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Car idling rough
The problem could be one of the intake ducts / boots. These transfer the air from the atmosphere, though the filter, into the turbocharger, through the intercooler, and into the throttle body. If air gets lost due to a bad...
Brakes feel loose
Hi. If by loose you mean a low pedal, you might have a hydraulic leak. The hydraulic system on your brakes is a sealed system. If you develop a leak, the pedal can go to the floor. Leaks can be...
Engine System Service warning
Hi. The vehicle has experienced a situation where a fault has been detected. There will be a message or code stored in the system describing the malfunction. Have an experienced technician retrieve the message from the vehicle and take the...
Gear shift lever broke
This is something that would need to be looked at in-person to see what is broken on the gear shifter, and scan the transmission to see what code is stored in it. You may have a complete shift linkage that...
Car shakes at highway speed.
This could be a wide range of things ranging from an out of balance wheel and tire, a worn wheel bearing or various other suspension parts. Without additional information related to the sound or how frequently it may be tough...
Convertible Top Malfunction Light is on
Those two systems are unrelated. However, there is a possibility that a wire or fuse was bumped during the transmission replacement. A special scan tool can help determine the reason for the light. An inspection of your electrical components from...
Car not starting due to alternator problem
If the battery tests well, then it's not likely that the alternator is what's preventing your car from starting; there could be other factors at play here. I suggest having a certified mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come...
Acceleration problems in 2004 Volvo S80
The first thing to determine is whether the problem involves the engine, or transmission. If the engine is running rough, or the turbo is not working properly, the engine will be down on power, and will not accelerate as it...
inconsistent ignition
If your engine is going up and down on the RPMs then you may have a leak in the intake air tube from the air cleaner to the throttle body. I would look for leaks in the plastic tubes between...
Why would my ecm or tcm overheat
All the ECM's or PCM's will generate some normal heat from the transistors, processors, or chips. If you are having failure from a problem, then there should be codes stored inside the module that may indicate the problem. You may...
Brand new timing belt broke what could be the impact on my engine
The engine in your vehicle is labeled as an interference engine. This label means that when the timing belt drive system experiences a failure, there is an almost 100% chance the valvetrain suffered a great deal of damage. This possibility...
Steering lock sensor problem
Hello! That is a very familiar problem to me. I am a previous owner of a C70 and I once had a no start issue which was caused by a bad immobilizer antenna ring. The car would crank but not...
left the ignition key on crank no start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Volvo XC90. This is a common issue with many Volvo models and is often times easily fixed by tapping the key a few times with the end of a screwdriver handle....
Looking to find a reliable Volvo (ideally an XC90 - maybe an S60) - did they get more reliable with the 2006 - or the 2008?
Hello. Anything after 2006 is much better. You will be getting a more reliable vehicle with less issues. Transmission problems are fairly normal, but if you are easy on the car and do not accelerate too hard consistently, and maintain...
Electric Auto Problems
The best place to start is with a diagnosis of the electrical system. Water getting to electrical connections and electronics can lead to all sorts of malfunctions. Water will corrode connections and electronics and cause electrical shorts. Modern cars sometimes...
Can't turn key - 2004 Volvo S60
Hey there. It sounds like your ignition cylinder might be jammed up. I would recommend having a qualified professional take a look at your ignition switch to determine if this diagnosis is correct. If it turns out that your ignition...
recieved car back after trans replacement and parking brake handle was limp and not engaging back down.
Does the parking brake still work at all? This car uses a rear brake rotor that you would see on a normal disc brake system, but inside of the rotor is a small drum parking brake system that consists of...
AC blows hot in the front, cold in the rear
Hello. It sounds like the blend door actuator is failing. This door is responsible for blocking off air flow to the heater core when the air conditioning is on. I would recommend having the blend door actuator tested using the...
Sudden Coolant Leak
The radiator tank is cracked and the radiator needs to be replaced. Replace the upper and lower radiator hose and the thermostat at the same time. They will save you more work in the near future. If you need to...
Coolant Leak
Hi there. The coolant can disappear for a number of reasons. The most common being an external leak. If it is not obvious as to where it is coming from then the system needs to be pressure tested. The water...

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