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how can i bypass the immobilizer

I lost the key to my car but luckly I have a spare,one problem I never had the key programed to the immobilizer. I just had the cylinder head replace now that it's ready I cant start it and don't have the money to get it towed to the dealer and have to pay them to program it

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i have a volvo s40 madel 2008 the chip is broken but key is ok now my question is can i bay pas the engine to start the car?

Posted on Jun 30, 2017

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engine oil dipstick shows water and rust mixed in with oil

98 s70 at 115,000 miles, all syn oil from day one, fully serviced thru life of vehicle. Where is water and rust coming from? Last Oil change and filter at 111,000 showed no signs of this condition.

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Everyone always jumps to head gaskets. There are plenty of MINOR things that can be looked at first.
The Volvo 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Inline 5 Cylinder dipstick tube is known to develop a large amount of condensationin winter months and stop and go driving. What you see on your dip stick is possibly just condensation. Take off your oil cap and look under the cap and inside the valve cover. Is there any thick foamy oatmeal like substance or noticeable amounts of water? If your oil was saturated with coolant, you would be able to see it up there too. Check your coolant for oil. Volvo coolant is typically brown to orange, however make sure there is no sludge. Start the car with the cap off and keep an eye out for alot of bubbles. A large amount of bubbles is a sign of a bad head gasket. A couple here and there is just air in your cooling system.
Coolant, Transmission fluid, and Oil have several places they can mix. If you have a turbocharged Volvo, the seals in the turbo can go bad and cause a mix of oil and coolant. Your transmission cooler is also in your radiator, and if it cracks your transmission fluid and coolant can mix. I believe turbo models have an oil cooler built into the radiator as well.
Overall if your car sounds fine, you dont see oatmeal, your not using coolant and oil in excessive amounts, dont have white smoke, and your turbo isnt whining you probably just have condensation in your dip stick. If you are overly concerned you can send a sample of your oil to a lab and have it tested for traces of coolant. Headgaskets rarely fail on Volvo's, even the old ones....I have seen many that have gone to replace them have not found a failed gasket and end up finding a bad transmission cooler or a bad turbo.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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my 1999 volvo v70 ets light turns on, how can i

my 1999 volvo v70 ets light turns on, how can i fix it?

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The 99 volvos are notorious for having bad ETS (electronic throttle system). The 1999 was the first the throttle cable was eliminated and the throttle is controlled by wire. You need to replace the throttle control unit and you need to install a custom software that the Volvo VIDA system provides. You have to buy the software and and pay for the software install and the hour for the tech to install it and the replacement of the module.

At first they were making us clean the throttles and installing software but it was useless. They were going bat so much that they had to extend the warranty on them.

This is when ford bought volvo and things started going down hill.
If you love your car, get a 98. I got two.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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Replace Heater Core for Volvo S70 (1999)

Hi, My Volvo S70 heat & defrost is not working. When I fill the radiator with coolant it leaks on the floor of the driver side and if I turn on the heat or defrost the car runs hot. Can it be my heater core is bad? And how easy is it to replace? Thanks

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It is your heater core. I fixed mine for $144. Ordered the new part on Ebay and followed these instructions http://www.volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=9717 It was very simple, I'm a middle age grandmother! The hardest part was cleaning up all the antifreeze. You will need a shopvac, a small one is $20 at WalMart.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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code p0455 on volvo s70

code p0455 on volvo s70

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P0455 OBD-II - Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (no purge flow or large leak)

This indicates a fuel vapor leak or lack of purge flow in the EVAP control system. It means a large leak has been detected. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.

Symptoms: You likely won't notice any drivability problems.

Causes: A code p0455 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
A loose or improperly affixed gas cap
A non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand)
Other leak or damaged piece in EVAP system

Possible Solutions: With a p0455, the most common repair is to:
Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the codes, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back.
Otherwise, replace the gas cap, and/or
Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses (you may hear a vacuum noise or smell fuel), repair if necessary


Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

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diagram of timing belt on volvo s70

diagram of timing belt on volvo s70

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Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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my ets light has come on on my 1999 volvo c70

my ets light has come on on my 1999 volvo c70

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ets light is fro throttle unit fault you have dirty throttle plates or bad throttle unit /

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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how much does it cost to replace my volvo s70 1999 lifters?

how much does it cost to replace my volvo s70 1999 lifters?

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Well my Volvo s70 radiator was leaking, especially on cold days. They replaced the entire radiator. Than bulb burned out, clock misbehaving - had alternator and battery checked - turned out OK, I was told noise was caused by valve lifters. The whole repair took $734 that I took through <a href="http://ameriloansearch.com/cash-advance-loans/same-day-cash-advance-with-instant-approval.html">same day payday loans</a>. The problem disappeared after they changed oil and used an additive. Alternator bearing is now starting to make a noise. Both shop and I finally agreed we should wait until it gets much worse before spending the big money to fix it.

Posted on May 25, 2012

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valve cover gasket, how to

valve cover gasket, how to replace?

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how to remove valve cover on 08 chevy impala 3.5

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Volvo S70 air control valve

I am getting 3 different codes P1026 "Faulty Air control valve", P0506 " Faulty IAC valve" and P0455 "leak in the EVAP system" right now I am thinking the first 2 are related and maybe causing the third condition, is there a way to test the air controll valve before I replace it and where is it located? I have been unable to locate a repair manual for a 1999 volvo, so any help would be appericiated.

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where is the iac and the idle air control valve located on a volvo s70 1999

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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