2001 S80 Maintenance Schedule

For complete maintenance information, please refer to your Warranty and Service Records Information Booklet. R = Replace I= Inspect (Correct or Replace if necessary) L = Lubricate Maintenance Operation thousand miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 2 (thousand km) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) (108) (120) (132) (144) […]

2002 S60 Power Steering – Replace Hard Lines

2002 S60 Power Steering Replace Hard Lines -

MVS Contributor coflynn writes up a fantastic How-To DIY on replacing the power steering lines on his 2002 S60 AWD. It’s a Class A writeup with photos, comments, lists of tools, detailed procedures and all the other things that make working on your car easier. His lines are certainly more of an “edge case” condition […]

2002 Volvo S80 Maintenance Schedule

2002 S80 Maintenance Schedule -

Service Operation Schedule of Services 2002 S80 miles x 1000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120 127.5 135 142.5 150 km x 1000 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240 months 12 […]

Replace steering rack on a Volvo 850

Steering Rack4

My car is 18 years old, and most of the bolts I removed were untouched since new. Furthermore, the lower U joint, where the steering column connects to the rack, is probably corroded together because Volvo put an aluminium U-joint on a steel spine. This means you will need to remove a lot of stuff to get the rack out, far more than the factory manual suggests. Finally, you have to jack the engine up off its side and rear mount and drop the crossmember at the same time because the engine is supported on the steering column and you have to drop the crossmember to wiggle the rack out. I found an engine support stand and some chains really helped because I could work under the car without a jack or axle stand being in the way. Penetrant and a good impact gun are your friend.

P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

Longtime MVS Contributor Oragex serves up a simple fix for an annoying problem. If you have a squeaky armrest — center armrest — in your P2 Volvo, this is 1.5 minutes of your time that I think you’ll agree is well spent. P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

How to Diagnose a Bad ECM/ECU on a 2001 XC70

2001 Xc70

MVS Volvo Forums member jcb went to great lengths to isolate the ECU in his 2001 XC70. He did work to make sure it was the culprit. This forum topic is how he diagnosed a failing ECM/ECU on his P2 Volvo. After two days of troubleshooting, I’m ready to send my ECM out for repair (2001 […]

V70 transmission cooler upgrade

MVS Contributor Botbasher cranks out a wonderful DIY on how to do a Volvo 2001-2007 V70 transmission cooler upgrade. Want more transmission-related info? See our Volvo transmissions problems and fixes category. Want more Volvo V70 2001-2007 problems and fixes info? V70 transmission cooler upgrade overview I was able to get one of my big ticket […]

Suggest a DIY

The nice folks at usparts.volvocars.com want to do a DIY write up. What would you like to see? Any Volvo, any procedure. What we’re looking for is something we’re thin on here at MVS, or a DIY we don’t have at all. What’s your opinion? Let us know here. See what’s been suggested already. ^ […]

P80 Ignition Switch, Root Failure Analysis

MVS Moderator and Volvo DIY fan Abscate looks closely at what fails on P80 ignition switches. If you’re having trouble starting your P80 Volvo, this shows you what is broken and what you can do to fix it. Most of us have had to replace the electrical part of our ignition switch on high mileage […]

DIY Replace Tensioner / Idler / AC Clutch / Guide Pin V70 2010

MVS Forums Contributor pierremcalpine cranks out a detailed, 2800-word DIY on replacing the tensioner, idler, AC clutch and guide pin on 2010 V70 cars. This will work as a guide for all P3 Volvos, possibly with the exception of diesel models. This outstanding downloadable PDF covers parts you need with part numbers, tools you need, and […]

LED Headlight Bulb Upgrade DIY

LED Bulbs are The Newest, Latest Headlight Technology A LED headlight bulb upgrade is the newest, highest-tech way to get better light from a Volvo’s headlights. And under $100, a cheap way also. (The lowest tech way is cleaning or buying new headlight reflectors.) Volvo DIY guru Robert Spinner shows us how to do this […]

S60 Clutch Replacement

How hard of a job is an S60 clutch replacement? MVS Moderator abscate, and MVS Contributors tryingbe and kcodyjr go into detail on what to buy, what tools you need, and a general summary of the work involved. They give a good account of the scope and cost of replacing the clutch on a modern, front-wheel-drive Volvo (1990s-2000s).