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This is what the message in car tells me: Low dipped beam failure.
I took my volvo to a volvo shop because it was shifting a tiny bit late into second gear, but just every once in awhile. Now, after leaving the shop my car shifts so hard into every gear that it scary! They told me before leaving the shop that I need a new transmission to the tune of $4800.00!
I need to drive my car as long as possible to save the money, so I was wondering if Sea foam, Lucas or any oil will help?
It sounds like someine is sanding metal. I had someone look at it but they only saw the bad cv joints. It is possible the cvs r making this noise? Its an awd and i put just one tire on not knowing u cant do that. Is it possible something else is wrong? If so what? I doesnt drive any diffrent just makes this loud grinding / sanding noise.
Want it ready for a 16 year old to drive. Brakes are already done. needs a gas fuel door (latch is broken). All else seems good. Saw the 120,000 mile service in the range of 1280.00 Don't think this was done.
98 Volvo V70 XC awd 2.4 turbo is the make and model. First start of day is always a issue. Is this a common problem with this car and what is the fix.
Only happens when traveling at speed
After the car has been running and I shut it off, I hear a loud gurgling noise. I pop the hood and see radiator fluid bubbling out from around the cap on the over flow tank. I replaced the cap thinking the old cap was cracked, but, still have the same problem. The car is not over heating and the temperature gauge never gets above half way when the car is fully warmed up. Any ideas?
ENG.4.3L, AW-42 TRANSMISSION 55,000 MILES ON CAR. I LOOKED UNDER THE AIR BOX AND BATTERY FOR WIRE CONNECTIONS BROKE WIRES ETC READ SOMEWHERE THAT WAS A PROBLEM AREA FOR THIS SWITCH. I ONLY FOUND THE TRANS SELECTION HARNESS. So no luck there Again I'm looking to locate the transmission temperture Switch. I know there are two switch's/sensors on the top of trans. Any help would be Great ! Thanks Everyone, Matt
It is stuck there now and has been for a week.
Also when I put gas in my car it starts but then stalls a couple of times is there a reason for this also - It also stutters sometimes when I am driving
still leaking, where do I go from here?
Replaced pcv system and timing belt too...
The tranny seems to slip intermittently and when it connects there is often a rev and knock. Especially happens on turns where you deccelerate a bit and then accelerate coming out of the turn. It hesitates to kick into gear then "bam"! Sometimes it happens on the highway when you are in higher gears. It is inconsistent. I checked tranny fluid and it was down 3/4 qt and added it. It appears, somehow, to happen less when the tank has at least 1/4 tank of gas in it... When nearing redline it appears to get worse. Car has 110K on it. Ideas?
Normally, the front end makes noise when I turn like a boat rubbing against a dock. steering seems tight and I feel every bump in the road in the steering wheel. On the highway at about 55 mph the car starts to wobble on straightaways, sometimes and on some turns.
I have a 2002 XC70 with 125,000 miles on it. I bought the car used in March of this year, and while it passed a pre-purchase inspection, it developed a hitch between 2nd and 3rd gear shortly thereafter. I haunted web fora and consulted multiple shops. I'd rather ride my bike anyway, so I resolved to drive the car until it died. The slipping and bucking has become much more frequent, and now occurs between most of the lower gears after about 15 minutes of driving. The car is still sound enough (knock on wood) to drive long distances -- just this weekend I drove it 9h without problems, minus a period when the cruise control wouldn't work.

I've been told that I need to replace the transmission and also that I need to replace the solenoid bodies (NB: I had the B4 servo cover replaced, and I might as well have lit $191 on fire). I inquired about a drain and a flush service, and was told by multiple people that both would raise the probability of total transmission failure to 50/50. The car also has a slow radiator leak (something my mechanic said could wait until I have to add coolant every week, and right now I can go 2 weeks without having to top it off), and the throttle body is failing.

Estimated cost of a transmission repair varies from $2000-4000. Radiator service will be $600, and throttle body will be between $600-1000, for an upper end total of $5600-6000.

As far as I know, the engine is sound. Oil has a tendency to disappear (the turbo was serviced right before I bought the car, and I've been told that turbos consume oil), but other than that it seems fine.

Bluebook value is around $5600. MY QUESTION: given that the beast already has 125k miles, is it worth it to plow SOME money into repairs (perhaps not the full amount required) and continue to drive it until it dies (when would that be, anyway?), or should I trade it in and walk away? My brother is a Toyota master tech, and we have been discussing options.

So far, the only thing this experience has taught me is that the five years I spent without a car were the most blissful I will likely ever know.

Thanks.
It smooths out after 10 to 15 seconds. It had a code of cylinder misfire and turbo control valve failure P1237.
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