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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...

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Battery Light
Hi there: In most cases when the battery light comes on, it's an indicator that the alternator is faulty or starting to show signs of wearing out. If this occurs only when the RPM is revved high, it might be...
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Car vibrates on release of clutch
You are probably experiencing what we call "clutch chatter" It commonly occurs because of oil on the clutch lining. But it can also be simply a result of wear and tear forming hot spots on the pressure plate and flywheel....
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I have a 06 volvo s40 t 5 awd.it is leaking antifreeze from the drivers side direcrly underneath the transmission.runs great, no
Hello, thank you for writing in.The best way to determine the cause of the leak is to locate where it is coming from. There are several cooling system components in that area including hoses and the heater core. Both components...
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Car won't start, says key error. This is the first time it ever happened
Hello. The key error message you are experiencing can be caused by a few different things. The most common causes are an issue with the immobilizer system, or with the steering column. The immobilizer system is the vehicle's security system....
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A scanner found the code P02B4, what does it mean?
That is an interesting code since your engine only has 4 cylinders. It is possible that the vehicle has the wrong information stored in the computer and is throwing a code for a V-8 engine. I recommend having your computer...
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Do I have a blown fuse that would cause the engine not the crank?
Hi there. If you removed a fuse and tried to crank the engine over without it, it's possible that it may have damaged an electrical relay to the starter or perhaps blown a fuse to the starter relay. It's also...
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When coming to a stop i get a jerk on the drivers side.
If the jerking reaction is something related to pressing the brake pedal, this may suggest a faulty brake caliper. If your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes it typically means that you have a braking imbalance...
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"Transmission Service Urgent" light is on.
Hi there. Check the transmission fluid level and make sure that its full. When checking the level, look at the color of the fluid. If the fluid is red or dark red, then I recommend draining the transmission oil and...
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My 2001 Volvo s40 males a loud thud every time I put it in drive. What could it mean?
The CV axle joints should be inspected for wear and/or damage. Putting the transmission into drive suddenly loads the joints and if there is looseness in those joints, as the play is suddenly taken up you can hear a thud....
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My volvo was overheating today and then turned off. After some time i tried starting up but now it just cranks with no start
An overheating situation can cause serious damage both to internal engine components and electrical connections, which is perhaps why you're having problems with the instrument cluster. You should probably have a professional mechanic come to your location first and complete...
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Temperature rise
Hi There, If you drive for a period of time without coolant in the vehicle, this could have potentially caused damage to the motor resulting in a damaged cylinder head gasket which may cause the car to overheat intermittently, however...
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My car won't start and it say immobilizer in my 2007 Volvo S40
You either have an issue with the immobilizer system or a problem with the battery. If the battery is low then there will not be enough voltage available in the car to deactivate the immobilizer system and start the vehicle....
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My vehicle keeps overheating.
Hi there. The overheating condition could be caused by three different things on your vehicle. Plugged Radiator Water pump failure Burned head gasket The radiator could be plugged up causing the coolant to not flow when the engine...
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How much to put a axle on
Hi there. In order to provide you with a price quote for replacing the CV axle shaft assembly on your S40, please click this link and then click the blue Get a Quote button.
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I have a 2000 Volvo S40 my neither my turn signals or hazards work. I can get the turn signals to work by pressing the hazards button.
Hi there. Check the wiring from the turn signal switch to the relay and the wiring from the hazard light switch to the relay. There is a short in the wiring causing the lights to function off each other. The...
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Battery
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dead battery resulting in the starter struggling to produce enough power to turn the engine over. As the starter is engaged, this produces a substantial drain on the battery eventually resulting...
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Check Engine light comes on and goes off 2005 Volvo S40
Hi there - without knowing whether the fuel pressure problem is "pressure high" or "pressure low", it would be speculating as to what component may be malfunctioning. Get the problem codes turning the Check Engine light on. For the fuel...
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Car will not crank.
Inasmuch as your engine is an "interference engine" (i.e., no clearance for pistons and valves if the timing belt were to break), the first possibility that should be considered (before attempting to start the engine) is a break in the...
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Sway arm broken
Technically, as long as the sway bar doesn't come into contact with other moving parts, or rub on other critical components, you should still be able to operate the vehicle. You will need to understand that the handling will definitely...
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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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