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have Volvo run the fault codes
indicates fuel starvation or fuel control module problems

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Aug 04, 2020


Replacements are available from all Volvo spares departments.
Your user manual will tell you what the fuses are for if the fuse box cover doesn't.

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Aug 01, 2020


This is an expansion valve system, not an orifice tube system. Expansion valve systems don't have an accumulator, they have a receiver/dryer and it's right next to the condenser.

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Jul 17, 2020


The FOB programmer is a dealer operation. There are codes they have to get from the VIN number to enter into the programmer.

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Jul 15, 2020


Battery status, battery terminals and connectors clean and bright? Does starter solenoid click, or nothing. If clicks bad battery, or connectors above. If nothing, battery or starting switch are bad, or starting solenoid is bad. If high mileage it's possible starter brushes are bad. New Starters maybe around $150. if you can change yourself. Starting switch can be jumpered to verify if battery and connections are good, and starting switch or connections are bad.

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Jun 29, 2020


i have the same problem with my 2003 volvo, did u fix it?

2007 Volvo XC90... | Answered on Jun 27, 2020


When an engine is on full bore and pulling hard it is using more fuel and consequently produces a lot more heat - at least 60% of the fuel used is turned into heat; fortunately most of it is ejected through the exhaust though a significant amount is radiated from the metalwork of the engine and ancillaries and sent into the fuel tank through the return line (keep the tank more than a quarter full) and that still leaves a considerable amount of heat to be dissipated by the radiator.
The situation is made worse as uphill travel is at a lower road speed and therefore there is less ram air effect on the radiator and the cooling fan is left to do all the work.

The principle cause of a failure to dissipate the heat is either insufficient airflow through the radiator, insufficient coolant circulation or a combination of both.

Assuming coolant loss isn't the cause of overheating...
While it isn't unknown for a water pump to lose a vane and it is far from unknown that a defective thermostat can be a cause of overheating, the common cause of reduced coolant circulation is a partially blocked radiator core.

Reduced airflow is commonly caused by mud and insects clogging the radiator gills, mechanical damage to the gills, slipping drivebelts, defective viscous or thermal fan drives, inoperative electric fan, forgotten winter radiator masks...
It is also not unusual for a fan cowling to be omitted during service in order to make subsequent work easier - fan cowlings are important...

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on Jun 14, 2020


If the fuel pump and fuel gauge sensor shares the same housing as is often the case - maybe the person that fitted the pump damaged the sensor or float...
Alternatively it could be a wiring or connector problem, defective gauge or printed circuit.

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on May 30, 2020


P113713 - Oil thermostat - Open circuit

Volvo Cars &... | Answered on May 22, 2020

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