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by Ozark Lee
07 Sep 2006, 21:46
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850 Glove Box Latch Repair

Based on all of the good information on this site I set out to repair my faulty glove box latch on a ’94 850. The hardest part of the job is sawing through the catch hoop or, as Volvo calls it, the brace. I used a largish screwdriver to pry the glove box door lid out “as far as was comfortable” so a...
by MadeInJapan
05 Oct 2008, 06:51
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A couple of things going on here: 1. The evaporator is shot. 2. Your windshield mists up with HEAT and the smell is foul. #2 is not your evaporator, but most likely your heater core with a leak- to get rid of the misting and foul smell- you're going to have to replace it. All-in-all, not very diffic...
by jblackburn
13 May 2011, 06:39
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Transmission being funny on freeway...

Hmmmm. Pull up with your toe on the brake pedal and set the cruise. Does it stay on? I don't know if the 2000 model still has the brake switch with the vacuum line for the cruise control - but someone somewhere said that when you hit the brakes on the newer models, the transmission will unlock the t...
by dan777
30 Oct 2011, 01:00
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2006 V70 brake Vacuum pump/switch 31317445 31265825

I finally decided to fix an annoying problem that I was having for a while when basically there is no brake assist when engine is cold. I know there were some other posts dealing with this issue but I thought that would be very helpful to write a detailed tutorial with pictures about how to diagnose...
by xHeart
20 Mar 2012, 13:47
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Re: Air filter vacuum hose connection

Hope this helps!
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by jreed
02 Jul 2012, 14:20
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DIY Rear Bumper Bracket Repair: 1997 Volvo 855 GLT

Our 1997 Volvo 855 GLT wagon was recently hit on the rear bumper. I took the rear bumper off and replaced the brackets, bolts and washers and I took some photos along the way to show what I did in case it might be of use to somebody else faced with a similar project. As others have noted, there was ...
by jreed
18 Apr 2013, 18:13
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Engine oil cooler line replacement DIY guide

This write up covers removing and replacing the engine oil cooler lines on a ’97 855 GLT wagon with light pressure turbo and automatic transmission. This car has 163K miles. The oil cooler lines were original. I put the whole write up here as an attached PDF (easier than uploading the photos individ...
by tribologist
30 Dec 2013, 07:50
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Re: 2001 XC70 Power steering pump o-ring

Thanks vti. I realized it was a weekday (i'm off work this week) so e down to Gengras Volvo and got the OEM ring. I measure the id to 0.307 a 302 pin is loose and a 5/16 pin is just a tad over. The width is 0.072 so the size they gave me is a -011. (5/16 ID by 7/16 OD 1/16 Wide) That size is include...
by QuirkySwede
06 Jan 2014, 02:16
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DIY: Parking Brake Failure Inspection ('98 S70 as ref')

ISSUE: Need for parking brake system inspection. OEM components are prone to various degrees of failure due to age, exposure to elements, and heat which could affect drive-ability and control. CONSEQUENCES: One or both rear wheels could lock up immobilizing vehicle when parked, or causing loss of c...
by erikv11
04 Feb 2014, 15:41
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96 850 Voltage regulator 9162683 1 197 311 520

I want to replace a dead voltage regulator. At the vendor web sites, there are two Bosch regulators recommended for the 100A alternator from the 850, and one regulator is much, much cheaper than the other. You can see them both here, the other web sites sell one or the other or both of them as well:...