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Buzz, rattle, ping, squeak, snap, crackle, pop! Customers come into your shop every day making sound effects to try to imitate and explain the noise that their Volvo is currently making.
We all know that Volvo’s mantra has always been safety; that’s why Volvo has always been on the cutting edge of brake system technology, even in the early years.
The Volvo automatic transmission has evolved through the years to provide a much smoother shift, a longer life, and a better ride.
This article will be about the care and feeding of the legendary
Volvo 240 series cars.
Today’s Volvo’s ABS (Antilock Braking System) works in concert with Traction Control to make driving safer than ever before.
This series of articles will cover
how to troubleshoot, diagnose
and repair common suspension noises on Volvo vehicles.
Starting a Volvo involves a mechanical lock and an electrical switch, and each can develop issues after years of service. You must diagnose and service them separately.
Though you may rarely perform this job in your shop, it’s important that you understand how to check and adjust valve clearances. This knowledge will save you and your customers a lot of wasted time and money.
In the late 1990s the Volvo 850 arrived with manual MCC and ECC electronic climate control systems.