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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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After a radiator change, My car is shaking and emitting black smoke. What could be the cause? 2000 Volvo S80
Hello, your symptoms suggest a coolant temperature sensor failure, or wiring problem (cut wires or other "open circuit" issues). Changing the radiator may have caused the sensor to be bumped, or the wiring for this sensor to be damaged. An...
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Check engine light
Hi there. It sounds like the vehicle was experiencing a misfire. When the check engine light flashes it means that the misfire is severe enough to cause catalytic converter failure. A capable scan tool that provides data will be needed...
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How to set correct timing of cam gear to cam alignment.
Hi there. You will need to get a cam alignment gear or something that will hold the camshafts together. Then align up the camshafts to the correct alignment with both dots facing the two slots on the top of the...
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Oil pressure light and grinding noise on startup
Hi there. Assuming, the engine is not turning over. The grinding noise you hear may be the starter drive gear failing. The oil light popped up on the dash with the engine not running would be considered normal. If...
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2007 S80 V8 "charging system failure" - new ACM and rebuilt (by xemodex) ECM and LIN bus waveform on Blu/Brn wire scopes fine
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. To test the alternator correctly you will need to full field the alternator. Get a Vat 40 or a Ferret 40 and hook it up to the battery and put the inductive pick up...
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Car shut off while driving
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a weak or dead battery. The clicking noise when trying to start the car is a common indicator that the battery does not have enough power to turn the engine over. You...
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My s80 cranks but wont start.
Check carefully under the hood to be sure there are no air large air leaks in the intake system, such as the big boot at the throttle body or any other large vacuum hoses. Sometimes these rubber parts fail and...
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Can the radiator cause my car to stall?
Hello - a radiator issue, unless we're talking about severe overheating, will not cause stalling. This is more commonly caused by idle air control valve, throttle body, intake air leak, or ignition misfire issues. I would recommend having the stalling...
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Only drives in reverse
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like your vehicle has experienced some sort of serious mechanical failure. The noises you describe, along with the broken bolt, do sound like they could possibly be associated with a broken axle. In...
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Cam Position Actuator problem - 1999 Volvo S80
Hello I believe you are referring to the variable valve timing or camshaft position actuator/solenoid, which varies the camshaft timing relative to the crankshaft position. This feature enhances engine performance, mileage, and lowers emissions. If you are able to get...
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2 issues. 1, driver side speakers not functiong. 2, keyless remote works intermittently.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Handle these two symptoms separately, as it is unlikely they are related. The speakers are either blown, or they are not relieving the signal they should be. You can test for the signal at...
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Does my car need new brake pads and rotors?
Hi there: In most instances, if the brake pads have not fully worn out, the rotors will not suffer scarring or pitting which typically means the rotors need to be surfaced or replaced. However, it really depends on the damage...
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How much it cost to replace passenger and rear door for volvo 2003 s80?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the passenger and rear doors to a 2003 Volvo S80.
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What is the price range to reset and/or reprogram the computer?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to reset or reprogram a ECM (computer) for a 2008 Volvo S80 with a L6-3.0L turbo engine.
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squeaky bumping noise for driver side rear intermittingly. louder when the car slows down.
Hi there. It sounds like a suspension component is squeaking; a strut, shock, or bushing. Look for obviously worn components that may be the cause of the noise. If the worn component(s) is not obvious then there may be need...
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Vibration and noise experienced at the front left wheel.
Hi there. The vibration could be the wheel hub assembly worn or the CV Shaft moving around. The wheel is attached to a wheel hub assembly which is attached to the steering suspension on the car, so the wheel will...
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Aisin transmission
The transmission is reliable and, indeed, I see no transmission related complaints in the NHTSA database for the 2007 Volvo S80. The car overall has a total of only 10 complaints in the NHTSA database which is the smallest number...
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Car doesn't move at all when iI engage the gear in both drive and reverse, rather shows W on the dashboard for gear position 2001 Volvo S80
Hi there - the "W" displayed on the instrument cluster means that "Winter mode" is selected. This means that 2nd or even 3rd gear starts are invoked (rather than 1st) in order to get away from a dead stop in...
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Transmission jerks
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...

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