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Engine oil leak should I use Stop leak?
I would advise against putting stop-leak in your engine. If you have already done so, I recommend you change the oil right away. Many aftermarket manufacturers are selling products that look like a good answer to a complicated problem, but...
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Coolant leak visible from driver side of engine.
Hi there. The leak that you are seeing could be from a coolant hose that is either loose or split. Also the coolant leak could be coming from a core plug (freeze plug). The best way to track a leak...
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DTC P2177 on my code reader, I changed the airflow sensor, but no change. Where's the oxygen sensor?
Hi there. As you already know, replacing a component without diagnoses, can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The oxygen sensor is not likely, to be the cause of the engine misfires. The location of the upstream oxygen sensor...
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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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Squeaking brakes
Hi there: In most cases, squeaking brakes are caused by excessive brake dust that builds up on the caliper and rotor. Sometimes simply washing your brake rotors with a high pressure hose will brake-up the dust and fix this issue....
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My ignition key sometimes does not turn in the cylinder
Hi there. When the wrong key was used, in order to start your vehicle. Damage to the ignition lock cylinder tumblers, may have occurred, and repair or replacement is required. Another key may not work any better, unless your present...
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I have a XC90 2013 and having problem with right front brake squaling noise when the brake is apply at slow speed?
The first and most common cause of noisy disk brakes is worn brake pads. Many manufacturers build a "noisemaker" into the brake pads that scrapes the rotor and makes a loud screech when the pads are worn below the minimum...
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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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Will it damage my engine if I switch from synthetic blend to regular motor oil to do a oil change being I live in Florida?
It is not snow or ice that will damage an engine but heat and friction. This engine is turbo charged and the turbo bearings are lubricated by the engine oil. When you change the oil you should use only the...
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Squeaking brakes
Hello there, squeaking brakes can be caused my many different faults on your 2008 Volvo XC90. The most common causes are the improper brake pad material. There are two different kinds of brake pad material that are common, semi-metallic, 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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Heard a loud bang when I turned on my car yesterday. 2007 Volvo XC90
Hi there - this is highly unusual behavior, and should be checked out immediately. Check for problem codes, even if the Check Engine light is not yet on. This is a misfire condition due to an over-rich condition, possibly due...
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Gear shift slips over to Manual Transmission without touching. I have to hold it to keep it in Automatic.
Hi there. All automatic transmissions require transmission fluid for them to work. In your engine compartment by the right side next to the radiator area, there is a box in front of the air filter housing. Remove that box and...
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My car has recently been leaking power steering fluid. Once it's refilled the power steering fluid will last about 3 to 4 days.
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The [power steering]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/power-steering-fluid-is-leaking-inspection) system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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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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Brown sludge in my coolant reservoir
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Oil is mixing in to the coolant, likely through a blown head gasket that is allowing oil to leak out and get into the cooling system. There are other reasons this can occur...
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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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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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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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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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