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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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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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Car overheats. Replaced thermostat, overflow cap, heater core. car was blowing cold air, massive leak from heater core hoses.
Of course, be sure it is not just a temperature sender and/or gauge malfunction. If there is trapped air in the cooling passageways that can cause overheating. There are a few other common causes of overheating, namely a faulty thermostat...
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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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Hello, I have a 2002 volvo s60 2.4t and I'm experiencing a problem.
Look under the hood for any air hoses or vacuum lines that may be broken or disconnected. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air flow meter will mean the engine will not get enough fuel....
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2005 volvo s40 rear end wiggles when going over bumps
Vehicle alignment (affecting directional stability), tires (condition, defects, inflation) and wheels, and worn suspension parts are all possibilities. Only an actual inspection will determine which of these factors needs to be addressed. If you desire that a mechanic determine if...
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I have a 2000 volvo s70 2.4 non turbo with a crank but no start issue.
Hi there. If the timing belt is slipped it can impact ignition timing, which will effect whether or not the vehicle can start. The best recommendation I would make is to make sure to have one of our professional mobile...
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Antifreeze soaking driver side floor.
Hi there. It is likely that either the evaporator plug is clogged as you've stated, or you might have a heater core coolant leak. If you are experiencing increased engine temperature or overheating at all, it's likely the heater core...
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Whats the best type of power steering fluid to put into my volvo 850 year1995and how do test the pump to see if it needs to be r
Pumps are tested based on output pressure. If the output pressure is within the factory specified range, the pump is not the issue. Obviously, there is a leak in your system. The leak may simply be coincidental, that is not...
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Why would one of my belts in my 2004 Volvo S40 get really thin
Hello. If the belt itself suddenly got really thin that is usually because the belt is old and has become brittle. When this occurs the belt will crack and start to come apart. Most of the time it splits in...
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I am considering buying a 2010 Volvo s40 with 115000 miles on it. The test drive went well, and they are asking $6,999 for it. Is
Hi there. $7,000 for a previously owned Volvo S40 with nearly 120,000 miles is not a bad deal. In general, maintenance and service costs for these vehicles after 100,000 can be higher than other consumer cars, but are actually competitive...
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How much is it to fix a 2005 S40 trunk that no longer opens? It appears the trunk wiring needs replacing.
The cost depends on where the fault is. If the fault is simply a loose, or poor, ground connection and that is found on a quick initial inspection, the cost to both diagnose and repair your issue is pretty much...
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How to remove a clutch slave cylinder from a 1995 Volvo 850 none turbo
The slave cylinder on your car slides into a mounting sleeve. The two can pretty much fuse together over time making it very difficult to remove. To start with, you might find that removing the radiator fan will give you...
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Knocking sound
It sounds like you may have a bit of what is known as "spark knock" resulting from inefficient combustion in the motor. A "spark knock" is the result of combustion occurring too early. Early combustion can occur from carbon buildup...
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I put a fuel injector cleaner in my car and had been stalling at a stop and lags when I'm driving. New fuel filter, still stalling out.
For the condition of the engine rpm's changing either the Idle Air Control valve is not working properly and needs cleaned out or the EGR valve is sticking causing the engine to bog down and stall out. I recommend taking...
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2006 Volvo S40 - Engine cut out twice last week - This week check engine light w/ P0420 code reading.
Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have readings that are similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor decreases, and begins to fluctuate...
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my volvo s 40 came with 3 tipped spark plugs. will the single tipped ones work?
Hi there. When it comes to spark plugs, it's always a good idea to stick with the Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM replacement; especially on modern cars, trucks and SUV's. The tri-tipped spark plug - pioneered by E-3 Spark Plugs...

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