Problems & Fixes: Volvo S70 & V70, 1998-2000

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

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 19, 2016

Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine Firing Order

Get it wrong and it won’t run! Firing order and plug wire order is often wrong on google searches as well as in the Haynes manual- if anyone is searching for this information, it’s CORRECT right here on MVS! This is for 850’s and first year S/V/XC/C70’s (’98’s). Starting trouble post plug wire install

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August 13, 2016

Strut Job – Brands, Tools & Techniques

MVS Contributor j-dawg shares his thoughts on products, tools and techniques for working on his Volvo’s suspension: I swapped my struts at all corners out today. I haven’t yet driven the car waiting on brake components in the mail but here’s a brain dump: My Gabriel Ultra struts petered out very suddenly over the last […]

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August 6, 2016

1998 Volvo S70 T5 Manual Transmission for Sale

This 1998 S70 T5M looks like a winner. For sale in Colorado is a very rare high pressure turbo (T5) manual transmission (M) S70 in red/graphite. Owner is asking $4800. I don’t think that’s unfair. This car is significantly more rare than an R Volvo from the same year. It’s not mine, I’ve never seen […]

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July 26, 2016

How to Buy a 1997-2000 Volvo XC70

MVS Contributor theWIFEs_S70 is thinking about buying a AWD P80 Volvo. So what should he look for? What are this model’s gotchas? Hey guys, just wondering, what gives with these XCs. http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/5691539787.html I know 4-wheel drive vehicles are more expensive to own. And get less gas mileage, especially in the city. But this price almost […]

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