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I have these problems with the car and was wondering if any of you have these problems:<P>1. i got the check coolant warning and was told to shut down my engine. however, my coolant level is okay. i turn on my engine again the warning goes off...this has happened a few times. is this a bad sensor? where is the sensor located? intermittent problem<P>2. My air con or the fan for the inside of car keeps running a few times after the key is removed from the ignition. i found this out after i went shopping or went into the house after several hrs. it not the fan in the engine, but the fan that blows air inside the passanger compartment. I know that this is NOT normal. Intermittent problem<P>3. front suspension is make noises. Intermittent problem<P>I will be making an appointment with volvo...but some how i doubt they will find anything since it is an intermittent problem. <P>thanks for your input. JN
 

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I'm not sure about #1 and #3, but #2 is normal. I had it happen to me on an S80 and read the manual and it explained it. Further, I've since had it happen on a V70 also. It's a bit wierd... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> ... but it's normal.
 

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Number 2 is definetly ok. Your Volvo has a sensor in the climate control that will automatically turn on the climate control blower motor after the air conditioning has been used, even when the key is not in the ignition. This will dry out condensation in your cars A/C system and extend the life of your air conditioning components. It is a good thing, but a perplexing if you don't know about it. I always make a point of explaining this feature to people when they purchase a Volvo from me.<P>Number 1 and 3 I would see your Volvo service department about.<P>William<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jnusaputr:<BR><B>I have these problems with the car and was wondering if any of you have these problems:<P>1. i got the check coolant warning and was told to shut down my engine. however, my coolant level is okay. i turn on my engine again the warning goes off...this has happened a few times. is this a bad sensor? where is the sensor located? intermittent problem<P>2. My air con or the fan for the inside of car keeps running a few times after the key is removed from the ignition. i found this out after i went shopping or went into the house after several hrs. it not the fan in the engine, but the fan that blows air inside the passanger compartment. I know that this is NOT normal. Intermittent problem<P>3. front suspension is make noises. Intermittent problem<P>I will be making an appointment with volvo...but some how i doubt they will find anything since it is an intermittent problem. <P>thanks for your input. JN</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yep, I've had some of thse symptoms, too, but they're easily fixed.<P>1) The coolant level is just a tad low. there's nothing wrong with the sensor system, it's actually working perfectly. When the engine is cold, the coolant level actually reduced (because of the low temperature) As a result, the level in the overflow reservoir (on the right fender) will fall just enough to trip the sensor. Once you start driving, the coolant will expand, thereby turning the sensor off and all appears normal. All you need to do is add about 8 oz. of coolant/water mix and this will keep the level above the point where the sensor comes on. Real easy to fix. (Volvo coolant runs about $25 a gallon, I thought it was something special. Nope, it's just standard ethylene glycol mix. ) The dealer might be willing to top it off for you.<P>2) No, this is perfectly normal. The system tries to keep the interior of the car cool, say if you stop the car on a hot day to run into a store for an errand, then come back and the car is really swealtering inside. Nothing to worry about.<P>3) Check your power steering fluid. A slightly low level on mine would result in a howl when the wheel was turned (I think the howl came about as air was pumped through the system.) Top it off and the howl goes away. Be sure and use the right type of fluid as recommended in your manual. Don't overfill, becuase this fluid also expands as it gets warm. If this sound only happens when the car is cold, the fluid level is just a tad low and needs to be topped off. If it's a clunk that happens when you run over a pothole, then something's loose and you need to take it to the dealer to tighten up (This happened on my wife's S80). Anyway, check the power steering fluid reservoir, it's right next to the engine coolant overflow reservoir on the right fender.<P>Good luck.
 

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Um, well, I don't think it's for creature comfort, as suggested above. I agree with William's comments, though -- that it's a feature meant to remove the condensation, which is good for several reasons such as component longevity, reduction in mold growth in your ducting, etc. <P>Your manual, if it's like mine, has an odd quirk on this topic. It says that blower will run for 6 minutes on one page, and somewhere else in the manual it said it runs for 7 minutes. Huh? Doesn't matter, though, right?!<P>But both of those pages with descriptions about this feature on your car are in agreement about WHEN this blower feature operates -- about 40 or 50 minutes after you turn the car off, and I've found that to be true on several occasions. I agree with you, though, that it blows at an alarming rate! I wonder if that's higher than the highest fan setting...because it really BLASTS! <P>Happy motoring, anyway. And do get 1. and 3. checked out by your dealer. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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#3, as your drive from a dead stop after start up the brakes perform a self check.<P>sometimes it sounds like a scrape or slight knock.<P>this is ok.<P><BR>BUT, if its a sound at all speeds, and occurs more than once after startup - have it checked.<P>
 
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