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the car runs fine other wise but when i drive hoe from work its starts to lugg out going up a incline for about 1/4 -1/2 ill drop from 60 to 30 mph by the end and the engine temp gets just below the over heat line and then as soon as im past the hill its fine . i just changed the spark plugs and replaced the coil packs and wiring harness since they were toasted when a coil melted . i checked to see if i had pcv vacuum and took the oil cap off put a rubber glove and fastened it with a rubber band and when the car was idling the give was being sucked in . also my vacuum gave me a pressure of 17psi on intake vacuum line off the air intake . i cleaned the map sensor an i have no codes throwing up and my engine light dosnt come on . so i,m thinking ,my cat is clogged . will check the o2sensors reading in the morning and see how they are .
I've been having problems with my directional/hazards for the past year now and I was able to resolve the issue in the beginning simply by replacing the fuses; but that only lasted for a week or so until they stopped working again. it then got to the point where the fuses would instantly blow every time I tried putting a new one in. The dashboard lights stopped working in October (warning lights on dash still work though) ALSO: my sons father got into an accident this past june which resulted in significant front end damage to the drivers side quarter panel/turn signal light assembly and it has not been repaired since then. The two prongs in the turn signal light bulb socket were corroded, (I'm assuming from being exposed to the elements for so long.)
Honestly don't know how to diagnose what is causing the directionals, hazards and dash lights to malfunction and if i need to take apart the dash to figure it out or something else?
Driving in town, car's dash lights all lit up, lost steering, brakes and all power. This happened twice today and once yesterday. Car has 188k miles on it and has been well maintained.
yeah when the car is cold it starts and runs smoothly but after it warms up a few minutes it starts to shake, just curious what causes the shaking cause no check engine light comes on.. thank you for answering..
apparently stuck in Winter mode. Which sensor needs to be replaced?
Jiggling key or pressing and strongly repressing brake will eventually free up shifter.
OK, so I bought my car about 5-6 months ago. Within 1 day had a problem with the transmission - felt like it was slipping, sometimes just staying in low gear. Had a rebuild trans put in. Fine for a little while, than there was a shhhhhh sound after driving about 15 minutes, which would stop if I turned the car off and then back on a few minutes later. Mechanic told me it was probably the computer for the trans. Found another one of those and all seemed fine for a about a month. Shhhhh noise is back and so is the transmission slipping/low gear issue. Have a feeling my mechanic doesn't know how to fix/diagnose this issue. Could there be another electrical issue sending codes to the computer? Incidentally, the previous owner had the transmission replaced with a rebuild also before I bought it I've now been told. Took it to a trans shop and he said it had rust in it from sitting out in the parts yard. I will be taking it to a Volvo shop in the next few days, but would like some advice so I know they are being straight with me. Many thanks!
The constant beeping in my car...how do i make it stop...i understand clearly its an electrical problem however isnt this draining my battery as well??? how do i fix this?? also my dashboard lights dont work can that be fixed too?
however now bringing my car home first of all when i turn the car the engine fan continues to run for about ten mins is that normal?? also theres a constant beeping noise even when the cars nit cranked and ut wont stop plus the radio shorted out..how do fix this??
I've been told it has something to do with the smog system. This has happened 3 times, each time when the gas gauge shows 3/4 of a tank.
The steering wheel vibrates when breaking, but only around 30-35 mph.
my volvo 6silinders after warmup it gets slugeged and smelly with unburnet exaust fumes, Ireplaced two bad ignitors but the problem remains with a little un known vibrant with the engine?
does my car have an o2 sensor and where can I locate it?
Getting on the freeway check engine light started flashing. Engine started running rough, with poor acceleration. When accelerating, can feel engine shaking. Idle surges. Valves tapping loudly. All symptoms occurred very suddenly. Car had no issues, idled smooth and ran quiet then boom.
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