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Volvo S80: I have a 2002 S80 and suddenly the check engine

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I have a 2002 S80...
I have a 2002 S80 and suddenly the check engine light came on and it went from a smooth ride to acting like it had a miss similar to a vacuum line coming loose. The car is maintained well and have had no issues prior. The one thing different is filled up the windshield reservoir which unknowingly had a leak in it. I have let it sit for 36 hrs then started it up and no change. Where di I start?
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved. Does the check engine light ever flash off/on?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes
Volvo Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
This most likely means you have a failed ignition coil which is about a $250 job at a shop. You can have diagnostic codes checked at your local parts store for free and it should specify which cylinder is misfiring. Then you can swap coil on that cylinder with another cylinder to see if misfire follows coil, if so replace. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes will it harm anything if I drive it 30 miles to the nearest parts store?
Volvo Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
It should be fine as long as it seems to run semi decent. Let me know how it goes or if you run into more questions, thanks.
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