I will try to be as specific as possible in my question :-)
I had my Volvo s80 2000 in for service at dealership. They did $600 worth of service and returned my car. They fixed engine
mount, replaced a leaking tube, and did something else (I can look it up later). I drove it twice (a 14 mile trip and a 20 mile trip) and noticed that after some time it would smell strongly like burning rubber -- as if emergency brake
was on. Took it back immediately and they told me it needed a new power steering pump -- an $800 repair.
I don't believe in coincidences. I did not have this problem before I took car in, and as soon as I picked it up, I have this new expensive problem. Also, service guy asked me a strange question -- he asked me if I had had somebody work on the power steering pump recently. I reminded him that I had just had service at his dealership a few days ago and that no one else had touched the inside of the car .
Could the service they did have caused this problem?
Why would my pump look like someone had "tinkered with it"?
Is $800 a reasonable price for replacing a power steering pump?
Does a "spewing" power steering pump cause this smell?
Can a "spewing" power steering get to this point within 7 miles of picking up car from service...without service having noticed anything wrong?
For both trips I tookbetween picking up and dropping off again, there would be no smell for the first half of the trip and then the smell for the 2nd half of the trip. Was this due to time or speed or temperature or something? Why would it not smell and then start to smell?