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Loud whistling noise from engine after about 4 miles (very hot TEXAS weather). One mechanic thinks it might be the manifold. A Volvo forum suggests crankcase breather (or Vent Box).
This 2002 Volvo S80 is NOT a turbo.

replacement of head gasket due to lose of coolant

My car drives fine but I noticed that when I depressed hard on the accelarator I saw some white smoke from the exhaust. The car was not hot didn't drive any differently then the smoke stopped. I bought it used 104K the fuel pump was just changed from a recall could that cause the smoke problem?

I have two codes coming up preventing my car to pass emissions, the codes are: P0455 & P1633/ECM-510F. Is this going to be a hefty fix?

my 2004 Volvo S80 started to loose power when you come to complete stop. The car will hardly move. you have to press the gas pedal very slowly until the car gain speed.l took it to the dealer told me it needed a catalytic converter and a flame box cost $3000.00 Had that done still has the same problem. Now they say the Electronic Throttle Body is defective cost $1100 dollars to repair. has any one else had the problem with this car? if so what was the fix.

I just purchased a 2001 Volvo S80 T6 with 89,600 miles and want to change the oil, oil filter, and transmission filter and ATF. I need the required torque for the bolts holding the under-car stone protection pan, the oil filter housing, the oil drain plug, the transmission pan. Do you have this information?

what can it be that is leaking

when turning the steering wheel, particularly slow - like backing up or going forward turning (it does not happen on the fwy) there is a grinding noise. This started at 30K and still continues at 103K. I have had it in several shops, no one can find the problem. I have had the front upper struts and mounts replaced. I have been told they greased the steering shaft. I have had it to three volvo dealers and three private shops. My car does not seem to be one the list for recall control arm bushings. where can I go to get someone to really locate the problem? I love my car but also hate it too. My dream car is no longer a dream. I wish I could trade it off it but someone else would have to deal with the same issue and that is not fair.

how do you get to the lamp to change it ?

If you have some spare time on your hands and feel like doing a little reading and most importantly if you are interested, type into your seach engine - i use google, something like 1999 Volvo S 80 T 6 cluster panel or 1999 Volvo .....ABS Module. You can spend hours reading about things here and it starts to get confusing.

Here are my cars symptoms:

Last week sometime a red light came on suggesting I did not have my seat belt on. I did infact, but maybe since I have seldom worn it it went into shock. No actually, I was kiddding about that part, but it did come on and it has stayed on.

Then, I was unable to unlock my trunk which was weird.

finally Friday night, while driving, the ABS light came on and 20 seconds later the entire instrument panel went completley dark. Nothing worked on it.

In addition to no instrument panel, the power door locks did not work, the sunroof did not work, no interior lights worked and the ac fan worked but did not blow out cold air, only hot air.

However, the headlights worked but only the low beams, the radio worked and the windsheild wipers worked.

Yesterday, Jim disconnected the battery and left it that way for ten minutes. Reconnected and still had the same problems with instrument cluster but the locks sort of worked as well as the ac now blowing cold air and the windows working. After drinving for 1/2 day the ac cold air quit working.

This morning got in it and started it up and the entire cluster panel came on and everything worked. Did not turn on AC as I was afraid to.

So, in some way all of this is related. But thinking of parking it and leaving it while the panel works. Just would like for you to do some reading to see your thoughts. Not that important though if you have no interest. Just like to get your thoughts. By the way it has 184, 000 miles.

This problem just started last week.

What is the most common reason for cruise control to not engage. Mine currently works intermittently and seems to work best when cold. Any information would be helpful.

Everytime It start but burns of eventually


It happens the 3rd times in the last 2 weeks. After driving the car for 45 minutes or more the engine stops and a message comes up on the left side of the dash "El.Power System Service Required"
After 15-30 minutes sitting on the side of the road it will start again and goes for another 20-30 min. and do it again. When it starts there is "0" message, no engine light on what so ever.
Any idea what could it be?

licen plait light not working

srs airbag replacement

I have a 2001 volvo s80 with a 2.9l. I resently put a new head gasket on it and a new timing belt on it. I put a new head gasket on it cause it was getting gas in the oil and i pulled the head off to check for cracks. Now that is back together it still gets gas in the oil and has no power. It will no start unless you unhook the mass air flow. While its running i hook the mass air flow flow back up and after about 5 mins itll cut out but will not die. And its a quick stall like for about 2 to 3 seconds. What could the problem be?

after car warms up it starts to reve as you drive and we have not been able to find anyone who can give us answers tha problem occurs every day and are no codes

i put a new head gasket and a new timing belt on a 2001 volvo s80 2.9l. It will start but itll only run for a few seconds amd it will die. Im afraid to keep trying to start it. What should i do and how can i get it to stay running?

This is the only code that appears. The car runs and shifts properly.

I have a 2001 S80 Volvo. Randomly my car will just "cut out" and I can no longer accelerate. RPM maxs at about 1500 when this happens. I then pull over, turn the car off, wait and minute, start the car again, and it is fine until the next time it occurs. Could be right away, or might not happen for the rest of the day. Anybody have any insight into this problem?

Does the speed sensor have to be removed when replacing passenger side strut also, what about the brake line leading to the caliper.. should it be disconnected and if so where? When you remove the 2 bolts holding the strut do you need to mark them in the position they are in and are they used to get caster and camber when you align the front end?

oil leak 100,000 mi

where is the oil pressure sensor and how is it replaced?

The fan kept running and drained the battery. Charged the battery, fan started running again, car would not crank. Disconnected fan with battery charged and car still will not crank.

I have always serviced and taken care of my car in a timely manner to avoid any serious problems. My car has 68,500 miles and I have had the fuel pump replaced 3 times. My check engine light went on about a week ago and I took it in to the dealer for service, mind you, I am under 100,000 mile warranty, certified and pre-owned. The three previous times I did not pay for fuel pump repair, however, now:

Cause: Performed diagnostics and scan for codes ECM-2900 Fuel pressure Faulty Signal Tech checked Duty Cycle 50.94% upon removing the left side pump te3ch found alot of sedement in the tank.

Correction: Tech cleaned the screen of the fuel pump cleared DTC codes and reset parameters customer is aware that when the check engine light comes back on a new fuel tank and pump will be needed. Cost $2006.98.

I only use Premium gas and now am being told after 3 pumps I have to pay for the forth, I feel this is a problem with the Fuel System itself.

Please advise on how I should handle this one. I feel like trading it in and getting something I can depend on.


Coolant leaks from under car, but engine doesn't overheat.

takes a few minutrs to blow cold

once the car warms up maybe 4 5 miles it feels its not getting gas plz text me at 937 397 6365