2001 Volvo S80 Engine Problems

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2001 Volvo S80 repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 68 repairs.

2001 Volvo S80 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Volvo S80

Engine not specified

142000 mi

US $1200
front cam leak, had to replace seals, clean timing belt and change oil to correct oil leak problem. Never had had any problems until I took it to Genuine Car Care and they did not have proper tools. After 2 hrs, I had to take it to dealer. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

137000 mi

US $500
oil sump (etm) clogged, oil lines clogged, turbo's will be inspected, water leak at cooling line for turbo's Need to check catalytic converter for oil by pass (clogged) Will not start would like input from someone who has experienced this 
77500 mi

Head Gasket Repair. Radiator leakage repairs. 
79140 mi

Bought New Cylinder Head, repaired Cooling Fan electrical System and repaired Leaking Radiator 
84900 mi

Fuel Line repairs 
199000 mi

US $1300
Leaking exhaust system. Requires replacement of entire exhaust behind catalytic converter. 
99000 mi

US $600
Throttle response at initial application sluggish. PCV/Flame trap replaced. Throttle response normal after repair. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 2.9L I6 4-speed automatic FWD

91700 mi

US $950
Throttle body, gasket and compouter upgrades 
199000 mi

US $426
Timing belt was getting frayed; needed replacing. Also recommended I replace water pump while in there. 
220000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil seal assembly and balance shaft 
222000 mi

US $256
Replaced air cleaner hot box. Car idle fluctuates harshly when car is warmed up. Dealer said it was either this part of an O2 sensor. I elected to attempt the less costly repair first. Was not successful in solving problem 
224700 mi

US $425
Cleaning throttle body housing. This solved the rough idling problem completely. Front o2 sensors replaced. Dealer recommended replacing as a possible result of the rough idling problem. It did not solve the problem but needed replacement anyway. 
142000 mi

US $114
Oxygen semsor rear on bank 2. Bought one frm FCP Groton, dropped exhaust to access sensor. 
108000 mi

US $300
Replace two O2 sensors 
112000 mi Replaced ETM under extended warranty 
146000 mi

US $2
Replace washers on heater core that was leaking. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi Electronic Throttle Body cleaned. Symptom - car stalls, uneven revs. Possibly to be cleaned again soon. When in garage, there was another S80 with the same problem! 

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2001 Volvo S80 Engine Problems

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