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#178 of 198 2003 Volvo V40 Brake issue
Sep 16, 2006 (2:16 pm)
I just bought a preowned Volvo V40 and the brakes feel funny to me, almost as if the pads are down to nothing and scraping the rotors. No gravelly grinding, but like a low rumble and possible ever-so-slight metal to metal contact.
So, I took it to a brake place and they said the brakes were in good shape and everything else looked fine--nothing weird looking.
They said it could be an ABS issue.
Before I get jacked at the dealership I thought I would post this. Any ideas?
#179 of 198 Re: Not a happy camper [alexh]
Sep 22, 2006 (1:22 pm)
I know it has been a while but did you ever figure out what the issue was with your car not starting? We bought our 2001 V40 station wagon 7 months ago and have had it in the shop 5 or 6 times since for the same kind of issue. They have done extensisve diagostic testing and still cannot figure out what the problem is. Its like a guess and check game now. Every time they replace or fix something the car is fine for a month and then it won't start again. They think it has something to do with the immobilizer now but I was just wondering if I could learn from your experience.
#180 of 198 ASSEMBLED IN GUAM??
Sep 26, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I am checking out a 2000 V70 XC SE and CARFAX shows the point of origin as NICB and then shipped from Guam to a US dealer! VIN. # is YV1LZ569Y2735841.
Any clues on its place of assembly?
#181 of 198 Volvo V40 rear bumper
Nov 29, 2006 (5:23 pm)
Hi there, Our V40 was badly rear ended and the body work afterwards was done by a local body shop as there is no proper Volvo collision center within 400 km from us. The way the new rear bumper was installed looks a bit strange to me (there is a lot of ribbed black plastic showing">) but having no access to another V40 and no pre-accident photos I am not sure if the repair was done right or not. Would any of you V40 owners be willing to send us photos of the back with the hatch door open to compare? Many thanks in advance,
Konrad Leszczynski, Ontario Canada
Jun 01, 2007 (9:50 am)
I'm new to this forum so I might be in the wrong place so bear with me. Last year I bought a used 2001 S40 Turbo and I love it. I am a mechanic but I know little about Volvos. How can I get another 25 or 30 horse out of it without breaking the bank?
Jul 28, 2007 (8:03 am)
my 1996 V40 Lamba Sound Dash Lite comes on after a few miles, the car has new exhaust an cat, anyone got any ideas why, and where is the sensor located
#184 of 198 Re: regret buying my V40 [calvin7]
Sep 26, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Oh My. My 2002 V40 has almost ALL the same problems yours does! It's been very expensive to maintain. A friend of my wife's was interested in buying it but I didn't want to sell it to someone I knew - don't want that on my conscience! Whats up with the seat leather? I have an Accord 2 years older with leather seats that look great - the V40's are rippped at the seams. I have the funky brakes too. I'll never go back to Volvo. Poor quality and poor design - the radio - yes!
Oct 12, 2007 (3:10 pm)
I have a 92 240 with 79,000 orig miles. Automatic with a very clean interior and rust free exterior. Runs great. Needs shocks and a starter motor. I am interested in trades for a pv-544 or 122 amazon wagon in good condition and mechanically sound. If nothing what is the top price I could sell the car for with this low mileage?
#186 of 198 Advice on Motor Mount replacement for V40
Oct 19, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I have a Volvo V40 Wagon and i need my front motor mount replaced. The Volvo service place I service my car wants to charge me $280 for parts and labor. Does anyone know if this is a reasonable amount or what the cost to replace Volvo motor mounts typically is?
#187 of 198 2000 Volvo V40 headlight adjustment
Jun 28, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to adjust the headlight on my V40?
It has a Halogen lens with an aftermarket HID kit installed. The left light is considerably lower than the right lens.
Thanks for any help.