Problems & Fixes: Volvo Steering

Steering-related information here… fluid, rack, etc.

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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September 9, 2016

2001-2007 Volvo Steering Wheels

MVS member tabormeister posted a great writeup in the Volvo Forum about the different types of Volvo steering wheels for P2 Volvos, compatibility, and how to mix-and-match parts from them to get the steering wheel you want. Hi there. If you, like me, are thinking about upgrading/swapping your P2 car’s steering wheel, this thread is […]

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June 24, 2016

Identify Steering Rack Type from Data Plate

How to identify your 850, S70 or early V/XC/C70 steering rack as either made by SMI or TRW. SMI Is 5 and TRW is 4 Data plate right side in engine bay inner fender… Also look at the rack itself (duh): Totally worth it to just take a look at the boots, the TRW racks […]

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October 22, 2015

Strut & Subframe Braces

[This is already in the Volvo Repair Database (Volvo mods and upgrades are included in the VRD), but this Volvo forum topic has gotten new attention, so I’m reposting it.] I took off the OMP strut brace on my 850 after 10yrs, and… … and the most notable observation was that the driver’s door opens/closes […]

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September 14, 2015

1998 S70 GLT Ignition Tumbler Free Fix

MVS Volvo Forums contributor cn90 shows us how to fix P80 ignitions when the steering lock pin breaks, and how to save $270 on a new tumbler: Those of you familiar with the infamous Ignition Tumbler issue (key does not go past position I, car stuck in parking lot etc.), rejoice, there is a FREE […]

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