Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Hello, we have answers for your Volvo-related questions!. Why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums. Together we can make our Volvo community a better place.
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Do you like Volvo-Forums.com? Link to us and help spread the word about our forum. Thanks!
> I Need Advice Please, I am new to this forum and was hoping someone could help me
post Nov 6 2016, 10:22 PM
Post #1


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 6-November 16
Member No.: 199,809
Status: Offline
Location: Redmond; WA; USA
Drives: 2004 Volvo S40 1.9l

[size="2"][/size][color="#000000"][/color]I just got done changing the waterpump and the timing belt ( which I am not 100% sure if it is timed correctly). I did this because I was heating up fast and sometimes ( only sometimes) my Volvo was leaking water.
Also I can't afford the mechanic costs so I buckled down and with a friend managed to do this.
Now the car still gets very hot ( but only to the half way mark) and still sometimes ( only sometimes) leaks water.
What is it that I can check to hopefully find out what the reason for my car's heating up is?
And if this post is in the wrong section I totally apologize , I literally just signed up and don't know my way around yet.
My husband just called and told me that he thinks the thermostat isn't working because the car got really hot and the hoses were hot and the water was really hot too. But isn't the water be allowed to heat up a little when you are driving the car?
Go to the top of the page
post Nov 7 2016, 07:53 AM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: Super Mod
Posts: 1,492
Joined: 25-June 06
Member No.: 16,314
Status: Offline
Location: Canterbury UK
Drives: 2000 volvo v70

the thermostat could be blocked, the easy way to check this is run the car up to tempoerature, then feel the radiator, if it gets hot, the thermostat is opening, if not, it isnt. generally though if the needle is at about half way between the marks on the guage, that is about right, try setting the heating on high, if the engine is getting too hot, the air will be coming out very hot, otherwise it should be ok.
for leaks, check your hoses when they are warm, there may be a tiny pinhole that only leaks when it is at full pressure.
Also check around the water pump as if you didnt get every trace of the old gasket off you can get a slight leak where you have the extra thickness of gasket (I know because thats what happened when I did my water pump.)otherwise check the water bottle isnt over full, or doesnt have a slight crack, its also possible there is a slight leak on the radiator - check around the engine and see if you can see where the leak is.
Go to the top of the page
« Next Oldest 1G (1995-2004) S40 Forum Next Newest »
  Advanced Search

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topic
Get your Volvo listed in the Garage Today, for FREE, to share with the world what you drive and what toys and modifications you have.


> Similar Topics

  Topic Replies Topic Starter Views Last Action
No New Posts Need Driver's Seat For '89 240 (please Advise)
2 Reverend Rage 68 16th May 2017 - 05:43 PM
Last post by: Vermont
No New Posts Please Help Assist
81 242 B21-9/MPG NO SPARK
2 roady 110 10th May 2017 - 01:09 PM
Last post by: roady
No New Posts Need Help! 2004 S40 T4 Weird Issues
2 Gadgeteer 98 13th April 2017 - 06:01 PM
Last post by: Gadgeteer
No New Posts Advice Would Be Much Appreciated
Info regards a car in have brought
2 George79 147 3rd March 2017 - 11:57 AM
Last post by: George79
No New Posts Please Delete Spam Posts
4 Volvo Virgin 213 25th October 2016 - 06:52 PM
Last post by: Phixion

> Link To Us
If you found our site useful please link to us <a href="http://www.volvo-forums.com">Volvo-Forums.com</a>.
Time is now: 28th June 2017 - 07:13 PM
© 2004 Volvo-forums.com
Volvo-Forums.com is not affiliated with or endorsed by Volvo Car Corporation.
Privacy Statement