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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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Understanding Volvo Networks and Wiring

Understanding Volvo Networks and Wiring

Vehicle computer communications and wiring systems have grown more complex. Understanding these systems may help you in your next wiring diagnosis. Through the years, Volvo vehicles have changed not only in appearance and capabilities but also with the vehicles'...

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Volvo 5 Cylinder Engine Valve Cover Sealing

Volvo 5 Cylinder Engine Valve Cover Sealing

The Volvo 5 cylinder engine has been the workhorse engine for many years, starting in 1993 with the 850 model in the U.S. The 850 went away in 1997 with the introduction of the S70 and V70 in 1998 and the XC70 in 1999.

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Replacing Alternator on a Volvo XC90 V-8

Replacing Alternator on a Volvo XC90 V-8

Alternators have been charging vehicle batteries for many years, and charging systems have changed through the years as well. We will talk about one specific model, the Volvo XC90 V-8 engine type.

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