2001 Volvo S40 Check Engine Light

Tiny
LYN_KEL
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  • 2001 VOLVO S40
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
I've read the other posts on this subject and I'm confused. I brought my car to the dealer last week because I needed an inspection sticker & the Check Eng light is on. They told me it was an oxygen sensor and cam shaft valve replacement for a total of $770.00. I was also told that I had to drive the car for 100 miles for the computer to reset so that I could get an inspection sticker. I was given a reject sticker in the meantime. I was going in tomorrow to get the "real" sticker and today the check engine light came back on. I called Volvo and was told it was something called the "hub" and to fix this is $900. Is this right? How do I know they fixed the sensor to begin with? How do I know the cost quoted is valid; is there a price list? Thank you for any help you can offer.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 10:26 AM

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Tiny
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I think you need to get more info on the "Hub", do they mean the hub bearing on the front or back wheel? Or the hub spindle assembly? A hub bearing could be done way cheaper at a good auto shop, your dealer seems to over inflate his rates! Please call them and find out more info about what they are refering to?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
JIS001
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If they replaced the cam shaft reset valve and the same code has come back for a timing issue, then I am assuming they are talking about the Variable Valve Timing Unit hub assemly. This repair is pretty expensive and AllData shows 4.4 hours to do. Depending on what the dealer is charging lets assume it is $145 because that is what high end dealers are actually charging this days but just guessing that is what they are charging you, thats $638 just in the labor not including the hub. At this point you may want to try another shop to verify it is the hub that is bad or not? Have them check that the timing belt has not slipped causing incorrect ignition timing and you may want to have them check the cam sensor for any damage? If all that is good then you will need the Variable Valve Timing Unit hub replaced. At this point if you have not had a timing belt done, have them replace it also along with the tenioner and idler since they are already in and the timing belt has to come off.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 5:59 PM

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