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by Masscomguru
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2007 xc90 v8 serpentine belt replacement help
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: 2007 xc90 v8 serpentine belt replacement help

When I did mine, it kept getting hung up near the crank pulley, I had to remove the wheel and fit it there first. It’s easy for it to “feel” ok if not on correctly.
by Masscomguru
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Name the parts circled please
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Name the parts circled please

I had the same scare on mine. clean up the area with some brake clean and see if the leaks reappear. Mine have not and I believe it was left over residue from careless oil fills. I would also check the seal on the oil cap.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: What is it this time?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: What is it this time?

^^ I would get a pressure test on the coolant system before anything and check the transmission for coolant.
by Masscomguru
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Engine swap

by Masscomguru
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: TPMS Sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: TPMS Sensors

Glad to hear they worked. One of mine died, I just ordered 4 to go in with the next set of tires. I currently have rubber stems, these are metal so I am hoping that won’t be an issue.
by Masscomguru
Wed May 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC90 Engine Swap
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: 2005 XC90 Engine Swap

No the 2.9 had a chain drive transfer case, the 2.5 has an angle gear.
by Masscomguru
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: My XC90 tried to kill me
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: My XC90 tried to kill me

Without codes being read, it could be anything. If it happened while touching the brakes, then I would bet on control arms or subframe bushings but because it didn't, I could be an ABS issue triggering a slip on a wheel.
by Masscomguru
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: what is the difference of the v8 gearbox
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: what is the difference of the v8 gearbox

good call. Here is a good thread on it with sound clips. viewtopic.php?t=87848
by Masscomguru
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: what is the difference of the v8 gearbox
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: what is the difference of the v8 gearbox

Sounds more like the angle gear let go. The part from volvo for 2005 to 2007 is 36000603 but it looks to be discontinued so it would take some investigation.
by Masscomguru
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Does this cheap XC90 look OK to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Does this cheap XC90 look OK to you?

If it’s been leaking for a while, that alternator will be toast soon. Also, the valve covers can seep over time and then just let loose one day. Unless your going to fix that I wouldn’t bother.
by Masscomguru
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Steering pump for XC90 - 2010 36002257
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Steering pump for XC90 - 2010 36002257

TascaParts has it for 100 bucks cheaper new. There are also these people.. https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/360 ... G1314.aspx
by Masscomguru
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Tire Recommendation for xc90
Replies: 48
Views: 20905

Re: Tire Recommendation for xc90

If you are looking for that all-terrain tire, I ran Hankook Dynapro ATMs on my last XC. Long lasting, relatively quiet and the XC became a tank in mud and snow. The new version of ATM the AT2 is supposed to be quieter and appears to be less aggressive. I ran 90% highway and was originally concerned ...
by Masscomguru
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 568

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

That’s scary. Glad your ok. Are they replacing the whole arm? Lots of stress on the front bushing in this case.
by Masscomguru
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2007 XC90 V8-4.4 Other half of connection?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 2007 XC90 V8-4.4 Other half of connection?

I have the same exposed plug on my 2010 V8. If I had to guess, it would be for an accessory like the optional aux lighting kit. That being said, the code you have is system lean. I would look for air leaks around the intake especially vacuum lines and I noticed your air box is zip tied? maybe make s...
by Masscomguru
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Active Bending Lights Replacement [2014 XC90]
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Active Bending Lights Replacement [2014 XC90]

You could just put an LED bulb in there and jump power from the marker light below.
by Masscomguru
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper

Have you watched this video?
by Masscomguru
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper

Re-designs starting in 2011 across the model line.
by Masscomguru
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: 2017 XC90 Rear Brake Caliper

Yup, starting with the p3 models, the electronic parking brake needs to be fully released. A service computer is the only way I know of to do this.
by Masscomguru
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 intermittent engine light
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: XC90 intermittent engine light

Check the battery and charging system. Low voltage really messes with these things.
by Masscomguru
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2011 XC90 3.2, Coil failure followed by p0420 & p0430
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: 2011 XC90 3.2, Coil failure followed by p0420 & p0430

With the bad coil, unburned fuel was just dumping down to the cat. Some distance with highway speeds would burn off any residual gunk. That being said, these codes are supposed to require two drive cycles to trigger the SEL. So if the codes are immediately coming back, they are either not being full...
by Masscomguru
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Loud Noise from Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Loud Noise from Engine

If you pull the dipstick while the engine is running and the noise changes, its the valve cover which is also an integrated PCV air box.
by Masscomguru
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Can I put the B5254T motor into my XC90 that originally came with a B5254T2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1114

Re: Can I put the B5254T motor into my XC90 that originally came with a B5254T2?

most TQ have to be seated to the transmission input shaft first... if you didn't do this, it's probably your issue..
by Masscomguru
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC90 V8 oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: 2005 XC90 V8 oil leak

The other thing to think about is, you said the belt looked new. If this one suffered a failed pulley bearing, it may have cracked the timing cover. so look closely around the tensioner and pulleys.
by Masscomguru
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC90 V8 oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: 2005 XC90 V8 oil leak

G is right, you need to inspect through the wheel... there have been some timing cover leaks documented, and if you are getting that much oil out (with UV dye) after a short trip, this would be the area in your pics. Also, I recently saw a post about the oil cooler leaking on another member's v8 ove...
by Masscomguru
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Brake problem
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Brake problem

Sounds like they reused the bolts. A new bolt from volvo will fix your issues. The collar size was updated. Also, these bolts are torque to yield so they shouldn't be reused.
by Masscomguru
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Front Wheels Skip Slow Speed Turns Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Front Wheels Skip Slow Speed Turns Topic is solved

Yeah try that. Both of those other variants wouldn't give the same feel. The FWD isn't locked front to rear when moving so the binding wouldn't be as bad and the T6 was chain driven not gear driven in the angle gear so there would be more slack there.
by Masscomguru
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Front Wheels Skip Slow Speed Turns Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Front Wheels Skip Slow Speed Turns Topic is solved

What other ones for comparison? What type of surfaces? If it’s sand or gravel or wet, this would be normal with tires that do not have great traction. As the turning radius increases the inner and outer wheels spin at different speeds. Typically tires will hold traction and absorb this “pop” or skip...
by Masscomguru
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC90 Major Pull To Right when braking
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: 2005 XC90 Major Pull To Right when braking

There are many cases where new control arms contributed to a pull. Unfortunately, you cant tell just by looking at them. The thing to do is get a camera under there and record while braking to see what the play looks like.
by Masscomguru
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Parking Brake Adjustment nightmare!
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: XC90 Parking Brake Adjustment nightmare!

Loosen the barrel until the cable is loose and the stub is pulled back in. Tighten the barrel back up and put the clip in place (the teeth ratchet out while tightened down). remember to push the pedal down 3 or 4 clicks (to allow for slack after the tightening is completed). Once the barrel is reset...
by Masscomguru
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: AGM battery on P2 models?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: AGM battery on P2 models???

I have a 2010 v8 and just put an AGM H8 in. So far so good. I went through two diehards in two years. I know the charging system had changed over the years so I am not sure if the two are apples to apples. Last night I did a double feature at a Drive-In so the radio was on for almost 4 hours. The lo...
by Masscomguru
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: no more T6...
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: no more T6...

Valve covers. That model year you also have to watch out for the balance shaft.
by Masscomguru
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Codes p0026 &p0027 and warm idle clacking noise
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Codes p0026 &p0027 and warm idle clacking noise

sounds like a lifter. for reference.
by Masscomguru
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Remove dents
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Remove dents

try using a blowdryer or heat gun to heat it up and then rub over it with ice cubes. or a can of compressed air (upside down) to freeze it.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Reliability?
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Re: XC90 Reliability?

What year?
by Masscomguru
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Hard start XC90 v8
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Hard start XC90 v8

you're absolutely right.. Duh..

Sorry.

this guy is pretty good also:
by Masscomguru
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Hard start XC90 v8
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Hard start XC90 v8

by Masscomguru
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Condensation in XC90 tail light
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Condensation in XC90 tail light

On mine, the epoxy backing of the bulb socket was cracked allowing water to pass. I sealed it up with silicone and all was good.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: BAD MPG
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: BAD MPG

^^ this also. The mpg rating for that model was only 15 city/20 hwy. so if you do not much highway and your heavy on the pedal you are right on the money.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: BAD MPG
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: BAD MPG

I don't think you have the right part number. the Bosch O2 Sensors at rockauto are only 87 each.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/vol ... ensor,5132
by Masscomguru
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 remove rear strut
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: XC90 remove rear strut

You could try holding the socket externally with a pair of vice grips and get the Allen wrench through the top.
by Masscomguru
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Looking at a 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Looking at a 2010

The lower mileage V8s are becoming a rarity so someone will pay that price. I bought my 2010 2 years ago with 45k on the clock and it was 19k. I have put 60k on it without issue.
by Masscomguru
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Loud metallic screeching from rear wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Loud metallic screeching from rear wheels

More likely that the parking brake shoes delaminated from the hit and are just floating around inside the rotors inner drum.
by Masscomguru
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 xc90 3.2 awd Better gas mileage in the summer but not in the winter WHY?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 2009 xc90 3.2 awd Better gas mileage in the summer but not in the winter WHY?

This is normal. It depends how the engines tuned also. I assume your Saab requires premium fuel which would contain more energy than regular and would even out the winter blend a little more.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: What are these pictures of in my XC90 engine compartment?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: What are these pictures of in my XC90 engine compartment?

Engine replacement? Looks slightly different.
by Masscomguru
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Rev issues TF-80 transmission
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Rev issues TF-80 transmission

First thing to do is check the fluid. You don’t need vida to do this. On a level surface with the engine running you pull the center plug in the transmission drain. I would definitely recommend at least a drain and fill first. If you can find a mechanic to do a flush using the transmission cooler li...
by Masscomguru
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2005 XC 90 4.4 V8 non turbo auto Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 2005 XC 90 4.4 V8 non turbo auto Topic is solved

That particular model year has a particularly nasty issue with the center balancing shaft. The bearings let go. It’s reparable if you catch it, but if not it will destroy the engine. It’s also a complete tear down to replace. The mileage varies on failure greatly. Some never do some less than 100k s...
by Masscomguru
Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 08 xc90 3.2: how do I remove exhaust manifold shield?
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: 08 xc90 3.2: how do I remove exhaust manifold shield?

I would be more suspect to the flex pipe leaking than the manifold gasket... There have been more of these codes due to that and the thermostat as pgill states above.
by Masscomguru
Fri May 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: ISO oil additive controversy- maths needed
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: ISO oil additive controversy- maths needed

Had a similar issue on a 2.5 and when it let go, it was dropping a qt of oil every 20 miles.... I wouldn't wait too long on that.
by Masscomguru
Wed May 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?

Actually after rereading your electrical post, have your battery tested. The drivers door could be a broken ground wire in the wire set that comes from the body to the door and the bulbs are notorious for fusing themselves back together for the stop lamps. They will burn or partially burn allowing f...
by Masscomguru
Wed May 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?

No check engine lights, power steering is working (but groaning a bit more than usual), and I haven't noticed any higher engine temp than usual (so I think water pump is going fine). I've been having electrical issues for months (occasionally get warnings that the stop signals are malfunctioning or...
by Masscomguru
Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: XC90 Alternator Pulley Replacement - $3000?

Run away.... the fuel filter take about 10 mins to replace and is no more than 40 bucks. The one way clutch is on the R.E.A.D assembly. If it wasn’t spinning you would not have power steering or water pump. The alternator is on the opposite side under the intake and is driven by a direct coupler bel...
by Masscomguru
Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Stripped hole on wheel hub
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: XC90 Stripped hole on wheel hub

If they over torqued that lug, chances are they also did the others... if it was recent, have them replace the hub(s). If not, I wouldn’t mess around with it and just get it replaced.
by Masscomguru
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Engine weird sound - 3.2 - XC90 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Engine weird sound - 3.2 - XC90 2011

Check the upper torque mount for side to side play. When they get loose, they rattle and it gives that metallic sound. The 40 dollar hutchinson from FCP is the volvo one with the volvo part number ground off.
by Masscomguru
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 v8 - rattle noise at idle - serpentine tensioner? water pump? Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: 2008 XC90 v8 - rattle noise at idle - serpentine tensioner? water pump? Topic is solved

Have you had the idler pulleys replaced? If not, I would not run that engine until you do. When those go it’s a bad day.
by Masscomguru
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Replace right rear axle seal on 2011 XC90 V8 HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Replace right rear axle seal on 2011 XC90 V8 HELP!

I think you have to pull the hub and then pull the axle through the assembly.
by Masscomguru
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: V8 Balance Shaft
Replies: 63
Views: 5850

Re: V8 Balance Shaft

Any update?
by Masscomguru
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2004 XC90 2.9 Rear End Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: 2004 XC90 2.9 Rear End Issue

I would pull the disc off and see if the parking brake shoes have delaminated. This has been known to happen with age on these.
by Masscomguru
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 3.2 stalls/dies/won't start Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2235

Re: 2008 3.2 stalls/dies/won't start Topic is solved

have you read through this thread? viewtopic.php?f=10&t=83957&start=70 Kinked fuel line maybe?
by Masscomguru
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 3.2 stalls/dies/won't start Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2235

Re: 2008 3.2 stalls/dies/won't start Topic is solved

try unplugging your mass air flow sensor. The computer will recognize it's not there and try to run the engine in "defaults".
by Masscomguru
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Another Anti-Skid Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Another Anti-Skid Question

Yes. Bad pump. Follow these steps to confirm.
https://xemodex.com/us/knowledgebase/de ... 2005-2010/
by Masscomguru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 XC90 Tranmission Service Urgent
Replies: 44
Views: 3287

Re: 2009 XC90 Tranmission Service Urgent

Agreed those codes don’t warrant a new transmission. Also, they state non active so they could have been stored from a previous event. How can you tell this is for a v8 and not an I6?
by Masscomguru
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Swerve/pull when braking
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Swerve/pull when braking

What brand did you replace them with? there have been numerous accounts of cheap LCAs not performing correctly. For these I would highly recommend just having the bushings replaced with Volvo OE bushings or Myle HD versions (although, those will not last long if you do a lot of mileage).
by Masscomguru
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: SRS Airbag Service Urgent
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: SRS Airbag Service Urgent

First is to look at all of the connections under the seats and to make sure nothing got unplugged. The you will need to reset it with a volvo specific code tool.
by Masscomguru
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Swerve/pull when braking
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Swerve/pull when braking

You're lower control arm bushings are shot.
by Masscomguru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: just picked up 2010 R Design need help
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: just picked up 2010 R Design need help

There have been lifespan issues with aftermarket axles. You could probably do better finding a used one from a newer xc90 with less mileage.
by Masscomguru
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: just picked up 2010 R Design need help
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: just picked up 2010 R Design need help

A common issue for shudder under heavy acceleration is the passenger side axle. It is very noticeable if you accelerate while changing lanes.
by Masscomguru
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2007 XC90 "slow down or shift up"
Replies: 10
Views: 8265

Re: 2007 XC90 "slow down or shift up"

This message is usually due to the coils. Somewhere in the forums, someone mentioned that a bd t-stat on a 3.2 isn’t immediately obvious but stops the flow of coolant around the cylinders resulting in overheating of coils. The digital needle stays center. It’s worth checking out.
by Masscomguru
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: GoPro on a low quality control arm
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: GoPro on a low quality control arm

That’s insane. It’s almost criminal that these are being sold...
by Masscomguru
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Thermostat replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Thermostat replacement?

The spring which allows it to open at temp fails from the heat cycles.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Driver head light won't stay on / no rear differentail traction
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Driver head light won't stay on / no rear differentail traction

So the DS spins freely when the car is parked? If so, it’s the angle gear. If it were the CEM (or any electric component) you would have a light.
by Masscomguru
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 3.2l Upper Gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: 2008 XC90 3.2l Upper Gaskets

Somewhat common, you'll see more and more if you do a general search for B6324 oil leaks. Guy from Massachusetts will likely post when he see this, here's a blast from the past in the meantime- https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?200085-Is-this-the-valve-cover-leaking&styleid=4 Write-up on...
by Masscomguru
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: V8 Balance Shaft
Replies: 63
Views: 5850

Re: V8 Balance Shaft

This IS a very cool thread. Sorry you have to go through this, but threads like this expose the mystery of the V8 and seeing it torn down definately gives people confidence in owning one when it comes to at least valve cover gaskets and such. Keep it coming and thank you!
by Masscomguru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved

Thanks G- The weird thing is is the OP has a 2008.
by Masscomguru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved

Actually i was wrong. Not sure. I saw some other pics last night.
by Masscomguru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Another Anti-Skid Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Another Anti-Skid Question

There is either a bad Haldex pump (happened to me) or the DEM. Both are replaceable, reparable. First thing to check is the fuse. Here’s a good thread. https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthrea ... Haldex+dem
by Masscomguru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Interior Door Pull Handles XC90 Topic is solved

I think those were prior to 2007. Here is the part information from tasca

Genuine Volvo Parts
Volvo Parts
Manufacturer: Volvo
Part Number: 30674711
Part: Handle Cover
Replaces: 30649061, 8650071
by Masscomguru
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 V8 Oil Leak Help (Pictures!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3795

Re: 2008 XC90 V8 Oil Leak Help (Pictures!)

There have been a few of these that puked due to elevation changes. Depending on where you traveled may have just finished it in.
by Masscomguru
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2010 xc 90 3.2 code P0087 low fuel rail pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: 2010 xc 90 3.2 code P0087 low fuel rail pressure

The fuel pressure sensor is common. It’s a relatively cheap part and easy to replace. I would recommend that.
by Masscomguru
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 Xc90 r-design 3.2 AWD just turned 100,000 what maintenance should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: 2009 Xc90 r-design 3.2 AWD just turned 100,000 what maintenance should I do?

did the previous owner do the 75k major service? That would have included all fluids and plugs.

If not, definitely those. Also, at 100k I would flush the transmission and swap the rear diff gear oil and Haldex fluid along with the filter.
by Masscomguru
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: I think my car is trying to kill me. I'm at my wits end
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: I think my car is trying to kill me. I'm at my wits end

you can try to track down a leak after the MAF using propane or carb cleaner.

Definitely sounds like a leak somewhere. The ABS is a second issue.
by Masscomguru
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2007 XC90 - alternator damage by body shop? You'll want to read this story...
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: 2007 XC90 - alternator damage by body shop? You'll want to read this story...

So the alternator is actually on one side of the READ assembly and hidden under the intake, the brake booster is on the other side. I would absolutely have that Read (Rear Engine Accessory Drive) Assembly checked as if there is damage to that, the block could have cracked. If that air nozzle did in ...
by Masscomguru
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Valve Cover Oil Deflector - squealing noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Valve Cover Oil Deflector - squealing noise

It's actually the diaphragm in the PCV (round valve on top). You need to replace the whole box. It is also referred to as the AirBox by some dealers.
by Masscomguru
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2006 v70 wheels on an 2014 xc90?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: 2006 V70 wheels on an 2014 XC90?

Hub sizes are different too. they wont fit without modification.
by Masscomguru
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Volvo factory bluetooth add-on - do I need to have Volvo reprogram the stereo?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Volvo factory bluetooth add-on - do I need to have Volvo reprogram the stereo?

No, once you get it in, it sits in line from the amp to the speakers.
by Masscomguru
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Losing power for a month, now no start. lots of codes
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: Losing power for a month, now no start. lots of codes

Just went through something similar with the wife's s60 t5. The variable timing control solenoid failed effectively putting far enough out of timing to not stay running at idle. Dealer thought it skipped a tooth but the vida test showed a close failure on the valve.
by Masscomguru
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Experiencing slow electronic death 2003xc90
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Experiencing slow electronic death 2003xc90

have the battery tested first. Low voltage from the batter can play games with the on board systems.
by Masscomguru
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]

My nivomats have 208k on them and are still holding up fine..
by Masscomguru
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Reset "Time for Regular Maintenance" Message
Replies: 1
Views: 1964

Re: Reset "Time for Regular Maintenance" Message

mine doesn't flash, it just goes out. Its about 10 seconds. Key to position 1, press the trip reset button and hold while turning the key to position 2. You may hear a beep, but I can't recall if that is on my s60 or xc90.
by Masscomguru
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2006 xc90 v8 - Rough idle in drive while on brake..
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Re: 2006 XC90 v8 - Rough idle in drive while on brake..

That sounds like your torque converter is failing... Maybe the rough idle is being caused by it not releasing fully? or clutches are grabbing?
by Masscomguru
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Flex pipe replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Flex pipe replacement

It's a single piece. https://www.google.com/search?q=xc90+3.2+catalytic+converter&sa=X&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS590US590&hl=en-US&biw=375&bih=591&tbs=vw:l,ss:9&tbm=shop&prmd=sivn&srpd=12298111834163885348&prds=num:1,of:1,paur:ClkAsKraX4_imHtxxvukEBP8IBXUQdu1K4ygYAhCc4dzw_0bTbzzqFyFGf91yGa22Zkj6MgB1MNI7DJxeJy...
by Masscomguru
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Flex pipe replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Flex pipe replacement

Are they just loud or totally broken? The reason I ask, is my 08 has 201k miles on it and I just swapped my upper torque rod which quieted them down significantly. That being said, the whole unit flex pipes and rear cat is about 400 bucks USD (aftermarket). If you have to pull it anyway, it's probab...
by Masscomguru
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Three Weird Error Messages: ABS, Anti-Skid, BLIS
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Three Weird Error Messages: ABS, Anti-Skid, BLIS

Clockspring is my guess.
by Masscomguru
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: '04 T6 overheat/coolant loss issue
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: '04 T6 overheat/coolant loss issue

When my fan died, I didn't realize how bad it was. Apparently the fan spins at different speeds to regulate temp, instead of just "On". Mine was always at a high speed and then it failed. The new one only kicks into high if I am sitting in 90+ degree heat in traffic. If your fan is not spinning righ...
by Masscomguru
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Yet another XC90 vibration topic
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Yet another XC90 vibration topic

I had a similar issue when I first got my 08. you could feel the vibrations under slight acceleration or making turns. It was the front axles. There is a TSB for those as the grease dries in the CV.
by Masscomguru
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: oil change question on 08 xc90
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: oil change question on 08 XC90

sounds like the check valve is messed up. That may require replacing of the housing. I am not sure on that. I do know that this is not normal.
by Masscomguru
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Xc90 awd: A/T tires?
Replies: 11
Views: 4033

Re: XC90 awd: A/T tires?

Factory size is 235/65/17. I opted for the 245's because they have a much higher load rating than the 235's. I have put 3500 miles on them this month and they are doing really well. No issues with handling. I have noticed that gas mileage is down slightly and my speedo is off by 2 miles at 65mph.
by Masscomguru
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Xc90 awd: A/T tires?
Replies: 11
Views: 4033

Re: XC90 awd: A/T tires?

As promised. Got them mounted today. I have put 120 miles on them and very impressed. I was not sure what to expect going from V rated street to T rated A/T tires but these are great. They are soft over the bumps and there is very little difference in handling. They are slightly noisier than my Toyo...
by Masscomguru
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2011 XC90 Coolant Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: 2011 XC90 Coolant Leak

I can't really see the drip you are referring to, but that is a pic of the thermostat. It is possible that the plastic is cracked.

whats the mileage?
by Masscomguru
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Xc90 awd: A/T tires?
Replies: 11
Views: 4033

Re: XC90 awd: A/T tires?

i just ordered a set of the ATMs in 245/65/17. When I get them mounted, I will post back. I had them on my Xterra (close to same weight) and they were fine. How often are you going to go past 120mph in the XC90?
by Masscomguru
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2004 xc90 T-6 It's time to re-tire
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: 2004 xc90 T-6 It's time to re-tire

I am running these http://www.nittotire.com/passenger-tires/nt421q-premier-all-season-crossover-suv-tire/ . So far I have put 30k miles on them and they are silent. They handle really well in dry and wet environments and are ok in the winter. Not so much in deep snow but highway slush and light snow...
by Masscomguru
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds

This week my Front muffler fell apart. while inspecting, I noticed the front CV joint on the drive shaft has thrown grease everywhere. I just ordered the parts and while replace the joint and report back on the vibrations.
by Masscomguru
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 XC90 Serpentine belt diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 5218

Re: 2009 XC90 Serpentine belt diagram

This is completely wrong. The Serpentine belt is a 150k mile service because you have to remove the AC compressor to move out of the way, remove the PS pump to separate from the water pump and then the belt can be moved. This service also should have the PS/Water pump coupler replaced along with ten...
by Masscomguru
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds

I did get this straightened out. I took it to another dealer who immediately informed me that it was the front axles. The Axles get really hot because of the proximity to the catalytic converter. They switched out the axles and the drive was like skating on ice. I am now at 143k and I have a vibrati...
by Masscomguru
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 both front rotors have deep grooves - thoughts needed
Replies: 0
Views: 530

XC90 both front rotors have deep grooves - thoughts needed

Backstory: I recently purchased my XC90 (2008 3.2) and at the time of purchase they had just done new pads all around and front rotors. That was 11.5k miles ago. It is a CPO and I just want to know what to expect when I bring it in. In the pic, you can see two DEEP groves cut into the rotor on the o...
by Masscomguru
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: '06 XC90 AC - Won't stay cold
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: '06 XC90 AC - Won't stay cold

bring it to a certified repair shop. They will introduce a special dye into the system and look for the leak with a black light.
an O-ring does not cost 1200 bucks.
by Masscomguru
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Clicking in front end!!
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Clicking in front end!!



You might have to pull them. What's the mileage? Have they ever been done?
by Masscomguru
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Clicking in front end!!
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Clicking in front end!!

did you check your CV joints?
by Masscomguru
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds

bump to the top... the issue seems to be getting worse. I am now at 67k (5k in 5 weeks) and have been back to the dealer for a third time. They have stonewalled me saying that this is a normal characteristic of all XC all-wheel drive system. Any pointers would be great.
Thanks!
by Masscomguru
Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Shifter Knob and leather boot
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Shifter Knob and leather boot


at 12:30, he shows how to remove the shifter.
by Masscomguru
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2007 XC90 , error P2402 LDP
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Re: 2007 XC90 , error P2402 LDP

Hi, I am new to Volvo but I have had similar codes on previous vehicles. A) yes you can still drive the car. This is an emissions control code. It will not effect the mechanics of the car. B) I would check your gas cap before the more expensive items. Did you get the code cleared? Autozone should be...
by Masscomguru
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

2008 XC90 Vibrations @ hwy speeds

HI All, My first post here. I just picked up a CPO XC90 and am having what I think are issues with the CVs. I have been back to the dealer twice and they can't recreate the issue because it only happens after driving for about 15 or 20 mins. At first I get a vibration on acceleration at around 70 mp...
by Masscomguru
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XVTer's 2004 XC90 T6 AWD
Replies: 21
Views: 24915

Re: XVTer's 2004 XC90 T6 AWD

Hey XVTer, I remember you from the newx.org. I just traded the x in for a 2008 xc90 ( at 219k miles- yikes!) and am now having to relearn everything about maintenance... Looking good on yours. Where have you found a good place to source parts from in MA? Any dealers with more reasonable prices than ...