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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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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ABS Light, DSTC light, and Check Engine Light came on randomly today and car won't start
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The DSTC has been temporarily switched off due to high brake temperature. The system will automatically switch on again when the brakes have cooled. If the system has been switched off due to...
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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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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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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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