Volvo

Have Volvo questions? Ask a Volvo mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Recently purchased 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD, 220000km, have…

Customer Question
Recently purchased 2004 Volvo XC90...
Recently purchased 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD, 220000km, have no service records but appears well-maintained, and I do know the timing belt was done at 214,000 km. MaxiDiag 802 shows hydraulic pressure fault and faulty pump in differential, there does appear
to be a small fluid leak on the differential. Two questions: When releasing the cruise control at highway speed, there is a way-wah-wah kind of whine sound like the sound of an industrial saw powering down gradually. Is that normal turbo whine or could it
be a differential low on oil? (Never hear the sound otherwise.) If the differential needs topping up, how do I know when it's full? Also, today temperatures dropped just below freezing and there was a significant change in the auto transmission, the 1-2 upshift
had a noticeable (like a good 1-second) lag, and the 2-3 did somewhat as well. Is that transmission trouble or just means its due for a flush and refill? There's no dealership around for 200 miles, so can I do it myself, and with what fluids?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Volvo
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Volvo Question
Answered in 21 hours by:
11/14/2015
Volvo Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Volvo
Satisfied Customers: 24,209
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The noise you're hearing could be gear noise. Improper contact between the ring and pinion gears in the differential will cause a whining type noise that is throttle sensitive. Pinion bearings can cause a throttle sensitive noise also but it should be more of a growl. It's possible that the leak has allowed the fluid to run low enough to cause damage. Low fluid in itself won't cause a noise but will cause accelerated wear to components in turn causing noise.

You mentioned it happening when canceling cruise, is that the only time the noise is produced?

Ask Your Own Volvo Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The only time I've heard it is when cancelling cruise at highway speed, but I suppose it would do the same if took my foot off the gas.
Volvo Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If you accelerate to the same speed where the problem happens and then coast do you hear the noise?

Ask Your Own Volvo Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not sure I'll have to try that
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Might not happen now anyway it's gone really cold up here last day or so
Volvo Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Let me know what you find!

Ask Your Own Volvo Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok
Volvo Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks.

Ask Your Own Volvo Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a volvo mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Volvo
Satisfied Customers: 24,209
24,209 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience

sprinkles08 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

The nearest Volvo dealer is 160 miles away. Best $15 bucks I have spent in a long time!

Paul MCorpus Christi, TX

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Enes

Enes

VOLVO Master Technician

5,094 satisfied customers

18+YEARS WITH VOLVO AS THE MASTER VOLVO MECHANIC&Ase

Andy

Andy

Volvo Expert Technician

3,742 satisfied customers

One of only a handful of ACTUAL Volvo dealership technicians on JA, ASE Master Certified with L1

volvoexpert1

volvoexpert1

ASE Certified Technician

1,001 satisfied customers

Volvo Master Technician with 15 years excusively with Volvos. Also ASE L1certified for over 10 years.

dramey

dramey

ASE Certified Technician

669 satisfied customers

have worked on volvo's for 4 years and am a ase master mechanic. current shop foreman

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

578 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

531 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Jim B

Jim B

ASE Certified Technician

504 satisfied customers

40 years Import and domestic AAA Approved Shop owner 30 yrs

< Previous | Next >

Related Volvo Questions
I own a 2014 3.2l xc90 AWD with 110,000 km. I have two
I own a 2014 3.2l xc90 AWD with 110,000 km . I have two questions . 1. Is it normal to require a one liter oil top up between 16km changes .... always use Castrol extended life synthetic . 2. At 80-90… read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
578 satisfied customers
My car is making a very obvious humming sound coming from
My car is making a very obvious humming sound coming from the rear. 2002 Volvo XC 70 all-wheel-drive. The tires are in good condition and sounds like it could be a rear differential that is dry or goi… read more
virtual auto tech.
virtual auto tech.
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Help!! Have a howling or whining sound coming from the front
Help!! Have a howling or whining sound coming from the front of the car -- 2008, 3.2 L, AWD. I have replaced the power steering pump (leaking fluid) the vacuum booster pump (leaking oil), tensioner pu… read more
Eric
Eric
Auto Technician
589 satisfied customers
Experiencing some lag when auto trans shifts from 1-2 and
Experiencing some lag when auto trans shifts from 1-2 and 2-3 in cold weather (-17C = about zero Fahrenheit). 2004 XC90 AWD 2.5T, 220,000kms.… read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
Right rear wheel locked up after clunking and grabbing on
Right rear wheel locked up after clunking and grabbing on 2004 XC90 AWD 2.5T. Recently purchased, needed a new stereo, so after I replaced that I had to clear the SRS fault, used MaxiDiag 802. Noticed… read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
I am considering purchasing a used 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport
I am considering purchasing a used 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport AWD with 120k miles. Should I be concerned with engine, transmission, or other major systems which give out around that mileage. I expect to… read more
internal88
internal88
Product Manger
Bachelor's Degree
623 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 T5 AWD, just under 90,000 miles.
Hi, I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 T5 AWD, just under 90,000 miles. Recently I've been noticing a whining noise when the car is in motion (even in neutral), but the noise is exaggerated when in accelerating… read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
Volvo xc90: looking to purchase a 2006 volvo xc90 D5 with 130000
looking to purchase a 2006 volvo xc90 D5 with 130000 km on it. They have advised the gearbox clunks into reverse. The volvo dealership says it requires a software upgrade to rectify this does this sou… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Volvo V70 T5: Hello,I have a 2001 V70 T5 with 291,000 KM
Hello, I have a 2001 V70 T5 with 291,000 KM on it. I have been having some transmission issues in the last year or so. The problem is that typically in a slow traffic, I would experience hard upshift … read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
Volvo XC90 2.5T: Noise in xc90 2.5 awd . seems to be after
Noise in xc90 2.5 awd . seems to be after car is warm only...goes away at first drive after extended pause in parking lot with engine running. Noise is whine upon deceleration /coast -foot of accelera… read more
Enes
Enes
VOLVO Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,094 satisfied customers
Volvo XC90 2.5T: I own a 2006 XC90 with the 2.5T engine and
I own a 2006 XC90 with the 2.5T engine and with 115K kilometers on it. The Crankcase Ventilation Hose broke at the top, next to the engine oil filler cap because it was brittle. I took the XC90 to the… read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
2006 xc70: my mechanic said the bevel gear..brake pads..tranny..drove
I am interested in a 2006 xc70 but my mechanic said the bevel gear and thermostate need replacing around things like brake pads, tranny flush door trim and side marker bulb. The car has 129000 milse o… read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
Volvo XC90 2.5T: 2006 xc90 turns over but wont start
2006 xc90 turns over but won't start. 40psi fuel pressure, new plugs & coils. Good compression (155psi ) on all 5 cyl. Can't scan codes - tried with two different scanners and both failed to read code… read more
volvoexpert1
volvoexpert1
ASE Certified Technician
Bachelor's Degree
1,001 satisfied customers
A knocking sound from down low in the engine area..accelerator
I have a 2003 CX90 that is experiencing a knocking sound from down low in the engine area only when I press on the accelerator. Thoughts?… read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
1992 Volvo 940: s automatic transmission..accelerator..second gear
For the first 10-20 miles of driving, my 1992 Volvo 940's automatic transmission doesn't shift normally. Specifically, it is slow and reluctant to shift up into the next higher gear. When starting fro… read more
Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
Associate Degree
1,033 satisfied customers
Since buying my 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic in July 09 it
Since buying my 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic in July 09 it has suffered from a hesitation/flatspot/dwell when the transmission up-shifts from 1st to 2nd gear. Initially I checked the engine and trans… read more
Mike
Mike
Proprieter / Diagnostic Technician
High School or GED
2001 S60: Volvo..75000 miles..several miles the transmission shifts
I have a 2001 S60 2.4T Volvo with 75000 miles on it. After driving in the morning for several miles the transmission shifts abruptly from second to third and from third to fourth. The shift from fourt… read more
Mike, volvo Tech
Mike, volvo Tech
Shop manager,Technician, Foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,303 satisfied customers
my 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T has 84k miles. Every once in a while,
my 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T has 84k miles. Every once in a while, usually when going 20-30 mpg, it will rev high & do a hard shift into gear. any ideas? I've heard it may need tran fluid, software update, … read more
Andy
Andy
Volvo Expert Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,742 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x