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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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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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Charging System with Battery Monitoring System for Volvo

Charging System with Battery Monitoring System for Volvo

Using VIDA, we can limit time spent on diagnosing a Battery Monitoring Sensor (BMS) and ensure the vehicle is repaired correctly. Although charging systems seem pretty straightforward these days, these systems can become very technical and sometimes hard to diagnose....

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The Case for Using Volvo-Specified Engine Oil

The Case for Using Volvo-Specified Engine Oil

Regular oil and filter changes are a way of life for any vehicle. The life of a Volvo engine depends on this simple routine service. But is it really so simple? Castrol SAE 0W-20 Well sure. You just use a genuine Volvo oil filter and engine oil meeting API service...

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RepairLink(SM) Shop and CollisionLink® Shop

RepairLink(SM) Shop and CollisionLink® Shop

These programs represent the fastest, most accurate ways to source Volvo mechanical and collision repair parts.If you’ve ever received an incorrect automobile repair part, you weren’t using RepairLinkSM Shop or CollisionLink® Shop. But you could. They’re both free!...

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Replacing Volvo Water Pumps

Replacing Volvo Water Pumps

The water pump is a vital part of the coolant system and should be checked frequently during services. Coolant system diagnosis and repair can sometimes be a problem. A coolant leak can sometimes take time to find. The vehicle could leak when it's cold, or maybe you...

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A Look Inside Volvo Turbo Technology

A Look Inside Volvo Turbo Technology

A Little History Volvo turbo The exhaust-driven turbocharger was invented back in 1905 by Swiss engineer Dr. Alfred Büchi in Germany. And the first mass produced turbocharged car engine was used in the Oldsmobile turbo Jetfire in 1962. This turbocharger was fitted to...

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