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They told me I had to take it to a Volvo dealer. (none close by) They only put one of the Inspection stickers on my car until I got the speedometer replaced. I am hoping someone close by does this work. They told me that they fixed the brake squeaking that I wanted fixed, but they still shriek. I need the brakes repaired (if they really need repair that is) in June which is my month for Pa. Inspection. I think they could be lying to me. I have driven this car all over Pa. and ...just exterior cosmetic problems. It has never failed inspection. They told me I had to go up to Doylestown Volvo to get a speedometer for this old car. The odometer is fine. Wish I could look under the hood and watch them prove that I need a new speedometer. They are holding my other inspection sticker hostage until I get a new speedometer.
The problem started after a particularly cold period. The vibrations have decreased but it is still apparent. Also recently noticed some oil leakage under driver's side. The oil is the color of the motor oil, not transmission oil.
i have had others say that this 1997 volvo 850 monitors are hard to reset
No moisture visible.. check engine light came on..o2 sensor indicated..gas mileage declined rapidly since started to smoke...
Daughter says light and brakes feel different when stopping
What does P0172 means. The check engine light was on and I took the car to a Auto place and the code was P0172
It started kinda strangely at first, and when driving around 60 miles an hour it started not accelerating, and the steering wheel locked up, also a sulfur like smell was coming from the engine.
My battery won't hold a charge I have to jump it off then I can drive it no problems anywhere I need to go but right when I cut the car off and immediately try to cut it on again my battery dead again and all the lights are dim. Is it my battery going bad or is it a electrical problem. It seems like if my battery was bad I wouldnt be able to drive it around everywhere then as soon as I cut it off it dead but I'm not sure. My husband thinks it's the battery but I'm wondering if it's a electrical problem or something else.. Please help me out.
The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. Metallic ping upon acceleration. Also a knocking noise intermittant. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not diagnose or read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102
The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. Metallic ping upon acceleration. Also a knocking noise intermittant. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not diagnose or read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102
The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102
After cranking about 20 seconds it 'coughs' but doesn't start. If my battery is fully charged and I can repeat this about 3 or 4 times it usually sputters like mad then smooths out and is running fine. It doesn't seem to matter if engine is hot or cold. So why can it run so well and yet be such a pain to start?
1997 Volvo 850 t5 2.3 engine
I was driving car home car suddenly lost power drive home car haven't start since I replace the fuel relay cam sensor crank sensor temperature coolant sensor , stilL no start there is not enough coolant in the radiator try start cooling fan will would still run when car is switch off for a while, could the coolant sensor stop car from starting why no spark after lime mode code p0117 and p0340
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