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Volvo S80



  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    You are looking at the worst consequence right now, vibration.
    The mount exists to quell vibrations,plain and simple.
    Since it is a part that does normally wear out, warranty doesn't cover it.
    If you haven't bought the car yet, I'd have the dealership look into replacing it.
  • bill_lbill_l Posts: 38
    Thanks. Unfortunately I've paid the deposit since the dealer told me that the vibration is normal though I doubted it. But I can not believe the mount wears out that fast, it has only 35K miles, and can not believe the warranty won't cover it. Wish the dealer could help me. Any other suggestions?

    Really appreciate!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Some vibration is normal.
    But not enough to be apparent through the steering wheel.
    Are you buying the car from a Volvo dealer?
  • bill_lbill_l Posts: 38
    Honestly I can feel the whole car is shaking, though not sounds that terrible, it's really not a normal vibration. I'm buy from an auto group that service VW, Volve and others. The S80 is at VW.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Peronslly, I would just bag the car, get my deposit back and move on.
    Go find one at a Volvo dealer that is a CPO car.
    It may cost you a little more, but you will have a Volvo warranty and some piece of mind.
  • bill_lbill_l Posts: 38
    Thanks a lot for your suggestion and I'll think about it. The car is Volve certified and has a Volve extended 4yrs/100k miles warranty. I've called the sales dealer to ask them to check and replace engine mounts. He said he will do it. I'll check with him again this afternoon and will cancel the deal if they won't fix the problem. By the way, are you thinking the problem won't be fixed thoroughly and will happen again shortly?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    If the S80 is at the VW dealer, then it isn't Volvo Certified.
    It has to be sold at the Volvo dealer.
  • billodbillod Posts: 31
    Thanks for the reply. I've been away for a while so I just got your msg. The brakes are mushy all the time. The pads look good and the fluid is all the way up to the top. The pedal travel is 2 inches until engagement of the rotor (is felt). What is a brake booster? Is it a secondary master cylinder? I just have not heard of a brake booster before. Please advise at your convenience. Thanks.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    the brake booster is the cylinder that the fluid resivor is attached to.
  • bill_lbill_l Posts: 38
    Since the dealor is a group of VW and Volve and others, the S80 is Volve certified. I stopped by this afternoon and found the problem had been fixed by Volve servicemen. They changed the lower mount and the car is now silksmooth. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!! :D
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,098
    Have the fluid changed out completely.

    This was a service I had to have done every 30k miles on my S70 or the brakes would go soft.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
    #1063 of 2077 How to turn off Service Reminder light ? by n0v8or Oct 10, 2002 (1:32 pm)
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    The trip meter has 2 modes, T-1 and T-2. You will see a little tiny T-1 or T-2 in the display. To change between modes, press and release the reset button. According to a post on Brickboard, the trip meter must be in T-1 to reset the service reminder.

    Also, for 2002 models, the procedure is slightly different: Turn the key to position I.
    Press and HOLD the trip reset button while watching the trip display. When the miles reset to zero, turn the key to position II while holding the trip reset. Continue holding and watch the trip display. When the original mileage display returns, release the trip reset. Turn the key off, then back on and start engine. Service reminder should now be reset
  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
    I recently purchased a 2001 S80 with 125K miles. The dealer had not record indicating a timing belt replacement. There are no indication beneath the hood.
    How can I verify if the car need a new timing belt replacement?
  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
    I have a fault message on my S80: POSITION LIGHT BULB FAILURE. Does anyone know what caused this indication and how to correct the problem.
    I checked all the car bulbs and found none defective
  • I do not think that there is any other way but open the cover and visually inspect it. It is not such a big deal. Any indy mechanic can do it in less than an hour. Ask about it, when you do the next 127.5K maintenance.
  • There are TWO position bulbs on each side. Most likely, just one of them is bad.
  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
    I have a 2001 volvo S80. The gas door stays open all the time even if the driver door is lock. I checked the actuator by connecting it to 12 volt dc source and it work fine.
    There seem to be a relay that's responsible for the actuator not to engage.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
    this happened to my 2001 S80 a couple of times. the solution was the throttle body software NEEDED to be updated..The update is free because it was a Volvo recall.
  • david3299david3299 Posts: 13
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    First, please don't shout.
    Second, the transmission indicator in the instrument display will show a W instead of D.
    Also, the car feels gutless when accelerating from a standstill.
  • itawesitawes Posts: 13
    Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket blade that fits. The Volvo dealer charges over $50 for a replacement set and they don't last very long. If not, is there a way to replace the rubber only?
  • Every auto parts store carry 2-3 aftermarket brands, however, last time I've checked, even the cheapest one will be around $25-30. The blades are pretty long, and the driver's one is longer than the passenger's
  • I get mine from IPD in Portland OR. 800-444-6473 or Volvo part number 30753270. I had to send them a picture to get the right part first.

    I don't remember the cost.

    Good luck! rld.
  • itawesitawes Posts: 13
    Was that for a 2005 S80? I called several auto parts stores and emailed some internet sites, but they all said the 2005 has different blades that are only available from the dealer.
  • Yes, an '05 model. Mine is a late '04 but has the newer blades which caused some confusion at first. Call IPD with the part number I gave you, and check the price. I don't remember it.

  • Here is on from Trico -=300#apptop

    And really, just Google "windshield wiper blades" and you get more results that you ever need.
  • itawesitawes Posts: 13
    Thanks for the info and part number. I called IPD and gave them the part number. You can't do a search on their website by part number but they are revamping their site and should be ready in about a month. The person who answered described the blade with that part number you gave me. Fits the description. They might put a picture on the new website.
  • itawesitawes Posts: 13
    2005 S80 T6 with 15,000 miles. Took it into the dealer three times within the last 2 months for the check engine light. They have still not been able to solve the problem. They are able to clear the light but it is back on again after a couple days of driving. Same dealer who took over a week to solve a power steering problem. There is only one dealer on Oahu so no alternatives other than pay a private mechanic. The car is still under warranty. Anyone else having this peristent problem. I did a search on check engine light and didn't find one that fit this situation.
  • olddkpolddkp Posts: 1
    My Wife had a coffee cup stuck under passenger seat it broke the cable for the inner motor,I know the car has (sips) air bags in the side of the when i disconnect the battery to remove the seat is there anything else i should be concerned about? Radio Etc..? thanks! my 1st post here.
  • elviaelvia Posts: 6
    S60 also dies suddenly in middle of drive, did the throttle body software update do the trick? Anyone have this happen on an S60?
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