Q: I am having a turbo sensor issue and I may have wiring issues also on my 2006 Volvo S60

asked by on January 09, 2017

my volvo has had its turbo boost sensor changed before but i dont think the mechanic my mother took it to actually did the job i was wondering if anyone has had that issue in the past also when i go to shift gears after turning the car on it wont shift i actuually have to pull up the cover where the gears are and push a lever down to get it out of park. Another issue is the front light when you move a wire a certain way the light works once you let go of the wire it shuts off

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check Engine Light is on Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello. If you suspect that the sensor was not replaced then that can be why the light is coming on. I would need to know what code is coming from the computer for it to be able to tell better what is going on. Most of the time when you get a boost sensor code that remains after the sensor is replaced it is because the turbo is failing. If it is not creating the right boost then this code will appear. As for the shifting, you may have a shifter issue. If the shifter cannot be moved to put the vehicle into gear then there may be an issue with the shift lock system. You also appear to have a wiring issue from everything else you explained. A voltage meter would need to be used to locate the failure. If you want to have these issues looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the light is on and why these other problems are occurring] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

can't find crank sensor on VW CC 2010... any ideas?

The crankshaft sensor is on the side of the motor near transmission directly in line with the starter on side of engine block.

Gas pedal sticking

I have seen this issue before. Your gas pedal is connected to the throttle plate via a cable. If the throttle plate becomes dirty, it will get stuck and harder to move. You will feel this in the gas pedal....

1.69 amp parasitic draw, previous owner had hitch. Everything stock

The best way to find the draw is to pull fuses out one at a time. This isolates which circuit needs to be diagnosed. You may have a module (computer) that is not going to sleep. I found a technical...

were is the camshaft position sensor located on 2013 chevrolet captiva

There are two different camshaft sensors on this engine and one is for the intake cam and the other is for the exhaust cam. You will need to first have any codes received diagnosed to make sure the problem is...

What do I do if water gets on my car switches?

Most of the time, when water is spilled on the inside of our cars, it is not a terrible situation. If the water gets onto the carpet, or onto the fabric of the seats, we will usually either soak it...

Car will not start when the engine is hot.

Hi there. If there is fuel and the engine will not start up when it is at operating temperature, then either the crankshaft position sensor is getting hot and not making a connection or the coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning...

Ford Fiesta TDCi starts and stall immediately

If the engine overheated, there is the possibility of engine damage (stuck valves, etc.) so it might be necessary to test for basic cylinder compression. If the engine is mechanically sound, what you are describing is diagnosed in a stalling...

Can Over torqued tie rods damaged rack

Hi there. This is a tricky question to answer. Is it possible - certainly. Can it be proved - unfortunately not. Anytime suspension or steering work is completed, it is recommended to torque all bolts and nuts to the correct...

Car vibrates on release of clutch

You are probably experiencing what we call "clutch chatter" It commonly occurs because of oil on the clutch lining. But it can also be simply a result of wear and tear forming hot spots on the pressure plate and flywheel....

Related articles

How to Buy Good Quality Sensors
Sensors Sensors for autos have many of the same characteristics that other types of sensors do – they are created to detect a signal, respond to chemical or physical variations such as distance or temperature. These signals are then converted...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When 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 boot. You might actually...
What Happens to Sensors if They are Dirty?
Car sensors can get dirty with normal use. Symptoms of dirty sensors include reduced engine power, worse gas mileage, or an engine that hesitates.