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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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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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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 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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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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