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Is the squealing noise in my car caused by the power steering fluid or the power steering pump?
As you may know, your car's power steering pump is operated by a belt driven pump that hydraulically assists with your steering. When this pump is low on fluid or subjected to an abnormally excessive load, this may cause the...
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Swirl marks made from semi abrasive sponge.
Hello. I believe that all of the suggestions you provided are possible. You may be able to remove the scratches using a different brand of scratch out. You may also try to use a different application technique other than a...
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Creaking Sound coming from passenger front side when driving
Hello. A creaking sound can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are worn suspension components or bushings. The first thing I would do is try to identify where the noise is coming from, and...
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Replace front struts
Hello. Your all wheel drive system should have active suspension on it. This means that the struts are electronic. You typically cannot find these online as they are a dealer item. Unfortunately, you cannot use the 2WD struts as that...
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left the ignition key on ..no crank no start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Volvo XC90. This is a common issue with many Volvo models and is often times easily fixed by tapping the key a few times with the end of a screwdriver handle....
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Looking to find a reliable Volvo (ideally an XC90 - maybe an S60) - did they get more reliable with the 2006 - or the 2008?
Hello. Anything after 2006 is much better. You will be getting a more reliable vehicle with less issues. Transmission problems are fairly normal, but if you are easy on the car and do not accelerate too hard consistently, and maintain...
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rough ideal. need to know what is the location of O2 sensor 1 bank 2?
This engine has only one bank of exhaust so that helps to make the explanation easier. Your engines exhaust will come out of the engine on either the driver or passenger side. The exhaust parts from the engine to the...
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Electric Auto Problems
The best place to start is with a diagnosis of the electrical system. Water getting to electrical connections and electronics can lead to all sorts of malfunctions. Water will corrode connections and electronics and cause electrical shorts. Modern cars sometimes...
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AC blows hot in the front, cold in the rear
Hello. It sounds like the blend door actuator is failing. This door is responsible for blocking off air flow to the heater core when the air conditioning is on. I would recommend having the blend door actuator tested using the...
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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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Steering wheel squeak
Hello. If your steering wheel is producing a squeaking sound when rapidly turning I would first try to determine where the sound may be coming from. If it sounds like it may be coming from outside the vehicle, perhaps the...
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Mechanic said I need a new throttle body because my car won't go into to drive or reverse
If you car does not go into drive or reverse, your mechanic is most likely talking about replacing the valve body inside the transmission. This is part of the transmission that directs transmission fluid to build hydraulic pressure, which is...
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Replaced all engine mounts but steering vibration still there. When at a stop with the gear on D or R, and not P or N
Hi. This problem sounds like a misfire or rough idle problem, which should be illuminating your Check Engine light. First thing to do is check for problem codes for any guidance they can provide. Most likely, this behavior is due...
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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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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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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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