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  1. Start simple. Remove battery terminals, clean...

    Start simple. Remove battery terminals, clean posts, clean inside the terminals and then re-install both terminals to see if that is it.
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    First: The cans with a gauge don't seem to ever...

    First: The cans with a gauge don't seem to ever tell you that a/c pressures are to be checked with engine speed elevated so the compressor pumping capability is nearly 100% The low side pressure will...
  3. Thread: Start issue

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    Check the post behind the fusebox in engine bay....

    Check the post behind the fusebox in engine bay. The starter feed comes from battery and junctions there. when you use jumper cables you are still using that stud and to cables secured by the nut.
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    How long until this happens after pushing button...

    How long until this happens after pushing button on dash? On mine I had this happen but it was when I hit button, dug around in my computer bag looking for sunglasses and then started pumping. There...
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    If it has a wheel speed sensor code the traction...

    If it has a wheel speed sensor code the traction control function of ABS could be engaging at odd times The nooise from that may be what you are hearing. The wheel speed being irregular will make...
  6. I had an XC70 of similar year but it was 3.2...

    I had an XC70 of similar year but it was 3.2 gasoline 6 cylinder engine. I traversed similar spots with it and the ABS based traction system hardly allowed any wheel spin.

    You don't mention any...
  7. The driver's side ATS is just for some...

    The driver's side ATS is just for some diagnostics that are not performed outside certain temp ranges. For example tank leakage diagnostics get wonky when it is above 110F. The driver's is not on the...
  8. Dallas is next to Ft Worth. Ft Worth is in...

    Dallas is next to Ft Worth. Ft Worth is in Texas. Dallas not so much.
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    Oil consumption is plaguing Subaru, chevy, VW,...

    Oil consumption is plaguing Subaru, chevy, VW, Audi, and a bunch of them. The methods used to reduce fuel consumption and emissions includes low friction pistons with very short and narrow skirts and...
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    Apparently there is some desire for this type...

    Apparently there is some desire for this type vehicle. Honda has Crosstour, Acura has the whatchamacallit, and BMW has high ride height hatchbacks in 3 flavors.
  11. I doubt it is the alternator. They rarely fail...

    I doubt it is the alternator. They rarely fail and on that engine there is no side load.
    The alternator has a one way clutch built into pulley that could be noisy.
    The gearbox that drives the...
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    I would hope this has been eliminated but if you...

    I would hope this has been eliminated but if you have the servotronic steering with the steering rack with an electrical connector on the valve housing (where shaft from steering wheel attaches) then...
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    I think that may also mean it was a lease car in...

    I think that may also mean it was a lease car in some states.
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    Sticky: I agree with no flush. I certainly do not agree...

    I agree with no flush. I certainly do not agree with not doing a drain and fill. You'll get a bit less than 4 quarts out and 4 new quarts will keep the additive levels up and the sediment will comes...
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    Poll: Low tension narrow piston rings are the norm in...

    Low tension narrow piston rings are the norm in engines now due to the reduced friction. Since the tension is less grungy oil deposits can stick the rings in ring grooves. Several makes are seeing...
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    The pump has engine oil lubrication and if the...

    The pump has engine oil lubrication and if the cover is not sealed it will leak that oil. The cover has to be flat and bolts tightened but not overtightened or it will distort and leak.

    Everyone...
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    My suspicion would be the gas cylinder has failed...

    My suspicion would be the gas cylinder has failed and the hydraulic pump operated cylinder on the other side has difficulty doing the whole job.
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    It is likely totalled, but if not, that is a...

    It is likely totalled, but if not, that is a totally reparable damage.

    Airbags go off when you would be going towards them. Those impacts look to be outside the roughly 15 degree either side of...
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    Did the shop pull the TCM out of the box to see...

    Did the shop pull the TCM out of the box to see if it had reverse when no solenoids could be active?

    The TCM can block reverse engagement if a speed signal above 3 or so MPH is seen by TCM.

    I'd...
  20. On the reservoir on RH inner fender are two...

    On the reservoir on RH inner fender are two hoses. The larger goes to pump and the smaller comes back from steering gear.
    take off smaller one and stick the end inside a section of hose. Old 5/8...
  21. 3WAMMWA4 is the Chassis Code. This is per Volvo...

    3WAMMWA4 is the Chassis Code. This is per Volvo and how the parts catalog/VIDA will reference it.

    Chassis number is the last 6 of the full VIN is what Volvo uses for Chassis Number if they...
  22. Thread: 05 xc 90 v8

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    60 degree configuration is owed to the original...

    60 degree configuration is owed to the original engine and all the expensive tooling being for the original SHO V6 where 60 degrees is the ideal bank offset. There are some significant differences...
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    Yes, if you lay a UEM with auto dim next to one...

    Yes, if you lay a UEM with auto dim next to one without you can see a faint yellow tint.
    Volvo added the feature to outside mirrors recently and I drove one with that and noticed the yellow tint...
  24. Is it from under the flip up center console...

    Is it from under the flip up center console cover?

    Is there a part number on that label?
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    The fuel is injected and the byproducts of...

    The fuel is injected and the byproducts of combustion are wiped off cylinder walls as pistons travel up and then the rings effectively squeegee the byproducts off on the next downward stroke. The EGR...
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