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  1. If you purchased them from Volvo then you got the...

    If you purchased them from Volvo then you got the best quality. An OE or OEM part (that does not have "Volvo" stamped on the part) from an aftermarket source may not be the same. Even if is from the...
  2. Worn control arm bushings will cause the car to...

    Worn control arm bushings will cause the car to pull when accelerating and drift the other way when decelerating (when they get really bad).

    What brand of control arms did you use?

    I've had to...
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    You can purchase the oem (sachs) strut cushion...

    You can purchase the oem (sachs) strut cushion online for about $20. I used to charge 1.75 hours each to replace. So retail was was about $250 each (at $90 hour) - granted that was two years ago -...
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    I agree, that's a picture of two broken spring...

    I agree, that's a picture of two broken spring seats. I bet those are really noisy! One is really high (the gap) and the other is off center! If it were me (recommending repairs to a customer, as...
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    In my part of the country Interstate battery...

    In my part of the country Interstate battery sells batteries to the local dealers (they put volvo stickers on in the parking lot during delivery) then sell the same batteries with interstate stickers...
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    What's wrong with them? Do they not dampen the...

    What's wrong with them? Do they not dampen the motion of the car? Does one side bounce much more after going over a bump? Volvo struts and shocks can last the life of the car.

    If they are noisy...
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    Spring seat or strut cushion - My shop has...

    Spring seat or strut cushion - My shop has replaced hundreds of spring seats (maybe per year in the early years), beginning with the 1992 850 (same part # was used on 850, s70, s80, s60, xc/v70 until...
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    Sorry, Ive not replaced a 08+ Ddm so i cant...

    Sorry, Ive not replaced a 08+ Ddm so i cant answer that, and don't have access to Vida for a few days to research it.

    Unknown on the programming, but generally if a Volvo module needs programming...
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    No - 3/176 is the switch assembly, not the DDM....

    No - 3/176 is the switch assembly, not the DDM. You can throw a lot of parts at cars, that just tends to get you more frustrated when they don't fix your problem (and they are not returnable)

    If...
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    Do you have a wiring diagram? Here is one that...

    Do you have a wiring diagram? Here is one that shows the drivers mirror, switch and control module. On the diagram the mirror is 6/62, window switch is 3/176 and DDM is 3/126. The little square wave...
  11. Thread: Trailering...

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    If it still works after 17 years.

    If it still works after 17 years.
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    Check ebay - a legal win7 pro on a disc can be...

    Check ebay - a legal win7 pro on a disc can be had for less than $20, allegedly.
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    No. I tell customers that the engine in the...

    No.

    I tell customers that the engine in the tow vehicle should be bigger than the one in the boat. (that was before Yahama jet boats with their 1.x liter supercharged motors)

    Is your 3300 lb...
  14. Ok - You want to purchase a Volvo with 230k miles...

    Ok - You want to purchase a Volvo with 230k miles on it, and you are hoping that it will be a reliable vehicle to put your 3 children in for the next 5-10 years.

    1. Major systems failures - yes, ...
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    The heater wires (in the sensor harness) are the...

    The heater wires (in the sensor harness) are the same color - google shows 2 white wires for the heater, and a black and grey wire for a 4 wire bosch sensor. So in that case the two white wires...
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    Tire rack.com has that information - (original...

    Tire rack.com has that information - (original equipment tire, and specs)
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    It's #4 in the b fusebox (under the hood in...

    It's #4 in the b fusebox (under the hood in front of the driver)
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    That code is for the O2 sensor heater, not the...

    That code is for the O2 sensor heater, not the signal from the o2 sensor. There is a resistance heater in all modern o2 sensors that speed the warmup of the sensor. O2 sensors don't send a correct...
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    It can be done, the door panel gets damaged in...

    It can be done, the door panel gets damaged in the process - but on a 2008+ all that is visible after that is the inner handle/cable. Check the pictures in VIDA, all the door insides are attached to...
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    Alternators can fail in many ways other than just...

    Alternators can fail in many ways other than just the voltage regulator/brushbox.

    I'd say you need a new alternator - or someone that can fix yours. (as long as you installed the regulator...
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    I tried that 4 or 5 times to save a customer the...

    I tried that 4 or 5 times to save a customer the cost of a new window regulator - EVERY ONE came back, and they were pissed that their window was broken again. They were even more pissed when they...
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    The direct stream with the tiny tube. ...

    The direct stream with the tiny tube.

    Traditionally, if you used a spray (usually carb cleaner) to detect vacuum leaks, the vacuum leak when sprayed would cause a change in the idle speed....
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    If the door wont open from either the inside or...

    If the door wont open from either the inside or the outside -

    You might be able to get to the lock/latch mechanism after you get the outside door handle off. The first step to remove/replace...
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    The Factory speakers are a unique shape and...

    The Factory speakers are a unique shape and mounting hole spacing - they are not a standard size like a generic 4 inch, a 4x6, etc.

    So - your generic speaker will not fit in the hole the Volvo...
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    Have seen that many times, and new sensors can...

    Have seen that many times, and new sensors can solve a variety of check engine light or poor performance problems. But many times the cars are so old by the time they fail the customers can't afford...
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