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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.
The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
Volvo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Shopping for a used Volvo vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. Volvo is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their...
How to Get Volvo Dealership Certified
Volvo dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Volvo Service Automotive Factory Education 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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How can you tell if you need a canister replacement or a whole new emissions control system?
The emission control system faults can produce many different codes and the code is used to do different pinpoint tests on the system to find the cause for the code and check engine light coming on. There may be a...
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How can I get my crankshaft back into timing with my camshaft and exhaust pulley
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not quite clear as to what you're asking with this inquiry. If you are completing major engine service like replacing the crankshaft pulley or timing chain, it's probably a good idea for you to purchase a...
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Water leak
If the leak is water, it could be the windshield washer reservoir leaking. However, if the leak is coolant, that could be due to a leak in the radiator if the radiator was hit. Generally, engine coolant leaks occur due...
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Coolant/radiator 2000 Volvo C70
Hello - Is there white smoke coming from the tailpipe, with a sweet smell? If so, you likely have a blown head gasket. When the radiator and hose were replaced, the cooling system may have still had air pockets inside...
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How to remove a clutch slave cylinder from a 1995 Volvo 850 none turbo
The slave cylinder on your car slides into a mounting sleeve. The two can pretty much fuse together over time making it very difficult to remove. To start with, you might find that removing the radiator fan will give you...
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Volvo won't turn over, but has power. How do I get it to start?
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is...
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there is white smoke coming from under my hood into the cabin of my 2003 volvo xc90. this coincidentally happened just after an o
Hi there. The problem with Volvo's is that when one issue pops up; several others can shortly follow. if you recently had an oil change, it is possible that residual oil spilled on the exhaust manifold or other engine component....
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Won't start
You might have a bad neutral start switch but such would be determined in the standard no start diagnostic. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the...
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What are the best brake pads to get for my volvo c70? I am in rushhour traffic and I travel to the beach.
The best brake pads and rotors for your car are those supplied by Volvo. Nowadays, those parts can be obtained from legitimate Internet Volvo dealers at a discount off of what you would pay at a local Volvo dealer. If...
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power steering fluid is leaking
With a power steering fluid leak that big, you certainly should have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible to find the exact cause. Any of the components you listed can be the source of the leak. The power steering...
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A/C, heater, defroster, actually no air is coming out at all. Car is a 2006 Volvo s 60 r turbo.
Hi there. It is possible that you have a blown fuse, damaged electrical relay or the blower motor itself is damaged. When all air systems (AC and Heater) don't blow air into the cabin, it is usually due to an...
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Require serpentine belt replaced
Hi There, Yes, we can absolutely come to your home to replace your serpentine belt. Serpentine belts can deteriorate for a variety of reasons either from just being worn out or in many cases due to an out of adjustment...
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Car won't start
Hello there. In most cases when you turn the ignition and hear a clicking sound it is a signal that either the battery does not have enough cranking amps to engage the starter, or the ignition relay, starter relay or...
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I put a fuel injector cleaner in my car and had been stalling at a stop and lags when I'm driving. New fuel filter, still stalling out.
For the condition of the engine rpm's changing either the Idle Air Control valve is not working properly and needs cleaned out or the EGR valve is sticking causing the engine to bog down and stall out. I recommend taking...
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Reduced Engine performance message, car cannot exceed 10 mph
Hello, thank you for writing in. The engine codes you are receiving are indicating that your throttle position sensor and its circuit are not functioning correctly. If you are comfortable with swapping the entire unit out, then that is the...
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Volvo TAD734 GE was low oil pressure
Check the oil pressure as the throttle is increased. If the pressure goes up to 4 of 5 bar, then the bearings in the engine are worn causing the drop in oil pressure at idle. If the oil pressure remains...
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Sway arm broken
Technically, as long as the sway bar doesn't come into contact with other moving parts, or rub on other critical components, you should still be able to operate the vehicle. You will need to understand that the handling will definitely...
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Will I have a lot of problems with a 2004 Volvo s80
All vehicles have issues with them when buying them used. I recommend that checking with the owner for a maintenance log and making sure that you perform a pre-purchase inspection and a safety inspection prior to making your decision.
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Can the oil catch on a volvo 2005 xc90 cause it not to start
Hi There, Normally, the dipstick should not have any impact on whether the vehicle will run or not. If there is an oil leak of some kind that has caused the oil level to drop substantially resulting in the oil...
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Is it possible to weld motor mounts on a 2004 Volvo XC90?
Hello, Unfortunately, it is not recommended to weld the motor mounts as they are specifically designed to flex slightly with the torque of the engine. The design is such that the mount has a rubber mounted center piece that is...

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