How can I find a mechanic in the Charleston WV area that can work on a 98 Volvo S70? I will not take it back to the local dealer for repair. I've paid for a little over $1,200 in repairs, but they want an addition $4,000 for more repairs the dealer says my car needs. Please, is there a list of mechanics registered to work on Volvo cars. Or some way to find a qualified mechanic?
What is the problem and maybe we can help you out here and maybe guide you to do the job yourself?
October, 5, 2011 AT 5:07 AM
Thanks for replying. I've had a multitude of issues with this car, but right now, I just want to get it inspected (state inspection sticker). Volvo says the ABS module needs replacing ($1083) The rear brakes and rotors ($500) and 2 rear tires for dry rot ($240) and the labor to do the above $1850.
I think I can get tires checked and installed cheaper someplace else, same with the brakes (IF the really need replacing --car stops fine and doesn't make any noise) But the ABS module is difficult. I am wondering if I can shut it off by taking out the fuse. I know the brakes work. And I don't see why I have to replace the ABS module. As long as I can turn off that ABS warning light on the dash.I shouldn't have a problem getting it inspected. Opinions?
October, 6, 2011 AT 3:13 AM
There is no way around the ABS module since most state inspection places look at the bulb check. When you start the vehicle up, all the warning lights come on like the CHECK ENGINE, SRS, and ABS. If all the control modules pass there self check then the light must be able to shut itself off. If they see that the light does not come on briefly during this check then they fail the test. You may want to look at maybe having your control unit rebuilt or buying a used one since it is just a plug and play module? Check this site out and email this company to see what they can do for you?