XC90 Pushes While in Drive & Reverse

Volvo XC90 V8 pushes while in drive

No fewer than four XC90 owners chime in on this forum thread with the same problem: their XC90 is pushing while they’re at a stoplight or just generally stopped, when the SUV is in Drive and their foot is on the brake. User klauzon1 issues the definitive answer when he writes …the torque converter of […]

Driveshaft center bearing — 2002 V70 XC — replaceable?

Driveshaft Center Bearing Replacement -

I hope someone can help me figure out if the driveshaft center bearing for my 02 V70 XC AWD automatic is replaceable. I’m having a hard time finding information on replacing the center carrier bearing for my year and model. Jay needs to know if the carrier bearing is replacable, and if so where to […]

More Manual Transmission Swap Tips & Tricks

MVS Contributor tryingbe goes ALL OUT doing an auto to manual transmission swap. He has outstanding information and warnings on what to buy, where to get it, and the transmission swap to do list. This Volvo forum topic joins the many others here on manual swaps. The topic was started by beigg who asked… What is […]

Where to Get A Rebuilt Axle

Axle clicking sound? What to do, and when to do it.

A surprisingly large part of keeping 850/S70/V70/XC70 and C70 models on the road is… axles. Yes, axles. They’re good for generally (just an educated guess) 120k miles, coming out of the factory. After that, it’s entirely dependent on what kind of rebuilder they went to. Fortunately, replacing axles is pretty simple to do. The biggest pitfall/trap in […]

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 […]

AWD to FWD Conversion on a 2005 XC70

AWD Broke – Can He Convert it to Front Drive Only? MVS Forums Contributor renns asks about AWD to FWD Conversion on a 2005 XC70, much like 1997-2000 Volvo owners do all the time, like here, and here, and here. OK, I picked up the XC70, 90,000 miles, in very nice shape overall. I had […]

Axle Death Click Click Click

Axle clicking sound? What to do, and when to do it.

Are you hearing a click sound from your front wheels? That’s the CV joints dying. They exist on front-wheel drive and AWD vehicles so that you can turn your front wheels. It’s a way — “articulation” — to get power from the engine to the wheels. You can either replace the axles (“half-shafts”), or if it’s not too late, you can re-grease and re-boot your existing axles.

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 […]

Dropping The Subframe – 2000 Volvo V70 R

MVS Forums’ very own contributor scot850 (Neil) details his battle dropping the subframe on his 2000 Volvo V70 R. After over 2 hours, all I managed to achieve was to remove the VC unit. With the benefit of hindsight and not taking the Volvo instructions too literally, I suggest the following is the way to […]

Volvo 850 M56 Swap DIY w/ Photos

MVS Forums contributor polskamafia mjl just wrote what may be the best Volvo Auto-to-Manual swap DIY on the Web. M56 Swap Overview This is a write up for replacing the AW50-40 slush box in an 850 with an M56 manual transmission. Most of the necessary information is already out there on various Volvo forums but […]

Towing a Volvo Long Distance

Pehr G Gyllenhammar's 1981 Volvo 262c On A Trailer Behind The New Xc90

I have also towed with a 1/2 ton Suburban, and although the rear end does sag a bit when loading a car on a u-haul transport. But, putting the car on backwards on the transport can be REAL dangerous, as in, an uncontrollable trailer sway. I have seen a 1/2 ton chevy pickup going down […]