Problems & Fixes: Volvo V70 R 1998-2000

Volvo V70 R… 1998-2000 model years, the wagon counterpart to Volvo’s flagship S70 R sedan.

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 3, 2016

ECM Airflow Motor is Important

MVS Contributor oragex made a video speaking about the importance of the ECU/ECM airflow motor. ECM airflow motor is important for keeping your car’s computer cooled down as it draws air from the cabin compartment. These little motors go bad limiting the airflow but can easily be replaced! Caution

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September 1, 2016

Fixing a Broken Radiator Drain Petcock

So MVS Contributor theWIFES_S70 broke his S70 radiator drain petcock. Then he fixed it, but not after having difficulty finding the replacement part locally. He ended up getting lucky on a replacement radiator drain petcock. Read the story…

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