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The Volvo Door Rattle Fix

Volvo Forum member Mustang explains his 2001+ “P2” Volvo door rattle fix: “Since I’ve owned my 2006 XC70 I have always had a nasty rattle in my drivers side door. It made a racket when I closed the door, went over bumps as well as when listening to music. I finally took the door apart… Continue reading The Volvo Door Rattle Fix

2001 XC70 J-Hose Replacement Fix w Photos

MVS Contributor Eric aka deepsouth posts a DIY tutorial on replacing the evap J-hose on a 2001 XC-70, including photos: “Recently changed the evap J-Hose on a 2001 Volvo XC70 AWD. I’ve changed evap hoses on all forms of S/V70’s and 850’s but this was a new form of hell. The charcoal canister is above the rear… Continue reading 2001 XC70 J-Hose Replacement Fix w Photos

Disconnected Battery, Now Sunroof Won’t Open

MVS Forums Contributor brandonbeach14 disconnected his 2001 V70’s battery, and now his sunroof won’t open. This is how to fix a stuck sunroof after you’ve disconnected the battery, and explanation why it happens. Sunroof stuck closed –  fix stuck sunroof My electric sunroof won’t open after I had to disconnect the battery cables in the engine bay to… Continue reading Disconnected Battery, Now Sunroof Won’t Open

Boot Fix Becomes Workbench Driveshaft Refurb

Driveshaft Refurb cakefool » Hi there all, I’ve been browsing & using this forum for a while but I now find myself in the situation of needing more help than the repair database can offer. I have a UK-model ’99 V70 with the Audi 2.5TDI engine, 125k miles. Yesterday I replaced my RHS control arm as the… Continue reading Boot Fix Becomes Workbench Driveshaft Refurb

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? It’s almost like Volvo finished work on their first AWD system and just couldn’t wait to put it in the upcoming V70-XC, so they put it in the last year of the 850. Read more… Continue reading AWD Versions of the 850 & V70

Is Your AWD Working?

Here’s how to tell if your Volvo’s AWD is functioning. No donuts required. jimmy57 » For viscous coupling AWD in 97-2000 models you jack up one rear wheel with trans in Park and then apply a torque wrench on a wheel bolt on the raised wheel and apply force. The wheel should move smoothly at more… Continue reading Is Your AWD Working?

How to access ECM & TCM on 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70

Volvo 850 Turbo

Looking to access ECM & TCM on a P80 Volvo? Those are 1993-2000 cars. How to remove ECU and TCU Modules MVS Forum member gchelidze tells us in text and (24!) photos how to access your ECU and TCU modules from under your Volvo 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70’s hood. He writes: “WARNING: I have done… Continue reading How to access ECM & TCM on 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70

Replace Upper Engine Mount w/ OEM Bushing on Volvo

Upper Engine Mount Bushing Tutorial Overview By Geevs The 850’s upper engine mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the engine bay and damage nearly everything near it. There are two lower engine mounts that are responsible for the engine’s weight, but these… Continue reading Replace Upper Engine Mount w/ OEM Bushing on Volvo

P3 XC70 Dog Taxi LOL

DOGTAXI LOL

How about this P3 XC70 Dog Taxi !? My friend in Santa Fe, New Mexico, checking out a P3 XC70 Volvo wagon (see P2 or P3 XC70? for more) with “DOGTAXI” on the plates! And a Sweden flag sticker. Awesome! The XC70 is a wagon version of the S80 with a raised ride height. It features many… Continue reading P3 XC70 Dog Taxi LOL

Fuel Pump Replacement DIY V70XC

Volvo V70 XC

My estimate is 1.5 hours to prep, cut and remove pump. Another 1-1.5 hours to re-install, close the opening, seal and re-install everything. You should be at about 3 hrs total as long as you don’t do like I did and install a pump with a broken wire. My total out of pocket was about $475 including the parts, tools, diagnostic fee and tank emptying.

Heater Core Hoses Fix

Need a Heater Core Hoses Fix? Bypass em! …  for 850, S70, V70, XC70, and V70-XC Volvos up to model year 2000. MVS Volvo Forums member Boxman gives us an outstanding heater core junction block bypass DIY. It’s a concise writeup with good pictures.Heater Core Hoses Bypass I figured since this coupling is such a PITA overengineered… Continue reading Heater Core Hoses Fix

Change Rear Oxygen Sensor TUTORIAL, Volvo 850

When I reset the Check Engine light and it came back on between 40 and 150 miles later, I knew it was time to change the oxygen sensor. No degrade in fuel economy. So I got the Bosch sensor for my ’97 850 T-5 (T=turbo) from one of the MVS sponsors, Bosch part #15062. It… Continue reading Change Rear Oxygen Sensor TUTORIAL, Volvo 850