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by urbex
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 2002 AW55 transmission, history, stop/start software Topic is solved
Replies: 36
Views: 14809

Re: 2001 2002 5-speed automatic transmission & problems - start here Topic is solved

Is this reason enough to avoid MY01/02 cars altogether? I'm looking at picking up another Volvo after about 6 years without my 850, and looking at some newer models. Is this stop neutral thing something I can feel while test driving a car to be able to tell whether it has had the programming updated...
by urbex
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1994 850 turbo wagon, blown engine, Madison Heights MI
Replies: 0
Views: 711

1994 850 turbo wagon, blown engine, Madison Heights MI

1994 Volvo 850 turbo wagon, metallic green exterior, clean black leather interior. Upgraded 302mm front brakes with cross drilled rotors, 16" Volvo wheels, Bilstein HD struts and shocks. Car came from Arizona approx 3 months ago, had been in Arizona it's entire life since new, so has no rust at all,...
by urbex
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90 Forum
Topic: parts compatibility between 850 and 940/960?
Replies: 0
Views: 548

parts compatibility between 850 and 940/960?

Just blew the bottom end in my 850 this morning on the way to work, and looking at all options now one of which is to dump the 850 and move into a 960 (or perhaps a 940 assuming a good enough deal). Main reason for going RWD is that I want a chassis to do a big power project some time in the future ...
by urbex
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oxygen sensor compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 6273

Re: Oxygen sensor compatibility

Big difference in the way the two types of sensors operate - the zirconia produces a small voltage that changes with differing oxygen concetrations, whereas the titania changes resistance.
by urbex
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air Cabin Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Air Cabin Filter

Simple answer - you don't have one. Lots of these earlier cars didn't come with one standard, thus you also need the retainer - http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exec/product_id/4795/nm/Volvo+850+Cabin+Filter+Retainer+%281993-1996%29 Or, visit your local pick-a-part, and start pulling up cowls until ...
by urbex
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oxygen sensor compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 6273

Re: Oxygen sensor compatibility

For the most part, an oxygen sensor is an oxygen sensor is an oxygen sensor. In other words, the sensor part is the same on most all of them. The only real differences are number of wires (1-4 wires), and connector body. In theory, you could even swap any one wire sensor into a car that came with a ...
by urbex
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Well, that didn't take long - wagon is totalled
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Well, that didn't take long - wagon is totalled

Just as general experience, I've found that outside of building a dedicated race car, a "high mile car on it's last legs" is rarely worth the effort, as you'll be swapping EVERYTHING from your car into it, and that's a lot more labor than most people realize. That said, if you're up for it, it does ...
by urbex
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Isn't there an ECC diagnosis thread somewhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Isn't there an ECC diagnosis thread somewhere?

just to update as solved, turned out to be a power stage failure. Picked up another at my monthly junk yard trip today, plugged it in, and the blower now works as it should on all speeds. Still have an issue with the driver's side temp sensor, code 124 I think, saying circuit open or shorted to 12 v...
by urbex
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: black headliner, visors, etc
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: black headliner, visors, etc

I thought about that, but I've had suede in other vehicles, and it always seemed like it's just as much of a nightmare to keep clean as the cloth stuff, not to mention the cost. For a headliner, I'm ok with the cheap material up there, lol. Honestly, if it wasn't for the weight, I'd cover it in mari...
by urbex
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: black headliner, visors, etc
Replies: 2
Views: 737

black headliner, visors, etc

I'm sure this has been covered a hundred times, but searching for it is coming up with nothing...probably not using the right search terms.... Anyways...seems all the 850s came with tan headiners/visors/overhead lights/grab handles/etc, regardless of interior color. I thought mine was just a half fi...