Volvo Repair: Fixing Rough Idle Problems (ETM Issues)




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Azfar Khan: Hi Kris,
I have a problem with my Volvo S80 (2004). When I accelerate to just above 80kmh starts to vibrate and the vibration seems to stay there past 100kmh. However, when I take my foot off the pedal, there is no vibration. I thought it might be the wheel alignment but that is not the case because I got the wheel alignment done and the problem persisted. What seems to be the issue here?

jake dziekan: i am having similar problems but the maf sensor is bad

Regan Gibson: Do you usually get any codes with this problem?

deodea: Hello Kris. If you find the time I would appreciate your opinion on this. I have a 2001 Volvo s80 with the message “Engine System Service Required”. The problem is: rough engine running at idle.. when I accelerate it seems to runs normal, but not more than about 20 mph. Do you feel it needs more than just cleaning the ETM... like also replacing it? I was looking at this http://www.ebay.com/itm/131213590142?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT  Thanks for your videos and for your time. JP

Lipper82: Hey, I just wanted to say thank you. I wanted to sell my Volvo S80(2000) because of this sh**. My problem was really bad, the car stopped working, when it was to slow, it was really dangerous.
I am from Germany and my Volvo Service said, it will cost 150€ to clean it, but its not sure that it will work after cleaning it. And the new unit would cost around 850€.
So, I decided to clean it on my own, I am a car noob, I like cars, but I have no idea how they work. ;-)
You explained it so good. One more year with my old volvo, thank you!!

John Montgomery: Hey kris... Great vid!!! I'm pretty sure my etm is failing. The idling is erratic and also it stops running when I try to drive it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. 

h dunkan: Thanks kris job is done,HD video help a lot for those points hard to see them

Jonathan Rogan: I've had the irregular idle for over a year on my 2001 S80. I cleaned the ETM as described here and I have to say THANK YOU!  The job took maybe 2 hours and cleared up the problem!  My car is idling like new!

h dunkan: I HAVE A 2003 VOLVO S60 AWD,WITH THE SAME SYMPTOM,BUT ENGINE LOOKS KIND OF DIFFERENT, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA YOU CAN SHARE,I'LL APPRECIATE IT.

rotfan77: Thanks for making this great video. I was able to follow your instructions easily and now my Volvo runs smoothly, it was surging with the AC on at stoplights. And running okay with AC off. Now runs smoothly both ways. Thanks again

Kemo Sabee: Thanks.  My 2001 s80 info readout says I am averaging 14.3 miles instead of the normal 17 mpg and sure enough, it idles fast and slow so I will be cleaning it out.  Hoping to improve it, and mine has 80K.  No, I am not married to the church lady.

rthomas2471: Thanks man, working on a V70 and it had a similar part. Worked like a charm.

Paul Adetunji: This literally just happened to me. I have a 2005 xc90 (money pit) and i had the etm cleaned. It didn't fix the issue. just bite the bullet and buy the replacement part on ebay. call a mechanic from craigslist and have em put it in. That would save you a ton of cash. I wasted money having it cleaned while thinking i was saving money. Something to try first before you get it replaced is to use the BG 44k gas system cleaner (look it up) This was recommended by another honest mechanic i found on CL. Good luck 

john adams: Thank you for the video. Just finished cleaning the ETM. I just wish you included the rigid hose removal not the easiest item to remove. Done on a 1999 S80 Volvo.

Michael Collins: I have a 2001 Volvo s-40, 1.9 turbo. My vehicle was experiencing surges ,rough idle.  I took it to the dealership and had the coils replaced (ignition colis). The dealership said I needed to replace the IAC hose ,.what that and where is it located?also needs a rest valve, tstat. how do I replace the IACX hose and the reset valve?

Lynn Waters: I realize this video is a couple years old, but can I do this same process to my 2006 XC90?

Jorge duarte: Hey Chris have you had the pvc replacement done in your s80 if by chance you have, did you take it to a dealer or did it yourself? If you took it to dealer what was the cost? 

Jorge duarte: Hey Chris have you had the pvc replacement done in your s80 if by chance you have, did you take it to a dealer or did it yourself? If you took it to dealer what was the cost? 

andyb brown: I have a V70 and I trace the wire from the TB to the connector which is wound behind starter bracket, so an additional 30cm of wire, but can then remove the whole TB module from vehicle without removing the item you mention at 3:13 
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