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Volvo S40 2002 ~~must Sell~~ No Reserve ~~ Needs Work, But Is My Daily Driver on 2040-cars

Year:2002 Mileage:212000

Springville, Alabama, United States

Springville, Alabama, United States

Volvo s40 2002 ~~~~~ New Lower Price~~~~~Must Sell
This car is dependable and gets great gas mileage, BUT with issues.
It's currently my daily driver (70miles round-trip/5 days week). I get 30mpg.
I do not have the time to troubleshoot and fix it. The codes are listed below.

It has a clear title.

The only real issue is an idling issue with the car related to the modules. This causes low idling and sluggish acceleration. (You have to hold your foot on the gas pedal or it quits). I have replaced 2 modules with limited successes, the Idle speed control valve and the boost sensor. I have fairly new tires on the car. It needs minor body work on the driver side rear quarter panel and new paint all over - the hood is primed, but not painted.
The car has 212,000 miles. I had the engine rebuilt that has about 90,000 miles on it. If I had time to fix it, I would keep it. The car still has a few good years left. I've had 2 mechanics tell me 2 different things: bad throttle body and bad turbo.

It has been wrecked:
1. Someone backed into me in a parking deck. Minor - front passenger side quarter panel *see photo
2. The driver side has paint damage and rear quarter panel as a result of hitting a guard rail on an interstate on-ramp (minor). *see photo
3. The other wreck was when I purchased it wrecked and fixed it. The front and rear had been hit. The air bag did NOT deploy. I replaced the hood, one front light and radiator as a result and in the rear I replaced one taillight.)

P0236 (turbo circuit low)
P0508 (idle control sensor)
P0445 (evaporative purge valve)
P0031, P0037 Oxygen sensors
I've been told that these codes are all connected and are the cause of the low idle and sluggish acceleration.

I replaced the P2401 Boost Sensor.
The P0245 (turbo waste gate) was checked & is working

sold "as is" no warranty expressed or implied.

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