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#2790382 - 11/01/12 07:42 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
GearheadTool Offline


Registered: 03/31/12
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Just so you know: She looks back to normal now. This was 6:30AM.

This is about an hour before day broke and I checked the brake fluid (spongy feel) and confirmed a caliper/brake line blew, on the troubled tire/pad. Will be fixed tomorrow. $4 of brake fluid puddling at that tire diagnosed it.

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#2790584 - 11/02/12 04:26 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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The trip to Maine is tomorrow, the brakes get done today, the window and donut tire no longer look like that, and I will endeavor to get the battery charged up (more) today!
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#2790745 - 11/02/12 09:31 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Have you popped the t-belt cover off to at least inspect it yet? I wouldn't necessarily take a chance on Nissan guy from the parking lot being right.

I hope the car is reliable for your trip. Go easy on it.
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#2790838 - 11/02/12 11:23 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: 01rangerxl]
GearheadTool Offline


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Originally Posted By: 01rangerxl
Have you popped the t-belt cover off to at least inspect it yet? I wouldn't necessarily take a chance on Nissan guy from the parking lot being right.

I hope the car is reliable for your trip. Go easy on it.


True. Thank you!

Real-time update:

1. Mobile mechanic backed out due to family emergency. I wished him well, but he can't do it. Quoted me $50 grand total, half parts half labor.

2. Car is at Sam's, will know soon if he can do it today, or help (by doing it lol.) I got it to him just before 12PM and left the keys. I don't know.. many cars there. We will see.

. Farming out mobile mechs as back-up. Two *maybes.*

^^ For the caliper/pad/rotor.

If I didn't have a mobile phone I do not know what I would do, or even be able to do.

REAL-TIME: One guy wants to do both sides, but can do so tomorrow morning.. she may not go for that. (Too close) ....

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#2790860 - 11/02/12 11:54 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Ok, ok. Sam has the car up on the lift.

God, I hope he can do it today because any other way is NOT going to work (Can't fix a car in our parking spot even though the one mobile mechanic can do it there, etc.)
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#2790975 - 11/02/12 02:35 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Brake problem isn't surprising...given the pics you posted...you should ABSOLUTELY do both sides! Don't even think of trying to do just one side...you have to start fixing this poor thing correctly if you want it to survive...it's the cheap man who spends the most...most of your current problems with the care stem from cheap fixes in its past. Brake rotors? pad change Deferred. Timing belt? belt change Deferred. Sludge? oil change Deferred. ABS module? Deferred...and, most likely, brake fluid changes were deferred too...Trans shifting poorly? Fluid change was deferred...see the pattern?

Highway run should charge the battery fully - idling does little - not enough charge from the alternator at idle. But once that is done - check the date code on the battery, consider a new one if it's old...
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#2791578 - 11/03/12 08:30 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Originally Posted By: GearheadTool
Ok, ok. Sam has the car up on the lift.

God, I hope he can do it today because any other way is NOT going to work (Can't fix a car in our parking spot even though the one mobile mechanic can do it there, etc.)


With all that our part of the country just went through, as long as all those close to you are safe and warm, you're doing well.

That you're able to take the trip at all right now is an added blessing. Stay positive.

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#2791866 - 11/03/12 03:12 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Unsure how to "embed" Photobucket videos but, here you go.

Both sides were replaced, back axle.

They love me at Sam's Auto. And that is Sam! laugh

http://s1051.beta.photobucket.com/user/GearheadTool/media/VID_20121102_133121_zpsd4dc60fe.mp4.html
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#2791938 - 11/03/12 04:20 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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#2792842 - 11/04/12 02:36 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: antiqueshell]
GearheadTool Offline


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Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: antiqueshell
No pic visible


Sorry about that. Click on the below link.. should open up the clip of exactly what mechanic saw when Volvo was up on the lift. And the atmosphere of the place. smile (Perhaps in another window.)

Fixed it. Here is that video! Will open in new window/tab.

This is Friday, 1:30PM. Car runs sweetly now. They also LOVE me in there.

Job cost $162. I have proof. What a guy. Sam's customer for life!

http://s1051.photobucket.com/albums/s434...zpsd4dc60fe.mp4


Edited by GearheadTool (11/04/12 02:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Had to fix to get video to work.

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#2792911 - 11/04/12 03:56 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Now the cigarette lighter seems to have stopped working (for charging the phone.) smirk ... What fuse is that? And where are the fuses? (I need to know this for when my ABS unit from Midwest ABS comes.)
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#2793299 - 11/05/12 05:05 AM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Loc: Boston, MA
Car is about to take my dear friend to work.

It has been behaving pretty well, since the brakes got done in the video you saw. All else continues as discussed.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2791896#Post2791896
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#2794689 - 11/06/12 01:42 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
Volvohead Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: SE Pa
Originally Posted By: GearheadTool
Job cost $162. I have proof.


Just curious, but what exactly did he replace for that price?

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#2794733 - 11/06/12 02:36 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: GearheadTool]
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Has the timing belt been changed?
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#2794895 - 11/06/12 05:41 PM Re: GT's Running Volvo thread. The 00 XC [Re: Volvohead]
GearheadTool Offline


Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 1711
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: Volvohead
Originally Posted By: GearheadTool
Job cost $162. I have proof.


Just curious, but what exactly did he replace for that price?


Rear brake pads, two of them. I have the invoice. Sam LOOVES me.

This video gives description, must click and open in new tab/window http://s1051.photobucket.com/albums/s434...zpsd4dc60fe.mp4

Timing belt fund continues. I drive her easy enough to get 22MPG. No singing gigs for my ladyfriend for a month or two, so...

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