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new s40 owner, a little put out w/volvo

Old 06-08-2004, 05:43 PM
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Default new s40 owner, a little put out w/volvo

My first post, just bought a 2002 s40, 28k miles. Did all my research, talked with previous owner got a great car at a great price. The problem is I went to the Volvo Dealership and made inquiries about repair manuals and schematics because I like doing my maintenance myself and they treated me like I was asking for thecodes to launch a nuclear strike. The attitude I got was people don't ask, they just pay. (Thankfully there are 2 great Volvo shops in my area not associated with Volvo.)</P>

Anyway, they told me that no service manuals are for sale for the newer cars, just info on-line that is charged to you by the chapter. Haynesdoes not have an S40repair manuals for anything newer than 1999.</P>

Can anyone tell me if they have had any luck findingmanuals for 2000 and up S40's? Thanks in advance.</P>


Old 09-12-2004, 06:35 PM
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Default RE: new s40 owner, a little put out w/volvo

I just got a Volvo myself and my advice is to check ebay. I'm not sure how authentic they are but a quick search just now brought up a bunch of hits.

Old 09-15-2004, 02:37 AM
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Default RE: new s40 owner, a little put out w/volvo

i had heard from a friend that volvo now uses tech info and repair info from a cd. i have seen this cd on ebay from a volvo repair technician. also, there is a volvo bookstore that should sell the manuals that you want, but they are expensive. haynes or chiltons should probably come out with a manual soon, but until then, either ebay or the volvo bookstore wis your best bet.
Old 09-16-2004, 11:53 PM
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Default RE: new s40 owner, a little put out w/volvo

I am A Volvo tech we do not use manuals any more it is all P.C. based the only manuals there are is wiring diagrams but in a year or 2 we wont even have them any more.They will probaly only be avaliable from the after market. Good luck
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