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Understanding Volvo Service Reminder Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Volvo Service Reminder Indicator lets you know when your car needs service.
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Volvo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC90
While the trend seems to be the bigger the vehicle the better, the 2012 Volvo XC90 proves that you can combine seven-passenger seating with a smaller size – without overly sacrificing comfort. For...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C30
This compact, 3-door hatchback is a truly unique piece of automobile engineering. Unlike anything else on the road, the C30’s eye-catching progressive appearance is just as savvy as its minimalist, yet premium interior....
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...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volvo S60
When it comes to safety, no automobile manufacturer can hold a candle to Volvo. With their 2012 S60, the popular brand added some real character and a lot of great features, too. If...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C70
Volvo has long been renowned for its safety and reliability, and the C70 takes those highly desirable traits and combines them with the sporty fun of a cabriolet. This convertible, however, comes with...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC70
This crossover station wagon not only carries its own weight in cargo space and all-terrain ability alone, but it also offers a nostalgic twist with its boxy exterior reminiscent of good ole’ Volvo...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Trainer
If you are a dog trainer, you expect a lot from your vehicle. You want a ride that is safe, roomy, and of course, dog friendly, since your training operation will...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Cold Climate
If you live in a cold climate, likely one of your biggest concerns when you are considering which used vehicle you should buy is how well it will perform in snowy,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of...

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I am having a turbo sensor issue and I may have wiring issues also on my 2006 Volvo S60
Hello. If you suspect that the sensor was not replaced then that can be why the light is coming on. I would need to know what code is coming from the computer for it to be able to tell better...
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Replacement Key?
It sounds like you ended up with a "workshop" lock cylinder. That is a cylinder that you put in to get a car back in action while waiting on the correct cylinder. The workshop cylinder has it's own keys, but...
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front wipers
It is possible that your wiper motor could have failed or there is a restriction causing your wipers not to be able to move. I would recommend having your wiper system and your wiper motor inspected for proper function by...
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Can it be determined which coil in faulty so that only that one will be replace? My 2006 Volvo S60 has been occassionally shutting
When the computer is tested for the misfire the computer should identify what cylinder is misfiring. If the computer does not log a specific cylinder misfire code then it cannot be determined to replace a single coil. Have the computer...
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Low fuel pressure
Hello. If your vehicle is displaying low fuel pressure then it may be possible that there is an issue with the fuel pump. There are instances where a worn out fuel pumps will still operate but provide lower fuel pressure,...
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Cost of engine replacement in 2000 Volvo xc70
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is a service that our mobile mechanics are not able to perform. Engine replacement has become a growing industry in many large cities, with more specialty shops that offer this service specifically. It's difficult to give...
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Do I have a blown fuse that would cause the engine not the crank?
Hi there. If you removed a fuse and tried to crank the engine over without it, it's possible that it may have damaged an electrical relay to the starter or perhaps blown a fuse to the starter relay. It's also...
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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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Have you come across any major problems with 2012 Volvo XC70. In looking at a used 3.2L with 61,332 miles. Will there be a lot of
To evaluate the wisdom of a used car purchase you should do three things: 1) Input the year, make and model into the NHTSA database of consumer complaints and read about other owner's experiences have been with the specific year,...
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Car sputtering, rough idle 1983 Volvo 242
Hi there - the rough running you describe could be anything from bad gas (water content), failing ignition components, or a fuel system problem (low fuel pressure, clogged or leaking injectors,etc.). The first task is to extract problem codes from...
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My XC90 Volvo 2006 I thought was the PCV system so I had all the hoses there changed as well as the oil catch can but my engine li
There are more than ten principal causes of rough idle and that list doesn't include potential mechanical faults such as uneven cylinder compression. By far, the most efficient strategy to resolve this issue is to request a rough engine idle...
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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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Where is the map sensor located? 2004 Volvo XC90
Hi - the mass air flow meter (MAF) is located in between the air cleaner housing, and the engine's intake manifold. It is a black plastic cylinder about the size of a large coffee cup, with an electrical connector (3-4...
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RPM sputtering
Hello. Engine sputtering can be caused by a wide variety of different issues. Anything from a problem with the vehicle's fuel system, to a vacuum leak, to a bad sensor or ignition coil, can all cause sputtering and other performance...
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Car sputters after 3000rpm and cuts out
You said that you changed the fuel filter and cleaned the tank, but did not say weather you had checked the fuel pressure. Checking the fuel pressure(s) is an important Diagnostic step on the old 240's with the K Jet...
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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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can passenger airbag deploy if there is no passenger on the seat?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger airbag is capable of going off without a person in the seat. Typically they are equipped with a switch that will let you turn the passenger airbag on or off at your...
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how often should you change oil in "06" Volvo S60?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Turbocharged versions of your vehicle want an oil change every 3,000 miles due to increased engine use. A non-turbocharged version of your vehicle wants an oil change every 5,000 miles. The driving habits of...
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My volvo was overheating today and then turned off. After some time i tried starting up but now it just cranks with no start
An overheating situation can cause serious damage both to internal engine components and electrical connections, which is perhaps why you're having problems with the instrument cluster. You should probably have a professional mechanic come to your location first and complete...
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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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