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Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   02-15-2011
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Views: 2,317
Posted By rfilori
What area is the noise coming from?

What area is the noise coming from?
Forum: Volvo Versatility   02-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,008
Posted By rfilori
It's most likely the battery. Try a new one. If...

It's most likely the battery. Try a new one. If you think your battery is 4+ years old it's gonna need to be replaced anyways.
Forum: Volvo Sedan   01-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By rfilori
Exactly right, as BHart said. Have a mechanic...

Exactly right, as BHart said. Have a mechanic take a look. I'll almost guarantee your PCV system is plugged solid or you've got a bad coolant temp sensor but you'll be shooting in the dark until you...
Forum: Off-Topic   01-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,845
Posted By rfilori
Wow, bro. Have you thought about checking out...

Wow, bro. Have you thought about checking out nfl.com lately? Or turning on a TV? Both those teams are out.
Forum: Volvo Sedan   01-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,031
Posted By rfilori
I'm pretty sure that's a dealer only part. Call...

I'm pretty sure that's a dealer only part. Call your local Volvo dealer and talk to the parts department, they'll let you know what parts are separately available. I'm also pretty sure the door panel...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   01-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,477
Posted By rfilori
I suspect steering component or even a caliper...

I suspect steering component or even a caliper issue. If it was a backing plate touching the rotor it would give you a scrape/squeal noise, not a clunk. Take the wheel off and look around. Grab the...
Forum: Volvo Cross Country and SUV   01-13-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,943
Posted By rfilori
The slip/accel thing is hard to say. Maybe...

The slip/accel thing is hard to say. Maybe stripped angle drive/bevel gear input shaft and coupler? As is very common. And if you're considering spending several hundred dollars to buy some...
Forum: General Discussion   12-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,180
Posted By rfilori
Good deal, welcome to the site. :-)

Good deal, welcome to the site. :-)
Forum: General Discussion   12-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,180
Posted By rfilori
Just curious.....do you have any technical...

Just curious.....do you have any technical experience with Volvos or automobiles in general or will you be operating as technical support only?
Forum: Volvo Sedan   12-15-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By rfilori
These cars are very common for having the fuel...

These cars are very common for having the fuel pressure sensor go bad and cause these same problems.
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   12-15-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,369
Posted By rfilori
These symptoms could be related to either sensor....

These symptoms could be related to either sensor. If you're just thinking about replacing parts to see which fixes it, start with the MAP sensor, also called boost pressure sensor. Otherwise, you...
Forum: Volvo Versatility   12-06-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,774
Posted By rfilori
Yeah, I can't really speak to that. Make an offer...

Yeah, I can't really speak to that. Make an offer and see what they say.
Forum: Volvo Reviews   12-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 5,494
Posted By rfilori
Brooke, you weren't duped. I would recommend you...

Brooke, you weren't duped. I would recommend you talk to the Service Manager at your Volvo dealer and ask him to attempt some sort of goodwill assistance from Volvo. Have you done your maintenance at...
Forum: Volvo Versatility   12-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,774
Posted By rfilori
Vololov, good question. I'm a Service Advisor at...

Vololov, good question. I'm a Service Advisor at a Volvo dealership, have been for 3 years. I think the 98 is a great car and you should have no fears about the AWD system. Fact is, cars break and...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   02-20-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 31,188
Posted By rfilori
The only real trick that I'm aware of is the the...

The only real trick that I'm aware of is the the coupler is pressed on and can be very difficult to remove from the trans output shaft. Aside from that I can only say that you're not doing...
Forum: Volvo Sedan   02-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,256
Posted By rfilori
Mark, allow me to make a recommendation. I'm...

Mark, allow me to make a recommendation. I'm sure you've all ready wasted a bunch of money on replacing the axles. So you're scared to take it to the dealer because of the outrageous repair bill...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   02-20-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 31,188
Posted By rfilori
Sloth, I'm not sure of a link with procedure but...

Sloth, I'm not sure of a link with procedure but I can tell you that billable shop time will usually be 3.5 hours to remove and replace with an additional 1-1.5 hours to replace the coupler sleeve...
Forum: Volvo 700, 800 and 900 series   12-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,127
Posted By rfilori
There's a transmission input speed sensor that...

There's a transmission input speed sensor that gives information to the speedo which is a fairly common failure. When it goes out, your speedo and cruise both stop working. Good luck.
Forum: Volvo 700, 800 and 900 series   12-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,127
Posted By rfilori
Do you get any ABS/TRAC lights on the dash?

Do you get any ABS/TRAC lights on the dash?
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   12-16-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 31,188
Posted By rfilori
It's true, you can probably find it cheaper by...

It's true, you can probably find it cheaper by shopping around and checking some independents. There's a lot of good independent shops that are trustworthy and reliable, there's also a lot that are...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   09-28-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 31,188
Posted By rfilori
You could continue to drive, you will likely not...

You could continue to drive, you will likely not do any additional harm. The thing is that if the internals, gears, break it could bind the angle drive and leave you stranded, probably with little...
Forum: Volvo Cross Country and SUV   07-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,269
Posted By rfilori
red devil's right.....:)

red devil's right.....:)
Forum: Volvo Versatility   07-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 31,703
Posted By rfilori
Sorry, wish I would have checked this earlier. ...

Sorry, wish I would have checked this earlier. The electronic throttle module is a VERY common failure and Volvo has extended the warranty on the module to 10 years/200,000 miles from original...
Forum: Volvo Versatility   05-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,740
Posted By rfilori
Those cars are VERY common for the radiator...

Those cars are VERY common for the radiator leaking at that location right at the seam so a patch will seldom work, usually requires replacement. Sorry !
Forum: Volvo Sedan   04-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,136
Posted By rfilori
105k?

I would probably ask if the timing belt service has been done, it's due at 105k and is not a cheap maintenance service.
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