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Recently, I have been noticing a strange sound from my S80. When I start the car, put it in to drive, and start driving, as soon as I reach 20km/hr, I hear a 'click' sound coming from the axel, or under the engine. The sound is not very loud, but it is loud enough for me to notice.<p>It happens all the time...and its starting to irritate me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm praying it is not the begining of transmission problems. My car has about 94K, so i'm just waiting to for the 98K check up before asking the dealer to fix it.<p>I was wondering if anyone here knows what that sound can be?<p>Thanks!!<br>
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (Toronto_S80T6)

It sounds like the ABS self diagnostic sound...it only happens whe you hit 20 km/h right after you have started the car <U>not every time you hit 20 km/h</U>, right?<p>Yannis
 

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That right Yannis...the 'click' sound comes only after I reach 20km/hr the first time after I start the car. After that I can drive, stop, and drive and there will be no sound. So it happens only after initially starting the car.<p>You think it has to do with the ABS??<br>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>That right Yannis...the 'click' sound comes only after I reach 20km/hr the first time after I start the car. After that I can drive, stop, and drive and there will be no sound. So it happens only after initially starting the car.<p>You think it has to do with the ABS??<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Well, Iwould bet the farm (that I don't have) on it. I am pretty sure that's what it is. I get many calls per week from customers who forget the info we give them at delivery and they complain about the same sound. I have heard many descriptions and "click" is one of the most common.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (GrecianVolvo)

So, are you saying this sound is normal and to be expected??<p>I have picked up on the sound only recently. When I first got the car (about 4 months ago) I think I didn't hear that sound for the first 3 months (or maybe just didn't realize it).<p>In any case it sounds like your saying it is an ABS check, which is quite normal.<p>S.<br>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>So, are you saying this sound is normal and to be expected??<p>I have picked up on the sound only recently. When I first got the car (about 4 months ago) I think I didn't hear that sound for the first 3 months (or maybe just didn't realize it).<p>In any case it sounds like your saying it is an ABS check, which is quite normal.<p>S.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Without listening to it, it's actually pretty hard to guess technical "problems"/situations. But it sure sounds like it. The sound is very subtle. Most people do not even hear it. But once you hear it, guess what...your ear gets trained to it right away. Especially if you think it is a problem with the car. Then you develop hearing equal to what animals have!<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (GrecianVolvo)

Yes! I have had my wagon for a few years and thought I heard something about this system check. I am much relieved to hear that's what it is...I took my sis' new XC out the otherday and it does the same thing....as well my father in-law just bought a used S80, and last Sunday...yup the same noise "click". I figured since all three make the same noise...i was safe, or at least in a good position to walk into a dealer and start a major rant! It would appear that the swedespeed influnece in settling in, and my family members have fianlly bought their own bricks....leaves me to enjoy mine.
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (Andrew John)

Andrew, just curious, but did your sister (XC) and father in law (S80) pick up on the sound too? Or was it just you? The sound is very slight, but it IS there. My wife thinks i'm paranoid!! But, hey, I love my car, and we all know how much we spend ($$$) on our volvos so I just want my car to be performing properly all the time. <p>I would be interested in find out from other volvo owners (with other models) if they experience that sound as well.<p>S.
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (Toronto_S80T6)

I can confirm that you're not going crazy. There is a slight click and a very small pulse that comes up through the accelerator pedal as the ABS diagnostic system does its thing. Thankfully, my salesperson told me about it during the delivery process so I wasn't surprised when I noticed it during my first few times out. As Yannis indicates, it should only be happening after you start the engine and pull away. If it happens everytime you pull away from a stop, there might be another problem to check on.
 

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Re: Strange 'click' sound when starting my S80 (MyGreenS80)

. There is a slight click and a very small pulse that comes up through the accelerator pedal <br> <U></U> <p><br>You have described exactly the way it is! I get that little pulse up from the pedal. I guess that what first lead me to investigate the sound. Well, <br>its good to know the sound is 'normal' <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>. There is a slight click and a very small pulse that comes up through the accelerator pedal <br> <U></U> <p><br>You have described exactly the way it is! I get that little pulse up from the pedal. I guess that what first lead me to investigate the sound. Well, <br>its good to know the sound is 'normal' <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><br>OK....now..B R E A T H E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 
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