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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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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...
Electrical problems on a 'O4 Volvo S40
Yes I've seen that a lot on those things. A lot of them get a fuse box that's just flat out corroded. You will have to take the whole thing apart and clean it completely or go to a junkyard...
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 starts hard and occasionally stalls out. Smells like gas when running.
Hello. If you have poor connections at the ignition coils then that will cause cylinder misfires. These loose connections can also shorten the life of the ignition coils. The connectors need to be replaced in order to ensure that there...
Hazard lights don't work
Hi, thanks for writing in. The hazard warning lights and turn signal lights utilize the same flasher unit, but with different wiring connections. It appears the hazard warning portion of the flasher unit (internals) has failed. I would recommend a...
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...
The car keeps cutting off, i brought idle air contol, mass air flow, and map sensor. What could be wrong
There are many faults that can cause a vehicle to stall. A faulty engine speed sensor or weak fuel pump just to start. If the Check Engine Light is on, the vehicle can be scanned for fault codes. The fault...
engine misfire on running temperature
This sounds like you may have potentially two unrelated problems. The first may be related to the issue of timing causing the misfiring, and the second could be related to the fan running more than usual. First, the misfiring...
Intermittent not starting
The important thing to understand is that bad connections are the culprit with symptoms such as this. A connection may look good on visual inspection, but could still be faulty. Your Volvo has several factors that must be considered. Your...
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...
Rough idle with DTC P0171, engine stalls unless MAF sensor is unplugged - 2007 Volvo S40 2.4i
Your mass air sensor has most likely gone bad and/or is not giving correct data to the computer. Replace the sensor, clear the codes, and retest this.
My not select gear
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is having issues shifting. The first thing I would do is check the transmission fluid to see if it may be low or dirty. Low, or excessively dirty fluid...
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)...
Smoke from exhaust still after new PCV and turbo
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I am sure that you have driven your car far enough (since repairs) to rule out residual oil in the exhaust system. The P0015 "cam retard" code may be a cam sensor, oil control...
Best place for brakes?
Hi there. I'll be glad to help you on your brake question for your 2006 Volvo. You are right, even if you have not looked at your brakes frankly (you should be a Mechanic!). That is, you cannot just throw...
02 Volvo s40 turbo. Engine was knocking then died. Now it spins really fast won't start
This sounds much like a potentially blown head gasket. I would recommend performing a compression leak down test if you have the proper tools. All cylinders should read at least 180-215 psi. The knocking may have been related to anything...
Engine idles rough and jumps between 500 and 1200RPM when shift from Drive to Reverse; Check engine light on
You may have a couple of separate issues: The flashing Check Engine Light under heavy load is most likely an ignition system misfire. This could be something like a coil pack or worn spark plugs. These engines are...
Volvo won't start; everything inside works (like radio), but car won't start until after several tries; fine for days and then same scenario again
From your description, it sounds like your engine doesn't crank at all. An intermittent no crank, no start is often the result of a faulty starter. Sometimes, you can test this theory by tapping on the side of the starter...
time belt
Unfortunately it is impossible to even guess how far or long you can drive the vehicle for. If it is the timing belt itself making noise, then odds are it is because it has stretched and/or frayed considerably. If that's...
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,...

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