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Oil leak in car
Hello. If you have an oil leak that leaks oil that fast, then that leak must be repaired before any serious engine damage occurs. Volvos are known for PCV problems, causing a positive crankcase pressure situation. With pressure present, it...
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Car makes a metal-on-metal noise when in gear
Hi there. This is a common failure on your vehicle. This is typically caused by a failure in the forward gear assembly in the transmission. The clutch housing breaks internally and causes this to occur. The transmission would need to...
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ABS light on intermittently
Hello. The most common reason for the ABS light to come on inside of your vehicle while driving is a bad wheel speed sensor. As these fail they can cause the control module to see a reading that seems incorrect...
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Car jerks when shifted into drive, transmission slipping
Hello. Too much transmission fluid sometimes causes slipping in the transmission, but usually causes seals to blow or fail prematurely. It sounds like your car may have a misfire condition. This means that one or more of your spark plugs...
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Stalling during slow driving and idling, trouble starting
Hello. First, I would have the car checked for vacuum leaks. I would also have the turbo system looks at for broken or malfunctioning parts. If your brake light fuses are still in good condition it is possible that the...
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Issues with the transmission while accelerating at low speeds
Hello. It is possible that the first gear in your transmission is slipping. There could be other transmission parts that are slipping as well. Additionally, the car’s turbo or turbo components could be faulty. Have a certified technician, like one...
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Slow acceleration
Thanks for writing in about the acceleration issue with your 2007 Volvo S60. At first glance, I'd agree with you that the problem would be caused by the MAF sensor, as that's what commonly causes the slow acceleration issues and...
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ETM update
In order to get these updates, you would need to go to a mechanic that can update the software; a dealer should be able to reprogram the computer to the new version. This vehicle has many recalls, and service campaigns,...
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Transmission
When replacing the transmission, it's actually the easiest and best option to replace with the exact same transmission. Just make sure to get a high quality new or rebuilt unit, or if you insist on a used transmission, get one...
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Sluggishness and Breaks
Hello, there is a variety of causes for the vehicle feeling sluggish. If there is a Check Engine Light on the dashboard and the vehicle than diagnosis with a scan tool will be required. If no Check Engine Light...
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Crack on engine head gasket
Generally, a failed head gasket will leave evidence in one of four areas. The oil needs to be checked for a milky residue -- as this would indicate coolant leaking into the oil. The coolant needs to be checked to...
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car won't turnover nor start
If the car has been sitting for a year then you may have a starter that is stuck. You could try tapping the starter to see if this helps free it then try and crank it again. If you still...
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"creaking" clinking crunching sound when turning the wheel all the way in either direction.
This sounds like you may have problems with ball joints and struts. Your axles joints may also be worn but they should be checked first. I suggest having a professional come and inspect the noise, shake, and shimmy. A mechanic,...
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The car pulls every once in a while
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Sounds like this may be related to either transmission components failing, or potentially a fuel delivery problem which may also create the jerking feeling that you're describing. Does the car run fine when in...
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My vehicle is shaking when I drive past 50 mph
Hi there. From the description you have given, the drivability problem your vehicle has may be a fuel delivery problem. This would account for your vehicle not wanting to start that one day. Next day, you were entering the highway...
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Outside lights started to blink - 2005 Volvo S60
Hello there. Blinking lights are caused by several different faults with your 2005 Volvo S60. The most common causes would be the alternator, battery, poor electrical connection, wiring harness faults, or a loose electrical connection. A qualified technician, such as...
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Vacuum hose is off and oil is going fast
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First you will need to fix the vacuum hose. all vacuum hoses need to be either hooked up or plugged off is not in use. For the oil consumption, check the tail pipe for...
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oil leaking and smoke coming from engine
The source of the oil leak may be near a hot component like the exhaust manifold. If the engine valve cover or the crankcase ventilation system is leaking oil, it may run down the side of the engine to the...
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Why is my key getting stuck in the ignition when turning off my car and being difficult to shift out of park?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The vehicle unable to shift out of park is the shifter lock solenoid. The solenoid has a short within in it or it has failed. Remove the shifter housing from the vehicle and turn...
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Car will not move in any gear.
It sounds like your clutch has just given up. You may have had some breakage of the large diaphragm spring of the pressure plate or a larger piece of lining material might have separated from the disk. But something big...

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