Volvo S40 - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues

Not familiar with volvo but had a pontiac years ago that had a shift up/down light that was only to maximize fuel economy (standard transmission)

2006 Volvo S40 | Answered on Feb 22, 2019 | 270 views

You can find vacuum leaks with something smoking, such as a cigar or a sage bundle or a can of carb cleaner will sometimes help you locate the leak.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Feb 09, 2019 | 289 views


1 Make sure all doors are closed, as well as the hood. Make sure the tailgate or trunk is locked. Get into the car and lock all doors.

2 Insert the key and turn it from the insertion position (position I) to the "on" position (position II - not the "start" position) five times. In other words, all the dash lights come on, but the engine doesn't start. When you turn the key to ON the fifth time, leave it there. You have 10 seconds to perform this whole step.

3 Hold down each remote button for a second or two, so the car identifies those buttons as the ones to respond to. If you want multiple remotes to work for that car, you'll need to hit the buttons on each of them in rapid succession (all within 5 seconds) as well. You can program up to three remotes per car.

4 Get new batteries if the above doesn't work, and try it again. If you already have new batteries in the remote, then proceed to the next step.

5 Press and hold down the odometer reset button.

6 Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.

7 Release the odometer button while the service reminder light (SRL) flashes. Don't wait until the flashing stops to release the odometer button. If you did that, you waited too long.

8 Turn the ignition off.

2000 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jan 14, 2019 | 36 views

You may have an old engine oil, why don't you have your car service and change oil and oil filter as well. Then if the problem still appears, then that's the time to start tracing where the problem really starts.

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018 | 39 views

Here's the link and I'm sure you will get the solution of the problem

2001 Volvo S40 | Answered on Dec 26, 2018 | 35 views

try u tube

2001 Volvo S40 | Answered on Nov 13, 2018 | 25 views

Do you have anymore information. If so please forward everything you have regarding this problem. If the car is starting, running but not accelerating there may be a problem with the accelerator pedal position sensor or related circuit. Usually the engine light will turn on because the EMC identified a fault and a code or codes will be stored. If the engine light is on or flashing please have the codes read. Any questions please write back. Good Luck.

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Oct 31, 2018 | 24 views

The easy and cheapest fix is to get a new key cut and tape the head of the original key in close proximity to the halo ring sensor.

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Oct 24, 2018 | 28 views

Call your Volvo dealer with the VIN number. They can give you the code and advise if you can reset it yourself or if you will have to take it in.

2000 Volvo S40 | Answered on Sep 18, 2018 | 1,356 views

Sounds like you got motor oil in your coolant. What does the motor oil look like on the dipstick? If it's the same milky, muddy color and thick, you need to have some major work done. Either a head gasket or cracked head or block.
If the motor oil looks OK, you need to drain, flush/clean, and refill your cooling system with fresh coolant. I would strongly recommend having an experienced mechanic check it out for you.

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Jul 04, 2018 | 49 views

Have you replaced the filter and fluid every two years or 24K miles? Try fresh filter and fluid as a cheap possible fix.

2001 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jun 27, 2018 | 62 views

I recently tried the DIY service and repair manuals from a website and it actually helped me repair transmission problem in my jcb 3cx site-master. it wont move forward or reverse, engine is good both solenoids for forward and reverse work.
I don't have much technical knowledge but I just followed it step-wise, and works perfect! got it from
All the best

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Mar 22, 2018 | 34 views

Just here and there , you hear a "click" while a.c is on... Ok, turn the a.c off , see if the "click" disappear's ??.if so... I,m guessing it's the a.c compressor clutch kicking in and out of the system as it is required to do. turn the a.c off , if not , you need someone in person to search out the "click" , past that ... turn the music back up and cruz !! , lol... good luck !!!!

2006 Volvo S40 | Answered on Feb 26, 2018 | 78 views

Blue smoke is often the result of bad rings on the pistons. Engine rebuild time. It is possible that the turbo is leaking oil into your engine.

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Feb 19, 2018 | 67 views

take it to a power steering specialist shop and have them check the drive belt first and the the power steering for failure

Volvo S40 Cars &... | Answered on Feb 16, 2018 | 62 views

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