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Volvo TechTips offers technical repair knowledge for independent technicians on how to repair Volvo vehicles correctly and efficiently. Sponsored and brought to you by the parts department at your local wholesale dealer, Volvo TechTips features highly technical and specific diagnostic and repair information on a variety of vehicle systems – in an effort to support your every day and overall business success.

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P1 Volvo Oil Separator (Oil Filter Housing) Replacement

P1 Volvo Oil Separator (Oil Filter Housing) Replacement

Driving with the oil filter housing plugged causes the engine to break down oil seals. When this happens, the cam seal, rear main seal and valve cover can all start to leak. How will you know when to replace an oil filter separator or oil filter housing on a Volvo?...

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Volvo Steering Column Lock (SCL)

Volvo Steering Column Lock (SCL)

The steering column lock probably won’t be a problem until it is. The steering column lock locks the steering wheel in place when the vehicle has been shut off and the key or fob is removed. Different from the conventional key and tumbler, the steering column lock is...

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Volvo Fuel Injectors

Volvo Fuel Injectors

Volvo has been using fuel injection on their cars as long as we can remember. The designs have changed over the years, but the basic idea has remained the same. History Volvo first used fuel injection on the P1800 series cars in 1970. Volvo used a Bosch-designed...

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Volvo MIL Codes and Faults

Volvo MIL Codes and Faults

Codes or No Codes: That is the question. Here's how to deal with MIL codes and faults. In this article, we will go over MIL codes and faults and how to deal with them. We will also go over Volvo no-code diagnosis, and how to approach vehicles that come into your shop...

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Four Common High Mileage Repairs

Four Common High Mileage Repairs

Different terrain, temperatures, and road conditions affect vehicles differently. Here are some common problems found in high mileage Volvo vehicles. Like all cars, as Volvos get older and start to clock a lot of miles on the odometer, some common problems can start...

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Understanding Volvo Start/Stop Systems and How They Work

Understanding Volvo Start/Stop Systems and How They Work

The automatic start and stop systems will be part of the way car makers are meeting the tighter emission standards for the foreseeable future. Whether you like the Start/Stop feature or not, you should get to know these systems because the automatic start and stop...

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Volvo 2.0L Timing Belt Replacement

Volvo 2.0L Timing Belt Replacement

There is not a lot of aftermarket information out there yet about the procedure of replacing this timing belt. With VIDA, you can get complete, step-by-step instructions. Independent shops that work on Volvos are working on more and more newer Volvos that are equipped...

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How the Volvo EVAP System Works and Diagnosing Problems

How the Volvo EVAP System Works and Diagnosing Problems

The EVAP System in different Volvo models, how it works and how to diagnose the system when a Check Engine light is present. The EVAP system (EVAPorative emission system) is an emission system that prevents hydrocarbons from entering the atmosphere. Fuel vapors are...

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Replacing the Blower Motor on a 2015 Volvo XC60

Replacing the Blower Motor on a 2015 Volvo XC60

With the right tools and the right instructions, it just becomes time consuming. Remember the old 240s when you had to take half the dash apart to replace the blower motor? Well this job isn't quite the same, but the dash still has to come out. Let's look at one...

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