2001 Volvo V70 Surge

Tiny
RESPROMO94
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  • 2001 VOLVO V70
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Hello,
Our Volvo will surge forward as the car is coming to a stop. Is this an engine problem or a transmission malfunction? Is this something that could be fixed electronically or is there another solution? This car is a station wagon w/ a 240 turbo. Thank you and I look forward to your advise. When we bought the car it had 68,000 miles and was in the dealership and they ran a complete diagnostic check and nothing came up. I look forward to your solution. Thank you.
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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 4:42 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi respromo94,

Thank you for the donation.

Your symptom described seems to point to a engine idling problem.

What is the engine idling rpm?
Is there any indicators lights showong?
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Sunday, October 5th, 2008 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Respromo94 Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:27 am Post subject: 2001 Volvo 240 surging forward continued

Engine Performance problem
2001 Volvo 240 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 98000 miles

Thanks for your timely answer. We failed in our last communication to mention the car was serviced last month and the throttle body was checked and clean. Still the problem of surging forward when the car is driven to a stop persist. As we stated previously this car was check out at the volvo dealership prior to the sale. At that time the front engine seals were replaced, also a new timing belt and tune up were done on the car, plus the oil was changed. Please advise. Thanks, Dan.

You did not reply to my questions about the idling speed and Check Engine Lamp.

Does the surge happen at every stop or only occasionally?
When AC is turned on or off, is there any differences in idling rpm?
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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I think that I had the described problem happen with my vehicle for the first 20,000 miles until I could get the dealer to really spend some time on diagnosis.

Here is what we ended up doing. The receipt says " there was a solenoide failure, diag. Removed and replaced valve body and harness per TNN 43-38." It was reassembled and has worked perfect ever since. I now have 90,000 miles on the car. I love the Volvo.

I hope that this helps!
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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By the way, this was a transmission problem.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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I would bet that you still have a throttle module problem. These don't always set a code but need to either fail the test that the dealer can perform or have a certain fail code. These are warranted for 10yrs or 200,000 miles as you may know. Have your dealer drive and test again. Leave it with them and tell them to drive it as much as need to confirm the problem.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 9:26 PM

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