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

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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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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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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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Volvo S60 T5 Auto gearbox replacement

My Volvo S60 T5's gearbox (aw55-50sn) has finally broken; it has a slipping third gear and possible clogged up solenoids in the valve body (due to it clonking into "D" mode). I'm wondering if there's ...
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Door Lock Actuator Question on 98 Volvo s70

I bought my S70 about a year ago and have babied it since. When I first got it, the passenger door wouldn't lock, so I disabled the door handle on the outside to temp lock it. Now obviously the ...
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2009 Ford Focus…Will these 15" rims fit?

I have a set of 15" Volvo rims: Rim: 6x15 ET43, Bolt pattern: 5x108, Thread Size: M12 x 1.75, Center Bore: 65.1 The 2009 Ford Focus Rim Specs: Rim: 6x15 ET52.5, Bolt pattern: 5x108, Thread Size: M12 x ...
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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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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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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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Volvo V40 - How to locate the fault in central locking?

I bought a used Volvo V40 (2002). It worked great for about two weeks, after which the central locking stopped working. The FOB doesn't do anything, and each door has to be locked and unlocked ...
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CanBus - monitoring

My Volvo (2002) uses CANBus to monitor various lamps (I assume its current that's monitored). I intend to splice into one of the headlamps and one of the sidelamps and use those live feeds to dim (...
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Volvo 850 dashboard lights not working

My Volvo 850's dashboard lights and instrument lights for the radio and A/C are not working properly. This happened two nights ago when I was driving, everything just went dark. The lights in the car ...
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Why do my wipers only operate at high speed?

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90, and the wipers now only work at high-speed, regardless of the stalk setting. The normal order is off - intermittent - low - high; however now they go to high speed for all 3 ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiple dashboard messages on my 2004 Volvo S80

I am having a problem with my 2004 Volvo S80. In the mornings when I go to start my car, I get a message skid service required. After I mess with it a little bit, the message goes away. I also get a ...
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2006 Volvo s40 started smoking suddenly

Had my car serviced two weeks ago fuel consumption and great and been driving smoothly. Yesterday driving from work it suddenly started smoking terribly. Stop at the gas station checked the oil and it ...
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2007 S40 - Accessory Delay (5 secs) when turning the Key to Position II

My son's 2007 S40 has an accessory delay of 5 (secs). The lights and indicators ultimately come on. The car has no problem starting and runs nice. The dealer says it needs a new ignition. An ...
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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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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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Replacing an instrument cluster on an 02 s80 Volvo with a junkyard one?

Recently went to a junkyard and saw that they had the exact make and model of my moms car. I wanted to do something nice for her. The instrument cluster in her car has been malfunction, sporadically ...
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Volvo AW55 W mode hard shift avoidance

I have recently purchased a 2006 Volvo S60 T5 with 136,xxx miles. Like many mid-2000s Volvo's with the AW-55 transmission, it has succumbed to shift flares at 1-2 and 2-3. It is light but I would like ...
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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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Are there any alternatives to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90?

I've been looking for an alternative to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD. There are a number of other Volvo vehicles that use the same drivetrain, but not one of the national muffler shops ...
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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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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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battery light will not go out

I drive a 1983 Volvo 245 diesel. The alternator and battery are both less than 4 years old. A year ago, the battery light would not go out after starting. The alt is charging fine. A diode check was ...
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Engine knocks and engine speed falls below idle upon releasing the throttle

I have this strange problem on my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9T T4 (B4194T engine, no VVT, ~150k miles), I'll try to provide a detailed description. I noticed that only when the engine is warm, whenever I ...
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Volvo V60/S60 <2012 LED bulb replacement

The LED bulb unit that sits between the headlamp assembly and the rad has gone. I have bought a new complete unit (two led strips inside) but cannot see how to unplug the old one and plug in the new ...
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Can camshaft seal leaking hurt timing belt and cause sudden engine breakdown while driving? - Volvo XC90

Volvo service told me that the camshaft seal of my Volvo XC90 needs to be replaced for $1000. I see no oil on the timing belt, its dry. It just has some black dust. If there is real leak, can it ...
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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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Car jerking at certain engine RPM

I drive a 1996 model Volvo 440 GL(manual gear box). When the engine RPM reaches around 2000 - 3000 range, car starts jerking. It feels like the car needs to go faster but something is not allowing. ...
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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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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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Giving an old car a refresh

I have an old car (1990 Volvo 240) which I am rather attached it. Lately it seems like it has been creaking and groaning rather more than usual. Is there some sort of spring cleaning(except it's a 20 ...
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2007 T5 AWD Volvo S40 key won't start the car or unlock the doors

I didn't drive the car for three weeks. When I went to open the car to drive to work my keyless entry fob wouldn't work so I used the actual key to open the door. When I tried to start the car of ...
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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 - problem at ~2,000 RPM

I have a Volvo S40 (diesel) and sometimes I have a problem around ~2,000 RPM: it is something like a limp (or you could say that the car hiccups) Strangely, when my brother drives the car, he does ...
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Volvo 940 Drivers power window won't go up

I have a Volvo 940 wagon, 1994 made for the US. Last night the driver's window stopping rolling up when I hit the switch, but it does roll down. I pulled out the switch box, and tried connecting the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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2005 volvo s60 2.4 starts shuts right off.

I put a new fuel pressure sensor in 4 days ago ran fine. Now it is coding fuel pressure sensor low pressure but I do not hear the fuel pump buzz at startup is it the fuel pump?
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Upgrading the V70's HU603 with iPhone support

I checked the FAQ and it does really seem clear to me if I can ask this or not... so I give it a go anyways. I have a Volvo V70N, 2002 "Jubileums modell" with the premium sound package. That include ...
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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 ...