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by gmh
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBD (Part A) replaement 95 S/W None Turbo Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: OBD (Part A) replaement 95 S/W None Turbo Topic is solved

I assume you have seen this:
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/read-codes-volvo-850
Do any of the other ports (A or B) work?
Can you read engine codes from A2?
by gmh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 867
Views: 15632

Re: Coronavirus Thread

I love what the South Koreans have done to stop sick people from going to hospitals and jamming them up. The have drive thru testing stations. Drive up get swabbed and go home and wait results. Neil. This should be coming for USA, once we have testing capacity. Already happening in Denver, though n...
by gmh
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Temperature gauge works intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: 97 850 T5 Temperature gauge works intermittently

Found this pic online the entire sensor is circled in red (connector at bottom of circle):
coolant temp sensor connector.jpg
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by gmh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Connectors under the rear seats
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Connectors under the rear seats

From:
https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/show ... ct=1241247
Likely all discontinued.
heater2.jpg
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heater1.jpg
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by gmh
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Connectors under the rear seats
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Connectors under the rear seats

scot850 wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:49 am Yes, these are the mythical rear seat heater options that abscate keeps talking about. It was an actual option.

Neil.
I believe the rear seat heaters are much more common than the 3rd seat heaters:)
by gmh
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Another HVAC Problem, flashing ECC lights, No fan (read codes?)
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: 1998 S70 T5 Another HVAC Problem, flashing ECC lights, No fan (read codes?)

Here's the link to the how to build a flash code reader thread:
viewtopic.php?t=60660
Very useful for reading ECC codes.

Here is my homemade version using the obd1 port salvaged from my 94 850 and an obdII splitter:
flash code reader.jpg
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by gmh
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er
Replies: 27
Views: 4542

Re: MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er

Anyone near Boulder, CO, with a VIDA DICE who can set the calibrate on my steering angle sensor, before I try replacing the SAS? I have the anti-skid off message. 2007 Volvo S60 2.5T. I can drive to your location. I'm in Lafayette and have VIDA DICE and would be happy to do that. Of course I don't ...
by gmh
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cooling Fan not coming on
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Cooling Fan not coming on

subzerocarfanatic wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:29 am i'm getting a new temp sensor.
The wisdom of the forum has decided that only the Volvo brand ($59 at IPD) or SWF/Valeo ($46 at FCP) is appropriate for this critical part. A search will find many problems others have had with lesser priced units.
by gmh
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 1999 - 2001 ETM no contact modification for throttle body.
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Volvo 1999 - 2001 ETM no contact modification for throttle body.

I found this video on the Robert DIY YouTube site. Others there as well if you search ETM.

by gmh
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Some less pricey alternatives for the aux input and bluetooth adapters are mentioned in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89595
by gmh
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry

jmcguire wrote: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:43 am Can’t seem to find anyone who knows exactly where the receiver is located if it isn’t behind the glove box...
Check the last post in this old thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61032&p=312919&hili ... ss#p312919
by gmh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry

AFAIK that remote is for 1998 and later cars only. Check the fitment tab in this IPD listing:

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/4818/11 ... 46-9166200
by gmh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry

The late 96 and all 97 850s don't have the box behind the glovebox, it is under the dash somewhere. They all use the same remote which looks like this: remote.jpg It is programmed to the car as follows: Programming a transmitter If you purchase additional transmitters (max. 4), they must be programm...
by gmh
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Here's an option. Aftermarket from the guys in Bensenville,IL that sell the much discussed Estonian made heater core.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HEADLIGHT-LENS ... 0026!US!-1
by gmh
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sunroof stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Sunroof stopped working

Remove the panel under the driver's side dash. Looks like this:
acc conn.jpg
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by gmh
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R vacuum hose issues - routing
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Volvo 850 T-5r vacuum hose issues - please help

Here are a couple of pics of my 1997 850R. I have removed the cold air intake that fits from alongside the radiator to the air filter housing. This connection is the evap purge valve in my car. Of course this is a USA spec car and these parts may not be the same as yours. The elbow is not visible in...
by gmh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Favorite stereo for your volvo?
Replies: 19
Views: 1163

Re: Favorite stereo for your volvo?

The aux adapter isn't 120 USD but 32 USD... NOK 274.95 11%OFF | DOXINGYE,USB SD AUX Car MP3 Adapte CD Change For Volvo SC-series SC700 800 810 900 CR905 S80 C70 Interface https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cqdHM2dw I bought this and paired with https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth-Receiver-Hands-Fre...
by gmh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Tool kit screwdriver: Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: OEM Tool kit screwdriver: Why?

abscate wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 am Who still has the pair of Michael Jackson gloves from their tool kit?
850 tool kit.jpg
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by gmh
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: POLL What octane gas is everyone using?
Replies: 56
Views: 5338

Re: what octane gas is everyone using?

The real point is the longevity of the engine internals. As has been beaten to death here and on other forums, over the long haul the engine is much more likely to burn an exhaust valve when running the lower octane fuels. Burnt valves are showing up more and more these days ... Modern fuel injecti...
by gmh
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door Handle Does Nothing
Replies: 31
Views: 995

Re: Door Handle Does Nothing

Could this be it?
#25 in diagram, link to Tasca parts below.
clip.jpg
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https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/vo ... wtbDUtZ2Fz
by gmh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 V70 Axle CV Rubber Boots Tips/Tricks
Replies: 126
Views: 66067

Re: DIY: 1998 V70 Axle CV Rubber Boots Tips/Tricks

I’ve used the GKN 300597 boot on my 97 850 R and according to cn90’s info the inner boots are the same on the NA.
It is an Audi boot, but fits fine.

https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/893 ... MFG60.aspx
by gmh
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: s70 2000 glt
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: s70 2000 glt

by gmh
Mon May 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: HELP with dashboard removal.

15 minutes with JB weld and butyl tape on the dash to window connecting space and its quiet forever. 15 minutes with JB weld and butyl tape on the dash to window connecting space and its quiet forever. where does the JB Weld go? If you run a strip of butyl tape where the dash meets the glass it is ...
by gmh
Fri May 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need help with strange issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Need help with strange issue

Here's an older thread from 2014/15 discussing the 2000 v70 SE:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67349

This link was posted by RSPI within that thread:
http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/200 ... 0_v70.html
by gmh
Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!

Great news!
Who else are they going to sell parts for old Volvos to if not a bunch of people talking about old Volvos.
Way to go Matt and Jason. (you too Steve)
by gmh
Wed May 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: POLL: How did you buy from FCP?
Replies: 34
Views: 2219

Re: POLL: How did you buy from FCP?

I recently shopped for a Valeo a/c compressor at these 4 vendors. Prices (a week ago) were: IPD $393 sale $354 free shipping eEuro $356 sale $316 $18 shipping RMEuropean not available FCP $522 free shipping (OEM Volvo $506) Perhaps there is a reason FCP's price on this item is so high. The lifetime...
by gmh
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: POLL: How did you buy from FCP?
Replies: 34
Views: 2219

Re: POLL: How did you buy from FCP?

I too learned of FCP Groton from MVS 10 years ago. At that time there was a code to get a discount like eEuro has now. Through the years they changed to rewards codes they would send via email or attach to your account page. When they started the lifetime replacement policy, the discounts went away ...
by gmh
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: New forum theme is active now
Replies: 68
Views: 2493

Re: New forum theme is active now

Positive changes: none
Negative changes: the rest
by gmh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's fair price for a clean 2001 t5 wagon, ~ 140k miles?
Replies: 24
Views: 6851

Re: What's fair price for a clean 2001 t5 wagon, ~ 140k miles?

If it’s gotta a yellow label on the throttle body it’s been done If it’s white labeled ETM at 140k, it’s right at end of life. Budget $500 for that. A yellow labeled ETM is not a guarantee it doesn't need replacement, only that it has been replaced at least once. Have a look at this survey of peopl...
by gmh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's fair price for a clean 2001 t5 wagon, ~ 140k miles?
Replies: 24
Views: 6851

Re: What's fair price for a clean 2001 t5 wagon, ~ 140k miles?

Does the '01 have the pricey throttle control thing and fuel pump that requires tank drop? All of the 2001 V70 turbos have the problematic Magnetti-Marelli ETM. Only the V70XC (4WD)in 2001 has the split fuel tank which has to be dropped to replace the pump and as far as I can tell the T5's were all...
by gmh
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 R Project. Need advice on repairs.
Replies: 61
Views: 8011

Re: Volvo 850 R Project. Need advice on repairs.

dublin19 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Its better with bigger ptc hole?
Many of us that have used a 5/8" hose to replace the original pcv hose have also drilled the ptc hole bigger. This worked well for me.
by gmh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 5 cylinder or 4 cylinder XC60 differences and reliability?
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: 5 cylinder or 4 cylinder XC60 differences and reliability?

It is unlikely that you will get an answer to your question in this forum as the diesel XC60s were not sold in the USA or Canada. Sorry.
by gmh
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Techron turned off Check Engine light?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Techron turned off Check Engine light?

I have not had this experience.

It would be helpful to know what the codes were in order to determine why the light was on in the first place.
by gmh
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2012 XC60 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Re: 2012 XC60 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor replacement

From VIDA, I hope this helps:
fuel rail.jpg
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Remove pressure sensor, fuel rail (FRP)
Refer to: Pressure sensor, fuel rail (FRP)
pressure sensor.jpg
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next diagram refers to passenger footwell:
by gmh
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: leak detection pump on 2011 XC60
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: leak detection pump on 2011 XC60

Looks like the passenger side of the gas tank, above the filler tube.

Here's the diagram from VIDA: only text- Torque: M5, 5 Nm
2011 Volvo XC60
2011 Volvo XC60
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by gmh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Press for replacing upper torque mount
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Press for replacing upper torque mount

I simply bought a new one from rockauto. Much easier than going through all that pressing rigamarole. They aren't expensive. The ones that just bolt in are for the later models 99+. For the 98 you can buy this part and replace the whole thing for $120: https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/8139/Upper-To...
by gmh
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ODBII diagnosis
Replies: 42
Views: 1935

Re: ODBII diagnosis

ZionXIX wrote: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 pm I use the BAFX bluetooth reader
+1 Works great with Torque Pro and volvo850diag, haven't tried 850 OBD-II .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS/re ... UTF8&psc=1
https://bafxpro.com/products/obdreader
by gmh
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 GLT Split Front Seat Covers, OPTIONS.
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: Split Front Seat Covers

scot850 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:49 pm Sorry can't recall their name, but try searching in the data base here.
http://elwoodindustries.com/850seats.html
https://www.lseat.com/products/1991-199 ... front.html
by gmh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Here is what VIDA shows, can't say it is clear what needs to be done, but apparently special tools are needed.

Spring r&r.jpg
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Spring r&r 2.jpg
Spring r&r 3.jpg
This refers to the instruction in the second pic
This refers to the instruction in the second pic
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by gmh
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Regreasing Axle CV Joints
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Regreasing Axle CV Joints

To do it right, the joint has to come apart and all the old grease cleaned out. Probably could be done on the car, but not more easily than removing. Ideally removal/install of the axle takes minutes, cleaning/repacking maybe an hour. The thread I linked is a great aid in the process. GKN Loebro is ...
by gmh
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Regreasing Axle CV Joints
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Regreasing Axle CV Joints

Here's the link to the classic cn90 thread detailing the axle removal and boot replacement: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29716 As Steve says, if there is minimal grease outside of the boot you can fix or replace the clamp (use oetiker clamp). If you have reason to sus...
by gmh
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thermostat Replacement Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 1677

Re: Thermostat Replacement Advice

Length of entire bolt is 1 3/8", threads 1 3/16", head 3/16".
by gmh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.

WhatAmIDoing wrote: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:32 pm Sachs spring seats are cheaper on FCP. If Volvo really did switch to Rein, then I would buy Sachs. If you have to replace them within 2 years either way, then why not save some money?
+1
by gmh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front strut.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Bad front struct.

Which front top strut mount is recommended? The INA or BOGE from FCP Euro. Genuine Volvo is about $100 more than those two. $100? I think you need spring seats not strut mounts. You need this: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-strut-mount-spring-seat-850-s70-v70-p2-8646713 not this: https://ww...
by gmh
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855T Failing Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: 1995 855T Failing Cat

The quote below is from this thread: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49901 I had the 443 issue as well on my 94 Turbo and solved it with a spacer. It passed emissions the next year and burned a valve in 10/13. [quote="matthew1"]P0422 has been bedeviling me and my 850 for...
by gmh
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seat Skins S70 code trim 3990
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: SEAT SKINS s70 code trim 3990

http://elwoodindustries.com/S70V70seats.html

Page is for 3960 tan but states: "Items shown match Volvo trim code 3960 we can make charcoal and many other colors, email [email protected] or call for availability. "
by gmh
Sun May 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2014 oil change Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: 2014 oil change Topic is solved

I just saw your post today and I'm sure you've figured it out by now, but for posterity... The quote below is from http://www.volvo-forums.com/t46417-how-to-change-your-volvo-xc60-oil-filter.htm "While the oil is draining, locate the oil filter housing in the engine compartment on the passenger side...
by gmh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacement CV boots for crenulated retainer? Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: Replacement CV boots for crenulated retainer? Topic is solved

I found this axle on eEuroparts. Looks like there is a top (lid) that is fitted on the axle before the boot goes on. In any case I've never seen this type of axle on an 850 and as far as I can see this type is fitted to later model Volvos. I assume it is the inner boot on the drivers side axle. gkn ...
by gmh
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70 ETS light is on
Replies: 42
Views: 11002

Re: 99 V70 ETS light is on

There's not an entire forum dedicated to the Magnetti Marelli ETM here because they were not a problem. Do a little reading.

viewforum.php?f=12
by gmh
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing struts...should I do springs as well?
Replies: 18
Views: 5458

Re: Replacing struts...should I do springs as well?

FCP sells the springs as separate items for $65 a piece. By front end is super bouncy and with 250k on the car I think it’s warrented to swap out the springs since the struts are coming off anyway. You think the FCP springs would be a good bet? Can't figure out which springs you are looking at. FCP...
by gmh
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to Diagnose CV Joint, Clutch system? ['97 850]
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: How to Diagnose CV Joint, Clutch system? ['97 850]

I'm trying to cut down the price of my shopping list, so I'd like to make sure I'm not buying any 'extras' For instance, I'd like to know a good way to diagnose my CV Joints, so I could find out whether I have to drop $120 to replace them both, or $20 for a boot kit? There are plenty of threads in ...
by gmh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do I delete a post?
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: How do I delete a post?

matthew1 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:52 pm That request has only come in to me a couple times, BTW.
Not too many former posters running for public office, probably a good thing.
by gmh
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?

rspi wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm Was it made in a country that starts with a C and ends with an a?
Canada?
Colombia?
Croatia?
Cuba?
by gmh
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 Turbo Hose Question- Vacuum Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: 1994 Turbo Hose Question- Vacuum Leak

As Neil says, you need the intake manifold to be on tight. I think they are bolts on the 94, no nuts. For the intercooler hose, duct tape will work in a pinch although not as well as what Neil suggests. If you haven't paid for the part you ordered from Volvo yet, check out the links below. You can g...
by gmh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

Mom had a straight 6 Volvo in the 70s and for 1980 got a PRV which ate the camshaft up while I was driving and blamed on me. PRV yuck! The 86 Buick 3.8 shaked annoyingly the turbo 4 was fine, but the new 960 drove so good. Here in the US all 960 cars I saw were 6 cylinder. June The Car Talk guys (R...
by gmh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12446

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

I put one of these cores in my wife's V70 (recently sold) about 3 years ago and just ordered another since the one in the 850R is seeping a bit. I never connected that they were a US based company until I saw Robert's video about his visit to the Bensenville facility. Some cool old Volvos! https://w...
by gmh
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12446

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

...or it could be that there is more than one Swedish Car Parts. The one Teddy1975 refers to is: https://swedishcarparts.nl/Swedish_Car_Parts.html Volvo Car Parts, Weteringpad 64 3762 EN Soest Netherlands Call us now: 035-5885222 Email: [email protected].nl The heater core on ebay is from: https:...
by gmh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Finding a 0-60 app is proving difficult
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Finding a 0-60 app is proving difficult

Anyone using an iPhone app for measuring performance of your car? I've been poking around and I'm surprised there's not much out there. "Torque" app seems to have vanished. "Torque Pro" is written by a different developer, and has nothing to do with "Torque" app. I think he's an opportunist, using ...
by gmh
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off

[quote=Eddystone post_id=457138 time=1513085869 user_id=67572] ... a guy at my local tire store gave me a little aluminum tool that is basically a rod with the appropriate threads on one end. You screw this into any lug hole after aligning things, install the wheel and remaining lugs, then remove th...
by gmh
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: XC60 Warranty Bonus...It had to be red
Replies: 3
Views: 431

XC60 Warranty Bonus...It had to be red

xc60.jpg I set out recently to replace my wife's POS 2001 V70 2.4T. We've had it 8+ years and she's always hated it, (road) noisy, clear coat peeling, but mostly because it was silver and not red. But it ran well except for the ETM issues, including a XeModeX replacement that also eventually failed...
by gmh
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855 Gas Cap replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: 1995 855 Gas Cap replacement

It is usually tethered to the fuel door on the later models. Find a place to attach with a zip tie.
by gmh
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cleaning DIY: 850 IAC (Idle Air control valve) cleaning
Replies: 46
Views: 46209

Re: Cleaning DIY: 850 IAC (Idle Air control valve) cleaning

There is no nipple on the intake manifold on the 93's or 94's (all?). On my 94 the vacuum line from the air intake hose was connected to the vacuum tree.
by gmh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear left strutbar? seems loose at right side and does clunk.
Replies: 16
Views: 2789

Re: Rear left strutbar? seems loose at right side and does clunk.

Its not the sway bar. And its not the rubbers. Those are clearly visible. Its one of those two bars wich lead from the wheel hubs to the other side. I think they are called the transverse arms? The left one is loose on the right side. And i cant see how its supposed to be connected. Here's a diagra...
by gmh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core odor?
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Heater Core odor?

Hello again, it's been almost 9 months since my last post above and I'm still getting the funky smell during the first few minutes. I've run the heater and A/C system for half an hour in the beginning of the year and it did help a bit. I thought by now the smell would have been totally gone. I gues...
by gmh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14129

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Right here in the second page of this thread:
zhenya wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:37 am You can try here http://www.elwoodindustries.com/id2.html

Might be cheaper and easier just to buy a good set of seats from a parts yard or forum member though.
by gmh
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 axle nut stuck Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 1442

Re: 98 V70 axle nut stuck Topic is solved

From cn90's DIY: 1998 V70 Axle CV Rubber Boots Tips/Tricks First post on page 2. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29716&start=10 Torque Values: - Big 36-mm Axle Nut: 120 Nm then turn another 60 degrees. - Control Arm Subframe Side: 65 Nm then another 120 degrees. - (R) Ax...
by gmh
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R turbo coolant rubber hose repair
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: 2000 V70R turbo coolant rubber hose repair

Follow all the steps in songzunhuang's post and after you remove the lower heater hose, it is right behind it off the same pipe the lower radiator hose connects to and under the turbo. With the intake hose removed, there is nothing else in the way.
P.S. not my photo
turbo coolant return hose
turbo coolant return hose
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by gmh
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R turbo coolant rubber hose repair
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: 2000 V70R turbo coolant rubber hose repair

I've done this (the turbo coolant return hose) twice, once on each of the 850s I've had. First time from below...no room even w/o AWD. The second was from above while replacing the lower radiator hose and both heater hoses. Waaaaayyyy easier! This process is documented in songzunhuang's thread: http...
by gmh
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dashboard lose passenger side
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Dashboard loose passenger side

Here are the links to the Ozark Lee's two comprehensive posts on dash repair if you choose option 2b.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... ir#p296211

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... ash+repair
by gmh
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security immobilized
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Security immobilized

I don't have any experience with the immobilizer but you may want to read through this thread while you're waiting for a better answer.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=64931
by gmh
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What happened to Showroom New trim dressing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: What happened to Showroom New trim dressing?

I used the Showroom stuff as well with success. When I tried to re-order, it was gone. My search turned up the following, haven't used it yet.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XW ... UTF8&psc=1
by gmh
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo - Door handle insert remove and replace.
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: 1996 850 Turbo - Door handle insert remove and replace.

Mine are broken as well and I never thought to look for them.

I've had the door panels off already so I'll get around to ordering the inserts myself at some point.
by gmh
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lost my only key to my 1995 Volvo 850 wagon
Replies: 16
Views: 3424

Re: Lost my only key to my 1995 Volvo 850 wagon

The remote is available here:

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/31053/K ... e-9442982/

Programming instructions are at the bottom of the page in the link below:

http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... 01.htm#3:4
by gmh
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing stubborn ABS module bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Removing stubborn ABS module bolt

Something like this might work, the 3/16 size is less than 5mm.

http://www.amazon.com/Tools-Power-Grip- ... 1KTNZBC380
by gmh
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Correct MAF for 1999 v70-XC Turbo
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Correct MAF for 1999 v70-XC Turbo

This item on Amazon indicates that they are both for that car.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-Mass-Sensor ... automotive
by gmh
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 S60 Spring Seat replacement help
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: 02 S60 Spring Seat replacement help

Some of the big chain auto parts stores (I got mine from O'Reilly's) lend spring compressors and other rarely used but pricey tools. You pay a deposit that is refunded when you return the tool the next day. Worth checking out if there are any big chain stores nearby.
by gmh
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 S60 Spring Seat replacement help
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: 02 S60 Spring Seat replacement help

Hi, welcome to MVS. Here's a few links I think will help. Unfortunately you have to remove the struts and use a spring compressor to change the spring seats. The links all pertain to 850's or V70's but I think the procedure is the same. http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=284...
by gmh
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 Rear Lens only has 2 holes for light bulbs
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: 1998 S70 Rear Lens only has 2 holes for light bulbs

Here are a couple of VS threads that address this saying that 2 rear fog lamps are not legal in some places. I have no knowledge of the legal issues, but it is probably worth checking before proceeding. http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-s80-18/rear-fog-light-question-2908/ http://volvoforums.com/fo...
by gmh
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC Wiring Stock Radio for Stock Amplifier
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 1998 V70XC Wiring Stock Radio for Stock Amplifier

BEJinFbk wrote:This may not be exactly what you're looking for,
but it's a really good start and covers a lot of basics:

http://www.jimrothe.com/volvo/volvo-dynaudio.html
Works for me.
by gmh
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Water Leaking into Engine Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: '98 V70 Water Leaking into Engine Bay

To the OP: There are drains for the cowl below the windshield on both sides of the engine. I've circled them in your photos. Each has a hose (about a foot long and 2in diameter) attached with a spring clip. Either remove the hoses, clean and replace or flush with water and compressed air. Once these...
by gmh
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: car starts but won't idle
Replies: 15
Views: 1828

Re: car starts but won't idle

Have you messed with the intake hose (between MAF and bottom of the turbo) or any of the rubber turbo hoses lately? Your symptom (start and quick stall) could be due to a massive air leak if one of these has popped off.
by gmh
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850R. Issue with new keyless entry
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: 1997 850R. Issue with new keyless entry

The instructions are at the bottom of the page in the link below:

http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... 01.htm#3:4
by gmh
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850R. Issue with new keyless entry
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: 1997 850R. Issue with new keyless entry

Only one remote works for all 1997 850's. If it looks like this it will work:

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/31053/A ... e-9442982/

The receiver is under the dash near the fuse box (no need to find it).

I will post programming info if I can locate it,
by gmh
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 ETM removal
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: 1999 V70 ETM removal

Matty Moo wrote:It's a bracket that holds the starter. Remove it.
+1
Here's an old thread with a bit of detail about removing the bracket.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... 289#p82289
by gmh
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: 1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims

I wrap duct tape (torn into narrow strips) around the center piece to have a more snug fit in the rim.
by gmh
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70 Dashboard Gets Very Hot
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: 1998 v70 Dashboard Gets Very Hot

Park in the shade?
by gmh
Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R - Obsolete parts help - Vent pipe, C clip
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: 2000 V70R - Obsolete parts help - Vent pipe, C clip

These guys list the vent pipe as available and let me add it to the cart. They are in Watertown Connecticut.

http://www.volvopartswarehouse.com/p/Vo ... origin=pla
by gmh
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 exhaust fumes in car, wastegate shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: 98 v70 exhaust fumes in car, wastegate shaft

The other issues aside, it might be worth a look under the spark plug cover. Oil from pcv blockage or a leaky filler gasket collects and when the engine heats up the fumes are sucked into the fresh air intake. Usually not noticeable except at idle. Just a thought.
by gmh
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 what is a srs light?
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: 1995 850 what is a srs light?

On a 1995 you can read and clear the codes from the obd-i box behind the passenger side headlight. Use port B-5, see the link for instructions.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/read-codes-volvo-850
by gmh
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 XC SC-816. I need a radio code!
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: 1998 V70 XC SC-816. I need a radio code!

Sill-Terhar Volvo in Broomfield, CO (link below) gave me my code over the phone with the info from the sticker on top. The PO had replaced the radio a few months before I purchased the car and I told them that. They did not hesitate to give me the code.

http://www.sthvolvo.com/service/index.htm
by gmh
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Still runs poorly after Xemodex upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 5680

Re: 2000 S70 Still runs poorly after Xemodex upgrade

Call Xemodex in the morning. They have a good reputation for product support.
by gmh
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 24014

Re: 98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics

It may not be obvious that there are o-rings and spacers from the old clip still inside the coupler that must be removed (see the white pages in the pics in the previous post) before the new clip will seat correctly. I used an allen wrench held tightly in a small vice grip to pry them out of the cou...
by gmh
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC Stalling (misfiring) while accelerating Topic is solved
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Re: 1998 V70XC Stalling (misfiring) while accelerating MVSOL Topic is solved

A set of these will make the manifold removal much easier:

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-pc-wobbl ... 67971.html

... and maybe a 1/4 inch universal joint as well.
by gmh
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: 2000 V70R - Which ELM327 to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: 2000 V70R - Which ELM327 to buy?

Buy from a U.S. company that offers free replacement if the first one fails. I can't recall the name of the company, I think it was in Michigan. They offered phone support and I did need a replacement which they sent out as soon as we determined the first one wasn't going to link with the phone app...
by gmh
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: 2000 V70R - Which ELM327 to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: 2000 V70R - Which ELM327 to buy?

http://www.bafxpro.com/bafx-products-tm ... roid-only/

Same price as Amazon IIRC but ships free without an additional purchase.
by gmh
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134
Replies: 42
Views: 7368

Re: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134

BTW while the above pic shows both marks (crank and block) clearly, they are not aligned but are a tooth and a half off.
by gmh
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134
Replies: 42
Views: 7368

Re: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134

Just know that the pointer on the later engines makes it a vague guess as to where the marks actually are. Usually the crank needs to be one tooth anti-clockwise more than our sight suggests. The mark on the crank is actually 2 notches and you're positioning the pointer in the VALLEY between them. ...
by gmh
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134
Replies: 42
Views: 7368

Re: 1999 V70r - Rebuilt head installed/now codes P0014 P0134

When I did the timing belt on my wife's 2001 V70 2.4T, this drove me crazy. I was so focused on the VVT being the problem, that I overlooked the crank was off by a tooth or two. Once I corrected that the code stayed away. Good luck.
by gmh
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 GLT Dash Tweeters/Speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: 96 850 GLT Dash Tweeters/Speakers

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=26290

This is what I followed when I replaced mine. Don't know if the speakers are still available as the thread is a bit old, but the Infinitys were a sound upgrade over the old cracked speakers (which still worked).
by gmh
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850R wagon no idle after PCV replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

Re: 97 850R wagon no idle after PCV replacement

I've had the start and immediate stall occur 4 or 5 times on 3 different turbo cars (2-850s and a V70) and each time the cause was a loose or disconnected turbo hose. If you had the IAC off then maybe the 3-way hose that connects to it pulled off of the throttle body. In any case I would make sure t...
by gmh
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 Keyless Entry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: 1997 850 Keyless Entry?

This is the one that you need and it is little more new than on EBay.
The keyless entry control is not behind the glovebox on the '97s, it is near the instrument cluster, but there is only one remote for it.
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/31053/A ... z2vxvwxfjJ
by gmh
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I read my 97 850R mileage with ELM327 and an Android phone
Replies: 6
Views: 5884

Re: I read my 97 850R mileage with ELM327 and an Android pho

Oh god, you're kidding me! Guess I know what I'll be buying now. Although this doesn't look like it's going to be very straightforward getting the mileage out. It's really not bad at all. You need to type in or copy and paste the 12 commands below into the terminal one at a time, tapping send after...
by gmh
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I read my 97 850R mileage with ELM327 and an Android phone
Replies: 6
Views: 5884

I read my 97 850R mileage with ELM327 and an Android phone

I used the BAFX Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool and a free Android app called Elm 327 Terminal. I followed the instructions in the thread by esl_97_850_T5 called "How to read 1996-1997 Volvo 850 mileage with an ELM327". http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56686&p=302638#p302638 It d...
by gmh
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vacuum lines s70 T5
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Vacuum lines s70 T5

Here's another alternative. $1 to $2 per foot and a couple of combo kits. I bought the $30 one several years ago for my 850 and had plenty left over.

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/index.ph ... 07628ffa95
by gmh
Mon May 27, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil on cam cover
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Oil on cam cover

Another possible solution to oil on the cam cover:

http://www.ipdusa.com/products/5884/115 ... l-cap-seal
by gmh
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: The ETM Room
Topic: XeMODeX, or stay on the Volvo ETM path?
Replies: 22
Views: 6396

Re: XeMODeX, or stay on the Volvo ETM path?

Check the XeMODeX site, it specifys that the ETM is "pre-loaded with software". http://xemodex.com/technologyimproved/volvo-electronic-throttle-module You also have the option of sending your existing ETM to them to be re-manufactured for $60 less. That's what I did 4 years ago with my wife's 2001 V...
by gmh
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car Idles bad
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Car Idles bad

Buy a $6 can of MAF cleaner and a $10 can of seafoam. Clean the MAF and Seafoam the intake. If that doesn't fix it, check for vacuum leaks. If that doesn't work, it's the ETM. Hate to say it, but my bet is on the ETM. Order the plug and go one from XeMODeX. If you take it to Volvo, they will bleed ...
by gmh
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 - what is minimum rotor thickness?
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: 1995 850 - what is minimum rotor thickness?

I did front pads and rotors on my wife's V70 last week and got some advice from this thread:

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... 774#p94386
by gmh
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: removing driver's carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: removing driver's carpet

Mine broke off a few years ago and I replaced with one from FCP. To remove, push the bottom edge up toward the firewall, then pull out away from the floor.
by gmh
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS insanity
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: ETS insanity

Briefly, the tracking sensor is the part in your ETM that wears out, causing the symptoms you have. You can inform yourself about the ETM problems in this forum: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=12 . You can view the alternative to the dealer replacement here: http://xemodex.c...
by gmh
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0422 and bad gas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: P0422 and bad gas?

[quote="matthew1"]P0422 has been bedeviling me and my 850 for some time. I can tell you what it's not: it's not my 850's cat, it's not rear O2 sensor, and it's not the gas cap. If these attempted remedies aren't logical, it's because I was getting a sporadic P0440 also, and I was hedging my bets. [...
by gmh
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: diagnostic jumper wire broke
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: diagnostic jumper wire broke

Mine broke a while back. I was able to take the box apart and re-solder the wire on my workbench. IIRC it is held in the mounting bracket with tabs or friction and slips right out. Mine is a '94, not sure if '95 is the same.
by gmh
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lower Control Arm Replacement Frequency
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Lower Control Arm Replacement Frequency

These guys have the Lemfoerder control arms for around $120, free shipping over $65.

http://www.rmeuropean.com/volvo-parts.aspx#Category

I ordered CV boots from them and they came quickly, of course we're both in Colorado.
by gmh
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Heater Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: 850 Heater Fan

Or check the salvage yards. What you're looking for is generally called the "squirrel cage".
by gmh
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo... ? broke plastic tube?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: 850 turbo... ? broke plastic tube?

If you're looking for OEM parts as recommended in jblackburn's tutorial, you can get them individually here: http://www.pelicanparts.com/euro/catalog/shopcart/V020/POR_V020_ENGoil_pg1.htm#item3 The kit from IPD is definitely aftermarket (they say so) and the FCP kit seems to be OEM Volvo, but the ve...
by gmh
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: air intake hose
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: air intake hose

http://www.ipdusa.com/products/7159/918 ... -1994-1998

I'm sure that FCP Euro has it too, but the site was down.
by gmh
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo 2.0L engine looks out of time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: 850 turbo 2.0L engine looks out of time?

Thanks Gary, so what did you do? At first I tried connecting it back to the vacuum tree, but the car seemed to run worse than it had been.So, I capped the nipple and the it runs much better. Like you I searched the diagrams but didn't find an answer. Must be that the replacement air intake hoses ar...
by gmh
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo 2.0L engine looks out of time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: 850 turbo 2.0L engine looks out of time?

I think the OP means the second nipple on the air intake (see photo below) just downstream of the MAF. I replaced this hose when I did my PCV recently and didn't know what to do with it either. There was only 1 nipple there (which connects to the TCV)on the original hose on my 94 turbo Wagon. http:/...
by gmh
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo hose about to go south
Replies: 15
Views: 11538

Re: Turbo hose about to go south

http://www.pelicanparts.com/euro/catalo ... .htm#item0

It is an aftermarket hose (URO), but no one else seems to stock it.
by gmh
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The laundry list - should I say goodbye
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: The laundry list - should I say goodbye

Looks like the OP did resolve this, check his post in the thread I've linked below.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... 19#p173519
by gmh
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oxygen Sensors
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Re: Oxygen Sensors

Both IPD and FCP Groton list 15097 as the front and 15062 as the rear for the 850s and 15063 as the rear for the 98 V70 Turbo. http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-850/Engine/Engine-Management/Oxygen-Sensors/p-72-153-173-1332/ http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exec/product_id/5536/nm/1995-1996+Volvo+850+Bosch...
by gmh
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater core/blown head gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Heater core/blown head gasket

Since you have a 1994, you can read the codes yourself.

This explains how: http://volvospeed.com/CheckEngine.php .

OBDII is very limited on the 1994s.
by gmh
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stylin' Hoses - out of hose?!
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Stylin' Hoses - out of hose?!

A number of people on the forum including myself have been very pleased with http://www.siliconeintakes.com/ .

Here's the entire thread http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=33001 .
by gmh
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo wagon no start
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: 850 turbo wagon no start

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartsResults.aspx

Then click the diagram on the left, it is part #11 on the page.

http://data.eeuroparts.com/Images/diagr ... 91d0b4.gif

Sorry, I don't know anything about the electrical diagnostics.
by gmh
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 GLT Turbo dial not working
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: 850 GLT Turbo dial not working

On my 94 850 Turbo Wagon, the boost gauge is connected to the top front (of the car) port of the vacuum tree using vacuum hose and a hard black plastic hose which is routed around the battery and through the firewall on the drivers side of the car.

Yours may be disconnected or broken.
by gmh
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vacuum Hose Sizes, Total Lengths, and Sources?
Replies: 34
Views: 24178

Re: Vacuum Hose Sizes, Total Lengths, and Sources?

I replaced almost every hose and got away with using 4mm silicone vacuum hose. The stuff from http://www.siliconeintakes.com is much better than I hoped for. the side wall is huge and its looks like lovely red liquorish! the 4mm hose is 10mm in total OD. Very impressed with this hose and would reco...
by gmh
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM Warranty?
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: ETM Warranty?

Before you take the car to the dealer, do your homework on this site and others concerning the 1999-2002 ETM problems and the experiences others have had with dealers. Some say the dealer get the money out of you one way or another and claim to have paid over $1000 before they get their "free" ETM. ...
by gmh
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo service... new throttle body or ETM?
Replies: 22
Views: 10783

Re: Volvo service... new throttle body or ETM?

OK. So you have the bouncing idle indicative of a faulty ETM, a part that Volvo has warranted for 10 years or 200,000 miles because so many have failed, but maybe it is not the ETM at fault? It is possible that there are other problems, but I am convinced by the evidence presented in numerous thread...
by gmh
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo service... new throttle body or ETM?
Replies: 22
Views: 10783

Re: Volvo service??

Check out the Don's ETM Room forum on this website. If you read through some of the threads, you'll discover: You can replace your ETM with a permanent fix available at http://www.xemodex.com/xemodex_013.htm You can read about others' experiences (myself included) with this product in this thread: h...
by gmh
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loss of Turbo - '94 850 - BCS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Loss of Turbo - '94 850 - BCS?

I've had a similar problem (no boost) recently with my 94 850 turbo and hadn't seen the thread until Sky's 8/6/10 update. So I read the April posts and decided to see if I had any codes on A2 (CEL was not on). Turned up the same 443 code for the catalytic converter efficiency, but no O2 sensor codes...
by gmh
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sun Roof Learning Cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

Re: Sun Roof Learning Cycle

How about this? Missing some photos though.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... 8847#68847
by gmh
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: keyless entery remote
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: keyless entery remote

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=24442

See the post by MIJ down the page a bit.
by gmh
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where are the ETM Bolts located?
Replies: 10
Views: 2585

Re: Where are the ETM Bolts located?

I did this in late May by following the instructions on Don Willson's website. I removed the fan and turbo ducts and the ETM is behind the dipstick (see picture on link below). The bolts are accessed from underneath (the heads face the ground). There are better pictures on a site a can't locate at t...
by gmh
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Turbo 1994 dying while driving- voltage? fuel line?
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: 850 Turbo 1994 dying while driving- voltage? fuel line?

I took the car in to the mechanic's several times for the problem before it was fixed, I assume they finally got the car to do it for them so they could figure it out. The other parts of my experience were exactly as yours. I could feel the loss of power coming the times it happened on the freeway (...
by gmh
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Turbo 1994 dying while driving- voltage? fuel line?
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: 850 Turbo 1994 dying while driving- voltage? fuel line?

I had virtually identical symptoms a few years ago with my 94 850 Turbo wagon. It would stall regardless of speed (2 or 3 times on the freeway) and then restart within a few minutes. Turned out to be the Camshaft Position Sensor as diagnosed and replaced by a local Indy in May 2006. Part $180 and la...
by gmh
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 850 T-5 Vacuum Leak
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: '97 850 T-5 Vacuum Leak

Sounds more like a disconnected or damaged turbo hose. Look at the diagram on this page: http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exec/product_id/15023/nm/1994_1997_Volvo_850_Turbo_Intercooler_Hose_See_Diagram/category_id/215 The red hoses are the rubber ones and the blue the hard plastic ones. Check all th...
by gmh
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: The ETM Room
Topic: XeMODeX ETM- Who has had it done?
Replies: 98
Views: 59547

Re: XeMODeX ETM- Who has had it done?

Vehicle: V70 2.4T Year: 2001 current Mileage: 83,000 In Service Date: ?? I bought in Jan. 2009 ETM sticker color: yellow ETM replaced? Yes How Many times? Don't know. Mileage ETM installed? Don't know. I am proof that this job can be done by a DIYer. I did this job myself in the driveway last week. ...