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Brakes unresponsive only one time
Inoperative brakes are a definite safety concern. If it happened once, it will happen again. Unfortunately, if the vehicle isn't currently acting up, it may be difficult to diagnose. The mechanic is correct that the most likely cause of your...
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Suspension makes crunching sounds
There are too many potential causes to list. It could be anything from a failed sway bar link to a worn control arm bushing. The only way to diagnose this problem is have your vehicle's suspension inspected first hand. I...
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Car shuts off sporadically
There are numerous potential causes for your problem. One common issue with Volvos such as yours, is a faulty Electronic Throttle Module (ETM). It sounds like you had it cleaned, but it may need to be completely replaced. Using inputs...
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Car cannot start, check engine light on
A vehicle that cranks but doesn't start indicates a problem with fuel delivery, ignition, or compression. A vehicle that doesn't crank at all indicates a problem with the starting/charging system or an internal engine mechanical problem. You said the Check...
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Service light on, high temperature, heat off
The only way to gain insight as to what happened it to retrieve the diagnostic trouble codes associated with the Check Engine Light. Even if the Check Engine Light is not on anymore, you may be able to retrieve history...
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I think my ignition switch is gone.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing more than one issue. If your key won't turn then it may be possible that the ignition lock cylinder or switch are bad and need to be...
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Struggles to start, interior blowers turn on by them selves and central locking issues
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing a few different issues. Intermittent hard starting can be caused by many things. If nothing is happening when you turn the key, then it is possible that...
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Engine idle fluctuates
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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steering vibrates at above 100km/hr
Best case scenario: you just need your front tires re-balanced. Your tire store can do that job for you. If the tires are worn unevenly, then they may have to be replaced and the front-end re-aligned. If you do these...
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Engine shaking and slipping when going uphill with check-engine light blinking
Hi there. When you have a blinking engine light coming on sporadically like you've indicated and and you're experience symptoms exist, it's is likely that an error code has been triggered in the ECU of your Volvo that will pinpoint...
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getting major sputtering/jerking when accelerating or sometimes aftet a slowdown to 1500-2000 rpms. Is bank 1 sensor 2 fr or rear
Hi there. In general, when a vehicle sputters and is hard to accelerate, it is due to either a fuel or ignition system component failure. Although the O2 sensors are installed withing the exhaust system, they impact the fuel delivery...
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Why are my strut mounts failing
The shoulder on aftermarket struts at the top of the piston is sometimes designed such that you have to put a washer or washers underneath the strut retaining nut in order to properly tighten the piston to the mount. Also,...
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2003 Volvo V40 shudders and shakes when idling. When rpms go from high to low, or I start car when engine is warm, it stalls.
Have the computer first checked for any stored codes to see if it has detected the problem so it can be diagnosed. Check the air intake hoses from the air filter all the way to the throttle body for any...

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