Aug 042015

4cyl. has points and condenser. cold engine starts good, when warm will run at highway speed for 15-20 min. then slows down and will even backfire if you try to stay at speed but if you slow down to 25-30mph it runs good. it won’t run at highway speed again until engine is cool.  that’s not cool.

Aug 012015

Drivers door window will lower when door is opened. When the door is closed the window will not go back up as Volvo windows do when convertible door is opened. I have to raise window with door switch every time I enter car. Window only drops down about a 1/4 inch as it always did. Does door window switch need replacement?

Jan 282014

I am considering purchasing an ’02 Volvo V70CX wagon. It has 198k miles, but everything else, as far as I can tell, is in top shape. Here’s the problem: the owner says it needs linear shift solenoids replaced. That’s a little beyond my expertise. How much should a reasonable mechanic charge for that service? The asking price is nice, but not if the cost of repair is too high. Thanks.

Jul 102012

I have a 2007 Volvo s40 that wont start in extreme heat! When its cool it runs fine, and I had to let it cool down for close to two hours one day! Anyone know what could be causing this?

Jul 302010

I am having problems with both of my Volvos, a 1989 760 turbo wagon which I just bought, and a 1990 740 turbo wagon that I have owned for several years. The 760 was well maintained and has 202,000 miles. It ran perfectly for the month I have owned it. Then, last night, I drove it to the post office, and turned it off. Five minutes later, I went to leave, and it wouldn’t start. It cranks over, strong battery, good fuel pressure, power to the coil, but no spark. My boyfriend works on cars, but can’t figure out where to look next.
In a stroke of great timing and coincidence, the 740, which has frequently been used for my newspaper delivery business, has begun to sputter and stall after driving fine the first 20-60 minutes. It gets progressively worse until it can barely go a few yards, and finally, fails to start until it has rested for a few hours, when the cycle repeats itself.
I am desperate to get at least one of these cars back on the road ASAP so I don’t lose my job.