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

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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 ...
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Delayed shift between reverse and drive with harsh engagement

Model: 2005 Volvo S40 2.4i / 5 speed automatic Mileage: 127k Miles / 3rd owner Transmission service history: not even changed ATF Other relevant services: replaced all engine/transmission mounts last ...
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OEM versus aftermarket pads/rotors for Volvo?

I had some new rims put on my 1996 Volvo 850 today and the dealer said I need to have a brake job done. He specifically said I should be sure to get OEM pads and rotors because Volvos in particular ...
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Air filter box has a hole in it

I was changing out my air filter and in the process of cleaning out the air filter box I took a closer look at the source of this funny square patch of cleaner air filter media. This clean patch sits ...
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Does center bore difference of 0.06mm matter?

Recently I ordered a set of alloy wheels for my Volvo V40 MY 2015 which has a center bore 63.4. I noticed only now that there is a slight difference in the center bore (everything else is precisely ...
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Strange sound when turning steering wheel

I can't figure out the source of this odd moaning/groaning sound that emanates from somewhere near the passenger side's wheel down in that corner someplace. I only really hear it when driving at low ...
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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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Back seat latch jammed

I have a Volvo 850 and the left back seat latch is jammed. This is the latch that secures the seat in the upright position. Normally, pulling forward on the latch lever releases the latch and the seat ...
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Volvo C70 2009 Convertible ceiling panels: glue has come loose

My friend attempted this repair with some kind of all-purpose glue which did not hold. What is the best adhesive for this type of application? As you can see from the photos, the ceiling panels ...
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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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Frequent Oxygen Sensor dirty problems (volvo diesel)

I have a volvo S60 diesel for 10 months (more than 30.000 Km), and I already have to clean the oxygen sensor once and seems that I have to clean it again. My question is what can I do to reduce the ...
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2004 Volvo XC90 Vacuum assist pump nightmare

My 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9 has a Vacuum assist pump for the brake booster that should only come on briefly when the engine is cold and then not come on anymore. Mine comes on periodically all the time, ...
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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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Volvo S40 Starts but won't stay running more than minute. P0339 code

I have a 2004 Volvo S40 that when starts it'll stall. It'll run for a minute or less before acting like it's starved for air. Get the codes P0339 which is a crank position sensor. I have replaced ...
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Coilovers destroying my drive shafts

I have a set of Coilovers on my car and it's lowered by about 45-50 mm all around, the driveshaft bearings are lasting about 4-5 months on each side before having to be replaced because of the angle ...
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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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My Volvo XC90 will start without key in the vicinity

My XC90 2016 Volvo starts without the key in the vicinity. Stopped at station and spouse went off to shop. Turned off engine. pumped gas, turned on engine and picked up spouse who thought I was stuck ...
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Weird AT gearbox behavior on Volvo S40

I've got a 2.4L N/A Volvo S40 2008 with a 5 speed AT transmission. I've noticed a weird behavior: under normal acceleration (e.g. from a stoplight) the transmission very quickly changes into 4th (at ...
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Replace discontinued evap line?

My evap line got damaged and the part has been discontinued by Volvo (its a 1996 850 model). The particular hose is the one that runs across the frame in the front. Can this line be replaced with a ...
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Using vegetable oil to flush engine of gunk

I've been told by a mechanic friend of mine that AFTER I've used engine flush I can put in vegetable oil, run engine for a short while then drain. He says that as the veg oil is sticky, it'll help ...
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Coolant loss through overflow tank for 1997 Volvo V90 wagon

All cooling system hoses / connections and head gasket are fine and I recently installed a new coolant overflow tank / cap and I have 100% water (don't want to waste money on antifreeze yet). PROBLEM ...
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Volvo S40 2008 damaged driver side mirror

I noticed today that the driver side mirror was damaged. It's still functional: the mirror adjustment controls work and the blinkers on it work. I am worried about increased wear and water damage ...
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Engine shutting down during LPG conversion

Two weeks ago I was stopped at a traffic light and my engine shut down. It took 4 tries to get it back running. People behind me got pissed when they missed their green light. This morning the same ...
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What can I do to get the oil pump to work?

I replaced the oil pump on a Volvo 240. The oil pump is down in the oil pan underneath the engine. I followed the Haynes manual which said to prime the pump with Vaseline. I put everything back ...
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1994 Volvo 850 GL randomly stopping

My 1994 Volvo 850 GL has recently begun to halt the engine at seemingly random intervals. Some backstory: Since I bought it second-hand in 2013, it's had an intermittent problem where when I start the ...
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Object in center back of Volvo 850 engine compartment

What is the object attached to the center back of the engine compartment of a 1996 Volvo 850 as circled in red in the photo below:
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Viability of replacing engine 1996 Volvo?

I have a 1996 Volvo 850. It runs well, but the engine is 20 years old and I am concerned it may not last forever. The coolant is brownish, so I am afraid there might be a cross-contamination between ...
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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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Hood Unlatches but Won't Pop Up

Okay, I've got a 1998 Volvo V70 that takes two people to open the hood. When you pull the release on the inside, it unlatches but the hood won't pop open the inch or two until it reaches the safety ...
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Starting problem when it`s cold

I have an "S40" diesel VOLVO. Everything was fine about starting and things till I had to change the injection pump due to its leakage. Of course a brand new injection pump cost an arm and a leg, so I ...
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Nicked cam journal - how bad is it?

I was pulling the valve cover off my 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 to reseal it and found this nick in the head in the camshaft journal. The cover is pressed onto dowels mounted in the head and naturally when ...
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Aftermarket Exhaust

I have a Volvo c30 D5(2007) and my exhaust has started to rot through from the inside, I obtained several quotes from various part providers and they all said an after market exhaust would be allot ...
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Volvo XC90 8V AWD car speed to piston revolution speed ratio changed after repair

I have a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD. I noticed driving on a flat highway the 6'th gear the ratio of SUV speed in miles per hour to the piston revolution speed in thousand rotation per minute is 40, ...
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Driving without oxygen sensor

I am getting my oxygen sensor replaced today and the mechanic gave the car back so I could do errands while the part is being delivered, which will take several hours. In the meantime, the car's ...
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Volvo V60 key needs new battery, will it 'forget' the car?

My Volvo V60 (2010/11) key needs a new battery. It's an electronic key for keyless entry. Technically I think it's a 'personal car communicator' (PCC). A local locksmith can replace the battery but ...
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Feedback sensation and noise at gear shifter when pressing brake pedal

I was about to turn out my carport this afternoon and experienced this sensation at my hand on the shifter when I pressed the brake. It was quiet too and I heard like some kind of noise like a ...
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Jump starting when boot is locked Volvo bifuel v70

I can't jump start my Volvo V70 as my boot is locked.I have been told that I can jumpstart it on the engine ,but where? Battery is in the boot..it's a bifuel estate.
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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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Why couldn't I shift into 1st gear with car not stopped in my Renault, but my Volvo lets me do it?

I used to have a Renault Laguna (model year 2000) until I got a Volvo V70 (model year 2006) to replace it. One of the things that annoyed me somewhat about the Renault was that, if I was e.g. ...
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Will never charging the batteries of a hybrid electric plug-in vehicle damage it?

I am likely to be forced to use a Volvo V60 in its hybrid diesel-electric plug-in version for my daily commutes. This is a hybrid system comprising a 2.4l diesel engine with an added plug-in electric ...