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by alschnertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch

You also mentioned I should look into ignition switch failures . I don't mind replace that part because I'm guessing if everyone else has issues with it, then I probably do also. The only thing I'm concerned about is once I replace the ignition switch, will I have to go to the dealer for a reprogra...
by alschnertz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch

The transmission model tag is located near the PNP plug on my AW-55.
I'd imagine it's near the same location on an AW-50.
See below.

Edit: Also, have you tried "rowing" the shifter back and forth multiple times in an attempt to clean the contacts of the PNP switch?
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Need Help with Part # PNP Switch or Neutral Safety Switch

Looking at the screenshots, it would appear that the part numbers are for two different transmissions. AW50 versus AW55. Since your car is a 2000, it probably has a 4-speed automatic which I believe is the AW50. 2001 they changed to a 5-speed automatic (AW55). I would verify the transmission type be...
by alschnertz
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 T4 sputtering and misfireing
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: S40 T4 sputtering and misfireing

However after checking out the Camshaft PS, it has already been swapped for another one, but who knows when. New doesn't always mean good. I've had WOT (wide open throttle) hesitation issues on my '01 for the past decade and have never been able to track down the cause. New coils "helped", but I st...
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Exhaust pipe not fitting to turbo Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Exhaust pipe not fitting to turbo Topic is solved

Maybe this will help? Here's what the front pipe should look like. https://www.rockauto.com/info/787/DV-020-1__ra_p.jpg the mid pipe... https://www.rockauto.com/info/9/56088__ra_p.jpg and the rear... https://www.rockauto.com/info/403/VL12647_T__ra_p.jpg Sounds like you're saying the gap is between t...
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Exhaust pipe not fitting to turbo Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Exhaust pipe not fitting to turbo Topic is solved

Are you using the original exhaust? I have had fittment issues with aftermarket exhaust systems, but never heard of needing a "spacer(?)". I know the aftermarket flex pipe / rear cat. can be very stubborn in the way it bends up to meet the front cat. Unfortunately it stresses the joint so much that ...
by alschnertz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Fuel issue

I'd check the fuel pressure before randomly replacing parts.
Should be around 44 psi.
by alschnertz
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Trip to Cape Cod last week
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Trip to Cape Cod last week

Beautiful area.

We're just in the process of selling my in-law's place in South Yarmouth. Will miss it, sort of.
The Cape is a great getaway for CT people as it's only a few hrs. away.

Umm, your shirt is ripped!
Ha ha. Hope you had a good week.
by alschnertz
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Forum changes coming Topic is solved
Replies: 44
Views: 1165

Re: Forum changes coming Topic is solved

Thanks for all you do Matt. It can't be easy.

Would this explain why the home page is different than it was a few months ago?
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 volvo s40 1.6 won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: 2003 volvo s40 1.6 won't start

Generally, anything is fixable. Is that your starter or just a photo from the internet? Looks like that wire may have heated up so much it disintegrated. My guess would be either a short in the starter, someone cranked it for many minutes on end or too much (well above 14V) were applied. If that's h...
by alschnertz
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Mating engine to gear box Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Mating engine to gear box Topic is solved

would it be a good Idea to install with TC altready in the gear box then install the bolts? just thinking out of the box. Side note. Im doing this on the cheap and dont have a hoist. I am aligning the gear box by eye and not using a Trans jack. I may not be getting the splines lined up when bolting...
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: occasional brief clicking from wheels, CV joints??
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: occasional brief clicking from wheels, CV joints??

I did. Your description of symptoms lacks detail. You didn't describe anything other than you "heard it for a short time shortly..." Followed by you then "did not hear it at all". What were the conditions when you ;"heard it for a short time shortly"? And no, there is no way to prolong their life. O...
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: occasional brief clicking from wheels, CV joints??
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: occasional brief clicking from wheels, CV joints??

Do these sounds portend sudden failure? It was off the road for nearly 2 years and I only heard it for the first time shortly after getting it back on the road. Just made a run into town and back and did not hear it at all. Is there a remedy to prolong the life of these? ON my mid 80s Mercedes I wa...
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?

260k, that's no slouch of a '95! I'd say 260K isn't so bad either. I swear this car has nine lives. One family owned (been a dd for 8 different family members!), has been threatened to be donated at least a half dozen times, but I can just never pull the trigger. I even posted just a few weeks ago ...
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?

^ Good point. But I suppose it would fail anyway because of the bad cat.
Just trying to buy some time and eliminate the annoyance of the CEL.
by alschnertz
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?

erikv11 wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:28 am You have it right, the rear O2 does not control any engine parameters.

One way to deal with this would be to delete the rear O2 in TunerPro on a tuned ECU, FWIW.
Ok, that's good.
I wonder if I got the rear sensor out of the exhaust stream (using an anti-fouler) the CEL would go out.
by alschnertz
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Does rear O2 sensor change engine management?

1995 854T, 259,997 miles I am getting a code for catalytic converter efficiency and with this mileage and it once having bad valve seals, I'm not surprised it's shot. I don't have the $$ to fix it right now and want to just limp along for another few months / couple hundred miles. My question is, do...
by alschnertz
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 854T What to save?
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: '95 854T What to save?

I get what you're saying, but... The "wear items" I refer to are safety issues. Battery, tires, brakes, rotors, brake lines , catalytic converter, entire exhaust system, worn / broken suspension components, ECC module (no fan) and who knows what other component is next to go on a 25-year old vehicle...
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 854T What to save?
Replies: 9
Views: 164

'95 854T What to save?

I'm at a crossroad with my one-family 260,000 mile '95 854T. Still runs well and the body is very good, but there are just too many "wear item" parts that need to be replaced. It's a shame, but I just can't justify all the work it would require for a car whose value is probably only $500 - $1000. So...
by alschnertz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 63 122s. Should I buy
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: 63 122s. Should I buy

Not sure what your plans are for it, but it's kind of a mish-mash of different year parts. Mid 60s grills, '68 dash, steering wheel & side reflectors (wrong location though), early 60s trunk lid handle, front door pad ($) etc. Rust would be a deal breaker for me and that car. IMO, $500 is about $400...
by alschnertz
Thu May 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!
Replies: 20
Views: 18535

Re: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!

Ok, thanks for the explanation.

I'm on the right track in that I put things in the cart but may not pull the trigger for a couple of days.
:)
by alschnertz
Wed May 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!
Replies: 20
Views: 18535

Re: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!

I browse things often on Amazon sometimes days (weeks) before purchase.
Does MVS get a cut for browsing? I hope so.

Regardless, when I purchase from Amazon, I click the MVS link to get there.
by alschnertz
Tue May 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 s40 misfire after changing spark plugs.
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: 2000 s40 misfire after changing spark plugs.

What kind of plugs did you use?
What did you gap them to?
If it ran before changing the plugs then it's likely something simple.

Check your coil connections - including the wires within the connectors.

"Now the car won't even turn over"
Does that mean no crank or no start?
by alschnertz
Mon May 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: Volvo 140 Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Volvo 140 Exhaust

^ Correct on all counts. The last exhaust system I bought for my '70 145, I got from https://classicgarage.com. At that time, probably 10 years ago, he had a TON of all kinds of parts. Kind of looked like he bought up inventories. Fortunately his warehouse was relatively close to me so I didn't have...
by alschnertz
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Can't believe my 02 S40 has such a broken engine.
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Can't believe my 02 S40 has such a broken engine.

My plan of action is to buy another car and disassemble this car to it's most basic parts. I want to know what exactly caused this car to fail this way. I want to inspect the valves, the pistons. Everything. I know nothing about cars, but I will learn as I go, the car is basically broken I can do n...
by alschnertz
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: How to check my ATF
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: How to check my ATF

For NA delivered models, front side of transmission, low and hard to see.
Look for a yellow colored dipstick.
by alschnertz
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Timing issue during exhaust valve job
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Timing issue during exhaust valve job

Wait. So my recollection may be correct?

Ugh, so confused.
I'll see what I can find in the (usually short on details) Haynes manual tomorrow.
by alschnertz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Timing issue during exhaust valve job
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Timing issue during exhaust valve job

Holy smokes. Sorry about that.

I should just keep my friggin' mouth shut.
by alschnertz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Timing issue during exhaust valve job
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Timing issue during exhaust valve job

Sounds familiar.

I don't recall having to install a seal on the back side of the cam.
I think I put a light coat of RTV around the black plug before reinstalling.
by alschnertz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: V40 antenna connector & cable
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: V40 antenna connector & cable

Which end broke? The radio or antenna end?

I suppose it doesn't make much difference.
I spliced a new end onto my S40 antenna wire using one I snipped off a junkyard find.
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Got it. I get what you're trying to do.
Unfortunately, that's all I could find about removing the panel.

Haynes manual is ok, but not super detailed - as you can see. Unfortunately I never had much luck finding other repair manuals.
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Is this book for S40 only or does it include V40 too? If also V40, would you mind looking for pages that describe how to expose the back end? No, it is S40 & V40. Hence the instructions for a V40. As for "exposing the back end", that request made me laugh. Chuckles aside, you're going to have to be...
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Ok. Sounds slightly different from a S40. I wasn't sure if a V40 was set up the same. Some S40 owners have been puzzled by the key position. Regardless, I'm obviously not familiar with a V40 tailgate. It's light on details, but maybe this photo of a portion of a Haynes manual will help. Hope you can...
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

On a S40, the key position of the push-button must be either horizontal or vertical. I forget which way it needs to be, but the trunk won't unlatch unless it is in the proper position.

It's an unusual "feature" and I also forget why it's set up that way.
by alschnertz
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 Volvo S40 ignition starter switch removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: 2000 Volvo S40 ignition starter switch removal

I have tried rocking the gearshift back and forth and tried slamming it into Park position and same with Neutral and failed to start. Not sure if "slamming" it one way or another makes any difference. Actually, I think it wouldn't. However, "rowing" it might, as that may have more of a cleaning act...
by alschnertz
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 Volvo S40 ignition starter switch removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: 2000 Volvo S40 ignition starter switch removal

I suspect you are correct that there is a locking mechanism between the male and female sides of the plug. Don't have any advice to offer though as I've never had mine apart. Did have a thought though. Is it possible that your problem is with the PNP switch? This is the switch that prevents the car ...
by alschnertz
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???

If you're bored today, take a walk around where the incident happened and look on the ground for the missing bolt. Finding it may answer if it sheared or the nut came unscrewed. I doubt you drove very far without that fastener installed. There is no way that running over a curb sheared that bolt yet...
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???

Completely agree and alluded to that in an earlier response.
A competent mechanic would know that too.
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???

Rather maybe suspension work was done in the past Like the recent alignment at Pep Boys? Just sayin' Pep Boys wouldn't be my first choice for suspension work - alignments included. Edit: I should add that I think many "alignment" recommendations from tire stores are not necessary and they will alte...
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???

Wow, what a very unusual breakdown. I cannot imagine a curb impact doing that. Also can't imagine that bolt ever coming loose or breaking off under normal use. Did you ever notice any clunking in the front end prior to the incident? I'm suspicious of what was touched during the alignment in Jan. 202...
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 02 S40 Switchlock button function?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: 02 S40 Switchlock button function?

I mean literally what button are you referring to?
Not sure what button you're talking about. Where is this button located?
by alschnertz
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 02 S40 Switchlock button function?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: 02 S40 Switchlock button function?

What is the "Switchlock button"?
by alschnertz
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: cold air intake
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: cold air intake

Very tough to find performance upgrades for a 20-year old car that was never very popular in the first place. On the brighter side, it's unlikely that you'd pick up any noticeable performance with the addition of a cold air intake. Good luck finding a performance exhaust as well. It's hard enough ju...
by alschnertz
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Fault/Error Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Fault/Error Codes

The only "skills" needed were to enter the number/letter sequence that they provided into my ScanGuage II.
by alschnertz
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Fault/Error Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Fault/Error Codes

About 10 years ago I had a CEL that would not reset my '01 S40 no matter what I did. I used a ScanGuageII reader that said everything was reset - but obviously it wasn't. I ended up contacting the ScanGuage manufacturer to ask why my reader wasn't doing a proper reset. They were very helpful and gav...
by alschnertz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved

I thought of something else. I think the fans may be 2 speeds and regated by the ECM. So perhaps your fan is skipping the low speed (which would turn on at a lower temp) and waiting till your engine reaches 230F and the going straight to high speed. This would also explain why mine turns on (low spe...
by alschnertz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved

I kind of thought the same thing.
I did replace it some years ago but think it was around a 190F ish.
I'll dig through some receipts and see if I find anything.

Edit:
Here it is...193F Wahler
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 90-degrees
by alschnertz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved

Was out today (18F) and had the OBDII scanner hooked up.

Normal running temp. varied from 177F to 183F with temp. gauge just slightly below halfway.
A fan kicked on at 213F.
Didn't even think to check which fan was running.
by alschnertz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Neither radiator fan comes on Topic is solved

FWIW, it takes a long time for the cooling fan to kick on on my '01 without the AC on. But I don't have any data from the OBD2 port. And the temperature gauge always reads just under half-way. All I can offer is that it took a good 10-15 minutes for the the fan to come on recently after a 1/2 hour d...
by alschnertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Where to get fuel injector rebuild at fair price
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Where to get fuel injector rebuild at fair price

Thanks for the advice alschnertz . I will do a closer inspection. I've never worked with injectors before. If I pull the injectors, will I need new rubber rings to install. I've read on other post here that a little Vaseline does the trick. I'm not sure if I'm giving great information, but am just ...
by alschnertz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5

Not a fan of cheap aftermarket parts, but sometimes you have no choice.

Regardless, nice to hear it's fixed.
by alschnertz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Where to get fuel injector rebuild at fair price
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Where to get fuel injector rebuild at fair price

Since you're on a low budget, I'd pull the coils again and inspect them for burn marks using a magnifying glass. I dealt with bad coils on my '01. Couldn't see the burn marks with my (aging) naked eyes, but they were easily identifiable under the glass. Another thing you can try is to switch the fue...
by alschnertz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: pilot bearing won't fit
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: pilot bearing won't fit

It's been a long long time, but I too remember a bushing in the end of the crankshaft on BW35 equipped cars.
by alschnertz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5

I forgot to mention the PTC nipple. It attaches into the hose that runs from the MAF sensor to the turbo. I think that can get pretty oil-fouled over the years and may no longer make a tight seal. Hence you'd have a vacuum leak there. Here's a link... https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtop...
by alschnertz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5

I cleaned the idle air control valve with throttle body cleaner and when I started it up after replacing everything it started perfectly. The next day after sitting all night the issue returned but with less effort to get it to idle properly. It takes me only a few seconds of holding the throttle t...
by alschnertz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Fuel line fittings at tank / fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Fuel line fittings at tank / fuel pump

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Fuel-pipe/1110095/30620510.html ($96.50 USD) https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Fuel-pipe/1106180/30620511.html ($42.51 USD) Hard to tell which is the supply or return pipe on the website description. Regardless, I understand trying to...
by alschnertz
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: engine block heater
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: engine block heater

In the 70s we fabricated some duct work for the 50K BTU kerosene space heater. Slip one end under the engine, the other end over the business end of space heater, fire up the space heater. Never failed to get a engine up and running. Did not take a half of a hour. Indeed, I wasn't referring to a 50...
by alschnertz
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: engine block heater
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: engine block heater

Yes, the industry standard is to assess "left" or "right" as viewed from the operator's position. Re. the proper position for a block heater, I can't help as to which Volvo recommended. However, IMO, if it is only an occasional moving the car out of the garage, you may want to just put some kind of ...
by alschnertz
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5

Ok, you were talking about the transmission. Yes, a 2004 would be a 5-speed automatic transmission in a North American delivered car. However, "T5" is a term Volvo used when referring to certain turbocharged 5-cylinder models. Edit: In addition to checking for vacuum leaks, it may be worth cleaning ...
by alschnertz
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Cold start issue 2004 s40 1.9L T5

I would guess you have an issue with the Idle Air Control Valve.

"a bit of a high idle over 70mph"
No idea what you mean.

Also, you reference a "1.9L T5".
1.9L is a 4-cylinder engine.
T5 is a 5-cylinder engine.
by alschnertz
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: ECM location or how to turn off check engine light
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: ECM location or how to turn off check engine light

What type of scan/reset tool are you using?
I once had a stubborn CEL and ultimately had to reset the ECU with help from the scan tool (ScanGauge II) manufacturer.
All was good afterward.
by alschnertz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Voltage regulator replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Voltage regulator replacement?

I see. Will have to take a look to see how accessible it is.

Things are pretty tight under the S40 hood and I just don't remember how easy it is to get to the back side of the alternator.
Off the top of my head, I think it's under the PS pump.
by alschnertz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Voltage regulator replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Voltage regulator replacement?

I think the voltage regulator is internal to the alternator and not a generally replaceable part. But I may be wrong on that and please correct me if so. Changing the alternator is not the worst job to do on a S(V) 40, but you will need a decent assortment of tools and a bit of patience. I've done i...
by alschnertz
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: where is transmission drain plug for 2002 s40
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: where is transmission drain plug for 2002 s40

Yes, that looks like it. I posted a photo of it years ago here, but can't find the post right now. I usually make a aluminum foil trough and place it under the drain and above the crossmember to avoid a mess. It's worked for me. Re. another of your comments...I would NOT try to use an adjustable wre...
by alschnertz
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 VOLVO S40 TURBO
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: 2003 VOLVO S40 TURBO

d/p?
by alschnertz
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 142 Available in Tampa
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: 142 Available in Tampa

Appears to have spent the last few years in a swamp.
by alschnertz
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Hard start problem & radiator fan stays on 2004 S40
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Hard start problem & radiator fan stays on 2004 S40

Are you getting any codes? Not convinced that it's the temp. sender yet. But still, a quick search of FCP's website revealed this temperature sender... https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-water-temp-sender-s60-s70-s40-s80-v40-v70-c70-9125463oe Be sure to double check that this fits your car if yo...
by alschnertz
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Broken timing belt 2003 V40
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

^^
and you'll have to rotate the cams by hand (since the timing belt is broken) to get the valves closed.
Also, make sure no piston is at TDC when rotating the cams.
by alschnertz
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: rear rotors
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: rear rotors

First I've heard of that.
Are you sure they're not just rusted together?
by alschnertz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Occasional RPM surge on stop lights.
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Occasional RPM surge on stop lights.

Be slow to blame the catalytic converter. Defective Catalytic converters are rare. A lot of people have paid a heavy price for being too quick to blame the Catalytic converter. Couldn't agree more. I did a lot of diagnosis before replacing the cat. on my 255K mile '01. FWIW, the Bosal replacement d...
by alschnertz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Occasional RPM surge on stop lights.
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Occasional RPM surge on stop lights.

P420 code was a bad cat. on my 2001 S40.

Have you cleaned the throttle body and IAC?
by alschnertz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: Bumper bar
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Bumper bar

"Yankee" bars were affixed to NA (North American) market cars supposedly because of American's style of "bash-n-crash" parking habits. I believe they came on all NA PV544 models, but may have been a dealer installed option on 122s. It was not based on any regulatory requirements. Not sure if they we...
by alschnertz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Hissing with key in the on position but engine off.
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Hissing with key in the on position but engine off.

My '01 makes noises under the dash on occasion. Definitely coming from the heater blower motor area and does it when stepping on the brake. I don't believe the sound is vacuum related as it will make the radio static(y) at the same time. I suspect it's a wonky ECC in my case. I can't think of any to...
by alschnertz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Camshaft Plug Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Camshaft Plug Removal

I never had an issue installing those plugs.

My only suggestion would be to use a factory part. Obviously make sure it's for the type of engine in your car.

I don't recall using additional sealer on the plugs as suggested above. I think it was just press-fitted in there.
by alschnertz
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change

^
This is a pretty logical explanation.
I suspect some indie. "mechanics" don't READ a factory repair manual and only rely on YouTube.
by alschnertz
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change

Maybe the shop didn't get the timing correct during the timing belt replacement.

I'd have a hard time doing it without a camshaft holding tool.
by alschnertz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Strange "refill spout" on my Volvo s40
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Strange "refill spout" on my Volvo s40

That's wiring of some sort.
Perhaps for foglight.
by alschnertz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Starting trouble post plug wire install Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 2749

Re: Starting trouble post plug wire install Topic is solved

Amazing. After 10 years of Volvo "whiteblock" ownership, I finally had a case of LMS. Admittedly, I was always skeptical of the diagnosis, but it was spot on. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes with the battery charger on it (the batt. is on borrowed time as it is), cranked with the pedal to the floor an...
by alschnertz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Now I’m considering a 2004 V40. At what point am I a “Volvo guy?”
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Now I’m considering a 2004 V40. At what point am I a “Volvo guy?”

Probably no weirder issues than any 15-year old car with 140,000 miles. Heater blower motor gets a mind of its own sometimes. VVT sprocket seal failure is probably the only unusual thing I can think of. And they usually fail around 150,000 miles. Aftermarket exhaust flex-pipes only seem to last 3 ye...
by alschnertz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing issue Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Timing issue Topic is solved

For me, a camshaft holding tool makes the job easier.
Using that now on your car would require taking everything apart again.
But not sure what other choice you have at this point.
by alschnertz
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: car won't start and run
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: car won't start and run

Are the cams turning when trying to start the car?
Have you jiggled around the AMM connector?
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: POLL What octane gas is everyone using?
Replies: 56
Views: 5338

Re: POLL What octane gas is everyone using?

Way late to this thread, but I use 87 (R+M/2? US pump) octane in my '95 854T (258,000 miles).
One family owned and I think that's all it ever had.
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Black 1995 850 T-5R
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Black 1995 850 T-5R

$2,500 Edit: I should have added "and cross your fingers". I just don't think the car will bring in much. This opinion is based on the fact that I couldn't find a taker for my 258,000 mile '95 854T two years ago. One family owned. Good shape, but needed wear items replaced (exhaust, bushings, shocks...
by alschnertz
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Engine

Lanter08 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:50 pm You’re a real dick lol. Just tryna figure out a problem and you’re like “WhAtEvEr” 😂 suck my ass pwussyboi!
Hey man, it's fine. No worries here.
It's obvious there are many others taking the time to help.

I wish you luck in your endevour to find answers to your (actually your sister's) problem.
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Engine

Lanter08 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:17 pmThe plastic cover on the engine had a hole blown in it by the pressure
Wow.
Seems unlikely, but whatever.

That should make it pretty easy to figure out what failed.
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Engine

Very difficult to assess with so little information, but a bad VVT sprocket is a possibility.

"the plastic had blown a hole in it"
No idea what this means.
by alschnertz
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Which turbo do I have
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Which turbo do I have

https://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2 ... nents-scat

This is a Volvo factory part and not just a seal kit.
by alschnertz
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: High fuel trims. Bad ECU or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: High fuel trims. Bad ECU or what?

I'm confused.
You state "My PCV is clogged and it's causing really excessive vacuum and whistling, the vacuum is so strong that trying to take off the oil cap is difficult."
Usually a failed / clogged PCV system results in excessive crankcase pressure .

If your PCV system needs repair, do that first.
by alschnertz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement 2000 Volvo V40
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Head Gasket Replacement 2000 Volvo V40

Check Amazon (use the MVS link!) for a Haynes Repair Manual. I think the only one is a hardcover that includes S40 models back to 1996. It's produced in the UK, but generally has the information needed. Not a perfect step-by-step, but it's better than nothing. I used it when I did the VVT sprocket a...
by alschnertz
Sun May 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Which line to the fuel rail? 2002 Volvo S40
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Which line to the fuel rail? 2002 Volvo S40

I'm only 2-1/2 pints in, so take my advice with caution.

I just looked at my '01 and agree that the center hard line in your photo feeds the fuel rail.
Damn tough to see those little buggers down there.
by alschnertz
Fri May 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Replaced TCM and new speed sensor. Code P0700 and P0722 and ABS/Brake lights will still throw. What is it? Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Replaced TCM and new speed sensor. Code P0700 and P0722 and ABS/Brake lights will still throw. What is it? Topic is solved

FWIW, the dealer service that I referred to in the other thread cost $411. I've never taken any of my cars to an outside mechanic or a dealer, but that time I sucked it up. Looking back, I'm glad I did. To get another 50,000 miles (and counting) out of the car for $411 was worth it to me. I rolled t...
by alschnertz
Fri May 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: TCM Module Died. P0700 P0722. Used Part Number Compatibility? [bad abs module] Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Re: TCM Module Died. Used Part Number Compatibility? Topic is solved

It's still going, though rust is starting to take a more aggressive hold. Yes, that trip to the dealer was going to be the last straw. I was only willing to put a few hundred into it at that point. Glad they found the issue and I had it addressed. When I got it back I said I was going to drive the w...
by alschnertz
Fri May 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: TCM Module Died. P0700 P0722. Used Part Number Compatibility? [bad abs module] Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Re: TCM Module Died. Used Part Number Compatibility? Topic is solved

I realize this isn't the same exact issue, but it may be of some help. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=69802&start=10 Going on 4 years and an additional 50,000 miles since the repair. Also, on my 850, the TRACS and ABS lights would randomly come on. That turned out to be...
by alschnertz
Sun May 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 v40 knocking
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: 2004 v40 knocking

Ok, I'll bite.

Could it be?
Sure. Could also be something else.
by alschnertz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

Dangit Matt, you responded too quick! I was clearing the cache and cookies while you were responding.
Man, you're on top of things.

All appears good now.
Thanks!
by alschnertz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

Went into the S40 forum and noticed that the threads in "Topics" do not list the author, but instead show the last poster. Yes you can see the author if you open up the thread. Does that make sense? Yep. Thanks for this report. Fixed. Matt; Nothing appears to have changed on my end. Saw you recomme...
by alschnertz
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

Went into the S40 forum and noticed that the threads in "Topics" do not list the author, but instead show the last poster.
Yes you can see the author if you open up the thread.

Does that make sense?
by alschnertz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

matthew1 wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am Well, does it work for you? You don't have to worry about those details.
It is working fine. Just some differences that I'll get used to.

Apologies for coming off "pissy" yesterday.
Keep up the good work. This really is a great and valuable site and resource.
by alschnertz
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

While I agree that "I move that Matt is The MAN", I don't know if it's better or not. I guess I'll get used to it with time. Bear with me, I'm an old guy and don't have a lot of patience with computers and change in general. I'm not tech savvy and wouldn't know what is worse or better. Most times I ...
by alschnertz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Blower Motor Resistor
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Blower Motor Resistor

Was working intermittently and erratically, then stopped working completely. Thanks. Mine has been erratic for the past 5 years (at least!). I changed the resistor 2-3 years ago and it didn't make any difference. I generally don't use the fan anyway. Rarely use A/C or need any boost (blower fan) in...
by alschnertz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Blower Motor Resistor
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Blower Motor Resistor

Richouser;
What was your blower motor doing that initiated this repair?
by alschnertz
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Suspension issue
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Suspension issue

It's kind of tough to imagine exactly the part you are referring to, but maybe it's a spring perch?

I just don't remember a rubber lower mount for the rear springs on the struts on my '01.
by alschnertz
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Thanks for posting back.
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved

Thanks for the info.

Edit: Got to thinking that this may have been another change associated with going from "Phase I" (1996-2000) to "Phase II" (2001-2004)
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved

Cool.
I got to thinking, it may have been a small torx wrench and not a small Phillips to remove the switch screws.
Regardless of what kind of head the screw had, the steering wheel didn't come off.

Post back with your results!
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved

Not sure what else to say.
But I assure you, I did not remove the steering wheel to take the switch off.
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Srs System Safety - Removing The Steering Wheel - 2000 V40 Topic is solved

I did not have to remove the steering wheel to remove and repair the signal switch / stalk on my 2001 S40.
I do remember needing a small Phillips screwdriver though.
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: OEM vs Aftermarket Window Regulators

Never had to change a regulator in my S40, but I wouldn't go with factory new unless I had no choice. More likely, I'd wait for something to show up at the pick-n-pull. Odds are you'd get a factory regulator from the junkyard which I would trust more than aftermarket. I'm not a huge fan of aftermark...
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Fault code 91 Torque control
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Fault code 91 Torque control

That code seems incomplete.
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing

In addition to checking the VVT sprocket for leaks, You should also check the VVT solenoid for leaks.
I haven't experienced a solenoid leak yet on my 230,000 mile '01, but have read of their failures as well.
by alschnertz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing

You say it has an intake camshaft seal leak.
Be sure to carefully diagnosis this as the source.

There have been MANY mis-diagnosed camshaft seal leaks that have turned out to be a failed VVT sprocket instead.

I am included as one who made one of those mis-diagnosisies.
by alschnertz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 2001 S40 Turbo engine starts but Exhaust cam lose timing

Yes the pre-alignment was done but i now suspect that "maybe' not enough torque was applied to lock the VVT pulley. I will make sure its tightened and try your suggestion as well. This is what I was going to recommend you check when I read your first post. My Haynes manual says the center VVT pulle...
by alschnertz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: No Heat, No AC (but blower motor works fine?) 2002 S40
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: No Heat, No AC (but blower motor works fine?) 2002 S40

Check the front stabilizer bar end links regarding the rattling. No guarantee, but it's a pretty common wear item. Re. the A/C, I guess at this point I'd start with the basics. Check all the fuses, clean the filter and try changing the HVAC settings with the key in position II, but the engine not ru...
by alschnertz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: No Heat, No AC (but blower motor works fine?) 2002 S40
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: No Heat, No AC (but blower motor works fine?) 2002 S40

What were the "some diagnostics done" related to?

I really doubt a tire change caused your no-heat issue.

And why do they already know that they'll have to "completely dismantle the dash" to diagnose a problem?
The ECC unit slides right out of the dash.
by alschnertz
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cream Yellow S40 and V40s... anyone know anything about them? Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Cream Yellow S40 and V40s... anyone know anything about them? Topic is solved

Don't know a lot about that trim level. A guy I used to work with had one. I think it was a 2001 S40 "T5". Can see what I think is a T5 badge under S40 in one of the photos. I don't think there was anything special about it other than trim, but may be wrong. It was an automatic transmission. Always ...
by alschnertz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 s40 limp mode?
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: 2000 s40 limp mode?

The alternator or electricals will not cause oil to be sprayed in your face.

There just is not enough other information provided to determine what your issue is.
Any codes?
by alschnertz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Suspension advice
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Suspension advice

How many miles on this car? How often do you drive it? How far are your trips? Does the car bounce a lot? It looks typically rusty for a northeast car. I'd actually be a little concerned with those rusty rear brake lines. Yes the drag link with the torn rubber boot should be fixed. In addition to ch...
by alschnertz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Light switch help
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Light switch help

Though I can't speak specifically to your Bulgarian '96 V40,
a failing CEM has been known to cause headlight issues on US delivered S/V40 cars.
by alschnertz
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 B4164S leaking coolant
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: S40 B4164S leaking coolant

I would do more investigative work to determine where the leak actually is.
by alschnertz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Mystery problem
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Mystery problem

Start with the basic, easy and inexpensive things.
Clean the MAF sensor, IAC valve and throttle body.
Check the fuel pressure when cranking and running.

How was the car running before this started happening?

How does the car run if the MAF is unplugged?

Are there any codes?
by alschnertz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Rattle Wizard With Xray Eyes Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Rattle Wizard With Xray Eyes Needed

Are you sure it's not the sway bar end links?
Especially the one on the right side? That's just behind the glove box - though on the other side of the firewall.
by alschnertz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine

Good news.
Hmmm. Now that you mention it, I don't think I've had mine out in 2+ years.
by alschnertz
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine

If it has an "Auto" setting, I'd say it's safe to say it has ECC. Agree that one in the p-n-p may have the same issues. Mine's been this way for years. But still, if you can get the parts cheap enough, it may be worth a shot. If you do get the ECC, carefully inspect the solder joints, if possible, w...
by alschnertz
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Forum Newbie: No Heat/No Defrost Blower Works Fine

Would like to give you an easy answer, but can't remember any "typical" remedies for your symptoms. It seems the most common HVAC issue is inoperable or erratic blower operation. FWIW, I've never been satisfied with the HVAC in my '01. It never seems to send air to where I want it. Additionally, it ...
by alschnertz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: hard cold start
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: hard cold start

I realize you're not getting codes for the following, but I would inspect the coils with a magnifying glass and look for "burn" marks or cracks. Same with the wires, though they aren't so easy to visually inspect. FWIW, my '01 has had a hesitation issue at WOT since I got it 8-years (75,000 miles) a...
by alschnertz
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: hard cold start
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: hard cold start

I would check the fuel pressure.
Should be around 44 psi.
by alschnertz
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle

Good info.
29 mpg combined is about what I get.

It's a little tough to see, but it sounds like checking the timing marks is the next step.
by alschnertz
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Overheat in my 1997 volvo s40
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Overheat in my 1997 volvo s40

As a matter of fact, I am kind of confused because it has a digital guage. I wish to find out first if the temperature reads in Celsius or farenheit. Secondly, my thermostat broke and my mechanic removed it and told me that the car can work perfectly well without one. I don't know if that is true a...
by alschnertz
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

I think there were non-turbocharged S40s in other markets. But not sure the 1.9L was used. North America only received 1.9L turbocharged models. You've got an interesting question. My brain says the ECU would have a hard time compensating for a missing turbocharger, but I've got no empirical evidenc...
by alschnertz
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

checking it the old fashioned way it only gets about 31mpg average. Are these always inaccurate? I'm guessing the 45/15 numbers were not averages but were instantaneous readouts. I've never found the instantaneous reading very useful for anything. As for the average readout, mine shows about 29 mpg...
by alschnertz
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

Though the fuel line issue looks intriguing, I think it would have been spewing fuel if it was not connected properly before. Curious to see your results.

That is odd about the coolant drains. Guess you'll have to pull the lower radiator hose instead.
by alschnertz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Won't start when warm
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Won't start when warm

If the issue propped up after changing the timing belt, I would suspect that something happened with the install.

Perhaps the timing marks are no longer lined up.
by alschnertz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Another blower motor dilemma
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Another blower motor dilemma

Can't help much, but I would think that a typical DVM would enable you to verify the current and voltage by backstabbing the blower motor connector. Yes, S40s have issues with the HVAC controls. My '01's blower has a mind of its own. If it bothered me that much, I'd send the ECC to xmodex. But I gen...
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

I don't see how the intercooler on my '01 (which I believe is the same as an '04) has any contact with engine coolant. From what I see and understand, it is simply an air-to-air cooling device. Hot (turbocharged) air flows through it (like liquid coolant would) on its way to the throttle body and sa...
by alschnertz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Difficulty during cold starts - 02 v40
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Difficulty during cold starts - 02 v40

How many miles? How often has it been serviced? I'd start with cleaning the Idle Air Control Valve (IAC), the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) very carefully with MAF sensor spray cleaner - do not scrub the wires with anything and then the throttle body. My suspicion is that you have a dirty IAC and thrott...
by alschnertz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Coolant line banjo bolt washer
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Coolant line banjo bolt washer

Actually, a crush washer is designed to be used just once, so whether you dropped it or not, it should be replaced.
However, I've been known to reuse them after truing them on a flat file.
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Coolant line banjo bolt washer
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Coolant line banjo bolt washer

I suspect you're referring to what's known as a "crush washer".
They're usually made of a soft material like copper or aluminum.

Don't know the size, but it should be pretty easy to find one.
by alschnertz
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

I like your hypothesis. It could be wrong, but your approach makes sense to me instead of just changing parts. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)! This is not an insult to you, it's something my dad always said to me. Always look at the basics. Can't believe how many times I've just taken something apart,...
by alschnertz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

So true.
Though I like wrenching on cars, the S40 is not what I'd consider a pleasure.
Everything is just so tight.
by alschnertz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

Sounds like things are improving.
I wonder if you had a bad tank of gas.
Running a few cans of fuel system cleaner (that also treat water in the fuel) probably wouldn't hurt.
by alschnertz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

I think a slight amount of oil in the hose at the turbocharger is acceptable.
Soaked is not good.
OP may want to pull the hose at the bottom of the intercooler and see how much oil and/or condensation drips out.

I'd also inspect the throttle body for oil contamination.
by alschnertz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

Getting confused again.
You pulled a radiator hose and found oil?
Or you pulled the intercooler hose and found oil?

Also, have you inspected the throttle body? Is that all oily?
by alschnertz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

This is not a knock on IPD, but I'm in CT and have had good luck with FCP Euro and eEuroparts.

I've no connection to either, but do know that both are big supporters of Volvo hobbyists.
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

Lots of smoke at this point wouldn't surprise me since you've dumped a bit of oil down the cylinders.

Still have to do some thinking on this.
Good thing you have another car to use.
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

jumbicat wrote: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:11 pm Put the plugs back in and it started up without hesitation and ran fine...
And no smoke?
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 S40 Key Casing Cracked and Key fell out
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: 2001 S40 Key Casing Cracked and Key fell out

The original post is a little confusing. At first it references the "fob". Which I've understood to be the dangling piece that unlocks the doors. Later in the post it seems to refer to the plastic portion of the key. That confuses me. Regardless, I was able to find a replacement "fob" housing on eBa...
by alschnertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

Huh? Yea, something doesn't look right with those readings. The dry numbers are "eh ok", and I'd think that the engine wouldn't smoke. The wet numbers are just bizarre. I wonder if something got caught in the compression tester. Just seems really weird. Did you get a chance to pull the intercooler h...
by alschnertz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle
Replies: 39
Views: 2063

Re: S40 Engine B4204T3 Blue smoke when idle

I had 500' of welding leads in the trunk and suspect too much weight caused the problem. How much does "500' of welding leads" weigh? When entering the highway on a uphill grade, the transmission kicked in the passing gear and believe something happened at that time. Can you be more specific? Just ...
by alschnertz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: cranks but no start
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: cranks but no start

Ok. At this point you should check the basics. An engine only needs 3 things to run - fuel, spark and compression. Fuel - Check the fuel pressure at the rail with a proper gauge. It should be 44 psi. Are you sure you have good fuel in the tank? Not contaminated with water etc.? Spark - Pull the spar...
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

Where do these internet stories come from?
Not an expert, but my original turbo has 222,000 miles on it.

I think I'd still check the camshaft timing.
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

Why did the PO change the turbo? Were there other mods that the PO did? Re. the fuel pressure, "Seems maybe low to me" How did you check the fuel pressure? Perhaps your new FPR was defective? What spark plugs are in there and are they gapped correctly? You may want to clean the MAF, IAC and throttle...
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Broken timing belt 2003 V40
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Haynes has a manual for the first generation S40.
I used it when I did the camshaft gear replacement and found it helpful.
Other internet searching and basic automobile knowledge helped too.

Haynes is probably not the best regarding details, but it's the only one out there that I could find.
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2004 s40 1.9 hard start/wont start

Fuel pressure should be around 44 psi.

Are you sure it ran well after the timing belt service?
I would check the timing marks. That can be done by removing the plastic covers.

Has the compression been checked?
by alschnertz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: My s40 is to slow
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: My s40 is to slow

On North American delivered models, the vacuum routing diagram is on a sticker on the underside of the hood.

On North American delivered models, you should have the O2 sensors plugged in.
They do affect how the engine runs.
by alschnertz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: My s40 is to slow
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: My s40 is to slow

Clogged catalytic converter?
by alschnertz
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 volvo S40 Headgasket Set, where does this one go?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: 2003 volvo S40 Headgasket Set, where does this one go?

Like jimmy57, I suspect those are exhaust gaskets for a normally aspirated car.

FWIW, Volvo used a 4-2-1 exhaust manifold-to-tailpipe design for their B18 and B20 (late 1960s/early 1970s, perhaps later, 4-cylinder) engines.

Your extra gaskets looks similar.
by alschnertz
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 volvo S40 Headgasket Set, where does this one go?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: 2003 volvo S40 Headgasket Set, where does this one go?

My IT person (the wife) would kill me for clicking a link of unknown origin from someone I don't know.
And with your post count, I won't.

You should be able to attach a photo to your post.
by alschnertz
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Intermittent stalling issues after heavy boost.
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent stalling issues after heavy boost.

I also noticed recently that under heavy load, I get a Service Light flash and a misfire for piston 3. It does not store, only pends. Yet it only happens under heavy load. I recently replaced the plugs and the filter, and even ran a different coil just to be sure. Still had this issue. I did some r...
by alschnertz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Broken timing belt 2003 V40
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Not sure how you're thinking of checking the valves, but I can't think of any way of doing it without removing the head. However, I would think doing a compression test will let you know. But the problem with that is that you will have to have a new timing belt installed to perform the compression t...
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Hi,I'm a new Volvo owner
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Hi,I'm a new Volvo owner

You may want to do a few easy/cheap things to your new ride. Clean the MAF, IAC and throttle body. FWIW, my '01 has only seen 87 octane for as long as I've had it. Granted, I don't drive it like I stole it. Bought it in 2009 at 150K miles - now has 222K. It's a decent car, but does have quirks as ot...
by alschnertz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Crazy headlight switch 2001 V70 2.4T
Replies: 18
Views: 8106

Re: Crazy headlight switch 2001 V70 2.4T

The DRL disable procedure was spelled out in the owner's manual in my '01.

Though the headlights are expensive (I think I paid $280 for one last year) $1500 to replace them is ridiculous.
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Occasionally won't start, crank, but other times fine
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: S40 Occasionally won't start, crank, but other times fine

jefe wrote: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:18 pm"rowing" never worked for me
I've never had a reason to suspect a failed PNP switch either but have seen this remedy referenced on occasion.
At least it's something that can be done at no cost.

I know nothing of adjusting said PNP switch.
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 Occasionally won't start, crank, but other times fine
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: S40 Occasionally won't start, crank, but other times fine

I'd try two things. First, you may want to remove and clean the battery cables and terminals. Not sure if that would help, but it is something that is too often overlooked. But I suspect your issue may be related to the PNP switch. With the ENGINE OFF, try "rowing" the shifter from Park to Low 20-30...
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: DSA light comes on, engine dies
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: DSA light comes on, engine dies

You may want to remove and clean the battery cables and terminals.
Not sure if that would help, but it is something that is too often overlooked.
by alschnertz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2002 Volvo S40 Trunk wont open after battery change?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: 2002 Volvo S40 Trunk wont open after battery change?

If you can hear the actuator cycling, maybe all that's wrong is a linkage fell off.
And if the actuator is cycling, I'd also think that the problem should be pretty obvious.
Pull the interior panel and have a look. You'll probably have to fold the rear seats and access it that way.
by alschnertz
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Intermittent stalling issues after heavy boost.
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent stalling issues after heavy boost.

You may want to try cleaning the throttle body and intake air control valve.
That'd be my first step.
by alschnertz
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2002 Volvo S40 Trunk wont open after battery change?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: 2002 Volvo S40 Trunk wont open after battery change?

The key doesn't actually open the trunk on my '01.
All the key does is manually enable or disable the push button latch.

As for why your fob isn't working, maybe it's coincidental. Maybe it'd be worth changing the fob battery.
by alschnertz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

I guess I'll live with the smoke til I get a new car. Had it with this one. I get it. It's not my intention to sound so dour, but I'm just trying to let you know what you're in for. They're decent cars, but like anything, they need maintenance as the miles accumulate. And unlike cars of the past, t...
by alschnertz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

No, a compression test will not indicate worn valve seals. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of reliable test for the valve seals. Your symptoms, mileage, smoking after extended idling, tend to indicate this problem. Though honestly, I don't recall many people having this issue with S40s. I thought Volvo...
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

I'm not talking about a "valve job". What I'm referring to is the replacement of the valve seals. Head removal is not required. It's more complicated than the camshaft sprocket repair. If you're searching, try "Volvo 850 valve seal replacement" to get an idea what's involved. Edit: Because the engin...
by alschnertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

All depends on how much is burning.

FWIW, I had some very bad valve seals on my 850.
On a hot day, it would only take a minute or two for it to start puffing smoke at idle.
The plugs never showed any sign of oil contamination.
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

Since you had the PCV service and with the smoke occurring after extended idling, I'm leaning toward possible worn valve seals as the issue with the smoking. I don't see how a leaking camshaft sprocket or even the camshaft seals would cause your smoking symptoms. The sprocket replacement isn't the w...
by alschnertz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

I don't think the OP mentioned the mileage on the car. I think I've seen more references to leaking exhaust camshaft sprockets than camshaft seals. Like jefe, I did the job twice because I couldn't believe that a camshaft sprocket would leak before a camshaft seal would go. What a wasted effort. If ...
by alschnertz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Reseal engine in car
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Reseal engine in car

I know of all the different locations oil is leaking and it seems that the RMS is one of them. I'm going to do a full reseal of the engine while I'm at it for longevity purposes. My question was more specifically aimed towards how to replace the RMS without a cherry picker and shop as I do not have...
by alschnertz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Reseal engine in car
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Reseal engine in car

You did the "glove test" to confirm that you have excess pressure in the crankcase, right? Not sure what you mean by "removing the have and rebuilding it with the block still in the car". Maybe you mean removing the " head "? Why are you considering removing the head? (If that's what you mean) It ma...
by alschnertz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle

I double-checked my numbers on number 4 on a cold engine and they were consistent with the previous numbers so I believe they are correct. And those numbers were meh, ok. Since you didn't replicate the warm readings, I don't think I'd blame bad rings on cyl. 4 yet. Drawing straws here so I'm thinki...
by alschnertz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle

So it did "freewheel" when you popped it into neutral? Though your compression numbers are a little low, at least they're within acceptable tolerances of each other. Are you sure about that #4 cyl.? Could your gauge have leaked? I'm thinking that bad rings (indicated by your compression readings) wo...
by alschnertz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Engine "dragging" at closed throttle

I think i'd check for excessive crankcase pressure before tackling the o-ring replacement.

Search "glove test".
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 1.9T Glove test results suspect.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: 2004 1.9T Glove test results suspect.

Probably not what you want to hear, but it's doubtful that that difference in viscosity will change things.
Sorry.
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 1.9T Glove test results suspect.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: 2004 1.9T Glove test results suspect.

A failed PCV system will not cause low oil pressure.

Before going further, it may be a good idea to check the oil pressure with a real gauge and not rely on the
instrument cluster light. It'd be a shame to spend money on a PCV refurbishment only to find out that you
have a bad oil pump - or worse.
by alschnertz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 Radio switch from OEM to Aftermarket
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: 2003 S40 Radio switch from OEM to Aftermarket

Check Crutchfield's site.
There is usually a lot of good information there.

They also sell adapter kits.
I used one on my 854T and it came with instructions that indicated what each color wire was.
by alschnertz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: how to change upper radiator support (boom bar)
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: how to change upper radiator support (boom bar)

I believe the radiator support is welded.

Good that you only needed and found a lens cover. I recently had to replace the entire headlight assembly and it was $280 IIRC.
The plastic had deteriorated so much that it was unusable.

Upgrades? Yea, remove the dumb headlight wipers!
by alschnertz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Air con causing rough running problem
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Air con causing rough running problem

An oil change will not make any difference with the "jerking motion", but it's a wise idea with a new (to you) purchase. Unless the air filter is awfully clogged, that will not likely make any difference either for the "jerking motion". However, before you start throwing money at this thing, here's ...
by alschnertz
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Adding fog lights to a 2002 V40
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Adding fog lights to a 2002 V40

I have no experience adding fog lights, but I suspect the car is already wired for them. Pull the covers in the lower bumper and see if there are wire connectors there. Also, pull the plastic dashboard knock-outs that are near the rear fog switches and see if there are plugs there. There may be an a...
by alschnertz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Lifter Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Lifter Noise

Do you think ATF would be safe in a turbo car? Say, half a quart? Also, should I use a specific type? I can only tell you that I've used this method on my 2001 S40 and 1995 850T (both turbocharged cars) numerous times and haven't had any problem after. I don't think I would do it at every oil chang...
by alschnertz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Lifter Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Lifter Noise

Are you sure it is the lifters ticking and not the injectors? I've gone "old school" on some occasions and added a pint of ATF to the crankcase 500 miles before an oil change to clean the inside of the engine. It's my understanding that ATF has a high detergent quality. Don't know if it would do any...
by alschnertz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 v40 won't start after timing belt+cam nseal change
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: 2001 v40 won't start after timing belt+cam nseal change

Dang, I wish I could remember if the crank was lined up between two marks. Off the top of my head, I thought it was lined up with one mark. Can't be sure though and would have to refer to my Haynes. Regardless, I know it was very hard to see whatever the crank alignment mark was. How do you define "...
by alschnertz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 v40 won't start after timing belt+cam nseal change
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: 2001 v40 won't start after timing belt+cam nseal change

Not sure what is meant by "ran, rev'd but no speed".

Was a proper camshaft holding tool used to set the camshaft sprockets?

Did your guy realize that the crankshaft is not at TDC when setting the cam timing?
by alschnertz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start

jefe wrote: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:27 pmbut they do not have the VVT cam gear.
You are correct. I should not have referred to it as a VVT hub.
Volvo calls it simply "Camshaft gear", FCP calls it "Camshaft Sprocket".

Though in my defense, it does vary the exhaust valve timing. :)
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 S40 oil leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: 2003 S40 oil leak

Clogged PCV is possible.
Search "glove test" to help with your diagnosis.
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start

Ok. A common problem with this vintage S40 is a failure of the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) hub. When they fail, the leak oil all over the "front" of the engine. That can lead to a timing or timing belt failure. I don't remember how many miles are on your S40, but it's not uncommon to experience a VV...
by alschnertz
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start

Sorry, but I'm losing track of what's happening. I thought you were tracing a fuel issue. What guy came out and checked the timing? How did he check the timing? Not chucking spears, but does "the guy" know that the timing marks on the timing belt cover do not relate to TDC on the engine? It's unusua...
by alschnertz
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start

We just replaced the FPR, I thought that was the issue too, only thing we have not done is get a new fuel filter. You may have misunderstood what I meant. The FPR regulates the pressure. Replacing it will have no effect on how much pressure the pump provides. My point was to check the fuel pressure...
by alschnertz
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 3274

Re: 2001 Volvo S40 Stalled out and now won't start

If it were me, I would check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail before wasting more time looking for a fuse.

Besides, simply confirming that the fuel pump is getting power will not guarantee that you have proper fuel pressure.
BTW, the fuel pressure should be around 44 psi at the rail.
by alschnertz
Mon May 28, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Abnormal Sunroof Operation
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Abnormal Sunroof Operation

I don't have much to offer, but why not disconnect the battery overnight or even a few days if possible. Perhaps that may reset whatever controls the feature. At least it won't cost anything. Too bad you're selling due to gas prices. That's about a similar price here. I've only used 87 octane for ye...
by alschnertz
Sun May 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: replaced timing belt to find internal damage now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: replaced timing belt to find internal damage now what?

I'll get back to you with a PM.
Cleaning up after the tornado is a priority right now.
by alschnertz
Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: replaced timing belt to find internal damage now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: replaced timing belt to find internal damage now what?

ok sounds like it's the better alternative to buying a used motor which I can't believe how much junk yard motors are I can find a running s/v 40 for the price their asking. Since so much suspension work was done I just can't even think about walking away from this car I think with the head done it...
by alschnertz
Tue May 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 V40 speakers info Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: 2001 V40 speakers info Topic is solved

No doubt that if the paper is shredded, the speaker is no good.
I never checked my speaker before changing my radio. We were used to listening to the back speakers only.

It was a nice surprise to hear all the speakers working after the change.
by alschnertz
Mon May 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 V40 speakers info Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: 2001 V40 speakers info Topic is solved

I can't help at all regarding speaker size. But I was experiencing a LF speaker in my 850 that sounded like it was shreaded and needed replacement. Turned out it was a bad factory radio SC-811(?). I installed a new aftermarket radio so my kid could plug in her ipod and then the speaker sounded fine.
by alschnertz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 V40 throttle body hose identification
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: 2001 V40 throttle body hose identification

I don't know the ramifications of substituting a different hose.
My gut tells me that Volvo probably specified that rigid hose for a reason.
by alschnertz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2001 V40 throttle body hose identification
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: 2001 V40 throttle body hose identification

That runs from the throttle body to the brake booster.
by alschnertz
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4-4-3 cat. efficiency. Hole in exhaust the cause?
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: 4-4-3 cat. efficiency. Hole in exhaust the cause?

Thanks.
I didn't think to check compression or fuel pressure because the car has always run well.
Haven't detected any misfires by the seat of my pants.

Your info looks thorough. Where did that come from?
by alschnertz
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4-4-3 cat. efficiency. Hole in exhaust the cause?
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

4-4-3 cat. efficiency. Hole in exhaust the cause?

1995 854T; 258,000 miles Is it possible that a hole in the muffler could set a 4-4-3 code? There is also a leak at the front pipe / rear pipe connection. Front O2 sensor was changed at 216,000 miles. Rear O2 sensor was changed at 250,000 miles. I haven't checked O2 sensor voltage readings since the ...
by alschnertz
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 V40 Camshaft Postion Sensor Location
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 2000 V40 Camshaft Postion Sensor Location

The camshaft position sensor is located at the rear of the exhaust camshaft.
by alschnertz
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB instrument cluster 850 with info screen
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: WTB instrument cluster 850 with info screen

My 1995 850 Turbo Sedan is in the gallows - much to my chagrin.
Would it's cluster work for you?

This is from a working daily driver that will be going to the scrapyard as there's no interest in it. It's killing me since it's still a decent car.
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 engine is toast -- part out or sell for scrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 3633

Re: 850 engine is toast -- part out or sell for scrap?

Heard Long Island got hit pretty hard.
Only about an inch here.
by alschnertz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Torque Specs for front end suspension/steering Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 3796

Re: Torque Specs for front end suspension/steering Topic is solved

From Haynes manual: Control arms: "Balljoint nut 49 ft-lbs; Front pivot bolt 66 ft-lbs; Rear mounting clamp bolts 66 ft-lbs" Suspension strut: "Piston nut 48 ft-lbs; Strut-to-swivel hub bolts 66 ft-lbs; Upper mounting nuts 33 ft-lbs" Sway bar: "Anti-roll bar connecting link nuts: 33 ft-lbs" Tie rod ...
by alschnertz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 s40 windshield wipers speed ..
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: 2000 S40 windshield wipers speed ..

My first guess would be a relay issue.

The only thing I see in Haynes manual is that the "wiper relay is an integral part of the switch assembly".

You changed the switch. Are you sure the replacement switch is good?
by alschnertz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1995 850 Turbo Sedan For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 270

1995 850 Turbo Sedan For Sale

1995 850 Turbo Sedan, automatic; 258,000 miles; one family owned. The car was always a daily driver and has never been modified. It's just a plain old stock 854T. Body is very good with little rust and few scratches. It is not dented, the glass is all good but one of the front signal lights has a c...
by alschnertz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: New member needing assistance with Timing belt
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: New member needing assistance with Timing belt

It's been a number of years since I did mine, but from what I remember, the procedure isn't terribly difficult. It did take me a long time, but I just don't work as fast as I used to. I assume you are referring to the cam locking tool. That's good. You will need a torque wrench that's good for 80 ft...
by alschnertz
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: New member needing assistance with Timing belt
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: New member needing assistance with Timing belt

What is it that you're having trouble with?
There's a lot of good information in the forums and Haynes makes a "decent" repair manual for that generation S40.
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold start . Rpm dips
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Cold start . Rpm dips

Changing the IAC shouldn't have opened up any fuel line.
Are you sure it's a raw gasoline smell and not something else?
Did you have to use some kind of penetrant to get things apart?
by alschnertz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 build audio/interior
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: 2004 S40 build audio/interior

Nice work. You may consider redoing the headliner while everything is out. Mine started falling down about 2 years ago and I hate looking at it. I've done headliners before on other Volvos. It's not easy, but is very rewarding if it comes out nice. I won't be redoing it on this '01 though as rust wi...
by alschnertz
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 Volvo S40 1.9T remove motor mount stud
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: 2004 Volvo S40 1.9T remove motor mount stud

Maybe this will give you some ideas.
https://www.brickboard.com/AWD/index.ht ... show_all=1
Sounds like a similar situation.

Strange that I never had the issue when attacking the timing belt on my '01.
by alschnertz
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Need help identifying part.
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Need help identifying part.

It might be listed on the vacuum hose routing sticker under the hood.
by alschnertz
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9t
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 2004 S40 1.9t

It's pretty annoying. Mine will usually calm down after about 20-30 minutes.
Fortunately I don't need to use the blower very often.
by alschnertz
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 1.9t
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 2004 S40 1.9t

It's a common problem with no apparent easy or inexpensive solution. Ive also tried changing the resistor, cleaning the sensor. Some people have suggested replacing the "pots" on the ECC (Electronic Climate Control) but I haven't come across many convincing posts that make it a "sure thing". There i...
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000/06 S40 - Missing vacuum hose? P0017, P30(1-4)(pictures)
Replies: 8
Views: 6328

Re: 2000/06 S40 - Missing vacuum hose? P0017, P30(1-4)(pictures)

Replacing an oxygen sensor for a camshaft position error code seems weird.

Are you sure you gave the dealer the correct information?
Any work done shortly prior to the code appearing? Like maybe a timing belt?
by alschnertz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Proud new Vo owner, possible maf sensor problem
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Proud new Vo owner, possible maf sensor problem

You didn't mention codes in your first post. P0017... https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56205 Since you don't know the history, perhaps the timing belt wasn't changed 40K ago? Like maybe it was done incorrectly just before you bought the car? Just saying that's a possibility. ...
by alschnertz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Proud new Vo owner, possible maf sensor problem
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Proud new Vo owner, possible maf sensor problem

I'd first look for vacuum leaks. Take a close look around the throttle body and IAC valve. Probably wouldn't hurt to clean the MAF, TB and IAC before changing anything. At least it's easy to check/clean those before spending any $. Since the car is new to you, you may want to check the fuel pressure...
by alschnertz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: oil pressure light
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: oil pressure light

the car have a full sevice book with regular oil and filter change at every 15000-20000 km. what is ATF is it some kind of engine cleaner never heard of it in denmark. That seems like a long interval to me (10,000 miles +/-). ATF is automatic transmission fluid. Perhaps my initial response was misu...
by alschnertz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2005 S40 electrical issues
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: 2005 S40 electrical issues

This probably isn't much help, but I don't think there is anything "mounted under the carpet". I recall headlight issues being associated with a bad CEM(?) that is located on the left side footwell hidden behind the drop-down panel. Sorry, but that's all I've got. Edit: I just realized you're asking...
by alschnertz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: oil pressure light
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: oil pressure light

Not sure why you're thinking head gasket. How has the car been maintained up till now? Regular oil changes with a high quality oil? What interval & what oil? I don't think it's "sludge in the oil pan" unless the engine has been neglected. To clean, you could try a pint of ATF in the crankcase for 40...
by alschnertz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 oil leak after clutch job (with pic)
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: S40 oil leak after clutch job (with pic)

That's good.
I once installed a new axle seal on my dad's Civic that was no good out of the box. The seal, not the Honda.
It happens.
by alschnertz
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: S40 oil leak after clutch job (with pic)
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: S40 oil leak after clutch job (with pic)

Going to assume there was no leak before the clutch replacement. So there'd be 3 possibilities. Rear main seal, front transmission seal and slave cylinder. Though I'm not sure if an '07 has integral slave cylinder. Is I it inside or outside of the bell housing? Did the mechanic replace the rear main...
by alschnertz
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 S40 Power Windows Fuse popping
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: 2000 S40 Power Windows Fuse popping

Does it blow regardless of which window you're attempting to put down or up?
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Car won't move while in drive or reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Car won't move while in drive or reverse

FWIW, i bought and installed a 125K mile used transmission into my '01 a few years ago.
I got it from a local JY for $250 with a 6 month warranty.

It's not easy to do yourself, but it can be done with the right tools and enough patience.
by alschnertz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Car won't move while in drive or reverse
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Car won't move while in drive or reverse

My first thought was also an axle issue. Has it been "clunking" recently when switching from reverse to drive? Or have you noticed a "clicking" noise from the front end when turning? Yes, the dipstick is difficult to access, but it can be done carefully. Kind of silly to me to disregard checking the...
by alschnertz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 V40, engine rattle with higher RPMs
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: 2000 V40, engine rattle with higher RPMs

There is a clutch inside the alternator pulley. As to why it only makes noise when cold, I'm not sure, but that's when mine did it. Granted, I replaced it before it rattled all the time. Get a 2' piece of straight 5/8" heater hose. Stick one end at your ear and use the other end as a stethoscope to ...
by alschnertz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2000 V40, engine rattle with higher RPMs
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: 2000 V40, engine rattle with higher RPMs

It's really hard to hear in the video. Maybe open the hood and try there instead. You can rotate the throttle spool by hand under the hood to increase the RPMs.

Regardless, my alternator pulley has failed twice. First symptoms were rattling when cold...
by alschnertz
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cold injectors leaking fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Cold injectors leaking fuel

Could the fuel rail be cracked?
Or maybe the fuel line connection is not sealing?
Can you look as someone else starts it to try and pinpoint the area where it's leaking?
by alschnertz
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: No dash lights on 2000 S40
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: No dash lights on 2000 S40

CEM issues have been reported in the past.
by alschnertz
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: RPM dip; ongoing with 2000 V40
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: RPM dip; ongoing with 2000 V40

Actually I mentioned 3 things. Clean things first. Be careful when cleaning the MAF as those can be somewhat fragile. Don't clean the internal wires with a brush, rag etc. Try these things first before delving into changing parts. Hate just throwing parts at things. Take note of the condition of the...
by alschnertz
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: RPM dip; ongoing with 2000 V40
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: RPM dip; ongoing with 2000 V40

Start with the easy and cheap stuff.
Clean the MAF sensor, IAC valve and throttle body.
by alschnertz
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Can't clear P1107 fault
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Can't clear P1107 fault

Wish I could help more.
Maybe a dealer could get you a proper description of your part to determine whether it is a MAP sensor or a temperature sender as you suspect.
by alschnertz
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Can't clear P1107 fault
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Can't clear P1107 fault

Dup. post
by alschnertz
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Can't clear P1107 fault
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Can't clear P1107 fault

I changed the one on top of the intercooler hose. It didn't make any difference on mine because the problem turned out to be something else. Just don't remember what at this time. Here's a photo from another thread - not mine - but you can easily see the MAP sensor on top. https://www.matthewsvolvos...
by alschnertz
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Can't clear P1107 fault
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Can't clear P1107 fault

Did you change the MAP sensor that goes into the top of the intercooler hose? Will the code clear at all? What kind of code reader are you using? I had a stubborn CEL when I got my S40. Had to reset the ECU with my ScangaugeII. It wasn't a simple "clear codes". There was a long procedure but it fixe...
by alschnertz
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Bump Stops for Rear Struts Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Bump Stops for Rear Struts Topic is solved

pierremcalpine wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:15 am I would not hesitate to reuse the bumper stops.
+1
by alschnertz
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Need help identifying a part
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Need help identifying a part

Intake plenum, throttle body cover, vacuum hoses, oil dipstick, upper intercoooler hose, map sensor, clamp etc.
by alschnertz
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Climate Control Module Troubleshooting
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: Climate Control Module Troubleshooting

Tough to find good testing information on these. I've tried as well, but it sounds like yours is even worse than mine.

Xemodex has repair services listed on their website. About $350.

https://xemodex.com/us/product/climate- ... 244-10-20/
by alschnertz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2004 s40 oil leak in timing belt area
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: 2004 S40 oil leak in timing belt area

VVT (Variable Valve Timing) hub. Inspect closely and don't be fooled into thinking that it's just camshaft seals. VVT hub failures are probably more common than seals. I learned the hard way and changed the cam seals only to find out that it was the VVT hub. So I had to do the whole job over again. ...
by alschnertz
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: weird starting issue
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: weird starting issue

How did you "check" the battery?
What were the results?

Have you cleaned the connections both at the battery and at the other end of the cable - both positive and negative leads?

Same with the timing. What did you actually do?
by alschnertz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Cross Member ("Stay Bar") Purpose
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Cross Member ("Stay Bar") Purpose

I've had mine off a number of times though I can't remember specifically why. Perhaps to remove the flex pipe? Regardless, I never had any difficulty removing or reinstalling it either. I've considered it a chassis brace. It appears to be there to support the left side and right side of the car from...
by alschnertz
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Driver Seatbelt Stuck
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Driver Seatbelt Stuck

Tasca has two different part numbers for left vs. right, so I guess you won't be able to short-change your passenger.

They list it new for $213. Be sure to check your chassis number as there is a superseded part number.

You may also give Erie Vo-Vo a try for genuine used parts