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If you are getting a check engine light check the codes. I would think either you have a faulty throttle body or the oil trap is plugged up.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Aug 27, 2017


Yeah, the Volvo dealer that you are dealing with is the proverbial POS - if possible cancel the deal, get your dinero back and get the car from an outfit that can properly service the vehicle.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Jul 17, 2017


Check fuel pump and etc

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016


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2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014


If the fuse is OK it is probably Central Electronic Module. There are some relays in it that switch high-current deviced as headlights. The relays sometimes are dead after years of work. It is possible to replace only the relays (about 1 euro) instead of whole module (a few hundred euros at the dealer).

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014


sender unit in your fuel tank has failed .change it.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Dec 12, 2013


well all i can say is he is not much of a mechanic for not fixing it for you so i suggest you find a better one ,sorry to sound so hard but ?? Their is always a way around any problem if going back to basics to know the problem ,no power ? then re run a new cable from the switch ,easy or am i being over simplistic here.What would have happened if i hadnt got the lorries to run and be on the road when the drivers start work at 07.00 in the morning .i would have been out of work ,fired ,sacked or whatever you want to call it

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Dec 16, 2012


turn the lights off at the headlamp switch, hold the high beam flash stalk on and turn the light switch all the way on and then all the way off again. This toggles the DRL on my 2004 V40.

cannot remember if you have to have the ignition on (engine not running) or engine off.

give it a fiddle and see what happens.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Jun 27, 2012


1. Check the flow of the expansion valve valve in the evaporator case. You achieve this test without tools. Simply feel the difference in temperature of the two lines. The incoming line should be palpably cold while the out going line should feel substantially warmer. The valve is a brass unit with an heavy duty (or brass line) attached to allow freon into the evaporator core at a rate such that sufficient freon (134a) flows into the evaporator but not so much that it floods the core. The problem may be either an overcharged system or a faulty expansion valve. An unlikely cause is that the evaporator core is getting too cold and freezing the moist warm air passing over the evaporator core and literally turning it into a chuck of solid ice.

2. Many systems are purposely designed to operate intermittently in order to conserve fuel. An excellent test of the system's performance is simple and requires a warm day and a basic stick thermometer. Back in the days of R-12 refrigerant used into the late 1980's and sometimes very early 1990's, automotive air conditioning systems could produce vent air temperatures as low as 33F. These vent temperature could easily create ice formations on the inside and outside of the windshield at the defroster vents With today's focus on energy efficiency, green house gases and global warming, all manufacturers are required to use 134a or an equivalent that will not bond with carbon dioxide to ehance the greenhouse gas effect. The 134a filled systems can create a maximum temperature difference between ambient outside temperature and vent temperature of about 40 degrees F. If it's 90F outside, a well charged system will produce a vent temperature of about 50F.

With 134a, which is used in the Volvo along with a rotary or eccentric compressor, you will get intermittent operation due to a low-side pressure switch which protects the compresssor from operating with insufficient incoming oil-laden freon. Ok. Now I'm geting too technical. If you can achieve a 30-40 degree fahrenheit temperature difference at the center vents on the dash, you are doing just fine.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011


did you use a OBD-II scanner to erase codes!! this method is prefered. if you do not have one, auto-zone will erase the light for free. good-day !

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011


The sound may not necessarily but buyers off but they may also bargain for the price as they may fear cost of fixing the rattling sound.
Check first if this happens when the car is in gear or when moving. If it is it could be the transmission. It may be the transfer case but always try to change transmission fluid first to see if it helps.
Check also if this occurs when the aircon is turned on. It may just be the AC compressor. It may be the belt or the actual compressor itself.
On the engine if the sound occurs when the AC is on or not or if the car is at stand still it may be the VVT solenoid on top of the valve cover. Normally a change of oil would help but the solenoid may be failing. If you can get a scanner to see if there are errors stored in the computer that would help out. If the check engine light has not yet lit up it may not be a serious problem now. Unfortunately you get to see how big the problem is when you get to open the engine top.

2002 Volvo V40... | Answered on Apr 25, 2011

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