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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: 75
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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: 501
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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: 54
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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: 136
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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: 136
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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: 91
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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: 151
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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: 1811
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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: 207
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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: 207
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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.