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by ecbsykes
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 XC AWD AW50-42LE no fourth gear
Replies: 1
Views: 43
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Re: 1999 V70 XC AWD AW50-42LE no fourth gear

Hey there. How many miles on this beast? The transmissions on the 98-00 XCs are pretty robust and it's not super common to have issues on them for the most part. First need to start with the basics, like do we know if the PO did drain and fills with the correct fluid? I would assume so, since it doe...
by ecbsykes
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,
Replies: 9
Views: 112
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Re: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,

So I've had my angle gear out for years. I'll tell you that no adhesive or anything will keep that spline in where it should be. The most effective method is using two larger hose clamps wound into eachother, clamped around the axle. Push it up against the angle gear sleeve to hold it in place and t...
by ecbsykes
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,
Replies: 9
Views: 112
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Re: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,

On the driver's side?

I wouldn't mess with aftermarket. Pay once and do it right with an OEM seal.
by ecbsykes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,
Replies: 9
Views: 112
United States of America

Re: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,

Hey there fellow 2000 XC dude. The transmission on your car is pretty bulletproof for the most part. I just had mine replaced at 280K due to a pretty bad internal leak, but I towed with it and did heavy driving for all of its years and it still shifted great, even as it was replaced. As far as leaks...
by ecbsykes
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What are these and what do they do?
Replies: 2
Views: 94
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Re: What are these and what do they do?

Temperature sensors. One is for the display in the car, and I think the other is for the ECU (could be wrong). There should be little holes on each side in the air guide where they clip in.
by ecbsykes
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: quick AT/ATF question Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 102
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Re: quick AT/ATF question Topic is solved

Normal. These cars don't really have ATF filters, so as the miles add up, bits of metal wear/tear add up and create an exponential cycle of wear. I've been using a Magnefine inline filter on mine that features more powerful magnetic filter and to a paper element. In my mind, it's far better to have...
by ecbsykes
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: quick AT/ATF question Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 102
United States of America

Re: quick AT/ATF question Topic is solved

Normal. These cars don't really have ATF filters, so as the miles add up, bits of metal wear/tear add up and create an exponential cycle of wear. I've been using a Magnefine inline filter on mine that features more powerful magnetic filter and to a paper element. In my mind, it's far better to have ...
by ecbsykes
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 s70 died on highway : multiple codes Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 292
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Re: 99 s70 died on highway : multiple codes Topic is solved

Sounds electrical to me. The P80s, especially 99-2000 get really weird with bad electrics. How old is the battery? Is the alternator original? When mine died, I got all sort of lights and eventually found myself coasting as well. I'd suspect alternator, but also if your charging cables are original,...
by ecbsykes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?
Replies: 10
Views: 275
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Re: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?

Just had a great tuning experience with Hilton Tuning. Send him an email and ask your questions, should be able to sort you out!
by ecbsykes
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: overheating no vac no boost
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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Re: overheating no vac no boost

5 mins of driving on highway with no coolant? Sounds like it's toast. I'd get one of those test strips that check for exhaust gases to confirm, but these engines do poorly when overheated.

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