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by cuhfs
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2012 S60 Rear Brake Wheel Bearing Hub Topic is solved
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 2012 S60 Rear Brake Wheel Bearing Hub Topic is solved

Job done. This is a FWD so no rear axle to deal with. Removed caliper and rotor... then its 4 bolts so you need T50 or T55 (I dont recall), unplug speed sensor. R&R. I used wobble extensions to get to the Torx bolts. All bolts were very hard to break open. Maybe next time I'll let'em soak in penetra...
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Always great to see these cars survive
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2012 S60 Rear Brake Wheel Bearing Hub Topic is solved
Replies: 1
Views: 146

2012 S60 Rear Brake Wheel Bearing Hub Topic is solved

All - does anyone have a write-up / tutorial for replacing the rear wheel bearing hub on a 2012 S60. I have a clicking noise and am making the leap that with 157,000 miles it is likely a wheel bearing. Any help and tips is appreciated.
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 MAF unplugges runs best
Replies: 3
Views: 151

2004 XC70 MAF unplugges runs best

I have a stalling problem with the MAF plugged in. I replaced it with a used one; and then sprung for a brand new one when I still had the problem the used known good one. I see no unconnected vacuum lines, connection at MAF is tie-wrapped to be secure. So I replaced the fuel pump gambling that that...
by cuhfs
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: FS 2001 C70 conv. parts car.
Replies: 3
Views: 273

FS 2001 C70 conv. parts car.

Asking $250. Location Northern New Jersey. Has front end body damage. Must be towed. Excellent engine and transmission (5 speed manual) and excellent parts about 175K miles. Blue color. Gray interior (front seats are worn) top is worn but excellent mechanicals. Seller will keep the tires and rims cu...
by cuhfs
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4034
Views: 375512

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

abscate wrote: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:53 am Last Christmas college pick up of my Senior at Bryn Mawr
Business trip to NJ, then to Allentown PA, then BMC, then home at 1900.

A scant 500 miles from my Moon Milestone....221,200 miles.
Congratulations.
by cuhfs
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: 2006 S80 Fender Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 589

2006 S80 Fender Removal

Looking for a tutorial for 2006 S80 fender and bumper removal. Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Stuck and can't get the right front passenger fender off.
by cuhfs
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: steering rack replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: steering rack replacement

It is very doable. I have done it in a driveway. I am no super-mechanic by any means. The hard part for me was everything falling onto my face. Wear googles. Oil, road soil, rust, etc. Big mess and uncomfortable. Not a fun job by any means. Unlike many jobs where you can stand part time this is all ...
by cuhfs
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB 2006 S80 passenger fender Topic is solved
Replies: 0
Views: 214

WTB 2006 S80 passenger fender Topic is solved

S80 passenger side (right) fender prefer black. PM me price and location.thanks.
by cuhfs
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 XC90 catalytic converter/Flex Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: 06 XC90 catalytic converter/Flex Pipe

I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the part from Volvo. I plan to keep the car for a long time. Original lasted 12 years, I can justify the crazy expense.
by cuhfs
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cam seal cost Topic is solved
Replies: 38
Views: 1482

Re: Cam seal cost Topic is solved

:P If we all park the cars facing the same direction when working on them, then we can use North South East and West instead .
by cuhfs
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 XC90 catalytic converter/Flex Pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 673

06 XC90 catalytic converter/Flex Pipe

Anyone replace their XC90 catalytic converters/Flex Pipes lately? What did you use - OEM / Volvo or aftermarket? I just did it using an aftermarket $300 cheap part and am not happy at all with it. So now I'll be buying the Volvo $1500 dealer part :shock: . is that the only option? The part is actual...
by cuhfs
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 engine is toast -- part out or sell for scrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 3633

Re: 850 engine is toast -- part out or sell for scrap?

Abscate, is a big eater. Probably can eat a pizza pie by himself. ;)

"help move big parts like engines and keep shipping costs down to a cost of a pizza and a beer."
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 Unidentified Coolant Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: XC90 Unidentified Coolant Leak

Pressure test the system. In the US many auto parts stores will loan the pressure tester to you for free.
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: c70 2002 soft top jam
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: c70 2002 soft top jam

I am pretty sure they attach on slotted screws and do adjust. I replaced a top awhile ago. And had to adjust it after I finished the job. Sorry but I really don't remember much about it.
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Abscate, I appreciate the offer and the idea but I have accepted my defeat, I surrendered... and don't like facing it daily. In fact, i want to sell all my tools because of it. Once it's gone I can stop using a skate boardj and work on Volvos again.
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...
Replies: 2
Views: 348

To Sell or Not To Sell that is the question...

Okay that was a teaser headline. I have a 2003 XC 70 it failed a compression leak down test... it has tons of new parts including tires, rebuilt engine head, PVC, and transmission. Had it sold on Ebay and the buyer backs out. Now here is the question. I had it sold for $800 which did not cover my co...
by cuhfs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2010 xc 90 t6 104k
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 2010 XC 90 t6 104k

I would Throw a new fuel relay at it. Sometimes the lead soiders get brittle. Long shot...
by cuhfs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2001 C70 Blue Convert - Fix or for parts
Replies: 1
Views: 190

2001 C70 Blue Convert - Fix or for parts

I have a 2001 Blue C70 Convertible that to a hit to the front left side. Looking to sell the car to someone that wants to rebuild it or pull the parts. It has a Manual Transmission, and engine with 175,000 miles. Still runs and drives good but body took a hit. Will sell whole, or for parts. I'm keep...
by cuhfs
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74881

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

2003 XC 70 AWD many many new parts.... Just did a leak down test on this car which I bought to restore after PO overheated it. I recently installed a new professionally rebuilt head on it. Car failed the leak down test which indicates bad bottom of engine. I never expected that... since usually a ba...
by cuhfs
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Good Car for part or rebuild
Replies: 0
Views: 184

2003 XC 70 Good Car for part or rebuild

Trying for $1,300 OBO - For sale 2003 Volvo XC70. 137,000 miles. Car runs and drives but smokes (probably bad bottom of engine). Has new transmission, new tires, new professionally rebuilt head, excellent battery; lots of nice body parts. I installed the new head but car still smokes indicating some...
by cuhfs
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Old School Mechanic Please
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Old School Mechanic Please

They Retired.
by cuhfs
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trickle Charge idea for Winter.
Replies: 42
Views: 2195

Re: Trickle Charge idea for Winter.

Thanks. Good info
by cuhfs
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 V8 Intermittent fuel pressure cutout (kinked fuel pump line) Topic is solved
Replies: 82
Views: 14144

Re: XC90 V8 Intermittent fuel pressure cutout Topic is solved

If you are speaking about the creak/squeak sound no that does not sound normal - but does not sound serious either. Sounds like something needs a shot of WD40. I do have a 06 XC90 V8.
by cuhfs
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: New Volvo owners! XC90 Welcome Topic!
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: New Volvo owner!

Welcome. The transmissions are weak points on these vehicles. Drain and fills every 30k is probably a good idea. PCV every 100K so check the maintenance record if it was done. Repairs and maint can be very expense but this forum can save you a lot of time and money. Enjoy and good luck!
by cuhfs
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC70 - Need part names or part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: 2003 XC70 - Need part names or part numbers

It was three screws and any time :wink: ! always great to catch up. Merry Christmas.
by cuhfs
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Tread mark on dashboard cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Tread mark on dashboard cluster

Try posting here. viewforum.php?f=46
by cuhfs
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 infotainment center lights
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: 2004 XC90 infotainment center lights

I am sure you can get the code for free from the dealer if you provide proof of car ownership and the VIN. Sorry but I have not changed that bulb
by cuhfs
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC70 - Need part names or part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 654

2003 XC70 - Need part names or part numbers

I can't figure out these 2 part(s) names and their respective function?
Please see pic and advise. See square reference in pic, does that part look broken? Many thanks! :?:
2003 Volvo XC70 Part name..jpg
2003 Volvo XC70 Part name..jpg (162.2 KiB) Viewed 619 times
Is the part on the right perhaps a broken brake vacuum booster switch?
by cuhfs
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Antifreeze Question
Replies: 36
Views: 3230

Re: The Antifreeze Question

are dealers really using distilled water on the thousands of cars run thru the shop? and indys? Of course they do! its in the distilled water closet, or perhaps next to the coffee maker. :lol:
by cuhfs
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The NEW (2018) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD
Replies: 53
Views: 7020

Re: The NEW (2017) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD

Volvo 740. 20 years ago. Busy Route 22 near Hershey, PA middle of winter snowing and cold out..., we decided to switch drivers. Pulled over on side of road. Wife got out closed passenger door and started to walk around to driver side. I got out of driver side and left car running; closed driver door...
by cuhfs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: No start after dying on wife on way home - multiple tests already run with no answers
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: No start after dying on wife on way home - multiple tests already run with no answers

Could try swapping in used cam position sensors from a salvage yard. Its cheaper than a tow or dealership. That is 3 of the codes you listed.
by cuhfs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2007 XC90 - alternator damage by body shop? You'll want to read this story...
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: 2007 XC90 - alternator damage by body shop? You'll want to read this story...

I think you have a good case for some sort of compromise on the alternator cost. The tool did not belong in the engine compartment and the body-shop blew it by leaving it in. They are supposed to be professionals. I have had mechanics leave tools in and it always bothers me since I wonder what else ...
by cuhfs
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The NEW (2018) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD
Replies: 53
Views: 7020

Re: The NEW (2017) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD

Despite having done many major repairs flawlessly I was unable to change a flat tire competently. Flat tire on a gravel road. Pull over loosen lug nuts. Using a small hydraulic jack- (factory jack is too shaky). Jack car up remove tire. Due to the ever-so slight slope of the road and gravel, the car...
by cuhfs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication Topic is solved

CN90 - great instructional. Thank you! Please check back here; to let us know how long it lasts. Hope a long time but not sure if it is a band-aid or a solution. Either way... good stuff!
by cuhfs
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 Steering Rack Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 3528

Re: Volvo S60 Steering Rack Replacement

Some people make it seem like this job isn't that bad and other people make it seem like its the worst - whats that bad about it? Removal of the rack is not fun. Lots of fluid, rust and gunk falling on to your face as you work on you back for hours. Some of the bolts you can turn about a 1/16 of a ...
by cuhfs
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Convertible Top
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Convertible Top

Calibration quote is reasonable.
by cuhfs
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Convertible Top
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Convertible Top

I have replaced a top. It is not for the faint of heart. No heavy lifting... just a lot of steps. I don't understand this remark: "because the rear of the top is misaligned".

Does it look wrong? How does a top get misaligned?
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

Higher than standard floor jack and standard jack stands. Not sure of exact height. You will have to search forum for specifics
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

Just looked at their website and it appears they don't block the center like other brand units. does not seem to go high enough to pull a transmission from below .
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

If the pinch welds hold the these cars up on a jack and / or jack stands I would think they would hold using the lift too. For a renter I agree it may be better. For a permanent garage, a 2 post lift seems better to me. Thinking of height etc... Seems like your are Not gaining much versus 2 harbor f...
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

"But back to my original question. Would the pinch welds between the wheels be sturdy enough to support the vehicles weight? It comes with some nice rubber blocks to cushion the load. Their stress tests are crazy. The 5,000lbs model supported 20,000lbs in the raised and locked position. I would not ...
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

Nice!
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70T5M P80 serpentine belt life, interval, actual practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Re: 1999 v70T5M P80 serpentine belt life, interval, actual practice

A broken serp (new but "off brand" (not OEM)) a couple years ago took out my timing (skipped time) on my C70 as it wrapped itself around the crankshaft. ... broken belt = broken engine. Do the math.
by cuhfs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2328

Re: Quickjack system

Often that type of lift configuration prevents exhaust, trans., steering rack, etc work from being done. Good for brakes, tires, and oil changes.
by cuhfs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Freezing Temps
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Freezing Temps

Outside unfortunately. Car can't be run head is at machine shop. any easy way to pump in antifreeze to bottom end of engine block?
by cuhfs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Freezing Temps
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Freezing Temps

Radiator is drained. Is that all I need to do for winter freezing prevention of the block?
by cuhfs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Freezing Temps
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Freezing Temps

Just bought a 2003 XC70 needing a new head-gasket and am getting the head milled and ready for re-installation. Prior owner used water instead of antifreeze so now I do not know if any water is still in the block and temperatures outside are getting below 32 degrees. I did open the drain on the bloc...
by cuhfs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: More Rt. 287 Travels
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: More Rt. 287 Travels

wizechatmgr - Abscates scientific prowess scares me. Especially when he uses them big words. No offense intended, it's just when I think toast with butter, I think of 'eggs" not statistical science. Nevertheless, Looks like this thread has morphed into a vortex of nothing burgers.
by cuhfs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: More Rt. 287 Travels
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: More Rt. 287 Travels

:roll: Abscate thanks for the clarification. I filed that Vauable information in my file cabinet in its own folder and also on my computer under "information I will never need or use or give a crap about". Also Let me know when you get back to NJ and breakfast with toast is on me this time :). Looki...
by cuhfs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: More Rt. 287 Travels
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: More Rt. 287 Travels

If you flip a coin faster do you get a different statistical outcome? You do actually. Just like you can actually show that buttered toast will statistically land buttered side down more often. However, if I try to talk on this anymore I will likely bite my tongue for it is firmly in my cheek Absca...
by cuhfs
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 2005 V70M56 subframe drop SNAFU composite list
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: P2 2005 V70M56 subframe drop SNAFU composite list

As they say... Other than "that" Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? :roll:
by cuhfs
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Delta Links - Dealer Book Time Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 709

850 Delta Links - Dealer Book Time Topic is solved

Anyone know what the dealer will use for job book time for a pair of rear Delta Links removal and replacement??

Probably will do myself but still wonder what the dealer would charge for time.
Thanks
by cuhfs
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3686

Re: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed

Should ask dealer for old one. Maybe we can figure out a DIY fix for future benefit.
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dropping engine for transmission removal - don't use S hooks
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Dropping engine for transmission removal - don't use S hooks

The handle Abscate is code for Abate which the Websters dictionary says means "to reduce or remove". So Abscate has now been unmasked as the MVS post remover :lol:
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

vtl wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:15 am Looking at pictures, the new hole is so close to the drain hole, it makes me wonder if the same mod (punching mesh in filter) is possible with the flexible snake tool through the drain?
Review done.
Can not punch filter thru drain hole. Snaking thru that hole will not likely work.
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

I will check what configuration would be needed (and possibility of success) from observation of the bench transmission later. that said, off the top of my head, I think not due to required hard jog right to hit the screen.
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Took some wiring and a satellite technology hack, but as shown above the live stream odometer cam is on :o .
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Working now on the "odometer cam" to live stream to MVS the odometer mileage on the car with the Precuhfs repair ... :lol:
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

For the elders on here.... as Red Buttons used to say: "I never got a dinner...." I propose if it works its the "Pre-cuhfs" or "Cuhfster" method (Hey - "Gibbons" got the trans flush method named for him...). If it does not work... it can be the "Abscate method". :lol: Abscate - how is the clutch job...
by cuhfs
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

I think this was a partnership. You did the surgery. I hope it worked and car is back on road for daily use.
by cuhfs
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Precopster can if he wants to put 2 filters inline. One on each transmission line from / to the radiator. Then the fluid will be like pure. Plus the filter does not catch all the debris.
by cuhfs
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Understood about driving and getting stuck. Please update as you are able.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Can't wait to hear about the test drive.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Hard to explain,..Trying to show you... it all does not flow into the filter. The intake is not shown just the neck / mouth where it meets inside the transmission. Its open on both sides so it appears to me that some fluid is not filtered. The fluid can come into the filter from the bottom intake or...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

That is disappointing to hear that fluid already gets through without contacting the filter. Are you certain as it makes little sense?? Nautic indicated in his T5 auto rebuild thread that ALL fluid passes through the filter.retainer. Friends just left so I grabbed the phone camera and tried to take...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Volvo fuel door issues wont latch rant
Replies: 21
Views: 22227

Re: Volvo fuel door issues wont latch rant

Thank you for the post.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

I am 95% sure the screen runs the whole space of the filter. I will open it 100% and see tomorrow. I will then play with solvents then too. I dont think your idea as follows... will work: "My goal is to drill near the pick-up neck so I don't need to drill a hole in the filter at all". There is some ...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

The 01 C70 is a manual transmission. The car which I sold and this transmission is from is a 04 C70 automatic. I still have one more of same car.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Pics. 2004 C70 Automatic Transmission. Car would get hot and not move due to this problematic transmission. I swapped in a low milege one and a new valve body and sold the car. Phone does not take great pics. Sorry. Full Shot.jpg Full Bell.jpg drain pliug.jpg Drain plug top to bottom is 5" but figur...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

The car was a 2004 C70 convertible. Trans has L,3,4,D,N,R,P
Working on pics now.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Some Pics. But need to get a piece of filter fabric to see what chemical can dissolve it too. Let me know what you think I should do next??
Drill Sport.jpg
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by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Great news. I was able to open the bell cover on my bad trans that I have on the bench. Took filter out and I cut a hole in it. I did not make a big enough hole in the plastic filter yet. I cut about a half in by 1 inch. I agree, at first look it seems like nylon. I actually used a small drill to cu...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Tried camera
. Could not really identify anything. I will stick a coat hanger wire in there and see if I can feel the screen.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Later today I will snake a camera into the drain hole of the one I have on the bench to see where the screen is and what it looks like. Should be black. Car did not move.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

I still think the screen muxt go.
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

When we blow air thru the radiator trans line there is some fluid in there that carries out the drain. I do know that. So in effect we kinda did have the fluid as a carry vessel for the friction material. I agree maybe pumping more fluid and a solvent might have worked. I just cleared the line and t...
by cuhfs
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

I disagree with the thread tape. Please reconsider
Permatex High Temperature Thread Sealant (white) - most auto stores carry this.
https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-59214-T ... B0002UEOP0
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

That sounds like a win... That said, I cant recall... but I think when I did the air thru the radiator that I flushed with the drain plug open.
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Head gasket Blown?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Head gasket Blown?

So I got a $400 project car that had badly overheated and therefore would not start. leak down test showed it was not holding pressure. I assume it is a blown and pulled the head. I was expecting to see a head gasket Blown apart or at least broken. See pic. Does a blown heeadgasket need to be blown ...
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Head Gasket Brand 2003 XC70
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Head Gasket Brand 2003 XC70

Abscate great idea! - I did not want to use the name Abscate or Matt when calling so I used Steve from MVS. Figured no one on MVS uses that name as their user name / handle. They said Elring, and VIctor Reinz are both OEM depending who has the contract at the time and head bolts? FEBI, or Victor Rei...
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

"genius and crazy" are very close. This idea is right between the two. I would use the white Thread sealer on the plug bolt which is for hot oil like transmissions. Not sure which housing part you mean but the main factor should be the you want as straight a shot as possible to the filter and hopefu...
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

How difficult is it to split the housing and remove the pump? Can you estimate how long to do once trans is out? Sorry for the question but it uncharted territory for me. Do you have a pic of the pump? Thanks
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Clutch counter holding - need Five Rivers Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: P2 Clutch counter holding - need Five Rivers Advice

The great ones make it look easy. Well done!
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Head Gasket Brand 2003 XC70
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Head Gasket Brand 2003 XC70

Does anyone happen to know who makes the OEM Volvo Head Gasket? I prefer to not pay blue box pricing if I can get the same EXACT product elsewhere. Same quality etc...


Some brands I can get cheaper are Elring, and VIctor Reinz. Also any thoughts on the head bolts? FEBI, AJUSA. Victor Reins?
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Nautic - you wrote... "How about replacing the filter (yes, you have to take the trans out to do this, but it's a necessity) with a filter that has the screen mesh removed. Install an inline filter in the cooler line and replace that every 20,000km along with the fluid." FYI - I have a clogged unit ...
by cuhfs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Crazy... but... How about drill into the housing near filter, tap a thread there to use as a plug later after getting a flexible magnet recovery tool in there then insert bolt/plug. Obviously a chemical to dissolve the clog is still best.
by cuhfs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

What would be the entry point to reach the filter inside the housing while still in the car? That's the goal - remove the filter clog with the transmission still in the car. I was thinking a super magnet on the housing after blowing out the filter thru the radiator. Would havr to be super strong mag...
by cuhfs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

Here is more detail
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by cuhfs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved
Replies: 225
Views: 31809

Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair? Topic is solved

On a C70, I too figured out that using air to clear the filter works. Then once driving it clogged again. I gave up after that and swapped the transmission out. I never thought about finding a solvent to cure the issue. You have a great idea to try and dissolve the material clogging the filter. Perh...
by cuhfs
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Learning's from trying to buy an XC90
Replies: 27
Views: 3193

Re: Learning's from trying to buy an XC90

I bought mine off a private party for under 2K. Needed some work and tires for another 2K (and my labor). Seems to me like you'd be better off buying from a private party versus dealers and auctions. The dealers markup does not guarantee you wont have problems. Auctions you may not get to drive it e...
by cuhfs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Clutch counter holding - need Five Rivers Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: P2 Clutch counter holding - need Five Rivers Advice

Abscate, I do not remember how I did the job.... but I did not have the tool and I removed them. Don't really remember how... but I merely followed a tutorial that was online. Have you gotten past this issue? I just searched on line now... I think this is what I did... "To Undo flywheel bolts. If yo...
by cuhfs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P80 P2 M56 transmission mass 75.6 lbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: P80 P2 M56 transmission mass 75.6 lbs

Dropping it down it weighs 75lbs. Going up for installation while you are on the ground looking up... and positioning it it starts feels like 150lbs. That's why the jacks and the come-along-strap are necessary. May need a second helper/set of hands for install positioning. I found it helpful... so I...
by cuhfs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Internittant no start condition on our '99 V70 AWD
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: Internittant no start condition on our '99 V70 AWD

I know Robert DIY... and I'm no Robert DIY. Probably not qualified to even suggest a diagnosis for a Robert DIY car...
But I will throw a wild guess that it could be hairline broken solders in the fuel relay causing intermittent issues.
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 clutch job..hanging the engine with Harbor Freight Part 96524
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: P2 clutch job..hanging the engine

I don't honestly remember 100% if I dropped the sub frame or not. sorry. I recall the manual trans being just not that big and not that heavy when compared to the automatic I pulled. Also The HF hanger comes with the chains so you wont need any other hanging parts. I also used a cheap crank up Trans...
by cuhfs
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 clutch job..hanging the engine with Harbor Freight Part 96524
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: P2 clutch job..hanging the engine

Are you sure you would need two hangers? Put the HF tool in between the two (Fore and Aft) and the chains will balance them out evenly distributing the weight. On the V70 I used just one HF hanger. I used two however on the XC90 but that's because the engine is a V8 and huge.
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC70 - Project
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: 2003 XC70 - Project

Thanks. I will check that out after I get the part out. thanks I just saw this "We toss (don't disconnect) the power pump then use a u-joint on a 1/8" drive to access the lower housing bolts".

When you say toss you mean move to a side?
by cuhfs
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC70 - Project
Replies: 9
Views: 859

2003 XC70 - Project

Just bought a 2003 XC70 for a great price. Needs a radiator, T-stat, maybe head gasket. It seems that from 2002 forward the T-stat and housing is a self-contained built- unit with sensor and t-stat and the entire unit has to be removed. Soooo its not just pull the t-stat like earlier models. So does...
by cuhfs
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Clutch pressure plate flywheel release bearing slave cylinder - 2005 V70NAM56 clutch subframe engine drop Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 4551

Re: P2 Clutch job - any inputs/experience/advice Topic is solved

A hack like me did one not long ago, so you'll be fine. I recall that a ratcheting come-a-long (or two) was extremely helpful in maneuvering the hunk of metal. It is however much lighter and smaller than an automatic trans.
by cuhfs
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)
Replies: 57
Views: 9134

Re: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)

I wanted to do that squeegee swap but gas stations no longer wash windows or have free tire air. BUT charging for air... that's genius.
by cuhfs
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)
Replies: 57
Views: 9134

Re: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)

Abscate once bought me an expensive lunch so I can attest to the fact he is really not a cheapskate at all! He did however, ask the waitress for his share of the oil from the French frier (in a to-go cup). He told her he paid for it in part by paying for the fries. He uses the fryer oil to lube car ...
by cuhfs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3686

Re: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed

top tool.jpg One slot is like a flat head screwdriver. The other slot I believe is a hex "allen" wrench (I am pretty sure). I believe the owners manual should have instruction for that emergency procedure as to what direction to turn what. Not sure why the flat head screwdriver tool is shaped as it...
by cuhfs
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Parts cars, pricing.
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Parts cars, pricing.

Best of someone from your area responds since pricing can vary from region to region.
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nice V70 stick in Woods Hole
Replies: 17
Views: 1470

Re: Nice V70 stick in Woods Hole

Wizechatmgr.
Thanks for the link. Been under my Volvo all night trying to find that "epi fluorescence" part :?: .
Now I know what it is.
Abscate always uses them big words!
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nice V70 stick in Woods Hole
Replies: 17
Views: 1470

Re: Nice V70 stick in Woods Hole

Abscate,

"epi fluorescence "
Is this english?

DangerCell - Welcome aboard!
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cluster swap
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Cluster swap

abscate wrote: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:23 pm 99 is the first low speed CANBUS so it isn't go into anything earlier
Abscate - Isn't Canbus illegal except for medical purposes?
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved

This one I found on CL looks priced too good to be true. Everything looks legit. Too far of a distance for me or I'd inquire about it. Interior, color, engine, wheels, etc are all good. Ad does not state mileage and ad is written poorly with just a few pics. Definitely interesting! I don't usually l...
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cluster swap
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Cluster swap

I have tried V70 of different years (I think 99 into a 98) and they did not work as a plug and play. I too was told it would work.
by cuhfs
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved

This vehicle does not pass my "sniff test". Something smells. Any proud owner of an ORE would show the placard on the glove box with the # of 800 or at least a sill plate. They were numbered on the glove box placard. Here are the additional facts: The only proof we have that the subject is a real OR...
by cuhfs
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Ocean Race edition - What are the differences? Topic is solved

I would use caution as that vehicle is supposed to have a V8 engine not a 2.5. Also It has a placard on the glove box that says # of 800. So only 800 were made in that ocean blue color. It should have a decal behind the front wheels that says ORE. The leather seats should have ocean blue stitching. ...
by cuhfs
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 C70 Convertible Top Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: 1998 C70 Convertible Top Issue

Any update would be greatly appreciated.
by cuhfs
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 pulls left when braking
Replies: 16
Views: 4702

Re: XC90 pulls left when braking

I would first check and make sure all the bolts under there are good and tight especially the control arms shown.
by cuhfs
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 C70 Convertible Top Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: 1998 C70 Convertible Top Issue

I have not tried this but it appears this may be a workaround:
See

Also see

How would the Slide Dogs install? I have never seen that part or a clip for said part so I am curious.
by cuhfs
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: left front axle rust?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: left front axle rust?

If you live in a heavy snow or humidity area then it would seem not so unusual. If you live in AZ then it is more strange. I would wipe rust off with a W40 or similar product on a rag, and use a tiny amt of grease for reinstall to help prevent future rust. If the parts rust weld together then it can...
by cuhfs
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 - Replaced Oil Pump Seal/O-ring/Gasket: Now it will not start...
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: XC90 - Replaced Oil Pump Seal/O-ring/Gasket: Now it will not start...

Don't panic yet. Retrace your steps maybe something was not re-connected?
by cuhfs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 XC90 V8 Unidentified Part - Valve body Removal Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

06 XC90 V8 Unidentified Part - Valve body Removal Topic is solved

Help needed. Don't know where these are from. I removed the valve body from the transmission today to have it rebuilt. As I was removing the final bolts I heard. something hit the ground :shock: . See pics. I do not know where these came from I assume they fell when the valve body shifted position d...
by cuhfs
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road ( recloned ECU) Topic is solved
Replies: 74
Views: 12235

Re: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road Topic is solved

Fuel pump relay is an easy item to eliminate as a possible suspect. They too can be intermittently problematic.
by cuhfs
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: check engine - coolant explosion?
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: check engine - coolant explosion?

If it were me I would not drive for fear of damaging an expensive engine, Even a rental car for a week is cheaper insurance then risking the engine damage. If you must drive watch the temp gauge. Don't let it over heat.
by cuhfs
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 06 xc70 vs 09 xc90
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: 06 XC70 vs 09 XC90

Based on my 95, 98, 01, 04, and 06 of various Volvo models i can say that the newer the car the harder the DYI seem to be; the repair complexity seems to increase with the newer the car. That said always remember... Happy wife = happy life :)
by cuhfs
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 XC90 Door Lock Actuator
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: 2006 XC90 Door Lock Actuator

Just a long shot but... Is car battery fully charged? I've heard of gremlins when battery is weak.
by cuhfs
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2008 XC90 3.2 petrol Hard start when warm and errors of misfire
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: 2008 XC90 3.2 petrol Hard start when warm and errors of misfire

Not much to add here but maybe swap out the injectors to different positions to see if the misfire code moves; perhaps they are the problem.
by cuhfs
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 Volvo XC 90 V-8 trans Valvebody
Replies: 0
Views: 259

2006 Volvo XC 90 V-8 trans Valvebody

Does anyone happen to know if the sub-frame must be lowered on this car to do a valvebody swap on this model and year? Sure looks like there is a lot of room to bring it up from the top. Getting to the torx screws that's another story, looks like the hard part. Any info for the V8 model for this tas...
by cuhfs
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Urgent :( XC90 2005 2.5T AWD "Plunge CV?"
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Urgent :( XC90 2005 2.5T AWD "Plunge CV?"

Nice job getting it done!
by cuhfs
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 XC90 Headlight Washer Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 428

2006 XC90 Headlight Washer Cover

Has anyone replaced their headlight washer cover on front bumper? One "disappeared" need to replace and I would like to use instructions if avail.
Thanks
by cuhfs
Sun May 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Almost had it sold to a neighbor off the lawn. She fell in love with it. Done deal... but She just came up short for money due to a immediate personal problem. I even offered to carry a few payments to help her thru the problem. No sale. Crazy that a convertible in the summer... with cold A/C for ab...
by cuhfs
Thu May 25, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What DIYs do we need?
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: What DIYs do we need?

I own a 2006 XC90 and I notice that XC90 forum there are far less DIY info and entries then others. Would love to see more in that area. No one specific repair since the info is thin currently.
by cuhfs
Sat May 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70R transmission flare
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: V70R transmission flare

Can be driven, But Its will get worse in time. Eventually will not be able to move. Depending on how many miles driven and luck it can last months or years.
by cuhfs
Mon May 15, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Brake pedal gradually sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Brake pedal gradually sinks

Have you been loosing fluid?
by cuhfs
Tue May 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Just rambling... I think there is a give and take. Maybe for $2K a car will need tires sooner and an CV axle boot has a tear or its getting ready for a timing belt and components etc ...or something else.... BUT at $4K its all done for you w/ brand new tires and volvo brand stuff. Maybe at $3K the A...
by cuhfs
Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

OK I am convinced. I will pull all ads. Then in a few days I will rewrite them and take new photos on asphalt, and will place a few ads in places suggested plus craigslist. Seems like I cut too many corners marketing it because I know what a great car it is. I forgot the sales ABC's... Always Be Clo...
by cuhfs
Mon May 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Lots of good stuff here from you all. Great reading it all! I was reluctant to post my "crickets issue" but I think the topic fleshed out a lot of interesting ideas and thoughts about selling our cars. From my standpoint, I will post more pics in the ads (including top down). Maybe post on ebay, I w...
by cuhfs
Sun May 07, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: V50 2.0d 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: V50 2.0d 2004

There is also something called lawnmower syndrome. You should be able to find about it on the 850 section of the forum.
by cuhfs
Sat May 06, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Clean retail on a C70 Vert with 175000 miles (my guess) is $4000, so private party sale is $2000 or so. Thats a nice car to dump for $2000, agreed. I would at least sell it to someone I liked or a relative. Abscate, my car has 101,000 miles. Put a Trans in with 55k miles on it and put a rebuilt val...
by cuhfs
Sat May 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: V50 2.0d 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: V50 2.0d 2004

Does it crank? or starter not clicking? check Battery connections?
by cuhfs
Sat May 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

Re: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Great feedback and great information. thank you. Seems like if you keep the car for yourself (like I may have to) its like getting a $45,000 car for a fraction of the price since it is like new. But if you try to sell it... its like giving away a great car for almost nothing. Truth is I have not eve...
by cuhfs
Sat May 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets
Replies: 34
Views: 3006

'04 C70 Convertible for sale but hearing crickets

Not an ad. I am seeking to find out where and how you guys sell best. Funny how we tend to think our cars are worth more than they may be. Figured a convertible in the summer would be a quick sale... NOPE. Not sure why but... getting concerned now! I listed my 04 C70 convertible on several places fo...
by cuhfs
Thu May 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Multi misfire - weak idle T6
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Multi misfire - weak idle T6

I believe the fact that at idle the glove has mild vacuum and does not blow up is excellent. these kind of mystery symptoms are the toughest to figure out.
by cuhfs
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Weird electrical problem - 2004 XC90 T6 - high beams, parking lights, etc Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

Re: Help -- wird electrical problem Topic is solved

Dumb question - Did you make sure the battery is fully charged? weak / Uncharged batteries are known to cause gremlins.
by cuhfs
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Looked at a 2007 XC90 V8 today
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Looked at a 2007 XC90 V8 today

Sounds very high to me (at least for the NY, NJ, PA area). Especially with all the repairs you expect. After you get the dealers inspection report maybe offer them Kelley Blue Book "trade in price in fair condition". Saves them from having to send it to the auction and that way they retain a custome...
by cuhfs
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 2.5T, 3.2 or v8? Looking to buy
Replies: 18
Views: 7570

Re: XC90 2.5T, 3.2 or v8? Looking to buy

I'm happy with my 06 V8. Have it only for a few months.
by cuhfs
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Nuts too tight
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: Lug Nuts too tight

Good thing you didn't get a flat.
Take it to the tire place that did them in the first place and ask them if that's how tight they always do it. Lucky if your rotor is not warped because of it.
by cuhfs
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 base easy axle decision
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: 850 base easy axle decision

is it lifetime warranteed even if it is done as a DIY or only by a shop?
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Ready for Summer 2004 C70 Convert
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Ready for Summer 2004 C70 Convert

2004 C70 convertible 101,000 miles. Looks and runs great. Replaced the trans with one with 50,000 miles and put new rebuilt valve-body in at that time. New battery, new timing belt and components, new tires. Top works as it should, ice cold A/C; more pics avail upon request. Very reliable, drives gr...
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: 2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine

topped off light stays off. guess it is telling me to keep it full.
by cuhfs
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: 2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine

Tested it at the 3/4 filled line... and the light came back on. I will test it at full mark and report back. Anyone have tutorial / instructions for XC90 V8 for replacing that oil level sensor if needed?
by cuhfs
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Thumping from front of vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Thumping from front of vehicle

I would consider alignment... for the steering wheel not being centered. Alignment is usually under $100. When on lift they too may notice something else going on.
by cuhfs
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

2006 XC90 V8 - Low Oil Level Warning - Check Engine

Just started to get a message "Low Oil Level" (Note: check engine triangle has also now lit up). I checked the oil and the level is slightly above the mid-range between full and low as indicated by the "xxxxxx" area on the dip stick. I will top it off and see if that resolves the issue but it would ...
by cuhfs
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 07 XC90 3.2 Oil trap loud hissing noise
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: 07 XC90 3.2 Oil trap loud hissing noise

I do not have that engine but I would assume PCV is a routine service item
by cuhfs
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 purchasing tips
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Re: XC90 purchasing tips

Should be able to find some common issues searching MVS. Transmission is one common item to be aware of.
by cuhfs
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: NEW V8 Timing Cover Reseal Kit from FCP EURO
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: NEW V8 Timing Cover Reseal Kit from FCP EURO

Thanks for the info.
by cuhfs
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thanks to Robert!
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Thanks to Robert!

He's talked me And my cars thru some tough times. He's the Volvo Whisperer / shaman. :lol:
by cuhfs
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 Recurring P0111 Code
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: 2004 XC90 Recurring P0111 Code

Thanks for the update
by cuhfs
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 T6 CEL misfire codes very rough idle Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: 2004 XC90 T6 CEL misfire codes very rough idle Topic is solved

First...all advice below... is at your own risk since I have not done them on the XC90... but here is what I have done on my other cars to test MAF. Unplug it and if car runs the same then it is the MAF thats bad. Vacuum lines Start with visual and audible for the vacuum lines. There are ways to tes...
by cuhfs
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 T6 CEL misfire codes very rough idle Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: 2004 XC90 T6 CEL misfire codes very rough idle HELP Topic is solved

MAF ?? or Vacuum Leak?? Just throwing out some ideas
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing belt
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Timing belt

An Aftermarket timing belt is an unpredictable time-bomb. Ask me how I know. :oops: As Abscate said yours Google search back to the famous belt brand called Autopart International (a subsidiary of Advanced Auto) I would not use non-oem belts if you gave them to me for free. Battery's yes... timing a...
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2008 volvo xc90 fuel pump relay
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: 2008 Volvo XC90 fuel pump relay

Not sure if this will help but here is a thread I found online regarding a 2007 http://www.justanswer.com/volvo/7nruz-v ... hange.html About halfway down they start to talk about fuses and relays. Maybe someone else here has done that job before. I have not on my XC90.
by cuhfs
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21179

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Not tryyng to be a one upper... :wink: just providing another resource. http://www.tascaparts.com/oe-volvo/8642660
by cuhfs
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: My 2005 xc90's Cooling Fan didn't work till the car is turned off.
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: My 2005 XC90's Cooling Fan didn't work till the car is turned off.

Are you sure thermostat and temp sensor are working properly?
by cuhfs
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: Albany NY Volvo FESt 2018 2019 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4399

Re: Albany NY Volvo FEST MARCH 19 2017

What repairs were done... if any?
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Strange noise..
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Strange noise..

Exhaust leak! Flex pipe is my guess. Here is some flex pipe info. for a different model Volvo that might be helpful viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39723
Let us know once you figure it out and get it fixed. Thanks!
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 s60 AWD 2.4t
Replies: 16
Views: 1370

Re: 02 S60 AWD 2.4t

KJ - I dont know abt S60's so question I have is Are they the spring-loaded VVT? Only thing I can think of. On the C70 VVT with gear would rotate clockwise abt 45 degrees to hit my marks. If cams are Horizontal and locked by tool, the marks should align... right? 90 degrees is far.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: Albany NY Volvo FESt 2018 2019 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4399

Re: Albany NY Volvo FEST MARCH 19 2017

Abscate,
When does the Abscate DIY East Coast tour hit NJ? LOL
Caught the living legend Volvo rockstar Robert DIY tour a couple years ago. That was great. 8). Tomorrow should be too.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Bought my first Volvo
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Re: Bought my first Volvo

Welcome and good luck with it!
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Timing Issue Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Timing Issue Topic is solved

Nice job! Thanks for the update. I have heard that some vvt are spring loaded and some not.
Glad it worked out for you.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 Gear Selection Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: XC90 Gear Selection Problem

Maybe this can help:
http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-xc90 ... ive-65100/

Let us know what you find out.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Timing Issue Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Timing Issue Topic is solved

It can be tricky to spring load the VVT gear while doing the timing belt. When I did that job on my C70 I needed a helper for an extra set of hands. Probably need a helper to hold gear while it is spring-loaded clockwise. Could that be the issue? Just a thought. The C70 only had 1 VVT (exhaust side)...
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2006 xc90 electrical gremlins
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: 2006 XC90 electrical gremlins

Lets us know once you find out. Thanks. Also be sure battery is fully charged.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 - No start, No crank, all accessories work Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: 95 850 - No start, No crank, all accessories work Topic is solved

When you turn key all the way what happens? any noise? headlight on? headlights dim? Also see this link abt starter relay in case this helps. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31345 I would start with the battery. Try jumping it. That's the cheapest and easiest diagnosis metho...
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Your Battery Brand and Price
Replies: 99
Views: 28307

Re: Your Battery Brand and Price

Another topic I did not see spoken of... a used battery? I got one from a junkyard for around $25 for an extra extra car I have and its still going strong for my 2nd year. Maybe an option to gamble, especially if its for an "extra" car and not the daily driver. Or... for needed cost savings. Just an...
by cuhfs
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: Albany NY Volvo FESt 2018 2019 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4399

Re: Albany NY Volvo FEST MARCH 19 2017

Abscate,

Wish I could but a tad too far.
and whats with... :? "No third rear seats need apply."?
by cuhfs
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Old vs new VVT
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Old vs new VVT

Thanks! Was your VVT leaking oil? Did you change any cam seals? or they were fine?
by cuhfs
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Why Volvo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Why Volvo?

As mentioned above by June... 3 words... "Volvo For Life".
by cuhfs
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Do You Use Snow Tires In The Winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Do You Use Snow Tires In The Winter?

Our first snow together! A nor'easter abut 18". Is anybody running snow tires in the winter for their XC90??? or is the weight and the AWD with All Season Radials sufficient? First winter with XC90 for me and no issues with her in the snow with the All Seasons but have not really driven much at all ...
by cuhfs
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: New style timing tensioner adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: New style timing tensioner adjustment

Compliments of Robert DIY... This may help:

Also see: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66874
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 - number of seats?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: XC90 - number of seats?

FWIW my 06 V8 has 7 seats (third row)
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Exhaust cam position sensor?
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Exhaust cam position sensor?

xyourobob - Were you able to attach the cam locking tool too?
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

lougars:
Door molding drivers side, lower driver side door inside lower rubber strip at the bottom of door inside. How much?
Molding is not in good condition

polskamafia mjl:
No Radio, no speakers.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Exhaust cam position sensor?
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Exhaust cam position sensor?

Maybe someone else can chime in... that has done it on that car... but I am 99% sure you will need to remove the mount to gain access to the back of the exhaust cam. It is something like 6 bolts one down low hard to see. If that car has an exhaust side position sensor then remove that to get to back...
by cuhfs
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

Sorry been away. Will check if radio is still in there. I don't remember. Speakers are not.
by cuhfs
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Name that part!
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Name that part!

Have one on my 01 C70. yes air passed only one direction. I did not have one on hand and did PCV system replacement without replacing it. Would have preferred to replace it
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Buying a XC90 - What should I look out for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Buying a XC90 - What should I look out for?

Another FYI since I know you are very familiar with the repairs on the other cars... The XC90 seems to have more parts to remove on every repair I do. In other words, for aesthetic appearance improvements Volvo added extra plastic covers in engine compartment which trap heat, and other repairs also ...
by cuhfs
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Rear window Angels wings? (rear wiper)
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Rear window Angels wings? (rear wiper)

Check the bolts are tight. Try new arm. Surprised the dealership let it go out the door like that.
by cuhfs
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Buying a XC90 - What should I look out for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Buying a XC90 - What should I look out for?

Sorry for the delayed response. I am a new 2006 xc90 owner... so not a lot to add but for sure the transmission IS a very common problem. if it has a tow hitch on the one you are looking at... run. Test drive a good amount and make sure the trans fluid heats up to determine if it has the flare probl...
by cuhfs
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

will have to check condition and get back to you if they are ok.
by cuhfs
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Changing T6 transmission while in car
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Changing T6 transmission while in car

There are several links within the link you posted so I don't know what method you are referring to.
by cuhfs
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: DIY 2005 XC90 2.5T Rear Brake (Parking Brake) 31262874 Overhaul Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 10885

Re: DIY 2005 XC90 2.5T Rear Brake (Parking Brake) Overhaul Topic is solved

May be worth staying with blue box? Sounds like aftermarket is not the exact same. ..Just a thought. How many miles did the OEM pads last you.
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2008 Volvo XC 90 CEL P0455 code
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: 2008 Volvo XC 90 CEL P0455 code

Sorry I only have phone no computer access right now but I can suggest try looking on a volvo dealer parts website for a schematic and that may give you a clue to location. May take some research online.
by cuhfs
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gold fender
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: gold fender

Here is how you get your color code. read these threads and watch video
viewtopic.php?t=72597

Sorry it did not work out. Good luck!
by cuhfs
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

No fog lights.
by cuhfs
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clutch Survey
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Clutch Survey

My 1998 v70 (2nd owner) went 225,000 before the clutch was shot. Just wondering how many miles my 2001 C70 clutch will go. Obviously it depends on driving habits. How many miles has your clutch lasted??? Please post: model, year and miles when clutch was toast. Thanks.
by cuhfs
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on parts per year?
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on parts per year?

You want cumulative for all cars in fleet or average of typical 1 car. The amounts will be skewed depending on number of cars owned.
by cuhfs
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2004 XC90 T6 door chime and courtesy lights come on when left turn signaling
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: 2004 XC90 T6 door chime and courtesy lights come on when left turn signaling

Not sure if this helps or not but I found it online about similar topic. http://www.justanswer.com/volvo/7d4vf-v ... rning.html

Also make sure battery is fully charged, I heard weird electrical issues can appear when battery is weak.
by cuhfs
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:26 am
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

In my case a professional auto shop could not loosen it and air nor electric impact wrenches would work. It was "check mate" - (out of options). And the original poster already has the pipe. Needs the 3/4 breaker and maybe can get a single 3/4 socket on ebay. I bought set from HF.
by cuhfs
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 01 C70 Knock Sensor Question on orientation with pic Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 01 C70 Knock Sensor Question on orientation with pic Topic is solved

Thanks. Actually the front one (cyl 2) is 3:00 and the back (driverside) cyl4 one 6:00. Picture you posted has the opposite. (The KS i did not touch is the one on the back of engine cyl 4 and that remains 6:00. One on the passenger side I removed by mistake & Put it back to 3:00.
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 01 C70 Knock Sensor Question on orientation with pic Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 01 C70 Knock Sensor Question Topic is solved

Problem solved I need 3:00 and here is the instructions i found for the 2001 C70 in case it helps someone else.
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:34 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

Here is the answer... I had same exact issue and broke 2 - 1/2" breaker bars and used like a 4 or6 ft pipe. ... then took it to a shop and he broke his could not get it open and turned me away!. I bought a Harbor Freight 3/4 breaker and socket and used the long cheater pipe and that worked great. To...
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 01 C70 Knock Sensor Question on orientation with pic Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 777

01 C70 Knock Sensor Question on orientation with pic Topic is solved

I am replacing the PCV system on this C70 and by mistake removed the bolt holding the Knock Sensor. On Robert video he indicates that the position is important. Any ideas how to know correct position for my car. I can copy what Roberts has but the sensor I did not disconnect has different position t...
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

Just sent you a PM and here are the pics. IT IS NOT PERFECT. Being sold "As Is". See pics. These is one tiny ding that camera did not pic up. You can barely see it. Its is about 6 inches above the Volvo emblem- slightly to the left of the V. Hard to see but it is there. Also note it has a black pin ...
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB: V70 load area RH panels in beige
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: WTB: V70 load area RH panels in beige

Will a 96 850 wagon part fit?
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Anyone Need Volvo 850 Parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Re: Anyone Need Volvo 850 Parts?

Should post on the classifieds. here: viewforum.php?f=19
I did, viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79365
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: looking for gold left fender, for my 850 Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: looking for gold left fender, for my 850 Topic is solved

I'd rate mine a 8.5 out of 10. I can send you pics. No dents but some paint chipped. You can have it for $75 plus actual shipping, which $7.50 goes to MVS. Shipping thru UPS no grayhound near by me here. I will have to remove it from car, pack it and box it, and take it to UPS... so let me know. The...
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2008 Volvo XC 90 CEL P0455 code
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: 2008 Volvo XC 90 CEL P0455 code

any hesitation or problems with how it runs or idles? Also inspect very hoses carefully... Often where they are located or if it is a J hose the hole is not visible or is inside the curve.
by cuhfs
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

Tan interior
by cuhfs
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 V8 - Pros and cons?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: XC90 V8 - Pros and cons?

I should have said that so far I am very happy with car. I posted the issues not the positives which there are many!
by cuhfs
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: XC90 V8 - Pros and cons?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: XC90 V8 - Pros and cons?

I've had my 06 V8 for abt 3months. They are known for transmission flare issue. Working on them is a bit more difficult than the pre99 models as there is more to detach, it seems, in every repair. Plus side is the timing chain is lifetime versus a timing belt. Still have to change serpentine belt as...
by cuhfs
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Flex pipe replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2570

Re: Flex pipe replacement

Not sure on the xc90 but I have had good luck at Meinekee muffler shop for flex pipe on my other cars. My local shop is usually willing to cut, weld and patch rather than replace entire systems and sections.
by cuhfs
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: where's Robert?
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: where's Robert?

by cuhfs
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?
Replies: 23
Views: 12244

Re: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?

Wow. Intertesting
by cuhfs
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Replacing O2 Sensor, Which to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Replacing O2 Sensor, Which to buy

On a part that typically has a long life, I try to go with OEM. As you know. Bosch is usually pretty good.
by cuhfs
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?
Replies: 23
Views: 12244

Re: 2007 XC90 "Reed Assembly" ... $2,450 to fix it?

Great to know. Thanks!
by cuhfs
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2001 C70 VVT Big Oil Leak ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: 2001 C70 VVT Big Oil Leak ?

Understood. Thank you!
by cuhfs
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2001 C70 VVT Big Oil Leak ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: 2001 C70 VVT Big Oil Leak ?

Here is a rookie move I recently did. Sharing it to maybe save some others (if anyone else is this dumb (doubt it)) from similar error. I could not tell where it was leaking from. I had this huge front oil leak near timing belt, read the many various posts and found a common source for leak is the V...
by cuhfs
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Just purchased a 2006 v8
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Just purchased a 2006 v8

Looks like you responded to an old post.
by cuhfs
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are you an XC90 owner? Want to be a moderator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Are you an XC90 owner? Want to be a moderator?

I can too if you need extra. Newer owner of a 06 xc90 Ocn Race Ed. but doing pretty good so far. Done a ton on the other Volvos.
by cuhfs
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: College Student Volvo Repair Advice and Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: College Student Volvo Repair Advice and Help?

Wow - They saw you coming. Huge problem for young people... The mechanics know you don't know cars. 1.) Hopefully you can find an independent mechanic that can work with you to prioritize for you "nice to have" versus "must have" repairs. get a 2nd or 3rd opinion since they are talking about $3,100 ...
by cuhfs
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2003 Volvo C70 Timing Problem Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: 2003 VOLVO C70 TIMING PROBLEM Topic is solved

Sounds like somehow things got mis-alligned in the process. From the back of engine you can always realign if need be. Extra work but at least you caught the mis-alignment by hand turning crank.
by cuhfs
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY Car Lift - Opinions ....SAFETY WARNING!
Replies: 30
Views: 3392

Re: DIY Car Lift - Opinions ....SAFETY WARNING!

Anytime I jack car and take tire off; flat tire, or for timing belt etc... that tire gets put under car as an extra safety while I work.