Master

Master

19946 points

More About Points »

See Google+ Profile

Bret Bodas

Oakland, CA

Bret Bodas has not written a profile yet.


Recent Activity

Questions & Answers | Problem Reports | Reviews | Comments

Question Answered: 

Hello Mister Cee, We are adding new Top Shops everyday, but unfortunately we haven't found one in Las Vegas just yet. But don't worry, I'm confident there are great shops in your area that can fix your Saturn for you, and we will help you find one. We can send you a list of a few shops soon with some information about each shop, but I'll need one thing first. What type of service or repair do you need at this time? Thanks, Bret Bodas RepairPal Inc.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

Nope, the air in the lines will take care of itself.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

Hey Neil, Volvo had quite a few issues with these transmission, so it's likely too late to fix this, it may need to be replaced, especially since the fluid was burnt. However, you can stil take a few measures to try and address this. I would make sure the fluid is the correct type and the level is OK, and have the transmission software is up to date. After updating the SW, a proper test drive must be performed to ensure the shift patters are adjusted correctly, this is called "setting adaptation". Best to have a Volvo shop do this. Good luck.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

I believe your car relies on a vacuum pump to provide additional brake assistance when the engine is cold (warming up). It may be there is a problem with this system, but, please look here: http://repairpal.com/volvo-within-10-miles-of-19060 it's best to have a shop do a thorough inspection of the brake system to be sure the exact issue if found and corrected. To find a shop in your area


Flag This
Question Answered: 

This can has a network that connects all the computers in your car. It sounds like there was an issue with the SRS module, or the network. It should be looked at by someone familiar with Volvos. For starters, I would recommend a diagnostic check of the entire computer network, and a software upgrade on the vehicle.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

You need to have this looked at, you cannot simply guess or expect someone to guess for you. There are a lot of reasons why it might not be working (bad wiring, switch, sensor, control module etc.), and it's best to have it diagnosed, it will be a better use of your cash.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

The solenoid is part of the starter, I'm not sure you can replace it separately. You will need to remove the entire starter either way.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

This switch is very easy to replace, takes 2 minutes. But, there was a recall on these switched, so it may be free! http://repairpal.com/volvo-v70-recall-04v504000 Call your local Volvo Dealer, Smythe? http://repairpal.com/smythe-volvo You may get it for free! Good Luck!


Flag This
Question Answered: 

Start by having a shop check that the software is all up to date. I suggest going to a Volvo dealer and upgrading all the software in the car, they often have a fix for this and many other driveability issues.


Flag This
Question Answered: 

You are taking an approach to fixing this problem that is all backwards. You need to perform a diagnosis first, then replace parts. Start with reading the codes, then troubleshoot accordingly. BTW, you can check your codes for free, without a scan tool. http://www.troublecodes.net/Volvo/ Post the code here and maybe we can help.


Flag This
Bret Bodas's Shops

Answer Ranks