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by bronco
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How important is this gasket? Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: How important is this gasket? Topic is solved

gas is funny stuff . I once drove my bronco all the way to new hampshire on a hot summer day and smelled gas when I arrived. Its a big V 8 with a carb huge flat intake manifold next to the carb is a large depression that held about 8 ounces of liquid gas merrily boiling from the heat of the engine. ...
by bronco
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 1999 S80 T6 - Parked overnight, now engine making noise?
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: 1999 S80 T6 - Parked overnight, now engine making noise?

In line with RickHaleparker - Have you removed the serp belt and manually spun each rotating component? Agree with this! I just did the same for a what I thought was a noisy power steering pump. Pulled the belt off , started it and no noise. I hand spun the tensioner pulley and it was that , or its...
by bronco
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved

when I'm bored I wander youtube and often find myself watching Robert's videos . Sometimes for things I will never have to do on cars I will never own.

That wagon however is what I'm driving right now and heaven knows what it will need next!

Ok mine isn't an R
by bronco
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: Robert DIY His car has been stolen Topic is solved

what does he want the day off or something? The dog ate my homework!

Grab another car and make some more videos Robert
by bronco
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Limp Mode/ Flashing Up Arrow
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Limp Mode/ Flashing Up Arrow

I’ve got both a windshield and a 1998 at heading for scrap in Albany soon, if you are interested. Can deliver too. Available on the Socialist Sliding Scale of $0 to Fair market Value I’ve never removed a Volvo windshield though, might not be too Easy I actually worked saturdays at an auto glass pla...
by bronco
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 1999 S80 T6 - Parked overnight, now engine making noise?
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: 1999 S80 T6 - Parked overnight, now engine making noise?

sounds like a job for the VOLVO task force! Alberta division .

Can you try running it without the valve cover on? Messy I know but even just for a few seconds maybe ?
by bronco
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Slamming Tailgate
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Slamming Tailgate

You are on the right track to look at the position of the floor latch. I would loosen it up then figure out the best position then tighten it back up. Sometimes the latch needs to move in the opposite direction from what you might expect. Also check the little rubber bumpers located out at the side...
by bronco
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Hi all, I try to update this thread until the solution is found. Update on the gearbox: it turns out that I mixed up the 2 thinner pipes that you can find under the oil pan, leading to the accumulators. They fit either way, somehow I mismatched them. When I restored it, the gearbox went forward and...
by bronco
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70R - lost reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 983

Re: 99 V70R - lost reverse

This is why we need a full rebuild thread for this transmission.

If things progress the way they are it might come from me :(
by bronco
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging

Sveedy wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:27 pmCosmoline ?

maybe! cosmoline with brake dust in it would be black huh?
by bronco
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loud buzzing noise near Alt / Fuel Pump: not tied to RPM
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Loud buzzing noise near Alt / Fuel Pump: not tied to RPM

no theory either way but next time I curl up on a warm engine if I get a whiff of pep-o-mint i'm gonna am-scray
by bronco
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging

I always use anti seize on those too. It wasn't like grease though it was a strange feel to it , almost sticky .

Like the texture of honey .

maybe something old-timey
by bronco
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Hit a pothole today then every bump I hear a horrible banging

1998 V70 . Driving about 30mph , hit a pothole or raised manhole cover and heard a loud BANG !!! pull over looking underneath expecting to see broken control arm or strut but I see nothing wrong. Drive away slowly nothing then hit another pothole BANG! step on the brakes horrible grinding noise. I'm...
by bronco
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core blew during full throttle. Headgasket leaky?
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Heater Core blew during full throttle. Headgasket leaky?

many engines have issues with overpressure in coolant. As pointed out , the waterpump is driven at some ratio to engine speed high engine RPM equals high water pump RPM . Back in the day when i was drag racing ford small block V8 powered mustangs about 6000 RPM was the limit for heater core safety ....
by bronco
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil cooler thermastat
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: oil cooler thermastat

Yes, updating to the RN style cooler setup is documented. You need the pan, the cooler, and all the lines hoses from a 99+. this includes turbo return lines I believe. Also, Robert Spinner (RSPI-Robert DIY) , has recently documented running with no cooler on his T5-R, with no detriment, on You Tube...
by bronco
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 1999 S80 changing 2 front control arms Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: 1999 S80 changing 2 front control arms Topic is solved

Some say yes some say no on various aftermarket parts. I put uro brand arms on an S80 in 2016 and they are still fine today . If you have a 20 year old car maybe parts that last 2 or 3 years are good enough ? Even if you love the car its still 21 years old and there are a whole host of things that c...
by bronco
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: If engine compartment gets HOT, engine quits
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: If engine compartment gets HOT, engine quits

Not a fix but take that wool blanket off the underside of the hood and throw it in the trash and see if it gets any better. First thing I do with every volvo , disclaimer , I do not live at the south pole
by bronco
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25

RickHaleParker wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:11 pm
bronco wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:42 pm i was thinking unlit it might draw in propane and richen the exhaust .
Spray a flammable on a hot exhaust? 🤨

If it did anything it would only light the torch ? Anyway , don't say "spray" say "waft, gently"
by bronco
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25

I mean it works for intake gaskets ........... Exhaust it might not. Should work on the Exhaust side if the torch is lit. When the lit torch is on a leak, the flame will consume the oxygen. No oxygen getting in to the Exhaust the reading should change. i was thinking unlit it might draw in propane ...
by bronco
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Lean Code P0171, but LTFT is -25

If you can see the gasket you could try waving a plumbers torch at it. See if the scanner reads the ecm adjust the fuel trim.

i mean it works for intake gaskets ........... Exhaust it might not.
by bronco
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 XC70T AWD BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution oil sludge, short trips
Replies: 24
Views: 2723

Re: 2000 XC70T AWD BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution oil sludge, short trips

I should have said acting as a solid lifter with essentially zero valve lash
by bronco
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 XC70T AWD BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution oil sludge, short trips
Replies: 24
Views: 2723

Re: 2000 XC70T AWD BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution oil sludge, short trips

Sludge is a funny thing ! Old oil can cause strange problems. I once bought an F250 plow truck that was a garage find , it supposedly had a rebuilt engine but hadn't started in a decade . I got a good deal on it even if it never ran is what I figured , for 700 bucks it had a clean straight body and ...
by bronco
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Driver CV Axle Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Driver CV Axle Problems

Did you drop the subframe? Check the bolts they might be loose .
by bronco
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Driver CV Axle Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Driver CV Axle Problems

Are you bored enough to take that tire and swap it to the right rear ?

Or maybe swap the front rotors from side to side ?

See if the vibration changes or stays the same
by bronco
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Help solve the mystery of the relay
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Help solve the mystery of the relay

oh i guess I found it , the image is numbered differently than the REM is numbered but its labeled correctly and did the trick

Volvo apparently numbers relays the way GM numbers cylinders (aka wrong)
by bronco
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Help solve the mystery of the relay
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Help solve the mystery of the relay

2002 volvo S80 no brake lights , the top mounted light is fine , fuses fine bulbs fine. Googling something as simple as a fusebox diagram , map , key , index, whatever you call it seems like it should be simple and yet............................. the mapping of relays apparently is a more closely g...
by bronco
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Exhaust Sound Uograde
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Exhaust Sound Uograde

Why do the resonators on that page look like cherry bombs? Is that all a resonator is? Just a glass pack muffler?
by bronco
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head gasket etc..
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Head gasket etc..

Sveedy wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:35 am So does that mean that the valve seals that come with the head gasket set from FCP are not to be used ? Toss them and buy another set ?
sure put them in the trash on top of the seafoam :mrgreen:
by bronco
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 turbo Valves, trw vs Volvo
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: P80 turbo Valves, trw vs Volvo

Ford specc'ed sodium filled valves for the 427 SOHC back in 1965 ! actually I think the intakes were hollow , it said more about the state of valve spring tech than anything else though

I think a decent valve job, a proper seat cut to transfer the heat would make the sodium un-needed
by bronco
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Unknown part with disconnected hose
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Unknown part with disconnected hose

It looks like the hose attached to the device in the second photo is near to failure. The hose diameter change at the end of the hose nipple is showing failure cracks. It would be good to replace now before it fails. Soap Box Rant Alert! Everyone attempting to service a modern vehicle should period...
by bronco
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p80 borescope of AC evaporator
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: p80 borescope of AC evaporator

We could send Busby and the gang in for a little looksee , they could even bring that pet duck 8)
by bronco
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p80 borescope of AC evaporator
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: p80 borescope of AC evaporator

is it just me or were the rest of you expecting more of a thread with the word "borescope" in the title?

I was hoping for some full on Fantastic Voyage action , book or 1960's cartoon , not the movie of the same name
by bronco
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: XC90 transmission cooler on S80?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: XC90 transmission cooler on S80?

Generic oil coolers are cheap enough - come with all the fittings. Out of curiosity, why do you want to add an oil cooler? Does the wife use the Silver Flash for towing? I used to regularly rebuild the early Ford F series 4 speed overdrives The E4OD was an outgrowth of the venerable C6 that had bee...
by bronco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 c70 2.3 AC pressure relief valve? or blown line?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: 98 c70 2.3 AC pressure relief valve? or blown line?

I think the temp sensor is low down behind the front bumper , between the AC radiator throwing heat at it and the blacktop I could see 134 degrees happening.
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: XC90 transmission cooler on S80?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: XC90 transmission cooler on S80?

What if there is gunk in it? pencil shavings or bird lime? Ok friction material etc from the transmission it was last attached to?

Friends don't let friends reuse transmission coolers . That is originally a Ford rule(E4OD) but it applies to every brand equally
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Running rough in cold weather - suspect cooling system?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Running rough in cold weather - suspect cooling system?

abscate wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:53 am The temp gauge should reach the 3 o’clock position ( 9 o’clock in AUS :) and then stay there. If the gauge behaviour is systematic and reproducible, I would guess your thermostat is malfunctioning. Replace it with OEM Volvo or Wahle
Don't you mean -3 o'clock? :roll:
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA

you are in vermont? can't you just pluck volvo parts from a tree ?

Soak the heck out of that bolt for days weld a nut on it really weld it , get the nut cherry red with your welder then give the heat time to soak down into the bolt recite a few prayers and go for it
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA

How bout a picture of the broken bolt, may be more doable than you are thinking true , if it is sticking up and there is thread you can put a nut on and weld it then give that a shot , if its flush or below flush then I guess try it yourself . If you tow the car to a shop and they do it in car then...
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Opinions wanted regarding valve job on 1997 850 NA

Thanks. I do have the compression numbers—it was a while ago that I did all the compression tests, but they were consistently around 190-200 except #3 which was like 60. The other big issue now is that one of the head bolts broke off, and is stuck in the block. I'm calling around but have yet to fi...
by bronco
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Travel Pac
Replies: 37
Views: 4706

Re: 98 V70 Travel Pac

A handheld GPS or Geocache Navigator on a smartphone for Geocaching . No matter where you are in the world, if you know how to geocache, you will always have something to do. It is a fun family friendly activity and I bet there are some fantastic caches along the way. About 5 years ago I became an ...
by bronco
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Hey Bronco! I didn't have any fault codes in the transmission, but would you elaborate on the test that you mean? Did you have this manual? It shows some specs for the different solenoids and that some malfunctions might not set codes https://shop.ukrtrans.biz/wp-content/uploads/catalogs/4T65E_UPDA...
by bronco
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

My parts supplier offered a photo with the different valve link styles. It looks like it's hard to mix up the rods of the valves, as it's hard to remove the spring from the first IMS version. However, I will open the transmission and check. I should be able to find the time next week, I will update...
by bronco
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Turbo Oil Drain Line Leaking
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Turbo Oil Drain Line Leaking

This job is so annoying on the AWD cars , the stupid angle gear completely blocks the bottom end of the tube
by bronco
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Post manual swap - VIN, insurance, title, registration issues? Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Post manual swap - VIN, insurance, title, registration issues? Topic is solved

My expirience changing the color is the only thing you need to remind the registry of in Mass. Got pulled over after repainting a truck and the registration said grey and the truck was now blue and that was an issue. They thought I had attached the plates to a different truck. Nothing about the driv...
by bronco
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Turbo Oil Drain Line Leaking
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Turbo Oil Drain Line Leaking

Did you tape the torx bit and adapter together? I found the need to do that because the torx bit got stuck in the bolt and stayed in the bolt at one point
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

I came across this thread too, which makes me a bit more optimistic, as it looks as if I don't have to pull the whole engine/trans again... https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=63865 That is the thread that inspired me to do the job in car! There are other threads too :mrgreen:
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

you mean you had a spring originally? but had extra parts and switched ? If you look at the pic you posted the rod that attaches to the manual valve looks different Sort of mirror imaged did you change that also?
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

did you get one sided frictions for fourth gear? My kit came with 2 sided frictions and I had to reuse the old frictions.
If you look at your pic of the three valves the body of the valve looks the same on 2 and 3 , and the 1st one looks like it wouldnt work with the inside switch
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers - Idiots - Fails thread - April 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2056

Re: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers - Idiots - Fails thread - April 2020

LUGNUTS??????

In my experience Volvos carry a curse on lugnuts for me. The S80 they would always stick and not want to come off , The S70's they loosen and fall out .
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

there are different channel plate gaskets , or it could be something like a damaged plate gasket allowing pressure into a part of the valve body that is not supposed to see pressure
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Valve 2 and 3 are the same as far as directing fluid but the retention method is different , so maybe your switch would indicate the gear your shifter cable has selected but the valve body is doing something different To clarify I mean even if the manual valve is not attached to the cable the electr...
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Valve 2 and 3 are the same as far as directing fluid but the retention method is different , so maybe your switch would indicate the gear your shifter cable has selected but the valve body is doing something different To clarify I mean even if the manual valve is not attached to the cable the elect...
by bronco
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Valve 2 and 3 are the same as far as directing fluid but the retention method is different , so maybe your switch would indicate the gear your shifter cable has selected but the valve body is doing something different
by bronco
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

:( Well you have to pull the tranny again I think , that sounds like some sort of valvebody issue fluid being misdirected . all gears except D-3 and D-4 have the input clutch applied , even neutral . reverse is the only gear that applies the reverse band it sounds like the reverse band is not holdin...
by bronco
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

Hi Bronco, Thanks for your reply. I do that sometimes.. I'm not sure how reliable the fault codes of the ECM are, but the ECU for the trans had no fault codes, so I wonder if that would help. Could you elaborate please? Just thinking , the range selector switch is inside the trans , as is the speed...
by bronco
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul
Replies: 32
Views: 5195

Re: Volvo S80 T6 1999 bad start, bad idle after overhaul

I hate to say it but maybe you did too many things at once?

Maybe pinch the wiring harness inside the trans?
by bronco
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

I sprayed it with more lube , and hit the pause button I've been feeling like garbage for 3 or 4 days so I went and got a corona test . Initially chalked it up to pollen but allergy meds weren't doing much It was a 4 hour process and i saw some people that were feeling worse than me, enough so I was...
by bronco
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

:lol: I would normally put a flame on it but the fuel line is literally an inch away anyone can ruin a torx bolt , I don't blame the last guy but what you aren't supposed to do is put them back in ruined. :x Throw it away and buy a bolt from the hardware store , even if its an allen head its better ...
by bronco
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

Even with the intake off and the thermostat housing off it still is a stupid way to bolt that water neck to the block. You practically need to invent a new tool to get the upper left bolt . A torx bit with an allen that is about 3/4 of an inch total length then a 6 point wrench around the allen part...
by bronco
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6

the other thing about straight water I learned is it can leak invisibly


via steam or as liquid which evaporates very quickly on hot pavement
by bronco
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

I the last guy stripped it and then put it back in way too tight , a lot of times if you ruin a torx on the way out you can still put it back in . There it lies , like a ticking time bomb . I was suspicious of it so I pulled the lines above it to get a straight shot at it. The other one came out but...
by bronco
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

Well the bolt under the fuel line is stripped ,the torx I mean . I guess I will try an allen and see if i can get it to move otherwise I will have to take the water outlet off the block. I don't know if I have mentioned this before but whenever I see a torx used for no reason the first thing that po...
by bronco
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6

maybe you are good , might want to order a lower hose and put it in the trunk
by bronco
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

One thing I learned from this project If the lube pipe in the pan pops out of its hole then the final drive will not be lubricated. I have a friend who drives a chevy with this transaxle that suddenly started making a howling noise which is tied to road speed and happens in gear or neutral and I thi...
by bronco
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

The thermostat for a turbo spec is 87c, which coverts to 189F The car will run the temperature up to 221F before the fans kick on, that’s normal. The fans will take it back to near 189F before the cycle off A non turbo thermostat is usually 90C The ECU conTrols ignition timing according to load whi...
by bronco
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: S70 T5 thermostat temp

:shock: Well the bolts won't even budge so I will put this project off for a bit.

Its about to start pouring out anyway. I will yank the thermostat out of one of my parts cars tomorrow
by bronco
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 thermostat temp
Replies: 13
Views: 329

S70 T5 thermostat temp

I've been playing around with a scanner using the live data display on the coolant temp sensor. I have never touched the thermostat in this particular car so I don't know yet if it is an OE part or aftermarket . I have been observing the temp in different conditions and the lowest temp I have seen a...
by bronco
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Financial Distress Parts Program
Replies: 117
Views: 176902

Re: Financial Distress Parts Pool

I have a 98 S70 to part out here
by bronco
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?

I just found this on the 50-42LE trans, which is what you're looking at from the '98 FWD. 50-42 manual I'm doing a manual swap in my '97 T5 and am wanting to save the old trans for the wife's '97 GLT, just in case we need it. Her car has 300K+ miles and this is just under 200K. Thought about a rebu...
by bronco
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?

So it looks like I have the AW42

I'm not seeing a lot of threads about rebuilding it or youtube videos for that matter :roll:

No kits at Rockauto either
by bronco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thinking Outside The Usual Box...
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Thinking Outside The Usual Box...

i'll buy anything . People swear by certain brands , those brands could be making their stuff on the same assembly line as Uro and just marking it up 3 times as much.
by bronco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

98 70 series auto transmission rebuild?

Fresh from apparent success rebuilding an S80 transmission (knock upon wood!) I have a mind to attempt some trans work on my 98 V70 Last summer my V70 had some transmission issues which went away after flushing . This is an all wheel drive wagon with the driveshaft to the back long gone that is basi...
by bronco
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Looked in my 2004 manual and it holds 13.4 US quarts. June The ATSG technical manual for the 4T65E has the following approximate capacity numbers: Bottom Pan Removed 7.0 liters or 7.4 quarts Complete Rebuild 9.5 liters or 10.0 quarts Completely Dry 12.7 liters or 13.4 quarts I'm within 3/4 of a qua...
by bronco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

This is not as crazy as it sounds but you might be able to get some guidance on drilling a hole into the case and pumping oil in Have you tried heating the plug with propane ? It feels like the gas tank is a bit close for flame heating . I have thought about it though. I have torches I used them to...
by bronco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

bump ! I'm finally ready to to the passenger side I guess . Well I found the passenger side bearing . The rear diff still makes noise I find it very annoying . I don't see any way to get rid of the noise short of removing the axles. It seems obvious the outer part of the axles has to stay or the whe...
by bronco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6

i just recently found some crumbled wires on a 2002 right at the plug on the electric fan that prevented it from coming on. It was actually 1 wire that was corroded on both sides of the same plug. The car would overheat if not being driven so that air was forced thru the radiator. it fell behind on ...
by bronco
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Still holding at 9.25 quarts of fluid . She has had it back for a couple of days she texted me and said the temp got up to the 3/4 mark . I hooked my scanner up put it on live data and drove with the AC on and it got up to 245 ! No electric fan action , at first I thought i heard it but it was the f...
by bronco
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Total Coolant Loss 03 S80 T6

is there a puddle where they were parked? If not then it probably blew off on the way home , I would imagine there is more water pressure . You could have got lucky. I lost all the coolant in an S80 once from a leak. I replaced it with water then we had a cold snap and it froze! That took out the wa...
by bronco
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

The 3 baby birds all survived ! I knew to give them a day or two alone in the garage and they would leave . The last time that happened I pulled my bronco in without knowing what was up and 2 died either from heart attacks or smashing into walls trying to escape the noise. :oops: The hose and the bl...
by bronco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

:lol: Well I looked at my parts car , the 2001 and its the same hose but it leaves the caliper at an angle and is nowhere near the rim and is not tight either. Rockauto shows 2 different part numbers based on the size of the front disc. Working theory , someone put a small disc caliper on a big dis...
by bronco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

:lol: Well I looked at my parts car , the 2001 and its the same hose but it leaves the caliper at an angle and is nowhere near the rim and is not tight either. Rockauto shows 2 different part numbers based on the size of the front disc. Working theory , someone put a small disc caliper on a big disc...
by bronco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Well took a test drive and the brakes failed completely ! Babied it home and found brake fluid on the outside of the drivers side tire ! The inner edge of the rim cut into the brake hose The hoses are exactly the same as the ones that came off which had what I thought were cracks in the cut area :? ...
by bronco
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

:cry: At 8 .5 quarts added its just showing on the stick not warmed up though . I took it for a ride and all the gears work checked it again and it came up the stick a little. I may end up adding 10 total. Meanwhile the brake issue , I think it may have been pre-existing , both calipers were missing...
by bronco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

13.4 total including the torque converter and cooler I doubt any came out of the converter but maybe when the pump drive came out the top half of it could have run out through the case I might need as many as 10 then.if the converter half emptied Its really hard to tell because I dumped the pan all ...
by bronco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Well this is annoying I put 5 quarts in and it wont move and nothing on the stick yet, the walmart only had 6 on the shelf so when I put #6 in I was out and it still isn't showing on the stick but it went in reverse and drive! I can't test drive it though I seem to have no brakes. I had no one aroun...
by bronco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)
Replies: 11
Views: 2521

Re: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)

This car must mean a lot to you , and your Dad must as well ! It looks like it is ready to last another 20 years. In the midst of this transmission rebuild I'm doing its painful to see how sparkling clean it is under the hood of your car compared to the muck I have to scrape off :( These cars could ...
by bronco
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Maybe the hoses look short because of the way the car is still supported with axles ends at full droop ?

Looking at other brands of hose they appear to be 14.4 inches overall as well
by bronco
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

putting it all back together hitting a few snags . I had the owner order new brake hoses because the other ones were split and cracked at the caliper end. I put the new one on the drivers side and it looks too short when the wheel is cut to the left , its exactly the same length as the one that was ...
by bronco
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 s70 glt rough start [P0304 P0305 , swapped plug wires] Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: 98 s70 glt rough start Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:05 am Show us the inside of your distributor cap and rotor up close

New plugs and age of spark plug wires?
melted rotor !!! with a milkshake on the side
by bronco
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

So today the side cover got back on! I needed to remove the front passenger subframe bolt completely though , even though the cover came off the way things were it would not go back on :roll: I bolted the subframe up where it goes , fought with the steering rack for over an hour because I undid both...
by bronco
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I did make some pins to hold the gaskets. The rockauto kit came with metallic replacement gaskets for the channel plate . They were bent in 3 places and wouldn't lie flat so I was having trouble getting the gaskets to stay put. M6 threaded rod isn't a thing anywhere near me so I dug out 2 M6 bolts ,...
by bronco
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

still waiting on my 3-4 spring kit . Tracking showed it lounging a few days in Indiana but out for delivery today. Before the corona our mail came by 10am but now we are lucky to see it at 3pm. I've decided to mock the transfer plate on while I wait and see a few issues that are going to crop up. Th...
by bronco
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)
Replies: 11
Views: 2521

Re: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)

It may be that there is so much to digest here that you have rendered folks speechless
by bronco
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

A little out of order but I just saw these on my memory card pics are of when I had to take the final drive planetary parking gear and pawl etc out . First is the final drive planet assemble on the shaft without the park gear DSCF8632.JPG Then same with parking gear and sunshaft DSCF8633.JPG another...
by bronco
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

This is on pause until I get the accumulator spring kit from triple edge

Stupidly I didn't pull that accumulator apart when I dismantled the transmission I could have ordered the springs 4 or 5 days earlier
by bronco
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OOPS - dropped an item into the turbo
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: OOPS - dropped an item into the turbo

Train a small mammal to retrieve it , a mole perhaps
by bronco
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Oil Leak

I have an S80 parts car here that If I jump started it and pulled the oil dipstick out would shoot a plume of white water vapor once it warmed up. This car would force cam seals out of the bores and create oil leaks very easily . Generally too much pressure in the crank case would pop those first in...
by bronco
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Oil Leak

Did you do the glove test on the dipstick tube?

as far as the oil seperator I clean them all the time , well I mean whener I get one off I clean it out , if you take it off look inside the block too , you might be able to poke around in there and haul out a lot of gunk.
by bronco
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Showing a lot of love to the S 80 (1999)
Replies: 11
Views: 2521

Re: Showing a lot of love to S 80 (1999)

WOW !!

You were not kidding when you said clean! Looks brand new
by bronco
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I will send you a pm. Look here for TransGo shift kits: https://tripleedgeperformance.com/ When I looked at accumulators I found a broken spring. It not hurt to look at them. I read this when you posted but was thinking of the ones in the pan . I am ready to put the transfer plate on and just now l...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

So here is the shell on the planet DSCF8657.JPG and the first time , which didnt work where I thought I could just stick a screwdriver in there to support the shell DSCF8658.JPG here is my second attempt with a wooden wedge to support the band and I was going to reach around that with a screwdriver ...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

The next thing to go in is the shell then the assembly containing the 3rd clutch and input clutch plus the 2 sprags and the sungear. The way I did it was to put the 3rd clutches in then the snap ring then drop the 2 sprags in and use them to line up the 3rd clutch frictions then assemble the input f...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Now the next part is where the first planet goes in In this pic the side facing up goes into the trans first and you can see there is a raised lip that is splined inside . that inner spline engages the outside of the sunshaft but slides into the I guess spindle or nose of the final drive planet hold...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Ok so its basically back in . I find some annoying areas on the various youtube videos where they gloss over parts that are not exactly obvious Where I left off yesterday the final drive planet snap ringed back in the case and the sun shaft in where it is supposed to be. but I have just added the fo...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

As stated early on - it is easier to drop the parts in relative to sliding them in. Many, myself included, managed to slide them in. I recall using a long straight flat bar to keep things (shell) aligned (parallel), but as more parts go in it can be removed. Do you have the main shaft installed? If...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

this transmission is not meant to be reassembled in the horizontal position. the shell falls off to one side and won't slot in to the second clutch. Ideally the whole assembly would be slid in as one unit but the reverse band doesn't really want to go in after the fact. I wonder if the servo piston ...
by bronco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 problem
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Volvo S80 problem

just as a goof maybe swap the engine relay with one of the others that is the same type
by bronco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

This is a nightmare now , it took me over 3 hours to get that all out and back in again . Hopefully its ok now. I realized during the process that I never explicitly pull that sunshaft out and none of the various videos show that either. I had a lot of trouble trying to get it together and I found t...
by bronco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

so the whole stupid thing had to come out the gear that the parking pawl locks into slumps down if you pull that sunshaft yikes oh well scorched earth time now DSCF8634.JPG this is what the sun shaft looks like fully splined into where it needs to go first the final drive planetary?? DSCF8632.JPG th...
by bronco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

the final drive sungear shaft is the mystery part which does not appear on any of the videos apparently it should not have been removed because it does not want to go back in. The long spline end should go in first but it is stopping short about 2 inches maybe the parking pawl assembly needs to come...
by bronco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

So I'm at the put together stage and just out of curiosity does anyone do any of the stuff in the pan ? like accumulators and servo piston seals etc? The forward band is broken I wonder if I should yank that piston ? The way the car is supported it would be no simple thing to do it now , same with t...
by bronco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I had a thought; maybe they have been driving in W mode? I have read on here people have the buttons getting sticky from drinks spilled. Or a purse hit the button, or a young passenger pushed it. Most non-car people might not know its on? The S80 only has the one W button that has the transmission ...
by bronco
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: How to find out Volvo S80 Manufacture date
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Re: How to find out Volvo S80 Manufacture date

06/03 means June 2003. If you want a easy way for build date? Purchase a Carfax for your car and it will give you a built date. My 2004 S80 says 05/03 on the door sticker and it's build date is 05/13/2003 a Thursday. I took delivery 12/23/2003 she was a Christmas present. June thats some xmas prese...
by bronco
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Wow this thread took off! I've never seen a 2nd clutch so toasted. How were the input clutch and 3rd clutch? Also check the splines on the 4th clutch hub, they are known to strip and you lose 4th. Props to you for your hard work. It's not something everyone wants to get their hands dirty with. very...
by bronco
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

The subframe bolts are torque to yield bolts. So if you loosen them, then new ones should be used. Also these years have issue with the subframe bushings. I would closely scrutinize them or just replace them while you are there. On my 2004 S80 T6 replacing the subframe bushings made a night and day...
by bronco
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

Ok actually it is the band , it wasn't broken in half but the apply lug is sort of peeled up. DSCF8629.JPG I didn't have my reading glasses on and missed it initially here is a picture of it and some of the second clutch's state note the edge wear of the frictions , as they wore they became warped a...
by bronco
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

It seems like if second clutch is the only problem then it should have been able to move in overdrive or drive but had no 2 3 or 4 wondering if something is not allowing forward band application maybe it was starting in second all the time with no forward band applied causing second clutch to get ki...
by bronco
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

no broken bands but second clutch is shredded!!! only 3 frictions in second clutch have material on both sides , there are 2 that are smooth on the outer edge and one is bare on both sides. All are sort of conical so they wont lie flat if you put them all in and you put the snap ring in the clearanc...
by bronco
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Volvo S80 problem
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Volvo S80 problem

drivers side under hood box ? guessing but someone else will chime in shortly I'm sure with more detail I have a 2002 here but there is no decal on the lid :roll: I say decal but I actually refer to it as the map of the fusebox , regardless its missing. Might try a google image search 2003 S80 fusebox
by bronco
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I did start taking the innards apart just to get a jump on tomorrow , figured I would get as much fluid to drain overnight as I could. The only annoying part was taking the chain cover off 2 of the bolts were insanely tight and they were the shallow headed bolts that sockets like to slip off of and ...
by bronco
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

ok so since the engine was unbolted i didn't try to reattach it to the subframe I just managed to unhook the steering shaft inside the car and sag the subframe way down low on the drivers side and took the passenger side subframe bolts almost all the way out. supported the subframe then lowered the ...
by bronco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

On the XC90, from the inside of the car, remove (push up) the rubber boot where the column meets the floor. Under the boot you will find a nut that you loosen and that is all that is required. Everything in the engine bay is left alone. I don't recall if the action is pull up to release or push dow...
by bronco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

OK the IT person is going to work on VIDA for me but I decided to proceed just by using a few clues spread across multiple posts and videos and whatnot in case they dont prove to be up to the computer end of the deal. It seems to me that most people unbolt all the engine and trans mounts lift the en...
by bronco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 323
Views: 70724

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

:? I guess the problem is I don't know what a magnet link is

I've heard of bittorrent but never used it before

I guess I'll have to learn some new stuff along the way
by bronco
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 323
Views: 70724

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

i just realized the person who owns the car is actually an IT professional and I will put them to work on this VIDA thing for me and since if I have it working it will help me in the future I can knock some money off my bill . I will pause for a bit and go mow my lawn
by bronco
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 323
Views: 70724

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

Is this the vida link that is supposed to work? The hyperlinks are dead. Go to page 16 and use the Magnet link as instructed. I have a windows 7 machine which I believe has IE11 on it in storage even if I dont get the date patched I should be able to adjust the date back a decade if need be No need...
by bronco
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I found this link that is supposed to be for winXP computers I'll try that on an old XP laptop I have if I can get it powered up

https://mega.nz/file/twBizQpK#VweGW_BBe ... TaI5OWpEo8
by bronco
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I'll try to get the vida up and running first but the pull the whole thing idea should work for me if I dont manage that.

I looked at the vida thread no joy with the link on page 16 , the translated part fails like maybe the original link it was translating moved out from under it
by bronco
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved
Replies: 323
Views: 70724

Re: Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59 Topic is solved

2014D_Repack via a Russian web page (Google translated to English). Untranslated page Is this the vida link that is supposed to work? Im getting a google translate error on the first one The page is missing or never was written. You can wait and see if it becomes available again, or you can restart...
by bronco
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I thought I found a download link here https://www.car-auto-repair.com/volvo-vida-dice-2014d-software-free-download/ it is 13 zip files ! I try to unzip 001 and it asks for a password? It also claims it needs 120GB free space I probably dont have that on the computer I downloaded with anyway
by bronco
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I did some googling about and I think I found a vida2014 link . It looks to be 13 zip files of about 700mb each. Is that what we are talking about? I always thought VIDA and DICE were referring only to a hardware scanner of some sort and I only have older volvos that I have needed anything but an OB...
by bronco
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

So I will go ahead and do the in car rebuild I watched the impala video seems pretty straightforward. I dropped the pan yesterday and let as much oil out that way as I could (overnight) to avoid any future tranny fluid tidal waves. I jacked up the front and for the time being put jackstands under th...
by bronco
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I just got the kit delivered , I'll start in on it this weekend. I see a lot of folks rebuilding in the car, is it easier to do it that way than just pulling the trans and doing it on a bench? Thinking of my aching back here, working under stuff tends to be harder than sitting in a nice comfy chair ...
by bronco
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

lots of gloomy Gus'es in here , I think this is winding down and there wont be a second wave.

If there is no big spike a few weeks after all this non social distancing rioting then its a wrap
by bronco
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: MUltra
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Re: MUltra

RickHaleParker wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 7:21 am
abscate wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 6:43 am Uh, oh...did someone poop in the pool?
That is weird. You or Matt removed the spammer and phpBB declared me the OP. Make it look like I missing some marbles. :lol:
I thought when I clicked that this was going to be a thread about the CIA :roll:
by bronco
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Good thoughts for Grayson the Volvo Cat
Replies: 33
Views: 5513

Re: Good thoughts for Grayson the Volvo Cat

Home and a Happy. The queen bee Black cat still hisses at him for disappearing but is adjusting. Dogs are ecstatic to see him How did you get the cat to tolerate the cone? My cat scraped its head open somehow last week and it wont heal because every few days it scratches the almost healed scab off....
by bronco
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

is there a go to thread for the dropping of the trans/motor ? I've been searching but I feel like I'm chasing my tail a bit
by bronco
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

I've done the rebuild on my S80 T6 and it's fairly straight forward. There are plenty of kits available but as that is just a 2.9 NA you could get away with a cheap kit form rockauto or something. If it is actually switching from reverse to forward and back your bands may actually be fine and your ...
by bronco
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

The transmission, if your car is a 2.9, is a GM 4T65E. If you have done any GM transmission rebuilds you have most likely done this one or a related cousin. There is nothing in the tool department that is special for the rebuild. The rebuild kit is cheap as it is also for the GM cars (an optional V...
by bronco
Sun May 31, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

2002 s80 trans slipping swap or rebuild?

My neighbor with a 2002 volvo s80 non turbo calls me and tells me her car won't move in drive only in reverse will I come over and see what is wrong? I work on her car and her sisters cars a few times a year random things , and she knows I own and drive volvos . I go look and sure enough drive and 3...
by bronco
Fri May 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

So My cousin who was tested Tuesday Morning just got his results back and he is negative. He was pretty stressed all week so he is relieved and he can go back to work now. He is only the 3rd person I know to get tested and all have been negative. 75,000 cases in a small state and I still don't know ...
by bronco
Fri May 08, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

One of the challenges of Public Health In pandemics is factoring in poor choices by people which are inevitable ; anti-Vaxxers, lotto, buying guns to protect the home, gambling, smoking, Volvo’s without a stick shift Its true , many would question how the same government that runs any form of lotte...
by bronco
Thu May 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Frontier Airlines is selling a social distancing upgrade for $39. Democrats in Congress are appalled. Democrats on Capitol Hill are blasting a plan by Frontier Airlines to sell a social distancing upgrade to passengers concerned about the novel coronavirus. Washington Post Sounds like something fro...
by bronco
Thu May 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

There are those that in the midst of this who were throwing corona parties , How about Santa Ana’s annual “cruising” season? Orange County Register: California 500 cars scatter from street takeover at Costa Mesa, Santa Ana border An estimated 500 vehicles scattered from police who disrupted a stree...
by bronco
Wed May 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Hindsight is 20/20....The answers George Santayana (1863—1952) said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." RE: "will not be posted on MSNBC, or CNN or fox news either." My sources come from many different news/etc sources...last cited came via scientific source; don't put...
by bronco
Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

look at the dashboard the state of Mass posts every day. Number of deaths per day declining for over 10 days now, hospitalization peaked on april 22 or so https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-5-2020/download I see, you are considering Massachusetts, while I am thinking of across the enti...
by bronco
Tue May 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

I agree that daily new cases and deaths have delays in reporting. No way around that with the numbers involved. However, the lag should be at least somewhat consistent and averaging over time will give trends. I have been reporting 5 day moving averages. My state is using 7 day moving average for m...
by bronco
Tue May 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

The number of new cases per day means very little. Some people are still waiting 7 days for results. If they were a week into it by the time they got a test then they could get the results on day 14 ! The other thing is much increased daily testing numbers and lower percentage of positives. Early on...
by bronco
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Many state and federal authorities are claiming they are 'flattening the curve' of COVID-19 cases. I assume they mean that the spreading of the virus is slowing. If that is true, than the growth rate that I have been tracking and reporting should show reductions. Even better would be continuous imp...
by bronco
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

abscate wrote: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:24 am Is the overall us growth rate the average of the state rates, weighted by population?

Sorry if answered previously.
I think that it will be 6 months before the real numbers are available. Right now its like drinking from a fire hose
by bronco
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

State growth rates for April 15, 2020. All information is based on reported information and actual results may be different. For your information, the top 5 states or territories yesterday in growth rate (the worst containment) are: South Dakota (0.250) with 1168 cases, Minnesota (0.161) with 1809 ...
by bronco
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Anyone else heard the rumor that a big chunk of the people in New York hospitalized for this have the pre-existing condition of obesity? Another rumor , a lot of young people hospitalized may have been vape users. I personally haven't seen any breakdowns of underlying conditions at all kind of curio...
by bronco
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Here's what you could get with your paycheck a century ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Here's what you could get with your paycheck a century ago

I used to have a few Sears catalogs from the 20,s 30's and 40's I found them fascinating! Leather dress shoes for $1.79 Shotguns for $12 you could even buy a house from sears for short money It is not the price that matters. It how much of your time and labor it takes to get it. A weeks worth of la...
by bronco
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Here's what you could get with your paycheck a century ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Here's what you could get with your paycheck a century ago

I used to have a few Sears catalogs from the 20,s 30's and 40's I found them fascinating! Leather dress shoes for $1.79 Shotguns for $12 you could even buy a house from sears for short money
by bronco
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 26185

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Has anyone been looking at whats going on in Italy very recently? I don't have the link but they are flattening out apparently and I read that while they are reporting over 100k cases they are beginning to think there are actually 5 million or more ! so possibly a huge number with no symptoms walkin...
by bronco
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas pump shutting off before tank full - 99 s70 na
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Gas pump shutting off before tank full - 99 s70 na

abscate wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:41 pm I was taking a terribly mean shot at Smacnab who just completed his heAd gasket job yesterday

it seems like you needed to set this up a little more, it probably sailed over everyone's heads

Be Better!
by bronco
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

It’s normal to have milkshake if you don’t get the car fully hot, 30mminutes of driving at town speeds, every week. ya its been cold and wet here and i havent been on the highway. With that seal out I can see the cap looking just like the inside of the oil fill cap. I may drive around a bit with th...
by bronco
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

Immediate, top suspect would be a dislodged rear cam seal. That would get water in the cap? When I got the car it had a bad oil leak from the rear of the other cam , and I found a brand new seal which had been installed backwards :D Yep! The crankcase gases have a lot of water vapor, it condenses i...
by bronco
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

... I pull the cap and the rotor looks ok but the inside of the cap is completely soaked with a layer of condensation. I dry it with a rag put it on and drive home. ... why is it wet ? ... Immediate, top suspect would be a dislodged rear cam seal. That would get water in the cap? When I got the car...
by bronco
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

no pressure washing but its been weird weather , we got a foot of snow then it warmed up and rained and melted all the snow and it then got cold , the car never moved during that time. I never even cleaned the snow off the rain did so when I went to drive it that day 3 of the doors were frozen shut ...
by bronco
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

The car quits again ! :o I didn't drive it for 5 days , I go to the store to get drygas for my beloved bronco, which has a carb full of ice and won't start stupid ETHANOL :oops: , it collects water in the bottom of the fuel bowl that froze and plugs the jets. I go in the store get a 6 pack of Heet c...
by bronco
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 XC leaking oil cooler hoses 3528201 3528207
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: leaking oil cooler hoses

don't waste any time getting to this , I have a black 98 S70 paperweight in my yard that Blew an oil line and 3 miles down the road self destructed . I literally walked home from the place it breathed its last breath and was able to follow the oil trail most of the way. When the light came on it onl...
by bronco
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing 9140844

Bumping this thread for rear wheel bearing AWD repair Is the rear wheel hub for P80s NLA? The part number has the ominous “ contact local retailer” thats a good question , I never got around to doing the passenger side of this project and I'm still hearing the noise from the rear end on mine. I thi...
by bronco
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

the car stunk like rotten eggs for about an hour after I got it running , I think cranking it with no spark probably dumped a lot of raw fuel into the cat
by bronco
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil cap leek
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: oil cap leek

BlackBart wrote: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:23 pm
bronco wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:48 pm You all scared to click my link? :lol:
Not EVEN gonna!
Its leek related :mrgreen:
by bronco
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

Googling outside of this forum is bringing up various discussions of too high plug wire resistance causing melted rotors . Also that some rotors have resistors built in and those can disapate too much heat and melt the plastic I don't see a name on the melted rotor , its black and is marked 3/47 on...
by bronco
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

Googling outside of this forum is bringing up various discussions of too high plug wire resistance causing melted rotors . Also that some rotors have resistors built in and those can disapate too much heat and melt the plastic I don't see a name on the melted rotor , its black and is marked 3/47 on ...
by bronco
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil cap leek
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: oil cap leek

You all scared to click my link? :lol:
by bronco
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor
Replies: 18
Views: 423

1998 V70 Melted distributor rotor

So as I was merging onto the freeway yesterday my V70 died in a really ugly area at the top of an on ramp. I'm right in the way of people trying to merge on and there was a sharp radius to the ramp so as they exit the turn I'm basically dead in the way :roll: . I managed to roll backwards onto the r...
by bronco
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 to 98 v90 steering wheel swap? Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: 98 v70 to 98 v90 steering wheel swap? Topic is solved

You're weird!!!!! That is not coming from a place of judgement ,I'm only following instructions

(thats all I got)
by bronco
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC Uneven tire wear/Rear Control Arm Bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: 2000 V70XC Uneven tire wear/Rear Control Arm Bushings

most of the time if a spring is weak a tire will have some lean to it
by bronco
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

I built a home made smoke machine. It did not show any leaks when run through the center vacuum port on the intake manifold. When I introduced the smoke from the intake pipe after the MAF a small amount was visible near the turbo but I could not see the actual location. Mileage varies by driving ty...
by bronco
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

My 98 V70 turbo is at -4.7% and has never really budged off that. I have a 0455 code that I ignore because I don't have to pass emissions. Not sure if they are related
by bronco
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

Do the B17 but bring ear plugs. I can't fathom how those guys did 1 trip in those things, let alone 30. At least of the flak hit you you went up quickly - surrounded by av gas and bombs There is a 6 inch beam you have to walk to get to the tail - in a pitching, heaving airplane. Fun Fun Fun. I got ...
by bronco
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

There is a lot of stuff in the way to try to hack through the axle with a grinder . Also I have visions of cutting through the axle with the grinder and finding the inner end wont come out :roll: , requiring me to pull the knuckle thingie off anyway. When that knuckle comes off I'm looking at $100 w...
by bronco
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

I was able to get 3 snap rings at the bearing place and while they were out of the bearing and backordered I showed them the part on the autozone website and they said it is correct
by bronco
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

The bearing is now out but to get the axle half shaft out I need to pull the knuckle off the control arm anyway? The nuts are a little rusty , I don't really feel like buying all the nuts and bushings What if I cut the axle ? Will the upper end come out of the diff or do I need a puller to get it ou...
by bronco
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

Can I confirm you have a V70 AWD and not a V70 XC? The rear hubs carriers are different although the bearings may be the same. Also be aware the rear brake dust shield is NLA and has been for several years. You may be better to try to buy a good hub with the brake dust shield used from someone like...
by bronco
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

WhatAmIDoing wrote: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:29 pm I have a junked 99 S70 AWD. You will have to check if rear hubs are the same. Send me a PM.
I didn't even know they made an AWD S70! If I can't get the ring somewhere I may send you a message about the hub :D
by bronco
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

Rockauto lists bearings down to 15$ , Autozone had a bearing for $60 but no snap ring . I didn't take it I told them I might come back for it. I actually can't tell if the autozone bearing is the same because its just a double wide sealed unit. What I have is a pile of rusty metal balls and a twiste...
by bronco
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing
Replies: 21
Views: 556

1998 V70 AWD bad rear wheel bearing

Today I was trying to get the E brake working in my 98 V70 . The clips that hold the shoes to the dust shield had rusted away letting the shoes move around . I snapped a bolt off and it turned into a whole big thing. To get the bolt out I figured I needed the dust shield and hub off so I removed the...
by bronco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car died, stranded 1000km from home, please help... Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Car died, stranded 1000km from home, please help... Topic is solved

:? I'm on the wrong continent sorry ,you might have to wait for the day shift to clock in. Maybe put your location in the thread title so it jumps out at forum browsers
by bronco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car died, stranded 1000km from home, please help... Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Car died, stranded 1000km from home, please help... Topic is solved

Hello everyone Today my car died as I was driving "hard" in the mountains. There was no specific sound made, but there was an awful smell and the lambda light came on. I got a complete loss of power and when I stopped the car it idled erratically. When I tried to start it it cranked but didn't star...
by bronco
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD

You might be out of range of emissions testing but removing a cat is illegal in MA. Check your inspection station before you dive in. Well there is nothing wrong with the cat itself . I meant cutting the pipe behind the rear axle as it enters the resonator. In effect using just a cat with 8 feet of...
by bronco
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD

A third unrelated question , what is with the utterly stupid muffler setup on this thing? The pipe goes into a muffler on the drivers side with no tailpipe outlet then over to a muffler on the passenger side. I can't imagine a less efficient design , what were they thinking? The first one is the Re...
by bronco
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD
Replies: 8
Views: 238

A few questions about a 98 V70 AWD

So this is my first post on the site , I just joined today , I've known about the site awhile , it pops up in searches at times and I've been helped by reading others questions and answers on different subjects. I've owned a 1994 940 , and a 2001 S80 , and a 2000 s70 at various times in my life and ...