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      Gas smell at rear of car.

      My 2004 S40 now has a gas smell at the rear of the car. I jacked it up but found no perceptible leaks anywhere. The smell starts when I turn the car on and last even after it's turned off. This is a...
    2. Fantastic. Thanks very much. That makes a lot of...

      Fantastic. Thanks very much. That makes a lot of sense since the engine wash incident.
    3. Passenger airbag warning light after engine cleaning

      Occasionally I clean the engine compartment with some super clean the gently hose it off. The passenger airbag warning light comes on and stays until the engine area dries out.
      What connection is...
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      Parking brake not holding. Please help.

      I have a 2004.5 s40I and cannot get parking brake to lock rear discs.
      Car has only 34000 miles on it and I've checked the rotors, pads,cables, adjuster nut and nothing seems to help. Brakes work...
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      I dont understand how anti sieze affects torque...

      I dont understand how anti sieze affects torque values. Volvo repair manual recommends lubricating the spark plug threads with paste part number 116 1408 then torquing them to 30Nm (22 ft. lbs. ) So...
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      Canbus stop light leds

      Have not found a led stop light bulb that is canbus workable bulb. Don't want to use resistors as that defeats the purpose of leds. Has anyone found a bulb that works. I have been successful in...
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      Excellent idea. I read that in some cases a 100...

      Excellent idea. I read that in some cases a 100 ohm 1/4 watt resistor is enough to fool the computer. I have a bunch of old variable pots that I'll try out.
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      Defeats my objective of eliminating all...

      Defeats my objective of eliminating all incandescent bulbs and switching to more efficient LED's.
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      Avenger09123: Thanks for the info. I have a...

      Avenger09123: Thanks for the info. I have a programmable blinker relay. Now I'll look for canbus free 1156 bulbs for the rest of the lights.
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      Can bus error eliminator

      Looking for a simple non resistor circuit to eliminate no bulb error on my S40. Want to install 1156 Led's for all light positions. Anyone have a circuit diagram. Thanks
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      High beam led upgrade

      Finished installation of low beam H11 Lasfit units with fans on a late model 2.4I S40. Had to modify dust cover due to added length of fan units.

      Now looking at upgrading the high beams. The...
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      Spark plug change after 14 years

      My 2004 S40 2.5I is starting to run a little rough. The car has only 33000 original miles on it. What problems might I run into trying to change the original spark plugs after 14 years and is there a...
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      One more question please. Charging the new...

      One more question please. Charging the new battery at 10 amps produces 14.6 and everything looks fine. Why won't the new alternator duplicate the charging output of the plug in charger. Am I...
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      Thanks. So it looks like I'm okay. Much...

      Thanks. So it looks like I'm okay. Much appreciated.
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      Charging voltage 2004 s40 I (new body)

      New battery (duralast t6-dlg) and alternator (carquest 11054a 650 cca). At idle voltage is 13.87. Is this correct. Please advise. Thanks
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      Regular 2.4i.

      Regular 2.4i.
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      6k too much for a 2004.5 S40

      Selling my 2004.5 S40 with 32k original miles. Only changed tires due to dry rot and put a new timing belt on. Owned the car since new. Is that price way out of league? Thanks
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      Got an appointment Monday to get it all done. ...

      Got an appointment Monday to get it all done. Thanks
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      Good idea. Hopefully won't gall the threads....

      Good idea. Hopefully won't gall the threads. Thanks
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      Thanks pczeilon. Should I get new gaskets since...

      Thanks pczeilon. Should I get new gaskets since the manifold has not been off in ten years. Also what care has to be taken to loosen spark plugs that have never been changed in ten years. Thanks...
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      So only the volvo plastic covers need to come off...

      So only the volvo plastic covers need to come off to get to the plugs. Great.
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      Has anybody done a write up on spark plug...

      Has anybody done a write up on spark plug replacement for a 2004 s40 2.4i. Don't know if I have to take the intake manifold off. Thanks
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      Thanks. Mine only has 30k on the odo but is going...

      Thanks. Mine only has 30k on the odo but is going on 10 years old. Was a little worried about this timing belt.
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      Don't understand whiteblocks. Did see that gates...

      Don't understand whiteblocks. Did see that gates refers it as a non interference. Please advise. Thanks
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      Safe or interference

      Is the 5 cyl 2.4 an interference or non interference engine.
    26. Check all grounds. If the alternator has a lot of...

      Check all grounds. If the alternator has a lot of miles it could be ready to go. The regulator could be acting up causing voltage spikes that could throw various codes. Had the same issue with my...
    27. My 2004.5 had the same issue. I replaced the...

      My 2004.5 had the same issue. I replaced the pressure sensor at the end of the fuel rail and the code never came back.
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      2.4

      2.4
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      Thanks. What's a good time to replace plugs. ...

      Thanks. What's a good time to replace plugs. They have never been removed since I bought the car
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      Can they be checked without removing any covers

      Can they be checked without removing any covers
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