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1996-2004 S40 & V40 Buyer's guide - What to look out for?

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Old Nov 10th, 2013, 20:16   #21
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The C in a diesel usually stands for "common rail"
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The lin in the last paragragh does not work for me?

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My S40's original stereo CD reader can read compressed mp3. I've got several burned CDs, some of which the files are mp3s taken from the net (some are 128kbps, so very compressed), and it works fine !
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Now I read what to look for. I can't seem to get my OBII to read any faults. I know it's a diesel but can I get any info from the car?
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Now I read what to look for. I can't seem to get my OBII to read any faults. I know it's a diesel but can I get any info from the car?
What code reader are you using? The 1.9D can only be read with the Volvo DICE or very expensive professional code readers like the Snap on.
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Hi there,

I just found your buyers guide for secondhand V40's and wish wish wish I had this to hand when I recently bought my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9 SE Estate.

Literally, 10 minutes after leaving the seller, the gear-box blew. The seller has offered to repair the car but we are struggling to find the right part and as time goes on the seller is becoming harder and harder to contact. A classic novice buyer error!

Otherwise, the car seems to be in excellent condition. I would like to keep it so wondered if you can offer advice on what exact gearbox I need and pointers as to where to find one.

My other option is to sell the car but I have no experience in this either. I spent a fair amount on the car and if the seller refuses to help then I cannot really afford to buy the new gearbox so would need to give the car up for sale but would like to recuperate as much of the cash I spent as possible... IF possible!

Here is the original listing for the car that has full details:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-Volv...p2047675.l2557

I spent all my savings on this, so a lesson learned the hard way for sure!

If you could spare some time to help me I'd be so grateful. I've always wanted a Volvo and was so excited for this car.
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The seller won't help you if he/she's hard to reach.

Open the hood and locate the gear-box. Somewhere on it you'll find a sticker with a barcode and some letters and numbers (if it's still there).
It's most likely located under the air filter box.
The gear-box type will be printed on the sticker.
In your country there surely is a website that car salvage firms list their car parts.
Alternatively trace down as many of these firms as you can and call them.
A used box isn't nearly as expensive as a new one.

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