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  1. The first minimum would be spark plugs, then go...

    The first minimum would be spark plugs, then go from there,
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    RTV wont last long on a hot exhaust system, maybe...

    RTV wont last long on a hot exhaust system, maybe they meant copper anti seeze?
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    Try a new brush set for the alternator, cheapest...

    Try a new brush set for the alternator, cheapest solution if the belt is good, might be all it needs, then again might not.
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    The battery box can accommodate a H8 battery, the...

    The battery box can accommodate a H8 battery, the largest size usually for the EU diesel models,
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    It needs to be reset, here:...

    It needs to be reset, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZs0uURnEN8
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    New or old the maintenance is the same price, it...

    New or old the maintenance is the same price, it does not get cheaper as they age, but ignored maintenance compounds itself and costs more in the end, keep up with it or pay.
  7. Adding a aftermarket transmission cooler can help...

    Adding a aftermarket transmission cooler can help the transmission keep it's cool, reduces temperatures and poor shifting when transmission gets hot.
  8. Replacing linear solenoids and as Astro said...

    Replacing linear solenoids and as Astro said "worn valve body" a Valve body rebuild or replacement usually corrects the slamming, thudding and false neutrals, a experienced mechanic can also rebuild...
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    The Alarm module could have a bad battery, it...

    The Alarm module could have a bad battery, it will drain the car battery trying to charge it's dud battery up, unplug or replace the module internal battery, or the module itself if it is corroded to...
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    I had one bad wiper motor on my 02, the gears...

    I had one bad wiper motor on my 02, the gears were stripped, the local recycle yard has a pick and pull, got one for $5, along with some other stuff, they don't specialize in volvo's but they have a...
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    After the radiator, I placed mine up high behind...

    After the radiator, I placed mine up high behind the upper grill after removing the bumper cover and instead of one splice coupling I used a Magnefine inline filter. Transmissions have never been...
  12. The transmission most likely if it is a Auto...

    The transmission most likely if it is a Auto could be due for a "gibbons flush" just do a search on this site, the brake light could be the rear harness, time to check it with a test light to see if...
  13. A "deux chevaux" wow! always wanted one of those,...

    A "deux chevaux" wow! always wanted one of those, must be fun to drive. unusual taste in cars.[thumbup]
  14. A 2001 XC is going to be expensive using the...

    A 2001 XC is going to be expensive using the dealer for maintenance. First thing is clean the underside of oil, and then you can see it source, right side could be just a sloppy oil filter change or...
  15. The TPS itself could be at fault, not familiar...

    The TPS itself could be at fault, not familiar with the Volvo TPS but other cars with a TPS problem lurching is not uncommon.
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    I did that on my 04 years ago, nothing happened....

    I did that on my 04 years ago, nothing happened. no leaks, never a issue with it in my case.
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    When i first got my 04 in 2012 i went through all...

    When i first got my 04 in 2012 i went through all the lubricants and changed them all, the Haldex included, without the benefit of the forum or the Vida i just drained and refilled the diffs using...
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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...
  19. 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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