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P0101 Volume Air Flow code on a 2006 S60R. Runs like a naturally

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P0101 Volume Air Flow code on a 2006 S60R. Runs like a naturally aspirated engine. Sometimes the turbo kicks in for a few. Any ideas, Edward? Thanks. John
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Vehicle has extremely low power when climbing hills as well. The R is a six speed manual shift with 104,777 miles. The turbo / power returned on the freeway for a few minutes but then the system returned to the feeling of being naturally aspirated. No boost at all. Thank you.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello I'd first check all the high pressure hoses post turbo/s for any split hoses or cracked metal pipes, also check the ends of the intercooler as its not unheard of to pop the end caps off under high boost. If this is OK then check the small vacuum lines to the turbo and its connected control solenoid on the bulkhead, any cracks or leaks can give turbo issuesAlso have a feel around with your bare hands with the engine running to see if you can feel any escaping gas under your touch. Another method is to use a soap and water solution sprayed onto any suspect areas - if there's a leak it'll bubble up with the engine running Also check that the vacuum hose running to the dump / turbo bypass valve is intact with no leaks as if the dump valve is opening prematurely you'll be losing all your boost If this is OK then remove the high pressure intake hose after the turbo and have a feel of the turbine wheel - there should be no play radially at all - but a little bit of axial / end to end float is normal one other possibility is that the wastegate actuator spring has gone soft so allowing the wastegate to open prematurely - if your actuator has a threaded end you can increase the preload on it to see if this improves things otherwise these units are quite cheap compared to a new turbo so it may be worth trying a replacement If this is OK then check for air leaks after the mass airflow meter - The best way to locate a leak is to have the engine running and warm and then spray lighter gas /propane around each joint in turn. If the engine rev's up you've found your leak.Work your way through each possible joint one at a time and you should find it. I use a slightly flattened piece of brake pipe and some rubber hose from the can of lighter gas to provide a spraying 'wand' and allow a direct blast of gas into each area, especially those difficult to reach with large implements.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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