MVS Contributor Joost (jvl) bought his 1999 V70 XC — our Wagon Wednesday car — two years ago. Being a camping enthusiast, it fits his lifestyle well. My name is Joost and I live in The Netherlands. I’m 28 years old and work on infrastructure projects as a project leader. I’ve always liked tinkering and […]
If you’re looking to change the coolant (antifreeze) on your modern Volvo, slow your roll! There’s a couple things you need to know beforehand that could save you major frustration, and possibly even ruining your beautiful automobile. Volvo Antifreeze & Coolant PN 31439821/31338284 MVS user headrc recently asked the MVS forum how to open the draincock […]
Peeling fabric on your A-pillars? Here’s how to fix it by replacing the trim. MVS Contributor ogatrulle recently posted this beautiful DIY on repairing the inside A-pillars on your P2 Volvo: V70 & XC-70 & V70XC 2001-2007 S60 2001-2009 S80 1999-2004 I recently replaced my peeling 06 V70 fabric A-pillar covers with plastic covers from […]
Botbasher » After my recent experiences and discoveries with the loveable slush box we know as the AW55-50/51SN, I thought I would jot them all down for those either having similar issues but finding no joy, or those facing similar issues and wondering what to do. I searched MVS for a deeper explanation for this oft […]
Now-MVS Contributor amblerman crushes it with a beautiful squeaky dash repair DIY with photos and helpful steps, tools and required parts. He completed and documented this repair on his 1999 S70. amblerman » Here’s a report on how I repaired my squeaky dash. I acquired a 1999 S70 with 110K on it back in late 2016. This was […]
The XC70 and V70 XC have been the heart and the workhorse of Volvo’s car/crossover offerings for just over 20 years. The formula still works today for dozens of automakers: take a FWD car and make it AWD, with slight off road capability. It targets owners who want a safe AWD car capable of tackling […]
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 […]
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.