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whe using the kep fob and locking the car it will lock but does not make a noise such as a horn blowing to signify to me it is locked

On idle, slow move or stopped at a stop light, the Air Conditioned gets warmer or no cold air and my setting was the Lo settings.

The AC works again after I am out of traffic. My mechanic has ruled out the compressor clutch. They hooked a meter up to it and found it does not get power when the ac stops working. To me it seems like something is getting too hot and turns off the ac. My mechanic is stumped. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I had a full front end replacement done 4 years ago. Lifetime warranty Monroe shocks\struts and other for what that's worth. I regularly rotate tires but seem to need all 4 replaced almost annually. What is my problem?

Just like to know if I need to tune after replacement and if yes, can I drive the car to the garage to do these.

There is no moisture in the skylight area, nor the front or side windows. Only lots of water in the foot wells

This happened without warning. My alarm light is off too and the alarm is sounding without warning at times. It has 95000k

My wife is 350 miles away, otherwise I'd go look myself. She noticed a couple of spots of yellow fluid in the snow under the car this AM. She said they are on the driver's side behind the driver's door. The only thing I could think of would be brake fluid, but I don't know the car well enough yet to say for sure. Could there be something else leaking from that location? Are there brake line joints in that area? Thanks!

Transmission oil, Brake Fluid, Antifreeze and Power Steering drain & replace. "not to include Engine oil".

Although it drives fine in auto mode when I shift to manual it will not and will remain in auto; also the gears will not display in the dash. I am suspecting selenoid???

The fault is intermitant, and power returns when acelerator depressed, there is no warning, the car may do 300 miles with no problem and then the problem will return.
Volvo mechanics cant solve this problem. The car has done 85,000 and has been serviced from new by Volvo garages. Other than this fault the car is in first class condition.

what repairs might be due or what will be coming up that will need replacing? Timing Belt for example and the est. cost.

I had to shut the air off and when I turned it back on it was cold again, but a few minutes later got warm again. Stopped to repair shop they said the pressure was good. I decided to find a place tomorrow that has a computer to diagnose but wondering if anyone else with a V50 has had this happen and what could it be?

engine codes: 1.P0031,P0036,P0030 come up for the Heater low voltage sensor. Replaced them and it blows a fuze and the engine light comes on. Whats going on-checked for any wires shorting out-nothing! could you give me any guidance. Many thanks. My Volvo has 65,000 miles, and engine check light comes on.

The service light on my Volvo V50 2.0D R Design Sport stays on even though a service or whatever is not required. How can I switch it off?

Is it easy to replace yourself?

I was quoted 400 per axle with the part and it would take about an hour to replace. i need to plan for this repair in the next 2-3 weeks if possible is it alright to wait a bit?

i clear the check engine light , but the light came back on . right away , after clearing it . runs goods .when it is cold it chogs for a minute . i also have code 171 191 190 101 026, but the only that came back right away is 171, Thank You

the battery light also came on in red.
I stop the engine and restarted the car and all appeared fine.
the next day it happened again this time all the warning messages appeared then eventually the car shut down and would not restart. totally 'dead'
could it be battery or alternator?

The first message was "Gear Selector Service Required." Then I got the message "Transmission Service Urgent" and the "Check Engine" light went on. Then the gear stuck in neutral and I couldn't remove the key. The dealer did what they said was normal transmission service for 105,000 miles and replaced part #s 30759659-3,30735596-6 and 30667211-4 and the car was fine until I went on a long trip. It is fine on short trips - on long trips, while I am cruising at highway speeds, the "Transmission Service Urgent" message goes on and, sometimes, the check engine light. The next time I start the car, the check engine light has remained but not the message - it only comes on on long drives and, when it is on, the car seems sluggish at low speeds.

There seems to be a bail behind what I assume is the cover for the bulb/connector, but there is no room to move in there.


A Gear Selector Service message appears on my dash board of my Volvo v50 when the ignition is started on occssion. Is this a recall service?

My ambient air temperature sensor is sending error messages to the computer. I purchased a new one and need to have some input on how to get to wiring so i can disconnect the old one and re-connect the new one. The dealer said that his techs can do it in relatively no time. Im assuming that the wiring is accessible through the area where the tweeter is on the inside of the drivers door. I don't want to break anything though. Does anyone have any insight?

At what intervals I should replace it?

How do I change the spark plugs, please?