Can anyone tell me how to access the fuel pump on a volvo xc-90? I took it to a volvo dealer today and was told that the pump was leaking. The techs told me that they removed the rear seats and rolled back the carpet. Removing the seats is not easy. Any suggestions?. Dallas/Fort Worth volvo dealers want $2600 to $3000 to replace a fuel pump. For that kind of money, I'll figure it out on my own.
You have to remove the rear seats and roll back the carpet. if it is a seven seater you have to take out some ac ducts. then there are two access ports on each side of the floor. they are usually black and have four nuts holding them down you remove those and then you have access to the pump. you need some volvo special tools to remove it.
volvo has recall 220 going right now and your fuel pump maybe covered under it. i would definitely talk to the dealership about it. because that would be no out of pocket cost to you
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Sounds like a fuel pump issue. Any more details? Does it turn over? If you elevate the back, does it start sometimes? It might be the fuel pump. When was the last time you had it replaced? They last between 70-120k miles (my experience), so depending on the last time it was replaced, it might be time for a new one. They are relatively cheap ($100-$130) if you do it yourself, but it may cost you anywhere from $300-$1000 to have it done. There is an access panel under the trunk liner that gives you access to the pump and floater, so if anyone tries to tell you that you need to replace the whole tank for $1200 (this actually happened to me once), just say "Thanks" and go somewhere else. Check for other options on the pump itself, when I asked Pep Boys, they gave me a $300 one, and I said I'd get back to them. Later I found that this Bosch that was only $130 fit was exactly what I needed.
There are 2 fuel pumps. 1 is your main fuel pump and the other is the fuel pump sender unit in your gas tank. The one in your gas tank has an access panel into the tank from under your spare tire compartment in the floor. The main fuel pump can be accessed from under the car. Make sure to change the fuel filter as well. Hopefully this has been helpful in some way.
FUEL PUMP IN FUEL TANK.YOU DID NOT TELL ME WHAT VOLVO YOU HAVE S40 V40 C70 S80 V70 V70XC.YOU CAN ACCESS FUEL PUMP BY TILT REAR SEAT FORWARD REMOVE.FOLD BACK TRUNK COMPARTMENT CARPET.REMOVE FUEL PUMP PROTECTIVE COVER.THIS PROCEDURES FOR VOLVOS I JUST MENTION AT THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
The stock Bosch fuel pump is located in the fuel tank and can be accessed by removing the rear seat. Certain models have been recalled due to cracked flanges, permitting fuel to leak. If you smell gasoline inside or outside the vehicle or see wet fuel lines underneath the vehicle, contact your local Volvo dealer immediately. See below:
RECALL: 2001-2004 Volvo V70
NHTSA Campaign Number:
www.nhtsa.dot.gov ManufacturerVOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.
DEC 17, 2009 Potential Number Of Units Affected: 136100
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2005 S80, MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 V70, S60, XC70 AND MODEL YEAR 2003-2005 XC90 VEHICLES SOLD IN OR REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH CAROLINA, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VIRGINIA AND THE U.S. TERRITORIES. WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (HOT CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE CYCLING) OVER TIME AND IN COMBINATION WITH VARYING FUEL QUALITY, THE FUEL PUMP CAN DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE FUEL PUMP FLANGE.
IF THE CONDITION OCCURS VEHICLE OWNERS MAY NOTICE FUEL SMELL AND/OR FUEL LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP WITH A PART OF A MODIFIED DESIGN. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010.
In may be the fuel pump. Check recalls on your year make and model. My girlfriend has a 2004 S60 which had the same problem. I changed the fuel filter at first assuming that that was the problem but the smell persisted. I then took it to the volvo dealership and had them replace it for free. The only bad thing is that they may keep it for a few days to do it.
I also have a 2004 XC90 and a couple of months ago I had the exact same probelm... after multiple visits to my dealer's auto shop they figured out that it was the fuel pump. They replaced the fule pump and the smell disappeared. Good luck!