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Verified for the Volvo V70 XC

The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.

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Verified for the Volvo 960

The AC evaporator can develop leaks. If you have it replaced, it's a good idea to change the cabin air filter at the same time to help with cabin air quality.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

The intake manifold gasket can leak and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, idle speed to be erratic and a hard starting engine. A hissing noise can often be heard from the gasket area when the leak is bad enough. Removal of the intake manifold is needed to replace the gasket.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

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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 940

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "no start" condition, especially when the engine is warm.

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Verified for the Volvo 240

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

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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 XC70

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo XC70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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Verified for the Volvo S80

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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Verified for the Volvo V70

There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here>>

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Verified for the Volvo C70

The electronic throttle module (ETM) has had a high failure rate, which can cause engine performance issues and check engine light illumination. Volvo has extended the warranty to 10 years/200,000 miles on the ETM.

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Verified for the Volvo S80

There have been reports of a failed ABS Control Module causing the ABS and Check Engine warning lights to illuminate. Repair or replacement of the failed module will be required to correct this issue.

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Verified for the Volvo 240

As the fuses age, they can corrode and break. They need occasional inspection and possible replacement. When addressing this issue, we recommend replacing all the fuses with new fuses and  cleaning the terminals that hold the fuses.

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Verified for the Volvo S70

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.

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