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While driving, the steering column will move all the way down to the lowest setting. I try fighting it, but it just won't stay where I set it.
It happens about a 1/4 of the time when I drive it. I can go 12 miles or sometimes 4 miles before it starts but once it starts it continues till I cut the engine off.
Sometimes my gauge's work and don't work. When it does works, and it starts, it will stay on for a few minutes and die, then the gauge's don't work again. I wait and try the van the next night same thing. I have changed the fuel filter, cleaned the gas tank, changed the IAC sensor, I have has a couple of so-called Machanic look at it, but they have no answers.
When I mash the brakes it is hard to push it down
Engine light came on then care started being sluggish, jerking like.
My volvo XC60 has a remote key (keyless lock/unlock). Would it be possible to
lock the key inside of the car? (If the key is inside the car, would the remote
unlock occur when you try to open the door?
My car runs hot and there is no leaking hoses. The radiator is full and the fans work.it spews violent out of the plastic add tank. All fuses are good.

It usually happens after the van has been sitting for at least 6 hours or more. It has been happening more often. As I'm driving I will slow down when coming to a light and it will die. It does start right up. We replace the egr valve and it is still happening. Now my husband thinks it could be a camshaft sensor but he can't find a diagram where it could be. So 2 questions where is the camshaft sensor location and what else could cause the van to die while driving it.
There a ticking noise coming from under alternator and the part that is making the noise is connected to belts what us that called
I am fairly certain my transmission is slipping... spent a week at auto shop, who said 'nothing is wrong with the transmission'. Had a shredded belt replaced & an interior air filter. Mechanics said that I have a wheel-bearing on back left that is going to need to be replaced and that was all... I had asked for a computer diagnostics to be run, I would think something related to the transmission might would show up indicating a problem(?) - I do not know if they actually performed the test or not.

But course, the jerking motion has gotten worse to the point that I was unsure if the care was about to die or not. Also, the engine revs up to 3 when accelerating from 0 up to ~ 30mph. Feels like changing gears is an issue (like they are getting stuck?). I do not know... I know very little about cars but I DO know that whatever this is, has something with the transmission.

The engine light just came on, all interior/dashboard lighting disappeared, then the check engine light appeared, followed by all of the other (on dash). I was 2-3 miles from home. Parked it only to see it is leaking some kind of fluid now, toward the front, right side, can't figure out what it is (it's not red, pink, brown or black and it's not water). Anyone that read this, feel free to post any advice - Thanks in advance.
Power steering went out and cluster lights went out and I had the AC on and I noticed it don't do that when I turn it off? Also abs lights and airbags and traction control light and battery light stays on... at one point they turn off when I accelerate and I get power steering back on so I don't know if it has to do with something else like computer problem?
Daughter says light and brakes feel different when stopping
unlocking. What causes this?
What could be the cause of the above problem?
Changed plug wires,fuel filter,