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I don't know if the mileage is correct
Before you purchase this vehicle, I would have a certified technician inspect the car to make sure that everything checks out. It is not legal to tamper with the odometer and if you have a mechanic look at it, then...
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Car klonks out at the lights.
Very frustrating to have your engine die unexpectedly. It sounds like you may be describing that your Volvo won't idle. This can be caused by a dirty throttle body or idle air control. They can be inspected and cleaned by...
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The shifter is stuck in the neutral position and I can't turn off the car.
Your shifter has three main components. The shift lever itself, the shift cable and the transmission lever that is part of the transmission. Any of these three components could be jammed. The best course of action is to separate them...
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Clunking noise and jolting when put in reverse
Many different faults can cause the vehicle to clunk and not be able able to shift out of gear. Transmissions use the fluid to help change gears, and when fluid is low or dirty, it can cause many issues with...
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Power steering pump is whirring
Usually when the power steering pump makes noise, it is caused by air in the system. It is possible that the inlet hose to the pump has a small leak, causing the pump to pull a small amount of air...
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Intermittent not starting
The important thing to understand is that bad connections are the culprit with symptoms such as this. A connection may look good on visual inspection, but could still be faulty. Your Volvo has several factors that must be considered. Your...
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Car won't start but will turn over - 2007 Volvo S40
Hi there. If the belt broke, then it may have damaged some of the wiring. When the belt breaks, it can hit the wiring going to the crankshaft position sensor which will keep the vehicle from starting. I usually check...
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Car shuts off sporadically
There are numerous potential causes for your problem. One common issue with Volvos such as yours, is a faulty Electronic Throttle Module (ETM). It sounds like you had it cleaned, but it may need to be completely replaced. Using inputs...
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Code p0420
Hello. P0420 could be due to a variety of faults including even a fuel pump that is not supplying sufficient fuel, causing a lean condition, and hence "fooling" the O2 sensors (pre and post) as to the status (i.e., efficiency)...
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whirring noise
Hi there: This sound may be coming from one of your belts; either the drive belt, power steering belt or serpentine belt. When the belts on your Volvo are starting to wear out or collect excessive brake dust or other...
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I hear a click sound when making a sharp left turn I just put new cv axles on both sides?
If they just put 2 new axles in, I would certainly take it back and ask them about it. What you're describing sounds like a CV type noise There are a great many companies remanufacturing axles for the service market,...
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Misfire in 2 cylinders
Hi, thanks for writing in. Was there oil down in the spark plug wells also? If so, the rubber plug boots may still have enough oil on them to short to the cylinder head. It is also possible, with your...
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high rpm when starting car, then idles very rough. Also lack of power accelerating at times while driving
These codes all point to the operation of the throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position relative to your foot on the gas pedal. The sensor is usually located on the...
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Car starts up then cuts off two seconds later in cold weather
Anytime a car doesn't want to idle, the first thing you want to do is check for air leaks. There are a handful of vacuum lines and large rubber molded parts under the hood that air passes through and if...
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When I start the starts right away but when I put gas it does go it will go like 10mph I donot know what wrong with it
Hello. This can be caused by a few things. If the engine is revving fine but the vehicle does not move then this can be a transmission failure. If the engine is not really even revving well then it may...
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Loss of power like misfire under any load
Hello. To start, you mentioned that you had switched out the fuel injectors. Have you checked the fuel pump and filter? Being 16 years old, the vehicle may be struggling due to lack of fuel pressure. The Check Engine...
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Shift lever locked - 2006 Volvo S40
Hi there. The shifter in your vehicle has a lock solenoid that locks the shifter in Park until the key is in the ignition and the power is turned on. You will need to remove the shifter from the vehicle...
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I changed out my crankshaft position sensor and distributor cap and rotor and car still won't start everything else is fine
Hi there. In many cases, a bad or failing camshaft position sensor can cause an engine to stall or not ignite. However, there are other issues that could be going on with your Volvo L5 that may contribute to the...
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My Volvo will not go in reverse after driving it home
If the transmission all of a sudden will not go into reverse, then check the shifter cable to see if the transmission is in alignment. To do this in the car, simply set the parking brake and put the transmission...
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My turn signals on my right side don't work at all and the indicator blinks fast like a bulb is out. What could it be?
Have you tried replacing the bulbs on the inoperative side already? It could be the bulbs are out or if the turn signal lighting on that side has a separate ground, there could be a fault there. Consider hiring an...

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