2003 Volvo S40 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volvo S40
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2003 Volvo S40 ProblemsRight Front Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Vibration at Idle
The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.
The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.
The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.
2003 Volvo S40 QuestionsIs the timing belt encased to protect the belt from leaks of any sort (oil)? (1 answer)
Had the belt, fuel pump, rebuilt engine replaced. There was fluid at the bottom of the right front wheel well. The mechanic says the leaked onto the timing belt and it needs to be replaced. I was told that can't be the case because the belt is encased.
About once a month, I will go out and try to start my car and the only thing that happens is all the idiot lights come on, radio works, heat, etc. There is no clicking sounds at all. If I wait an hour or so, the car will usually start. Any suggestions on what could be causing this? Is my star...
Not really car smart after about 5 mins a little oil but very slow leak?
2003 Volvo S40 RecallsPotential Fuel Leak from Fuel Rail
Due to inadequate welding, a fuel leak may develop from the fuel rail. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a v-clamp to the fuel rail to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R128.