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Car sluggish and wants to stall in 2nd gear.
Hi there. From your explanation of the problem it sounds like you are experiencing the onset of a transmission failure. A mechanic would drain the fluid from the transmission and inspect it for metal or debris in the fluid which...
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Car runs sluggish after fuel pump replaced.
You need to make sure the filter was installed in the right direction of fuel flow. Fuel filters are designed to filter fuel as it flows from the tank to the fuel injectors, the filter can only flow efficiently in...
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brake pedal goes all the way down
I am assuming that once the brake pedal engages the brakes, that the car stops ok. One thing in particular comes to mind and that is seized or binding caliper slides. One piston calipers have to be mounted on slides....
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Number five cylinder problem
The wiring on older Volvos, such as with your 1996 Volvo 960, can be a little temperamental and have bad connections. If the ignition coil is good but the coil itself is not receiving the electrical signal from the computer,...
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Won't start, added starting fluid 1994 Volvo 960
Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 1994 Volvo 960. The most common cause of this is a failed fuel pump. When this kind of car sits for a while, the fuel gums up the fuel pump keeping it...
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Hard to press brake
Hello. This is caused by a bad brake vacuum booster. When the booster fails, the brakes will get hard and it can cause a vacuum to leak in the engine causing a misfire. It sounds like this is what is...
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Wipers don't turn off on 1995 Volvo 960
Hello. This is a problem with the wiper module. The module fails internally and causes the wipers to continue to stay on. I always check for power at the module first to see if it is getting the on signal....
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Brake lights don't work on 1994 Volvo 960
Hello. It sounds like you need a brake switch replacement. These switches are a common failure. I usually test the switch with an ohm meter, which will tell me if it is bad. There are also other parts of the...
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Gas leak near OTC
Hello. If the leak occurred right when the noise occurred, then it is usually caused by a fracture in the fuel pump outlet. This commonly occurs on fuel pumps over time. The outlet fractures and the pressure makes it way...
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I have a check engine light on
A P0172 rich code does not describe the items you have replaced. I would inspect the fuel pressure regulator for any signs of fuel in the vacuum line. Otherwise you may have clogged catalytic converters. You should feel a steady...
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Are the two ignition modules interchangeable?
The two modules should have a part number clearly indicated on the top, if they are the same, then the modules are interchangeable. If there is a suffix A or B or something like that at the end, there may...
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Rack and pinion has been replaced three times in three months
Without knowing the specifics, it's hard to say who or what is responsible. I can say that there are some parts rebuilders out there that are turning out some badly inferior products and selling them for very tempting prices. You...

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