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My wife got stuck in the middle of a four lane with what turned out to be a failed fuel pump. After the dealer replaced the fuel pump we began to smell gas in our garage. This was the day after the car was pick-up from them. This is a 2005 V70 R with around 13K on it. Has anyone else had to have their fuel pump replaced or heard of a fuel leak problem? Also we have found that our R care suffers from a bad case of the Rain Squeal <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Failed fuel pump (francisvega)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerosearch" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerosearch</A><p>Search for Fuel Pump, R forum, archived content, post topics only.<p>9 Entries, looks like at east one of them might help you.<p>Rain squeal is an easy fix - remove the center resonator from the exhaust system. And dont' worry, the VR is my wife's car and she doesn't mind, it's not too loud. Search for "JRL Mod" <p>Most people have not had success with the Volvo recommended rain squeal fix. I know I had it done twice. Just take off the resonator.<p>Don't forget to take off the exhaust bracket also. <p>Oh, Welcome BTW! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Failed fuel pump (francisvega)

On the fuel pump...<p>Unfortunately this a not-too-uncommon complaint and you're far from the first. They seem to fail early or not at all. The gas smell after replacement is the first I've heard of it. Sounds like a trip back to the dealer is in order.<p>Rain squeal:<p>There is a TNN on this. The Volvo fix is to add a clamp to replace the useless (and dangerous) "support" bracket with a clamp that grabs the exhaust from both above and below and keeps it away from the prop-shaft when rain spray would otherwise cause thermal contraction that causes the exhaust to contract enough that the resonator makes contact with the prop-shaft.<p>If you have this problem (and you obviously do) there will be scoring on the prop-shaft that indicates it has occurred. The real "fix" IMO is to have the resonator removed and piece of straight pipe welded-in in its stead. Slight exhaust note increase which many people really like.
 

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Re: Failed fuel pump (francisvega)

Make sure that not only the pump, (acutally it is a two pump assembly) is replaced, but also the pump control module. It powers the demand pump. The pass element in this module is often damaged when the pump fails drawing excessive current. There is no meaningful diagnostic to detect the failure so it is easily overlooked, and will give you hard failure number two if not replaced. <p>In regard to fuel smell, this sounds like a botched repair job. I do not like the idea of fuel leaks in a garage that has ignition sources such as hot water heaters, clothes dryer etc. so I would not be inclined to take it back to this type of operation. It coud be that they just did sloppy work and spilled some fuel, (the tank must be drained), and that is what you smell. Do you see any fuel on the garage floor?<p>As the pro's here have stated in regard to the rain squeal, there is no Volvo fix for the R,so don't waste your time. You may want to have it noted since you have now lost corrosion protection in the rubbed area of the drive shaft and the exhaust system. I wouldn't not expect the dealer to honor this issue however, at least not until any perforation. Just pull the resonator.
 

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Re: Failed fuel pump (rogersampson)

I had the same problem...The new fuel pump was not "seated" correctly in the bracket and caused the gasket to bunch. Just take it back and explain you smell gas in the car. It was giving me headaches. It is was replaced correctly, there should be no gas smell in the compartment because they do it in a vent to prevent fumes from getting in the car. The fuel pump sits under the rear seat. It has a vent to the outside driver side of the car that will stink up your garage if the gasket is not seated.
 
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