Noting was done to fix compression loss, engine has a small vibration Ã idle and does not seem to have a power loss. Replaced rust-rotted hangers with heavier galvanized rod. Apparently problem is faulty fuel pump. I'm sure it's fine as long as all the damage was repaired. Also replaced radiator hoses and heater hoses. Took accessory belt with it. It might possibly do the same thing going uphill on gravel but I've never noticed it.
It cost me 80 or 90 bucks but their over-priced approval let me know I was making a good buy. The car started right up. If a good shop did the work it should be no problem. Faults: Transmission stuck in third gear. The dealer disassembled the throttle body module and connectors, cleaned and greased them, put them back together. The test suggested by Allen is a good idea if you want to know for sure what's going on. Front motor mounts lower right side can fail, but replacement need not be difficult or expensive.
Replaced the Fuel Pressure Sensor - it seems to have fixed the problem. The passengers rear window up function cannot be controlled by the driver's window controls. If you want all wheel drive, avoid the pre-2002 cars. They are just too expensive to fix. Upon failure, fills passenger compartment with strong fuel odor. Fuel pressure sensor gauge was replaced, all seems ok now.
To test the viscous coupling, jack up one of the rear wheels. Overall not bad life 13 years and a bit considering a life in the salt air of a seaside existence. Car was hard to start for a few days, then problem progressed to include very rough idle, check engine light came on, problem escalated to loss of power when attempting to accelerate, running roughly as if engine was flooded, miss-firing and stalling in traffic. Replaced all as a preventative measure including belt. Got to shop, diagnosed the warning light on computer. We regret having bought the car.
It wasn't something that was critical so I skipped it. Tech found that the weld holding the exhaust tip onto the rest of the exhaust had come undone. The upper engine mount a rubber doughnut can break down and cause vibration; a permanent fix is an aftermarket polyurethane part, but this material is harder and may result in more vibration inside the car than the factory part. The viscous coupler blew out its bearings. Did whole valve job on head.
Replaced upper engine strut bar mount bushings. Why mild-steel on a stainless pipe? Dealer didn't have part in stock and needed to order it; returned next day for completion. Tank required complete drain, and new fuel pump. General Comments: It has always been our dream to own a volvo, My wife and I finally get the chance to purchase one and it turns out volvos, are not the car we all thought they were. Nearly 5 months after the replacing the vacuum seal kit I am pleasantly surprised by how much the fuel economy has improved, especially highway driving.
. You may be lucky with the evaporator and it just has a small leak somewhere else in the system, or it may end up needing to be replaced in a few years as it gets worse. Thankfully the Volvo service folks advised me to dump the car, as all of this model had problems with more to come. For the first check for oil leaking from the rear of the car and for the second pull the dipstick when the engine is warm and see if there's any smoke. Diagnosed as failing pulley tensioner and water pump. Turbo inter cooler pipe changed.
Common things that I know of are the rear oil seal leak and positive crank case pressure. Get that engine light checked out and find out what the problem is there; once you get everything back up to snuff, sounds like you've got a great car on your hands. Unable to diagnose, the car was returned to me and I was referred to the dealer. The next day, sometimes the light was out and sometimes the light was still illuminated. With the last 3rd coil failure, I asked my mechanic to replace the remaining 2 coils also, so that I don't have to pay labor charges each time. Possible source of the problem: open circuit in signal cable or ground lead, contact resistance and oxidation in the terminals, short - circuit to supply voltage in the signal cable, open-circuit in the signal cable, or damaged fuel pressure sensor.