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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi i have knocking sound in my vvt solenoid in my Volvo S40 model 2000 and I changed the vvt solenoid with new one but I still ha
It is possible that the noise is just a normal function of the solenoid. It is also possible that the new solenoid you have is also a faulty part. If you have a warranty you could try replacing it under...
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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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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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2004.5 Volvo S40 T5 alternator
These vehicles are known to have issues with aftermarket alternators since they are computer controlled charge circuits and aftermarket alternators do not always work correctly and only dealer alternators will work correctly.
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I have a 2006 Volvo s40 that is getting stuck in neutral. If you shift quickly in one motion it will go into drive. When you shi
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, this type of issue is caused by either a faulty brake switch, debris in the shifter housing, internal transmission problems or a faulty shift interlock mechanism. The first thing I'd do is...
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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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Hard to turn steering wheel all the way
You should have the power steering scanned for codes to see if the electric power steering pump and accumulator are in need of replacement.

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