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    1. 2007 Volvo v50 Occasional Starter No Start

      I recently had starting issues and a mechanic said my starter was seized. He replaced it, but it still had starting issues. Turns out, battery was bad. After starter replacement, the car occasionally...
    2. It was the o ring, it slipped up the cap....

      It was the o ring, it slipped up the cap. Adjusted and tightened cap with a ratchet.
    3. 2007 Volvo v50 Oil Leak by Filter Housing

      Hello all,

      I changed my oil 2 weeks ago and thought I did it correctly, however I noticed a pool of oil on my garage floor. I started the car and found there is a slow but steady oil leak by the...
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      ANOTHER UPDATE: I replaced the battery since the...

      ANOTHER UPDATE: I replaced the battery since the volts were falling below 12 when accessories were drawing power. (And I got sick of keeping a trickle charger attached) It seems to have solved the...
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      Success! After trying a bunch of things, I took a...

      Success! After trying a bunch of things, I took a wood rod and tapped the starter. Sure enough, car started right up. I turned off and restarted the car a bunch of times and it appears to be working....
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      Another update, I tested the battery with...

      Another update, I tested the battery with accessories on. The volts dropped below 12 to 11.70 and falling, even when a trickle charger is attached. How many volts do I need for the starter to engage?
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      Yea! I watched it; it was very detailed! Thank...

      Yea! I watched it; it was very detailed! Thank you! I want to make sure it is not a bad starter before I check the ignition. If I do have to replace it, i'll be sure to follow your tutorial. :)
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      So I checked it again, I do hear noise from the...

      So I checked it again, I do hear noise from the engine bay when I try to start it. When I let go of the ignition, I can hear a couple clicks.
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      UPDATE: No start again, just a hum from the...

      UPDATE: No start again, just a hum from the engine compartment. No warnings on the info display. Battery is reading over 12 volts, had a trickle charger attached, still nothing. When I was at the...
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      Ah yea I do have the premium sound system.

      Ah yea I do have the premium sound system.
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      Recommendations for finding the best deal on a...

      Recommendations for finding the best deal on a new battery? So far im seeing $190+ prices for these. Jeez
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      07 V50 2.4i No Start Issues

      Hello all!

      My v50 has been having no start issues lately. I can get to a place, but when I go to leave, the car doesn't start. Everything comes on, but there is no starter sound. Just a slight...
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      v50 climate control Upgrade Swap

      Good Morning!

      Quick question, is it possible to swap out the climate control in a 2007 v50? I have the basic climate system, and im looking into upgrading to the auto climate waterfall panel. Is...
    14. Turns out the wire going to the starter was...

      Turns out the wire going to the starter was loose. He reattached it, and the power steering fluid was low. Both fixed free of charge. Hopefully im done with problems for a month or two.
    15. 07 v50 Weak Power Steering and then No Ignition

      So today I picked up my car after getting an engine installed after the previous one overheated. I noticed it had delayed power steering while stopped. After two starts and short trips, my car...
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      Update: The piston rings might be damaged, so my...

      Update: The piston rings might be damaged, so my mechanic is suggesting I just replace the whole engine. Gawwwwd....
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      Well it turns out the head gasket is damaged and...

      Well it turns out the head gasket is damaged and needs to be replaced, because of course it is. My mechanic is checking to see if the cylinder heads are damaged (Since my luck is so good, probably...
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      130,000ish miles, if the car survives this, ill...

      130,000ish miles, if the car survives this, ill definitely look into putting a coolant level sensor in it. You would think it would be included from the get go.
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      2007 V50 Radiator Hose Problems

      So, yesterday I was highway driving when I noticed some steam/smoke in my rearview. Just as I exited, the engine shut off. After being towed to a volvo mech, he said a radiator hose failed. I wont...
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      2007 Volvo v50 Purchased

      Hello all, I finally made a decision and bought a 2007 Volvo v50 2.4i from a dealer in Illinois. It has 130,000 miles but was immaculately maintained. Not a single scratch, dent or pit mark. I plan...
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      Update: I went with a 2007 V50 2.4i from a...

      Update: I went with a 2007 V50 2.4i from a dealer. It has immaculate service records and I even met the previous owner. Ill post a new thread with pics and possible enhancements.
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      2007 Volvo v50 Opinions

      Hello again! I've driven and inspected some v50s and they all had major issues. Im looking at this one on Saturday. With the age and mileage, is there anything that would be wearing out around...
    23. Thank you guys! You were correct about the...

      Thank you guys! You were correct about the software. Unfortunately the car failed a safety inspection. It failed hard. So, on to the next one.
    24. Well the car has an info scroll wheel stalk...

      Well the car has an info scroll wheel stalk already, complete with reset buttons. Is this something a reasonably mechanically inclined person can do?
    25. 2008 Volvo s40 Information Display Missing Features

      Hello! Im having a 2008 volvo s40 2.4i inspected, and i noticed the info display on the dashboard is missing features like: DTE, average mileage and such. Was this an option? Can I add them myself?
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      For the Silver s40, I noticed the little info...

      For the Silver s40, I noticed the little info center only displays DSTC on or off with the scroll wheel. It doesn't display anything average mileage or DTE or anything. Should I be concerned?
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      @Beachnut Yup! Thats the exact one! Ill have to...

      @Beachnut Yup! Thats the exact one! Ill have to look and see if that last page was included but if not ill definitely be printing that out for them. Im gonna see if I can leave early to look at the...
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      S40 vs. V50 Final Decisions

      Hello again! Im down to two choices for an s40 purchase. The first one is here:

      https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/675901564/overview/

      It handled and accelerated ok, but the brakes...
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      As for the XC90, any good/bad opinions on those?

      As for the XC90, any good/bad opinions on those?
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      The VIDA tip is appreciated. I suppose ill have...

      The VIDA tip is appreciated. I suppose ill have to get that regardless. Ideally I want decent reliability with decent mileage. (I have an 08 mercury sable awd currently) I may wait a couple weeks and...
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