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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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Code P0700 and P0722
Hi There, Code P0700 relates to the ECU detecting that there is a malfunction in the transmission control system, which then triggers a fail safe mode. Once this happens, this code will remain until the problem is corrected. In your...
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Hi i have 2000 s70 volvo head gaskets are good but i have this milky stuff in my coolant resevoir any ideas what is causing this
Hi there. Assuming you don't have a coolant leak inside the motor, it is quite possible that the milky residue is mold due to regular water being used to mix with the coolant as opposed to distilled water. Tap water...
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Hello, I have a 2002 volvo s60 2.4t and I'm experiencing a problem.
Look under the hood for any air hoses or vacuum lines that may be broken or disconnected. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air flow meter will mean the engine will not get enough fuel....
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My Volvo XC 60 went into low power saver mode and the battery was already low what does this mean?
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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can I replace the neutral safety switch myself?
In order to replace the neutral safety switch you can do it with basic hand tools. It is mounted to the transmission under the shift linkage controls. If you have basic to novice mechanical skills then you should have no...
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2005 volvo s40 rear end wiggles when going over bumps
Vehicle alignment (affecting directional stability), tires (condition, defects, inflation) and wheels, and worn suspension parts are all possibilities. Only an actual inspection will determine which of these factors needs to be addressed. If you desire that a mechanic determine if...
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My 2005 xc90 v8 just chugged as I pressed on the gas...eventually stopped an I had to restart. Is this a fuel pump problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Stalling like this can happen for several reasons. The fuel pump is a great assumption, but you may want to test the fuel pressure before you go ahead with replacing the pump module. You...
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How much to put a axle on
Hi there. In order to provide you with a price quote for replacing the CV axle shaft assembly on your S40, please click this link and then click the blue Get a Quote button.
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Could I switch out hood of a 2002 Volvo S60 with a 2001 v70??
Hi there. I believe these two vehicle's body panels are different, so the swap in this case may not work. You might want to consult with a Volvo dealership or specialist to get an affirmative answer on this question before...
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High idle problem.
Hi There, It sounds like the vehicle may have a problem with a high idle, such that it takes off considerably quicker than normal when letting off the brake pedal. This can happen for a number of reasons, but some...
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timing
Hi there. What you're asking for is not a free recommendation that we offer. Plus, since we do not offer repair services in the US Virgin Islands, we can't come to your location to help you complete the timing set-up...
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Fuelpump
Hello, thank you for writing in. In a vehicle this old, when it has sat for so long, there can be many issues causing your symptoms. If the starter spray is not helping, then its likely you do not have...
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I have a 2000 volvo s70 2.4 non turbo with a crank but no start issue.
Hi there. If the timing belt is slipped it can impact ignition timing, which will effect whether or not the vehicle can start. The best recommendation I would make is to make sure to have one of our professional mobile...
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Error code p0101 and p2177 on 2008 Volvo s60 indicate the MAD AT could there be another problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Both codes relate to some kind of air leak. This may mean the MAF sensor has failed and is not capable of sending the signal for that air, or it may be an actual...
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Antifreeze soaking driver side floor.
Hi there. It is likely that either the evaporator plug is clogged as you've stated, or you might have a heater core coolant leak. If you are experiencing increased engine temperature or overheating at all, it's likely the heater core...
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Why would one of my belts in my 2004 Volvo S40 get really thin
Hello. If the belt itself suddenly got really thin that is usually because the belt is old and has become brittle. When this occurs the belt will crack and start to come apart. Most of the time it splits in...
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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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My V70 sputters intermittently.
I have seen where the electrical connectors to the ignition coils fall apart and will intermittently lose connection and short out. Have the connectors checked to see if they are bad and need repaired or replaced. As far as the...
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Vehicle will not shift out of park
Hi there. Although this could be a fuse issue, it is more likely that the brake switch is damaged. This component is located behind the brake pedal and when the brake pedal is pressed, it sends a signal to the...
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I am considering buying a 2010 Volvo s40 with 115000 miles on it. The test drive went well, and they are asking $6,999 for it. Is
Hi there. $7,000 for a previously owned Volvo S40 with nearly 120,000 miles is not a bad deal. In general, maintenance and service costs for these vehicles after 100,000 can be higher than other consumer cars, but are actually competitive...

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