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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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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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Q: 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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How much will a 2005 Volvo XC90 will run ?
At present, this vehicle typically costs around $3,000 to $5,000 range depending on sub-model, options, mileage, and condition. Inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle, the...
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My 2008 Volvo xc 90 makes a whistle like sound
Hi J.M. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends when the whistle noise occurs that might indicate the source and cause of the noise. If the noise is frequent when the vehicle is in motion, this could be coming...
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Misfire on coils 4,5,6 after I replaced all coils and spark plugs
Hi there. When you have a misfire that happens after replacing ignition components, it's usually due to the spark plug wires or coil packs not being installed correctly or being the wrong parts. It might be a good idea to...
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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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My coolant light keeps coming on in my Volvo XC90 and I notice that I keep having to fill it because it keeps going below the max
It sounds like the leaking may be potentially be near or at the water pump, resulting in the coolant leaking onto the belt and causing the squeaking sound. The other possibility may be that the squeaking may be indicating that...
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When one outer tire rod goes bad do you need to replace all the other 3?
There is a test protocol in the factory service manual that is relied on to determine if a tie rod end is "worn out". Per the protocol, if it turns out that only 1 tie rod end is worn out,...
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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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hearing high pitched loud whistling (NOT squealing) sound while driving up hilly neighborhood
Hi there. Generally speaking, the mechanic you contacted is correct; that's it is very hard to diagnose a sound or noise without being able to replicate the source of the noise. This is why we offer mobile mechanic services, so...
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2005 Volvo XC90 Alarm System draining battery - removed fuse - still draining
It seems as though you are describing multiple electrical problems. However, the issue with the battery draining has to be resolved first. The battery should be load tested to rule out the the possibility of an internal short or otherwise...
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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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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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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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