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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
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My 2018 XC60 was in neutral at a car wash. When it was time to leave, the car would not go forward when put into gear
Hi Brad. Thanks for sending your question today. Since your car is 2017 I would strongly recommend contacting your local Volvo dealership or the location where the vehicle was purchased first. An issue like this is likely due to an...
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After a car wash my "steering failure" light came on.
If you have electric power steering, the cause is likely to be water infiltrating electrical components or terminals. If the power steering pump is belt driven, water (and worse, soapy water) may have gotten on the drive belt causing the...
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Hi i have knocking sound in my vvt solenoid in my Volvo S40 model 2000 and I changed the vvt solenoid with new one but I still ha
It is possible that the noise is just a normal function of the solenoid. It is also possible that the new solenoid you have is also a faulty part. If you have a warranty you could try replacing it under...
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A mechanic is trying to tell me my rear brake pads are electronically controlled and will cost no less then $116 for 2 rear pads?
The rear brakes are not controlled by computer but the parking brake is and after the rear brakes are replaced the parking brakes need to be reset using a scanner to activate the parking brake reset function and has to...
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can you tell me how to do it in a 2018 90-series Volvo?
Hi Dan. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, this is a built-in safety feature that can't be removed by a mechanic. You'll have to consult with Volvo to see if this is something they would be willing to attempt, as it's...
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my volvo s70 check engine light and abs light are on
The fact that the check engine light is on, as well as the ABS warning light, means that diagnostic trouble code(s) have been registered and stored in the engine computer. Although the vehicle may be functioning normally now, you may...
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2004.5 Volvo S40 T5 alternator
These vehicles are known to have issues with aftermarket alternators since they are computer controlled charge circuits and aftermarket alternators do not always work correctly and only dealer alternators will work correctly.
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Car going into limp mode
Hi Terrence. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, the limp mode is activated when the ECU detects a fault with the transmission or driveline system. However, it can also activate when an overheating issue is detected. This might be the...
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Q: Car shakes when idle
Any improperly sealed or mounted airbox may affect the reading of the mass air flow sensor resulting in the shaking or rough idle you are describing. I would suggest properly securing the airbox and see if that does not fix...
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Grinding/popping sound when turning wheels all the way and slight shake in steering wheel/pedals under acceleration.
The problem may be inside the transmission transaxle assembly bearings or in one of the wheel bearings. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and diagnose the problem to verify and diagnose the problem. It may even...
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Q: MAP sensor
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Hello how long would it take to replace the oil pan and what would the cost be if I purchased my own oil pan
I show the labor to replace oil pan to be 2.7 hours labor. If you supplied all the fluids and parts then you should only have the labor charge. If they supplied any parts and fluids then it would be...
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I have a 2006 Volvo s40 that is getting stuck in neutral. If you shift quickly in one motion it will go into drive. When you shi
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, this type of issue is caused by either a faulty brake switch, debris in the shifter housing, internal transmission problems or a faulty shift interlock mechanism. The first thing I'd do is...
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What code is kwp2000 for a volvo xc90 2005
KWP2000 (Keyword Protocol 2000) is not a trouble code but rather is the name given to a type of communications protocol that is used for on-board vehicle diagnostics systems. Auto diagnostic tools and programmers use Keyword Protocol 2000 to read...
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What's the difference in egr gas recirculation valve and an egr vacuum controller?
The EGR valve is the component that actually admits the flow of exhaust gas into the intake. The EGR vacuum controller modifies the amount of flow through the EGR valve based on the level of engine intake vacuum where the...
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Hard to turn steering wheel all the way
You should have the power steering scanned for codes to see if the electric power steering pump and accumulator are in need of replacement.
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One click in car won’t start Volvo S60 2.4t
Considering that all those parts were just replaced I would recommend retracing your steps to determine if any loose connections exist anywhere. If the battery connections are loose this can cause the vehicle to make a click sound but not...
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I have a 2001 Volvo T5 S60 I was wondering will driver side glass window fit from a 2011 Volvo S40
The two windows are different. You should have the computer tested to see if the computer stored codes for the poor gas mileage problem so it can be diagnosed. You may have bad O2 sensors.
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Q: Car won't start
Hi Denise. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, when you turn the key and get the clicking sound, it's due to one of three possible issues. Either the battery does not have enough cranking amps or cables are loose, an...
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2008 xc90 drive shaft repair cost?
Yes, that is repairable on a mobile basis. The vehicle will have to be inspected, though, to develop a parts list. Please contact customer service for full details. Without seeing first hand the actual extent of the damage, it is...

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