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Common S60 Problems - Solutions Only

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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 20:16   #21
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Default D5 enters limp-home in freezing weather

You've got water in your fuel filter that's frozen.
Replace it and all will be fine - including the engine management light that comes on with warning messages to get the engine management system serviced!
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 20:23   #22
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Default Loose steering wheel

Got a slight looseness/wobble on the steering wheel?
Disconnect the battery (you're going to be playing around with the driver's airbag) and wait 10 minutes. Turn the steering wheel 90 degrees from straight-ahead, insert a smallish screwdriver well into the hole in the rear of the steering wheel & "lift the handle" - this will disengage a clip - you'll see the airbag loosen slightly on that side if you've been successful. Turn the wheel the other way and repeat on the other side. The airbag module will now lift off - no need to disconnect it - simply take an 18mm (yes - 18mm!) socket on an extension & tighten the centre bolt. In theory you're supposed to replace these bolts if you loosen them - up to you. Replace the airbag module, give it a firm push to reclip it, reconnect the battery and you're fixed.

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I don't like the 5 min delay on the Fuel filler cap....I have fitted a proper one to mine
Go to dealer and get them to remove the delay. MRG did mine .
It can be set to zero.
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The boot in question is on the floor behind the pedals at the end of the steering column. It is a black rubber boot that covers a bearing. Sometimes this moves down over the bearing and starts to make a groaning, rubbing sound when you are turning the steering wheel.
Just been trying to sort this problem out on my S60. I can only get the rubber boot only halfway over the nylon and rubber bearing that surrounds the steering column. Should it cover it all or will halfway up suffice?
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Just been trying to sort this problem out on my S60. I can only get the rubber boot only halfway over the nylon and rubber bearing that surrounds the steering column. Should it cover it all or will halfway up suffice?
Half way up will suffice for a while but it will slip back down again.
A trick I used to get it the whole way over the bearing was to spray a little silicone oil on the tip of my finger and rub it on the inside of the lip on the rubber boot. This will stop the rubber from gripping the bearing as you move it over and you will feel it "pop" into place at the top. Remember too that sometimes the bearing itself will move up and down so this is a 2 handed job.
Mine has not budged since I did this. You should be able to get your hands on some silicone oil in a hobby shop or DIY retailer and it is pretty cheap (especially if it cures this problem for you).
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Hi, thanks for your reply, I'd done just that and it's been fine for the past month or so now

Amazing how something that seemingly insignificant can make such a difference to how enjoyable the car is to drive!
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Go to dealer and get them to remove the delay. MRG did mine .
It can be set to zero.
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Lights not flashing when locking car with remote - check all doors, bonnet & boot are fully shut; often opening boot/bonnet & slamming shut fixes this!
yes i have figured it out.. similar to what you said. i figured it out by accident. Here is how i did it.
1) open all doors, trunk, bonnet (doenst have to be fully/wide open)
2) press the lock button on driver side door (NOT KEY FOB)
3) After pressing the lock button immediately close the drivers door, left rear passenger door, trunk, right rear passenger door, front passenger door and finally the bonnet ( i do in that sequence and do not take long time ( about 6-9seconds)
3) you are done. As soon as you close that last door (bonnet). it will automatically flash.

give it a try. This worked every time for me. i want to see if it works for anyone else as well.
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Half way up will suffice for a while but it will slip back down again.
A trick I used to get it the whole way over the bearing was to spray a little silicone oil on the tip of my finger and rub it on the inside of the lip on the rubber boot. This will stop the rubber from gripping the bearing as you move it over and you will feel it "pop" into place at the top. Remember too that sometimes the bearing itself will move up and down so this is a 2 handed job.
Mine has not budged since I did this. You should be able to get your hands on some silicone oil in a hobby shop or DIY retailer and it is pretty cheap (especially if it cures this problem for you).
Re Steering boot .....
I had a similar problem after dropping the engine for a clutch and flywheel replacement.
I stupidly put some lube on the rubber to help it slip in .....since then it keeps slipping out and the noise from the turbo is horrid. the solution is a a tie wrap.
First picture is what it should look like, second picture with tie wrap. No noise or problems for 3 months now, just coming up to changing the cam belt at 180K mls on the S60D5.
ps will upload photos when i can find out how to do it.
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