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Thanks for all the hard work gathering and posting up this info.

I picked up a 2001 w/ 108k and am sure it has at least a few of these issues waiting me to sort out.
 
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Originally Posted by Petrol View Post
Thanks for all the hard work gathering and posting up this info.

I picked up a 2001 w/ 108k and am sure it has at least a few of these issues waiting me to sort out.
No problem.

What are mods for?
 
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How about the new body S40?
 
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Originally Posted by 99CivicSiBrian View Post
How about the new body S40?
What about it?
 
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Hi,
I have a 2001 S40 1.9T.
I have a quick question and I dont know if you can answer.. Do I have to use Higher Octane gas on a turbo?? and if I don't would that explain why my turbo wont work? Thanks
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Originally Posted by Lyonsroar View Post
The purpose of this thread is to give solutions and answers to a variety of questions that come up a lot. (All credit of how-to's to the original posters)

Troubleshooting:

The "up arrow" is flashing on my dash board. What does that mean?
-The "up arrow" is a sign of transmission problems. It is best to have this checked out as soon as possible.
Actually, this is simply caused when the "Winter/Wet Mode" button mode is engaged, which is to be used on temporarily to get out of snow, etc. It it not meant to permanently drive in. It starts the car in 3rd gear and if you leave it engaged for regularly driving, it will feel like the transmission is slipping. When it is in "Winter" Mode, the Up Arrow appears on the dash lights.

You can turn it off by simply pressing the "Winter Mode' button again. On my 2000 S40, this is located in the center next to the gear shift and the controls/buttons for the windows. There are two buttons marked S (Sport) and W (Winter).

You do not need to take it to the dealer. Just push the (W) button again and the arrow will disappear.

There are various threads on on the forum about "Winter" mode if more info is needed (when to use it, etc).
 

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Lyonsroar,

Thanks for the postings. I was having issues with my button on the shifter sticking and not releasing the key and was reluctant to just spray something in there without checking to see if it was OK. Now I can proceed knowing it will not harm anything. Thanks again.
 
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Smile FLASHING Arrow not Steady Arrow

Originally Posted by LunaNegra View Post
Actually, this is simply caused when the "Winter/Wet Mode" button mode is engaged, which is to be used on temporarily to get out of snow, etc. It it not meant to permanently drive in. It starts the car in 3rd gear and if you leave it engaged for regularly driving, it will feel like the transmission is slipping. When it is in "Winter" Mode, the Up Arrow appears on the dash lights.

You can turn it off by simply pressing the "Winter Mode' button again. On my 2000 S40, this is located in the center next to the gear shift and the controls/buttons for the windows. There are two buttons marked S (Sport) and W (Winter).

You do not need to take it to the dealer. Just push the (W) button again and the arrow will disappear.

There are various threads on on the forum about "Winter" mode if more info is needed (when to use it, etc).
You are correct for a STEADY Arrow, however the OP was writing about a FLASHING Arrow. This indicates trans problems. Mine did it when I put the car in gear with the front wheels raised. Only an OBD II scanner could erase the code and get rid of the flashing arrow.
 
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awesome dude
 
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Too good man...I am flatter really

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need wiring harness, firewall to ignition coils...Whats the name of that?is that :Ignition Wire Set Standard Volvo Ignition Wire Set 7585
or :Primary Ignition Wire
or:Spark Plug Wire Set
please help me
 
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I'll keep adding to this thread as I think of things.

Please let me know if you notice errors. I do make mistakes. Not often, but it does happen.
Hey, where did you happen to get those lip/covers for the headlights on your car?
 
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I can't get the links for Cleaning the MAF and Idle to take me anywhere? are the links broken?
 
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Default Engine diagnostic tool for 1.6 petrol 1999 Volvo V40.

Could you please recommend an engine diagnostic tool for my 1999 V40 which would also work on all other vehicle makes.
Many thanks.
 
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help me please with VIN indentificaton. I can not.... the VIN is YV1MS384552074721 or just tell me where is a year of manuf.?
Thanks..
 
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I'll keep adding to this thread as I think of things.

Please let me know if you notice errors. I do make mistakes. Not often, but it does happen. __________________
Previous: 2000 Volvo S40 1.9T
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2009 MazdaSpeed3
 
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Does anybody have a good link to these two answers from the original post:

My car idles low, high, or not at all. What should I do?
-First thing to do would be to clean the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. There is a how to here: http://s40concepts.net/forum/index.p...b1bce0b4860f8f
While you're at it, you can clean the mass airflow sensor (MAF.) There is a how to here: http://s40concepts.net/forum/index.p...b1bce0b4860f8f
Both sensors are very easy to clean and are a great first step towards diagnosis.

The links are dead and don't go anywhere. I'm having P0171 and P0236 and need to clean my MAF to see if that corrects the problem.
 
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Any ideas on why low idle after installing a cone filter? Roughish idle at 590 and a couple of CEL's
 
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Has anyone made a timing belt DIY for a 2001 S40? Trying to find one and have been unsuccessful.
 
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Default Timing DIY Tool for s/v40

There is one in the Haynes manual , I will follow up with the details , but its just two flat bars , bend a hook on the end . these get joined ...
gotta head to work , but will repost this..simple tool ...

Here is the tool , you can actually make two . One for the timing sprokets and another similar one for holding the crank from turning while you loosen the nut .

Take two flat bars about 6MM Thick X 30MM wide (approx) one will be about 600 MM long , the other about 200 MM long .
Bolt the two together to make a forked end , (looks like the put the bolt at the very end . ) leave the bolt slack .
Next have a bend at the ends to form a fulcrum , about 50 MM from the ends , and 90 degrees .
this will engage in the sprockets , you may have to grind the width so it fits well
With this tool , it says its a two person job...
so you end up with a leverage device , it has the loose bolt at one end the other side has the 90 degree bends at each end . So it will catch the sprockets .Hope this was clear ..

The other tool for the crank pulley , it has similar materials , just drill a hole at each end , with the bars remaining flat . The tool can bolt to the balancer pulley bolt holes
Thanks
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Metric conversion to inches( about) . 6mm = 1/4" 30mm = 1.181" say 1 3/16 " 50mm = close to 2" 200mm = near 8 " 600mm = near 24"
 

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