this but you can have rear shocks,or stabilizer links ,or broken rear muffler mounting that is what most the time bad but you can have something else if you from chicago you can stop by i can tell you for free what is wron...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 Tranmission Slipping, lease deals, filter change
lease deals, filter change, s80: Brian, Im sorry you spent all this money on these horrible cars. It is by far Volvo s worst mistake ever. I have seen techs put that lousy part in cars and it still doesnt help. That stuff you put in the trans most likely killed it. It happened to me the...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80 volvo sunroof does not work, s80 volvo, crazy cars
s80 volvo, crazy cars, sunroof: Paula, you are going to love this one. What is wrong with the car is the alarm module. Dont ask me why the sunroof is tied into that module but it is. I suggest taking it to a Volvo shop or Dealer. They may have to download an update for the module. Crazy...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S80, light switches, minute period
light switches, minute period, sunroof: the sunroof and lightswitch problem could be a bad alarm siren which can lock up the upper electrical module causing these items not to work.the stalling could be a bad throttle unit or dirty throttle unit or the car may need a software upgrade to a control...

Volvo Repair: 2000 s70, pressure sensor, freon
pressure sensor, freon, evaporator: Norma, there may be a huge leak somewhere. There is a possibility that the pressure sensor went bad. The fan issue is not the problem. Most likely its an Evaporator leak. Common item on the S70. I would have the car checked thoroughly by a Volvo Shop....

Volvo Repair: 2000 s70 blower, failure code, bottom side
failure code, bottom side, flashing lights: The fan is not that hard to replace. It is on the bottom side of the ac case. Its behind the glove box. Getting it loose isn t hard but pulling it out can be. You may have to loosen that side of the dash and pull it forward alittle to squeeze it out. ...

Volvo Repair: 2000 s70, side impact protection, 3 things
side impact protection, 3 things, air conditioner: well the srs light is most likely a fault sips bag. That is the side impact protection system. It is located inside the seat. The seat will have to be removed from the car and the upholstery removed to gain access. The srs light will still have to be cleared...

Volvo Repair: 2000 s80 dash warning lights, volvo mechanics, warning lights
volvo mechanics, warning lights, s80: Jimmy, The anti-lock is probably going to be a control unit but a code should be stored. The S80 is a temperamental beast. There really isnt much I can do about this car. Those guys just have to keep working on it and Im sure they will find the code eventually....

Volvo Repair: 2000 s80 volvo electrical problems, volvo vadis, s80 volvo
volvo vadis, s80 volvo, heated seats: Lee, anything S80 related has to be hooked up to the Volvo Vadis computer system. There is no way to tell whats wrong without have the computer read the codes. It could be a number of things. One of the modules has gone bad. I suggest the dealer or Volvo...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V40 power driver's seat stuck, volvo dealer, reset button
volvo dealer, reset button, odometer: Nathan, That is pretty sad that the dealer would charge 80 bucks to reset the light. Do this. Turn key in position one. Hold odometer reset button in. Turn key to pos 2. Keep holding the button. Wait till service light flashes, then release the button....

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 Dealer blew ECM, immaculate service, o2 sensor
immaculate service, o2 sensor, trans fluid: Chris, long story but a unfortunate one. Even though you have immaculate service records, when was the last time the transmission fluid was changed? Volvo doesnt have an interval on the newer transmissions. Our shop still does them every 20k but Volvo doesnt....

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 Dealer blew ECM, immaculate service, trans fluid
immaculate service, trans fluid, o2 sensor: it is possible that you have problem after software upgrade if the dealer did not use proper procedures using correct battery charger and hook up but to prove that is almost impossible fluid will smell burned there is not interval on transmission fluid...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 power window, power window switch, window switches
power window switch, window switches, battery cables: The relay for 2000 models is integrated in the drivers window switch. If the problem is affecting all 4 windows when it happens, it is almost certainly the master widow switch. $100 sounds high for a junkyard part. It better come with some sort of warranty...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 Transmission problem????, internal faults, volvo dealer
internal faults, volvo dealer, transmission shop: There is a software upgrade available that is said to correct that problem. But this software patch will only work if it is the out of date software causing the problem. Its worth a shot since it is so much less expensive. The software is less than 40 and...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 Volvo, volvo dealer, recommended services
volvo dealer, recommended services, service menu: Mary ann, your Owners manual will tell you the recommended services. I can help you with all whats needed at certain milage. Every 30k is a Major service. A 105k service is a minor service with a Timing belt and tensioner replacement.If you want details,...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 Wagon won't start, v70 wagon, dash lights
v70 wagon, dash lights, gearshift: Shannon....Wow! what a problem you have. Hmmmm...take a look at the gearshift. Assuming it s an auto.trans. Wiggle the gearshift in park or in neutral... while holding key in start position. any other type of repair...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 won't turn over, vim and vigor, intermittent problem
vim and vigor, intermittent problem, dash lights: Your most likely issue is with the immobilizer module. It reads the transponders inside the keys and that is what gives the intermittent start. Its hard to duplicate, so I usually just put in a module, antenna ring A(around the ignition, picks up the key...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 XC Driving Vibration, rear drive shaft, vibration problem
rear drive shaft, vibration problem, v70 xc: I DOUBT IT IS MOTOR MOUNTS.THE SHAFT REALLY ONLY GOES IN ONE WAY.WITHOUT SEEING IT IT IS HARD TO SAY.I WILL CHECK FOR ANY BULLETINS ON THIS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY INFO ON THIS.i HAVE ONLY SEEN BAD DRIVE SHAFTS ON THE ALL WHEEL DRIVES CAUSE THIS.NOT MAY XC...

Volvo Repair: 2000 V70 XC Ignition coils, synthetic oil change, volvo models
synthetic oil change, volvo models, v70 xc: It is not a common failure but is not unusual for a car with that many miles. It sounds as if your diagnosis is correct. The check engine light will need to be reset at the dealer. For the fee that they charge for that they should be able to verify your...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo c-70 convertible, volvo c 70, coolant level
volvo c 70, coolant level, wet areas: The only path to the interior of the car for coolant is the heater core.It is accessed from the left side (drivers) underdash pad in the center column of the dash.Very common failure. Cant always tell it is leaking without disassembly, which is pretty easy....

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S40 SMOKE BOMB, combustion chambers, 2000 volvo s40
combustion chambers, 2000 volvo s40, flame trap: Thick white smoke indicates coolaant leak into combustion chambers like head gasket. Bluish smoke is oil burning, rings or valve seals and guides.....Or check the flame trap first, maybe it wasn t replaced and is clogged. Black smoke is overly rich mixture....

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE "SRS Light", volvo s70 glt, 2000 volvo s70
volvo s70 glt, 2000 volvo s70, volvo s70: The only way to turn it off is with a volvo scanner. You re gonna have to take it to the dealer for that. If you are trying to save money maybe you can go around back and convince one of the mechanics to do it (no repair order written) for a big tip. $20...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S70 - window switch panel, 2000 volvo s70, jumper wires
2000 volvo s70, jumper wires, volvo s70: Its almost definitly your problem. the only other thing is the window may just be getting jammed going into the up position. if that is the case you will need a new window regulator most likely. What you can do is to connect the motor to the battery positive...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S70, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: the codes is a reference to air fuel mixture.most common problems for this code are a bad air mass meter or bad throttle body just because it is clean does not mean it is still working properly.it would need to be checked with a scan tool to check the sensor...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 electrical problem, volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80, ground connections: Hello, I need more info please. Now, your car can be started without jumpstart or with jumpstart? This can be related with Central Electronic Module or ground connectios of the battery or ground connections of the CEM. If you give me detailed info, I can...

Volvo Repair: 2000.Volvo, S80, emission and check engine lights on, volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80, diagnostic fee: It sounds like your problem is related to the electronic throttle body. On that particular model/year the warranty was extended for that component to 10 years 200,000 miles. I am pretty sure but cannot be positive. If that is not the problem you will have...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 minor speed changes, volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80, car james: Could be a problem with the throttle actuator. That car doesn t use a throttle cable it uses drive by wire. There is a pedal sensor that tells a motor how far to open the throttle body. A dealer could tell you if its malfunctioning or not. An independent...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 rough idling, vacuum hoses, volvo s80
vacuum hoses, volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80: not sure which hoses they are refering to.as for the throttle it depends if it is a turbo or nonturbo.turbo will be much harder to do.a nonturbo is fairly easy on this one you just remove the top halfe of the intake manifold which is held on by about 8 10mm...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 strut replacement, strut compressor, 2000 volvo s80
strut compressor, 2000 volvo s80, volvo s80: Stephen you have to take the strut out to do the cushion anyway. The easiest way would be with air tools. Remove the link rod, Remove the 2 bolts holding the strut in and then remove the 3 nuts at the strut tower. You will have to twist the strut a little...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6, volvo s80 t6, oil filler cap
volvo s80 t6, oil filler cap, mcpherson strut: Daniel, I don t know how many quarts of oil the T6 takes- consult your owner s manual, the dealer, or the parts counter at an auto parts store. The trans dip stick is just to the rear of the oil filler cap, which is on the driver s side of the engine. The...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80, volvo s80, climate control
volvo s80, climate control, timing belt: timing belt and battery dosconected has nothing to do withn your ac controls not working you have differnet problem you have to take it to volvo delaer they can reprogram or see what problem you have with climate control did you replace also with timing...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80T6, good shape, volvo
good shape, volvo, beast: Alfred, Im sorry you bought that car. It has low miles but now is when all the issues are going to start happening. Electronics there is no way of telling when they will go. To keep the car in good shape is to take care of it and follow the services and...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo V40, car leaks, oil leaks
car leaks, oil leaks, volvo v40: every car leaks from rear main seal soon or later that is normal it just wears out and also if you don t do oil changes on time it speeds the wear on seal .you can get different car if you like but so far i know all cars have some oil leaks and are expensive...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo V40, 2000 volvo v40, volvo v40
2000 volvo v40, volvo v40, corner lens: Remove the corner lens first. It is held in by a phiullips head screw between the headlamp and the turnsignal. Look straight down between them. Just loosen this and then pull the corner lens straight out. The headlamp lens is held in by 4 10mm bolts from...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo V70 XC, 2000 volvo v70, mercedes 300 diesel
2000 volvo v70, mercedes 300 diesel, volvo v70: duplicate key you can get from Volvo dealer only radio code also from Volvo dealer the service light is just to remind you that you are due for oil change if you don t reset every time the light when you do oil change it comes on but it will turn off...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo XC won't start. . ., volvo xc, radio tape
volvo xc, radio tape, funny noises: Well those plug in chargers that go into the cigarette lighter will have a hard time charging the battery. You have to get the car started first before you can discover the root of your problem. I suspect that it IS the alternator because it died about 3...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo XC70 AWD external temp. sens, volvo xc70, gauge readings
volvo xc70, gauge readings, car cause: Hello Lance, I m unsure where the temp.sensor is located.I think you might want to look at the thermostat.This regulates water flow in cooling the engine.This car cause irratic temp.gauge readings.I doubt the your temp.sending unit has failed...although...

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo S80 T6 transmission problem and keyless entry, volvo s80 t6, 2000 volvo s80 t6
volvo s80 t6, 2000 volvo s80 t6, volvo s80: Okay first question: I m not exactly sure of the part number, i can double check tomorrow if you like but regardless, its not the remote that has to be programmed, its the car. It has to be hooked up to the Volvo Satellite (available only at dealers or...

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo S80 turbo transmission leaking. . also keyless remote question, volvo s80 t6, volvo s80
volvo s80 t6, volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80 t6: I do not know the part numbers on the remotes.I would contact the dealer for the remote since the remote needs to be programmed by the dealer using their computer and software from volvo. as for the leak I really can not say where it is leaking there are...

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo s40 1.9 turbo, oil filler cap, automatic transmission fluid
oil filler cap, automatic transmission fluid, 2000 volvo s40: I don t know if that is a good idea or not. If it was any old car I would say go for it but since this car is a turbo it is very sensitive to oil condition and I don t know how abrasive this process is on the engine. We don t have such a machine at our dealership....

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo s40 timing set procedure, crank pulley, 2000 volvo s40
crank pulley, 2000 volvo s40, volvo s40: Solomon, there are marks on the crank pulley and cam gears. Cam gears should align upwards with the marks on the top timing cover. Crank will have a slot to line up with the crank pulley. I suggest a volvo shop for this one. One mistake and its all over....

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo s40 timing set procedure, oil pump housing, 2000 volvo s40
oil pump housing, 2000 volvo s40, cam gears: Before you remove the belt rotate the engine (clockwise) so that the crankshaft aligns with the mark on top of the oil pump housing. Make note of tensioner position.The two cam gears should line up with the marks on the belt cover.Remove the tensioner and...

Volvo Repair: 2000Volvo S80 Keyless Remote, rear view mirror, lot control
rear view mirror, lot control, electronic module: Hello, It is IMPOSSIBLE that to be programmed it by you. Because, these type high-tech cars have a lot control units. And for remote control the control unit is Upper Electronic Module integrated into the rear view mirror. It is programmed only by using...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S-60 Brake Pads, hex socket, protective caps
hex socket, protective caps, disc thickness: Hello, You can find following the procedure for replacing of the pads... FRONT BRAKE PADS... Remove the securing spring and locating pins Remove: -the securing spring carefully so that it does not deform -the protective caps from the two locating...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S40 Headlight assembly install, tightening torque, wheel arch
tightening torque, wheel arch, direction indicator: Hello, You can find following the instructions. I hope they can help you. Regards... Preparatory work Only detach the bumper on the same side as the headlamp to be changed. Remove: -screw and plastic clip in wheel arch -air deflector under the...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S40 turbo, wastegate actuator, turbo charger
wastegate actuator, turbo charger, heat shield: To check the turbo you re going to have to have 2 people. someone go inside the car and and put the car in REVERSE NOT DRIVE, and press the brake extremely hard, and then floor the gas and hold it there. If the car starts moving hold the brake harder. The...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S60 2.4T Lacking Power, transmission problem, rpms
transmission problem, rpms, hoses: Seth, sounds like one of the turbo hoses has a hole in it or is collapsing when under boost. To be honest, you should have kept your 850T. A lot better car in my opinion. Check the hoses and if they seem okay, then have a reputable Volvo shop check the...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S60 Brake pad replacement, channel lock pliers, pad replacement
channel lock pliers, pad replacement, brake pad: Paul, I dont know where you read that, but that is false. Only replace the pads that need replacing. Fronts, Rears, etc. There are fairly easy to do. take the wheel off, pry the pads back a little, remove the clip. Remove the 12mm bolt and lift the caliper....

Volvo Repair: 2001 S60T Volvo, slick sixty, report web
slick sixty, report web, warr: Hello Rick, Good choice of models,you will be happy with her.NO outstanding issue jump to mind.At that milage age is the concean,there is important maintenace due about now.Oil changes are paramont,throttle body cleaning,time belt and the one serpetine...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S80 Radio, volvo dealer, new radio
volvo dealer, new radio, steering wheel: Well there is no fuse for just the lights or switches. First, all the bulbs are contained internally on the radio, so the only way to fix that is to replace it. Also the radio has a control module in it for diagnostics so I would tend to go with whatever...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S80 T6 Blower speed, resistor pack, control climate
resistor pack, control climate, climate system: Most likely your problem is the blower motor power stage. It is the same as a resistor pack on a manual control climate system. It also could be the climate control module itself that has failed. The only way to tell for sure is to have a dealer check it...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S80 Throttle body/PCV System, intake manifold gasket, throttlebody
intake manifold gasket, throttlebody, intake manifold: to clean the pcv system you would need to remove the intake manifold.for thi syou would need a new intake manifold gasket.the throttlebody can be removed without removing the intake manifold,but you should use a new throttlebody gasket if you do remove it.before...

Volvo Repair: 2001 s 80 2.9, wheel hub, rear tires
wheel hub, rear tires, tie rods: Bob, I thought I answered this question already but if not, then I would take the loses and get rid of this car. You are going to spend more than this in the future. These are horrible cars when they get up there in milage. This car was Volvo s biggest...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V40 IM reset drive cycle, emission inspections, diagnostic computer
emission inspections, diagnostic computer, readiness status: Yes the drive cycle must be done inorder to pass the tests. Emission inspections for OBDII cars check readiness codes in the computer. It will say not ready if the drive cycle has not been completed and all tests have been done (particularly the evap system...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 --60k service, v70 volvo, independent volvo
v70 volvo, independent volvo, cabin filter: Bill, I would find an independent Volvo shop. They will perform the service at probably half the cost. All they are doing is what is in the service Manual. At ridiculous prices. Oil change, spark plugs, air filter, cabin filter, rotate tires, fuel filter,...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 T-5 "Performance Reduced" message, sophisticated computer system, diagnostic computer
sophisticated computer system, diagnostic computer, octane fuel: First, I m sorry for the delay getting to your question. I have been in orlando for the past few days for XC90 V8 training and have been unable to take emails. Performance reduced is the message you get when engine output is reduced because of a misfire....

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 Volvo Transmission light, worse case scenario, v70 volvo
worse case scenario, v70 volvo, volvo transmission: Hi Roger, That light usually means bad news but I have seen that after a transmission service and system scan and reset the car usually returns back to normal. The worse case scenario is that the trans is bad. I have a few listings for Volvo shops, but not...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 Won't start, ring antenna, spade terminal
ring antenna, spade terminal, immobilizer: THE CAR WILL STILL CRANK OVER WITH A BAD IMMOBILIZER ANTENNA RING IT WILL JUST STALL IMMEADIATELY.I WOULD START WITH REPLACING THE SMALL FEMALE SPADE TERMINAL ON THE STARTER I HAVE SEEN THEM GET LOOSE OR CORRODED.IF THIS IS OK IT COULD BE A BAD RELAY OR STARTER.DO...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70XC rear brake lights, brake light switch, light bulbs
brake light switch, light bulbs, relays: Pull all the bulbs out and check to make sure the sockets are making a good connection. Sometimes they;ll get in position, but won;t light up because of that. Also check that the bulbs are EXACTLY the same from left to right sides. If they are different,...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo C70 Turbo Coupe, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: Chuck, sounds like he did it right. It is one of those situations that it will give you a certain code and you run the tests and they come out okay so basically we are relying on the computer to tell us what is going on. Did he replace both sensors or just...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S40 1.9T, joe schmoe, filter belts
joe schmoe, filter belts, coolant filters: Lisa, synthetic is great and lasts longer but the car didnt come with it from the factory. If you want to switch now, it would take a few changes to get the benefits out of it and you can go 5k between services. I use Mobil 1. 30K is a major service. ...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S40 Coolant temperature sensor, coolant temperature sensor, 2001 volvo s40
coolant temperature sensor, 2001 volvo s40, power steering pump: You re going to need a scanner of some kind to clear the code for the light to go out. It will not go out with just one drive cycle. It is usally the thermostat that causes that problem but temp sensors have gone bad. To check it read voltage on signal...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S40 over heat, fast food restaurant, jiffy lube
fast food restaurant, jiffy lube, radiator cap: I have not experienced any strange problems with s40 s overheating.I would be sure the cooling fans in front of the radiator operate properly.there are 2 fans in front of the radiator.I would have the dealer check it if possible they can operate the fans with...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S40 overheat, fast food restaurant, jiffy lube
fast food restaurant, jiffy lube, radiator cap: Hello, now, is there any less for water? I mean, is there any external leakage? If there is no external leakage, but there is less for water, that means cylinder head gasket is defective (burned). If you can be sure about cylinder head gasket, it is not defective,...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T, genuine volvo, bulb failure
genuine volvo, bulb failure, volvo s60: Randy, remember that there are 2 bulbs for each side of the position bulb. It can get confusing. Remove the rear bulb holder while the car it on, proabably best to replace all 4 bulbs. The mirror thing can be a switch issue or you got one with a different...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S60, volvo s60, transmission service
volvo s60, transmission service, biff: Christine, its all connected on this car. When they read the codes it will say problem in another module. I would go to a reputable Volvo shop or dealer. Dont let Joes garage or Biff s Transmissions take a look. You will be taken for a ride. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S60 ETS module, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: ETS electronic throttle system and throttle module are the same thing.the codes look like a bad airmass meter.not sure what the 91cf stands for.I would clean the throttle module and replace the airmass meter.but that is a guess without being able to monitor...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S80 Transmission, volvo s80, 2001 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2001 volvo s80, new s80: Well yes those transmissions are prone to failure. The reason is......... It is manufactured by GENERAL MOTORS. That s right. Chevrolet is the provider of the transmission for that car. That is also why the 6 cylinder engines were discontinued on the newer...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo s40 1.9 turbo, 2001 volvo s40, vadis system
2001 volvo s40, vadis system, emissions test: Duncan, not sure why that would fail an emissions test but anyway, I would go to a real Volvo Shop and have them hook it up to the VADIS system. This PO 9837338383 stuff really bugs me. I would replace the sensor if it was a hard code permanent fault but...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo s60 immobilizer, resistor pack, volvo s60
resistor pack, volvo s60, 2001 volvo s60: The immobilizer manual means that the aimmobilizer module did not recognize the transmitter in the key you were trying to start the car with. SO it means the key has a problem with the transponder or you have a problem with your immobilizer. Try starting...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T, bolt head, moon dust
bolt head, moon dust, 2001 volvo v70: The alarm service means that the siren control module has failed. It is under the fender oliner on the passenger side. Parts and labor come out to about 350-425 dollars depending on the shop doing the repair. The move the fender liner, remove the bolt...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo V70 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, volvo v70, valve body
volvo v70, valve body, problem thanks: sounds like it needs a new valve body in the transmission.I have done a few for this same complaint.it is actually called a nuetral control and will not do it if you shift from the D to any other gear that is how you can tell it is the valve body.yes it is...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo V70 battery light, small time operator, 2001 volvo v70
small time operator, 2001 volvo v70, volvo v70: That s way over the top on the shop owners behalf!No small time operator there.I really don t think they are to blame.Most shops replace the whole alternator.You probably saved yourself about 5-6 hundred bucks easy. But with that car he ll make the money back...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo V70 A/C starts after engine is off, 2001 volvo v70, volvo vadis
2001 volvo v70, volvo vadis, volvo v70: Dick, It shouldnt stay on for 40 minutes. There is a sensor issue somewhere and that has to be diagnosed with the Volvo VADIS computer. A dealer or Volvo Shop can handle this problem for you. Without scanning the car, I cant tell you whats wrong with it....

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo V70 T5, volvo v70 t5, 2001 volvo v70
volvo v70 t5, 2001 volvo v70, volvo v70: Jim, Okay, now it makes more sense. The car most likely is having a problem with either the resistor pack or the incar temp sensor. Either way, the car will need to be scanned with the Volvo computer system. The Dealer or a Volvo Shop will be able to fix...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo XC Gas hatch hinge replacement, volvo xc, punch punch
volvo xc, punch punch, new tabs: Francis, no need for instructions. Just follow these steps. With a small punch, punch in the 4 securing tabs into the car. no with a small screwdriver, remove the broken piece. Break off the new tabs and open up the holes on the new hinge. now put the...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo XC70 transmission problem, volvo xc70, strut mounts
volvo xc70, strut mounts, salvage yard: Look into a used trans from a salvage yard, should be alot less.Hard to say keep it without looking at it.If you have kept up with things as they fail,you should be able to put another 100k on it.But it can be expensive...alternator,radiator,strut mounts,timing...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo XC70, volvo dealer, volvo xc70
volvo dealer, volvo xc70, cruise control: for the idle there is fix new software recall so it will be free just go volvo dealer tell them about idle problem and car satalling make sure you tell them that the car stalls when driving you can call and ask them if you car has any recalls open like...

Volvo Repair: 2001 v70 repeated low voltage warning (new battery), plastic casing, power locks
plastic casing, power locks, newer cars: cristy, sounds like a bunch of issues and unfortunately on those newer cars, everything needs to be hooked up to the computer to find out whats wrong with the car. There is obviously a drawn killing the battery. Sounds like a module problem but without scanning...

Volvo Repair: 2001 volvo s 40, volvo s 40, volvo repair
volvo s 40, volvo repair, rough sound: Robbie, the answer to both questions is No. Purely a coincidence. As far as the brakes go, be careful. I ve never heard of that recall, but you may be dealing with a Master cylinder issue. If you have AAA use it, if not drive very carefully. ROge...

Volvo Repair: 2001 volvo s60, volvo dealer, volvo s60
volvo dealer, volvo s60, 2001 volvo s60: bulbs to fix you looking around $100 you have too use original Volvo bulbs and some of bulbs are different voltage . with alarm you looking around $100 diagnose possible siren module you will need to fix that around $300-$500.are you in chicago area ...

Volvo Repair: 2001 volvo s60, brake light switch, fuse panel
brake light switch, fuse panel, volvo s60: Mark, I dont have that information here at home but I do know its located in the left fender trunk compartment. I remember that its close to the top of those black relays. You can take one out at a time and see if lights go out. If not, then a Volvo Shop...

Volvo Repair: 2001 XC- Side view mirror, mirror assembly, side mirror
mirror assembly, side mirror, glasss: You can purchase just the glass. Stick a wide screwdriver inbetween the glass and the housing on the side closest to the door. twist the screwdriver thereby pressing the glasss outward. This compresses a spring clip. Then pull forward on the side closest...

Volvo Repair: 2001 xc70 75Kmiles, fluid nozzle, engine torque
fluid nozzle, engine torque, factory manuals: Jeri, the pains of owning a Volvo is nit picky stuff. The XC70 is not the best but is not the worst Volvo so it will be worth your while to fix it. I suggest factory manuals because Haynes, Chiltons, etc is nothing bt Toilet paper in my opinion. It just...

Volvo Repair: 2002 new engine, camden sc, columbia sc
camden sc, columbia sc, v 70: Kristen, just repair the radiator and have them tear the engine down to see how bad the cylinder head got warped. You really should have kept an eye on your gauges. Personally, I like the V70 and its a great car. Unless they will trade that in for you as-is...

Volvo Repair: 2002 - S60 2.4 L Turbro Volvo Fuel Door Hinge, door hinge, volvo dealer
door hinge, volvo dealer, phillips head: Yes you can replace just the hinge. As long as the bar which it clips to is okay, and the spring is still able to stay on the door. With the new hinge break off the 4 little posts. Round out the holes alittle with a phillips head screwdriver (just enough...