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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...
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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,...
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Replaced alternator new, replaced fuel pump new, filter new, relay and regulator and it still will not start? Why?
If the car starts when you use a starting fluid as you say, then it's clear your engine is not getting fuel. Fuel pressure is of course important, and is easy to test with the right equipment. I Know you...
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squeaky bumping noise for driver side rear intermittingly. louder when the car slows down.
Hi there. It sounds like a suspension component is squeaking; a strut, shock, or bushing. Look for obviously worn components that may be the cause of the noise. If the worn component(s) is not obvious then there may be need...
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rattling sound
Hi there. Typically I would not recommend driving a vehicle that has a loose or broken shock, strut or mount that attaches these components to the chassis and steering system. If you can have the vehicle towed; please consider that...
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my car started smoking out the back, smells like gas, shakes, and has loss of power. We checked using an obd2 sensor and found the
Hi there. You have a valid question; is the O2 sensor causing the misfire or the misfire setting the O2 sensor code. This can simply be answered by viewing data and performing proper tests on the systems in question by...
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My car windshield washer sprays only once then it stops spraying
In your washer system, there is a small check-valve. It's about 1 1/2 inches long and fits in the plastic hoses that go to the washer nozzles. I'm going to guess that you have some gunk or debris that is...
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Vibration and noise experienced at the front left wheel.
Hi there. The vibration could be the wheel hub assembly worn or the CV Shaft moving around. The wheel is attached to a wheel hub assembly which is attached to the steering suspension on the car, so the wheel will...
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Oil drain bolt leaking
Hi there. Unfortunately, these things do happen as the oil drain plug is removed and installed many times during the life a vehicle. Was there a drain plug gasket on the drain plug you installed? If not, this will definitely...
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Door unlocked alarm, no power window or door lock on driver door only, interior light comes on with L turn signa
Hi there. In general, wiring harnesses are sold by the manufacturer as a whole harness; not individual wires. It is much easier, cost-efficient and safer to replace the entire harness if it's determined that it is faulty and the source...
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Aisin transmission
The transmission is reliable and, indeed, I see no transmission related complaints in the NHTSA database for the 2007 Volvo S80. The car overall has a total of only 10 complaints in the NHTSA database which is the smallest number...
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Csr is dead how to i open trunk in xc70 vovlo
Hi there. If your battery is dead, you could possible connect another battery (via Jumpstart method) from another car, which would supply the trunk lock with enough power to open. Try that, if it doesn't work, you'll have to contact...
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Do you have a shop or you come to your customers?
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Hi there. The Power Control Module (PCM) uses information that it receives from the ambient air temperature sensor to regulate the levels of the ambient air temperature and intake air temperature. If the ambient air temperature reaches a level above...
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Car doesn't move at all when iI engage the gear in both drive and reverse, rather shows W on the dashboard for gear position 2001 Volvo S80
Hi there - the "W" displayed on the instrument cluster means that "Winter mode" is selected. This means that 2nd or even 3rd gear starts are invoked (rather than 1st) in order to get away from a dead stop in...
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Older model drops to 5 mph for 60 seconds
Your description sounds like a fuel starvation problem. Checking fuel pressure will be a good place to start. A clogged fuel filter, failing fuel pump, failing or clogged fuel pressure regulator, or clogged fuel injectors could all cause this behavior....
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General question
Hello, thank you for writing in. Every vehicle is going to need maintenance and repairs eventually. At 50,000 miles, the vehicle likely does not have much that in needs in the form of repairs, but it may be time for...
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Engine won't turn over,just a whinny sound. New starter was installed.
Hi there. It is possible that either the starter is not properly installed or there is an electrical fault in the ignition system (or on the starter itself). It's also possible that the starter was not the only component that...
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I have a 2000 Volvo S40 my neither my turn signals or hazards work. I can get the turn signals to work by pressing the hazards button.
Hi there. Check the wiring from the turn signal switch to the relay and the wiring from the hazard light switch to the relay. There is a short in the wiring causing the lights to function off each other. The...
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Transmission jerks
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Brand new rebuilt engine - gets hot quick, high idle. 1986 Volvo 245
Hello - it sounds like your distributor was installed 1 gear cog off from where it should have been to allow for adequate "timing adjustment" motion. Pull the distributor, and re-install one cog "more advanced" to give you more adjustment...
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Headlight blinking car want start
It's possible you have a weak battery and thus the jump start depleted your battery. Consider that a strong possibility if your battery is 4 years old or older. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged...

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