Fixing Rough Idle Or Stalling Problems (VOLVO ETM Issues)

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HOW IT WORKS LoL: Could you guys give me advice, having myself t6 s80 2001 car, it had before such problem with RPM, but right now on hot engine it literally starts shaking itself and it is pretty uncomfortable, while on drive mode it shakes as crazy, while neutral /parking shake is still motional but it is less, could it be the same issue as in video:)?

Attila AttilaFX: 2001 Volvo S40 2.0 Turbo petrol engine same crap. Let the garage clean this module but issue is back again. Really a big peace of junk by Volvo. Also issues when starting in the cold and it seems like there is not enough power.

Green And Orange Line Productions: Are you a mechanic or something?

Angel Tapia: well this be The same on a 2005

Santa Clause: My car's idle does not pulse up and down, It just sits @ low rough idle.
Requires the gas pedal to be pressed down before it will start.

I've already had it off once and did a cleaning however nothing that extensive. Should I be looking at something else as the culprit or re clean the ETM?

Transcdent: is not only volvo issue many makes have problem with this so clean clean...

Clifford Taylor: I have a c70 and cleaned the etm..but it still drops speed and idle flickers up and down.could it be the senor thats not working proper on it . Would love feed back..

Tyler Imai: I have a 1997 volvo 850r with this problem, is the same procedures relevant?

pete8475: THANK YOU!

Gamaliel Rodriguez: Do you have any idea why my volvo s40 1.9 turbo 2001 stop running at low revolutions? I change the flow meter and also clean the idle control valve, but the problem persist.

Sean Ingstrum: Usually you have to go down the entire air intake line. IAC (air idle valve), MAF (mass air flow), TB (throttle body) and clean thoroughly. Make sure and only use MAF sensor cleaner on your sensors and connectors. Throttle body cleaner on your machined parts. Clean very thoroughly! If it still renders the same results, made need replacement.

ZynovFTW: My car drops to 500 rpm when slowing down and it almost stalls, but never does. You think it's an ETM issue? '99 Volvo S70 non-turbo. 144k miles.

John Ferguson: Disconnect the battery, very important.
It is a good opportunity to test the ETM to see if the position sensors and step motors and electronic package is working well.
You should turn on the key and let the car sit for 10 minutes while the computer relearns the ETM output before starting.

mv shahid: do you have any idea about the problem which happens on my volvo s80 1999 with 100k miles sometimes it idles rough but sometimes the car hesitate go for more rpm, in the morning the car will run perfectly for 10miles then it will start to loose the power and it drink lots of gas too, when the problem starts the RPM not going more than 2000 rpm even i push the pedal to body, please help me and this video seems good i have to try on my volvo

Yomarie Miranda: i have a volvo s60 2003 and it drives good, but when i am going to park my car it makes a noise and it try to turn off the car, if i'm i a stop light same thing. My mecanic cleaned a little the trottle body but its still make the same thing. What wrong with my car? please let me know or email me at

Академия Страхования [Мультифинанс]: Зачет! Прикольное видео. Пожалуй, я порекомендую это видео своим друзьям .

Ryan Freeman: I have an ETM with a white sticker (original and not the updated unit with the yellow sticker) and am ready to do this tomorrow morning. I'm wondering how good this fix has held up for you. Have you had to do it again since February or replace the unit? Great tutorial, thanks for your detail!

Esther Gambrell: Thanks!  Did you use the same gasket or get a new one?

Sameues Smsol: 2/28
129k-2000/s80 no codes, runs great, idles smooth, then surges at idle seems only after warm up/extended driving. Will start by cleaning etm then replace iac if no change...? since there are electronic parts involved,  is it best to clean etm with MAF cleaner, carb cleaner or ??any suggestions thanks

Douglas Winn: Azfar,
Probably a faulty cv half shaft. Not to difficult to pull out & replace for a DIY. Check & see if you have any torn boots.
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