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Category: Volvo
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Experience:  ASE Certified A6, A8,L1 and California Licensed Smog Technician
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I miss experiencing overheating and coolant keeps

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I miss experiencing overheating and coolant keeps disappearing with no visible leaks
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: I had four Machanic's see that car three have no clue and the last machanic is a Volvo speacailist and he claimed he fixed the issue but still I'm over heating! He changed one hose and replaced my coolant resivoiur
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 2005 Volvo s40 t5
JA: Are you fixing your S40 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm desperate I e done nothing but changed spark plugs myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just don't know anything at this point
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  jim replied 5 months ago.

If there are no visable signs of leaks, it sounds like the coolant is leaking internally in the engine and coming out the exhaust. You need to have a dye test done on the vehicle to determine if there is a leak internal. The head gasket is the most likely cause of this problem.

Expert:  jim replied 5 months ago.

Just following up to see if you need further assistance with this question, if not please accept the answer and give me a 5 star rating. Thank you and have a happy holiday.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi I found no white smoke coming from my exhaust. I did however see that I am leaking hard on the right side but I don't know from where!!! I can
Expert:  jim replied 5 months ago.

So you have discovered a leak, now you just need to fix leak and refill coolant and this should correct your overheating problem.