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Old 09-29-2011, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by underdog57 View Post
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 ...
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:45 AM
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am about to purchase volvo s4 t5 2006 model, what will be your technical advise? should i go ahead to buy or stop.
Old 10-19-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by roadmaster View Post
am about to purchase volvo s4 t5 2006 model, what will be your technical advise? should i go ahead to buy or stop.
well if you read thru this at all you should see that all the issues in boldface would be likely areas to address in a "new" car search. What I'd like to know is are these cars aby good?
This thread is a few yrs old but I'm glad to see it was made a sticky. It has answered most of my questions about the S40....I still have a question or 2 but i'll start my own thread so it wont get mired down here.
Old 01-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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since the eggcrate style grille fits, doesnt that mean other 2002-2004 grilles could fit (aftermarket)?
Old 02-15-2012, 09:11 AM
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Default There is an electronic noise by the drivers side wheel afteter Istart the car???

Hello, when I put my 2002 s40 on start i get the normal breake pump noise, after it stop when I turn on the car the noise stars over!!! I don't know what to do?? I have juste taked my car out of the boddy shop because they where doing a paint job.

Old 02-15-2012, 07:31 PM
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The vacuum valve might be broke.
Old 03-15-2012, 06:00 PM
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I really enjoyed this post. It has helped me out a lot.
2001 S40 1.9 T....would be lost without the help of this post.
Old 04-12-2012, 07:22 AM
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I have a minor question. I have a volvo s40i 2005 only done 37k Miles. The digital fuel range estimator has stopped working and just gone blank even the the fuel gauge is working fine.

Anyone got a solution please?

Thank you
Old 05-02-2012, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by underdog57 View Post
My 2001 V40 blows oil out the exhaust when the turbo kicks in , And it leaks up front ...I heard the turbo seals might be the problem .
How to fix ? I work on a lot of stuff so not afraid to tear a car apart , !!
Im no v40 expert, but i have owned my v40 for 7 years and i had the same problem. I brought it to a mechanic and he put florescent oil in it, then he found a leek It turned out a oil line to the turbo was severed.

One more thing, I kept driving my volvo when i was blowing of the smoke for a year or so. It wrecks your catylic converter.
Old 05-02-2012, 09:15 PM
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Default My volvo is doing to funk

My volvo v40 had some major repairs (radiator, turbo ext.) done to it befor i drove up to my home in alaska from Montana. During last fall i was diving it to and it started to die out on me. It would idle fine, when i gave it a little gas it would die, but when i gassed it to say 3500 rpms it would stay running but when i let off the gas it would die.. So I havent messed with it all winter. And the snow has melted enough to get it out.

So my question is, I have had many people tell me its a sign of a bad catylic converter. But are there other possibilities? I need to get my v40 running because my ridiculous 94 suburban is the most unreasonable vehicle for me and the cost of driving it all winter, is the equivalent of burning your savings account.

Im also new to this Forum, so i might be a retard
Old 05-27-2012, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tech View Post
The vacuum valve might be broke.
Do you have a part number / photo of this part?
Old 01-03-2013, 07:11 PM
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Any info on replacing struts on a 2003 s40? Mine are shot and i plan on doing it myself. Friend has a lift and air tools. Any tricks or problems i should know about?
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Please start a new thread on this issue. You do not want to be buried on page 6 of the FAQ.
Old 10-08-2013, 08:38 AM
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Hey I would love one of those egg crate grills. I am getting sick of taping and re painting mine black every six months or so. Anyway good post. BTW I got my 2002 s40 some new wheels had them on for a year now and I went with stock sized. Black car with black wheel with polished rim, looks nice! My friend was giving me crap about them being stock size, he went with 18's. Six months later he had the original rims back on, it turns out the larger wheels added more problems, like hairline cracks from a curb I am guessing (he would not say), and balance issues. I asked him if he had the rings put on. He said what rings? I told him that is why he had so many problems. He is very angry right now.
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Default Broken Links

hi just to let you know some of the links I've tried to the "" Forum website are broken and don't lead anywhere. So some of the useful information for newbies like myself can't be found here now. Hopefuly there is enough on the threads on this forum to get us what we need !
Old 03-27-2016, 11:03 PM
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Default Link to clean MAF is not working

There are two places under this FAQ ( 1- idle ...., 2 - Fan stays on...) with a link to clean the MAF: ie. "While you're at it, you can clean the mass airflow sensor ([COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue ! important]MAF[/COLOR][/COLOR].) There is a how to here: "

Neither link seems to be working. Can you please send me the new link or give me pilot error clarification? and/or fix the link?

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S40concepts was decommed, new forum is Forums - Volvo V70R
Old 03-28-2016, 01:17 PM
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Default Does link to Clean MAF exsist

> mt6127 S40concepts was decommed, new forum is Forums - Volvo V70R

kk, ?? FYI - When I found those dead links I was in the S40 Forum looking for hints on a 2004 S40 1.9T that is having a "won't idle" problem.

1) so does the link and instructions not exist anymore ?
or 2) am I to go to this new forum and search for it?

Should I still be going to the V70R forum looking for how to clean a MAF on an S40?


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Old 09-19-2016, 04:39 PM
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I bought a 2001 S40, after a while the CEL turned on.
The car does not go over 3000 RPM, when I want to speed up, it does not accelerate quickly. Even more, it is no runing above 120 km/hour, ( it is 75 mph).
Scanning the ECU, there is no any special code.
Being at idle there is no smooth runing.
Apparently the Mass Air Flow is working properly
I appreciate any help you can give me
best regards
Old 07-01-2017, 02:12 PM
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excellent information... Do you have any info on an '01 s40 that keeps giving me a misfire code? sometimes it's cyl 3, 1, 1/3, 2/4, 1/3/4... i have replaced the coils, spark plugs, coil wires...
Worst part is the vehicle was purchased in April '17 and the repair issues have been adding from the anti sway connector bars, anti-sway clamps overheating at random times but no leaks found...
i'm starting to think i was sold a lemon

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