prelude1983: Hey Kris. I have a problem with my 06 Volvo C70 t5. In the winter it`s very hard to start it. Maybe on the second or third attempt it will go. And when it first start a message willl pop up in the display "motoreffect reduced". This message will stand there for about 5 minutes. Can it be a ETM issue you think? Or maybe the air mass metter or landasonde?
Ricky Wamble: This was helpful; although I did not have an issue with the ETM. I cleaned the throttle body and walla! The car is running perfectly.
piazza411: Thanks for the video, bitch of a job but she runs sweet as a nut now.
jprice3331: Yeah thats what i thought. It was a bit harder to do than on the 2.9 but this video does apply to the 2.8 t6. thanks for the guide.This did fix all idle problems i was having.
Kris Kasprzak: The car is a 2.9, no the turbo version.
jprice3331: Is this not a t6? I did this on mine and had much less room to work with due the the fans.
Nazif Ahmad: Hey Kali did you figure out what the problem was?? Mines is doing the same thing and the mechanics are thinking its the Air Mass Flow Sensor.
drkaeppel: Not sure if you've solved the problem yet, but I also own a 99' S70 with the same symptoms. Get the check engine codes read - it will most likely be an ETM or MAF issue. Cleaning the throttle body as in this video was a temporary fix for me (lasted 2 years). I am now having to replace the ETM this week. Good luck!
Timo Aruoja: Not so sure about this kind of cleaning. Mostli is the problem inside of the body. And 60% of this kind of engine brobles it ends up that cleaning fluid if u spray on to the trhotlebody it gets inside to the electric parts and it get worse.
So no go for this kind on cleaning. U can clean the body but no spraying.
James Johnson: limp home mode and yes this could be the ETM or the ABS module both parts are easy to replace but hard on the wallet. Remember to have the computer re-flashed by a trusted mechanic who has the ability to do so. Call around, should cost no more than $70.00. The ETM is around $600.00. The ABS module is around $300.00. Like I said hard on the wallet. Both jobs can be done easily yourself following directions. No need for expensive mechanics. This is the only problems that my Volvo had (14 years).
James Johnson: My wife's V70 1999 had the throttle body problem. (ETM). I bought the replacement from Xemodex, an outfit from Canada whom I could rave about all day. They are my heroes. The part came in the next morning and I got this done in 15 - 20 minutes. The new unit has an infrared eye in it. (no moving parts to ever fail again). Remember to have the car's computer flashed after replacing any major component like the ETM. Very easy to replace, expensive part though. Costs $600.00. ouch!
Kris Kasprzak: I don't think so. My car has never had the symptoms you indicate. Perhaps check with some news groups. I've heard of this issue before but i'm not sure want the problems is
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Kali Riggins: My 1999 Volvo S70 engine is now sputtering and will not go over 20 mph. This just started but it is not happening all the time. Do you think this can be a ETM issue?
Ron Alexander: would this work on my s70?
guitartricky: Thanks Kris! That helps me narrow it down. Upon more research it seems the tach jump could be due to a failing crank position sensor.
MrRAAN1: Hi Kris! Greetings from Norway :-) Very nice and explanatory video.
I recently bought a Volvo S40 - 1.6D 2007, and my Volvo does exacly this, but only at a relatively slower rate. And when I accelerate, the RPM drops alot, and the car starts to lose power untill I accelerate more. One time it choked while I was in first gear, and holding down the clutch (manual car). Is that sound similar to that car you just fixed?
Kris Kasprzak: I don't think the tach jumping before starting is related to the ETM--mine never did as you describe.
guitartricky: Hey Kris, recently when starting my Volvo the tach jumps up really fast and then back down as soon as I turn the key (but before engine actually starts). I read that this may be a sign the ETM is starting to fail.. Did yours ever do that? I don't have any idling issues yet. And it's only done the tach spike twice in a couple of months but just trying to be prepared and plan on getting a Xemodex if i need it. Thanks!
jfv65: addition: cleaning is good but often not the real fix, it's the TPS contact tracks that wear out.
jfv65: this POS is not made by Volvo but by Magneti-Marelli, an Italian job. It's used on various Euro cars/carbrands.
It can be fixed by installing a Sacer contactless magnetic TPS on the Magneti-Marelli throttle module.
Kris Kasprzak: Yikes. I'm not sure of that. perhaps join and post questions on some Volvo forums?
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Josue Trejo Real: Recently i replace the 4 oxigen sensors but I plug in all the connections wrong, please tell me how connect the cables in the rigth place. My Volvo its the same like u have
Micheal O Connor: Changed the feul filter on the 1999 Volvo S40 1.6 and threw in a bottle of feul injector cleaner. Car is running beautifully since. Have to say thouroughly enjoyed doing all the work to it and your video helped to get the idle problem corrected. If by any any chance you have a video on how to change the rear bushes it would be well appreciated. 200 euro minimum at any local garage to do the job. Can get the parts myself for 60 quid. Just need a point in the right direction to get started. Thanks
Rafael Santos: Here in Brazil it is very common to happen with all cars. As if not enough the high value of the fuel, the cars engines must withstand water, solvents, ethanol (30-40%).
I think Brazilians car engines are the most resistant in the world. hahahaha
Kris Kasprzak: de nada!
Josue Trejo Real: thanks.A LOT.. Im from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico just in the border whit the EUA, for true this problem blow my head off for like 3 months here in mexico have a volvo its to expencive so its very rarely found a mechanic that who knows how work or repare a volvo... Nice work and God bless you for your good intentions for show us how repare by our own ours babes jaja...
guitartricky: Thanks! The Vai guitar was kinda of an immature purchase when I was younger and going through my "Vai" phase.;) At least back then they were half the price they are now!
guitartricky: Thanks, that helps to know. Luckily I haven't had the ETM issue yet (knock on wood!) but I'm sure it will pop up eventually. I'll probably do the cleaning and see how long it lasts and if it doesn't last very long then I will replace the ETM. I'm just over 138K on my 2001 S60 T5. I'm hoping to go well over 200K...we'll see! Good luck with yours!
Kris Kasprzak: PS nice shredding on you part, cool collection of guitars--I like the Steve Vai Ibanez
Kris Kasprzak: I find this trick will last around 30-50K miles. I did mine around 70, 110K, 150K miles. I've got 179K and my car needs a cleaning bad. I will not do this again though, basically I'm letting my car run the rest of the way into the ground before I sell it to a salvage yard.
guitartricky: Hi Kris, thanks for the great video! How long did this last before the idle problem comes back after cleaning?
Micheal O Connor: Thanks.
Kris Kasprzak: I believe AutoZone will hook your car up to a computer for a diagnostic check for free. it may be worth it.
Kris Kasprzak: Mine does this to, but it's not too bad. If i figure out the problem i'll shot a how to fix video. I believe AutoZone will hook your car up to a computer for a diagnostic check for free. it may be worth it.
Micheal O Connor: 1999 Volvo S40 1.6, orange engine warning light on aswell since i did all this.
Micheal O Connor: Hi Kris, I changed the spark plugs which were in a bad way. New Air Filter, Tested the coils which are perfect and throughly cleaned the throttle body, air intake pipe and Mass Airflow Sensor twice. Car has stopped erratic idling but is still losing power and chugging on occassion. Timing belt is perfect and has a year on it. Oil, coolants etc perfect. Any idea? 1999 Volvo S40 1.6. Could it be a hose or pipe leaking? Dont know which ones are which.
Micheal O Connor: Sound, thanks.
Kris Kasprzak: I dont think so. I've cleaned my 3 times and basically a remove/clean/install process.
Micheal O Connor: Hi Kris.. I have a 1999 Volvo S40 1.6 petrol. The car is doing exactly what is in the video, idling up and down. It cuts out if i dont rev it enough especially in reverse. Do i need to get a vag com done after cleaning the throttle body?
ErniesLament: I've heard from one of the people in my dealership that since the recession hit, they've been making more from the service department than they have from sales, so yeah. Spend the money for the diagnostics, and then see if the thing is actually broken. I wonder how many MAF sensors I've needlessly replaced over the years...
Daniel Sullivan: We cleaned it and it worked really well- however the boot for air intake on back of engine had a rip in it- and was still causing problems, replaced that, and car runs terrific, however the engine / throttle still surges when at a stop- so you need to keep a foot firmly on the brake. Thank you again for the great video very very helpful
Hilmi Adi Ruzaini Abdullah: Also did the engine light came out? If yes its handy to get an OBD2 Reader ready to diagnose the engine codes. My S40 had those symptom and turn out to be bad wire connection to the MAF (Mass Air Flow).
Aarontown: Wanted to just say thank you. I took out my ETM today and cleaned the holy hell out of it. It was about 100x worse than in this video. I was looking all over for a fix for my idling/surging issues -- luckily stumbled across this video. My Volvo is at 155k miles, and this has never been cleaned. After I reassembled it I drove it around for awhile and it ran like a champ. I thought I would have to take it to the dealership but once I saw this video I knew i had to try it. Thank you so much!
Kris Kasprzak: The biggest symptom of dirty ETM is how the car idles. Has your ETM ever been cleaned? I dont think cleaning will hurt.
Daniel Sullivan: Hi- My car 2001 V70 turbo with 200K miles, is idling / driving very bad- and when driving it stalls out, I need to be constantly playing with throttle to keep the car from stalling- do you think this cleaning is the issue ? or something else ? please advise, Thank you, Daniel email@example.com
Kris Kasprzak: any time.
Kris Kasprzak: Ive cleaned my ETM 3 times over the years and i've never had a torn gasket. Just be careful. You may consider getting one just in case.
IamBigWelly: Hi Kris, Thanks for the post! My car has been doing the exact same thing. I was wondering if the gasket gets torn while taking it apart, should I purchase a gasket before attempting this fix? Thanks again!!
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daroadrager: Kris,. Thanks for the video. My car has been surging the last 2 weeks. Did exactly what you showed on your video this morning and my Volvo is running better then it has in a long time. Thanks for saving me a few bucks on an easy fix.