Problems & Fixes: Volvo Climate Control: Heat & AC

Everything to do with climate control on Volvos – switches, air conditioning, pollen filter, evaporator, heater core, AC recharging, heat, vents, flashing/blinking climate control lights.

September 18, 2016

AC Clutch Gap Magnetic Fix – Breadclip Alternative

MVS Contributor coflynn comes up with a brilliant and different approach and fix for the AC clutch gap problem, which is commonly fixed with the classic AC bread clip fix. See images from Volvo that show the AC clutch. He came up with an AC clutch gap magnetic fix. My A/C has been dead for a while, and […]

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September 12, 2016

Stage 0 and So Much More… Fix List for a V70

MVS Contributor Sledddriver goes on an multi-month blistering repair & fix odyssey, taking his 1998 V70 T5 from the edge of roadworthiness to 100% functional and reliable… all for not even $1000.  This is Stage 0 and way, way more. Following up on Tryingbe’s theme [of restoring to 100% a P80 Volvo], here’s a list of sled-work […]

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August 25, 2016

Pin Outs On A 2000 ECC Motor Calibration

Is your Volvo’s climate control clicking from the dash when you adjust the cabin temperature? If so, it could be the blend motor. Blend motor = ECC motor = the thing that blends hot and cold air to give you that perfect 70 degrees from the vents. If Your Climate Clicks… The clicking means it’s at […]

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August 4, 2016

2006 XC70 AC Problem – Leak in Condensor

MVS Contributor IdahoBob has an AC problem with his XC70. He tried charging it, no luck. His XC70 developed a small leak in the AC condensor. IdahoBob: My ’06 XC70 developed a small leak in the AC condensor. I installed a new, aftermarket (Chinese) condensor, and then took the car to the local Volvo guy. He charged […]

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