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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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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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Volvo Suspension and Comfort Ride

Volvo Suspension and Comfort Ride

We'll cover the suspension systems through the years, how they have changed, what problems occur and how to remedy those problems. Like all vehicles nowadays, the suspension has changed through the years and Volvo is no different. In this article, we will go over the...

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First Gen Volvo C70 Window and Door Service

First Gen Volvo C70 Window and Door Service

The purpose of this article is to educate you about problems and repair procedures on early Volvo C70 (1998-2004) windows and doors, which can be more challenging and complex than most other Volvo models.

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