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My S40 & V40 guides

Posted Jan 12th, 2012 at 01:59 by gatos
Updated Sep 18th, 2012 at 00:00 by gatos

[URL=""]GUIDE: Change front glass window & locking motor / mechanism[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: Wireless Lock Alarm components removal[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the front seatbelt[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the Hazard Light Switch[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to check if the VVT pulley has failed[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace a Phase 2 S40 V40 manual gearknob[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the heater resistor[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the fuel pump / sender unit[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the V40 aerial[/URL]
[URL=""]GUIDE: How to replace the Drop Links (Anti Roll Bar Links)[/URL]
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    Volvo2002's Avatar
    Good to see you've got all your guides in the one place Alex :)
    Posted Jan 15th, 2012 at 16:11 by Volvo2002 Volvo2002 is offline
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    avfcS40's Avatar
    Hi gatos,

    what part of london do you live?

    You seem to know a hell of alot about these volvos so i need to pick your brain about a few things.
    Posted Apr 24th, 2012 at 02:05 by avfcS40 avfcS40 is offline
    Updated Jun 21st, 2012 at 13:42 by avfcS40 (n/a)
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    My husband had just removed the heater resistor this evening before I saw this, but he was very impressed with your information. Hope this is the problem, will try to get one from the breakers.

    Can you help him to find out how to remove the roof aerial from his 2002 V40? You seem to know how to do most things, so sure you will know!

    Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for the introduction to the Owners Club Forum, sure he will find it useful. Has loads of bits he will put on for sale from our old 740 and 240s.
    Posted Apr 26th, 2012 at 21:57 by Wendy Thomson Wendy Thomson is offline
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    Dog_Book's Avatar
    Just use the search!!!
    Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 16:57 by Dog_Book Dog_Book is offline
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    Yes, he did thanks!!
    Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 00:29 by Wendy Thomson Wendy Thomson is offline
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    Spam... Deleted by Gatos....:)
    Posted May 4th, 2012 at 19:33 by r1c114rd82 r1c114rd82 is offline
    Updated May 4th, 2012 at 19:48 by gatos
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    Hi Gatos just wondering could u help me out with a 98 v40 Td d4192t which i saved from the crusher,a lovely car just excess diesel smoke on start up after a mile she drives like a rocket no smoke.I got the injectors done and i can see the glow plugs i put in working perfect while the injectors were out, i put the same type of t belt back on as was before i could just make out the gates part no on the old one is this the engine with the electric control inj pump no.4 injector has a wire going to the inj pump do the pumps give trouble. There has being a few guys rooting at this before me with the amount of tip ex marks on it and they have moved the inside adjuster on the injector pump pulley looking at the marks they put on it hope u can help or point me where i should be looking cheers
    Posted May 12th, 2012 at 15:54 by Nixerfixer Nixerfixer is offline
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    Don't know if it helps, but this guide might be an interesting read if you want to troubleshoot diesel smoke issues.

    Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 21:41 by 2001V40D 2001V40D is offline
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    Very good guide a lot of reading i would of covered a lot of that in collage many moons ago the euro version we had in collage was The fundamentals of motor vehicle technology its a very good read but covers a lot more than just diesel engines,but im saving your suggestion its a great reference cheers and thanks
    Posted May 24th, 2012 at 08:11 by Nixerfixer Nixerfixer is offline
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    it would seem you are much better at Volvo's than Olympic's, very interesting site, have a nice day
    Posted Aug 1st, 2012 at 09:27 by foxcoverteddy foxcoverteddy is offline
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    Hi there,
    Anyone know where I can purchase an engine for a 2004 S40. She's a 1.9tdi engine type D4192T3. My last one blew as a result of the fan belt.
    Fan belt snapped then got caught in the timing belt and the rest is history !!!

    Would much appreciate any assistance. Thanks.
    Posted Oct 12th, 2012 at 18:07 by Edmund208 Edmund208 is offline
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    Hi to all .i have 2001s40 1.8 fuel ligh stays on gauge won't work removed pump looked ok ,any one know what could be wrong will i need new sensor?
    Posted Nov 13th, 2012 at 20:06 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
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    [QUOTE=Brogabroga;bt9643]Hi to all .i have 2001s40 1.8 fuel ligh stays on gauge won't work removed pump looked ok ,any one know what could be wrong will i need new sensor?[/QUOTE]

    Check the thin wires in the pump. The solder points become weak over time, or one of them might be broken.
    Posted Nov 13th, 2012 at 20:12 by gatos gatos is offline
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    Checked all the wires had pump out looked normal .unplugged wires from pump harness ligh on fuel gauge stayed on .the fuel gauge was all over the place prior to the total failure ...what a pain ...
    Posted Nov 13th, 2012 at 21:49 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
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    gatos's Avatar
    The wires fail at the soldering point. Try re-soldering them and if that fails, then you might need a replacement sender unit.
    Posted Nov 13th, 2012 at 23:05 by gatos gatos is offline
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    Thanks, will try that and go from there
    Posted Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:02 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
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    Can the sender unit be purchased seperately for that pump?
    Posted Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:03 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
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    gatos's Avatar
    The sender unit is the whole assembly you removed. The pump is inside the sender unit. Try resoldering and if that does not work, then I have a spare pump/sender unit
    Posted Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:09 by gatos gatos is offline
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    That's great I'll try the resoldering first and get back to you.Thank you how much for spares !
    Posted Nov 14th, 2012 at 01:13 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
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    Hi gatos ,changed fuel pump gauge not functions perfect .got used pump from dismantlers ,thanks for the advice....
    Posted Nov 15th, 2012 at 19:25 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline

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