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Volvo S70 & V70, 1998-2000 Problems & Fixes

Volvo S70 & V70 opinions, advice, repairs, maintenance, tutorials and more

February 5, 2016

AWD Versions of the 850 & V70

Ever wonder about the AWD peculiarities of the Volvo 1990s 850/S70/V70/XC70 cars? Which P80 models were built with all-wheel drive? MVS Volvo forums member Jazzop asks “Lately I’ve been curious about the AWD versions of the 855 & V70, but I haven’t found much in the way of FAQs/wikis explaining the model differences. Perhaps someone […]

AWD Versions of the 850 & V70
January 27, 2016

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers

Confused about turbos for Volvos? If 13G, 13T, 15G, 16T, 18T, and 19T make you think of womens’ dress sizes, this post will help you understand what fits on your Volvo and why.

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers
January 18, 2016

Codes from the ECU without the dataconnector thingy?

MVS Volvo Forums member -wj- has a 1996 Volvo 850 and needs to read the codes. “Can I get the ecu codes from the ecu without the normal dataconnector thingy? As in, can I connect a led/12v bulb to 2 pins on the ecu, and get the codes? edit: I’ts the motronic 4.3 one by […]

Codes from the ECU without the dataconnector thingy?
December 21, 2015

V70 Power Seat Switch Malfunctioning

How to fix your power seat switches on 1993-2000 Volvos… 850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70. This is a common problem with these Volvos.

V70 Power Seat Switch Malfunctioning
December 18, 2015

98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics

You’ll want to remove your air cleaner box and also the duct pointing to the front part of the car. The air cleaner is set in with some tabs into a rubber retainer. Just pull up and to the passenger side to get it out. There were a few connections that need to be removed as well. Finally, tie the accordion air duct out of the way so that you’ll have a clear view. They are already out in this picture. I just highlighted where these parts used to be. It really opens up the area.

Standing on the driver side, you can look are clearly see the large hose (lower radiator hose) where it connects to the neck into the engine block. You can also see where the heater hoses go into the firewall. The Lower radiator hose is not too hard to access at this point. Loosen the clamp (above the yellow arrow in the picture) and pull it off. The other end is on the bottom of the radiator on the driver side. You’ll have to remove the lower engine cover plastic to get access to that.

98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics