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by gstallons
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Debugging a scary moment - steering wheel not in control / broken control arm / WHAT???
Replies: 22
Views: 593

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

IDK what is being called a control arm . To the best of my knowledge , you have the steering column , intermediate shaft , rack & pinion assy. , inner & outer tie rods . If each wheel is now independent of each other , that means a tie rod has failed .
can you give more info as you get it ?
by gstallons
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Heater cutting out on turns?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Heater cutting out on turns?

Have you checked the coolant level ? How much coolant is in the reservoir TODAY ? I'm not being a smartass , I just want to know .
by gstallons
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

Either oil will be great . I use Mobil 1 synthetic .
by gstallons
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Heater cutting out on turns?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Heater cutting out on turns?

And , have you checked the coolant level ?
by gstallons
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Need help finding a part # for my car
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Need help finding a part # for my car

Contact your Volvo dealer w/the VIN . They will give you the correct part # .
by gstallons
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: How to maintain computer memory when changing batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: How to maintain computer memory when changing batteries?

Get the Memory Saver and uce it . This will keep everything in memory while you exchange the batteries .
by gstallons
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

I'm with xheart . The clamp looks too low on the hose and it promoted the hose to come off . The pics of the 3 types of clamps shown in the pics above , I prefer the spring ( constant tension ) type clamp for coolant hoses . I would install a new hose / clamp and use the clamp with a small amount of...
by gstallons
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 04' XC90 not starting issues
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: 04' XC90 not starting issues

Are you using a scanner to diagnose your no-start condition ?
by gstallons
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

# 1 the outlet the coolant hose attaches to looks to be ribbed . Are these ribs in good condition ? If not replace it . Now I keep spring type hose clamps in stock for most all size heater , radiator hoses . I prefer them over anything else . These maintain CONSTANT tension . I've seen water outlet ...
by gstallons
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Head gasket DIY on a 2005 XC90... Have any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Head gasket DIY on a 2005 XC90... Have any tips?

why do you think the head gasket has anything to do with oil on the spark plugs ?