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Volvo S80, Engine
#25 of 44 head light (bulb) problem
Jan 31, 2003 (5:48 pm)
I am nearing the end of the 3 year lease on my 2000 S80. To date, it has been a very reliable car and I am think about buying it at lease termination. My only concerns is that it goes through light bulbs (specifically front headlights). In two and half years, I must have gone through 6 or 8 bulbs. Yeah, I've heard the DRL line ... however, never had that occur in my other DRL equipped cars.
Question: should I be concerned with the electrical system of the car and NOT purchase an otherwise reliable car? Or do the light bulbs have that low of a lifespan. I have about 30,000 miles on the car.
#27 of 44 Engine Tapping Noise
Feb 06, 2003 (2:34 pm)
I just took my 99 S80T in for a tapping noise in the engine which I assumed was maybe valves. The dealer said it was the seals in the pick-up tubes that were bad and restricting the flow of oil to the engine. So, they were replaced and when I went to pick-up the car, the same tapping noice was there. Service tech took the car back to the mechanic and 15 minutes later came back with my car and said it was the injectors making the noise. So, 1) can injectors make a tapping noise, if so should I do anything about it and 2) did they fix something that maybe did not need to get fixed?
Feb 07, 2003 (5:44 pm)
The Brake light in my 2000 V40 comes on when the car gets cold, then goes off after it warms up such as spending the night in the garage. Next cold morning, it comes back on after driving a few miles. Warms up during the day, light goes back off. Fluid reservoir is full, brakes work fine. Any ideas?
Feb 07, 2003 (7:43 pm)
Red brake warning light or amber ABS light?
Feb 08, 2003 (6:00 am)
It's the red Brake light. The ABS seems to work normally on slippery roads.
Feb 08, 2003 (6:38 am)
David, 3 things provide a ground for the red brake warning light; ignition switch in bulb check position (between Run and Start where all warning lights come on), low fluid level float switch in the master cylinder reservoir, and the parking brake switch. Any chance the parking brake needs adjustment?
Feb 08, 2003 (7:34 am)
Many thanks for the quick reply. I don't think it's the parking brake, because I have a different light for that which says Parking Brake, and it comes on when I pull the lever up. I was inclined to believe it was a bad sensor of some sort. Based on your input, maybe something on the float is out of adjustment, or thermal contraction fools it into thinking the level is low. I'll look to see if I can find anything. At least that gieves me some knowledge if I have to take it to the dealer. Thanks again.
Feb 08, 2003 (4:09 pm)
Sorry about the parking brake misinfo. Was using generic circuitry. Let us know what the outcome is.
#34 of 44 Replacing the air pump/air pum relay...1997 850 GLT
Feb 09, 2003 (1:47 pm)
Have a 97 850 with 99,000 miles...runs like a top...at 85,000 miles the ck engine light went on and had to have the air pump/relay replaced. Now 14,000 miles later it needs it again? What gives? This is a $500 repair to pass inspection!
I'm really peeved? Any suggestions?