Volvo OEM Brake Shims Install Fixes Squeaky Brakes I recently replaced my rear wheel bearing and noticed that I needed to replace my rear pads as well. These were original pads that had minimal life left after 100k miles. It went well, no surprises, for a simple maintenance procedure that rates a 3 on my […]
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So, you want to change your struts but don’t want to pay expensive labor? For strut replacement, you’ve come to the right place! Why throw away your hard earned money when you can do it yourself! This vehicle in the guide is a Volvo 850, but any cars with MacPherson Struts will have similar setups. […]
Volvo’s 5 cylinder engines obviously take 5 spark plugs, and the debate rages as always as to whether Bosh Platinums are better than Champion or NGK. I think that matters less than if they are changed regularly, and gapped correctly. Your Volvo will thank you more for that than putting in one brand of spark […]
Historically, Volvo has ranked well in “total cost of ownership” surveys for popular models. Several models, like the XC60 (premium compact SUV), lead the segment in cost of ownership. At what point does your Volvo become too expensive to maintain? MVS member potroast says “buy the parts online and do the work yourself.” Sure, there […]
It’s possible that one of the fuel injectors is leaking. Normally, pressure is maintained in the fuel system after engine shutdown. Because of this pressure, a leaking injector would discharge fuel to its cylinder until the pressure was near zero. Burning off that excess fuel would lead to the black smoke on startup. Also, because […]
The rear wiper blades sweep water away from the windscreen and rear window. Together with the washer fluid they clean the windows and ensure visibility for driving. The windscreen wiper blades must be in service position when they are to be replaced. The wipers return to their starting position when you briefly press the START/STOP […]
MVS forum member NateR documents a recent experience he had while commuting. He talks about his 89 Volvo 740 Turbo having issues with sudden drops in rpm. The car never actually stalled but came close. How can we come together to diagnose stalling problems with our Volvos? Chime in to add to this great discussion.