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Car turned over, rattled, quit
From your description it is possible the timing belt broke. Have a mechanic come and inspect the problem and verify that the timing belt broke. If it did, then the belt can be replaced, but only if the engine is...
Sporadic startup issues and stalling
Hello. It sounds like there may be an intermittent problem with the fuel pump failing. This may be what is causing the problem you are having with the starting condition. The electrical system of the fuel pump could also be...
Air Conditioning
Hello. A few things I would check are AC clutch cycling, pressure, or temperature switches, whichever ones your particular system may be equipped with. These switches are usually the ones responsible for cycling the compressor On and Off and can...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
No compression in engine
Unfortunately there are a few reasons as to why your Volvo’s engine has no compression. The most common reason I have experienced would be when the timing belt fails. When this belt fails, the starter will crank the engine over,...
Key getting stuck in admission
The symptoms you describe for your Volvo suggest that the mechanical portion of the ignition switch will need to be replaced. The ignition switch is one of the most used components in your vehicle, therefore it is not uncommon for...
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...
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...
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)...
Check engine light
This is true, but there are countless other reasons for an illuminated Check Engine Light as well. A loose gas cap will typically set an evaporative emissions (EVAP) system code, such as P0440 or P0455. The EVAP system...
Difficult startup, low battery voltage, no oil pressure with windows, sunroof and locks malfunctioning
If the battery tested good, then I would suspect a problem with the alternator. The battery is basically just an electronic storage device that must be charged regularly by the alternator. In addition, there are a couple dozen modules aboard...
Engine is difficult to start, it frequently dies and it takes several attempts to keep it running normally
There are many potential causes for your problem. There is a recall for the fuel pump, which indicates that this is a common problem. It's recall #220, and may be covered by Volvo if your VIN is on the list...
Issue with the blinking headlights, not functioning dashboard and gear shift lights
If only these three items are acting up, I doubt the battery is to blame. Also, the headlamps share separate ground connections, so a poor ground is not the issue. The Central Electronic module (CEM) acts as a gateway between...
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...
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,...
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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