DiCE is the Middleman DiCE is electronic hardware that connects your Volvo to a computer running Volvo diagnostic software called VIDA. It allows two-way communication between VIDA and a Volvo car, primarily to enable a mechanic to either get diagnostic information from the Volvo to fix a problem, or to update the Volvo with the […]
It looks like there may be a transmission or transmission programming problem with Volvo S60 models with the Drve-E engine. Here’s a post on Volvo’s own support forum about the problem. MVS member odonnebj has a Drve-E problem in his 2015.5 S60 that may be related. He includes sound files in his post, but it’s hard to get […]
Detailed thread from hankb on troubleshooting ECM DIM CAN bus as function of heat and humidity: This is my second post on this forum regarding the same unsolved problem – you can find my first saga here on this site. That post was a year ago – it describes intermittent trouble with the DIM failing, […]
Installing a new rebuilt transmission without doing the following is fruitless: Full transmission fluid flush Go to a dealer or Volvo indie shop to get rid of the stop neutral transmission “feature” Clear and reset all the adaptions And do a new drive cycle Whenever the transmission is overhauled or replaced, the valve body is […]
Another Volvo Forum topic regarding the death of a 2001 Volvo automatic transmission, this one with some insight by those with either mechanical and Volvo sales backgrounds. Just to let everyone know, I (ME) was the beta tester for the stop/neutral software. I had an early 01 (new) with almost immediate clunking issues. I complained […]
Stage 0 means to get your Volvo’s critical systems as close to new as you can get, or alternately, to get your Volvo’s components replaced or rebuilt in the systems that can cause problems, like braking, or steering, etc.
You should do these things to increase reliability, boost economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.