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by 98V70T5
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hood latch problem on 850
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: Hood latch problem on 850

Try getting an assistant to help pull up on the hood as you pull the release handle. Have them pull one side at a time, not all at once from the middle. Back when I had this problem, due to opening the hood so much to refill the power steering reservoir, I would take folded corrugated cardboard, and...
by 98V70T5
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?

Car is not my DD, and has be "relegated" to "project car status", meaning I must repair it at the lowest cost, and use my free labor (thanks to the accountant (wife)). I bought this car purely for the uniqueness it represents, as I remember drooling over a new yellow T5R back, sitting in the showroo...
by 98V70T5
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?

QUICK UPDATE: I have done some testing, and came up with a pattern of when the fan locks into high mode. Perhaps those in the know, will be able to help me pin point the correct route to take, in diagnosing and buying parts. Observation 1: Starting the car up from cold, and letting it run for up to ...
by 98V70T5
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

I see why using an impact driver would have been a very bad idea!
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?

Any tips or links to purchasing a new connector, or connector + pig tails? I'm just going to order it, anticipating this is the problem. Thanks!
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I really need a power steering rack, 2017-who to buy from?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: I really need a power steering rack, 2017-who to buy from?

In my searches, Jorgen keeps coming up, even in several year old posts. I might try the ATP AT-205 treatment first, in the hopes of it resealing the gasket. If it doesn't work, then it might be Jorgen. Does / or why doesn't / Volvo offer racks anymore? There should be a reputable solution to such a ...
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

Wow, that's a way of loosening them (screwdriver+channel locks), that I would have never considered. Is there an advantage in using the screwdriver vs. just using a ratchet and Torx bit?
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

sleddriver wrote:My soln was to buy a long-shaft Torx screwdriver with a flat on the handle. Even then I bent the male driver end! Used AL anti-sieze upon reinstallation. No worries since.
How did you get leverage using a screwdriver?
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?

A defective ECT sensor will cause this. So will an open ECT connector. So you could install a brand new ECT and the problem would still remain. Thus, check the connector first. Been there, done that: Big Sled Thread I just read your fix, on your Sled. It makes sense now, why the coolant fan could b...
by 98V70T5
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

I can't say my memory serves me well on the size. I have a full set of Torx bits, so it may be a T-40, I just typed the wrong size. Just for the record.