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Swedish carmaker known for solidly built cars and early adoption of safety features.

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Trailer tail lights still on when ignition is off

After having attaching a trailer hitch to a Volvo V70 2005 the tail lights keep glowing even when ignition is off. Therefore I have two questions: Is it normal on some cars? If not any ideas what ...
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First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car

I just ordered my brand new Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 2019. My previous car was Renault Megane 2012 and honestly, it was great. It had automatic climate control, automatic wipers, was quite fast, ...
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2005 volvo xc70 radiator fan continuously on high

My 05 xc70 wagon has been running fine forever, but recently, the engine cooling fan has been running at high speed continuously, regardless of engine temp. After some googling, i determined it might ...
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Brake pedal goes to floor “sometimes” only

Driving a 2007 Volvo S40, automatic transmission. As title states, my braking pedal sometimes goes to floor during driving, mainly when I'm in a traffic jam and using the brakes actively. It also ...
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Ignition wont turn on Volvo 2005 s40, existing key broke into ignition

I ordered a new remote key and the tech said that he cant program the key unless he can turn the ignition, is that true? Or can we program the new key with the old existing code, i didnt lose the ...
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XC90 D5 Black smoke

I have a 163hp XC90 D5. I've noticed lots of black smoke under hard acceleration very similar to an issue 'Caius Jard' had; "there's a periodic hesitation in the power delivery - again going up that ...
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1995 Volvo 850 Sedan Digital Instrument readings blnk

My Volvo 850has a new expensive battery Temps have been very cold, single digits. I have not been driving it but starting it on the regular. Has been fine until it wouldn't start. I jumped it and got ...
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Problem with the engine Volvo S40

I have a problem, the error code is 2008 The throttle valve is still dead, even after I replaced the throttle and gas pedal. The indicator lights up. There is often a lack of power as it would ...
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Is it worth it to try to solve a valve problem on my old Volvo?

I have a 1996 Volvo 850 which has some kind of serious valve or piston problem. The mechanic said that there is zero compression in cylinder 2 (its a 4-cylinder GTS). He said he could not see anything ...
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Can't remove fuel line connector from fuel pump

I am trying to replace the fuel pump of my Volvo V70 I 2.4 (106kW, 1998, manual), but can't remove the fuel line connector from the pump assembly. The return line seperated easily, but the other one ...
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Mass Flow Sensor missing

I've recently purchased a Volvo V70 I 2.4 (106kW, 1998, manual) and wanted to check the mass flow sensor for issues. But it appears that my car has none, even though I've seen them in all pictures and ...
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Volvo V70 I stalling when accelerating too much

I've recently bought a Volvo V70 I 2.4 (106 kW, gasoline, 1998), and on the way back home from the seller the car died several times when starting from a standstill, until finally a few hundred meters ...
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Connecting Trailer module (TRM) for Volvo V70 2005

I'm going to install a Trailer module (TRM) into a Volvo V70 2005. There are are two sockets on it (a gray and a green one). I found the cable from the Rear electrical module (REM) which should be ...
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Old motor exchanged for newer one. Practical “age” of the rest of the car?

I am currently driving a Ford Fiesta from 2011, now my Aunt has offered me to sell me her old Volvo V70 from 2007. All in all the deal would be roughly a zero-sum game as I could get about the same ...
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No heat, but fan and heater core are working

I have no cabin heat in my 1996 Volvo 850 even though the blower and heater core appear to be working. I have the air mix turned off, so no outside air should be coming in. Nevertheless, the system ...
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Unusual one-way screw in 95 Volvo 850

I encountered these security screws attempting to remove and clean my MAF sensor. I've never seen them before and I don't know how to remove them. Any ideas?
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Car speed not more then 100 km/h

I have a 2004 Volvo XC70. Normally if I travel at 110 km/h my engine speed is at 2400 RPM. Now I have to press accelerator up tо 3000 RPM, but max speed is 100 km/h and won't go higher. This problem ...
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2001 Volvo V40 2.0T producing excess smoke with other issues

Firstly, I pulled these error codes from the ECU: 0139,0131,0172,0107 My V40 2.0T with aftermarket LPG conversion is putting out a significant amount of smoke at quite specific moments. Before this ...
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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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Volvo remote key id

The 2011 xc60 has 3 programmed keys. One is lost, I know the id number of one that was programmed to replace the lost one. But now the car has 3 keys. Is there a way to find the other one that exists ...
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Bolt Torque for Timing Belt Tensioner

I'll be changing the timing belt and water pump on a 2006 Volvo S40 with a 2.5L T5 engine. What is the torque specification for the tensioner on the timing belt?
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Will an off-center steering wheel be corrected in an alignment visit?

I am planning on installing an OEM heated steering wheel but I'm concerned that I might not have the wheels and steering perfectly aligned, and I'll install the new steering wheel slightly off-...
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Volvo V70 headlight is dim with a purple hue

My 2014 Volvo V70 D4 started having issues with the headlights. On the right side, the low beam (and also high beam, same device) are at perhaps 70% effect and have a noticeable purple tint. I also ...
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2005 Volvo S40 “KEY ERROR, TRY AGAIN”

Without no warning came out of Drs. and start getting "key error, try again" message on my S40 it wont start will not go into gear (to have towed) nothing and something drained the battery so I ...
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volvo xc70 cold starts into limp mode

2004 volvo xc70 awd inline 5 turbo, automatic- Hello everyone, I've been having a fairly consistent problem that rears its ugly head almost every cold morning( ~ 8/10 times if its below 40F outside). ...
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How to replace electric tailgate lift on Volvo XC 60 2012?

My volvo xc60 has been having issues with the trunk and the lift gate. We got the lift gate to come off with a flat head screwdriver but the "electrical" part is still connected. I'm wondering what ...
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Engine sputtering when warm and jerking when accelerating

I have a Volvo s40 1996 1.8 (manual), and the problem is that when the engine gets warm it starts to have ideling problems and when driving and trying to accelerate fast it starts to jerk. When the ...
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Steering wheel stiff

My steering wheel was groaning, especially when making sharp turns, so I mentioned to the mechanic when some other service was being done. He said it was low on fluid and he filled it. After I got ...
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Unknown Leaking Hose behind Volvo engine

There's a hose behind the engine that connects to some fitting that passes through the firewall on an old Volvo XC90 that seems to be leaking oil. I can't identify what that part is. Does power ...
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Fog lights won't turn off

I came back from vacation (20 days) and my 2006 XC90 wouldn't start. The key fob wouldn't unlock which was the first indication and then I just had absolutely no lights so I assumed it was a full ...
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Constant power to radio?

Normally, my understanding is that power to the radio is cut when the ignition is turned off. I am looking at installing a normal computer in a car (not an Android) and the problem is that if you ...
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Selecting an aftermarket turbo

I am trying to upgrade the turbocharger on my 2007 Volvo C30 T5 from the stock K04 to something larger and capable of supporting 350-400bhp. I followed Garrett's website which allowed me to generate ...
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How to switch to mercury-free Xenon HID bulbs?

The vehicle is a Volvo XC90 year 2003, from UK. It uses Xenon HID headlamps, with D1S bulbs, which use a small amount of mercury. I would like to switch to mercury-free bulbs, like D3S or similar, ...
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Burnt valve diagnosis with broken radiator

The radiator on my 2001 Volvo v40 blew on the highway last week and the engine overheated. I had it towed to my shop, and let them know the situation, and expressed concern of engine damage because ...
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Volvo V40 Immobilizer

I bought a 02 V40. It is just a regular driver when I got it. The previous owner had lost the keys and the fob. So I have ordered a factory cylinder and key replacement. I had already removed and ...
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Volvo s60 Engine Service Required

Engine Service Required message has just came up on the LCD and I'm wondering what could be the problem. My known issues are: I have the popping noise in the engine and I've tried the same thing as ...
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Vehicle Stall and Engine Fire

We currently had a new turbo put into a 2000 Volvo S40, 110k miles. Initially, the car would smoke when accelerating hard with the new turbo. After a few weeks the smoke never occured again and the ...
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Wont start. Engine jumps timing. Help

Volvo S60 2001. I went off the road and the front of the car hit the grass pretty hard. I drove the car after that for a few miles and the car monitor said coolant leak on the dashboard. Car shuts ...
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Electric Throttle Body Volvo S70 2000

So I had my volvo brought in to replace the o2 sensor so I could get my emissions done. (Car ran completely fine). After picking it up, it ran fine to my house. The following day, when I turned the ...
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Heater core failed for the second time

I have Volvo 850 and the heater core is leaking... again. The same thing happened 3 or 4 years ago. Is there some design issue that is causing this to happen repeatedly? If so, any long-term fix?
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Why was worm and sector steering still used long after rack and pinion was invented?

I regularly work on old volvo's Amazon, 164, 144 etc. They all use worm and sector steering with the pitman arms, a very much inferior steering system. A lot of play is always present in the steering ...
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Volvo V70 touch screen no longer responding to touches

My V70 has a "Sensus Connected Touch" display, where most functions (radio, climate, settings menu, etc.) are displayed; some of these are operated via a menu dial and/or other, physical, buttons on ...
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2012 Volvo V60 D3 keeps blowing low beam lamps

I am in South Africa and have a V60 D3 Volvo. I keep on blowing the low beam bulbs. Replaced both in a pair with good quality bulbs (did not touch them during installation). At first they worked, ...
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Is there a special tool for Volvo electrical connector disengagement?

I find it annoying to unplug the electrical connectors in my 1996 Volvo 850. It is very tricky to release the connectors because they usually have some kind of latching mechanism on both sides so that ...
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2000 Volvo S40 startup pronlem

I tried to start my car today but I didn't want to start, last time I drove it it worked fine. The video at the bottom shows how it sounds at startup. -3/-4 degrees celsius at the time this happened. ...
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Bulb failure warning sensor diagnosis

I have a 1996 Volvo 850 GLT that has an active bulb failure warning. The problem is that it doesn't tell me WHICH bulb. I have checked all the obvious lights: headlights high beams reverse lights ...
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Volvo S40 2007 - P0172 system too rich

So I've got the P0172 code on my Volvo S40 2007 2.4L gasoline (5 cylinder). The car runs absolutely fine: no unusual noises, fuel consumption is fine (terrible but that's usual), power is also fine (...
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How to solve VOLVO VIDA DICE 2014D Error “Can’t Log in”

When using VOLVO VIDA DICE 2014D, LOGIN IN the interface can’t enter, adjust the computer time also can’t LOGIN IN. Thank you very much. Who can solve this problem
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Evaluating a Head Gasket Replacement

Car: 1991 Volvo 240 History: There was oil in the coolant expansion tank. I did a leak down test and could hear air bubbles in the radiator so assumed the head gasket was bad. I subsequently ...
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V70 reported low oil level, but stick says it's fine and now the message is gone, what happened?

I have a 2006 Volvo V70. When I was driving yesterday, the car displayed a notification that the oil level was low and I should top it off. Since this was a non-urgent notification (as opposed to a ...