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    Default Check Engine Light Troubleshooting

    Hello All,

    I recently acquired a Volvo 850s Turbo Wagon and would like to keep it in good running condition. With that said, I am concerned with the 'check engine' and 'service' lights that keep popping up. I stopped at AutoZone and ran an OBDII diagnostic that produced the following..

    P0440: EVAP problem
    P0113: O2 sensor, bank one, sensor one
    P0172: Fuel trim bank one condition

    All my knowledge on these faults has been aquired today from reading various threads and I would greatly appreciate any help I could get concerning a course of action.

    I was also concerned with the cars maintenance history, as I am not the original owner, and was curious as to what was standard protocal for transmission maintenance. The car has 156k miles and, according to the service log I found in the glove box, its last service inspection was at 130k miles.

    Thanks for any and all advice.

    Kevin

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    Kevin,
    You probably should focus on a forum that deals with 850's such as volvospeed http://www.volvospeed.com/vs_forum/

    Some general possibilities on your codes:

    P0440: an evaporative system problem, could be as simple as a gas cap not sealing tightly.
    P0113: O2 sensor, bank one, sensor one: you likely need the front O2 sensor replaced (not surprising at 130k miles)
    P0172: Fuel trim bank one condition: an evaporative emission control system problem; possibly a vacuum leak
    Bill
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    Bill,

    Thanks for the help. Any suggestions on how I would go about checking for a vacuum leak?

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