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Tristan Real

Willowbrook, IL

I am a ASE Master Certified Technician with other 10 years of experience. I am also ASE L1 advanced specialist certified and X1 undercar specialist certified. I love to help others and to educate about automotive service repairs and maintenance. Now, what can i do for you?


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New Oil pan from your local dealer is $630. labor $600 @ $85 labor rate. check labor rate in your area or shop of choice. plus the cost of oil and gasket. Prices will vary from shop to shop but should be around this ball park. dealer of course is much more. Find a reputable shop here on repair pal and consult with them. :) goodluck!


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A flashing check engine light is a definite "Misfire" and a catalytic damaging issue as well. There are many variables that can cause a misfire. Its very broad, you can have issues with ignition, fuel, air intake, exhaust, timing issue to name a few. My advice is to have it diagnosed and tested by a reputable shop that works or specializes on volvo's. let us know once you figure out your problem. So somebody else with the same issue can be helped. :)


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Brake caliper bracket bolts are 75 ft/lb (100 Nm) recommend to use new bolts! torqued bolts stretch when its torqued:)


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Have the fuel pressure checked. New parts can be defective at times.


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You can purchase a dye that can be mixed with your oil and locate it with a black light. Another tip would be to clean the area of the leak completely, it makes locating oil leaks easier. :)


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Have your battery tested first. I believe parts stores does this as a free service. start there. Otherwise a parasitic current draw could be the cause of your issue. Finding and locating this takes understanding of an automotive electrical system and skill. Find a reasonable reputable shop to do this for you.


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Camshaft sensor should be mounted in front of the timing cover Crankshaft sensor is located on the rear of the transmission housing.


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Clanking or knocking noises can be caused by bad rod bearings which are caused by oil deprivation. Check your oil quality and level.


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Sounds like a power issue. Make sure all wires and connections to the battery are tight and secure. if you have not yet done so, bring your battery to a parts store to get a proper reading and testing of your battery. Some bad batteries can still take charge but when put under load like a starter completely looses half of the voltage if not completely.


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First thing i would check would be the gas gauge. By turning your key to the on position without starting all the gauges should cycle and malfunction lights turn on and off. This is a gauge check. you will see the mph, tachometer, temp, oil press, gas needles do a sweep and goes back down. if all work except your gas gauge then you most likely have a bad gauge cluster. This luckily these can be rebuilt for about $150-200 installed. if the sweep is ok the Second probable cause would be your fuel tank sending unit which are usually part of the fuel pump assembly. These are common issues with GM vehicles.


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