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

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Low fuel pressure in Volvo S40 1999

My car is Volvo S40 1999 with 2.0 engine. The fuel pressure is on the idle at 2.2-2.3 bars (should be 2.5) and on higher rpm max. 2.6-2.7 bars (should be 3.0). When I unplug the hose that goes from ...
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Smoke coming out of oil fill port

I've been reading up on this smoking oil dipstick tube/oil port for Volvos and they all seem to stem around a clogged PCV system as being the root cause. We're looking at a 2005 Volvo S80 5cyl 2.5L ...
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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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Which type of coolant is most suited for a Volvo XC90?

I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 that is low on coolant, and I want to change it. Since the coolant is low anyway, I will flush it, but I'm wondering what type of coolant to get. The manual, of course, ...
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Volvo not wanting to crank

What would cause my Volvo s60 not start after replacing the ignition switch and key everything else is turning on but not cranking the engine it keeps saying start prevented try again in the ...
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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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My Volvo S40 2006 Immobilizer Not Releasing

I have that fault in the Volvo S40 2006 so it does not give or release the lever when braking Original text: Tengo esa falla en el volvo s40 2006 por eso no da estar ni libera la palanca al frenar
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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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I have a 2006 Volvo S60

My message board says engine system service required but no check engine light came on and I can't get a reading done unless the check engine light is on according to the shops and auto part stores ...
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Do I need to replace the fuel pressure sensor of a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD?

I have a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD. The dealership told me that the check engine light came on intermittently and the reason was the fuel pressure sensor is faulty. It costs $525 to replace it. Is this ...
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Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with the exhaust

Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with what to do about the exhaust. The original 5 cylinder had only 1 turbo, 1 ...
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Engine replacement for my 2001 V20 XC (B5244T3)

Is it possible to replace my B5244T3 (2001 V70 XC) engine with the engines below; B5254T4 (2004–2007 Volvo S60 R or V70 R) B5254T12 (2014–2016 Volvo XC70) B5254T14 (2013–2016 V60 T5 or 2016 XC70) ...
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How to pull out a stuck third row seat on a Volvo XC90 MY2007?

The left third row seat on a '07 Volvo XC90 is stuck underneath the collapsible backrest. Looking from the trunk from behind the seat, it seems to be stuck on the right rail, it won't budge at all. ...
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Intermittently fluctuating/non-functioning speedometer in Volvo 940. Possible causes?

I have a 1992 Volvo 940. A few months ago, the speedometer started malfunctioning intermittently. Sometimes it would read correctly, other times the needle would wobble around, and sometimes it would ...
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2007 Volvo XC90 Projector headlight problem

I bought a set of Projector headlights for my 2007 XC90 (they came complete with the wiring harness) when I installed them this passed Saturday they don't work, no low beam or high beam, I have no way ...
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Volvo 940's engine seemingly randomly stalls while driving

Our Volvo 940 (1998/Classic)'s engine randomly stalls while driving. There is little to no pattern to it; following the first time it happened an entire year passed before it happened again. Sometimes ...
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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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DIY main battery swap on Volvo V70?

The car is a Volvo V70 2.0 D4 181 Momentum from 2014. I bought it used in 2016, but in 2017 it started having problems with the automatic start-stop thing, and a year later it started saying "...
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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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signal switch (control rod) replacement in 1990 Volvo 240 DL

Will a signal switch without cruise control work on a 1990 Volvo 240 DL? I have a bad turn signal switch on my Volvo. It's the left-hand rod that you use to control the turn signals, brights, and ...
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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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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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Alarm Siren Control Module Location

Vehicle is a 2005 Volvo S40. I have been having problems with my alarm going off randomly, so I just stopped locking my door. Well, now my battery has been completely drained. I bought a new siren ...
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Volvo S40: Identify cause of alarm triggering

2005 Volvo S40 with about 100k kms. Every once in a while, usually after I've just parked the car, exited, and locked it, the alarm will go off. I understand there is a common issue with these ...
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PSA 1.6tdci metallick “clicking” - possible hydraulic lifter?

My 2007 Volvo V50 1.6tdci (380.000km) suddenly started to have a metallic clicking sound when I got off the freeway the other day (see video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SmGt2Lz7itSWWQ2x7). The sound ...
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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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High frequency noise from fuel pump persists after replacement, what could it be?

So recently I've been noticing a high frequency noise coming from the rear right side of my Volvo where the fuel pump is located. I took it to a mechanic where they agreed that the noise was indeed ...
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2006 Volvo XC90 starts intermittently

I have a 2006 XC90 2.5T with about 70k miles on it, almost 2 years ago it just would not start, wont even crank when turning the key...displays a message that says "Start prevented, try again" Here ...
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Cold start electrical problem

I've asked this also on volvoforums, but since here are also general car discussion I would like to ask here also. I own a Volvo s80 2.4d 2009 (with 300.000 km) and since the weather got colder I ...
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Meaning of DTC Code 4331 for Volvo EPS (Electrical Power Steering Module)

It's possible I am reading the scan tool wrong or it is investigating a module that does not exist. For a 2008 Volvo S40 I get the following: EPS - Electrical Power Steering Module 4331(1/1) Not ...
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My 2008 Volvo xc70 dashboard shows steering wheel locked, car will not start, what can I do?

My 08 xc70 is showing an image of a steering and pad lock, car won't start, what can I do?
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How to release fuel injectors from Volvo T5 engine?

How does one engage the release mechanism for the fuel injectors on a Volvo T5 engine? The spring clip doesn't seem to respond to any tugging so far and I don't want to break it. Here's a side ...
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Volvo automatic windows won't stay closed

The automatic windows on my 2005 Volvo XC90 roll back down after they have closed. Does the computer think that something is stuck in the window, and roll it down? It doesn't roll both of the ...
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Should I replace the timing belt in a 2002 Volvo since I don't know when it was last replaced? [duplicate]

I bought a 2002 Volvo S60 T2.4 with 103K miles. My mechanic noticed that the 105K service is coming up, and told me that the timing belt is supposed to be replaced either at that service or after ten ...
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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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Volvo - send commands to read DTCs

I tried finding out the commands a diagnostic tool sends to my Volvo and I got this - 1D D0 16 16 03 22 F1 86 Protocol - CAN 29/500 (elm command: AT SP 7) Can someone help me with the method to ...
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How to tell whether mid 2010s Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance?

How do I tell whether the Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance or it's just the vendor attempting to earn more money? How do I self repair it and diagnose if I don't want to go to the vendor?
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2004 Volvo S60 D5 diesel (Euro 3): clouds of black smoke

My S60 has a developing problem where considerable quantities of soot are emitted from the exhaust. Upon first startup, cold engine, the smoke is nearly entirely absent. When the engine reaches some ...
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Volvo S40 seemingly transmission failure

I've got a Volvo S40, 2.4L, automatic, model year 2007, with 95k kms. Lately I had my front axle replaced because I had significant vibration at specific speeds. I've also got serviced (oil, filters),...
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Would the OEM projector HID headlight units fit a 2007 Volvo XC90 equiped with HID reflector headlight units?

I had the fortune of having a substantially sized rock land on my right headlight while driving my MY2007 XC90 on the highway, which ended up cracking the headlight and punching a small hole in it. ...
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2004 Volvo S60 starting issue

I am interested in buying a 2004 Volvo S60. The guy selling the car says: "It won't start. When you try to start it. its as if the battery was bad, but it's not" Does anyone know what that means? ...
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Spark plug broke off in engine - can I drive the car?

I own a 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L AWD with 6 cyl. (Twin turbo, with catalytic converter.) While changing the spark plugs, one broke-off (all the ceramic below the threads and possibly the metal finger ...
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Brake lights no longer work on a Volvo V70

My car is an old (2001) Volvo V70. Last year I experienced intermittent failures of the brake lights, and it led my mechanic to exchange the break pedal switch. This seemed to work fine for some ...
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Diesel leak by fuel injector on Volvo V50 2007

So for a time now there has been diesel undeneath the fuel injectors. Could this be a simple o-ring seal gone rogue? Or a destroyed copper washer? There seems to be a little puddle of diesel by ...
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How to do an amateur repair of a tiny ding on my almost new car?

I recently bought an almost new car, a dealer demo with 5,500 miles on it. It was pristine when I got it. However, the car being unfamiliar to me, I lightly made contact with a bench at the edge of ...
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2010 Vovlo XC 60

I have a 2010 volvo that will start after a battery change. The key fob also gets stuck as well. I have read all kinds of blogs to include touching the battery cables together for 30 seconds and I get ...
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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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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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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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