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Looks like part of the muffler to me. You should have it replaced it could end up obstructing the exhaust.


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That is usually caused by a tired ancilliary belt (the one that drives the alternator etc) - as the rubber ages, it grips less well and slips more against the pulleys, especially when cold and damp. After a couple of minutes it dries out and warms up, and so stops slipping. The timing belt itself is toothed, and so cannot slip (it would cause a catastrophic ...


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You have a flat battery - use either a charger or a jump-start from another car (there are plenty of questions on here and guides elsewhere as to how to jump start) to charge the battery.


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What you are describing is generally caused by the door lock actuators wearing out. It's common on a lot of cars once they get some age on them. They are usually available aftermarket, and some can be a pain to swap out.


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I found pretty good video about changing the muffler here. As Larry said, it is not the catalysator but the part before the catalysator. It looks like something that even an amateur is able to do. In Finland, the cost is about 60EUR for the part so not expensive part. (source of the image) Terminology muffler = äänenvaimentimet, takapönttö ...


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Check your coolant level in the reservoir. It may just be a low coolant warning light


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The tailpipe and silencer assembly is what you have pictured. The tailpipe and silencer is at the end of your exhaust system. Because of its position in the system it gets hotter and colder more often, and corrodes more quickly then any other part of the exhaust. Exhausts tend to rust from the inside to the outside first. This is what has happened, and it ...


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They will absolutely fit, there are a few things you will need to do before running them, one is you are going to need or should use hub-centric rings to make that center bore the same size, otherwise expect vibrations at high speeds. Also you may want to run a spacer, because of the difference in offset with the volvo wheels. You should be able to source ...


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You have a 9.5mm difference in offset between the two, and a 1.8mm difference in centre bore - so they will physically fit, but it is not recommended. The difference in offset means that the wheels will sit further in towards the centre of the car. This could lead to rubbing against the suspension or arches, although you should be able to check this to ...


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I would suspect a worn clutch release bearing, or spigot bearing. How old is the clutch? Both bearings should be replaced when the clutch is replaced, and if it is the original clutch, they are now 18 years old...


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Possible condensation/moisture in an ignition component. I've located similar problems in the past by lightly misting the various components with a spray water bottle until I find the cracked part.


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Apparently, the climate control system can sometimes sound like a beep as the vents are adjusted. You could check this by turning climate control completely off and repeating your drive. No beep = climate control doing its thing.


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Can't think of anything directly car related. Got anybody that might be pranking you with one of these? http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8c52/


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Had a similar problem with my 2006 1.8 petrol s40. Immobilizer stuck on, "immobilizer, see manual" error message. I checked all fuses, wiring etc, lock unlock 5 times myth and disconnected my battery for half an hour! I was on the verge of calling an auto electrician out when I stumbled upon a post that advised me to turn the key all the way to the firing ...



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