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Verified for the Volvo C70

A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.

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Verified for the Volvo S60

Coolant leaking from the front of the vehicle is often due to a leaking radiator, which must be replaced.

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Verified for the Volvo S80

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.

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Verified for the Volvo S60

The MAF sensors are prone to failing and turning on the Check Engine Light.

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Verified for the Volvo 940

The fuel pump relay may fail resulting in a "no start" condition, the engine will crank over but will not start and run. Checking for proper fuel pressure would be the first step in diagnosing this concern.

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Verified for the Volvo S80

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

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Verified for the Volvo V70

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.

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Verified for the Volvo C30

The parking brake may be hard to release. Our technicians tell us that adjusting the parking brake cable will generally correct this issue.

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Verified for the Volvo C70

Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

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Verified for the Volvo C70
The upper engine mount (upper torque mount) wears out prematurely. There are aftermarket mounts available that don't wear out, but they tend to cause excessive engine vibration to be transmitted through the vehicle
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Verified for the Volvo 850

It's quite common for the the fuel pump to fail, causing a no start condition. The engine will crank over but it will not start.

To verify this the fuel pressure and electrical power to the fuel pump should be checked. If the pump is getting power and there's no pressure, replace the pump. If it isn't getting power, check the fuel pump relay circuit.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

The AC evaporator can develop a leak resulting in insufficient AC cooling. Our technicians recommend when replacing the evaporator, have a pollen filter kit installed to help with air quality in the cabin.

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Verified for the Volvo 960

The sway bar bushings commonly wear out, causing a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing the worn bushings should correct this concern.

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Verified for the Volvo C70

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed master window switch. Our technicians tell us a failed switch will require replacement.

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Verified for the Volvo V70

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.

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