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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo S80
The S80 doesn’t just bring subtle elegance and luxury features to the table, it also brings the long-renowned quality and safety ratings of its Swedish maker. While the brand may not rival the...

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Car hesitates when accelerating
Hi there. It is very likely that a faulty throttle position sensor (TPS) is causing your problem. The TPS receives signals from your computer telling it where to position the throttle at any given time. A faulty TPS will also...
Car leaks oil when turning
Massive oil leaks are pretty easy to find. You’ll have to clarify "when you turn." Do you mean turn the steering wheel? If that’s the case it sounds like a pressure hose for the power steering. If you mean the...
White smoke coming from exhaust after turbo blew
Hi! A leaking turbo will usually present itself through white smoke exiting the exhaust. Usually the white smoke will result from the turbo leaking oil internally but will occasionally result from internal coolant leakage. There will probably be lots of...
Coolant issue
When the coolant leaks begin, sometimes it can seem overwhelming. The thing to remember is that there are a number of cooling hoses on your car and they're all the same age, so once you see a coolant leak, they...
Wont start after timing belt replacement
If you are getting fuel and compression, then you need to check to see if you have spark. If you do not have spark then test the ignition system or crankshaft sensor using a scan tool. If your engine was...
Chattering noise
A stethoscope and a visual inspection is in order to narrow down the source of the noise. The noise may sound like it is coming from one place, but may be traveling through the engine block. A diagnostic inspection of...
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...
Failed to downshift to lower gear
Greetings. The humming noise is likely caused by a faulty PCV valve or oil trap hose. The engine of the vehicle produces a lot of suction and the PCV valve and hose is made to regulate some of the suction...
Can't pass smog check
When you take your vehicle to get a smog check, the smog technician will place your Volvo through a series of tests to determine if your vehicle is polluting the environment. If your Volvo did not pass smog, they will...
Car shaking at freeway speeds
Hello. There are several things that would cause a car to shake when at freeway speeds, climbing hills, and when accelerating. One reason being that one or more of the tires are out of balance. It is also possible that...
Please help with my Volvo
For your car, the specifications for your fuel pressure is about 30 psi to 60 psi depending on the load. Your fuel pressure should hold the pressure to the injection system overnight and only leak down about 5 psi from...
Engine in auto theft mode/ remote is lost, so valet key won't turn on engine.
Hey there, unfortunately there is no way to reset the alarm without having a new key and having it cut and programmed to work on your car by a dealer scanner to program it for you. I recommend having 2...
What is the average cost to replace o2 sensor b1 for my 2000 s80 Volvo?
Your best bet would be to request our Check Engine Light diagnostic service. This way, the technician will come out to read the code and assess the fault more than just reading the code and picking a part. The fault...
Where is the turbo boost sensor located on a 2000 Volvo s80?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The boost sensor is located in the large air pipe that goes between the charge air cooler (intercooler) and the Electronic Throttle Module (which is mounted to the bottom of the intake manifold). You should...
Malfunction of elecrical system
The door has a switch that closes when the door is opened and causes the lights to stay on and the warning to come on. A simple test with a scanner can tell what door is causing it and then...
Sporadic car vibration that started after driving a longer distance
You may be having a problem with one or more of the wheel speed sensors. Make sure all of the tires are of the same size and type and then have the system checked to see what wheel speed sensor...
Car jerks during quick acceleration
You may have a misfire in the engine or low fuel pressure from a bad pump, clogged filter, or both. I recommend having a mechanic test the fuel pressure and volume to see if the fuel pump is meeting specifications....
The car cannot go faster than 3 mph
This could be several different causes. The fuel pump pressure may not be enough. The catalytic convertors may be clogged, the fuel filter may be clogged, or there could be computer sensor issues or throttle problems. Any of these can...
Car jerks during acceleration and stopping
This sounds like a transmission shifting issue going up and down. You should have the system tested to see if the transmission has set any codes in the computer. You may have computer issues or harness issues to the shift...
General Inspection or Individual Inspections
Hello. Most of the time the 150 point inspection is a visual inspection of most of the mechanical components of the vehicle. This would not be a complete diagnostic. The inspection may include scanning the computer for codes, but that...

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