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Repair Database Category: Volvo 940, 960, S90 & V90

Volvo 940, 960, S90 & V90 opinions, advice, repairs, maintenance, tutorials and more

July 3, 2014

S90 Intermittent Hesitation At Low Rpms

MVS Forums member bloodrootfc asks, then answers, a question about diagnosing intermittent hesitation on his Volvo S90 sedan: After getting fed up with “try this” from 4 mechanics, I started doing my own diagnostics with a Torque app and scan tool, and calling the shots. My mechanic works faster than I do, and he does […]

S90 Intermittent Hesitation At Low Rpms
April 12, 2014

OBD-I LED Code Reader & DIY Instructions

Volvo Forum Contributor and all-around DIY uberguru Ben850 fabricated an OBD-I code reader. OBD-I cars are typically model year 1988 to 1995, and have a more crude way to display codes… by displaying a series of light flashes (like Morse code) rather than storing and outputting codes in a more “human readable” fashion that OBD-II does.

These OBD-I cars diagnostic boxes are small and black, and found in front of the shock tower on the driver’s side (LHD markets).

OBD-I LED Code Reader & DIY Instructions
April 7, 2014

Repair PDFs for Many Older Volvos

They’re not downloadable, but Volvotips.com has a nice set of PDFs for the following Volvos: – Volvo PV 444, 544 and Duett – Volvo Amazon – Volvo 140 and 164-series – Volvo 1800-series – Volvo 240- and 260-series – Volvo 740, 760 and 780 – Volvo 940 and 960 – Volvo 850 Repair PDFs for […]

Repair PDFs for Many Older Volvos
September 12, 2013

Tune Up & Engine Bay Basics

New to DIY’ing? Start here. These are wonderful iPD overview videos for the novice DIY’er. The video’s host goes over where parts are in the engine bay, what they do, and why they’re important. Tune Up Talk 2001+ models http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnNqCKlwww Tune Up 850/70 series models http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtJWq7xd68 Tune Up Basics for Volvo 200, 700, and 900 […]

Tune Up & Engine Bay Basics
February 12, 2013

240, 700-series SRS Diagnostic Codes

The 960 and 940 after 1992 had SRS diagnostic capability using the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) unit in the engine compartment. The 1987 to 1992 7 series, the 1990 to 1991 2 series and the 1992 940 also had a diagnostic capability.

240, 700-series SRS Diagnostic Codes