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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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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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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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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 need to replace my turbocharger boost sensor.
You have two charge pressure sensors and are labeled sensor 1 located near left rear of motor and has a violet, brown and blue wires going to it. The second sensor is also on left rear of motor and has...
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timing
Hi there. What you're asking for is not a free recommendation that we offer. Plus, since we do not offer repair services in the US Virgin Islands, we can't come to your location to help you complete the timing set-up...
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What could cause check engine light and transmission service message to display on when weather is over 100 degrees?
Hi There, A number of sensors may become faulty in hot weather conditions which will ultimately cause the check engine light to come on. As the weather gets hotter, many sensors, fuel injectors and other components such as ignition coils...
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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's the maintenance /cost of repair compared to bmw or mercedes cars of the same issues? more costky or less?
Hi there. In general, UK & European vehicles (BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and others) have higher than average service, maintenance and repair costs due to the fact that most mechanics that can complete them are specialists. The cost of repair per...
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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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When nearing low fuel, car will lose acceleration power, wheel will lock as well. Battery & Shift icon come on, has a few CEL's on
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is one major issue that is likely causing everything else you are experiencing. This is your fuel system. You need to start by checking and/or replacing your fuel pump. When it gets low,...
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Volvo s40key was stuck won't crank clicking from fuse box
It may be that you have low system voltage. That might be because of a dead battery, or it might be because of an interruption in the power distribution. But since everything is computer controlled these days, if the system...
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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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Evap leak
Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the car with...
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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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Does the mirror replacement quote include moving parts for the passenger mirror? Also the shelling case will not be fixed?
You should of been quotes to do the complete transfer of the new mirror assembly, Any additional work needed to affix the new mirror other than standard remove and replace may be an additional charge and will be quoted before...

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