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  1. My shop has a Snap on Modis scan tool that can...

    My shop has a Snap on Modis scan tool that can reset Volvo SRS lights, I'm sure other higher end scan tools can also. Sometimes it's quicker to use the Snap on scanner than Vida.
  2. No, you have to read the codes anytime a SRS code...

    No, you have to read the codes anytime a SRS code is stored to be able to fix the fault (plug in the seat) and then erase them (and turn off the light).
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    Instead of spending untold amounts on a 17 year...

    Instead of spending untold amounts on a 17 year old Volvo station wagon in an attempt to make it faster/cooler/etc, just buy a stock 300 hp v70r for $6000 and fix it when the transmission goes bad.
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    ? Are you installing the ex manifold studs after...

    ? Are you installing the ex manifold studs after the head is on the block?

    1. always use new ex manifold studs and make sure the threads in the head are perfect, helicoil them if needed and...
  5. Thread: headlight wipers

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    And disconnect the power wire behind the headlamp...

    And disconnect the power wire behind the headlamp so it can't move again
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    I would choose a service provider that has Vida,...

    I would choose a service provider that has Vida, either a real subscription (a dealer or large specialist) or the hacked copy from the internet to be able to monitor all the parameters including...
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    Your later post describes possible low freon,...

    Your later post describes possible low freon, that statement could be heat related clutch failure - is it one or both?
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    If the system is low on refrigerant the...

    If the system is low on refrigerant the compressor will cycle like that, if it is warm outside. Low freon = low pressure, pressure drops lower with compressor on, low pressure switch turns the...
  9. Thread: Wheel Bearings

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    Just replace the bad one - you will need money...

    Just replace the bad one - you will need money for the other things that are going to break, and wheel bearings are not really a common failure.


    Quoting from your signature "IF IT AIN'T BROKE -...
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    If your ac is cold then stops being cold but...

    If your ac is cold then stops being cold but continues to blow air - A common failure is the ac clutch is worn and the gap is too large, then when hot the magnetic force is not strong enough to...
  11. The solid rubber mount on the front the of engine...

    The solid rubber mount on the front the of engine (right side of car) will commonly sag or break and transfer the vibration of the engine to the sub frame, usually worse when cold. Easy to see the...
  12. you need to post your questions in a forum (the...

    you need to post your questions in a forum (the xc90 forum in this case) if you expect an answer

    The blower probably has a bad electronic resister making it run all the time, unfortunately to...
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    And if the key won't turn at all you have to cut...

    And if the key won't turn at all you have to cut the metal around the cable to get it out. - Look in the new steering column lock where the cable goes and you will see an opening appear when the key...
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    You have to turn the key slightly, that's the...

    You have to turn the key slightly, that's the cable going to the shifter for the lock out function
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    Here is a picture of a clutch hub with the puller...

    Here is a picture of a clutch hub with the puller attached after removal - I'm not quite sure why you are having a problem - the 3 holes on your hub look like there are threads in them, you just have...
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    You can put too much refrigerant in any ac system...

    You can put too much refrigerant in any ac system I have worked on - even my home unit

    As long as the pressure in the refrigerant can is higher than the low side pressure, more will go in-
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    I'm not sure what the second picture you posted...

    I'm not sure what the second picture you posted is illustrating - other than the wrong/not easy way to get the outer part of the compressor clutch off. Maybe it is illustrating holding the compressor...
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    Normal ac operation is the low side pressure will...

    Normal ac operation is the low side pressure will drop when the clutch engages, if the system is low enough - the low pressure switch will turn the compressor off. The only way to tell if it is the...
  19. #12 is the part number for the SOFTWARE that...

    #12 is the part number for the SOFTWARE that tells the NEW #10 power seat module to work. (the software is installed using VIDA with a valid subscription, either by a dealer or a independent shop...
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    Or since it is a 2006, the fuel pressure sensor...

    Or since it is a 2006, the fuel pressure sensor might be going bad, just not bad enough to set a code.

    Agree on Vida diagnostics FIRST, before replacing random $$ parts.

    I always use Volvo...
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    No, The Volvo shims are under the hub of the...

    No, The Volvo shims are under the hub of the outer part of the clutch, spacing the outer clutch away from the inner clutch/pulley. I believe the bread clip/cable tie method (have never done it...
  22. Which engine - t5 or t6? (t-6 has 2 turbos) ...

    Which engine - t5 or t6? (t-6 has 2 turbos)

    The Volvo time guide quotes 5.1 hours to replace just the t5 single turbo, and I doubt anyone would do one for that little time. Usually the are many...
  23. If the seat switch/module got wet it could have...

    If the seat switch/module got wet it could have been damaged. - I've not done a seat module on the 2008+ cars but the earlier ones (2001-07) needed a software download to make them work. The parts...
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    I do that job from below - (advantage of a lift)...

    I do that job from below - (advantage of a lift) - just remove the belt/compressor bolts and there is just enough room to move the compressor down and away from the frame rail to be able to fit the...
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    That is a sign the system is low on freon. ...

    That is a sign the system is low on freon.

    With a low system - compressor engages, low side pressure drops, low pressure switch shuts off compressor, pressure comes back up, compressor is...
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