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 [email protected]

Recent Posts

How To Replace A Headlight On A P2 Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 22, 2017
Yes, you have to remove the front bumper, but it's not as bad as it seems. Here's the full tutorial on how to do it.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How To Replace Your Volvo Fuel Pressure Sensor

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 20, 2017
A common failure on P1, P2, and P3 Volvo chassis are fuel pressure sensors—and you don't want that to happen. Here's a full tutorial on how ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Fix The Alarm Siren Code of Death - Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 11, 2017
So I had just finished up replacing the alternator on our 2004 Volvo S60 content car, shot the ending scene to our Volvo DIY Repair Video, ... Read more

Topics: Volvo

Volvo S60 PCV Breather Box Guide - Symptoms and Diagnosis

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 9, 2017
  Hello From Sweden!   We decided to give our 2004 Volvo S60 content car the famous "PCV Glove Test," where you remove the oil cap and slip ... Read more

Topics: Volvo

How To Change The Oil On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 7, 2017
Whether its a Volvo S60 or any other European car for that matter, it will need a periodic and frequent oil change. If your Volvo is in need ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Replace The Tail Lamp Assembly On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 6, 2017
Let's face it, things happen. I'm pretty sure that no-one wakes up in the morning and is like "Hey, I think I'm going to go out and smash my ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 Serpentine Belt & Tensioner Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 5, 2017
Replacing the Serpentine Belt and & Tensioner on a P2 chassis Volvo S60 is an easy job to complete requiring about an hour of your time and ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 Side Marker Lamp Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 4, 2017
If you know Volvo parts, then you know that a broken side marker lens is not all that uncommon esopecially on something like the Volvo S60. ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 Sway Bar Link Removal & Installation

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 3, 2017
All Volvo P2 chassis vehicles like the Volvo S60 are notorious for having front and rear anti Volvo sway bar end link failures. These ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 Transmission Drain & Fill Service

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 2, 2017
We had just finished up all of the engine work on our 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T content car when we decided it was time to start working on the ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 Turbo Boost Hose Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 1, 2017
Like any rubber hose on a Volvo S60, turbocharger boost hoses can become worn and deformed over time from both age and in some cases, oil ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo S60 P2 Window Regulator Sliding Block (Slider) Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Oct 29, 2017
Have you ever pulled up to the the drive through window to get your first cup of coffee of the day, hit the switch to roll down the window ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How to Repair a Volvo S60 P2 Turbo Return Line Seal Oil Leak

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Oct 28, 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

Volvo P2 S60 Cup Holder Assembly Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Oct 23, 2017
From 2001-2004 the Volvo S60 and Volvo V70 interior has been known for one infamous imperfection, it's cup holder. The Volvo S60 cup ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo P2 S60 Inner & Outer Tie Rod End Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Oct 23, 2017
Volvo inner & outer tie rods are essentially the link between your steering rack and your steering knuckle. These tie rods contain an ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

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