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) […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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).