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V90 Fitting Rear Mudflaps

V90 Rear Mudflaps

MVS Volvo Forums member Martin Calva details his attempts to find the right Volvo part number, and install rear mudflaps on his V90.

Evidently there are at least two different rear mudflap kits. The number that you have found 9134332 seems to be for older cars.

  • Volvo 740 restricted on: model years
  • Volvo 760 restricted on: model years
  • Volvo 940 5-Doors
  • Volvo 960 5-Doors restricted on: model years

My kit is 9134612 and is specified for S90 and V90. It seems that it will also fit all older 900′s too.

When I found that it did not fit, my first reaction was that I had been given the wrong kit. But all the information I have seems to say that I have the right kit for my car. When the local garage owner told me he remembered that a modification was needed to fit mudflaps to a V90 that seemed to confirm it.

My kit was provided by a Volvo oem dealer who was given my car’s VIN. When told there was a problem, the dealer double-checked and came back confirming that my kit is correct for my car.

1998 V90 How to fit rear mudflaps ?

Tags 9134332, 9134335, 9134612, 9134616, 9134617, mudflap kits, OEM parts, rear mudflap
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MVS Member to Drive Around USA, Help People

Longtime MVS Forums contributor rspi (Robert) will drive thousands of miles to meet fellow Volvo enthusiasts and help fix their cars. VERY COOL.

I will be traveling around the eastern 1/2 of the US this month. Many have expressed the desire to have a little help or just meet & greet. If you’d like to connect for some help or coffee, get in touch with me.


MVS Member to Drive Around USA, Help People

Categories Volvo Experiences
Tags events, roadtrip, Robert DIY, Volvo community
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The Great Tire Experiment Continues

continental tire
MVS Forums contributor northernlights posts about his experience with Continental, and now Bridgestone tires:

“After 29k miles, and more tire rotations than any sane person would do, it was time to replace my used up set of 205/55R16 Conti DW’s. So, against the recommendations of Moderators, Volvo USA, Attorneys, Preachers, the NSA, and my Mom, I decided it was time to try out a set of OEM 205/50R16′s on my now certainly doomed 20 year old Columba (which is Portuguese for ‘Bends easier than public opinion in an election year’) wheels.

I bought a set of 205/50R16 Bridgestone Potenza RE760‘s based on reviews and price. So far so good, as they ride much smoother than the worn out Conti’s, and seem to handle fine in the dry.



Why the change? Aside from the horrible wear marks in my poor wheel liners, a slightly inaccurate speedometer, and strange undulations during parking lot maneuvers, there weren’t really any negatives to the 205/55R16 size. But, I wondered what Volvo had in mind way back in 1990-whatever when they were doing the design work. The original size was probably chosen for a good reason.

And based on my experience with Volvo to date, it seemed like they usually made good decisions, at least through the 60′s and 70′s, like seat belts, padded dash boards, copper-nickel brake lines that never rust, O2 sensors that reduce emissions 10x more than specified, etc, etc. So after some soul searching, I decided to take the plunge and try out the original size, deciding my results would depend on the answers to these three true/false questions:

  1. Sometime after 1980, Volvo engineers became idiots
  2. People drive on flat tires, and wonder why bad things happen
  3. Tires have gotten better in the past 20 years

As I have addressed #1, at least from a historic basis, allow me to elaborate on #2. I have observed that, in general, very few people ever bother checking their tire pressure. Find a random person with a car more than three model years old, and see how much air is in the spare. In the past several years, I’ve seen numerous temporary spares partly shredded, yet safely stowed back in the trunk, implying they were probably driven on with little to no air pressure, until they essentially exploded. Say, maybe like an unnameable vehicle with tires intentionally left underinflated to soften the ride? TPMS anyone?”

The great tire experiment continues

Tags 205-50-R16, 205-55-R16, Bridgestone Potenza RE760, buying tires, Continental ExtremeContact, tires
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1998 Volvo V70 AWD Fuel Filter Change

1998 Volvo V70 AWD Fuel Filter Change

MVS Forums contributor rmmagow, a veteran of writing excellent DIY Volvo tutorials, throws down how to do a fuel filter change on a 98 V70 AWD.

Just did this over the weekend and wanted to write it up. I’m a bit of a luddite and don’t own a camera and have no clue how to get pictures off my phone, so words only. This is a 2 wrench level of difficulty.

1. Open hatch back and remove all your junk.
2. Open spare tire cover, remove spare tire and associated crap.
3. Remove spare tire cover. It has “flats” at the ends. When you open it, you will see how these flats line up so you can easily remove the cover.
4. Open the other cover. Note, these instructions are different if you have a third seat. I don’t so…
5. Flip the second row seats down. Optional, but give you a little breathing space.
6. Look on both sides next to this second cover. You will see 2 10MM bolts on either side. Remove these.

33. You are finished. Make a promise to yourself to buy a GLT next time around.


1998 Volvo V70 AWD Fuel Filter Change

Tags DIY, fuel filter, fuel filter change, fuel filter replacement
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Parking Brake Shoe Making Noise


MrAl, MVS Volvo Forum member, asks about brake noise while driving his 1998 Volvo V70. Neil, MVS Moderator abscate, Erik and many others show him how to diagnose the cause of the brake noise.

One of the rear wheels on this vehicle is making a rubbing noise especially when the brake is applied. I have been told it is because the rotor is ‘rusty’ and it needs replacement.

My question is, how hard is it to replace the rotor?

I have done about 10 brake jobs in the past on various vehicles but they were all on brake drum systems, not brake discs. How much harder is it to work on a brake disc system?

Are there any little replacement parts that should also be replaced , I remember little springs that were replaced on several brake drum systems, that came in a kit, and it was a good idea to replace them although not mandatory, so anything like that for the discs ?

1998 V70 Rear Wheel Rotor Replacement

Tags DIY, parking brake, Parking Brake disc, parking brake shoe, rubbing noise, scraping noise
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