FCP Euro's DIY Blog

Jay VanGorden

Jason has been with the company since 2011. He's been in the automotive industry for over 15 years and brings a great amount of automotive experience to FCP. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute of Exton PA. in 2005 and then went on to graduate from the Volvo S.A.F.E program in 2006. From there he worked at a Volvo dealership achieving his ranking as a Certified Volvo Technician in just 2 years, and a Master Volvo Technician in only 4 years. Jay VanGorden (Dr. Jay) is a Master Volvo Technician and Volvo Catalog Manager at FCP Euro. He can be reached at jasonv1@fcpeuro.com

Recent Posts

How To Restore Your Headlights For Under $30

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Mar 9, 2018
  A step-by-step tutorial to bring any automotive headlight back to new condition, no tools required. ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Mass Air Flow Sensor On A Volvo (2000-2010)

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Jan 5, 2018
If your check engine light is on and your Volvo is experiencing some trouble running, it may be time for a new Mass Air Flow Sensor. The ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Front And Rear Brakes On A Volvo S60/V70 R Model

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 18, 2017
The "R" model utilizes Brembo's fixed calipers, rather than the "floating" design used on inferior models. ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Cabin Air Filter On A P2 Chassis Volvo

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 17, 2017
One of the most commonly overlooked maintenance items on your Volvo is its cabin air filter. The cabin air filter ensures that the air that ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace A Fuel Filter On A P2 Chassis Volvo

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 16, 2017
When it comes to a routine tune up, we all automatically think about the ignition components such as new spark plugs, ignition wires, a new ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Rear Shocks And Mounts On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 14, 2017
  As your vehicle ages, its suspension components wear out which can cause noise over bumps, poor handling, uneven tire wear, sloppy ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Improve The Look And Function Of Your Early Model P2 Volvo Wipers

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 13, 2017
If you own a pre-2005 Volvo P2 chassis model, simply put, your wipers can use an upgrade. The wipers on your car use the earlier outdated ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

Volvo P2 Brake Pedal Position Sensor Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 12, 2017
Is your check engine light on? Does your DIM display give the message "Engine System Service Required"? Do you have an ECM-9400 code stored ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

Volvo P2 Door Mirror Disassembly and Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 10, 2017
I can't tell you how many times I've seen cars cruising down the road with missing mirrors. Now, you have to think to yourself, a mirrors ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Plugs And Coils On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 9, 2017
Keeping up with common maintenance items is crucial to keeping your Volvo running in perfect order and is generally a simple task in terms ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

Diagnosing The Volvo P2 "Anti-Skid Service Required" Message

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 7, 2017
Chances are that many of you have received the common "Anti-Skid Service Required" message from your P2 Volvo. If you haven't, there's a ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Repair The Turbo Return Line Seal On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 5, 2017
Lets face it, oil leaks are the worst. They leave stained driveways and parking lot spaces, coat our under carriage, and can even burn off ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Exhaust Bracket On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 2, 2017
How many times have you been behind a Volvo and noticed that its rear muffler was unsupported and bouncing around? Even better, have any of ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Replace An Alternator On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 1, 2017
Replacing an alternator on a P2 chassis Volvo is a moderate level repair which usually takes no longer than 3 hours to replace. Before ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How To Replace The Power Steering Pump On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 30, 2017
Over time, the power steering pump in your P2 chassis Volvo may begin to leak—causing a loss of fluid, resulting a loss of power steering ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video