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Volvo Damper Motor Repair for ’01 S40/V40

You probably have a broken damper arm or motor. How do you do a VOLVO DAMPER MOTOR REPAIR? drvolvo » My damper motor stopped responding to changes in the temperature dial, leaving me with a car that was either 100% on full heat or 100% on cold. Eventually I disconnected the damper motor arm so that I… Continue reading Volvo Damper Motor Repair for ’01 S40/V40

MVS Visits FCP

MVS Moderator and DIY man Abscate visits Scott, Nick, and FCP Euro itself in their awesomely huge space in Milford, Connecticut. MVS VISITS FCP

V70 GLT 1998 drive axle removal

98v70GLT » Hi to those that want to tackle this, the reason I am writing is how to get the axle out of the wheel bearing hub. See pictures.. I should have written on this a while ago but here is my experience in getting a new half shaft on my car. I do not have an… Continue reading V70 GLT 1998 drive axle removal

Does the Air Pump (SAS) Really Do Anything?

My airpump has started to sound like a vacuum grinding up a cat. Of course, the noise only lasts a minute or so, then it stops and all is well. I guess I have 2 questions:

1. What does the air pump do?

I ask this because the car runs no different before the thing kicks in and no different after it shuts off.

2. If nothing changes regardless of this thing being on or off, do I actually need it? Can is be simply unplugged and ignored?

Some people may gasp and sputter at that last statement, this is an honest question looking for a direct answer…

The Volvo Door Rattle Fix

Volvo Forum member Mustang explains his 2001+ “P2” Volvo door rattle fix: “Since I’ve owned my 2006 XC70 I have always had a nasty rattle in my drivers side door. It made a racket when I closed the door, went over bumps as well as when listening to music. I finally took the door apart… Continue reading The Volvo Door Rattle Fix

2001 XC70 J-Hose Replacement Fix w Photos

MVS Contributor Eric aka deepsouth posts a DIY tutorial on replacing the evap J-hose on a 2001 XC-70, including photos: “Recently changed the evap J-Hose on a 2001 Volvo XC70 AWD. I’ve changed evap hoses on all forms of S/V70’s and 850’s but this was a new form of hell. The charcoal canister is above the rear… Continue reading 2001 XC70 J-Hose Replacement Fix w Photos

S80 Sunroof Won’t Close

Problems With Your S80 Sunroof? The Sunroof Fix for Volvo S80 Disconnect and re-connect the battery Lock and unlock 3 times You’re done Flashing lights+no siren = No sunroof! Here are the symptoms and attempts at a fix, before they found the three simple steps outlined above. madmizz51 » Not sure if you got this figured out… Continue reading S80 Sunroof Won’t Close

Disconnected Battery, Now Sunroof Won’t Open

MVS Forums Contributor brandonbeach14 disconnected his 2001 V70’s battery, and now his sunroof won’t open. This is how to fix a stuck sunroof after you’ve disconnected the battery, and explanation why it happens. Sunroof stuck closed –  fix stuck sunroof My electric sunroof won’t open after I had to disconnect the battery cables in the engine bay to… Continue reading Disconnected Battery, Now Sunroof Won’t Open

Volvo XC90 Transmission problems shared amongst forum members

If you’re looking to buy an XC90 T6 model, do yourself a favor and review this list of XC90 T6 transmission problems that have plagued many owners.  Just took my 2004 XC 90 T6, 84,000 miles in for an “Urgent Transmission Service” warning message. Dealer diagnosed problems with 2nd 3rd gears, cost estimate $5,200! I… Continue reading Volvo XC90 Transmission problems shared amongst forum members

REAR Trailing Arm Bushing Replacement — 2005 XC90 2.5T AWD

Sometimes, DIYs in the MVS Volvo Forums come out so well written by their respective authors, I don’t do a thing. I simply apply some tags, paste it into the Volvo Repair Database, and it’s cooked. They’re succinct, concise, and always explanatory. This is one of those, written by MVS Contributor extraordinaire and Omaha resident… Continue reading REAR Trailing Arm Bushing Replacement — 2005 XC90 2.5T AWD

Boot Fix Becomes Workbench Driveshaft Refurb

Driveshaft Refurb cakefool » Hi there all, I’ve been browsing & using this forum for a while but I now find myself in the situation of needing more help than the repair database can offer. I have a UK-model ’99 V70 with the Audi 2.5TDI engine, 125k miles. Yesterday I replaced my RHS control arm as the… Continue reading Boot Fix Becomes Workbench Driveshaft Refurb