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by neworleans
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: P0128 low temp code for a 2008 S80 3.2
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: P0128 low temp code for a 2008 S80 3.2

Hi AlabamaS80,

Did you resolve your issue? I am having the same issue now with my 06 S80. Hope you find this message, it has been a while.
by neworleans
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with transmission fill bolt
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Help with transmission fill bolt

cn90, thanks for your reply.
I also have a 07S60R and that one doesn't have a dipstick tube so I thought this one would also have a fill screw just like the R and I noticed this bolt :)
I just looked for the tube and located it. Thanks again.
by neworleans
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 06 V8 - AC Question

Hey guys,
I replaced the solenoid but it didn't make much difference :(
What is my next option? What you all think?
by neworleans
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with transmission fill bolt
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Help with transmission fill bolt

Hello all, I was planning to flush the transmission fluid on my 07 S60 2.5T and was really surprised when I saw this 5 point bolt because I was expecting a torx screw rather. First time I see a 5 point bolt on a Volvo. Do you all think this is original or it could be the previous owner changed it ma...
by neworleans
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 06 V8 - AC Question

Thanks for your help ggleavitt. I checked a few things again this evening and here are my findings. The AC vent temperature went down to 53F after about 15 minutes so it takes a very long time to get a cool air but it gets cold. I checked the rear vents, they all work. Checked the suction line and i...
by neworleans
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 06 V8 - AC Question

Guys, first of all I'd like to thank you very much for helping me out with this issue and I am currently considering every word you guys put in. The compressor I put in is a used one that I got from Erie Volvo and it came off of a Volvo that had 60K miles from NY where people don't use AC as much. I...
by neworleans
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 06 V8 - AC Question

Hello all, I checked the pressures yesterday evening and got the readings below. @ Idle: LP: 51psi, HP: 185PSI, Vent Temp around 66F @ 1500 RPM: LP: 44psi, HP: 215PSI, Vent Temp around 61F The outside temperature was around 101F. I also checked the fan. When I started the car with AC off the fan cam...
by neworleans
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: 06 V8 - AC Question

Thanks Jimmy, I will definitely try it this evening and report back.
by neworleans
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 V8 - AC Question
Replies: 12
Views: 327

06 V8 - AC Question

Hello all, I have a 06 XC90 V8 with 166K miles. I recently changed the compressor and the condenser however I am still not getting enough cold air. It is blowing around 63 at idle where it should be 40. I checked the pressures again yesterday at 100F outside and the low pressure was 50psi high press...
by neworleans
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Brake Light issue with 07 S60
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Brake Light issue with 07 S60

Hello all, I am having a brake light issue and still couldn't find the issue. The issue is the left and right brake lights don't work at all, the LED on the rear windshield lights up along with the cargo area lights so I am thinking that it lights up for safety purposes only since there is an issue ...
by neworleans
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2000-2008 AW55-50SN Valvebody re-assembly
Replies: 49
Views: 25428

Re: 2000-2008 AW55-50SN Valvebody re-assembly

Hey guys,

I've been reading forums regarding the VB issues and replacement process and have one question for you. How do you determine if the vehicle needs a VB work or a whole transmission? How would you diagnose it correctly?
by neworleans
Wed May 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 2.5T needs a valve body
Replies: 0
Views: 185

06 S80 2.5T needs a valve body

Hello all,

My 06 S80 FWD 2.5T needs a new valve body, does anybody know where to get one probably rebuilt?
I'd appreciate it in advance.
by neworleans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Need help with ABS and Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Need help with ABS and Transmission

Thanks RickHaleOarker, I just looked and it is the AW55-51. I will get 16 quarts Toyota IV type fluid tomorrow from the local dealership and flush it. I am also planning to put Lucas transmission additive at the end. Do you all think it is a good idea to use Lucas or any other additives?
by neworleans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Need help with ABS and Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Need help with ABS and Transmission

Thank you guys. What kind of ATF does this take? Car doesn't have a manual and the online manual shows two different kind with different transmissions.

AW55-51 7.2 liters: JW 3309
GM4T65 12.7 liters: Dexron III G
by neworleans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Need help with ABS and Transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Need help with ABS and Transmission

Hello all, I bought a 06 S80 2.5T FWD a few weeks ago and today the ABS light came on first, I diagnosed it with Vida and got the codes in the second picture. Then after driving 30 miles, the check engine light came on as well as the Transmission Service Required message. The car was shifting hard a...
by neworleans
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 12 S60 T5 - Serpentine belt and tensioner replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

12 S60 T5 - Serpentine belt and tensioner replacement

Hello all,

I have a 12 S60 T5 and need to replace the serpentine belts and the tensioner. Has anyone tackled this work already? I am just looking for some guidance. My parts will be delivered today. Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Radiator Cooling Fan Won't Turn Off (2010 Volvo XC60 T6)
Replies: 17
Views: 7098

Re: Radiator Cooling Fan Won't Turn Off (2010 Volvo XC60 T6)

Hey guys, I have a similar issue but my problem is the bigger fan doesn't work. I already bought a new relay and installed and tried it but no luck. The bigger fan is shorting out I guess because I saw some small sparks. The smaller condenser fan works fine. I am going to have to remove the whole as...
by neworleans
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off

Hello all, Here is the update. I changed the oil and filter, the light never came on steady but blinked once for like less than a second. Hopefully it will never come back. As far as the leak, I still see some oil dripping from the drain plug. I changed the washer when changed oil tough. Do you thin...
by neworleans
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off

Thank you all, I am going to check all that tomorrow and let you all know.
I was planning to put this engine flush additive before the oil change, do you all think it is a good idea?
"Liqui Moly 2037 Pro-Line Engine Flush"
by neworleans
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off

Thank you for your input.
I just put the car on ramp to change the oil and noticed that there is a leak from the oil cooler.
Just wanted to ask you guys if this is something easy to take care during the oil change?

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by neworleans
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off

I actually recently got the car but the light wasn't on when I test drove it. The oil looks dirty, I was going to change it today but wanted to ask you all first for any tips. I read somewhere that some seals inside the oil pan usually go bad. The car has 69K miles on it. I also noticed some oil lea...
by neworleans
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off
Replies: 12
Views: 667

2000 S70-The oil light comes on and goes off

Hello all,

The oil light on my car comes on and off. Is this something I need to worry about? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Code VGLA-521 and 525
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Code VGLA-521 and 525

Hello all, I scanned my car with Vida to check the ABS light and got these additional codes and wanted to ask you guys if there is anything I can do to fix. The codes are: VGLA-521 Central locking switch Signal too low VGLA-525 Central locking switch, passenger door Signal too low. Any input is appr...
by neworleans
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Cost to replace tranny for a 2010 S40?
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Cost to replace tranny for a 2010 S40?

Hello all,

I am interested in a 2010 S40 that is going to need a new transmission because it slips.
What do you guys think it would cost to get it rebuilt or replaced?
The car has 126K miles on it.
I am planning to get it if I get a good deal.
Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Control arms... what would you do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: Control arms... what would you do?

I would buy all those parts from FCP since they offer a lifetime warranty. Does IPD offer a lifetime warranty also?
by neworleans
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R

Hi Bothbasher, I ended up getting the original rack rebuilt and when I centered it when Installed it, the steering wheel didn't have the same turn ratios. I worked on it over the weekend after reading your message and removed the steering wheel and repositioned it by turning left about 5 teeth (the ...
by neworleans
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R

Thanks for the inputs. I had the rack rebuilt by the Detroit Axles. The story for the rack is, I got one from them, the one I received had 12 quarters from lock to lock position and it wouldn't center as well, I still had more turns to the right then left. I thought the rack is different so I sent t...
by neworleans
Wed May 31, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R

Thanks for your reply.
I rebuilt the original leaking steering rack.
So the only different thing is now the subframe. I haven't measured the mount points yet but will do in a few days.
Here are the pictures of the two.
The clean is from the 02 S60.
The dirty one is the original one.
by neworleans
Wed May 31, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Question about steering wheel-rack-subframe - 07 S60R

Hello all, I recently bought a 07 S60R with some front end damage. The subframe was bent and I replaced it with a used one that came off a 02 S60. I also had the steering rack rebuilt because it was leaking. After all, I put everything back together and now I am getting more steering wheel turn to t...
by neworleans
Fri May 26, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC recharge question - 00 S70
Replies: 2
Views: 481

AC recharge question - 00 S70

Hello all,

I am planning to vacuum and recharge the ac system on my 2000 S70.
The plan is to vacuum the system from the low pressure side which is the only one available I guess and charge about 0.75kg R-134.
Will I need to add any oil and am I missing any steps?

Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Tue May 16, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Hey guys,

You guys nailed it. It was the fuel pump relay. Went to pull a part and picked one from a 850 for 3 bucks and it worked.
Thank you very much. You guys are great.
by neworleans
Thu May 11, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Thanks again, I will try it today.
by neworleans
Thu May 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Thank you guys, I have a 2000 S70 GLT SE also, same fuel pump relay? If yes, will I need to disconnect the battery while swapping the relays?
by neworleans
Thu May 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

I usually buy my parts from FCP as well but this time I wanted to go with the cheapest way due to not running condition.
I don't know how to check the fuel pressure but I did it like you said, then it started, so I am assuming the fuel pump is working but not sure if the pressure is good enough.
by neworleans
Thu May 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

98 V70 T5 - Starts and dies

Hello all, I recently bought a 98 V70 T5 with 201K. It wasn't running when I got it and the seller told me that it needed a fuel pump and gave me the diagnose report from the mechanic. I replaced the fuel pump with a new after market cheap fuel pump for 33 bucks and also replaced the MAP sensor with...
by neworleans
Wed May 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel pump question for a 98 V70 T5
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Fuel pump question for a 98 V70 T5

Hello all,

I need to replace my fuel pump and got the after market pump today. Removed the fuel lines and unplugged the socket. Noticed that the new pump has this small white socket that the original one doesnt have. Any idea what this socket is for? Is it for ground? Or possibly a wrong part?
by neworleans
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: lower control arm and ball joint replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: lower control arm and ball joint replacement

Hi all,

I am also replacing the LCA's on my 07 S60R. Does anybody know what the torque specs are for the vertical one and the two horizontal ones? I got the bolts new as recommended due to being TTY type of bolts.
by neworleans
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Advice on purchasing a 2006 S60? Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Advice on purchasing a 2006 S60? Topic is solved

Rip off price, car is not worth more than 3K according to KBB private party value. I know you are getting it from a dealer but still, I wouldn't pay anything more than what the private party value is unless it comes with some sort of good warranty. If you can spend 6K on a car, you can buy way bette...
by neworleans
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: question about steering rack-07 S60R
Replies: 0
Views: 283

question about steering rack-07 S60R

Hello all, I recently ordered a steering rack but received a wrong part. Now the vendor is asking me if I have a push in line type or threaded line type connection. I checked the rack and to me seems like they are push in type but wanted to make sure by asking you guys. Attached some pics. Please ta...
by neworleans
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 05' V70 hood insulation needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: 05' V70 hood insulation needed?

it is for insulation for the engine heat. The paint on your hood probably will fade out so fast without it. I suggest you check out "pull a part" if there is any at your location and get one cheap and install it.
by neworleans
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 2.5T 150K miles, front struts & mounts.
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Volvo S60 2.5T 150K miles, front struts & mounts.

Dunamis,

I replaced my struts with the whole assembly that I got from amazon last year. Gabriel brand.
They work just fine, paid about $100 for each. I think it is a very reasonable price. They lifted the front little bit but I think they settled down so looking good now.
by neworleans
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R

I know that it doesnt come with the boots, will need to buy them separately. I was thinking of getting a Lamforder boot from fcp or from Napa. I thought they would use a good brand since they are offering a lifetime warranty but will ask again.

Any other recommendations for the boots?
by neworleans
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R

Oragex, Called the place you gave a link for and got a quote for 450+30(shipping). Comes with lifetime warranty. I also found another place called Detroit Axle, they have it for 250 including shipping plus when I send my old one they give 35 bucks back and comes with a lifetime warranty as well. I a...
by neworleans
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Leak from power steering rack-need advice-07 S60R

Hello everyone, I was working on my car yesterday and trying to replace the inner and outer tie rides. Removed the outer ones and then the booths on each side. As soon as I removed the passenger side boot, oil came out probably about 4oz or something. I didn't notice any leaks before and the outside...
by neworleans
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about jack stand points
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Question about jack stand points

Thank you guys.
Vtl, do you have another pic available that is taken from the side view?
I just like to see where you put the rear ones.
by neworleans
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about jack stand points
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Question about jack stand points

Hello all, I am in the process of replacing the subframe on my S60 and would like to make sure about the jack stand points while doing this work. I am planning to do the same thing in the picture. Is this a safe way to support the car? I always put the jack stands under the triangle plates where the...
by neworleans
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R

V&S is asking 250 for intercooler and 150 for the cooling fan from a 56K mileage S60.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R

Thanks for the inputs. I checked out the V&S Auto's website and found a low mileage S60 and asked for a quote for an upper intercooler and a cooling fan. JRL, If I had seen your message earlier I could go with Nissens but ordered my radiator and the condenser from TYC already. The sales person said ...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job
Replies: 25
Views: 4887

Re: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job

Hi guys, After doing some research, I decided to go with aftermarket bushings from Napa. The brand is called Altrom. I read really good reviews so I ordered them. Cost me 86 buck for s all four. Now I need another advice from you guys, since I will be dropping the subframe, do you think I should upg...
by neworleans
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job
Replies: 25
Views: 4887

Re: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job

Thanks for your input. I looked at the Delrin bushings, they are nice, pricey but there is a huge downside for me which creates vibration at idle. I had the same issue when I changed my upper engine mount with one those IPD's blue engine mounts that you just replace the bushing inside, then I got ri...
by neworleans
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Looking for some parts for a 07 S60R

Hello everyone, I am looking for a radiator, an ac condenser and a turbo cooler for a 07 S60R. Does anybody who have done some upgrades to these parts possibly have the old parts and want to sell? The only source I have is ebay so far and am not very lucky with it. The OEM parts are fortune. If you ...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job
Replies: 25
Views: 4887

Re: 98 S70, N/A Subframe bushings job

Hello guys, I am glad you guys put this post here because I am getting ready to replace the bushings as well because I need to replace the subframe, therefore I thought it would be a good idea to replace the bushing since the subframe is going be a used one. At the same time I thought I would insert...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacing Strut Assembly Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Replacing Strut Assembly Topic is solved

I got a pair from amazon, installed them and no problems so far. it has been almost 6-7 months. The new assebly lifted the front of the car a little bit after installation probably 1 inch or so but I don't notice that now, either I am used to it ot settled litte bit, just giving you heads up. You ca...
by neworleans
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Sourcing Rebuilt Volvo Axles
Replies: 14
Views: 1864

Re: Sourcing Rebuilt Volvo Axles

Also check with FCP, I got mine from them a year ago.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Struts
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Front Struts

If you decide to get an alingment, there was a deal on Groupon from Sears for 50 bucks.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 S60 front bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: 2006 S60 front bumper

There is plastic bumper support right behind it, you can drill a hole through the bumper and the support and bolt it. You can also paint the bolt if you want to make it look better. You will need to put the car on ramp I guess to access to the back of the support to hold the nut. The new bumper runs...
by neworleans
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What all needs replacing? (Front strut issues)
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: What all needs replacing? (Front strut issues)

I would suggest looking for the whole assembly on amazon or ebay that comes with spring and mount. Very easy to replace, there are videos available, each runs around 100 bucks, if you bring them to any shop they shouldn't charge more than 100 bucks to put them on if you can't do it. I would not driv...
by neworleans
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 S60 2.5T Cooling Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: 2005 S60 2.5T Cooling Fan

You may need to replace the fan which is very easy.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Struts
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Front Struts

Nope...
by neworleans
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R

You could be right but i don't think the rails are damaged with this kind of impact since the bushings should give some flexibility to the crossmember. I will update you guys and keep this thread going, wish me the best :)
by neworleans
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R

Including shipping, Found another one for 170 also including shipping. Checked with a friend whi works at Volvo Parts, he said that ll the subframes from 01 to 08 no matter tubo or non turba are the same frames. What makes you think it has to go to a frame machine? I really didn't think the damage i...
by neworleans
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R

Thank you guys, and yes $300 max for the subframe used one on ebay.
I am going to get it towed probably tomorrow to my garage and it will be fixed there so I can take some pics and post them here as the repair goes.
by neworleans
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R

Hey guys, I got the car for $1500 but will pay 2K with some fees. Like you said it is a gamble but I took it. I know a guy who works at the dealer and he is willing to help me out to fix it. He quoted me for a grand for labor, replacing the subframe and everything else. As for parts, you are right a...
by neworleans
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Need advice for buying a 07 S60 R

Hello guys, I need you guys to give me some advice on buying this vehicle. It prob hit a curb or something and bent the subframe. All those parts in front like radiator, condenser and cooler are busted and need to be replaced. This is all I can see and I am sure there is some hidden damage as well. ...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02- V70-Need to replace axle-where to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: 02- V70-Need to replace axle-where to buy?

Thanks for the input, called napa, they have two kind, one is new ($99 with lifetime warranty) and $62 remanufactured but needs to be ordered which will take a few days. I am going to check out other places like Autozone to see if available. Do you remember if you got the remanufactured one or the n...
by neworleans
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02- V70-Need to replace axle-where to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

02- V70-Need to replace axle-where to buy?

Hello all,

I need to replace the driver side axle, any recommendations where I can get it from either new or rebuild?

Thanks.
by neworleans
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drive belt tensioner replacement - 02 V70 2.4T
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Drive belt tensioner replacement - 02 V70 2.4T

Thank you guys, the link below is what I found at FCP but seems like there is only one bolt hole to install, is the other one hidden?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... er-99-plus
by neworleans
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drive belt tensioner replacement - 02 V70 2.4T
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Drive belt tensioner replacement - 02 V70 2.4T

Hello all,

My tensioner started to make noise and I am looking to replace it. Tried to find a write up but couldn't find anythig, It doesn't seem that complicated, I'd appreciate it if you can give me some tips or some guidance beforehand.

Thanks.
by neworleans
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Key doesn't lock or unlock but remote does-02 V70
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Key doesn't lock or unlock but remote does-02 V70

When insterted the key, it turns on either side but doesn't unlock the pin, also when you shake the door, i hear something loose.
How would you get in through the trunk? Is there a trick?
by neworleans
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Key doesn't lock or unlock but remote does-02 V70
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Key doesn't lock or unlock but remote does-02 V70

Hello everyone. I am having a problem with the door lock, the key doesn't lock or unlock the door but remote does. The problem is the driver door is the only door that has a key insert. Do you think this is an easy fix? My concern is that if the battery dies and remote doesn't function, is there any...
by neworleans
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: 1996 850R Rims

I think it is about right for a brand new set.
by neworleans
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT-SE, Code P0236
Replies: 0
Views: 336

2000 S70 GLT-SE, Code P0236

Hello all, When i started the car this morning, it died immediately, started again, the rpm was rough and had to push gas pedal to keep the car running, after 10 seconds it came back to normal, then check engine light came on, obd gave P0236 code, is this the tcv code? If you guys think i need to re...
by neworleans
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 driver door-regulator rail question
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: S70 driver door-regulator rail question

cn90,

Thanks for reposting, I actually saw this picture and located as shown, but I am not sure if the clip functions as it should. There are 3 holes on the skid on each side, is the clip supposed to be locked at those locations? What is the function of this clip?
by neworleans
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 driver door-regulator rail question
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: S70 driver door-regulator rail question

Hello again, I was able to install the rail with your help easily but still having a problem and not sure because of this metal clip or something else. This metal clip was also laying on the bottom of the door and not sure how to install it, there is a picture in one of the write ups that show the o...
by neworleans
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 - P1113 Code
Replies: 1
Views: 869

2000 V70 - P1113 Code

Hello everyone,

I am getting this code P1113. Based on the research online, most people say it is the Ambient Temperature Sensor. Can anybody point this part with pictures where this is located?

Thanks.
by neworleans
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 driver door-regulator rail question
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: S70 driver door-regulator rail question

One quick question. What kind of grease would you recommend to put on the green rollers?
I am going to replace them as well.
Thanks.
by neworleans
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 driver door-regulator rail question
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: S70 driver door-regulator rail question

Thank you very much, this is exactly what i needed.
by neworleans
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 driver door-regulator rail question
Replies: 8
Views: 854

S70 driver door-regulator rail question

Hello everyone, Long story short, need to replace the rail, the old one somehow fell off and was laying on the bottom of door, not sure how it was mounted inside, do i need to remove the glass to put the new one back? Anybody can post a sketch or picture to show where it is located and give some gui...
by neworleans
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Need advice for brake rotors and ceramic pads
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: 2000 S70 - Need advice for brake rotors and ceramic pads

Thanks guys, I wasn't planning on replacing the hoses and calipers but I think it wouldn't be a bad idea.
by neworleans
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Need advice for brake rotors and ceramic pads
Replies: 4
Views: 492

2000 S70 - Need advice for brake rotors and ceramic pads

Hello all, Need to replace the rotors and pads on my S70, was looking at fcp's website where I mostly get my parts but before moving forward, wanted to get you guys opinnion. I'd like to install ceramic pads, so looking for a good combination with rotors. I would appreciate it if you guys would shar...
by neworleans
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT SE-Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: 00 S70 GLT SE-Axle

Thank you guys, will have that checked. What is the best place to get axles? I looked at the FCP's website and price is 82+75 core charge (rebuilt), i don't think they will accept my axle since it is damaged. There are available ones on ebay but not sure about the fitment. Don't want the mechanic go...
by neworleans
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT SE-Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 948

00 S70 GLT SE-Axle

Hello everyone, I hit a curb last night and broke the control arm, axle and the tie rod. Car is not moving currently. I am planning to get the parts online and have my mechanic to install, while searching for the axle, I am getting 4 speed or 5 speed transmission option, not sure which one, can you ...
by neworleans
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone done a dash pad swap?
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Anyone done a dash pad swap?

I suggest you be very careful if you decide to swat it because the plastic is very brittle where you will be screwing and connecting.
by neworleans
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head cleaner?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Head cleaner?

Hello everyone, I am getting a headgasket work for my S80, got the head back from the machine shop, as you see in the picture, it looks dirty, especially the middle one where the leak was, a friend of mine suggested to use elbow grease to clean, does anybody else have any other suggestion to clean i...
by neworleans
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 3446

Re: 2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?

I totally agree, these look a lot better than projectors ones.
by neworleans
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 3446

Re: 2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?

Mathieu, I've tried the sylvania's bulbs which helped little bit but they have a short life. Never tried Philips diamondvision. Seaway, I thought about replacing them with the C70 headlights but like you said with the corners it costs 400 bucks. The other option is to replace with the projector head...
by neworleans
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 3446

2000 S70 - Headlight update/upgrade?

Hello all, As you all know the headlights on our S70's get old and don't light as it is supposed to at night drive. My high beams are like low beams and low beams are like fog lights. Very weak. Looking at these headlight lenses, if I replace them how much difference would it make? Has anyone tried ...
by neworleans
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 Longitudinal rubber strips on roof
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: 1998 S70 Longitudinal rubber strips on roof

I painted those with Plastic Dip (you can get it at walmart), they came out really nice, you need to strip everything out first and than sand it down little bit, then tape it up, use some old newspaper to get a good coverage, if you do it outside make sure there is no wind. You will need to spray ab...
by neworleans
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 2.5T CODE P0442 Small leak
Replies: 0
Views: 935

04 XC90 2.5T CODE P0442 Small leak

Hello everyone, My check engine light came on, the car was running little rough when come to traffic lights, I was planning to clean the throttle body because I had no check engine light on at that time but it came on a couple of days ago, scanned it and got the P0442 small leak code, looked over th...
by neworleans
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 Battery question
Replies: 1
Views: 398

00 S70 Battery question

Hello everyone,

I think my battery is bad, tried to charge it last night but it didn't charge.
I have a battery that came out of a 91 740, would that be compatible with my S70?

Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 Battery question
Replies: 2
Views: 799

00 S70 Battery question

Hello everyone,

I think my battery is bad, tried to charge it last night but it didn't charge.
I have a battery that came out of a 91 740, would that be compatible with my S70?

Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 won't start, doesn't crank, no click
Replies: 13
Views: 4588

Re: 1995 850 won't start, doesn't crank, no click

You may have an ignition switch problem. To check this please do following. Locate the starter under manifold. Stick your hand and remove the plastic cover on the starter, it will come off if you pull it, nothing bolted or clipped. Get a long screw driver. Bring the key to the second position, your ...
by neworleans
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 04 S80 2.9 Need advice on buying
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: 04 S80 2.9 Need advice on buying

Bruce,

Timing belt service was done at 93K with the water pump.
I also changed the spark plugs about 10K ago, basically car needs nothing.
Recently rebuilt the abs module as well.
by neworleans
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2000 S80 Radiator Replacement trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: 2000 S80 Radiator Replacement trouble

I changed the radiator on my 2006 S80, I am sure it is similar. Before I performed the work, measured the radiator height, then put the cars on ramp, checked the clearance. So I was I able to drop the radiator and came off easy. If yours is on the jack stands, you may not have the required clearance...
by neworleans
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 04 S80 2.9 Need advice on buying
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

04 S80 2.9 Need advice on buying

Hello all, I am interested in buying a 04 S80 2.9 non turbo with 85K from the first owner. Car is clean and drives fine but I have some concerns. My first volvo was a 00 S80 T6 and had so many issues however it was a solid car and comfortable vehicle. I am currently driving a 00 S70 GLT SE with 105 ...
by neworleans
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE - Trade in with 04 S80 2.9?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: 2000 S70 GLT SE - Trade in with 04 S80 2.9?

Thank you guys.
It is 2.9, not the turbo model. Very well taken care of. If it was the turbo model I wouldn't do this but still wanted to get you guys opinion.
by neworleans
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE - Trade in with 04 S80 2.9?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

2000 S70 GLT SE - Trade in with 04 S80 2.9?

Hello all, The person that sold me my S70 is selling his 04 S80 2.9 with 85K. He is the first owner. Selling the car for 4500. My 2000 S70 GLT SE had 105K on it and in excellent condition, changed the timing belt at 95 and done all the other services. The S80 is in very good condition also. I am pla...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

I will try that tonight, but i had it disconnected before removing the module and connected back again when installed back.
by neworleans
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

Sent the Module to Matt last week and got it back yesterday, installed it, when started only the check engine light came on along with the flashing arrow, a couple minutes later the arrow light went off. Scanned it and only showed P1618, tried to erase the code but no success. Did some research on t...
by neworleans
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 FWD Runs rough, coil pack going bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 591

04 XC90 FWD Runs rough, coil pack going bad?

Hello everybody,

My xc90 started running rough, I am thinking that the coil pack(s) going bad.
There is no check engine light on.
Is there any way to check if it is a bad coil pack or not?
I await your advice.

Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: 98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues

Hello again, Here is the update, drove the car with the good cap on and after 5 minutes of driving the coolant light came on, headed back to the seller's place, 2 blocks before his place I had to pull it over because the car started overheating. Opened the hood and it busted up the top radiator hose...
by neworleans
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: 98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues

He had the car for only a year, I asked the question but didn't know when it was replaced last.

I will test drive the car tomorrow with the good cap on to make sure it doesn't overheat or anything.

Thank you guys.
by neworleans
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

98 XC70 Cracked coolant cap and other issues

Hello all, I am interested in buying this 98 XC70 with 134K miles on it, has some issues and wanted to get you guys opinion if anything is serious. We made the deal for 1000 bucks and will be getting it tomorrow based on the advises I receive from you all. Here are the issues, - Coolant cap is crack...
by neworleans
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

Hello again, Here are the codes P0422: Main catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 P1633: Accelera. Pedal Pos. sensor 2 signal too low P1618: Glow plug/heater relay circ. short to B+ *P0722 I used two different OBD 2 scanners and both gave the same codes but one of them showed an additional code...
by neworleans
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

Thank you guys, I am going to start with the ABS module repair, since this has been an issue, to me it seems like finally failed. Ordered my E5 socket, couldn't find it at Autozone and Sears. I should be able to send the unit this week and install it next week. I will send it to midwest as Lee recom...
by neworleans
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Re: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

Lee,

Thank you very much for your response. I found this thread, seems like the ABD module repair solved his problem, I am going to start with this and see if it help, will post the results.

http://matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/vie ... =8&t=28717
by neworleans
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 S70 GLT All warning lights on
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

00 S70 GLT All warning lights on

Hello friends, I am having a problem with my car today,the ETS light has been on for years that is not new but all the other lights on the dash came on today while driving. The Brake - ABS - Arrow flashing, and the check engine lights. The odometer doesn't show the mileage and when push the gas whil...
by neworleans
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?

Thai,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience.
I have pretty much the same problem, the leakage could be more on my car tough.
How did your engine oil look when you had this problem?
I may try that product.
How do you apply it? Any videos or write ups?
by neworleans
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?

Thanks, what do you guys think a reasonable repair cost for this fix? I am going to ask around and get some quotes.
by neworleans
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?

It also builds up pressure in the coolant tank even when the engine is cold, why is it doing this?
by neworleans
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

06 S80 is this a blown head gasket sign?

Hello all, Recently purchased this 06 S80 with a cracked radiator, before purchasing, checked the oil and everything else, looked fine. Finally I was able to change the radiator and also changed the oil but when drained the oil, it came out like mud, it was thick brown, the car sat about 4-5 months ...
by neworleans
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 turbo oil line leaks, need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 259

96 850 turbo oil line leaks, need advice

Hello all,

Noticed a leak today on my 850 Turbo, took some pics and attached them, can you all please tell me which line this is and is it easy to replace? Thanks for any input.
by neworleans
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo - Identify part & routing hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: 96 850 Turbo - Identify part & routing hoses

Thanks for your input, yes it has an electrical connection but what I meant was that it is loose not bolted to anything.
by neworleans
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo - Identify part & routing hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 589

96 850 Turbo - Identify part & routing hoses

Hello All, I am working on another project 850 turbo. Can you all please help me identify the part #4 please? This thing is not attached to anything, just hanging in there and 3 small diameter hoses are connected as I numbered them 1, 2 and 3. I replaced number 1, number 2 is not connected to anythi...
by neworleans
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold

Thanks for your input, It has ECC, checked the cabin but no cold air at all, compressor still kicks in. I am not sure what you mean by air mix doors/motors.
by neworleans
Fri May 30, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold

abscate,

Thanks for your reply, how do we diagnose the evap leak?
by neworleans
Fri May 30, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold

Thanks for the reply, I've put 2x12ounces and it is pretty warm here. I am going to get it checked at the dealer. Doing the evaporator work is just time consuming, and could be pretty frustrated since this is an old car and all the plastic is so brittle now, therefore I hope it is not the evaporator.
by neworleans
Thu May 29, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 AC doesn't blow cold
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

95 850 AC doesn't blow cold

Hello friends, I bought this car a few months ago, ac wouldn't blow cold, checked the compressor and it wouldn't kick in, charged 2 cans, ac kicks in now, fan comes on, didn't notice any leaks, checked the lines that go to the heater core, they are not cold at all. What could be the problem? Thanks...
by neworleans
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 GL - What parts are worth keeping?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 91 740 GL - What parts are worth keeping?

Well, I am not exactly sure what the cross member is but based on what the mechanic said who has been working on my volvo's it may not worth it because there may be some internal damages too (he said). I didn't really ask how much it would cost to replace it, haven't picked up the car yet and didn't...
by neworleans
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 GL - What parts are worth keeping?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

91 740 GL - What parts are worth keeping?

Hello friends,

I will unfortunately have to junk my 740.
Engine is still solid, bent the cross member underneath.
Any parts that you guys think is worth removing to sell?

Thanks in advance.
by neworleans
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 T6 Radiator replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: 06 S80 T6 Radiator replacement

Thank you. When disconnecting the transmission lines I am sure it will leak out some, I didn't see any transmission fluid dipstick, will I be ok if I just re connect them? Or is there a way to add some ATF after replacement?
by neworleans
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo - Need to order a turbo hose
Replies: 3
Views: 351

96 850 Turbo - Need to order a turbo hose

Hello everyone,

I need to replace the hose that goes to the turbo, can you please help me to order one online? I don't know the diameter and the length I need. Thanks for any help in advance.
Please see the pic below.
by neworleans
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 06 S80 T6 Radiator replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

06 S80 T6 Radiator replacement

Hello everyone, I hope everybody is doing well. I need to replace the radiator on my 06 S80 T6, I haven't purchased the radiator yet, looked at FCP website and ebay for now, FCP has a Nissen for 200 bucks, cheaper ones are available on ebay. I have never replaced a radiator before but found out that...
by neworleans
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 Horn doesn't work
Replies: 1
Views: 470

91 740 Horn doesn't work

Hello mates,

I need to fix my horn to pass the inspection but I don't know what to check or where to start to check.
Any help would be appreciated it....
by neworleans
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850GL suddenly won't crank
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: 1996 850GL suddenly won't crank

Here are some pics while I was trying to fix mine... Red line shows where you need to make the contact with a screw driver between the green wire and the bolt.
by neworleans
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850GL suddenly won't crank
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: 1996 850GL suddenly won't crank

Leeming, I had a similar problem, I first replaced the PNP switch, didn't fix the problem, then replaced the ignition switch and fixed the problem. In order to understand if it is your ignition switch or starter, I would suggest you do this. Bring the key to the 2nd position, the lights on dash will...
by neworleans
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 Clunking noise in the back
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: 04 XC90 Clunking noise in the back

You are right, first the passenger side started making that noise but now both do it.
I just checked FCP and they have two different brands one is 112 (Sachs) and Bilstein for 92 bucks.
The description says not for self leveling, how do I check if it is self leveling or not? Any idea?
by neworleans
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 Clunking noise in the back
Replies: 2
Views: 705

04 XC90 Clunking noise in the back

Hello everyone,

My XC90 makes some clunking noise in the back when going over bumps. What should i be looking at to diagnose the problem?

Thank you...
by neworleans
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Turbo - Water in oil
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: 95 850 Turbo - Water in oil

Thank you very much, I will go ahead and change the oil then...
by neworleans
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Turbo - Water in oil
Replies: 4
Views: 392

95 850 Turbo - Water in oil

Hello everyone, I purchased a 95 850 Turbo yesterday from Copart, it was a run and drive car, picked it up from Baton Rouge and drove to New Orleans, made about 75 miles. When we picked up the car, I checked the oil, the dipstick tip was white and needed a quart of oil, stopped at the gas station, a...
by neworleans
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850t5r Supension Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: 1995 850t5r Supension Replacement

Take a look at this, life time warranty, good price, good review.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005XH ... svolvo3-20
by neworleans
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

Thanks guys, I will run it tomorrow and update you all.
by neworleans
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

Hello everyone, Thank you for all the inputs here, I really appreciate it. Before I forget I wish you all a happy new year. When I took those pictures I also took the crank but at that time I didn't realize the picture actually clearly showed the alignment, I was looking through the pictures today a...
by neworleans
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

rspi, I read the owners manual you sent on that link, please don't go away :) I am familiar with that ticking noise, my 850R did that a few times after sitting for a while. This noise I am getting with this GLT is different, I can tell the valves are hitting little bit. JDS60R, I knew you guys would...
by neworleans
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

Thanks for all the input but please remember, I rotated the left cam manually before putting the new belt on because it was moved during working on the car, car didn't make any ticking issue before replacing the tb, therefore I don't really think it is related to the hydraulic valve lifter, i hope i...
by neworleans
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

To me the left cam looks off a few mm's and that causes the ticking issue, if i remove the belt and manually rotate it clockwise to align with the cover notch, would that be something proper? then put the belt back on and this time will rotate the engine before pulling the pin, this is how think I s...
by neworleans
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

Hello friends,

I finally took some pictures, this alignment is based on bottom notch alignment.
Everything is in place at the moment, I will be proceeding with your guidance if there is some way to fix this issue.

I await your reply...
by neworleans
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

OK.

So what are my chances to fix this ticking noise or do I even have a chance?
by neworleans
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

Re: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

No I haven't, I actually was going to do that because I thought I readt it somewhere, looked at the videos again to make sure if they mentioned it, but they didn't so I didn't...
Sure I can, I will do that tomorrow, it is parked in my friends garage...
Thanks.
by neworleans
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking
Replies: 36
Views: 2437

95 850 GLT - TB replacement, ticking

Hello everyone, I just finished replacing TB today, replaced wp, tensioner, pulley, idler puller. I purchased the ipd cam lock because it was going to be my first tb replacement. I followed the steps by watching the videos and etc, set the cams and inserted the IPD lock. Replaced everything, I start...
by neworleans
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: 04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled

Thanks...
by neworleans
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: 04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled

Thanks for your reply,
Here is a picture of the rear tire.
The other side of the rear tire is angled in the opposite direction as well.
by neworleans
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled
Replies: 4
Views: 659

04 XC90 2.5T Rear wheels are angled

Hello everyone,

I just noticed that the rear wheels on my XC90 are angled, is this normal?
by neworleans
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 12683

Re: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement

Hello again, I have a couple of more questions friends, I'd appreciate it for any input. I found a non laminated glass and it is little bit thinner than the laminated one, would that be a problem when installed? I was able to remove the panel, then rolled down the window half way, will need a long d...
by neworleans
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 - Water pump replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 343

95 850 - Water pump replacement

Hello everyone, Hope everybody is doing well. I started changing the timing belt and everything else around that section, removed wp as well, when I did that some of the seal left on there, tried to get it off with scotch bright but didn't really work. Do I have to get it all removed before installi...
by neworleans
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 PNP switch Problem ??
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: 1998 S70 PNP switch Problem ??

i had a similar problem with my 850. When I turned the key the lights on the dash would come on but nothing else would happen. replaced the pnp switch didn't solve the problem, after the pnp replacement, figured out it was the ignition switch, ordered the part, it will most likely fix the problem. i...
by neworleans
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 - Alarm prevents car start
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: 96 850 - Alarm prevents car start

Thank you very much for inputs, came out to be the ignition switch part number 9447803.
If you guys ever have any problems like this, start with the ignition switch :)
by neworleans
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 - Alarm prevents car start
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: 96 850 - Alarm prevents car start

Unfortunately that light is broken :(
by neworleans
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 - Alarm prevents car start
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

96 850 - Alarm prevents car start

Hello everyone, I have been having a problem with my 96 850R, it doesn't start, changed the PNP switch but didn't solve the problem. When I turn the key the dash lights come on but no crank, I think the alarm system blocks the car start, i tried locking and unlocking the doors with the key and didn'...
by neworleans
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

Hello friends, Here is the update, I got the PNP switch replaced, it didn't start first 3-4 tries and it did after, this was last week, i tried to start it today and now it doesn't start, it still starts when i do the bypass (making contact on the starter solenoid between the green cable and positiv...
by neworleans
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 No air
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: 95 850 No air

correct, the blower doesn't work or doesn't turn on.
by neworleans
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 No air
Replies: 4
Views: 406

95 850 No air

Hello, Hope everyone is doing well, I purchased another volvo over the weekend to make money out of it. It is a 95 850 GLT Wagon. I've noticed two problems so far, one is some noise comes from rollers or idler pulley around the timing belt cover so I am going to replace timing belt, wp and tensioner...
by neworleans
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

My check engine light has been on since I got the car, it is giving a vacuum leak code, if the PNP switch has failed, would it give another code when I scan? How can I make sure if it is the PNP switch??
by neworleans
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

Do you think it could be the PNP switch?
by neworleans
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

Yes it did stay running, it started on my first attempt, it wasn't hard.
by neworleans
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

I just tried it with a long screw driver just like in the video and it started so this tells me the starter is good. What could be the problem now?
by neworleans
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: 96 850R Doesn't start

Thanks for your reply again, yes I did try to start in neutral. I am going to try to jump start the starter as you guided but i have two questions for you before i do this. 1. Where exactly I am going the touch the starter with a long screw driver? Can you pls look at the picture and tell me the num...
by neworleans
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Doesn't start
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

96 850R Doesn't start

Hello, I am having a trouble starting my car, when I turn the key the dash lights come on but it doesn't crank. This is not the first time it is doing it but last time it did start after a few tryouts.. The battery is new, tried giving jump, moved shifter back and forth park to low, disconnected bat...
by neworleans
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 12683

Re: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement

Thanks again, guess how much the dealer asks for a new laminated glass?
$$$600, labor not included, found one on ebay, will let you all know when installed.
by neworleans
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 12683

Re: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement

Thanks for your reply, after removing the panel, do I need to roll down the glass all the way or half way?
Is the glass held by bolts or rivets, do I need any special tool to remove the glass and also do I need to remove seals around the glass once it is disconnected from the regulator?
by neworleans
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 12683

2004 XC90 Driver side rear door glass replacement

Hello friends, My car's window got hit by a golf ball today while I was taking a walk at a park, now need to replace it, it is laminated, found a couple on ebay, one is non laminated, the other one doesn't specify. If I buy it online, is it easy to replace? Any DIY video or guidance available? Any h...
by neworleans
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 radiator replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: 850 radiator replacement

FCP has a DIY video for this.

Check out this link
by neworleans
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 Motormounts
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: C70 Motormounts

I purchased #4 for 16 bucks, not oem though, haven't installed it yet, i think you will need to remove the wipers and black plastic cover to get to the two bolts to replace it.
by neworleans
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 Motormounts
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: C70 Motormounts

Also they all are easy to change, fcp has a video on how to replace the hydraulic ones for 850, C70 should be close to it. Look at the wire on hydraulic mounts to check, if they are loose, it means your mounts are bad.
by neworleans
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: control arm bushing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: control arm bushing replacement

wuttheheeck

check out this video

by neworleans
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

Yes I bought a genuine BOSCH from FCP, paid 85bucks. I first looked at ebay and found so many after market maf's but couldn't trust them and also some other forum members suggested to use BOSCH for this part so i went with Bosch...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Save your old OEM Axles.
Replies: 20
Views: 2208

Re: Save your old OEM Axles.

How much do they charge to rebuild axles? I am going to need it for my 850 soon...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

Precopster,

You were right, I changed the MAF and it runs great now. Thanks for your advice...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Re: Need help-rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning

Update, First of all thank you all very much for posting here. After all, I ordered a new MAF sensor from FCP and installed it. The car runs like a champ now, the engine light went off as well as ETS light, it doesn't hesitate to accelerate anymore. I wish I had this done earlier. I thought I had a ...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: a/c condenser removal?
Replies: 9
Views: 5978

Re: a/c condenser removal?

I will be replacing the condenser only...
by neworleans
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: a/c condenser removal?
Replies: 9
Views: 5978

Re: a/c condenser removal?

ccb,

I need to replace my condenser as well, bought the part on ebay for 70 bucks, planning to do the job when I return from vacation in September. If you replace yours by that time I will contact you again to find out about your experience.
by neworleans
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM failure. How about Sacer?
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: ETM failure. How about Sacer?

I've done the same research a few weeks ago, and seems like Xemodex is the way to go. First i thought about getting a rebuilt ETM from FCP but you would need to install the software which will cost you another 100. The good thing is, once you register this item from FCp you will get a life time warr...
by neworleans
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Re: Need help-rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning

I will do that tonight, now I am kind a wondering if I damaged the sensor while pulling it off from the air tube, I had to pull it hard but when I did that I grabbed the whole housing, really interesting... I also sprayed the maf cleaner to the socket where the connector goes in to... I will check t...
by neworleans
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Re: Need help-rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning

That is exactly what I did today after work, didn't see anything wrong with those small tube connections.
I think I am going to go ahead and get a new MAF sensor but not sure if I should get a cheap one on ebay for 20-30 bucks or pay more and get the OEM????
by neworleans
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Re: Need help-rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning

It is 2000... The car idled fine before the cleaning. The ETS light has been on since I got the car which has been 2 years.

The ETM was replaced I think around 2006, the yellow label say it was made in 2005. I didn't replace any O2 sensors...
by neworleans
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

S70 rough idle after MAF sensor cleaning,RESOLVED, new MAF

Hello, Last week I scanned my S70 and read two codes P1171 and P0300. I've searched for some solutions and decided to start with cleaning the MAF sensor. I pulled it out yesterday and cleaned it with a MAF cleaner, let it dry overnight and installed it back. After I installed it, the engine idles ve...
by neworleans
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Codes P1171 and P0300-2000 S70 GLT/SE
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Codes P1171 and P0300-2000 S70 GLT/SE

Hello friends, I have scanned my car today and read these two codes. I had the check engine and ETS lights on. Car has 2 symptoms, when the engine is cold and start the car and drive, it hesitates to accelerate for the first 2-3 minutes, then it gets normal. The second one, when I push the gas pedal...
by neworleans
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 740 gl arousing my interest
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: 740 gl arousing my interest

Hi Ein, I bought a 91 740 GL, same color, it didn't run when I purchased it, changed the fuel pump and it runs now. Then I had some sort of transmission problem, it didn't shift from 2nd to 3rd gear, changed the solenoid and fixed the problem, (I actually bought the IPD's cheap solution for this rep...
by neworleans
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Sunroof seal sagging.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Sunroof seal sagging.

Thank you very much, just ordered goop off ebay...
by neworleans
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Sunroof seal sagging.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Sunroof seal sagging.

Hello friends,

I am going to work on my 740 this Sunday, need to glue this sagging seal for the sunroof. What kind of glue should I use? Any recommendations?

Thanks...
by neworleans
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 AC Condensor replace, PAG oil, other questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

Re: Need to replace AC condenser

Thank you very much for inputs.
I found this link from FCP shows how to replace the radiator. Mine is also Turbo.
Is there any step that I can skip from this video? What kind of lubrication does he use for the oil line when installing back?

by neworleans
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Converting AC system from R12 to R134a
Replies: 5
Views: 7445

Re: Converting AC system from R12 to R134a

Thanks for the replies. I had my 850's ac checked last week at the volvo shop, he hooked the ac machine to the low side pressure port, recovered it first and then charged it. I am not sure if they have a different machine just for these old model cars but I don't think so, the machine is pretty big ...
by neworleans
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Converting AC system from R12 to R134a
Replies: 5
Views: 7445

Converting AC system from R12 to R134a

Hello friends, I have a question about converting the old R12 system to R134 system for my 91 Volvo 740. I've posted this question in the 740's section but didn't get any answers so I am posting here, maybe some of you guys have an idea and this section seems like more active than the other section....
by neworleans
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

Thanks, I await your reply...
by neworleans
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

I have a quick question, I am looking to change the throttle body on my S70 GLT/SE, found one on ebay that came out of 2000 S80 Turbo, 2009 made. Would this fit on my car with no problems? I heard that since it came from a Turbo it already has the software and may not download on my car because of t...
by neworleans
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Need to charge AC-91 740
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Need to charge AC-91 740

Hello friends, I need to charge the AC on my 91 740, I have done it on my 850 from the low pressure side, i don't know about this model, if anybody knows what freon to use and how to charge and share here, i would appreciate it.I am attaching a photo, kind a guessing the "1" is the low pressure side...
by neworleans
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 AC Condensor replace, PAG oil, other questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

Re: Need to replace AC condenser

Thanks Jimmy57, i just ordered one on ebay from carpartswholesale.
by neworleans
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally got around to adding pics of our V70 X/C...
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Finally got around to adding pics of our V70 X/C...

Nice car, I also like the color, for my next car I'd like to get a new S60 same color, brown interior, white sport rims maybe 1 inch bigger than original and red sprayed calipers with white "volvo" text on them...
by neworleans
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 AC Condensor replace, PAG oil, other questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

850 AC Condensor replace, PAG oil, other questions

Hello friends,

I went to my buddy to charge the AC on my 850 and figured it leaks, the condenser is punctured, now need to buy one and replace it.

What brand would you recommend? is it easy to replace? Any write ups available? is it DIY kind of replacement?

Thanks....
by neworleans
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 volvo 850 dash replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: 1996 volvo 850 dash replacement

Hey buddy, You can find a good write up how to change evaporator on these cars which covers how to remove the whole dash assembly. I tried to do fix mine too but when I removed the dash pad, i realized that all plastic became very brittle, can't really fix it, i don't know how bad is yours but you m...
by neworleans
Wed May 29, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY FPR vacuum line replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 10695

Re: DIY FPR vacuum line replacement

Thanks for the write up. Where did you get that slicon tubing from?
by neworleans
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bumper paint
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Bumper paint

Hello everyone, I am planning to work on my bumper this weekend. I've attached a photo to show you all what's wrong with it. I got the filler paste and sand papers, haven't gotten the spray paint yet. I haven't done any body work at all and wanted to ask you all what I am planning to do is ok. I hav...
by neworleans
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 strut and components replacement-Gabriel Strut Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Volvo 850 strut and components replacement-Gabriel Strut

Thank you very much, I did send him a message.
The thing that makes me want to buy this assembly is, it comes with a lifetime warranty. I will wait for Thunderbox to respond.
by neworleans
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 strut and components replacement-Gabriel Strut Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Volvo 850 strut and components replacement-Gabriel Strut Kit

Hello friends, I am looking to replace the struts and strut mounts on my 850 and came across with this Gabriel Strut kit at Amazon. It seems like a good deal, plus saves a lot of work when installing. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. What do you guys think? is it a good buy? Thanks. http://ww...
by neworleans
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will winshield from 98 S70 fit 95 850
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Will winshield from 98 S70 fit 95 850

Is it easy to do this? What type of tools will you need? The reason I am asking because I have two 850's and the one that is going to junk has a good windshield that I'd like to replace my cracked 850R's windshield with.

Thanks.
by neworleans
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

They give 5 years warranty...
by neworleans
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Question about ETM for S70

I just found this on ebay, i wonder if anybody has any experience with them?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180767430182?rd ... 08&vxp=mtr
by neworleans
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MOOG tie rods?
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: MOOG tie rods?

I had recently done this search, ebay, fcp, ipd etc :) Spent a lot of time to decide which one to buy. I read all topics about it and finally got the TRW inner and outer tie rods. They are little bit more expensive than these but has good reviews. If you want to go with TRW, you can look at ipd's si...
by neworleans
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

ETM light on for S70,RESOLVED with new Bosch MAF

Hello everybody, I think the ETM started to fail on my S70. I had it checked it at the service, they didn't get any codes, updated the software but didn't do any help. The symptoms are ETM light is on, when start the car and push the gas to accelerate it doesn't take the gas and accelerate, after a ...
by neworleans
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 dashboard questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Volvo 850 dashboard questions

Hello again, I worked on the dash today, the assembly is in horrible condition as you can see from the pics, the cracks are all over, I was able to secure the pad on the sides only with 4 screws, every hole on the top are broken (not the mounts). I pretty much removed everything except steering whee...
by neworleans
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 dashboard questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Volvo 850 dashboard questions

OK, I see how it works now, i was planning to remove the pad only but will try to remove the assembly also now, If i have any success I will remove the good assembly from the other 850 and put it on my R. That way I would get rid of the cracked trim. Thank you.
by neworleans
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 dashboard questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Volvo 850 dashboard questions

Thanks for your reply.
In this picture, I see that you removed that trim, how did you remove it?
by neworleans
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 dashboard questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Volvo 850 dashboard questions

Thank you very much for the replies. I am going to work on the dash this weekend, hope everything goes well. Found out that the car had been in an accident, that is why the dash has cracks. I just looked at this link that is really well written, if you look on page 5 of 23, "d" it is mentioning abou...
by neworleans
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 dashboard questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Volvo 850 dashboard questions

Hello everyone, I have two questions for you all. I have a 96 850, when I got the car last year it was in fair condition, I changed the timing belt, pulley, idler, wp, installed new PVC, changed all engine mounts, spurk plugs, wires, distributor cap and flushed transmission oil. So it is back to lif...
by neworleans
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS warning light - 2000 s70 turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 9978

Re: ETS warning light - 2000 s70 turbo

Did cleaning the etm resolve your problem?
by neworleans
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Question about 04 S80 T6
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Question about 04 S80 T6

Hello, I am interested in a 04 S80 T6 with 165K miles. I don't have a chance to inspect the car myself but can send an inspector to inspect the car for me. I've owned a 2000 S80 T6 and wasn't happy with it so sold it. I am being little bit cautious right now with 2004. Can you all please tell me lit...
by neworleans
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about replacing tie rods
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Question about replacing tie rods

Hello everybody, I recently had a timing belt service on my S70, my friend who did the job told me that I need to replace tie rods as well. I ordered the parts, got TRW inner and outer tie rods but haven't purchased the boots. Do you guys think I will also need to buy the boots? Is this a DIY kind o...
by neworleans
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 Regina Tune up
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: 91 740 Regina Tune up

billofdurham

Thank you very much again for your instructions, they really helped a lot when changing the belts. All good now.
The only thing I couldn't remove was the distributor cap, it is pretty tight, what kind of tool would work there to unscrew those three screws??
by neworleans
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Round vs. Square upper engine mounts (2000 s70)
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Round vs. Square upper engine mounts (2000 s70)

I have the same car and changed that mount a few months ago, first I replaced just the bushing but it didn't work, it was rattling bad, then i ordered the whole mount with metal, it is fine now. I would recommend buying the whole mount, otherwise you may get some rattling too... Save up time and wor...
by neworleans
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front Strut - Spring Seat #Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Front Strut

They put a bolt instead of the original one, when you have your spring seat fails, this is what happens, I bet you been driving your with a lot of knocking, you should find yourself lucky if it didn't bend the hood...
by neworleans
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which timing belt kit to buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which timing belt kit to buy?

Here is the add for IPD.
by neworleans
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which timing belt kit to buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which timing belt kit to buy?

pigalli, I just bought a tb kit from IPD, all OEM including Aisin WP. Cost me 186 bucks plus shipping. I think there was a 10% discount because of Thanksgiving but I received some email from them today, they offer free shipping over orders of 99$. Here is the kit I bought. http://www.ipdusa.com/prod...
by neworleans
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timing Belt Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timing Belt Maintenance

I will get them changed this week hopefully. By the way, I had drained the transmission fluid a few weeks ago first time, drained about 3 qrts and added 3 qrts again, and never checked the level after. Today I checked the level and had to add like 2 more qrts to bring it to level. I don't know if it...
by neworleans
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timing Belt Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timin Belt Maintenance

I ordered the parts already, they are coming Tuesday.
It has got yellow sticker, was replaced already, the previous owner was the first owner and he told me all about its history.
I hope its not the etm but sounds like it.
by neworleans
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timing Belt Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 838

2000 S70 GLT-Some problems-Timing Belt Maintenance

Hello friends, I have a few questions regarding the timing belt and some problems I am having with my S70. Its 2000 GLT SE, with 94K miles. 1 - MAINTENANCE: The timing belt interval is 105K on this model, I checked the timing belt last week and it looks like its due now, I've attached a pic. Do you ...
by neworleans
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 Regina Tune up
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: 91 740 Regina Tune up

I appreciate your time and effort for responding to my message. The parts will be coming next Tuesday, I wasn't planning to put the car on jacks to replace the belts but will do now. I don't think the distributor cap comes with o rings, now wondering where to get them... I hope everything will go sm...
by neworleans
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 91 740 Regina Tune up
Replies: 6
Views: 837

91 740 Regina Tune up

Hello friends, I am going to do some tune up on my 740, planning to replace belts (except timing belt), spark plugs, wires and distributor cap. I think I can handle all this without any reference but if there is any DIY write ups regarding any of these, can you please post it here? I tried to look u...
by neworleans
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about ATF for S70
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Question about ATF for S70

Thanks for all responses...
by neworleans
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about ATF for S70
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Question about ATF for S70

Hello, I changed the oil over the weekend and while doing that I decided to drain the ATF as well. I purchased the attached ATF from walmart for 17bucks, in the manual it says Dex III and Mercon, when I saw the Castrol, bought it. Drained about 3 qts and added the new fluid. Drove about 350 miles so...
by neworleans
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 ETM removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: S70 ETM removal

Thank you very much, that is a great video, when cleaning the etm, do we just spray the cleaner or do we need to use a brush or something??
by neworleans
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 ETM removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: S70 ETM removal

Thanks tardis, I have never taken radiator fan out but will have to give it a shot...
by neworleans
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 ETM removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

S70 ETM removal

Hello everyone,

I am planning to change the oil and clean my etm this weekend.
Can you please tell me the precedure to remove it? I cleaned my 850's etm a few months ago but this one is in different location on my S70. Thanks in advance...
by neworleans
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: Oil Change

Thanks, I will stick with it then. Is my Mahle oil filter good for that?
by neworleans
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: Oil Change

Thanks for your responses. When I was at walmart, I checked here to see if anybody responded, and saw rspi's message and bought Castrol Edge. I was going to get Mobil 1. Now some of you recommend Mobil 1. They both are the same price 5qrt is 25bucks, 1 qrt is about 7 bucks. I don't know if I should ...
by neworleans
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Oil Change

Hello everyone, I am going to change the oil next week and will be going to walmart today to get them. I always used Castrol GTX, now wondering if I should switch to Mobil 1 synthetic. The price will be doubled but if worth it, I can deal with it. What would be your advice on this? Thanks in advance...
by neworleans
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Would you recommend Goodyear Douglas Performance GT-H...
Replies: 5
Views: 3524

Re: Would you recommend Goodyear Douglas Performance GT-H...

I would recommend this.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/General-AltiM ... e/14963991

I bought two of them for my 850, pretty happy so far... Planning to get another 2 for my S70...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Size for S70
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Tire Size for S70

Thanks for all the responses, I just looked at the fuel filler door and it shows 205 55 16. You guys are awesome :)
by neworleans
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Size for S70
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Tire Size for S70

Hello friends,

I am looking to replace two of the tires on my S70. The current tire size is 205 55 16, when I look for the size for the year and model, web sites give me a different tire size (195 60 15).

What is the original size? What size I should go with? Please advise.

Thank you...
by neworleans
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Need advise about buying a 05 XC90 V8 AWD
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: Need advise about buying a 05 XC90 V8 AWD

Thanks for the reply, no I haven't looked at that website because I didn't know about it, will do now...
by neworleans
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Need advise about buying a 05 XC90 V8 AWD
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Need advise about buying a 05 XC90 V8 AWD

Hello everyone, I am looking to get this suv for my wife but have no knowledge about these models. I read that some of these models have engine and transmission problems. It has got 98K miles, owner is asking 7500, it is in decent condition, i haven't driven it because I am pretty far, I am just try...
by neworleans
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: FCP 3 Day Only Sale Ending Tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: FCP 3 Day Only Sale Ending Tonight

i need a Spoiler, Install Kit - Genuine Volvo 1399234
Hook me up with 10% and free shipping I will get it :))
by neworleans
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Aux transmission cooler 850R
Replies: 8
Views: 5088

Re: Aux transmission cooler 850R

gswede,

where did you get this cooler?
Maybe you can put a spacer between the bracket and the cooler where you have two bolts on each side if you can raise the cooler little bit without moving the bracket so those fittings won't be hanging like that under the car.
by neworleans
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Question about brakes

Hello mates, I have got a problem with the brakes on my S70. When I apply the brakes gently, I have no problem, however when I apply sudden and hard brakes or I should say brakes all the way to stop the car, i hear some grinding. I don't think it is a brake pad issue because I don't hear any noise w...
by neworleans
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ignition switch turns 360 degrees
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: ignition switch turns 360 degrees

this happened to me when i had my s80. if this happens again, pull out the key and insert it back in after rotating key in hand to other face. worked for me...
by neworleans
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on buying a used Volvo
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Advice on buying a used Volvo

another advice, if you are getting a car from a mechanic, it mush had some sort of serious problem such as broken timing belt, head gasget, or something similar, these guys buy them for like 500-1000 dollars, fix them and sell them. Be very cautious, try to get as much information as possible from t...
by neworleans
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on buying a used Volvo
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Advice on buying a used Volvo

I wouldn't pay more than 4500...
by neworleans
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: how long it would take to replace dis cap, s plugs, cables
Replies: 12
Views: 898

how long it would take to replace dis cap, s plugs, cables

hello all, this coming weekend i am planning to replace the spark plugs, spark plug cables, distributor cap and the rotor. I won't have much time to work on the car so according to your suggestions, i may just change the spark plugs. I will be traveling between Houston and New Orleans every other we...
by neworleans
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad idle
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad id

if you are too worried about the codes, bring it to the volvo dealer and find out what it is.
if i was there, i would have offered 600 and get the car with no question :)
by neworleans
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver's power seat stuck partway down
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Driver's power seat stuck partway down

if you hear a click sound when you hit the button, that means your cable needs to be replaced or fixed. I've done this on my 850, took me about an hour, used a torch to melt the plastic on cable. I am sure this will resolve your problem. it is worth a try. Just get a torch... http://volvoforums.com/...
by neworleans
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad idle
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

Re: Newbie! Buying first S70 tomorrow, smoke, codes, bad id

I am driving a 2000 S70 GLT and having that check engine code since I purchased the car along with the ETS light. I wouldn't worry about the warning lights as long as it runs. You will do some maintenance and good to go. Make sure the timing belt is good, it may be due. For whatever it has, 550 buck...
by neworleans
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 spark plug cover screws
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: '95 850 spark plug cover screws

I had the same problem when I did mine PVC. I cracked the cover at between the screw and the motor edge then pulled it out. Before you do this, try to cut the screw head with a metal saw and make a straight slot to be able to turn with a big screw driver.
by neworleans
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to check tie rod ends?
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: How to check tie rod ends?

Lift the car, hold the tire and waggle it, if you feel any movement then you need to replace them.
by neworleans
Fri May 25, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Changed fuel pump and now it wont stay on
Replies: 5
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Re: Changed fuel pump and now it wont stay on

pulled out the pic from pcv replacement write up, it is very easy to change. I hope this will resolve your problem.
by neworleans
Thu May 24, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Changed fuel pump and now it wont stay on
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Changed fuel pump and now it wont stay on

it might be the air mass meter....