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    Coat your socket with valve grinding compound as...

    Coat your socket with valve grinding compound as it will enhance the bite and not slip off or out, but make sure your completely remove the stuff from the fitting, do not let it get anywhere near...
  2. Thread: Wheel Bearings

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    I have used aftermarket ones on both my 02 and...

    I have used aftermarket ones on both my 02 and 04, if they don't last as long as Volvo brand really is not an issue, the car is old i don't expect it to go forever, besides replacing hubs front and...
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    Swerving left to right only tells you about the...

    Swerving left to right only tells you about the front hubs generally, I had to replace a rear hub because of a constant noise, just did both because i had the tools out, only one was bad though,...
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    I have to agree with Astro that the factory...

    I have to agree with Astro that the factory recommendations sometimes have to be viewed with some caution. Volvo profits from selling cars and replacement parts, including transmissions.
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    I dump the transmission sump at every oil change,...

    I dump the transmission sump at every oil change, it is right there and ATF is cheap versus a transmission job, both the 04 and the 02, the 04 has not had any trans issues, the 02 i rebuilt the VB...
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    [thumbup] Perfect!,

    [thumbup] Perfect!,
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    Looks like you are the first to delve into this...

    Looks like you are the first to delve into this territory, maybe drill the rivet out and replace it with a fastener if it is accessible , good luck with it!
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    Why not just service the Haldex, rather than risk...

    Why not just service the Haldex, rather than risk destroying it?, granted it is a PIA but most competent backyard mechanics can handle it.
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    Unloaded bearing is the inside wheel, outside...

    Unloaded bearing is the inside wheel, outside wheel takes the cornering force weight and gets noisier. If in doubt just ignore it, it will become quite evident what it is later.
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    Bad front left hub.

    Bad front left hub.
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    Volvo Brake Booster Vacuum control Switch there...

    Volvo Brake Booster Vacuum control Switch there is a attachment on the air box it fixes to, bloody thing always get broken if your are not carefull.
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    Good method, never thought of doing it that...

    Good method, never thought of doing it that way.[thumbup]
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    Sign of a clutch that needs to be adjusted, my 02...

    Sign of a clutch that needs to be adjusted, my 02 did that before i pulled the clutch and adjusted the clearance, they do wear and need readjusting,
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    Transmission pressure ports to test,

    Transmission pressure ports to test,
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    As this is a 2001 model, has the car had the...

    As this is a 2001 model, has the car had the neutral stop feature disabled, the transmission goes into neutral upon less than 3% throttle and brake applied, a malfunction in this system could leave...
  16. Cut the shell off the old fuel filter and see how...

    Cut the shell off the old fuel filter and see how dirty it is.
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    How was the PCV oil return channel in the block...

    How was the PCV oil return channel in the block and the oil pan when you removed the sump, any type of build up evident?. Could give you a indication of the PCV system's overall condition.
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    Since you think the pan has been dropped before,...

    Since you think the pan has been dropped before, are the pan baffles still in place and complete?, was the pickup sealed and tight to the crankcase?.8966
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    My resource to free a seized bolt that refuses to...

    My resource to free a seized bolt that refuses to come out is heat, but not a Oxy/Act, torch as that tends to incinerate items in tight confines, my go to would be a TIG welding torch, precise,...
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    Ramps leave the work area clear to do the work,...

    Ramps leave the work area clear to do the work, jack stands get Volvo's nervous and they might refuse to let you crawl under them, LOL! Really?
  21. Change the fuel filter, if it has not been...

    Change the fuel filter, if it has not been changed on your watch. cheap solutions first.
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    The pan requires O rings for the pump end and the...

    The pan requires O rings for the pump end and the oil cooler as well as thin film of anaerobic sealant such as "Hylomar" or the Volvo brand, the O rings can be easily misaligned on the filter end...
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    Drop the pan or buy another engine as a spare for...

    Drop the pan or buy another engine as a spare for when yours self destructs because the oil pickup plugged up completely. You will find the PCV channel is plugged up too, the operation is easy, there...
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    Remove the top timing cover and look behind the...

    Remove the top timing cover and look behind the sprockets for oil, and on the timing belt itself, see if a camshaft seal is pushed out or leaks. glove test only tells you if it works at idle, under...
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    What kind of oil is it? determine the nature of...

    What kind of oil is it? determine the nature of the oil, engine oil or power steering fluid ?
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