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

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

September 20, 2016

New ETM Dead out of Box

MVS Contributor precopster ran into a frustrating problem: a bad Magneti Marelli ETM… a new ETM dead out of the box. As if Volvo owners didn’t have enough trouble with 1999-2002 Volvos with failing/failed electronic throttle modules, now we have an example of a brand new ETM failing… right out of the box! See the MatthewsVolvoSite ETM […]

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September 19, 2016

S70 Door Thinks It’s Always Open – Quick Fix

Driver Door Lock Shim Does the Job When your Volvo’s door thinks it’s open even when it’s closed, that’s one annoying problem. Here’s a simple, cheap fix that is appropriate for the age/value of the car. (Plus, I have a dark suspicion this part would cost way more than $100 at a Volvo dealer.) Problem: […]

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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 15, 2016

P80 Wagon hatch dimensions

MVS Contributor j-dawg: I need to load a ton of junk into my car soon, and I couldn’t find any info on the intertubes, so I measured its cargo area dimensions and put them in this picture. My car has basically no rear cargo options, eg: grocery nets, cargo bay cover, dog cage, third row […]

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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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