Problems & Fixes: Reference & Volvo Documentation

All about Volvo maintenance documentation including owner’s manuals, service schedules, diagnostics and reference.

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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August 31, 2016

Replace the connectors on the CVVT

Here’s a great write-up by (now) MVS Contributor v-45magna on how to replace the connectors on the CVVT when there doesn’t seem to be any other option! If you are replacing your CVVT solenoid and the plug is different than your previous one and you are looking for a way to make it work, here […]

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August 11, 2016

CVVT Hub Change on P2 Volvos

MVS (now) Contributor F250 made a very good PDF that guides us through CVVT Hub Change Guide on P2 Volvos. Download the PDF here. See F250’s Forum topic here for discussion and methodology. Important information VIDA instructions may not have the correct information with regards to clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW) movements when setting the […]

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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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April 16, 2016

Engine Rebuild Tutorial PDF – 1996 Volvo 850

Hydro-lock Causes Engine Failure, Which Causes Engine Rebuild The project lasted into the third week. Were I to do this again, I could do it in a week without difficulty. Maybe 3 days. MVS Forums Contributor and advanced shadetree-level mechanic  JimBee puts together a 288MB, 30-page downloadable PDF monster filled to the top with how to […]

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