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Volvo Repair: synthetic oil should i change -over, bosch filters, impact resistance
bosch filters, impact resistance, mediocre product: Brad, you can ask four people this question and get four different answers. In my mind, synthetics are better lubricants. But there s more to oil properties than lubrication. Cling factor, ph, impact resistance, seal conditioner etc. I could go on and on....

Volvo Repair: TCM SW Upgrade and Adaptation, tcm software, transmission control module
tcm software, transmission control module, vote with your feet: Steve, the TCM is transmission control module. It is the brains of the transmission. Occaisionally, firmware updates are released by Volvo to address a new fault/problem. It IS standard practice to upgrade any TCM that comes in with a trans. complaint to...

Volvo Repair: Timing Belt, volvo s 80, hind sight
volvo s 80, hind sight, timing belt: I hope you have not turned the engine with the starter? If it has made a full revolution without the belt, you now have bent valves. It is prudent to mark everything yourself before removing the belt. But hind sight is always 20-20, I know. The...

Volvo Repair: V70 XC Tail Light Issue, volvo dealer, john welcome
volvo dealer, john welcome, substantial fee: John, welcome to the world of the new series of Volvos. I deal with this on a daily basis. Mainly its caused because the darn lights are on all the time, and with cheap bulbs, they burn out quickly. Annoying but an unfortunate fact of life with the newer...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 240GL Overdrive issues, flashlight battery, fuse panel
flashlight battery, fuse panel, wire hook: Ross, no one would go to that much trouble to pull all the wires. Well, maybe someone with a severe case of OCD ??? Don t believe the fuse descriptions on the cover or in the owner s manual. Some last minute production changes may have been made. ...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 740 wagon 1990, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line, volvo 740: Kelly, check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator when it is blowing the black smoke. Shut it off and immediately check the vacumm line to the fuel pressure regulator. Pull it off and if it s wet inside or fuel runs out. Replace the fuel prssure...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 misfire, volvo dealership, oxygen sensor
volvo dealership, oxygen sensor, volvo 850: Daniel, the only other part that has anything to do with fuel is the ECT sensor. It may be overfueling when cold causing the misfire. The burn after the 7 to 10 seconds would smooth it out. Other than that, I have no other suggestions without seeing the...

Volvo Repair: Volvo Extended Warranties, volvo xc60, happy new year
volvo xc60, happy new year, preferred vendor: Donald, no, I cannot recommend one. I think they are all ripoffs. They have a really tricky way of excluding whatever it is that breaks. In addition, they dictate to the repair facility what they will pay hourly (always lower than the prevailing rate) sometimes...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S60 2004 low-beam headlight bulb connector, volvo s60, 2004 volvo s60
volvo s60, 2004 volvo s60, plastic cube: You either rotate the ring and pull the bulb and connector together and seperate them where you can see it. Or, if euro style, there are two metal spring clips, one on each side you have to squeeze, swing out of there holder while squeezing, and then pull...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S70 (1998) Air pump, volvo s70 1998, volvo dealership
volvo s70 1998, volvo dealership, volvo s70: Jessica, if it is indeed the air pump, yes they are peicey. I would ask for a guarentee that that will fix it before investing the money. Not safe to drive a long distance. If it siezes, it will break the belt and there you will sit. Merry Christmas...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S70 Repairs Tranny, volvo s70, tranny fluid
volvo s70, tranny fluid, tanny: Mike, I m not really sure what you re asking. You did not really phrase a question. The screens are not serviceable except to remove and disassemble the unit. It is unlikely that they are the problem anyway. Find out where it s leaking from and repair....

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 Auto Transmission issues, transmission repair shop, volvo v70
transmission repair shop, volvo v70, store franchise: Dick, idle fluctuations are NOT a function of the transmission. Vacumm leak is most likely. There is no magic fluid. Do NOT put additives into the transmission. The level is checked through the speedometer transmitter. You pull it out and check the...

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 cuts out randomly, v70 awd, volvo v70
v70 awd, volvo v70, cam sensor: I get so many questions, It would be hard for me to remember that specific one. But most issues with those cars are either a cam sensor or a fuel pump problem. What is exactly the issue? When does it cut out? warm or cold? ETc. Let me know and I can try...

Volvo Repair: Volvo XC70 bi-xenon lamp fix, volvo xc70, 2004 volvo xc70
volvo xc70, 2004 volvo xc70, headlamp assembly: Stu, each headlamp has it s own transformer. They are not cheap, but that quote seems high to me also. Look after market, look used for an entire headlamp assembly. Have some one you trust test it first to be sure. Transformers are only wire wound over...

Volvo Repair: Vovlo S60 T5, volvo s60 t5, fuel gauge
volvo s60 t5, fuel gauge, volvo s60: Stefan, nope, sorry, not that simple. Whoever replaced the pump didnt install the float correctly. You need to call them and arrange for them to refix it. Half the car on half a tank of gas so you can get in and out quickly or else they need to drain the...

Volvo Repair: volvo 850 loses pressure at red lights/stop signs, fuel pressure gauge, volvo 850 glt
fuel pressure gauge, volvo 850 glt, air flow meter: Kev, Not likely. The 850 has a problem with the fuel pump. I would have the mechanic use a test light while driving to see if the tank unit is losing power. Also a fuel pressure gauge test will help. Air mass meter codes pop up and the meter does fail...

Volvo Repair: volvo repair, volvo 760 gle, volvo repair
volvo 760 gle, volvo repair, volvo 760: Peter, can be a few things. My initial thought is the air mass meter. May also be the idle control valve. Lastly you may be dealing with a temperamental Fuel system relay. These are a few suggestions but ultimately the car would need to have a few tests...

Volvo Repair: volvo sputters hesitates no power at low speeds, volvo 242, fuel distributor
volvo 242, fuel distributor, pressure regulator: Angela, that is possible. Its most likely running on only 1 pump. There are 2. Listen under the car to hear if the main pump is running. This may also be a fuel distributor issue or control pressure regulator. This is one of those cases that I would have...

Volvo Repair: volvo v70 catalytic converter, independent volvo repair, volvo v70
independent volvo repair, volvo v70, cat converter: Linda, Amazingly I actually have one in the shop right now for this issue. Its pretty much up to the Volvo rep if he wants to goodwill the repair or not. Unfortunately this is a common issue with these cars. Throtle issues are under a factory recall so...

Volvo Repair: volvo v90 coolant problem, volvo v90, losing coolant
volvo v90, losing coolant, coolant system: Chris, there seems to be excessive pressure in the coolant system. First sign of a headgasket going bad. Check for the presence of hydrocarbons in the cooling system. Use a gas analyzer or buy the dye kit from Napa to be sure. Happy New Year! Mar...

Volvo Repair: Windshield wiper problem, volvo 240 wagon, windshield wiper
volvo 240 wagon, windshield wiper, move arm: Chris, probably no easy fix. Shut everything off. Loosen arm mounting nut under the little cover. Move arm to park position and tighten nut. Make sure motor mounting is not loose and make sure all electrical connections are good. Then try it. If that...

Volvo Repair: weak engine, fuel pressure regulator, volvo v70xc
fuel pressure regulator, volvo v70xc, pressure guage: JOhn, first check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator, pull it off and if fuel comes out of the line or it s wet, replace pressure regulator. Second, I would check the EGR system for proper function. Lastly, put a pressure guage on the intake...

Volvo Repair: windshield wipers, 1999 volvo v70, windshield wipers
1999 volvo v70, windshield wipers, volvo v70: John, the wipers are probably just loose on the posts. Shut everything off. Flip up the little plastic cover at the base of the arm. Tighten the nuts and retest. This usually happens when people (mostly women, sorry ladies it s true) Do not know to go...

Volvo Repair: wiper arm removal 2002 s60 2.4t volvo, merry christmas, rags
merry christmas, rags, windshield: Flip up the cover where the arm attaches to the post. Remove the nut, lift wiper off of windshield to relieve pressure. Usually just wiggle it back and forth and it will pull off. I ve never needed a puller. If it s really stuck, put a ouple of rags over...

Volvo Repair: XC90 - Bulb Failure Position Light, bulb failure, warning light
bulb failure, warning light, rear license plate: Gregg, those bulbs are such a pain. Most likely its one of the marker bulbs in the taillight assembly. The bad thing is having to take the whole unit out to access the bulbs. We dont charge to do this. Maybe your mechanic can help you out and not charge...

Volvo Repair: 1985 240 SEDAN STALLS...., drivability problems, whittier california
drivability problems, whittier california, volvo 240: Dena, I never got a response from you so how am I supposed to answer a question that I never got a response to? Even leading mechanics have bad days. To me it sounds like a wiring harness problem. Drivability problems are almost impossible to diagnose without...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 760 GLE Trans, volvo 760 gle, volvo 760
volvo 760 gle, volvo 760, solonoid: Rich, if the arrow comes on, that means its out of o/d. If it never is going into the higher gear then you may have an issue with the solonoid on the trans. Turn the key on and press the button on the shifter. If you can hear a clicking noise on the trans...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo odometer Removal, odometer, light switch
odometer, light switch, screws: John, remove the following: To the right of the cluster, the 2 black square panels. Now you can acces the 2 screws. On the left remove the light switch knob and the dimmer knob. Remove the panel and now you have access to those 2 screws. Be careful not...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 740 turbo, volvo 740, throtle body
volvo 740, throtle body, car idles: Scott, you dont need that to fix this car. Ohm values, etc. First start by cleaning and adjusting your throtle body. Next if the thing still idles high, hit the idle speed motor with a hammer. If the idle drops, then the problem is with the idle motor....

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 240--brake light, emery cloth, 1993 volvo 240
emery cloth, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240: Tom, Normally after all that, its the connector. You can clean it with emery cloth and then squeeze the connector with a pliers. You should get a good connection now. Check the fuse also. Do you have the white socket on the right side and the black one...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 940 Troubleshooting, 1993 volvo 940, volvo 940
1993 volvo 940, volvo 940, fuel pump: If the car doesnt run its failed. HAHA. Some 940 s have only 1 pump. If you have a Turbo or the 2 pump system, if the main pump is very loud, that means the intank pump is not working. What is it that you want to know? What seems to be the problem? Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1994 volvo 850`, volvo 850, transmission shop
volvo 850, transmission shop, 5th gear: Randy, check to see if the slave cylinder is leaking and check to see what level the fluid is. The clutch itself may have just let go. Check those things first and if no luck have a Volvo shop take a look. I wouldnt take it to Joes garage or a Transmission...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo850 turbo, brake rotor, timing belts
brake rotor, timing belts, great cars: Scott, they are great cars but have their share of issues. Timing belts a must at every 70K miles. There are also issues with A/C evaporators, abs control units and normal brake rotor issues. Volvos are known for high milage and reliability. You just have...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 (108,000 mi) stalls while sitting idling in traffic, mechanic shop, volvo dealer
mechanic shop, volvo dealer, volvo s70: Karen, with any diagnostic problem it is difficult to find the problem unless the car is doing it for the tech. To me it can be a few things. Fuel pump imtermittently having problems, or a cam sensor but it is hard to tell. I wouldnt want to guess either....

Volvo Repair: 1999 S70 Electrical Quirks, fuse box, electrical portion
fuse box, electrical portion, manuever: Steve, that was the only quick one I could give you. The rest is going to have to have tests performed on. You could check one more harness that goes from the pos bat terminal to the fuse box. Other than that, take to a reputable Volvo shop or dealer. ...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S70 GLT running rough, poor gas mileage, s70 glt
poor gas mileage, s70 glt, fuel station: Dale, I wish you would have asked before changing things you dont need. The ol fuel filter trick doesnt work on these cars. If you were to have the car scanned I would bet it would tell you it has a misfire code on 1 cylinder. Its most likely a coil pack....

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 Timing Belt, volvo s40, intake cam
volvo s40, intake cam, p0300: Luke, Im glad you read some of my past answers. I crack myself up sometimes. Anyway, This clown most likely has the intake cam off a bit. The cams are spring loaded and if you dont have the marks just right, it will set codes off like crazy. I dont know...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 Volvo headlamps adjustment, s40 volvo, light beam
s40 volvo, light beam, leveler: Jon, should be a leveler on those, but if not, try to find a plain wall so you can see if you are going up and down and side to side. If you dont have that then stand in front of the light and adjust it to your thighs. Sorry but this is the best I can do...

Volvo Repair: 2000 volvo C70 oil pressure warning light, 2000 volvo c70, old chevys
2000 volvo c70, old chevys, volvo c70: Ellen, not sure if they are a shop or a recylcle yard but you can try calling Hirsch Foriegn in Phoenix. All the other places I have listed are Dealers. There is a place in Tuscon but that is probably too far away. Hirsch s number is 1800-544-4517. Let...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S 80 T-6, volvo s 80, volvo dealer
volvo s 80, volvo dealer, oil changes: Robert, the 01 is a little tricky but try it. Turn key to pos 1 while holding down the odometer reset button. wait for service light to flash and release the button. Sometime that works other times you have to wait for the airbag light to turn off then...

Volvo Repair: 2002-S60-Transmission Fluid, volvo transmission, exact transmission
volvo transmission, exact transmission, synthetic fluid: Tanya, that trans uses the special synthetic fluid. Do not put Dextron in there. The trans will fail. Take it from me, it has happened before. There is no Specified Volvo Transmission service. All these bozos try to rip people off for fluid flushes. He...

Volvo Repair: 2004 V70 wagon, v70 xc, volvo dealer
v70 xc, volvo dealer, turbo models: v70 2004 is better it is smaller engine and they have less problems than s80 2000 twin turbo models you can go with v70 single turbo engine or v70 xc which is all wheel drive you will not have so much problems or repairs on v70 like on s80 2000 model...

Volvo Repair: 95 850 blower, power stage, question thanks
power stage, question thanks, blower motor: Jeff, yes it is behind the glove box and there are a few things you need to take off before getting to it. Lower panel, glove box insert and then the knee bolster. The power stage/resistor is next to the blower on the left. Big black square thing. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 960 surging at idle, light flickers, oil light
light flickers, oil light, oil level: Eric, It sounds like an air mass meter that is failing. Check you oil level. If its good then the car will need an oil pump reseal. This should be done at a Volvo shop. The o-ring at the oil pan and inside the pan are prone to failure. We have done quite...

Volvo Repair: Brake warning light, brake warning light, volvo 244
brake warning light, volvo 244, brake failure: Jessica, Its a common thing on the 240. There is a switch on the brake junction block that goes bad but dont ever try to replace just the switch. It will never seal and it will leak. What I normally do and when the brake system is performing as it should,...

Volvo Repair: dahboars shakes when AC is on 3 or higher setting, crystal ball, cold air
crystal ball, cold air, dashboard: jon, depends on what model you have. I will assume a 960 since you didnt tell me so I will look into my crystal ball and guess. 960 it is. Most likely you sucked a bag into the fan. You can put your hand in the hole and feel around and see if there is...

Volvo Repair: drive shaft trouble, universal joints, drive shaft
universal joints, drive shaft, transmission area: Sean, most likely it is the u-joints but it can also be the center bearing and cushion. You can test the ujoints by taking the shaft down and moving the u-joints left and right and up and down. Should move freely. If they bind, replace all of them. Roge...

Volvo Repair: errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrclunk, solonoid, volvo 850
solonoid, volvo 850, starter motor: A man of your caliber should be able to change that thing out in 20 minutes. NEVER buy just a solonoid. Asking for trouble. Best thing to do is take the fan out for easier access. 3 bolts hold it in. 2 on the motor, 1 on the block with the brackett....

Volvo Repair: exhaust smell coming thru vents when idling, volvo v70 cross country, 1999 volvo v70
volvo v70 cross country, 1999 volvo v70, v70 cross country: Mary, I see this alot here in Florida. My question to you is, do you have the recirc function pushed on? If not, try that first and see if anything changes. If that button is not pushed, air from the outside is coming in the car. I have never seen an exhaust...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 (108,000 mi) stalls while sitting idling in traffic, mass air flow meter, vacuum line
Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 (108,000 mi) stalls while sitting idling in traffic, mass air flow meter, vacuum line, mass air flow sensor

Volvo Repair: 2002-S60-Transmission Fluid, oil change, volvo
Volvo Repair: 2002-S60-Transmission Fluid, oil change, volvo

Volvo Repair: Low oil pressure light, 2005 volvo xc90, volvo xc90
Volvo Repair: Low oil pressure light, 2005 volvo xc90, volvo xc90, oil pressure

Volvo Repair: Volvo ABS light, abs light, glt
Volvo Repair: Volvo ABS light, abs light, glt, little bit

Volvo Repair: volvo auto repair, torx screws, torx driver
Volvo Repair: volvo auto repair, torx screws, torx driver, aluminum block

Volvo Repair: volvo v40 fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, dirty gas
Volvo Repair: volvo v40 fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, dirty gas, cylinder misfire

Volvo Repair: How to fix power seat, volvo 960, question sir
volvo 960, question sir, power seat: Andrew, tilt the seat up so it will be easier to access the motors. The forward and backward motor should be the second one from the front. Remove the 2 screws that hold the cable in. remove the cable from the motor. Remove the inner cable. With a small...

Volvo Repair: Low oil pressure light, low oil pressure, 4 quarts
low oil pressure, 4 quarts, 2 quarts: Eldon, To put it mildly, Volvo Engineers decided for some ungodly reason that by the time the low oil light comes on, its too late. Bearing will be spun and major damage can occur. You seemed to have caught it in time since you didnt hear any noises happening....

Volvo Repair: Problems after a dead battery, manual switches, dead battery
manual switches, dead battery, thanks john: John, Sorry to say but yes, that is a problem but anyway, I would buy a Brand new battery and try it. If not, then a Volvo shop will have to scan the car and see whats going on. Its probably something stupid like everything else on these cars. Roge...

Volvo Repair: s40 blower motor, volvo repair, genuine volvo
volvo repair, genuine volvo, blower motor: Jeff, Be careful about what you buy online. If its genuine Volvo or bosch then I would say go for it. Cheap aftermarket junk is not worth it. Take the glove box out and take a look at the blower motor and see if you want to tackle it. Its not too bad to...

Volvo Repair: smog certification, smog certification, volvo dealer
smog certification, volvo dealer, emission certification: anything can be fixed i don t thing you need everything new what is you fault code for check engine light that info will help me help you best is get the car diagnosed by volvo dealer if is to expensive for you to be fixed by volvo dealer buy parts after...

Volvo Repair: V70 XC Gearbox whine, wheel bearing, driveshaft
wheel bearing, driveshaft, whine: Bob, on these things usually its 2 things. A wheel bearing or a driveshaft. It is possible that the whine is in the trans itself. Unfortunately if that is the case, then its only time when the trans decides to fail. I would have to listen to the noise....

Volvo Repair: Volvo ABS light, wheel sensors, abs light
wheel sensors, abs light, volvo 850: Tim, 93 was a stand alone year on pretty much everything. It could be anything from dirty wheel sensors to a bad control unit. The only thing that means when the light is on, you will not have the ABS functions but regular braking, you are fine. It will...

Volvo Repair: Volvo Repair, volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay
volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay, volvo repair: Cory, no, the ignition control unit is that black box over by the washer bottle. No, if the tank pump is bad it wont prevent power. Did you happen to check the timing belt to see if it was broken? Thought I would ask. Im assuming you checked all the basics...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S80 T6 "On Call Plus Deactivated" Indicator, volvo s80 t6, volvo s80
volvo s80 t6, volvo s80, repair mechanic: i told you all how to remove the on call phone system and what to do i don t understand you ratting me low(you ratting has no effect on my volunteering free advice your ratting is just how you are thankful for my free help and waist of time ) please don...

Volvo Repair: Volvo V90 Battery Draining, volvo v90, digital multimeter
volvo v90, digital multimeter, temperature gauge: Michael, lots of things can cause battery drains. Most common ones are aftermarket radios and CD players being installed incorrectly. On the V90, the dome light assembly is a possible culprit. Any multimeter will check for voltage, etc but the true test...

Volvo Repair: volvo auto repair, torx screw driver, rear view mirror
torx screw driver, rear view mirror, volvo auto: Mike these are fun. remove the 2 map light covers to access the screws. Remove the whole assembly out so it will easier to work. The mirror has a little cover that pops off. Now using a 30 torx screw driver put it in the black portion of the mirror. there...

Volvo Repair: volvo shifting problem, volvo v70 cross country, 2001 volvo v70
volvo v70 cross country, 2001 volvo v70, v70 cross country: Belinda, Im surprised that the independent shop didnt catch that. This is a pure transmission symptom that needs to be addressed. I dont know of any other shops in that area. I would get a price from the dealer. Do NOT go to AAMCO or any other those places....

Volvo Repair: volvo v40 fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, volvo v40
fuel pressure regulator, volvo v40, regulator problem: AL, welcome to new thinking. Its not the ol fuel filter trick on these cars. You may have 2 issues. One is a fuel pressure regulator problem and the second is an airmass meter issue. Thats not the fuel filter you are looking at. Fuel filter is silver...

Volvo Repair: water pump by-pass o" ring leak, emery cloth, o ring
emery cloth, o ring, water pump: John, it could be you guys. Did you clean the portion of the head with emery cloth? Corrosion and junk in between the seal and the head will not hold properly. You may also have a really bad corrosion spot and theres nothing you can do about it except have...

Volvo Repair: 1980 volvo 244DL 4dr, volvo 244dl, ebay
volvo 244dl, ebay, test light: Aerich, There is a CD available on EBay that has the wiring diagram for this car. I have it, its pretty good. Two brown single wires go on the ballast with 2 plugs and the blue goes on the single plug of the ballast. the white red go on the coil. White/red...

Volvo Repair: 1985 240 SEDAN STALLS...., drivability problems, whittier california
drivability problems, whittier california, volvo 240: Dena, I never got a response from you so how am I supposed to answer a question that I never got a response to? Even leading mechanics have bad days. To me it sounds like a wiring harness problem. Drivability problems are almost impossible to diagnose without...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740GL troubles, pic n pull, engine mechanic
pic n pull, engine mechanic, many moons: Karen, thats what I wanted to be when I was in the Air Force but they stuck me in the sheet metal shop. Oh well, AIr Force needs come first I guess. From what you are telling me, it sounds like you are having issues with the electrical portion of the ignition...

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 240 DL won't start, volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator
volvo 240 dl, fuel pressure regulator, flame trap: Mike, these werent very good on gas even when they were new. The fuel pressure regulator may have a leak. Can you hear the fuel pump run when you crank the car? Do you have spark? Are the injectors firing up? I would moan to this guy and take it back....

Volvo Repair: 1992 volvo 240 dl engine, volvo 240 dl, volvo service
volvo 240 dl, volvo service, strange shop: Bob, too bad you are about 3 hours away from me. Im in Fort Myers. It sounds like a possible air mass meter or a speed sensor. I would have to check it out. There was a Shop in Tampa that was pretty good, not sure if he is still there. Its Dan s Volvo...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo cooling fan and temp question, mild weather, volvo 850
mild weather, volvo 850, turbo cars: Erik, put it this way, If the air is on, the fan is on, thats the way they are. Especially the Turbo cars. All 850 s do it but the Turbos do run hot. If you want to do routine maintence on the car, replace the thermostat and temp sender on the housing. ...

Volvo Repair: 1999 S80 T6 Transmission, selenoid, proper maintenance
selenoid, proper maintenance, mechanic: Kim, welcome to the world of the S80. $5000 is a bit much for that transmission. Its about $3000 parts and labor. My opinion is that if the trans is still somewhat shifting okay, then drive it until it dies or have him clear the codes and go trade it in...

Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 3rd seat installation, erie vovo, volvo dealer
erie vovo, volvo dealer, seat installation: Andrea, sorry but the only suggestion I have is to see if the Volvo dealer can print you out some instruction or point you in the right direction. I can do them without instructions but its hard to describe how to do them without seeing the parts, etc. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo s70 keyless entry, volvo s70, volvo dealer
volvo s70, volvo dealer, 1999 volvo s70: Jennie, in a word, No. I hope there was a code with that remote you bought. Without it, its useless even if you have the dealer do it. You will have to buy a new one from the dealer with a code. I went through this with a customer recently. Sorry, Roge...

Volvo Repair: 2002 S40, 1.9 turbo, decent cars, safe car
decent cars, safe car, oil cap: Michele, those are decent cars. You would need to do about 3 oil changes to get rid of the sludge. 1 oil change per 1000 miles. Other than that an engine flush service would remove that. As far as the bag, that would have to be scanned to see what the...

Volvo Repair: 2002 S80 T6 oil leak, dipstick tube, oil dipstick
dipstick tube, oil dipstick, oil seeps: Mark, your friend is correct. It is labor intensive. Be glad you dont have a 99. all the bracketting for the compressor, alternator and power steering would have to come off as well because the geniuses at Volvo didnt cut a slot to access the bolt on the...

Volvo Repair: 2002 xc70 trans shudder, trans service, xc70
trans service, xc70, bad news: Peter, do you really want me to tell you the bad news or do you want the dealer to tell you? Anyway, its bad news and thats why I do not recommend fluid flushes no matter how many miles. This happened to me recently. Did just a normal trans service and...

Volvo Repair: 740 turbo 1990 steering issue, interference engine, electrical issues
interference engine, electrical issues, indicator lights: Morgan, No damage, just sounds like the car died suddenly. The timing belt may have broken but its not a interference engine so a new belt and then the car will run again. It may however be electrical issues such as an impulse sensor or engine speed sensor....

Volvo Repair: 82 b21ft cold start issues, fuel pressure regulator, time switches
fuel pressure regulator, time switches, tank fuel: Jon, yes i have. Its the fuel pressure regulator or as some call it, the warm up regulator. I would yank that nasty button out of there. i hate when crappy mechanics do that stuff. Is may also be a fuel distributor issue or injector seals. Is this a 2-door?...

Volvo Repair: 83 245DL died and will not start, engine wiring harness, fuse panel
engine wiring harness, fuse panel, fuel pumps: Aldo, from what you are telling me, the only other thing you forgot was the main ECU or possibly the engine wiring harness. This is one of the hardest things to help you with on this site. I have to do my own tests and make visuals to see what is going on....

Volvo Repair: 850 non-turbo 95 GLE, blown head gasket, odd question
blown head gasket, odd question, lifters: Al, never heard of that one. Sounds like a blown head gasket to me. how is this guy testing the compression? Is he a Volvo tech or just some Joe at a garage? Roger Al, REAL NICE. You couldnt even come back with a follow-up or give me more information?...

Volvo Repair: 91' Volvo S40-Not starting, volvo s40, key reader
volvo s40, key reader, starter relay: Julia, okay then. Completely different set up on the S40. I had a problem with one of these and it turned out to be the fuse for the starter. There is also a small starter relay that I have seen go bad. That is where I would start. I would also use your...

Volvo Repair: 94 850 turbo sean, leaking oil, myra myra, valve cover gasket
myra myra, valve cover gasket, oil return: Myra, there is no valve cover gasket per se. Its a chemical gasket and they dont usually leak. Turbos on those cars dont usually go bad. Who told you it will take 2 hours to diagnose? Joe s garage or a Volvo tech? Generally the 850 leaks from the rear...

Volvo Repair: 94 Volvo 850 wagon runs rough, volvo 850 wagon, volvo wagon
volvo 850 wagon, volvo wagon, volvo 850: Delores, I would start by replacing the Spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, and the wires. If they havent been done or its been a while since they have been done, its time to replace them. Use Bosch Parts and Bougicord ignition wires. Anything else...

Volvo Repair: 96 850 Hesitation, mass air flow, loose hose
mass air flow, loose hose, fuel filter: Michael, I ve never seen a volvo Fuel filter go bad, especially on an 850. The 850 is prone to having fuel pump issues and this is what it sounds to me by your description. I would have a fuel pressure tester hooked up to the car so he can see if there...

Volvo Repair: 98 V70 evaporator, o rings, refrigerant
o rings, refrigerant, v70: Susan, put it this way, I just did one today. Labor is 10 hrs. Our price to do the whole job parts and labor is $980 plus tax. Some shops are higher. The price of the evaporator, accumulator, o-rings, oil and refrigerant varies as well. I dont have those...

Volvo Repair: 99 V70 Base Wagon advice / concerns OBDII and aftermarket parts, oem sensors, oxygen sensors
oem sensors, oxygen sensors, fcpgroton: Per, those V70 should be using the denso sensors. Those universal sensors pretty much suck. As a second measure I would check for leaks at the intake manifold. These cars are one of the better ones and have quirks but overall are a decent car. Hope this...

Volvo Repair: Engine surge and excessive vibration, excessive vibration, volvo s 60
excessive vibration, volvo s 60, throtle body: Frankie, the engine surge is most likely the throtle body. That part is under a factory recall, so I would call the dealer and make an appt. The vibration is probably an engine mount. I dont have any listings for a shop in Phoenix other than the dealer....

Volvo Repair: "electronic systems required" message, volvo s80, 2001 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2001 volvo s80, volvo specialist: Heather, that s80 most likely needs a voltage regulator update. It may also be the actual alternator. There was a bulletin on the voltage regulator and the dealer should have told you about it. Either take it to the dealer or Volvo Specialist shop. Roge...

Volvo Repair: engine sounds like air is leaking, flame trap, funky noise
flame trap, funky noise, 2005 volvo s40: Ostap, good question. If this car has under 50,000 miles then its still under warranty. There may be a clogged flame trap box. Its hard to say without inspecting the car. I would find out if its still under warranty and make an appointment with the dealer....

Volvo Repair: Fuel Pump??? recent iac issue..., engine cranks, fuel pump relay
engine cranks, fuel pump relay, 1996 volvo 960: Mark, you wont hear the injectors but you will hear the pump. The relay you can check by just cranking the car and feeling if it will click or not. you can run power to the fuel pump to see if its good. Other than that, I would have to do my own tests to...

Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 3rd seat installation, vccs, volvocars
Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 3rd seat installation, vccs, volvocars

Volvo Repair: 2002 S80 T6 oil leak, gasket kit, dipstick
Volvo Repair: 2002 S80 T6 oil leak, gasket kit, dipstick, gasket

Volvo Repair: 2002 xc70 trans shudder, volvo owner, car front
Volvo Repair: 2002 xc70 trans shudder, volvo owner, car front, trans fluid

Volvo Repair: Fuel Pump??? recent iac issue...
Volvo Repair: Fuel Pump??? recent iac issue...

Volvo Repair: need some old fanshioned advice on buying a 1999 volvo, volvo dealer, volvo s80
Volvo Repair: need some old fanshioned advice on buying a 1999 volvo, volvo dealer, volvo s80, volvo

Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 SEDAN 4 DR 2.4L L5 PFI DOHC 20V, moonroof
Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 SEDAN 4 DR 2.4L L5 PFI DOHC 20V, moonroof

Volvo Repair: weird idle, volvo, wagon
Volvo Repair: weird idle, volvo, wagon

Volvo Repair: Hard starting, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp
fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp, valve job: Ken, it may be a few things. I would start by checking the fuel pressure regulator. Also the coolant temp sensor may be another culprit. Could be dumping too much fuel. May also be a fuel pump check valve. You should do a pressure test on it. Roge...

Volvo Repair: need some old fanshioned advice on buying a 1999 volvo, v70 cross country, volvo xc70
v70 cross country, volvo xc70, volvo wagon: Jessica, Take my advice and tell your husband to stay away from that thing. You are asking for nothing but trouble. It may be fine today, but the more that thing is driven the more crap that breaks. And its usually expensive stuff. Examples. Drive shaft,...

Volvo Repair: My S70 Anti-theft alarm is off !, volvo specialist, volvo dealer
volvo specialist, volvo dealer, programming issue: Susan, in a word, nothing. This needs to go to the Volvo dealer for remote programming and system scanning. There may be a Module problem or just a remote programming issue. Either way, the dealer has to work on it. Your Volvo Specialist shop may have...

Volvo Repair: SRS test point not in block B and not behind the ash tray, 940..., fuse block, ash tray
fuse block, ash tray, fuse panel: Good question. Usually its fuse 25 for srs testing. You must have a unique car or European Specs because all 91 s here in the North America have the SRS test behind the ashtray assembly. I would have to look this one up for you. This has me stumped. Check...

Volvo Repair: Steering wheel vibration:, wheel vibration, rear rotors
wheel vibration, rear rotors, 1996 volvo 960: Dej, rotors wear out very quickly depending on your driving habits. There may be a sticky caliper or a problem in the front end such as ball joints, steering rods or bushings. That should all be checked first before any new rotors are installed. I hope...

Volvo Repair: s70, 5 cyl/turbo, fuse box, camshaft
fuse box, camshaft, cranks: John, Check the cables at the positive battery post that goes into the fuse box. We have seen a lot of those harnesses burnt causing a no start situation. It may also be a control unit problem but would have to do a few tests to determine that. Roge...

Volvo Repair: when to say goodbye to my 93 850, front brake caliper, percent markup
front brake caliper, percent markup, dashboard lights: Andrew, first dont ever take a car to Firestone unless you enjoy getting screwed. They are the WORST people to ever deal with. They will sell you anything at 3000 percent markup. It is true that the airbags need to be inspected after 10 years but if there...

Volvo Repair: starting problems, neutral safety switch, switch problem
neutral safety switch, switch problem, millionaire: Frank, I d be a Millionaire if I could do that. HA. Anyway, it sounds almost like a ignition switch problem or a problem with the neutral safety switch. Try to start the car in neutral and try moving the shifter a little while trying to start the car. ...

Volvo Repair: transmisson leaking near the rearshaft, speed overdrive, center bolt
speed overdrive, center bolt, tail shaft: Bob, yes, that is called the tailshaft bushing and then the seal. There is a tool that removes the bushing, then the seal just gets tapped in. You do have to take the drive shaft down to remove the center bolt on the flange as well as pulling off the flange....

Volvo Repair: Volvo 240 Dash Light Troubles, volvo 240 dash, directional signals
volvo 240 dash, directional signals, volvo 240dl: Chris, It definately has to do with either a loose connector or a circuit board issue. I would take the cluster out and see if you can see the loose connector. If all is okay, then its a circuit board issue that your Volvo Shop needs to take a look at. ...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 SEDAN 4 DR 2.4L L5 PFI DOHC 20V, volvo 850, steering wheel
volvo 850, steering wheel, use the key: Beth, the fuse is in the engine bay by the drivers wiper. I dont think that is going to help. I take it the key trick didnt work. I would have a Volvo shop look at it at this point. I would have to do a few tests of my own to see whats going on. Forget...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 Turbo Oil Leak, volvo 850, turbo oil
volvo 850, turbo oil, oil leak: Carlton, put it this way, its about $1000.00 to do the job. It has to be the utmost worst job to do on an 850. I hope whoever did that pan used Volvo chemical gasket. If some bozo tried to seal it with silicone, you are asking for trouble and a pissed off...

Volvo Repair: More Volvo Problems 1990 740GL, volvo problems, haynes manual
volvo problems, haynes manual, bulb failure: Karen, some do and some dont depending on the fuel system that the car has. If your has it, it will be the white one on the left but without performing tests, Im pretty much without any more suggestions unless you can tell me the basics when the car comes...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S80, volvo s80, cruise controls
volvo s80, cruise controls, steering wheel: Sarah, No, I really dont car for the S80 much but I do agree there are some that are better than others. You got lucky with this one. Anyway, you need to reset the module for the turn signals. basically you take the steering wheel shroud to access the connector...

Volvo Repair: Volvo s40 Damaged By Pep Boys, volvo specialist, pep boys
volvo specialist, pep boys, volvo s40: Roy, dont know why you would take your car to pep boys to begin with but anyway, it possible that the type of fuel cleaner was too harsh and may have caused internal damaqe with the turbo. If your Volvo specialist can determine that it was caused by that...

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 2002 Diesel Dash problems, computer readout, volvo v70
computer readout, volvo v70, cable fault: John, we dont have the Diesels here in the states but since its a wiring issue I may be able to help. You can try opening the harness and see whats going on. If its an obvious wire that is cut or not making contact, yes, you can solder a new one in. If...

Volvo Repair: weird idle, vvt system, throtle body
vvt system, throtle body, master technician: Josh, I wish people wouldnt use generic scanners because I have no idea what the heck you are talking about. Why are you adjusting the timing belt? Its a VVT system. Leave it alone. Now you are going to have to go to a Volvo shop with special tools to...

Volvo Repair: 1984 244 GL, favorite cars, ken ken
favorite cars, ken ken, air mass: Ken, nothing bad on those. They are my favorite cars and will run forever if you take care of them. The only real expensive thing on that car is the air mass meter. They only made that meter for 83/84 cars. Other than that its normal Volvo stuff. Id try...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 240 dl, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, throtle body: Patti, everyone has this myth that changing the fuel filter is a cure all. I have NEVER seen a Volvo fuel filter clogged. Its more than that. I would start with a throtle body cleaning but it may also be a fuel system relay or possibly a speed sensor issue....

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240, volvo 240, diagnostic port
volvo 240, diagnostic port, hold button: Liz, he has to read the codes. Have him go to the diagnostic port and read on number 2 first. Key on, hold button for 10 seconds. Read flashes. Example, 1-2-1, then write it down. hold button for 5 seconds and read again. Read until the first code that...

Volvo Repair: [94' 940] fuel delivery? perhaps, alternator..., stereo head unit, aftermarket stereo
stereo head unit, aftermarket stereo, change tune: Kevin, You still didnt tell me the Type of Fuel system the car has. Stalling can be anything. Most likely fuel related. Does the car start back up right away?? The oil leak sounds like the rear main seal but would definately have to look at it. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1995 - 940 turbo sedan - White Smoke coming from tail pipe, worse case scenario, head gasket
worse case scenario, head gasket, accurate diagnosis: Cindy, It needs to go on nicorette to control the smoking. HAHA. Anyway, It can be a few things so I will leave the worse case scenario for last. First I would check all the rubber Turbo hoses. If there are any hole in it, it would cause the car to not...

Volvo Repair: 1995 960 Station Wagon cargo cover loose, eight inches, quick fixes
eight inches, quick fixes, station wagon: Dick, there is a kit that you can buy for the tail gate cover. Its a little metal clip kit that goes over the holes. As far as the glass, no quick fixes here. You can buy just the glass to repair it. Roger Dick, go to www.ipdusa.com and search Tailgate...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 960, 1996 volvo 960, volvo repair
1996 volvo 960, volvo repair, volvo 960: Karlin, I would say yes to the coil and the spark plugs. The fuel filter is probably just an upsell. Still a little high on that price though. They may be wanting to do a Major service since its close to 90k miles. If that is included then its not a bad...

Volvo Repair: 1998 / 99 Volvo S80 T6, volvo s80, coolant leak
volvo s80, coolant leak, heater hoses: Will, tried looking it up on my parts supplier and they dont have it. That hose will be the same as on left hand drive models. Its in the same place. You can get it at the dealer. Roger Will, Gee, thanks for negative marks. Because I couldnt get...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S70, gear shift linkage, 2000 volvo s70
gear shift linkage, 2000 volvo s70, needlenose pliers: Donald, Thats the only suggestion I have. The button must be popped up fully. Maybe use a needlenose pliers to help it a bit or more silicone spray around the sides of the button. Other procedures will involve taking the center console out, etc and that...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6: DSTC stays on, Engine Mount, engine squeal, volvo s80 t6, 2000 volvo s80 t6
volvo s80 t6, 2000 volvo s80 t6, 2000 volvo s80: Scott, the 60 is basically an 850 with updated electronics. More reliable than the 80. You probably can replace the module but it is a little tricky. Air filter box needs to come out and you need an inverted e4 torx socket. Study it and see if you want...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S60 2.4T, pot holes, nuts bolts
pot holes, nuts bolts, volvo dealer: Jim, sounds like something fishy to me. The thing that sounds like the problem is the upper strut cushions or the contol arm bushings. If they used subpar parts, then I can see how in 5 months they would be bad again. We offer a 12/month no milage warranty...

Volvo Repair: 2005 Volvo XC90 Seat Belt Tension, 2005 volvo xc90, volvo xc90
2005 volvo xc90, volvo xc90, sanity check: Blair, Well, the vehicle is still under warranty if it has less than 50,00 miles so if the dealer wont help then Volvo Tech services needs to get involved. If they think its not repairable then at least you made an attempt to find the answer. To me, that...

Volvo Repair: 740 overdrive, volvo owner, solonoid
volvo owner, solonoid, gear shift: I am not able to do that on this site. Why do you want to bypass the relay? THere is only one wire that goes down to the solonoid. You can access the wire by removing the cover to the gear shift but the easier way to bypass the solonoid completely is to...

Volvo Repair: 85 Volvo 240 DL Transmission, volvo 240 dl, salvage yard
volvo 240 dl, salvage yard, volvo 240: Amberlynn, Well, To be honest, I wouldnt let any of those Transmission joints rebuild your transmission. They will mess it up and it will never be right. I recommend either a salvage yard trans that comes with a warranty or a Volvo remanufactured trans but...

Volvo Repair: '89 240DL 4dr air conditioning, r134a freon, sorry for the confusion
r134a freon, sorry for the confusion, stump puller: Will, sounds like its over charged. That system holds a little under 2 lbs. Operating pressure at 2000 RPM should only be 28 psi. at idle 42 should be where you need to be. 900 is way too high for that compressor. I just did one the other day and the...

Volvo Repair: '89 Volvo 740 GLE Leaking Coolant and Overheating...HELP!, volvo 740 gle, antifreeze coolant
volvo 740 gle, antifreeze coolant, peak antifreeze: Haidee, It all depends on where its coming from. It can be the waterpump, it can be the radiator, etc. Radiator is easy but I wouldnt attempt the waterpump. Its hard to say what it is without looking at the car. Look at the fan area and pour the water...

Volvo Repair: 91 240 volvo, nervouse, lambda
nervouse, lambda, volvo: Liz, dont be nervous about driving the car. If its running fine, there is no need to worry. Most 240 check engine lights are stupid. I wrote you back. I guess you never got it. A 1-2-3 is a Lambda code which is an emmissions code. I would be concerned...

Volvo Repair: 93 940 idle wavers 550-650 up and down, car dies, vacuum leaks, mass sensor
vacuum leaks, mass sensor, dyno test: Glenn, no wonder none of this made any sense. You have a Regina rex fuel system. Whats most likely is happening is the fuel pump is starting to go. Common issue on these stupid fuel systems. I would have that pump checked. Its the only pump and its in...

Volvo Repair: 97, Volvo V70 2.4/ 20 valve not turbo S/W, volvo v70, piston rods
volvo v70, piston rods, head gasket: Ters, I have seen when you have this kind of hit, the piston rods somehow get rattled and spin the bearings. I have seen it fly out the side of the block while inspecting a car for damage. What would you want to put a Jap engine in a Volvo? Thats ridiculous....

Volvo Repair: 98 S-70 Volvo, clutch plate, genuine volvo
clutch plate, genuine volvo, line answer: Jerry, if you were to attempt this, the compressor has to come down at an angle that you can acess the clutch. In this case, the 2 front bolts holding the engine frame has to come down. Like I said, this isnt something that I think you should leave to a Volvo...

Volvo Repair: air condition, trip to florida, air condition
trip to florida, air condition, deceleration: Wes, Mechanic that wanted to replace the entire system? He must be looking for a huge ticket. What I have seen on these is the clutch on the compressor needs to be reshimmed. If you are in Florida now, depending where you are, I can take a look for you....

Volvo Repair: Changing transmition fluid, volvo dealers, volvo s70
volvo dealers, volvo s70, 1998 volvo s70: Saul, if the car fluid was being changed every 20,000 miles like it used to be, then there is no problem. Since its brown and has that many miles, I agree with the 1 dealer. Put it this way, I did this on a higher milage car, and 20 miles later the transmission...

Volvo Repair: Check Engine LIght - Starts HARD when cold, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp
fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp, cold question: Warren, a 1-1-1 is all clear. No codes on that side. a 1-4-3 is an emmissions code. Would have to look up code to know exactly what it is. If it flashed, you did something wrong. Read it again and hold it in for 10 seconds until you get a steady light,...

Volvo Repair: Convertible top, joe schmoe, volvo dealer
joe schmoe, volvo dealer, microswitches: Yvette, I run into problems with these cars all the time. There is most likely a problem with one of the microswitches or potientiometer. It also will need to be recalibrated. I suggest taking it to the closest Volvo dealer. Joe schmoe s garage will never...

Volvo Repair: Cooling System on a 94 Volvo 940 4 Door Sedan, electric cooling fan, radiator hose
electric cooling fan, radiator hose, volvo 940: Bill, Follow the top radiator hose to the cylinder head and you cant miss it. There is a sensor that goes into the radiator then controlled by a relay. Diagrams are available through the dealer or On Ebay. I bought one for my car on CD as a backup. Great...

Volvo Repair: a/c blowing hot air 1998 volvo v70 200000km, 1998 volvo v70, volvo v70
1998 volvo v70, volvo v70, rear caliper: Kevin, mechanic should have replaced the rotors as well. As far as A/C, how is the freon level? That is the first thing to check. These cars are known for Evaporators leaking. Its an expensive job to fix. check freon levels first then try the tapping....

Volvo Repair: Door open chime will not stop...., check fuse, volvo 940
check fuse, volvo 940, horrible noise: Mike, Remove the ashtray assembly. Remove the cover for the lighter. Remove the 2 screws and take that tray out. Now look for the big blue chime relay and pull it out. Check fuse 5 again and see if its blown. You can either get a new chime relay or leave...

Volvo Repair: diagnostic code 1-3-3 on "2", 1-1-1 on "6", volvo 240dl, diagnostic code
volvo 240dl, diagnostic code, position switch: Chris, I dont have the code book here but it does sound like a Throtle switch. You may also have a air mass meter issue. The easiest way is to take the throtle off, clean it thoroughly and then see if the switch clicks. Do that and then we can go further....

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240, tear down
Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240, tear down

Volvo Repair: 1995 - 940 turbo sedan - White Smoke coming from tail pipe, master cylinder, vapors
Volvo Repair: 1995 - 940 turbo sedan - White Smoke coming from tail pipe, master cylinder, vapors

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6: DSTC stays on, Engine Mount, engine squeal, dexron iii, s80 t6
Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6: DSTC stays on, Engine Mount, engine squeal, dexron iii, s80 t6, dexron vi

Volvo Repair: 740 overdrive, 740 gle, fuse box
Volvo Repair: 740 overdrive, 740 gle, fuse box, overdrive

Volvo Repair: Door open chime will not stop...., negative battery cable, blamo
Volvo Repair: Door open chime will not stop...., negative battery cable, blamo, fuse

Volvo Repair: Rattle from underneath the car, srewdriver, squeek
Volvo Repair: Rattle from underneath the car, srewdriver, squeek, rear suspension

Volvo Repair: S60 Volvo idle vibration, volvo product, steering wheel
Volvo Repair: S60 Volvo idle vibration, volvo product, steering wheel, motor mounts

Volvo Repair: Ignition Switch, torx screws, electrical portion
torx screws, electrical portion, connector assembly: William, There is a 3mm screw that holds the lever in. Remove that and the lever comes out. There should be 3 25 torx screws that holds the bottom cover. If this one has the top cover and ne screws are showing then you need a long 15mm torx to get to the...

Volvo Repair: idle speed, air fuel mixture, chilton manual
air fuel mixture, chilton manual, vacuum leak: Alex, throw Chiltons in the garbage or use it as toilet paper. There are a few issues that can be with the old Mechanical injection. The idle screw is a black knob under the intake by the throtle body. The idle speed motor may also be an issue or the controller....

Volvo Repair: lights intermitant flashing on dashboard, volvo dealer, fuel injectors
volvo dealer, fuel injectors, spark plugs: i dont know what to tell you i need to know what fault code is for the check engine before i can help you i change one time in last 9 years i work for volvo dealer never replaced injector that was bad on 1998 s70.you have different problem how many miles...

Volvo Repair: Rattle from underneath the car, v70 glt, wheel wells
v70 glt, wheel wells, rattling sound: Darcy, Im with the dealer, If I dont hear it, I cant help you either. This is one of those things that is not a common thing that I can say oh yeah, thats the so and so part doing that Sorry, but this one needs to be further investigated by a Volvo shop...

Volvo Repair: Replacing Brake Pads, caliper piston, replacing brake pads
caliper piston, replacing brake pads, channel lock pliers: Greg, because there are pins holding the clip and the pads in. Use the pliers to spread the pads out, punch the pins and clip out, take pads out, clean the shims, Apply brake pastes, Use pry bar to push in caliper piston until flush. Put pads in. Seat them...

Volvo Repair: S60 Volvo idle vibration, saab specialists, volvo saab
saab specialists, volvo saab, s60 volvo: Pete, first of all the idle is too low. should normally be at 800-900. Does it change at all when the compressor is engaged? If the Dealer cannot solve this problem. they MUST get Volvo tech services involved. Im assuming its still under warranty. If they...

Volvo Repair: Turbos, mosquito fogger, volvo dealership
mosquito fogger, volvo dealership, neighborhood shops: Michael, Get your car out of Joe s Garage. You would know when I turbo goes bad. It would be like a Mosquito fogger coming out of the exhaust. You would have to add a lot of extra oil to damage that. I agree with the dealer, they hardly ever go bad. Not...

Volvo Repair: Turbos, volvo s80, oil test
volvo s80, oil test, blowing smoke: you have to take it to Volvo dealer turbo don t go bad so much but at times they go bad maybe you have to much oil check first your dipstick for engine oil check the level maybe you have above max if you have drain oil fill it up with 6.5 quarts of...

Volvo Repair: temerature sensor trouble 98 v70 awd turbo, coolant level, genuine volvo
coolant level, genuine volvo, turbo car: Mike, yes, you could be having a misreading on the gauge. The temp sensor is on the thermostat housing. Buy a genuine Volvo Sensor. Anything else will lead to check engine lights and other faults that you dont want to deal with. Trust me, we have tried...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 2001 V70 Driver Window Switch Panel, damp weather, window switch
damp weather, window switch, switch panel: Jay, it may be in the wiring harness itself but I havent seen any of these switch packs go bad on the 2000-up cars yet. If you can remove the panel and inspect the wiring, you may be able to locate a bad wire. Personally I would let a Volvo shop take a look...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 740 GLE wagon 3rd gear downshift stuck, volvo 740 gle, electronic circuit boards
volvo 740 gle, electronic circuit boards, cigarette lighter: Lucia, there really is no way to check it unless you know electronic circuit boards. You can check the fuse for the overdrive first and see if its okay. I would just replace the relay. Its a common problem. Remove the ashtray assembly, remove the cover...

Volvo Repair: Volvo Electric Problem, volvo dealer, battery doors
volvo dealer, battery doors, fuse box: Kelvin, Sears? They cant even fix Lawn Mowers. Anyway, Obviously there is a draw somewhere. There is an issue withe the positive cable that run from the battery to the fuse box but that is for a different system. If you have a good test light, you can...

Volvo Repair: volvo 242 cassette radio.., replacement belts, volvo 242
replacement belts, volvo 242, cassette radio: Thomas, You are the first person that ever asked me this one, and to be quite honest, I have no idea. Volvo will only sell the radio, if they can even get it anymore. The only place that I can think of would be an electronics shop. Other than that, I have...

Volvo Repair: volvo 940 turbo 1994 120k, volvo service, volvo 940
volvo service, volvo 940, speed motor: George, When the car is started normally and you drive the car, does it have any problem braking? Any pedal fade? From what you are describing, it sounds like the hose from the intake to the booster may be collapsed or the actual booster is starting to go....

Volvo Repair: Want to Buy a Used Volvo, heather heather, volvo repair
heather heather, volvo repair, volvo owners: Heather, The only shop that I have listed other than the dealer is Hirsch Foreign but I could swear they are a recycling yard. Give them a call at 800-544-4517. As far as good reliable Volvos and my personal Favorite is the 240. If you can find a 93 240...

Volvo Repair: 04.5 s 40 air funk, cabin filter, u da man
cabin filter, u da man, man thanks: Mike, remove the passenger foot panel and its right there. Pull the cover down. The filter will be there. No you cant clean it. get a new one. You can try Frigi fresh. That helps for a while. The only thing else would be an Evap cleaning/replacement...

Volvo Repair: 1984 Volvo 240 DL 138,000 miles, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, check valve: George, you didnt need my help on this one. Seems like you hit it right on the nose. I would have him check the fuel pressure just to make sure and see if the pressure drops right away when you shut off the car. That is a sure sign that the check valve...

Volvo Repair: 1989 740 sedan, irv gordon, p1800
irv gordon, p1800, old cars: Chelsea, there is nothing wrong with that engine. Those are hard to kill. Keep the oil changed and service it regularly and you will have trouble free driving. Who did you hear this information from? The trans will go out before that engine. I have cars...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 760 GLE, volvo 760 gle, bulb failure
volvo 760 gle, bulb failure, fuel gauge: Bill, should be the black one towards the right. If its stuck, tapping it sometimes gets it going again. As far as the fuel gauge. Start the car and tap the glass at the fuel gauge. If it works, then this is a common issue with the 700 series. If that...

Volvo Repair: 1990 740gl volvo will not start, fuel pressure regulator, injector pulse
fuel pressure regulator, injector pulse, fuel injector: Will, check to see if fuel pump system relay is clicking. Its behind the ashtray assembly. White relay on the left. Turn the car over and put your hand on the relay. If you hear the pump running but there is no injector pulse, then the car will not run...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740GL AC replacement, condensor, c oil
condensor, c oil, o rings: Jon, Its like this. You can find junk online for less and later on replace the part again or pay a little more and get quality stuff that will last a while. A compressor for your car should be around $350 and the condensor about 150. Labor should be about...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 GL, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose, bell housing: Gary, good start but it sounds like its more than that. Check to see if any fuel is coming out of the fuel pressure regulator. Disconnect the vacuum hose and try to start it. If any fuel comes out, replace the reg. It may be cap and rotor and wires etc....

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 940 front bumper, word explosion, 1993 volvo 940
word explosion, 1993 volvo 940, volvo 940: David, Unfortunately its almost impossible to push that back in. Its under high pressure. There is another small 10 mm nut that is holding that shock in. remove that and the shock will come out. Either biu a new shock or get one from the salvage yard....

Volvo Repair: 1998 S-70 volvo, s 70, compressors
s 70, compressors, volvo: Jerry, Most places are pretty good when you give them the year, model, etc. You can try the part number but like I said, the compressors are usually in the system. Just dont buy a remanufactured unit. You will be disappointed when you have to change it...

Volvo Repair: 1998 XC70 scheduled service, tensioner pulley, timing belts
tensioner pulley, timing belts, cabin filter: Angie, Timing belts are a must Every 70K miles. We use a kit that has the tensioner, Idler pulley and tensioner pulley included in the kit. All those pieces should be changed if they werent changed at the 140K service. Tell your husband, Thats why Toyotas...

Volvo Repair: 2004 S80 Brakes, zimmerman rotors, ebay
zimmerman rotors, ebay, auto parts store: Rick, If you are selling the car, just put pads on the thing. Its pretty cut and dry. Two 7mm allen bolts hold the caliper in and then 2 15mm bolts hold the caliper brackett. You need to remove the brackett to remove the rotor. Some s80 s have a locating...

Volvo Repair: 2004 Volvo S80, extended warranty company, volvo dealer
extended warranty company, volvo dealer, volvo s80: Helena, better get the Tylenol out. S80 s are nothing but headaches. I suggest having the car towed to a Volvo dealer. Im sure the warranty company will comply. About the Honda, Yes. Cant go wrong in one of those. Vintage Volvos Yes. Newer Volvos, Not...

Volvo Repair: 850 steering wheel replacement, center bolt, meaty portion
center bolt, meaty portion, steering wheel: Wallie, All Haynes is good for is Toilet paper for birds. Anyway, You need a torx 27 to remove the Airbag. Turn the wheel to the side. There is an access hole on the meaty portion of the wheel. Do this on both sides. Remove the bag slowly and unclip the...

Volvo Repair: 850 T5 stalled!, fuel pump relay, fuel pumps
fuel pump relay, fuel pumps, cam sensor: Jim, Ah the ol clogged fuel filter theory. I have NEVER seen a Volvo fuel filter get clogged. It just doesnt happen. Fuel pumps are usually the culprits on these cars but it may be a cam sensor issue. I have seen pump relays fail but not very often on...

Volvo Repair: 91 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon AC issue and Central Lock issue, vacuum servo, volvo 940
vacuum servo, volvo 940, turbo wagon: Jason, These cars are prone to this stuff. Its the recirc vacuum servo that is usually the culprit. Real fun to replace that thing too. As far as the lock, I would pull the panel off and see if there is anything bent or stuck. If you are not comfortable...

Volvo Repair: 93 940 Regina F/I surgy idle sticks high and cuts-out, fuel pressure regulator, air control valve
fuel pressure regulator, air control valve, coolant temp: Glenn, It may be the coolant temp sensor but to me its that sticky air control valve. There is nothing to clean. either it works or it doesnt. You can try direct power to the valve to see if its working. I like to use test leads and the vehicles battery....

Volvo Repair: 94 850 gt, belt pulley, timing belts
belt pulley, timing belts, belt tensioner: Greg, nothing beats a 240 as far as reliability. You should have kept the 240, that one was still new at 400,000. The 850 is a great car but has its issues. Mainly Air conditioning Evaporators. Labor intensive and about 1000 bucks to repair. Brakes were...

Volvo Repair: 95 740 turn off service light, turn the key, push button
turn the key, push button, thanks for your help: There is no such car. 95 850?? if its an 850 procedure is #7, push button 4 times, wait for light to go out, hit button once, wait for light to go out, the push 5 times, wait for light to go out, then hit one more time and wait for light to flash fast. ...

Volvo Repair: S60 performance, pressure sensor, fuel pressure
Volvo Repair: S60 performance, pressure sensor, fuel pressure, warranty

Volvo Repair: flashing transmission arrow on dashboard, model volvo, scan tool
model volvo, scan tool, dashboard: what model volvo do you have ? but any way i give you answer like this you need to scan the car first with scan tool for fault codes in transmission the arrow is coming on to tell you something is going to be bad or there is defect in transmission and...

Volvo Repair: Grey Smoke, check oil level, headgasket
check oil level, headgasket, gas tank: Zach, It can be a number of things. Check oil level. It may be overfull. It also may be a headgasket. The no start issue may be a fuel issue. Check all the rubber turbo hoses for holes. Anything else would have to be checked out by a Volvo shop. Roge...

Volvo Repair: manufacture date 08/99 V70 Wagon, joe schmoe, new haven ct
joe schmoe, new haven ct, volvo dealer: Liz, Yes. Go with the dealer. You will thank me later. I have seen too many botched jobs from Joe schmoes that think they know what they are doing and wind up bending the valves because they did not know how to do a timing belt and thought they did. Stick...

Volvo Repair: Power window relay problem (?), window switch, volvos
window switch, volvos, costs money: Martyn, Its possible that its a relay but I have seen the master window switch be the culprit. With anything on these newer Volvos, everything costs money so the word cheap is non-existant. Believe it or not, the car would need to be scanned to see what...

Volvo Repair: S60 performance, s60 t5, service rep
s60 t5, service rep, pitstop: Jeremy, thats an interesting one. Car is under warranty so I think the dealer needs to call the service rep to help on this one. I cant say that I have seen this one yet but just to be sure, I would check all the turbo hoses to see if there arent any holes...

Volvo Repair: Temperature, volvo s40, water pump
volvo s40, water pump, thermostat: Weinert, Tell your friend to read more books on auto repair. This sounds like a ECT sensor issue. I live in Florida and those sensors are always going bad on those cars. You may also have a sticky thermostat. That should be done when the sensor is changed...

Volvo Repair: transmission failure 2001 s80 T6, transmission fluid change, transmission failure
transmission fluid change, transmission failure, catalytic converter: Karen, ALl the time. These cars are nothing but headaches. Do not put that kind of money into that car. Its not even worth that. Volvo will never admit problems like that especially in a car that has 163000 miles. Consider yourself lucky. Those cars were...

Volvo Repair: V70-2000 reart wiper motor, 20f, fuses
20f, fuses, linkage: Denis, thats what happens when you use things. They wear out. It sounds like the motor is toast but there may be a problem in the linkage. You need to remove the panel to access it. I suggest a Volvo shop for this one. $$$ is what happens when you have...

Volvo Repair: V70 XC Rear Wheel "Noise", rear wheels, awd
rear wheels, awd, bearings: Rich, save yourself a headache and just walk away from that deal. If you are going to get a V70, get the normal one without AWD. You will thank me later. My opinion on the noise is it can be a number of things and without looking at it and hearing the noise,...

Volvo Repair: Volvo replacement airbags covered under warranty?, independent volvo, side airbag
independent volvo, side airbag, safety reasons: Melissa, That is way too expensive and they are trying to rip you off. I would get a second opinion from a independent Volvo shop. Airbags are covered only until the manufactures warranty is up. They need to be inspected every 10 years but if there are...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 240 randomly stalls, engine wiring harness, volvo 240
engine wiring harness, volvo 240, fishing expedition: James, on the older 240 s, the engine wiring harness is usually the culprit but just like any diagnostic issue, I would have to do a few tests on the car to see whats going on. May be a number of things. I recommend a Volvo shop to help you out. Roger ...

Volvo Repair: 1989 240 volvo, volvo dealer, volvo 240
volvo dealer, volvo 240, power stage: Mark, there are many things that can be bad. you have 2 other things beside the computer that can be bad. 1 is the speed sensor and the other is the ignition power stage. Theres the Volvo dealer in Dallas and there are 2 places in fort worth that has parts....

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850--AC not performing properly, volvo specialist, volvo 850
volvo specialist, volvo 850, specialist shop: Bob, talk about getting Raped. It sounds like a crock to me. An Evaporator job is no more than $1000 because it is labor intensive. What needs to be fixed on your car is that the clutch needs to be rehimmed. Over the years the gap separates. Find a Volvo...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo Suspension Repairs, sway bar links, inner tie rod
sway bar links, inner tie rod, rear sway bar: Gene, personally, I would trade it in as is. The 99 S80 is by far the worst car Volvo ever put out. Those parts arent cheap but the estimate is way too high. An independent Volvo shop like the one I work at is better to deal with. Good luck. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 XC, v70 xc, volvo wagon
v70 xc, volvo wagon, trustworthy source: Anne, you will thank me later. STAY AWAY from anything All wheel drive. You are asking for lots of things to break and cost lots of money to repair. If you want to buy a Volvo Wagon get a non all-wheel drive V70. Also stay away from any S80 model. Hope...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S80 non-turbo-Electrical, independent volvo, battery cables
independent volvo, battery cables, message light: Kathleen, talk about some stupid advice. He created a major mess and now you have to go there to have the controller reprogrammed. Alarm system required is that. In translation it means hey my siren is bad, please replace me. What a moron. I have never...

Volvo Repair: 2005 S80 AWD, diy project, homelink
diy project, homelink, software changes: Steven, anything on these cars require downloads. The homelink definately needs a program download. Dealer. If its prewired in will be in the trunk comparments on either the left or right side. Not sure about the download for the changer. I would call...

Volvo Repair: 850 volvo transmission, volvo transmission, transmission unit
volvo transmission, transmission unit, oil changes: you will need transmission unit you can rebuild it but i don t recommend that you rebuild just replace it with used one or new i can ship you new one for around $3000 or i can get you used transmission with 1 year labor and parts warranty for $1800 im...

Volvo Repair: 89 240 volvo, fuel pump relay, crank sensor
fuel pump relay, crank sensor, fuse panel: Mike, I wish there was a test for the power stage. Injector pulse and spark thats about it. As far as the relay, They are dated. If it says 89 on it, Replace it. Fuel pump is a gamble. One day it can work and dies the next. If its noisy then you know...

Volvo Repair: 99 s80 nonturbo t-belt timing marks on crank, crank pulley, oil pump housing
crank pulley, oil pump housing, oil pump: Hal, its there. Very hard to see. Its on the crank pulley. Line the line up with the line on the oil pump housing. Best thing is to just set the car up before taking the belt off. Cam marks will be on the top cover at the 12 oclock position. Roge...

Volvo Repair: Battery Problem - 2002 XC70, schmoes, battery problem
schmoes, battery problem, battery voltage: Tim, if its a Volvo battery, even though it test fine, get a new one. They suck. There may be a draw somewhere in the system. May be a voltage regulator on the alternator. There was a bulletin on it. Have it check out by a real Volvo shop or dealer. ...

Volvo Repair: dash lights, side tabs, dash lights
side tabs, dash lights, dash pad: Mark, radio lights might not be serviceable on that one. Push in the side tabs on the radio and remove it. If its serviceable, you will see sockets to take out and replace the bulbs, if not, then its inside the radio. Dash lights should be left to a Volvo...

Volvo Repair: Electrical Problems with my V70, window mechanisms, lighting circuit
window mechanisms, lighting circuit, direction problem: Jorge problem 1 , turn the key back a little and see if the lights turn on. If they do, replace the electrical portion of the ignition switch. Problem 2. Replace the master switch assembly on drivers door. Common problem with these cars. I would try that...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 240 randomly stalls, bump, unleaded petrol
Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 240 randomly stalls, bump, unleaded petrol, inlet manifold

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850--AC not performing properly, snow flake, control switch
Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850--AC not performing properly, snow flake, control switch, freon

Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 XC, awd, blue book
Volvo Repair: 1999 v70 XC, awd, blue book, shocks

Volvo Repair: Battery Problem - 2002 XC70, extreme weather conditions, charge regulator
Volvo Repair: Battery Problem - 2002 XC70, extreme weather conditions, charge regulator, high humidity

Volvo Repair: S60 smoking, oil trap, intake manifold
Volvo Repair: S60 smoking, oil trap, intake manifold

Volvo Repair: M46 Overdrive, type solenoid, overdrive switch
type solenoid, overdrive switch, dash light: Adam, okay, now its a little clearer. You should be able to hear it with the car in 4th gear, with it not running and just turn the key to on position and push the button. You can hear is go click, its not super loud but you can hear it. Also check the...

Volvo Repair: Replaced Deplored Airbags & Sensor, volvo dealer, volvo glt
volvo dealer, volvo glt, volvo: you have to go to volvo dealer to turn the light off there is special tool to turn in off for srs, but is possible you still have problem until you try to cancel the light if it comes back right away than you have still problem .i hope this helped you...

Volvo Repair: S60 smoking, nicorette gum, flame trap
nicorette gum, flame trap, s60 t5: Clay, Got to give it some nicorette gum to make it stop Smoking. HaHA. Anyway, I have seen this where the car is overfilled with oil, or a Turbo failure, but to be honest, I have never had to replace a Turbo on a S60. I have also never had a clogged flame...

Volvo Repair: S70 Air conditioning, refrigerant, sniffer
refrigerant, sniffer, psi: Nathan, The system hold 1.63 lbs of refirgerant and its very picky. at 2000 rpm your PSI should be at about 28-30 PSI. At rest at around 40-42. You should be doing this from the low side port. You may be experiecing at clutch that needs reshimming. Common...

Volvo Repair: Timing belt, idler pully, cheap insurance
idler pully, cheap insurance, timing belt: replace timing belt and tensioner the tensioner brakes before belt you don t need idler pully if is not bad watter pump you don t have to change but is recommendable you can do it it will safe you labor money in future if it goes bad .stay only with original...

Volvo Repair: Volvo s60's Headlights, volvo dealer, volvo s60
volvo dealer, volvo s60, time america: you cant turn the lights they automatic day time running lights it for the safety so your car can be seen better at day or night you can reprogram the computer so they can be off by volvo dealer for a fee around $100 parts and labor but the law in Europe...

Volvo Repair: volvo 240 intermittent popping, flame trap, platinum plugs
flame trap, platinum plugs, volvo 240: Mark, Platinum plugs are good but not for that car. Put some Bosch Super DC plus in there. I may be an air mass meter issue also. Check timing also. There can be other issues as well but test would have to be run. Keep that car. Its the Best Volvo ever...

Volvo Repair: volvo 850 turbo battery drain, volvo 850, battery drain
volvo 850, battery drain, instrument cluster: Rolando, I forgo one thing that happens also so you can try it. see if the glove box is slightly opened and causing the switch to stay on. That has been a draw issue as well. Also disconnect the relay at the air pump and see if that stops the draw. Those...

Volvo Repair: volvo S60 turbo 2001 fwd, volvo dealer, volvo s60
volvo dealer, volvo s60, key reader: barba, Of course that mechanic isnt going to know anything about that. There is a issue with the key or key reader which is also called the immobilizer. There is a battery in the key and since its 7 years old, the battery is starting to get weak. This is...

Volvo Repair: can I do it?, competent mechanic, crank sensor
competent mechanic, crank sensor, cabin filter: Philip, The major services on these cars are spaced out. The 105k is the important one with the Timing belt and tensioner. I would leave that one to a Volvo Shop or dealer. A 90k on those is simple and you can do other things that we normally recommend...

Volvo Repair: 100,000 m maintenance on XC90, volvo dealer, 2004 xc90
volvo dealer, 2004 xc90, itea: Ingrid, No thats not reasonable at all. It is true the Timing belt needs to be done but its at the 105K service. Im assuming this is the Volvo dealer. you should worry about the fuel pump only when it fails. No need to change it if its working fine. The...

Volvo Repair: 1986 Volvo 240DL instrument cluster, instrument clusters, volvo 240dl
instrument clusters, volvo 240dl, instrument cluster: Rick, I do custom clusters as well as refurbish and sell clusters. Normal custom clusters are about $100.00. I can look at your cluster and give you an estimate. Im pretty sure I have an 86 cluster around here. Send me your email and I will contact you....

Volvo Repair: 1988 Volvo 760 Turbo, volvo 760, great car
volvo 760, great car, ashtray: Fayel, try turning the dimmer knob to the right first. It happens all the time. Or if this one has the dimmer slide, move it all the way up. If none of these work let me know. The fuses are either on the side when you open the drivers door, or behind the...

Volvo Repair: 1989 Volvo 760 injection problem, volvo 760, oil consumption
volvo 760, oil consumption, fuel consumption: Dusan, try this simple trick. If you know what the idle speed motor is then start the car and hit that idle motor with a hammer and see if anything changes. That is the usual culprit on those engines. It may be an air mass meter issue as well. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1989 volvo 760 turbo, fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760
fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760, transmission issues: Jose, check the fuel pressure regulator. If its leaking fuel from the vacuum port, then there is the problem. There may be other issues but tests would have to be made. Back off the kickdown cable for the transmission and see if that helps any. If not,...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 DL, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, 1990 volvo 240: Sandra, I dont recommend you trying to fix this on your own. There can be a leak in the system, the compressor can be weak. There are a lot of things that can be wrong and without inspecting it, I would be just guessing what the problem is. Most of the...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 Regina System Dies, regina system, volvo 740
regina system, volvo 740, pressure test: Kenny, These fuel systems are temperamental. I have seen this. sounds like a fuel pump. Not sure how you replaced an AMM on A regina system though. I would do a fuel pressure test to see where its running at. Low idle is a ECU issue. There was a software...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 760 GLE 6-cyl fuel inj., volvo 760 gle, bosch jetronic
volvo 760 gle, bosch jetronic, coolant temp: Norman, its pretty much a basic injection system with a computer that controls the amount of fuel and pulse per injector. It has a cold start valve and an coolant temp sensor that measures the amount of fuel for cold and warm starts. Haynes is good for starting...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo 240DL, hold button, posion
hold button, posion, air mass: Mark, sounds like an air mass meter. There is a diag port on the drivers firewall. Turn key on, Put pin in pos 2. Hold button for 10 seconds. Count the flashes. Example; 1-2-1, then hold button again for 5 seconds and read next code. do this until the...

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 power loss at higher revs, volvo specialist, oxygen sensors
volvo specialist, oxygen sensors, volvo 850: Michael, how can you not have a MAF? That makes no sense even with Autralian Specs. It may be a throtle sensor that is not reading properly. Its possible that it may be a transmission issue as well. Its hard to say really without seeing the car. I would...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 850 turbo wagon, volvo 850 turbo wagon, coolant levels
volvo 850 turbo wagon, coolant levels, coolant level: Lori, that sensor takes a whole 2 minutes to replace. Pull up on the resevoir and your will see the sensor underneath the bottle. The rest is pretty easy. Pop the old one out and put a new one in. The only book that I like is Bentley s. The rest are toilet...

Volvo Repair: 1997 volvo 850 wagon, volvo 850 wagon, volvo 850
volvo 850 wagon, volvo 850, fuel pump: Tom, I have seen fuel pump issues with these cars that sound like what you are experiencing. I have also seen bad cam sensors do the same thing and not register any Check engine lights or codes. Have him check the fuel pump and the relay just to be safe....

Volvo Repair: 2000 S70 headlight motor removal, side marker, headlight assembly
side marker, headlight assembly, wiper arm: Tony, The arm is easy. Flip the cover and remove the nut and the arm comes off. The motor itself is not as fun. It would be easier to get to if you took the headlight assembly out. Remove the 3 bolts holding the assembly in and also remove the side marker...

Volvo Repair: 2000 s80 chasing a front clunk / rattle, control arm bushings, sway bar links
control arm bushings, sway bar links, lower control arm bushings: Dave, you are right, I dont like them but they make my paycheck so I put up with them. Im assuming by what you mean by spring seats, is the upper strut cushion. That is the usual culprit for that kind of noise. The control arm bushings are a bear to do...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6 Exhaust Stinks, volvo s80 t6, head gasket leak
volvo s80 t6, head gasket leak, 2000 volvo s80 t6: Scott, Most likely thats what it is. There are cat problems with those car but people never fix them because of the expense. They just live with the smell. The idling rough can be anumber of things from turbo hoses and other coils that are bad. There may...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S80 T6 Timing Belt, volvo s80 t6, timing belt tensioner
volvo s80 t6, timing belt tensioner, 2000 volvo s80 t6: Nick, that belt should have been done at the 105k service. You are on Borrowed time if you dont change that not. The water pump only needs to be replaced if its leaking but some people elect to have it done because everything has to come apart anyway. Regular...

Volvo Repair: 2001 XC70 Keyless entry, keyless entry system, rear view mirror
keyless entry system, rear view mirror, new cars: John, New mirror will need to have software download or at least a scan to see whats going on. These new cars arent like the old ones where you just swap parts. EVERYTHING is a stinking download or a scan to see whats going. Put your old mirror back on...

Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S60 - Right Front Door Electrical Problem, volvo s60, 2002 volvo s60
volvo s60, 2002 volvo s60, troubleshooting suggestions: DAle, Unfortunately I cannot provide any information about it. Its all on the computer at the shop. I can honestly say I havent seen this one yet. I can either try to look it up when I have a chance or Have a Volvo shop scan it for you to determine whats...

Volvo Repair: 2002 v70 2.4t turns signal issue, maria wilson, electrical portion
maria wilson, electrical portion, joes garage: Maria, it does sound like the module or the electrical portion of the ignition switch. I dont recommend trying to replace it yourself. Spend the money and go to the dealer or Volvo shop. Joes garage has no idea what to do on these newer Volvos. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 2003 Volvo S40 Won't Idle, 2003 volvo s40, volvo s40
2003 volvo s40, volvo s40, starter relay: Scott, what I have seen on the S40 s and S60 s is a bad starter relay. When you mean doesnt start, Im assuming you mean the start motor will not engage. Is this correct or will the car crank and just not run? Need to be a little more specific. Is the check...

Volvo Repair: 311-Vehicle speed signal missing, engine wiring harness, coolant temp
engine wiring harness, coolant temp, fuel pump relay: Pat, There is no relevance on that. are you sure its not a 113 code? If it is, then the ECU is the culprit. It may be an engine wiring harness issue also. You are chasing a ghost. Its one of those things that I would have to look at in person to determine...

Volvo Repair: 3rd row seat, v70 awd, volvo wagon
v70 awd, volvo wagon, donor car: Josh, if all the hardware is there on the donor car then no problem. 3rd seats are options and sometimes dealer installed options. To be honest Josh, stay away from the AWD models. You will thank me later. If you want a wagon, get a normal V70 non AWD....

Volvo Repair: # 4 fuse no power 91 volvo 240, lean mixture, amp fuse
lean mixture, amp fuse, volvo 240: Pat, Now we are getting somewhere. Replace the Speed sensor. Its on top of the bell housing. That should fix it. Its about 40 bucks. if you look at it and its all chaffed, then its definately the issue. Did you check the fuel pressure regulator and airmass...

Volvo Repair: 850 GLT Volvo, radio shop, new radio
radio shop, new radio, rear deck: Angela, that silver connector would be for the CD changer. There may be an issue with the rear channel on the radio. I would buy a new radio. It may be best to take it to a Volvo shop or radio shop for some help. Hard to say without checking it out. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 93 Volvo 240 Camshaft oil seal, crank pulley, volvo tools
crank pulley, volvo tools, volvo 240: Steve, pretty straight forward stuff but if you are going to do 1, do them all. There are 2 volvo tools that will help the job go faster. The cam seal tool and the crank seal tool. If the timing belt hasnt been replaced, it would be a good idea to change...

Volvo Repair: 97 850 glt 2.4 turbo, torx screws, cabin filter
torx screws, cabin filter, o2 sensor: Larry, wouldnt know what the check engine light is until a scan is performed. Its possible. 02 s go bad on those all the time. Cabin filter(IF EQUIPPED) will be in the engine by under the passenger wiper cowl area. Remove 2 25 torx screws and pull up on...

Volvo Repair: 99 S70 Sedan, dash board, cd radio
dash board, cd radio, doesnt work: Michael, call the dealers part department and they can give you the code with the radio serial number and vehicle VIN. The dash may be the issue but I would have the front end checked. Its most likely the upper strut cushions. Common failure on these. ...

Volvo Repair: 99 volvo v70, volvo v70, reliable cars
volvo v70, reliable cars, repair knowledge: Dave, as long as its not the AWD then they arent too bad. Stupid stuff goes bad and door panels and such are a joke. A/C evaporators are another issue. Normal servicing and timing belt services are a must. Front U-joint? Dont you mean CV? Forget the...

Volvo Repair: ABS light on 1993 940, wheel sensors, haynes manual
wheel sensors, haynes manual, 9 times out of 10: Henry, Haynes is good for one thing. Toilet paper. 2 things that can be an issue on those. The relays are 1. I have seen those fail. They are located under the cover of the ABB pump. The second thing is the front wheel sensors. You can take them out...

Volvo Repair: A/C cuts out with acceleration and fuel leak, compressor clutches, volvo safety
compressor clutches, volvo safety, volvo dealer: Michael, Sounds like that guy was just feeding you a line of bull. Check A/C pressures. Does it cycle? We have seen compressor clutches that need to be reshimed because over the years it gets worn out. The repair is to reshim the clutch but if your compressor...

Volvo Repair: Cutting out and grey smoke, head gasket, lol thanks
head gasket, lol thanks, volvo 940: Ursula, Well, you can check all the turbo hoses. That would cause a stall, but what I would start off with is cleaning the throtle body with carb cleaner. Usually that clears this problem up but there are so many different things that can be wrong. I want...

Volvo Repair: a/c problem on 940 volvo wagon, volvo wagon, volvo 940
volvo wagon, volvo 940, compressor life: Joe, where are you in Florida? It may be a compressor issue but its hard to say without running a few tests. If it is the compressor and its original then it has performed for many years. Typical compressor life living in Florida is about 5-6 years. Roge...

Volvo Repair: Engine System Service Urgent, volvo dealer, bozos
volvo dealer, bozos, hesitation: Andrew, well, I dont have the car in front of me to check out. Since this thing is all computerized, it needs to be scanned and checked out. The bozos should just clear the modules and see if the light comes back on. A throtle service or software upgrade...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 Regina System Dies, noise suppression, messes
Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 740 Regina System Dies, noise suppression, messes, ecu

Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 power loss at higher revs, dump valve, cheers
Volvo Repair: 1994 Volvo 850 power loss at higher revs, dump valve, cheers

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 850 turbo wagon, oem service, volvo 850
Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 850 turbo wagon, oem service, volvo 850, maintenance issue

Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S60 - Right Front Door Electrical Problem, fuse
Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S60 - Right Front Door Electrical Problem, fuse

Volvo Repair: 2003 Volvo S40 Won't Idle, fuse block, sensors
Volvo Repair: 2003 Volvo S40 Won't Idle, fuse block, sensors, map

Volvo Repair: # 4 fuse no power 91 volvo 240, mass airflow meter, censer
Volvo Repair: # 4 fuse no power 91 volvo 240, mass airflow meter, censer, junk yard

Volvo Repair: s80 volvo sunroof, electronic control modules, volvo company
Volvo Repair: s80 volvo sunroof, electronic control modules, volvo company, volvo vct2000

Volvo Repair: V70 Intermittent Electrical Shut-down, centrifugal force, kill switch
Volvo Repair: V70 Intermittent Electrical Shut-down, centrifugal force, kill switch, curiosity

Volvo Repair: High CO reading on emissions test, emissions test, cat converter
emissions test, cat converter, thermal switch: Phil, It doesnt make sense why its high. Thats what Im trying to tell you is that Emissions here in Florida do not exist so Im not really sure. The temp sensor does control the amount of fuel, but the 89 does not have a thermal time switch so I would rule...

Volvo Repair: IAC- SRS, mumbo jumbo, crash sensor
mumbo jumbo, crash sensor, volvo 740: Michael, Its under the intake manifold. Its silver and has 2 hoses coming out of it. Im assuming you mean Idle Speed Motor. In Volvo Land we dont use terms like IAC Valve. Thats American car mumbo jumbo. The srs light would need to be read off and count...

Volvo Repair: Front motor mount collapsed, starter motor, timing belt
starter motor, timing belt, volvo: Michael, The one under the timing belt cover or the one under the starter motor? The one under the timing cover would be an easier one to tackle at home. The other one is trickier and would be best to leave it to a Volvo shop but it is possible to do at...

Volvo Repair: motor mounts, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, drive shaft: Kevin, It may be the drive shaft cushion or the Trans mount. You wont know until you inspect it. It is possible that the mounts collapsed but highly unlikely to make that noise. Its somewhere in the drivetrain. A Jack and airtools would help if you are...

Volvo Repair: Occasionally not able to start my 1991 Volvo 740, volvo 740, mechanical shop
volvo 740, mechanical shop, power stage: Murray, depends on what fuel system you have. If its the regina/rex system, then there may be an issue with the fuel pump. If its a bosch system, there may be a faulty impulse sensor or ignition power stage issue. Its frustrating for me as a tech to have...

Volvo Repair: radiator replacement 2000 V70XC, radiator replacement, factory manuals
radiator replacement, factory manuals, xc: Todd, these basically suck. I dont like to do these. You will thank yourself later. Pay the labor to get it done. Not worth the headache. Not a fun one, especially on the XC. I dont like any of the manuals that are out there but if I had to chose one,...

Volvo Repair: s80 volvo sunroof, volvo vadis, volvo specialist
volvo vadis, volvo specialist, volvo dealer: Linda, Any mechanic cant fix this car. In fact, I dont like working on them but I know them too well. Anyway, most likely its the alarm siren that is causing the sunroof not to work. Stupid as it sounds, the alarm siren when bad prevents the sunroof from...

Volvo Repair: sway bars, rear sway bar, sway bars
rear sway bar, sway bars, shop computer: Joe, I can honestly say I havent had to do any yet. but they are fairly easy. Air tools would help. Study it and remove the nuts on both sides and then the bar will flip up. replace the bushings on both sides since you have then apart. Are you sure they...

Volvo Repair: Timing belt replacement, timing belt replacement, faint marks
timing belt replacement, faint marks, intake cam: Steph, Take the front cover off and look at the top cover. Look at the botton of the cover and there are 2 notches like a V. Both the intake and exhaust cam marks need to be there on the V. There are very faint marks on the cams itself so if you see them,...

Volvo Repair: timing belt, intermediate shaft, minute job
intermediate shaft, minute job, 12 oclock: John, this is a 10 minute job. No tool needed for belt tensioner. Just a pry bar to push it back. Mark on the crank is a slit on the fron spacer and then there is a line on the crankseal cover. Cam is about 12 oclock and intermediate shaft is at about 3...

Volvo Repair: timing belt question, volvo 850 glt, gas mileage
volvo 850 glt, gas mileage, cam tool: Johnny, you dont need a cam tool to hold the gears. How did you line up the marks? Gas milage really doesnt affect this. Car would run poorly. You MUST line the cams up correctly. There are tricks so the gears will not move. Do it from the intake cam,...

Volvo Repair: V70 Intermittent Electrical Shut-down, volvo specialist, cam sensor
volvo specialist, cam sensor, specialist shop: John, its possible to be a cam sensor but Im leaning more towards something grounding out when you turn. May also be a immobilizer or stc control issue. Hard to say without doing routine diagnostics and tests. I suggest the Dealer or Volvo specialist shop...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 240 Transmission leak, sized holes, volvo 240
sized holes, volvo 240, 1991 volvo 240: Jen, there are 3 ways to do this. buy the lines from the dealer, have a trans shop make them, and the 3rd is the easiest fix. Cut the lines and use compression fittings to repair the line. This happens all the time and I would be they are leaking right where...

Volvo Repair: Volvo sunroof, volvo 850 wagon, volvo 850
volvo 850 wagon, volvo 850, specialist shop: Tony, I dont recommend messing with it. Sounds like the cables are messed up or possibly a crunched track piece. Hard to say without looking at it. In chicago, the only place I have in my book is the dealer. The only specialist shop is in Schaumburg. You...

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70R, control arm bushings, volvo v70r
control arm bushings, volvo v70r, brake rotors: Willam, stay away from the AWD models. The best year was 1995 but as far as the new versions, I havent really heard or seen many problems with them. If you can get the 06 for a good price, then I would buy it. The weaknesses that I know of are the usual...

Volvo Repair: Volvo v70 2000, volvo v70, tracs
volvo v70, tracs, warning light: you tracs/sts is abs is not working correct you can drive it but you need to check it out asap it is important to have abs working correct on brakes it makes the car stop better and you have better control when braking in emergency s are you from...

Volvo Repair: Windows for 1999 S70, window controller, culprit
window controller, culprit, sunroof: Duane, Welcome to the world of 99 and up Volvos. Most likely its the Alarm siren for these problems. The Master window controller is usally the culprit for the windows. I would have the car scanned to see if the alarm is causing the issue for the roof....

Volvo Repair: water from airconditioner, volvo s 40, watter
volvo s 40, watter, electrical wiring: yes the are right if you air or watter drains are clogged you will get watter in the car watter has nowhere to drain than into the car and it will damage you electrical wiring if you wait to long .you don t have choice than to clean the drains on regular...

Volvo Repair: 1979 244 volvo, center vents, heater core
center vents, heater core, volvo: Erik, Not exactly a fun job. For me, the easiest way is to take the dash out. You can do it by taking the case out from the right side but the heater hoses never come off when you try to do it from the center vents. It takes only a few extra steps to take...

Volvo Repair: 1987 volvo 240 won't start, volvo 240, fuel pumps
volvo 240, fuel pumps, carburetor: There is no carburetor on this car unless you have canadian specs or someone changed it to carburetor. It could be anything and there are lots of test to do before I could even tell you what it is. I suggest a Volvo shop to help you on this one. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 Air-conditioning problem..., compressor clutch, air conditioner
compressor clutch, air conditioner, thermostat: Joe, possibly the a/c relay. When the key is turned on is when you should have power there. Did you check the refrigerant level? If will not come on if it has no refrigerant in the system. you can try the by pass trick at the reciever/dryer. run the car...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240 Speedo/odometer, speedo needle, instrument clusters
speedo needle, instrument clusters, volvo 240: Jake, in a word, Yes, you cooked it. That white red is the tach wire. You can thorow that haynes away. Its toilet paper. If you are interested, I make custom instrument clusters and Im sure I have a 90 around here somewhere. You seemed to have hooked up...

Volvo Repair: 1991 volvo 240 muffler system, muffler system, genuine volvo
muffler system, genuine volvo, emissions test: Lisa, most likely it will fail. In that case, it might be better to replace the whole thing. $450 is way too much though, I could see if they were using genuine Volvo parts, but there are using low quality junk so that is an outrageous price. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1992 Volvo 240, 1992 volvo 240, volvo 240
1992 volvo 240, volvo 240, air conditioning system: Kathy, depends on what else is leaking. There are various components of an A/C system. If you are just getting a compressor, then you need to get the compressor, accumulator, oriface tube, O-rings, refrigerant oil and refrigerant. Labor to do just that is...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo v70 a/c high limit swith, 1998 volvo v70, v70 base
1998 volvo v70, v70 base, volvo v70: Scott, Morons. They were trying to sell you an Evaporator at a ridiculous price. 45-65 is too high. System may be overcharged. With engine reved at 2000 RPM pressure should be at 28 PSI. In my opinion, the best start would be to discharge the system and...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70XC, volvo v70xc, electrical portion
volvo v70xc, electrical portion, last thirty years: Try cleaning and lubricating the lock cylinder. Use brake clean with the wand and insert it in where the key goes. Use liberaly. Blow out with compressed air and let dry. Then do the same with JB 80 or equivelent. (A light penetrating oil.) Be ready with...

Volvo Repair: 2000 Volvo S-40 1.9 turbo, volvo s 40, toyota pickup
volvo s 40, toyota pickup, timing belt: Ward, no way. If it breaks game over. Bent Valves. Spend the money and have a Volvo shop take care of it. Too involved for me to try explain how to do it. Its not fun on this model, and you need a special tool if the seals are leaking. Sorry, Roge...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S60 Air conditioner problem, bump in the road, space inbetween
bump in the road, space inbetween, loose connection: Steve, Whats happening is the clutch on the compressor is heating up and there is a space inbetween the clutch and the pulley. This needs to be reshimmed. If it this happens again, take a big pry bar and tap on the clutch and see if it engages. I would...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V40 still stalling, cam sensor, speed motor
cam sensor, speed motor, various tests: Kay, I think I said perhaps a cam sensor or an idle speed motor. It may also be fuel related. This is one of those situations that I would need to make various tests on the car to see whats going on. Its time to get a real Volvo shop involved to help you....

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 T5 Concerns, v70 t5, wheel arch
v70 t5, wheel arch, living in korea: 1 timing belt and tensioner is due at 105000 miles you can do tune up spark plugs air filter etc that is due at 60000 miles 2 with idle it can be a sensor going bad cant tell you like this you have to check for fault codes but is is possible you throttle...

Volvo Repair: 760 Stalls under load, volvo 760, pedel
volvo 760, pedel, history of the car: Seek professional help. I don t mean to be sarcastic, but the possibilities are many. With no testing being done, no history and no familiarty with the system, it s almost impossible for you/we to diagnose it. Mark I m sorry you were unsatisfied...

Volvo Repair: 850 Turbo SportsWagon 1994, fuel pressure regulator, entrance ramp
fuel pressure regulator, entrance ramp, gas fumes: Dean, 850 Turbo chargers very rarely fail. You may have a hole in one of the rubber hoses. I would check there first. Hard crank can be fuel pressure regulator or possibly an ECT sensor. The fuel leak is a fairly easy repair but the tank needs to be dropped...

Volvo Repair: Bad luck..., cylinder head work, air control valve
cylinder head work, air control valve, volvo s70: Ryan, unless you got a good deal on that engine, it wasnt necessary to replace it. Valves and cylinder head work would have saved you money. You may need a pressure switch but then again, the evporators on these are known for leakage. Idle control valve...

Volvo Repair: Blower Motor, blower motor resistor, manual states
blower motor resistor, manual states, test light: Steve, obviously there is an issue here. This will need to be scanned. There is probably an in car temp sensor issue or possibly the A/C control head itself. I suggest a Volvo shop to give you a hand. I have no other suggestions at this point without checking...

Volvo Repair: Buy s80 T6 or s80 2.5T, s80 t6, volvo s80
s80 t6, volvo s80, 2004 volvo s80: go with 2.5t it is better on gas mileage and less problems the t6 tends to have more problem than 5 cylinder turbos never go bad on volvo so far i know and so long you change oil time you will not have problem with turbo both cars 2.5t and t6 are turbo...

Volvo Repair: car keeps losing power, stalling, car volvo, cam sensor
car volvo, cam sensor, poor car: Patricia, The ol fuel filter miracle fix. I hate when guys think that will fix it. Its not an american car. Volvo Fuel filters rarely ever clog. The 93 is known for fuel pump issues and cam sensor issues. Have your Volvo tech check that for you. It may...

Volvo Repair: central electronic module, electronic module, service message
electronic module, service message, charging system: Jeff, It is possible that the CEM is the issue and the Volvo computer system would tell them so. Not sure who they have to check with but the only person they should be checking with the Volvo Tech services Representative. I would do battery and charging...

Volvo Repair: cluster replace 02 s60 non turbo, side switch, junk yard
side switch, junk yard, broken glass: Tommy, I do not recommend trying either of these repairs. The cluster may or may not work. Probably would need a download. The door lock assebmly is a pain and if you dont do it right the door will not open. Have a Volvo shop help you with these repairs....

Volvo Repair: computer replacement, computer replacement, crystal balls
computer replacement, crystal balls, educated guess: Marilyn, I would have to evaluate the car to answer this one. It is possible though. Roger What is it that you wanted to hear? These cars are all computer controlled and without looking and performing tests on the car, its impossible for me to tell you...

Volvo Repair: etclight, self checks, volvo dealer
self checks, volvo dealer, throttle control: take it to volvo dealer it looks you have problem with throttle control module etc light that is coverd under volvo extended warranty up to 200000 miles you can read more on this link for warranty ifo about etm http://etmsettlementdocuments.com/2008/faq.htm...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 T5 Concerns, turn signal
Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 T5 Concerns, turn signal

Volvo Repair: car keeps losing power, stalling, volvo mechanics, fuel pump relay
Volvo Repair: car keeps losing power, stalling, volvo mechanics, fuel pump relay, fuel pump

Volvo Repair: central electronic module
Volvo Repair: central electronic module

Volvo Repair: heater core, mitsubishi spacestar, volvo dealers
Volvo Repair: heater core, mitsubishi spacestar, volvo dealers, hoses

Volvo Repair: Volvo S40 1997 1.8l manual shift 110k miles - Whine & gear stick, bushes
Volvo Repair: Volvo S40 1997 1.8l manual shift 110k miles - Whine & gear stick, bushes

Volvo Repair: heater core, heater core, v70r
heater core, v70r, coolant: Mark, It is possible but I have seen Evaporators give off that smell as well. I would check the heater core by looking under the drivers panel and seeing if you see corrosion or any signs of leakage. Its not exactly fun to do and I would need to know your...

Volvo Repair: loud humming from front drivers side area, front wheel bearing, volvo s60 awd
front wheel bearing, volvo s60 awd, siren sound: Joe, the humming sound sounds like the left front wheel bearing needs to be replaced. The other noise I have never heard of such a thing, but it is possible that the alarm siren is getting wet and just goes off. The stupid thing is located under the right...

Volvo Repair: S80 Headlight Lens, headlight lens, thanks john
headlight lens, thanks john, screwdriver: John, they arent too bad to do but taking the assembly out is a little tricky because the right way to do it is take the bumper cover off but I never do. you can get a away with removing 2 side screws and pull the bumper cover out a little and then the assembly...

Volvo Repair: Variable timing - 2000 Volvo S80, volvo specialist, cam shaft
volvo specialist, cam shaft, shaft seal: Chris, There is a special tool that you need to keep the cams from moving. Its definately a timing issue. That VVT is very touchy. There is a specific procedure that needs to be done. If you can get the timing marks back on and borrow the tool, then I...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S40 1997 1.8l manual shift 110k miles - Whine & gear stick, wheel bearings, wheel bearing
wheel bearings, wheel bearing, noise increases: Tam, check the shifter bushings for play. The whine is one of two things. Wheel bearings. You can tell by swerving side to side at highway speeds.(Carefull of traffic) and see if the noise increases or decreases depending which way you are swerving. If it...

Volvo Repair: Volvo s60 blackout, dana craig, periodic blackouts
dana craig, periodic blackouts, srs airbag: Isn t there some sort of diagnostic testing that can be done to figure out why this is happening? This doesn t seem to be an uncommon problem. I read a couple instances on some of those volvo forums online of the same problem happening to other Volvo owners....

Volvo Repair: Volvo v40 camshafts, interference engine, volvo v40
interference engine, volvo v40, proper relationship: Len, if you snapped the belt, you probably have bent valves. This is an interference engine, and a definite valve bender. The timing set up is difficult at best. You will need a shop manual or Alldata to get it right. Also there are fixtures you...

Volvo Repair: volvo, volvo s80 t6, volvo s80
volvo s80 t6, volvo s80, will most likely need: Lorena, the DSTC is part of the Braking system. You will most likely need and ABS control unit. As far as the alternator, there is a bulletin on those. You will need a new voltage regulator. One problem has nothing to do with the other. To put it mildly,...

Volvo Repair: volvo 850 valve noise and oil leak, flame trap, electrical portion
flame trap, electrical portion, volvo 850: Frank, Usually what leaks is the dipstick tube o-ring on the block. 10 minute repair. Some have flame trap filters, some dont. Most of the Turbos do not. The flame trap is located on the air breather hose. you will see it connected on the hose. It twists...

Volvo Repair: volvo electrical, welcome to the nightmare, nightmare world
welcome to the nightmare, nightmare world, s80 t6: Frank, welcome to the nightmare world of the S80 T6. This all sounds like a problem with the alarm siren. Try to use the remote and lock and unlock several times. If this doesnt work, then it needs to go to a Volvo shop for a scan of the systems. Roge...

Volvo Repair: volvo fuel pump, size thread, check valve
size thread, check valve, accumulator: Tom, There is your main problem. Those pumps are nothing but junk. They are universal pumps and do not have the sufficient PSI to run a CI injection system Properly. Get a bosch replacement. The check valve holds the pressure when car is shut off. Roge...

Volvo Repair: volvo s70, vacuum leaks, volvo s70 2000
vacuum leaks, volvo s70 2000, little bugger: Those lights coming on after a stall are normal. Kinda like key on, engine off. (KOEO) the reason for the stall can be many. I would first start checking for vacuum leaks. Then the idle stabilizer system/motor. If all ok, I would check the EGR system to...

Volvo Repair: volvo tire replacement, uniroyal tiger paw, directional tires
uniroyal tiger paw, directional tires, rotating tires: Gloria, My personal choice for our customers are the Cooper CS4 s. They are not directional tires and have a good treadwear rating. I suggest a set of 4. I dont like mixing tires either. The fuzions have a completely different tread pattern than the uniroyals....

Volvo Repair: volvo240dl 1986, electrical portion, car key
electrical portion, car key, steering column: bert, the only way to do it is to break the lock mechanism or to take it out. As far as hot wiring, no need too. Remove electrical portion of the ignition switch from the back of igntion key assembly, plug it back in and use a screwdriver to turn the switch...

Volvo Repair: 05 XC90 Parking Brake Adjust, vbg, going all the way
vbg, going all the way, xc90: Martin, no. After thirty years in this industry, I ve never heard of anyone calling it a hat . Describes it perfectly though.VBG If memory serves, the adjustment is on the lever end or... it s one of those g.. d..n auto adjusters. If it s the auto,...

Volvo Repair: 1982 Volvo 245 Randomly Loses Power while driving, volvo repair, volvo 245
volvo repair, volvo 245, inner fender: Nygel, these are relatively simple cars compared to the V series. I would also look closely at the connection to the Hall effect sensor in the distributor. They deteriote over time right where it enters. There are Kits available to replace it. Very common....

Volvo Repair: 1989 740gl brakes, brake pads and rotors, genuine volvo
brake pads and rotors, genuine volvo, auto parts store: Ahhh, my absolute favorite. It took me years and lots of trial and error to figure this out reliably. Use only Balo or genuine Volvo rotors. Clean well prior to install. Then lube the caliper guides and sliders and be sure they are moving freely. Lastly,...

Volvo Repair: 1989 volvo 240DL charging system, volvo 240dl, load test
volvo 240dl, load test, charging system: No, oil switch will NOT shut down vehicle. (This is not your father s Oldsmobile) 12.5 volts is too low. Should be 13.5 or higher while charging. Up to 15.8 volts while charging. Load test the battery and then check your cables/connections. Especially...

Volvo Repair: 1990 240 DL station wagon, regulator assembly, warning lights
regulator assembly, warning lights, oil light: Alternator. Bad connection, blown diode or most commonly the brush set is worn. You can just replace the brush/regulator assembly your self. It s easy and cheap. Not a permanent fix mind you, but will extend the service life of the alternator considerably....

Volvo Repair: 1992 and 1993 speedo/odom/trip meter...., other vehicles, trip meter
other vehicles, trip meter, coming back to life: Melissa, the 740 head needs repair, not replacement. I m sure your husband can remove it, box it and ship it to a repair facility. When you hit the trip reset while in motion, it s hard on the little plastic gears. Usually @ $ 90-110.00 to have repaired....

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT Stop Light Switch, volvo 850 glt, phillips screwdriver
volvo 850 glt, phillips screwdriver, knee panel: Arline, when the trac light is on, it s indicating you are in anti slip mode. You have to have the transmission scanned for codes. It could be minor like a bad switch or it could be major, but not usually. Sorry for being so vague, but without scan info....

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC cruise control trouble shooting, panel indicator, cruise control
panel indicator, cruise control, indicator light: Gary, sorry, I m at work and do not have access to any trees. They re never right any way and usually end with, try known good ECU Great if you re a dealer, otherwise most of us don t have a known Good part laying around. VBG Check all the obvioous...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo S70 Power Antenna, power antenna, wd 40
power antenna, wd 40, volvo s70: David, radio off and wait until it comes to a full stop. Extend removed antenna, (this gives you extra time to get the mast right when it starts in. It goes pretty quick.) and face the teeth towards the motor. Push down firmly and you should be able to feel...

Volvo Repair: 1998 Volvo V70 GLT, 1998 volvo v70, volvo v70
1998 volvo v70, volvo v70, parking curb: if the radiator is not leaking dont do anything if is leaking coolan than you will new radiator it cant befixed or if you get fixed at mashine shop it will take time and it cost the repair almost the same as new you have to pressure test cooling system...

Volvo Repair: 1998 volvo s70 loses power and stalls, fuel pressure regulator, volvo mechanics
fuel pressure regulator, volvo mechanics, freeway speeds: Greg, when it dies and you have difficulty starting it, try this. Pull the vacuum line off of the fuel pressure regulator and see if there s liquid fuel in it. If there is, replace the fuel pressure regulator. If there s not, e-mail me back. I assume you...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70 2.4 Turbo Stalled, volvo v70 awd, 1999 volvo v70
volvo v70 awd, 1999 volvo v70, volvo v70: George, the firt thing I would do is check for leaks. Both on the vacuum side, and then on the tubo pressure side. Check the turbo big rubber and plastic boots for cracks or holes. As the turbo ages and pushes oil out the discharge side, it collects in...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70 Drivers Door won't open, 1999 volvo v70, volvo v70
1999 volvo v70, volvo v70, dukes of hazards: Kev, great detail, too funny for me but I m sure not for you. Try throwing the latch manually. (Release the rod at the latch and trip it with a screwdriver.) The rod may have stretched to the point where it will not allow release? I have NEVER...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo gearbox, automatic gearbox, time alan
automatic gearbox, time alan, winter mode: Alan, what do you mean the same code If it is a direct replacement it should have all connectors etc. right where the old ones were. It sounds to me like you got a non-ECT trans? I hope I am wrong as you were very brave to attempt this and it s a lot...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 automatic transmission, speedo gear, nuetral
speedo gear, nuetral, transmission fluid: Sorry, I forgot. You have to pull the speedo gear out. There is a line on it that indicates proper fluid level. Nice huh? It s just above the gear itself. A line, (circle) on the shaft. Transmission must be warm and in nuetral while checking. Do not forget...

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 Volvo wagon interior door handle, v70 volvo, volvo wagon
v70 volvo, volvo wagon, interior panel: Scott, DIY, depends how resourcefull you are. VBG I suspect a problem in the latch itself. Does it require a lot of force to release? Does anything look bent or out of alignment? Does the hole look worn or hogged out. Try pulling the passenger door...

Volvo Repair: 2002 S60 Heater/Air - always hot, climate control system, heater control valve
climate control system, heater control valve, vacuum test: John, it s either a heater control valve issue or a leaking/disconnected vent servo. I suspect the later. You will haveto vacuum test the servos to find the bad one. Be sure the climate control system is getting adequate supply vacuum first. Someone may...

Volvo Repair: 50,000 maintenance, bridgestone dueler, scare tactic
bridgestone dueler, scare tactic, wheel bearings: Dave, my memory is that the 60,000 mile service is the big one. There is no 50k service. (A possible ploy from the dealer for that last in warranty(scare tactic) service?) Consult your owner s manual or go online with Volvo. In any event. The trans. service...

Volvo Repair: '75 245DL with redblock B20F, blown head gasket, blown head gasket symptoms
blown head gasket, blown head gasket symptoms, coolant leak: Yes, start by drying/wiping everything off.Then pressurize the cooling system with a hand pump and radiator filler neck adapter. Do not excede 30psi. Then trace the leak. If you end up doing a headgasket replacement. Be SURE to check the head for warpage...

Volvo Repair: 86 Volvo 740 stalling while driving, fuel pump relay, hall sensors
fuel pump relay, hall sensors, volvo 740: Brandon, you need to have fuel pressure testing equipment in place when it stalls. If the pressure drops to zero, then it s probably the fuel pump relay.(common) or one of the in tank fuel pumps. You also may need to monitor spark to see if that system...

Volvo Repair: 91 volvo 740 intermitently loss of power as if no fuel is going to the motor., volvo 740, intermitently
volvo 740, intermitently, two tanks: Yes, without ever touching or seeing the car. Which fuel pump did you repalce? I m going to guess the main?(Big one) If so, it s probably the the in tank pre-pump that s at fault. Another common fault is the pickup hose on the pre-pump is deterioted or...

Volvo Repair: '93 940 (non-turbo) no start, rex regina, air control valve
rex regina, air control valve, diagnostic check: Yes, definitely a fuel pressure test first and foremost. A bad idle control valve will NOT affect starting. You need to buy/borrow a fuel prssure guage with the appropriate adapters to do any good at all. You can try cracking the feed line at the rail...

Volvo Repair: 95 960 Blower Motor Fluctuations / Failure, motor fluctuations, voltage fluctuations
motor fluctuations, voltage fluctuations, state controllers: Jan, it almost has to be the blower motor itself. Only because you mention it changes speed going around corners and braking. That s a physical input and result(cause and effect). Not an electrical one. Do the jumper test to confirm. The solid state...

Volvo Repair: 99 S80 Electrical or Transmission, battery mark, service transmission
battery mark, service transmission, correct direction: Wow, you ve got a lot going on. I m thinking I would check for low voltage first. This can cause a TON of problems. A bad battery can do this too. Check the charging system and all cable connections. Have the battery load tested and get back to me, or substitute...

Volvo Repair: Blower Fan A/C 1997 S90, floor vents, blower fan
floor vents, blower fan, motor test: If you can, go to Ramac.com. The fix for this is posted by me for vent switching. It s probably under 740 Turbo, but it s the same issue. Cheap and easy if you know what you are doing? If after viewing that you still have questions, e-mail me. Mar...

Volvo Repair: Dead Battery, volvo 850, car pool
volvo 850, car pool, dead battery: There is no fuse. The problem is not driving it. All those fancy electronics have keep alive power. Also, when you do drive it. You may not be driving it long enough to fully recharge the battery after a jump start. the only other possibility is you have...

Volvo Repair: eletronic engine conrtol module and soft ware, vovlvo, engine throttle
vovlvo, engine throttle, limp home: Jerome, tough call. Without testing, I cannot know for sure. You do not needanother car, just this one fixed properly. The modules do fail, but rarely. I assume the check engine light is on since it s in limp mode? What codes are in it? Who s doing the...

Volvo Repair: Fan Running After Engine Turned Off, coolant temp, c unit
coolant temp, c unit, volve: Stu, check the coolingfan relay. Most common. Otherwise have the coolant temp sensor for the fan tested. Not the CTS for engine management. The cooling fans have their own sensor. Memory is that it s in the radiator on these cars? Second most common. ...

Volvo Repair: 05 XC90 Parking Brake Adjust, rearmost position, visegrip
Volvo Repair: 05 XC90 Parking Brake Adjust, rearmost position, visegrip, footwell

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC cruise control trouble shooting, thumb button, guide pins
Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC cruise control trouble shooting, thumb button, guide pins, brass pins

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70 Drivers Door won't open, electromechanical assembly, latch assembly
Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo V70 Drivers Door won't open, electromechanical assembly, latch assembly, door latch

Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 Volvo wagon interior door handle, cable clips, v70
Volvo Repair: 2001 V70 Volvo wagon interior door handle, cable clips, v70, latch

Volvo Repair: Dead Battery, battery cable, volvos
Volvo Repair: Dead Battery, battery cable, volvos, cables

Volvo Repair: everything is going wrong on my 850, earthlink, google
Volvo Repair: everything is going wrong on my 850, earthlink, google, loose pins

Volvo Repair: Gear box flashing lights, speedometer needle, volvo dealer
speedometer needle, volvo dealer, volvo 960: It could just be the switch assembly for W and E, fairly but not extremely common. Try cycling it several times to see if it clears up. I do NOT think it s a transmission problem. It s normal for the arrow to come on when it switches. I do believe it s a...

Volvo Repair: AM interference, radio chassis, antenna base
radio chassis, antenna base, abs brakes: Jerry, I thought I was the only primate that still listened to talk radio etc. VBG Seriously though. It has to be a ground problem between the antenna and the radio. A simple fix would be to run a wire from the antenna base to the radio chassis. O wise...

Volvo Repair: O/D relay, jumper wire, selonoid
jumper wire, selonoid, power suply: Trace the wire from the relay socket to the solenoid. Or use your light bulb test on a jumper wire to that same socket and to ground. I suspect a bad/shorted wire. Also, I would look at that switch very closely as they are notorious for failure/shorting...

Volvo Repair: OBD II not ready - failing Mass Inspection, obd ii, mass inspection
obd ii, mass inspection, volvo dealer: try to disconet battery overnight reconect and drive again for few days and make sure you drive the car on highway for at least 30 min around 50mph plus than drive city driving around 30 miles it will take 1-3 days to finsh you testing from not ready to...

Volvo Repair: oil problem, crankcase ventilation, volvo s70
crankcase ventilation, volvo s70, crankcase: Mike, possibly. Pull the boots and look for ALOT of oil present. There is always a little. Should drip out of there. Ten measure the radial and axial play of the turbine. Then you ll know. Unusual though at that mileage. I would check crankcase ventilation...

Volvo Repair: Repair Costs, champagne tastes, volvo repairs
champagne tastes, volvo repairs, 1996 volvo 960: Diane, first, I would be afraid of any deal that is too good to be true. Unless it s your ailing Grandma, this probably has a hook in it. Flood car, theft recovery, etc. Unless you can do the repairs, service etc. yourself, expect about double vs....

Volvo Repair: Replacing 2001 Volvo Antenna Mast, antenna mast, rubber body
antenna mast, rubber body, body in the trunk: Mike, you should observe a small brass collar at the top of the base and below the nut. Be careful. This is attached (part of) a 1.5-2 inch sleeve that is corroded into the base. Spray the crap out of it and gently extract it. You will need to reuse it!...

Volvo Repair: S60 aircon, liquid freon, volvo s60
liquid freon, volvo s60, correct oil: Keith, what you are probably hearing is the liquid freon turning into gas in the evaporator. The charge is probably incorrect. At this point. I would fully reclaim the system, flush it to remove all oil, and start over with the correct oil and freon charges....

Volvo Repair: S80 Volvo No brake power assist, vacuum leaks, volvo s80
vacuum leaks, volvo s80, s80 volvo: Don, two things, one, check for ANY vacuum leaks and correct. Two, check the vacuum check valve at the brake booster. It may be sludged inside and a proper cleaning will resolve it, or replace it. Be aware that in below zero climes, moisture collected...

Volvo Repair: Tranmision oil change., hi line, rule of thumb
hi line, rule of thumb, valve body: Marco, boy, that s the question of the century. Two scenarios. One, flushing can remove a lot of debris. Where does that debris ultimately lodge itself? If it s in the valve body, there s trouble. If it all comes out, perfect. Two, if the debris is already...

Volvo Repair: Turbo gauge +, water injection system, pressure guage
water injection system, pressure guage, vacuum pressure: Oh boy. I figured that out and posted a detailed fix @ Ramac.com. It involves installing a check valve to keep the vacuum storage tank from going to zero vacuum. The A/C system runs directly off of the tank. Under long boost times IE climbing hills, the...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 240 rear door weather strip, weather strip, rubber tits
weather strip, rubber tits, volvo 240: Joe, if memory serves, no adhesive should be needed. There should be little rubber tits (sorry ladies, but that s what they are called) that you moisten and push into preformed holes. If it s really rusty and the holes are bad, you may need to glue? ...

Volvo Repair: Volvo 850 Horn, volvo 850 glt, volvo 850
volvo 850 glt, volvo 850, battery mark: Zach, it depends, some kits are better than others. I would go with the one that comes with the video if you ve never done it before. EXTREME caution should be used whenever working around the air bag system. Disconnect the battery before starting and wait...

Volvo Repair: Volvo Problem, 1996 volvo 960, volvo 960
1996 volvo 960, volvo 960, change oil: Karlean, (1) After you get it running, the clicking should clear out. Change oil to proper weight and you should be ok. If not, an oil pressure reading with a manual guage is in order. (2) Replace the nuetral safety switch underneath the shifter....

Volvo Repair: Volvo S60 Y2000 Water Coolant Loss, head gasket failure, coolant loss
head gasket failure, coolant loss, water coolant: David, if it s not leaking externally, it has to be burning it which would be headgasket allowing cooant into the combustion chamber. Presswure test the system again, cold, pull the plugs, have an assistant turn it over and watch for moisture (spray) coming...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S60T, starter solenoid, ohmeter
starter solenoid, ohmeter, starter relay: Ok, that s helpful. At that relay, are you getting the pick signal from the ignition switch? I believe it supplies a ground on Pin 86 or 87. 15 and 30 should be power and starter solenoid. 86 or 87 should have power all the time to the relay solenoid and...

Volvo Repair: Volvo XC90 05' V8, volvo xc90, oldtimers
volvo xc90, oldtimers, vadis: It can, but I forget exactly. I do remember one key fact though. It will not reset if there are any miles the trip 2 odometer. You zero both of them before attempting. It has to do with the ignition switch on, holding the odo. reset in, switching the key...

Volvo Repair: vss sensor rear, 2000 volvo v70, volvo v70
2000 volvo v70, volvo v70, rear wheels: Joe, if you have the code descriptions please share them as I am at work and unable to look them up. The connectors are near the rear wheels. Followthe wire coming out of the backing plate, (splash guard) and the connectors should be less than 1ft away....

Volvo Repair: want to purchasing 2002 s60 with 100K, lease return, carfax report
lease return, carfax report, 100k: Nothing screams at me other than it s awful low mileage and a lease return(good things). The lease requires regular maint. so you should be ok. Have it checked out by an independant repair facility. For a good inspection, you should expect to pay at LEAST...

Volvo Repair: everything is going wrong on my 850, volvo dealer, car wheel
volvo dealer, car wheel, tracs: you abs light is just bad module i can sale you one for $450 and i can mail you instruction with how to do it you can pay me with paypal with you service light that just oil reminder you need special tool to turn it off you can go to volvo dealer for oil...

Volvo Repair: 1985 240 DL Wagon ; looses power., bosch alternator, volvo dealer
bosch alternator, volvo dealer, world craft: Donald, something is still not right. What is the output charge at the alternator? Should be 13.5-14 Volts. There has got to be a draw somewhere. Just for information, how many belts are on that alternator? Do you know how to do a draw test? Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1985 volvo loosing power, negative cable, negative battery
negative cable, negative battery, test light: donald, a draw test is when you take a test light and put it in between the negative battery terminal and the battery. take the negative cable off the battery post. Connect the lead to the test light onto the cable. Now put the testing portion of the light...

Volvo Repair: 1987 Volvo 740 GLE wagon with m46 transmission., volvo 740 gle, freeway speeds
volvo 740 gle, freeway speeds, 1987 volvo 740: Ian, Most likely its a relay or the o/d relay but I have seen the actual switch on the shifter have an intermittent issue like you are describing. There also may be an issue with the switch on top of the trans that allows it to go into the 5th gear. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1990 volvo station wagon won't start in cold weather, volvo station wagon, volvo specialist
volvo station wagon, volvo specialist, cold weather: Brenda, Old? This Volvo is still New. You know how long and how durable these older Volvos are? I have never had to install one of those but from what I understand they are supposed to be car specific and should be done at a Volvo specialist shop or dealer....

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 940 Coolant Leak, coolant leak, head bolts
coolant leak, head bolts, head gasket: Jon, place a machinist s straight edge diagonally across the bottom of the head. The surface must be pristine clean. Try sliding feeler guages under the straight edge. If you can get .003-.004 under it, Resurface the head. Then check the other diagonal....

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 Speedo/Instrument Cluster Removal, instrument cluster, soldering iron
instrument cluster, soldering iron, speedometer: Gretchen, Have your dad remove the 2 square cover pieces to the right of the cluster, also to the left of the cluster remove the light switch knob and the dimmer knob. Remove that cover. Now you have access to the screws and the cluster just pulls out. ...

Volvo Repair: 1993 Volvo 240 Speedo Fried, 1993 volvo 240, volvo 240
1993 volvo 240, volvo 240, speedometer: Gabe, I do that sort of work at my shop. As long as the miles are the true miles then I dont see a problem with it. If you want to spend the money you can buy a new unit from Volvo with the exact miles. Let me know. I may have a 93 unit somewhere. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1995 volvo 850 glt non turbo, volvo 850 glt, 1995 volvo 850 glt
volvo 850 glt, 1995 volvo 850 glt, volvo 850: Johnny, in 30 years of working on Volvo s, I have NEVER seen an ECC control unit fail. It s always the power stage. That does not mean it s not possible, but I ve NEVER seen it. There is no testing I know of other than seat of the pants WAG. If it were...

Volvo Repair: 1996 850 driver's side knee bolster etc, floorboard, instrument cluster
floorboard, instrument cluster, steering wheel: Gordon, Im sure your wife is looking over your shoulder with a Bat in hand. HA.. SOrry, I couldnt resist. There are nuts to remove also. You didnt say which bolts you removed so I can only assume you removed the side bolts. Look at the bolster, there are...

Volvo Repair: 1998 v70 turbo injector issue, cylinder misfire, issue question
cylinder misfire, issue question, irregular pulse: Clint, its too bad you dont have a good known ECM to at least test it for this problem. I would try to find a used one to use as a tester. You dont want to buy the $1000 ECM, plug it in and thats not the problem because you will be out $1000 bucks. Been...

Volvo Repair: 2000 S40 Volvo center console bulbs, volvo center, three knobs
volvo center, three knobs, grapefruit knife: Carole, yes, the radio needs to come out and you have to take the controller out from under the radio to access the bulbs. Not sure which bulbs are in there. Best way is to take them out and do a match up. There are 4 screws holding the controller in. ...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S-60 Headlight Assembly Replacement, volvo s 60, plastic tab
volvo s 60, plastic tab, bolts: Scott, I m sorry, I cannot remember all the different ones. Typically there is one or maybe 2 bolts to remove and then a plastic tab(s) you have to press to release it and slide it forward. Pull everything behind the assembly under the hood in the way and...

Volvo Repair: 2002 C 70 Convertible, hood latch, vise grips
hood latch, vise grips, c 70: Roger, this is a crappy situation. Ive been able to remove the bolts on both sides of the locks and then you can open the hood. Its best to have a lift but it can be done from underneath. It sucks but it can work. Another way is to remove the hood release...

Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S40 Valve timing, haynes manual, gdi engine
haynes manual, gdi engine, down stroke: Lourens, that would have been fine but like I said, Without the cam tool, you are almost guessing which way they go unless you left the VVT and intake cam in place, how are you going to know which way the cams should be in place? They are probably not in...

Volvo Repair: 2002 volvo s60 d5 service reset, volvo s60 d5, beep sound
volvo s60 d5, beep sound, volvo s60: Nick, yes, Follow these instructions: Key to position 1, hold odometer reset button until milage clears, turn key to pos 2 while still holding odometer reset button. Two things may happen. the service light will flash or something on the info center will...

Volvo Repair: 2004 Volvo S40 1.9L, volvo s40, newer cars
volvo s40, newer cars, cat converter: Matthew, with any situation like this, it may be a number of things. There may be a Turbo hose that has a hole in it, a possible blocked Cat converter which is common on the S40. The thing to do is have a Volvo shop scan the car to determine what is going...

Volvo Repair: 88 volvo 240 dl turn signals not working, volvo 240 dl, replacement fuses
volvo 240 dl, replacement fuses, bulb failure: Casey, Ive seen the bulb failure unit go bad for the brake lights but never on the turn signals. The actual Hazard relay may have a section burnt out. Without doing a few tests on the car, I would only be guessing and dont want to send you on a goose chase....

Volvo Repair: 89 volvo 240 dl, volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay
volvo 240 dl, fuel pump relay, volvo 240: Robert, there is no rollover circuit. You have a rollover valve in the fuel fill neck that is strictly mechanical and prevents fuel spillage from the neck. If the pump is not firing up, check to make sure you have spark first (yes, the pumps will not energize...

Volvo Repair: 89 volvo 760 turbo, fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760
fuel pressure regulator, volvo 760, vacuum hose: Dan, It can be a number of things. Dont worry about that stupid scrunchy pipe. Thats just a preheat tube. It sounds like its overfueling. Check to see if there is fuel coming out of the vacuum hose at the fuel pressure regulator. Other than that, I would...

Volvo Repair: 90 240 volvo, fuel filler cap, faint buzz
fuel filler cap, faint buzz, loud buzz: Jane, my best guess is that it is the pre-pump in the fuel tank. The main pump is under the car right below the rear seat also though. Take the fuel filler cap off and put your ear against the opening to see if it is coming from inside the fuel tank. ...

Volvo Repair: 91 Volvo 240 Parasitic drain, damsel in distress, center vents
damsel in distress, center vents, volvo 240: Harold, sorry but these cars are bricks and are the most reliable of the Volvo line. Not sure why the chime is in the glove box. Chime should be located by your foot area above the accelerator. I would follow the click and if you need the damsel to help...

Volvo Repair: 95 volvo 850 turbo wagon, failed emissions, volvo 850 turbo wagon, nothing but crooks
volvo 850 turbo wagon, nothing but crooks, computer logistics: Sarah, Shops that charge that much are nothing but crooks. We provide a courtesy service to scan the car to see whats wrong. Most people will fix the problem. You can manually read the codes on your car. Let me know if you want to pursue reading and clearing...

Volvo Repair: 98 S90 Erratic heat-Climate control, temp gauge, voltage values
temp gauge, voltage values, control question: Nothing simple Bill. You need to test the output of the sensor with a table of voltage values vs temperature to be sure it is operating correctly. It s possible that you have a bad power stage also. It regulates the heat depending on the value from the...

Volvo Repair: 98 Volvos70 gas petal stuck, volvos70, volvo s70
volvos70, volvo s70, throttle body: Stuck as in how. Won t move at all. Stuck wide open. Stuck partially open? Pull the back plastic cover off of the throttle body shaft and see if the cable unwrapped, slipped of the cams, or jammed on something. Sometimes if you release it too quickly...

Volvo Repair: '99 S80 srs module access, clockspring, cupholder
clockspring, cupholder, gearshift: Rocky, why are you messing with that thing in the first place? I havent seen one fail yet. Usually the clockspring is the culprit. The whole console needs to come out. That cupholder is one piece and can only be taken off from under the console. Roge...

Volvo Repair: A/C Repair, sized job, light on the water
sized job, light on the water, drain tube: Jon, no a low charge will NOT cause the high side to freeze. An overcharge or restriction sure will though. Pretty fair sized job changing the evap. but do able. Have the system injected with dye, then shine the light on the water coming from the evap....

Volvo Repair: a/c compressor belt, crankshaft pulley, compressor belt
crankshaft pulley, compressor belt, salvage yard: Tim, the last person probably took out all the circular shims to tighten up that old worn belt. Look in the trunk. Now that you have a nice new one, the pulley halves are too close together making the pulley too large for that new short belt. Find a salvage...

Volvo Repair: car died on freeway Volvo 760 turbo 1988 wagon, fuel injection computer, fuel pump relay
fuel injection computer, fuel pump relay, needle move: Hugo, without some basic tests, it could be so many things. Try to get a helper and make sure you have spark first. (That s my best guess where your problem is) Probably ignition module. If the fuel injection computer does not see the spark signal, it will...

Volvo Repair: car turns off 2 hours after radiator replacement, radiator replacement, radiator repair
radiator replacement, radiator repair, volvo dealership: Hanna, personally, I wouldnt take my Volvo to anyone other than a certified Volvo Dealer or independent shop. Those so called experts are nothing but hacks that cant fix lawnmowers let alone a complex Volvo like the S60. I dont know what he did but there...

Volvo Repair: climate control lights on S60, volvo dealer, climate controls
volvo dealer, climate controls, climate control: RAndy, I believe the dealer is correct but if you are handy and like to take things apart, then I would try it. Its called the A/C control head. The bad thing is, if you get a new head, the dealer has to download the program to get it to work in your car....

Volvo Repair: cold weather, cross country skier, ketchum idaho
cross country skier, ketchum idaho, degree weather: Jimmy, my only additional suggestion to what you have read is, drive it past your destination on the highway at full highway speed (good for it) for 5 xtra miles, turn around and come back to where you want to be. Should be total trip of 13 miles if I do...

Volvo Repair: cold and wet volvo, door latch, brush assemblies
door latch, brush assemblies, rigamaroll: They are VERY fussy about battery voltage. I would have the starting and charging systems tested on car. You might have an intermittent alternator charging problem that is not keeping the battery full. Usually the voltage regulator/brush assemblies go bad....

Volvo Repair: Emissions Check P1152 code on Volvo S80 (year 2000), volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80
volvo s80, 2000 volvo s80, o2 sensors: Ravi, That car has 4 O2 sensors. To replace the rear sensors its best to have a lift. Basically the cat has to come down so you can acess the sensors. Firestone is nothing but a bunch of butchers that probably used a garbage sensor in the first place. ...

Volvo Repair: Flame Trap / Oil Leak, oil filler cap, flame trap
oil filler cap, flame trap, premium sound system: Yitz, did you get that flame trap issue resolved? The parts supplier s application guide should list only ONE belt for your vehicle. I prefer Continental brand myself. If they can t look up the right one, get a part # from the dealer or go here. www.ramac.com....

Volvo Repair: Funny fuses.., kingston ontario canada, copper strips
kingston ontario canada, copper strips, limestone city: Wil, clean the copper strips using a fine grit sandng cloth. Spray off the residue with brake clean or if you have contact cleaner, even better. Let dry thoroughly. Gently pry the strips so they hold the fuse tighter. Use a brand new fuse and that s about...

Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S40 Valve timing, signs
Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S40 Valve timing, signs

Volvo Repair: climate control lights on S60, climate control unit, light bulbs
Volvo Repair: climate control lights on S60, climate control unit, light bulbs, pay attention

Volvo Repair: idle and power problem, related to variable cam reset error?, fuel pressure regulator, ecm
Volvo Repair: idle and power problem, related to variable cam reset error?, fuel pressure regulator, ecm, dialog

Volvo Repair: Replacing a 240DL grille, barbed wire fence, bar ditch
Volvo Repair: Replacing a 240DL grille, barbed wire fence, bar ditch, t square

Volvo Repair: Spark Plug
Volvo Repair: Spark Plug

Volvo Repair: Steering Gear end play 1978 242 DL type 2, dampener, steering rack
Volvo Repair: Steering Gear end play 1978 242 DL type 2, dampener, steering rack, power steering

Volvo Repair: How to test mass air sensor?, volvos, clue
Volvo Repair: How to test mass air sensor?, volvos, clue, all sorts

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 2.3 wagon oil leak, oil leak
Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 2.3 wagon oil leak, oil leak

Volvo Repair: Volvo XC90 engine ticking, seal leaks, failure
Volvo Repair: Volvo XC90 engine ticking, seal leaks, failure

Volvo Repair: wont start, fuel control, sensors
Volvo Repair: wont start, fuel control, sensors

Volvo Repair: flicker oil light, oil pressure guage, engine wiring harness
oil pressure guage, engine wiring harness, volvo 240: Nick, First connect a mechanical oil pressure guage to the engine and be sure you have good pressure. Then check the engine wiring harness. Especially where it runs under the front of the motor. Common to deteriote there. Then check the wire that runs to...

Volvo Repair: fuel problem, volvo s70, 1999 volvo s70
volvo s70, 1999 volvo s70, cam sensor: Joe, It may be a fuel pump problem. May be an ect sensor or cam sensor. A scan of the car will tell what is going on but basics can be checked like fuel pressure, etc. Roger Joe, I need to ask for a feedback. What is it that you wanted me to tell you?...

Volvo Repair: gas pedal stuck, throttle body, shaft
throttle body, shaft, cables: Steffie, follow the cables to the throttle body. You will probably need to remove a cover to access the ends. Typically what happens is the cables get tangled around the cams at the throttle body shaft. Reroute them correctly and your problem should be...

Volvo Repair: hard strating engine, volvo s80, starter solenoid
volvo s80, starter solenoid, volvo dealership: Francisco, A scan of the system isnt going to do anything in this case. Its just knowledge of these cars. It may also be a simple battery problem but in my experience, I have seen the Voltage regulators with the 229 numbers being the problem. Is there any...

Volvo Repair: Irregular idle, possible fuel in oil, what is causing, fuel pressure regulator, box wrenches
fuel pressure regulator, box wrenches, oil contamination: Russ, ok, that s better. First,does the car run well/normal? Second, When you say the oil is thin thin with what? Fuel or coolant are most likely. Does the oil smell gassy? Does it look normal in colour, just thin? Does it look grey or milky whitish?...

Volvo Repair: Irregular idle, possible fuel in oil, what is causing, fuel pressure regulator, box wrenches
fuel pressure regulator, box wrenches, vacuum line: Russ, its possible. To replace the regulator, you need a 10mm socket and a screwdriver. I would have her do the following test. have her pull the vacuum line off the regulator and have her start the car. If fuel is spewing from that nipple, then its bad....

Volvo Repair: idle and power problem, related to variable cam reset error?, volvo specialist, variable cam
volvo specialist, variable cam, reset error: This phrase bothers me. nearly disappears after driving the car for a few miles What does nearly mean to you? Almost all rough running problems get better warm, but nothing is fixed. Just masked. Not trying to be a smart A.., but I would check the...

Volvo Repair: Multi-system intermitant faults: 2001 V70 XC, v70 xc, failure notices
v70 xc, failure notices, fuse panel: Joel, The bulbs are probably not all good. The position lights are usually the culprits. You thing all are good but they are not. Check engine lights need to be scanned as well as the whole system on the car. The CEM rarely goes on these. I just had one...

Volvo Repair: Overdrive cable adjustment, carburetor, overdrive
carburetor, overdrive, thanks in advance: Dave, somewhere there IS an official length published. Gradually loosen(lengthen it) until the o/drive kicks out when you want it to. IE: passing etc. If it doesn t kick out at all, try slowly turning it in (shorten it) until you reach satisfaction. Tryt...

Volvo Repair: parts loction, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp
fuel pressure regulator, coolant temp, engine coolant: Sam, I already told you what to do first. As far as the regulator, its just a knowledge thing. You may want to have a Volvo tech help you on this. I cant do it on this end without seeing the car. Too many things that seem to be wrong to pinpoint. Roge...

Volvo Repair: Remote starter for XC70, new hero, light thanks
new hero, light thanks, cold engine: Helen, Leave it to best buy to give you some ridiculous excuse. The remote starter has something to do with the alarm system. You may have to unlock the car first, then try to start it. As far as the service light do the following: Turn key to pos 1, hold...

Volvo Repair: Remove & Install a New Headlight Switch?, volvo station wagon, stupid design
volvo station wagon, stupid design, headlight switch: Bobby, they didnt have a 98 950. 97 850 or 98 V70, either way its pretty much the same. They are tricky to get out but if it breaks it doesnt matter since you are installing a new one anyway. There are 2 tabs holding the switch in. Use a small screwdriver...

Volvo Repair: Replacing a 240DL grille, condensor, place thanks
condensor, place thanks, station wagon: Those grills get brittle over the years. Its not hard to reinstall it. If you are driving locally around town, I wouldnt worry about it. I see cars without grills all the time. Its ugly as heck but no danger. Its to protect the condensor from rocks, etc....

Volvo Repair: radiator, leaking radiator, pain in the neck
leaking radiator, pain in the neck, water pump: Lori, in a word, No. The turbo radiator is rather a pain in the neck to do. The water pump is run by the timing belt so there is no room for error there. If it were me, I would warranty the rad for you. Its only out of warranty by 3 weeks for crying out...

Volvo Repair: radiator, condensor, turbo car
condensor, turbo car, piece of cake: Jerry, I dont do step by step procedures on this site but if its not a turbo car, then its a piece of cake. you have to do it from underneath. The fan needs to come out, the trans lines need to come off the radiator and the hoses need to come off the radiator....

Volvo Repair: rear seat back removal, volvo 240dl, seat back
volvo 240dl, seat back, seat cushion: Robin, Ive been able to replace the pull mechanism without taking the seat apart. The parts are still available from Volvo. It may be easier to replace the set back though. Thats why I said try to take the panels off to see if the hardware is accessible....

Volvo Repair: remote door unlocking, 1997 volvo 960, volvo 960
1997 volvo 960, volvo 960, steve crowder: Steve, it soundslike the signal is being sent.(The noises you hear are int the right places.) First I would replace the battery to be sure. Then I would make sure everything is cleaned and well lubed. Latches, lock cylinders etc. Cycle every door with the...

Volvo Repair: S70 Transmission, 2 quarts, valve job
2 quarts, valve job, trans fluid: David, Those engines do burn oil. The only repair is a Complete valve job. I agree, Its possible it was a mistake. As far as the trans, Those transmissions do go bad. If the trans fluid hasnt been changed, and then you change it, then it will be over soon....

Volvo Repair: Spark Plug, s70 glt, heat range
s70 glt, heat range, recc: I think Volvo s recc. is 105k for the timing belt. Consult your owners manual to be sure. As far as the prk plug, the brand doesn t matter so much as the length inside the head and the heat range. Go with what the plug manufacturer recommends. Mar...

Volvo Repair: Steering Gear end play 1978 242 DL type 2, tie rods, rack pinion
tie rods, rack pinion, allmost: John, It happens on those. Thats why I converted mine to the newer 240 pump system. My setup is the newer style compressor so Im not sure if you want to tackle the conversion but that is what I would do. Those old racks are pretty ancient and the only way...

Volvo Repair: s40 check engine light, vacuum leaks, lean condition
vacuum leaks, lean condition, pressure and volume: Mike, look at my past posts for service light reset procedures. Your code indicates a lean condition in bank one. This means you have too much air (or not enough fuel) entering bank one. Check for vacuum leaks first. Then test fuel pressure and...

Volvo Repair: service for 2002 S60, routine service, volvo
routine service, volvo: There are so many services, I cannot remember them all. Consult your owner s manual, they are all there. Otherwise see the dealer. Always do the Recommended services and record them in your owner s manual and have it stamped. Really, really helps you ($)...

Volvo Repair: services light, reset button, odometer
reset button, odometer: Mike, turn the key to position 1 and hold in the odometer reset button. Wait until it resets to zero and then turn key to position 2 while still holding the reset button. The service light will flash when it flashes 3 times, release the button. Light is...

Volvo Repair: strange running., exhaust leaks, o2 sensors
exhaust leaks, o2 sensors, mt walter: Walter, check for vacuum and exhaust leaks first. Then test or have the O2 sensorS tested. Do them all and replace as necessary. Be carefull. Excess fuel or air getting into the motor will make the O2 s report abnormally high or low voltages. They are not...

Volvo Repair: Temperature gauge sending unit, volvo 740 gle, fuel gauge
volvo 740 gle, fuel gauge, blown fuse: Colleen, In a word no. Try this trick first. Tap on the glass by the fuel gauge. if it moves then its a normal 700 series quirk. As far as the temp gauge, do the same thing when the car is warmed up. The gauge sender is on the cylinder head under the...

Volvo Repair: Trouble starting and a stall, dashboard light, vacuum line
dashboard light, vacuum line, vacuum hose: Jimmy, let me guess. You are 21 something? VBG I really admire your tenacity. Yes, buy the Craftsman stuff and dive in. As you learn, you will save yourself thousands of dollars over the years. You have a PERFECT vehicle to learn on. The 240 series are tanks,...

Volvo Repair: How to test mass air sensor?, mass air sensor, volvo 850 wagon
mass air sensor, volvo 850 wagon, maf sensor: Peter, $175 for an air mass meter? Where did you get that? I hope its a Bosch meter. Well, the ECT sensor provides the signal for injection spray and those go bad at times. Did you have someone scan the car or do you have a scanner? It can be so many things....

Volvo Repair: Volvo 1988 model GL 240 will not start in hot weather, fuel pressure regulator, joe schmoe
fuel pressure regulator, joe schmoe, coolant temp: Kelly, most likely its going to be the coolant temp sensor that is going to be the problem or possible intermittent problem with the fuel pressure regulator. The electrical problems would have to be looked at and a few tests performed. Sounds like the washer...

Volvo Repair: Volvo distributor, bosch distributor, ebay
bosch distributor, ebay, chrylser: Rock, Well if its not a White cap then its a bosch distributor. My dealer can get them. EBay would be a good source as well. I looked at my supplier and it wasnt listed. If you cant find one, Let me know, I may have a good one in nice shape. Roge...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S60 AWD, volvo s60, maintainence
volvo s60, maintainence, goodies: Erik, 1. like all vehicles, depends on maintainence history and prior care. Generally, very reliable. 2. Like everything with more goodies, IE AWD, the potential for complications increases exponentially. The simpler, the more reliable. (personally...

Volvo Repair: Volvo S60 Throttle, volvo s60, funky things
volvo s60, funky things, alternator: Kelly, there are some really funky things that interact sometimes that you would never suspect. BUT, I ve never heard of anything that insane before. The systems are not related! Go to the Volvo site and look it up. It may take some navigating, but the...

Volvo Repair: Volvo Stalling, volvo 740 gl, engine wiring harness
volvo 740 gl, engine wiring harness, volvo 740: Bill, Most likely it will be a distributor, impulse sensor or intermittent coil problem but it may be inside the engine wiring harness as well. Without proper testing, its hard to say what the heck it could be. I suggest a Volvo shop to help you on this...

Volvo Repair: Volvo V70 2.3 wagon oil leak, volvo v70, crankshaft seal
volvo v70, crankshaft seal, external components: Glenn, without seeing it I cannot say. But, unlikely oil pump as it is inside the oil pan with no external components. Look carefully above the the pulley for oil dripping down from above and collecting there. It could be the front crankshaft seal,...

Volvo Repair: Volvo XC 2001, throtle body, gomez addams
throtle body, gomez addams, lurch: Jennifer, you need to call Gomez Addams and tell him that Lurch is bothering your car. HA. Anyway, To me it sounds like a possible Throtle body issue. That should be covered under the factory recall. Unfortunately, you will need to go to a Volvo shop for...

Volvo Repair: Volvo XC90 engine ticking, volvo xc90, head gasket
volvo xc90, head gasket, oil leak: D, Sounds like an exhaust manifold leak or an exhaust leak of some sort. As far as the oil leak, no idea without looking at it. I would take it back to whomever put the head gasket on and have them check it. Also the exhaust leak would have something to...

Volvo Repair: vol;vo240 rear seat latch, seat bottom, pivot points
seat bottom, pivot points, passenger seat: Robert, Same answer. I understand it s the back. You have to go to the bottom of the seat at the pivot points, On the sides, and manually release the latches. Or remove the seat back cover to accesss the linkage and see what broke. Repair as necessary....

Volvo Repair: volvo 740 gl limited edition, volvo 740 gl, intake manifold gasket
volvo 740 gl, intake manifold gasket, air control valve: Steven, I m sorry, I don t answer american idol questions or ideal questions. VBG Idle questions I can deal with. It s never the IAC (IDLE control valve) You have an unmetered vacuum leak somewhere. Usually the intake manifold gasket. Take a can...

Volvo Repair: volvo 850 T5 Auto down relay for window, volvo 850 t5, volvo 850
volvo 850 t5, volvo 850, power drain: Scott, did you replace the whole switch assembly? The relay is right there under the center console, but I believe that is for just the auto down feature. I would have to look up where the other relays are for the windows. My suggestion is to turn the off...

Volvo Repair: volvo coolant leak, volvo 740 gle, coolant leak
volvo 740 gle, coolant leak, volvo 740: Marty, Coolant doesnt freeze unless it was diluted too much which it obviously did. check to see if its coming out of that pipe from the water pump. Below the filter there is only one thing. The oil pan. Check to see if there are any obvious freeze plugs...

Volvo Repair: volvo keeps stalling out and wont start, fuel pump relay, volvo 240
fuel pump relay, volvo 240, time albert: Albert, well, I would start with the basic stuff like cap, rotor, plugs, wires, etc. Its may be a fuel issue. Unfortunately without looking at the car and doing a few tests, this one is almost impossible to diagnose from this end. Check to see if timing...

Volvo Repair: volvo s40 1998 service light reset, spec cars, volvo s40
spec cars, volvo s40, uk model: Andrew, the US spec cars in 2000 you could do manually. You can try this and see if it works. If not, then a special tools is needed. Turn key to position 1 and hold the odometer reset button in. Wait till it resets to zero and turn key to pos 2. Wait...

Volvo Repair: volvo xc90, volvo xc90, fasteners
volvo xc90, fasteners, volvo: Felicia, its one of the rear parking lights. Should be 2 on each taillight. The bad thing is, the whole unit needs to come out. There are 2 fasteners holding it in. You can access it from the compartments. Not sure if you want to tackle this one though....

Volvo Repair: volvos40, loaded gun, o2
loaded gun, o2, smile: Mike, let me just hand you a loaded gun. VBG You have not told me what code was set or why you chose to replace the O2. Who s advice are you listening to? The parts guy? Oh yeah, he makes a living selling parts. Scan the vehicle and get back to me....

Volvo Repair: wont start, engine wiring harnesses, volvo 245
engine wiring harnesses, volvo 245, proper tests: Sam, It can be a number of things. Check all the fuses to see if they are good, especially numbers 7 and 13. That one gets hot sometimes. It may be a relay or a coil problem. Without proper tests, I would only be having you go to different places to check....

Volvo Repair: wont start, volvo 245, point of entry
volvo 245, point of entry, volvo: Sam, probably the ignition module or the hall transmitter itself, or the wires for it at the Distributor. They break at the point of entry or just inside. You can buy just the parts to repair it. You do not need to replace the whole distributor. Mar...

Volvo Repair: 940 volvo, memory settings, power memory
memory settings, power memory, hold button: Joseph, You need to read the codes. If this is an early 940, the port is in the engine bay. Read both #2 and # 6. Ill give you an example with #2. Turn key on to first pos. Put connector in port 2, hold button for 5 seconds. Count the flashes, Example,...

Volvo Repair: 1988 VOVLO 740 WON'T START, mechanical malfunction, timing belt
mechanical malfunction, timing belt, diagnosis: Tara, you need to do some testing or any answer I give is just a guess. First you need to see if you are losing fuel or spark when it will not start. If you have both those, then you have to check for a mechanical malfunction. IE: timing belt broken, bad...

Volvo Repair: 1990 760 Turbo Stalling, electrical portion, car fuel
electrical portion, car fuel, c store: Daryl, where do you live? I would start with a throtle cleaning but it may be a number of things. Hard to say without looking at the car. Fuel system relay and a speed sensor would be another place to look. As far as the key, it sounds like the ignition...

Volvo Repair: 1990 Volvo 240dl Brake Lights, self tapping screws, volvo 240dl
self tapping screws, volvo 240dl, ground wires: LJ, First make sure you have installed the CORRECT bulbs. Probably the ground wires to the tailight housings are bad. Don t try to repair. Run new wires from the chassis to the housing ground strips. A couple of self tapping screws makes this an easy job....

Volvo Repair: 1991 Volvo 940 Turbo wagon, rachet wrench, volvo 940
rachet wrench, volvo 940, solonoid: Kim, sorry, no diagrams. They are easy though. disconnect the positve battery terminal. remove the 13mm nut on the solonoid, take wires off and let them hang. Remove spade connector green/yellow wire. Two 18 or 19mm bolts hold the starter in. use a swivel...

Volvo Repair: 1992 240 tail light assembly, self tapping screws, unexpected surgery
self tapping screws, unexpected surgery, corosion: I m sorry it took so long to get back to you. I had an unexpected surgery and will be out a while. Did you get the other problems fixed first? You have to test/determine what you are losing when it stops. Spark or fuel. We can go further when...

Volvo Repair: 1993 volvo 940, overdrive units, 1993 volvo 940
overdrive units, 1993 volvo 940, volvo 940: Marie, you need an xperienced thechnician to look at the overdrive control system. I would first check the fuses and then the wiring at the base of the shifter for integrity. Then the switch itself. Then the fourth gear switch on the transmission and then...

Volvo Repair: 1995 960 wagon radiator and fan blown, radiator, radiators
radiator, radiators, niece: Annee, Radiators go bad went they want too. They are plastic and can let go anytime. Same with the fan. They seize up. Unfortunately both repairs are rather expensive. Around $275 for the radiator and the fan is up there in price too. Not sure. Roge...

Volvo Repair: 1995 Volvo 850 - Head gasket?, crank shaft, metal shavings
crank shaft, metal shavings, cam shaft: Elsa, I dont know what this director is talking about. The valve cover doesnt go bad. It is sealed by a chemical gasket. Its up to you on fixing it and selling it or you can sell it as-is and disclose the problem. You wont get as much for the car but...

Volvo Repair: 1996 Volvo 960 EGR Valve replacement, 1996 volvo 960, flame trap
1996 volvo 960, flame trap, volvo 960: Red, I actually have to do the exact one tommorrow. To put it mildly, they suck to do. It is under the intake towards the back of the motor. You cant see it. Dont take that box off. That is the flame trap box. its there but it is very hard to get too....

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo 850 2.3L turbo ignition, distributer cap, lab scope
distributer cap, lab scope, voltage side: David, yes. Use a test lite on the small side post on the coil. One will be ground, one will be batt. voltage. Hold the light on the batt. voltage side and have someone crank the vehicle. It should flash. If it doesn t flash steadily while cranking. You...

Volvo Repair: 1996 volvo v70 steering rack, lifetime warrantied, volvo v70
lifetime warrantied, volvo v70, steel bushings: Graeme, The removal is pretty straightforward. No tips othe than to practice your swear words first.VBG I heartily recommend you do NOT attempt this overhaul yourself. Typically, the rack end bushings are shot. This is what makes the seals leak. They...

Volvo Repair: 1997 850 GLT - 111k miles, fcp groton, nuts and bolts
fcp groton, nuts and bolts, dust boots: Tim, that is all good stuff but my question is, what tires are you running? The 850 isnt the smoothest riding car but new rubber makes a lot of difference. What are strut mounts with bearings? The 850 has a strut cartridge and an upper strut cushion. No...

Volvo Repair: 1998 S70 GLT, car wont start, key reader
car wont start, key reader, s70 glt: April, Sounds like various issues. Time to find you a real Volvo shop that can help you and not get taken. Where do you live? As far as the situations, The flashing is most likely one of the dampner motor not working. The no start sounds like the key reader...

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70, speed bearings, coolant leak
speed bearings, coolant leak, wheel speed: Lary, (1) Have it test driven by someone familiar with Volvo s and get their opinion/diagnosis. Sounds like you may be right, but a bad differential will make those sounds too. Ask your freinds,neighbors, co-workers etc. where they go and who they trust....

Volvo Repair: 1998 V70XC turn signal relay location, signal relay, turn signals
signal relay, turn signals, supply house: Tom, go here to get your info. www.alldata.com. Part #s are available at the dealer or auto supply house. Mark Ok Tom, sorry I did not hand you the silver bullet you were looking for. Solutions require effort and often an expense is associated...

Volvo Repair: 1999 Volvo s80 power steering, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80
volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80, rack bushings: Garrett, could i replace the seals myself is it a hard job (Do not attempt yourself. You would need some special tools that you do not have. The reason the seals are bad is that the rack bushings are worn/loose. You need major machining equipment to handle...

Volvo Repair: 1999 volvo s80 with 2 problems, throtle body, volvo s80
throtle body, volvo s80, 1999 volvo s80: Melissa, there is a leak somewhere. A coolant system pressure test would need to be performed to see where its leaking. The stall may be a few things. An air mass meter, or a possible throtle body issue. Car would need to be scanned for proper diagnosis....

Volvo Repair: 1999XCV70 volvo power loss or limp-mode, powertrain control module, volvo family
powertrain control module, volvo family, volvo power: Robert, not really. Once the cam sensor goes bad its pretty much knowledge kicking in. No spark no fuel = bad cam sensor. you can try to ohm out the sensor at the connector but that doesnt usually tell you anything. Check to see if the connector for the...

Volvo Repair: 2001 S80 T6 Timing Belt Failure Interference Engine?, cams and followers, interference engine
cams and followers, interference engine, replacement job: If it has not slipped or broken, you should be alright. Right idea to park it. Yes, they should last over 100k. You have to replace all the pulleys, adjuster, and water pump to do it up right. A failure of any of these relatively cheap components can cost...

Volvo Repair: 2001 Volvo S60 T-5 Turbo Replacement, volvo s60, turbo replacement
volvo s60, turbo replacement, 2001 volvo s60: Bryan, is that mechanic smoking dope? Its a water cooled turbo charger. Lack of oil changes kills these Turbos. No software involved but there are a lot of steps to replace it and I dont do step by step instruction on this site. The best manual to get for...

Volvo Repair: 2002 S80 T6, damn car, pain in the neck
damn car, pain in the neck, yoa: Steve, If you dont want to pull your hair out and curse that damn car to death, do not buy it. With those miles, now is when stuff will start to break. The T6 is nothing but a headache. The 2.9 is better but still a pain in the neck as well. Some people...

Volvo Repair: 2002 Volvo S60 Right power window/lock, outside temperature and alarm, window switches, volvo s60
window switches, volvo s60, 2002 volvo s60: David, something must be wrong inside the right door. Without taking the panel off and testing for power, there isnt much more I can tell you what to check on it. Is this shop a Volvo shop? Most issues with these are the lock solonoids and the window switches....

Volvo Repair: 2004 xc70 awd key, maintenance, service menus, switch blade
service menus, switch blade, maintenance recommendations: John, For the service light, turn key to pos one, hold odometer reset button in and turn key to pos 2. Wait for triangle to flash and release the button. Its reset. Ive never taken those apart and I wouldnt if I were you. There is a chip in that thing...

Volvo Repair: 2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD Loss of boost, volvo specialist, 2005 volvo s40
volvo specialist, 2005 volvo s40, volvo s40: Ray, those are definately not Junk. Unfortunately this problem is something that needs to be scanned at the dealer or Volvo specialist shop. It could be anything and only a scan will determine what it is. May be a module issue or throtle problem. No way...

Volvo Repair: 240 cold start problem, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks, coolant temp: Dan, the first one I would start with is the coolant temp sensor. It definately sounds like its dumping too much fuel when cold. Once the car runs, check the Fuel pressure regulator by removing the vacuum hose and see if any fuel is coming out of it. Let...

Volvo Repair: 90 760Turbo failed california SMOG. Can I install OEM/aftermarket catalytic converter?, california smog test, rusted bolts
california smog test, rusted bolts, volvo repair: Hadi, aftermarket converter are basically junk unless you get decent brand names. There is more material inside the OEM converters. Thats why they are more expensive. Too cheap = junk. It does sound like a converter issue but I dont deal with emissions...

Volvo Repair: '94 volvo 850 non turbo wagon pnp switch, volvo 850, backup lights
volvo 850, backup lights, turbo wagon: It would be best to replace the pnp but a volvo shop needs to get involved. Its easier to adjust without the air box. Its right on top of the trans. there is the center nut and a bolt holding it in. There is a line on the swith that needs to be centered...

Volvo Repair: 95 850 turbo wagon, rubber grommet, turbo wagon
rubber grommet, turbo wagon, marsha: Marsha, in the engine bay next to the washer filler is 2 boxes. Open the cover for box A and put the wire into position 7. Turn key on. push button 4 times, wait for light to out, then push button 1 time, wait for light to go out, then push button 5 times,...

Volvo Repair: Add'l info on Ignition key won't turn, lock cylinder, tumblers
lock cylinder, tumblers: John, first try having a new key cut. Yours may just be worn. For future reference, never have a big ring of keys with your ignition set. The added weight and constant swinging wears out the tumblers and lock cylinder. Then replacement is the only option....