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by jadnhm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: A/C Clutch Bearing Number/Size?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

A/C Clutch Bearing Number/Size?

I am pretty sure I hear a noise from my A/C Clutch - going to have to do something about it. I have seen around the internet (mostly youtube - south main auto and Eric the Car Guy) discuss A/C clutch repair before and they've showed how often it's just the bearing that goes out, and the rest of the ...
by jadnhm
Fri May 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: How many miles are on your Volvo(s)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: How many miles ya got?

I've currently got 302k kms (~188k miles) on my 2008 XC70 (P3) (I've put on 30k kms) I had about 400k kms (almost 250k miles) on my 1998 V70 AWD when I had to give it up (I put about 200k kms on this one I think) . I had about 450k kms (almost 280k miles) on my 1986 760 when I had to give it up (I p...
by jadnhm
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: leaking windshield washer fluid reservoir
Replies: 1
Views: 3792

Re: leaking windshield washer fluid reservoir

I actually pulled this apart on my car about 6 months ago. The wheel well is fastened to the front clip and lower shield (?) and if you start removing fasteners there in the corner you will eventually get enough of it apart to look at the reservoir and the little lines attached to it. In my case one...
by jadnhm
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: fuel filter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: fuel filter?

I spoke with an indy volvo mechanic I am friendly with and he said there is no replaceable filter - it's built in to the pump assembly. So 'replacing' it would mean dropping the fuel tank for one thing, which is a bit of work (!!). Also it essentially means that replacing the fuel filter means repla...
by jadnhm
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Aux Belt and Alternator "Rubber Connection" service interval
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Aux Belt and Alternator "Rubber Connection" service interval

I spoke with an indy volvo mechanic I am friendly with and he said this must refer to the special wide belt that is used to drive the alternator. From what I've been able to find in VIDA thus far I'd say this whole thing with the engine aux take-off and the belts to drive the accessories is a bit co...
by jadnhm
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Aux Belt and Alternator "Rubber Connection" service interval
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Aux Belt and Alternator "Rubber Connection" service interval

Hi all, I've recently been reviewing the service program for my new-to-me 2008 XC70 with 275k km/170k miles. It lists the following items: Auxilliary Belt, Belt Tensioner, Idler Pulley, Clutch, Guide Pins - replace according to the service program or - replace at a maximum 10 year interval Rubber Co...
by jadnhm
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: fuel filter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

fuel filter?

Hi all, do these cars have semi-easily replaceable fuel filters? I've been searching the parts diagrams and looking through VIDA for info on how to change the fuel filter and can't find anything. My car is a 2008 so it's basically 10 years old now and has 275k kms/170k miles on it - maybe time to ch...
by jadnhm
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Accelerator Pedal Codes - P012023 P012038
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Re: Accelerator Pedal Codes - P012023 P012038

Judging from the wiring information and the pedal assembly codes I guessed there is some kind of fancy PWM signal directly to the ECM and a lower resolution 'backup' signal over CAN to the CEM. I focused on the PWM set of wires on the accelerator pedal assembly. The CAN bus wires seem to be working ...
by jadnhm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Accelerator Pedal Codes - P012023 P012038
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Accelerator Pedal Codes - P012023 P012038

I have been getting these two codes for some time P012023 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor A Circuit. General Signal Failures. Signal stuck low P012038 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor A Circuit. FM (Frequency Modulated) / PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) Failures. Signal [/font] I am getting the messages on...
by jadnhm
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: The ETM Room
Topic: Four C Suspension Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 8774

Re: Four C Suspension Swap

Four C suspension was available on 2004+ P2 cars and a LOT of P3 cars in NA came with it. I had envisioned the solution would be something with 2 aspects: 1 -something to plug in where the solenoid on the shocks connect to fool the Four C computer into thinking they're there and doing what they are ...
by jadnhm
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: The ETM Room
Topic: Four C Suspension Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 8774

Four C Suspension Swap

Hello XeMODeX You folks should look in to how to replace the Four C struts/shocks with regular components. It would be really nice to be able to take a Four C car and put Bilsteins in the front and perhaps switch to Nivomats in the back or something like that. ipdusa.com has an article about the Fou...
by jadnhm
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R - AWD Rear Sub-frame corrosion
Replies: 19
Views: 3738

Re: 2000 V70R - AWD Rear Sub-frame corrosion

I have a 1998 V70 AWD with ~265k miles that has the same problem. I live in the 'rust belt out east' you spoke of earlier - New Brunswick to be exact. I have had the car ~8 years now and the frame was corroded when I got it. I came from NS and from the eastern US before that (hence he odometer readi...
by jadnhm
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?
Replies: 23
Views: 12250

Re: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?

I actually happened to visit a local indie one day while he had a car apart to do this job. I was kind of astounded at the amount of work it took to get in there. And also kind of blown away that Volvo had decided something like this was acceptable - they really have abandoned any notion of making t...
by jadnhm
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD Missing unidentified connector
Replies: 0
Views: 248

1998 V70 AWD Missing unidentified connector

Hello all, need some help. I have 1998 V70 AWD with the weird saddle tank that has fuel lines running all over the top of it. I had a leak up there, and dropped the whole setup to fix the leak. Putting everything back up to the car I found I'm missing one of the electrical lines that runs through th...
by jadnhm
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Your Battery Brand and Price
Replies: 99
Views: 28318

Re: Your Battery Brand and Price

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever fit a group 49 into an 850/s70/v70?

The dimensions are basically the same, but it's 'longer'

A group 48 is 12 1/16" long, while the group 49 is 15".

It sure /looks/ like I'd be able to shim it in there, but I think one would have to have a go at it to really tell.
by jadnhm
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Part 2: PNP Removal
Replies: 98
Views: 41494

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Mine is very stuck as well. The earlier tip to thoroughly clean the shaft before trying to pull the shift arm, and later the switch, is prob the best advice here. Maybe some light lube like WD-40 or something... Anyway, getting the shift arm up was really though and I struggled with getting the swit...
by jadnhm
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9088

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

I have the same problem (gasoline smell, likely a vent hose) but I have the early AWD setup. I would love to find a way to do a similar procedure for my car - it's even more work to drop the tank as the entire rear end suspension and drivetrain has to come down first. I've done my best to locate a b...
by jadnhm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: M56H Transmission fluid change.
Replies: 17
Views: 7291

Re: M56H Transmission fluid change.

Just a quick point: The volvo transmission fluid containers say right on the side that they are 75W API GL-4. This should be plenty of info to help us pick a suitable replacement that's not from the dealer. Good gear oil is actually pretty cheap and any 75W-90 that says it's a GL-4 should be fine. M...
by jadnhm
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Re: AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?

To be honest I think it's a bit of a stretch to expect to get this done in one evening. I have revised my original thinking about needing to press the old bearing out - I think you could probably cut it out, which would probably make more sense for the DIYer. I think I still prefer the idea of takin...
by jadnhm
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Crush washer #11998 for Angle Gear, Haldex and Rear Diff
Replies: 1
Views: 3930

Re: Crush washer #11998 for Angle Gear, Haldex and Rear Diff

FWIW when I did this work on my 1998 AWD the documentation I found said to use the same aluminum crush washer that is used for the oil drain plug on the angle gear and rear differential. Also, the crush washers I took off were aluminum, and were exactly the same size as the oil drain crush washers, ...
by jadnhm
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ball joint/control arm survey
Replies: 42
Views: 9642

Re: Ball joint/control arm survey

I'm also interested in this thread. Things seem especially bad for the cars with the newer 4-bolt design like this: http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/8628497.jpg The bushings /are/ available, but so far the best price I've found for them is about $40US/per, so that's $80 to do one side ...
by jadnhm
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 XC fuel pump - how to get to it
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: 1998 V70 XC fuel pump - how to get to it

FWIW I cut mine and it works fine. I cut all 4 wires and installed fully nylon-insulated/sheathed spade connectors to put it back together. I packed the sheaths full of silicone dielectric grease before connecting everything up to make assembly (and heaven forbid disassembly) easier and also to keep...
by jadnhm
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A note on Monroe struts....
Replies: 19
Views: 7797

Re: A note on Monroe struts....

I have Monroe Sensatracs on my 1998 V70 AWD. I can tell you what led me to pick them: - local distribution. I bought them at my local Canadian Tire and didn't have to add shipping to the cost. A big plus on something as heavy as struts. - price. They are pretty cheap as it is, but the suppliers that...
by jadnhm
Thu May 05, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 S60 Auto Transmission trouble
Replies: 66
Views: 29052

Re: 2001 S60 Auto Transmission trouble

Aha! Coolant contamination makes SO MUCH SENSE! I remember the infamous Freya had radiator/coolant problems combined with trans problems and I recommended to her that they were related. So other makers had problems and you're saying the internals actually /were/ incrementally improved over the years...
by jadnhm
Thu May 05, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 S60 Auto Transmission trouble
Replies: 66
Views: 29052

Re: 2001 S60 Auto Transmission trouble

It seems the thread can be surmised like this: The transmission itself (the mechanical pieces) is pretty good, as evidenced by its use in many other cars (Toyotas, GMs, etc) including later Volvos which don't have the same problems. The transmission software, specifically the Neutral-Control / Stop-...
by jadnhm
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Interesting - Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF lost 3309 compliance
Replies: 4
Views: 4513

Re: Interesting - Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF lost 3309 compliance

FYI - the Multi Vehicle ATF still lists Toyota-IV (which is 3309) so I would still consider it a good option. It /is/ a synthetic blend.

Very curious about the fully synthetic stuff. If you compare the spacs on their website, the synthetic beats 3309 on every measure...
by jadnhm
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 AWD rear trailing arm bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 8466

Re: 1998 AWD rear trailing arm bushings

haha thanks for the reply Ozark Lee, and the pin. I was actually posting the info because I had read a few places people were looking for the information, and I had it so I thought I'd put it up in case someone went looking for it. I think I actually linked someone from the Brickboard.com/AWD to thi...
by jadnhm
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 AWD rear trailing arm bushings
Replies: 6
Views: 8466

1998 AWD rear trailing arm bushings

I have recently seen some interest in the rear trailing arm bushings on the 1998 AWD.

Here are the repair procedures from VADIS. I don't know if this is something one might be able to DIY or not...

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by jadnhm
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: The ETM Room
Topic: The Xemodex
Replies: 13
Views: 8706

Re: The Xemodex

This begs the question : can a 2003 contactless ETM be used (direct swap) in the earlier cars (1999 - 2002 ETM engines)? That would certainly be a good option for those people as well if they can find the 2003+ ETMs (say, in the junkyard). Thank you for your input and investigation. I think you've c...
by jadnhm
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Your Battery Brand and Price
Replies: 99
Views: 28318

Re: Your Battery Brand and Price

no one has brought up the issue of warranty. I have /traditionally/ bought batteries at Canadian Tire because 1 - they offer a pretty good warranty ( I think it's full replacement for 3 years, pro-rated money back for the remaining 4... something like that) 2 - they are truly a 'national' chain with...
by jadnhm
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Re: AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?

I did figure this out. The bearings NEED to be pressed out with a good press setup. You probably don't have one :) I took the bearing carriers off the car (the big steel piece into which the bearings are pressed) and took them to a shop along with the new bearings and snap rings (which are huge BTW)...
by jadnhm
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4784

Re: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?

I did see something about this the other day though it looks just as expensive as new nivomats. It could possibly be less expensive if they ever had to be replaced again?

http://www.kaplhenke.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=86&Itemid=35
by jadnhm
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Control arm fiasco...little help please...
Replies: 17
Views: 6987

Re: 850 Control arm fiasco...little help please...

FWIW every control arm I ever bought came with this bolt and the others for the frame-side included in the box. I have an AWD with the 4-bolt frame-side mount though....
by jadnhm
Fri May 28, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4784

Re: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?

@Ozark Lee: Does this advice still apply when talking about the AWD suspension? (as the OP was) I don't know all the differences between the FWD and AWD rear suspensions, but I know there are many, and they are big. For instance, the AWDs don't have the same delta arm setup as the FWDs do they? (I b...
by jadnhm
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

AWD Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?

Hello I found this great discussion on getting the rear axle out: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=66932 This describes most of what one would need to get the rear wheel bearings out on these early AWD cars, but it's actually a discussion about the axles, so it stops short of ...
by jadnhm
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head Gasket - Overheat Problem Identification??
Replies: 48
Views: 13602

Re: Head Gasget - Overheat Problem Identification??

The sensor you're showing in these pictures is called the PTC (I think). It is part of the PCV system. This thing is the cause of much consternation for turbo owners. When it's blocked you'll get super high crankcase pressure, and eventually you'll start blowing oil out around your engine seals (cam...
by jadnhm
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 s70 trouble codes P1021,1026,1032,1081 & 0420
Replies: 6
Views: 7036

Re: 1999 s70 trouble codes P1021,1026,1032,1081 & 0420

I have successfully cleared the codes from my 1998 V70 by disconnecting the battery for an extended period as the OP suggested. The MIL will go out too. Have your radio code handy.
by jadnhm
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Radio Light Bulb Replacement
Replies: 120
Views: 49407

Re: Volvo Radio Light Bulb Replacement

I am in Moncton, NB, Canada. I went to buy some of these bulbs for my radio from the local Honda dealer and they wanted $9.00 CAN for EACH BULB!! Holy CRAP! I am going to order them from mouser.com instead. Even with $20.00 shipping I can buy them cheaper there (~$1.00/bulb). I just thought I'd let ...
by jadnhm
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?

@ MadeInJapan...

Thanks for the advice, I'm gonna go check things out over on the site you suggested. I'll try to post a summary here of what I dig up over there.
by jadnhm
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?

BTW, he /does/ live in the Great White North. And it is good and white right now! :D
by jadnhm
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Any method of refurbishment on early AWD Viscous Coupler?

Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum. Has anyone ever had any luck refurbishing a viscous coupling unit from the early AWD system? Change the fluid? what fluid? procedure? Anyone taken it apart? internal repairs? Has anyone ever replaced this part? Cost of new? Condition of used ones ...