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by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Driveshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Volvo Driveshafts

Last summer I changed the oil, noticed a bit of grease on the ground, didn't pay attention but now I see that the boot must have been torn for a while. No clicking from the joint so maybe a new boot would be good for now. Last time I tried to do a boot I made a mess of the joint trying to get it off...
by Rbaratt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 c70, driveshaft
Replies: 1
Views: 193

2008 c70, driveshaft

Need a good vendor for rebuilt driveshafts. Any suggestions, Raxles No longer rebuilds Volvo shafts.
by Rbaratt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Driveshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Volvo Driveshafts

Raxles is no longer providing rebuilds for Volvos. Any suggestions for a good re-builder of Volvo cv joints.
by Rbaratt
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: 2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)

I couldn’t break the top of the spring from it’s seat. Not sure why, but I ran out of time and put it back together
by Rbaratt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: 2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)

Turns out that all four springs are broken. I did the front ones today, does anyone have guidelines for pulling the rears, I’ve never done rear coil springs before. Can’t seem to find any instructions on the web.
by Rbaratt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 413

2008, c70, Coil spring broken (2)

I have a 2008 Volvo C70 that I recently brought to my independent mechanic for a four wheel alignment. They said they could not do the alignment because I have two broken springs, one in the front, and one in the rear. This vehicle has 50,000 miles, and I was surprised to have any broken springs, ne...
by Rbaratt
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: 2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement

I checked the connections, and all looked good, and I do not believe that I stressed the wiring when I removed the sensors. I did the resistance check and got 2.6 M-ohms on both sensors, nowhere near the 900-1380 ohms mentioned above. Does it seem strange that both sensors would fail at the same tim...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 898

2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement

After changing struts, spring seats etc. i now have a code 1550. Both the check Engine light and ABS light are on. Every time I clear the CEL code, it comes back. The ABS light is always on. During the repairs I removed the ABS wheel sensor but never unpluggged any connectors. Not sure what to check...
by Rbaratt
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70 GLT SE, Brake Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 308

2000, S70 GLT SE, Brake Issue

I have what appeared to me to be similar to a master cylinder going bad. The pedal travel would sometimes change and be lower to the floor before I feel the brakes start working. Pump a bit and they grab where they normally do. The issue was intermittent, but eventually it became constant. The syste...
by Rbaratt
Sat May 28, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

Did you have to lower the sub frame like my indy to re-install the new mounts? When you say really jacked up high, I tried that several times, but at a certain point the engine just wouldn't go up high enough, and would begin to lift the entire vehicle. Anyway, I am glad it worked out for you. Enjoy...
by Rbaratt
Fri May 27, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

The repairs have been completed by my mechanic for a very reasonable price. He did all the procedures that I did to raise the engine, but he had the same clearance issues to get the mounts out, so he suspended the engine in the raised position, then lowered the sub-frame to get enough clearance. He ...
by Rbaratt
Tue May 24, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

5/14/16, R/R failed (ball joint separation) Left Front stabilizer link rod with new Lemforder part from FCP. Adjusted rear park brakes. Vehicle passes NH state inspection.
by Rbaratt
Sat May 21, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

I'm throwing in the towel! I tried again, and with all the bolts and nuts off of all the mounts, I still can not get the clearance I need to remove the rear mount. I re-assembled everything to drive over to my independent mechanic. It's a first for me, other than installation of an exhaust system, I...
by Rbaratt
Tue May 10, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

Another thought...maybe the upper engine mount is preventing me from getting the clearance?
by Rbaratt
Sun May 08, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

I put everything back together while I ordered and waited for the new mounts from FCP. I also ordered CV boot kits to replace the boots while I have everything apart. I received the parts and now the weather hasn't been cooperative. Since I work outside I've just been waiting for an opportunity, and...
by Rbaratt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

I watched the video from Ben (FCP), on changing the mounts and noted that he leaves the front (I call it the front since it's on the front of the car) mounting bolt in loosely, before jacking the engine. He doesn't explain why, but I thought it might be to keep the bolt alignment from shifting, so f...
by Rbaratt
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

That is correct, I think they are the two 18mm nuts.
by Rbaratt
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

Thanks for your reply, beigg. I removed the bolts to the front, rear and side mounts, then jacked up on the engine. Still not enough clearance under the rear mount to get the steering line in, and I noticed oil dripping from the rear mount. Decided that the rear mount needs replacement anyway so I r...
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

I started the ps line replacement and used a hack saw blade to cut the lines at the rack. I was able to get six point sockets in place to remove the fittings and then the lines. My problem now is that I can't seem to snake the new lines into position. I thought it would be obvious how the lines went...
by Rbaratt
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

1995, 850, GLT, Power Steering

I need to replace both power steering lines from the rack to the pump. Doesn't seem like much of an issue until I look at the connections to the rack, as there is very little clearance. Without dropping the subframe has anyone been successful at removing these lines from the rack? I am thinking that...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, Volvo 850, NA, Cabin Odor
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: 1995, Volvo 850, NA, Cabin Odor

Thanks! Might be a little while before I get to check it out. As soon as the weather improves I'll take a look. I'll be sure to post my findings.
by Rbaratt
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, Volvo 850, NA, Cabin Odor
Replies: 5
Views: 789

1995, Volvo 850, NA, Cabin Odor

For the last 6 months I have been getting some fumes in the cabin that to me smelled like exhaust gas. The fumes can be a bit overwhelming at times so I brought to it my custom exhaust shop and had them check it for an exhaust leak, and none were found. They thought the fumes might be related to the...
by Rbaratt
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

R/R Right rear wheel bearing with aftermarket part from FCP. The bearing wasn't in great shape but it wasn't the fix, so I've spent a few bucks chasing what sounds like a bearing noise.
by Rbaratt
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 2000,S70, Starting Issue

My starting issue is resolved...but Lee is correct that the PO442 code for the evap leak continues to re-appear and must be a separate issue that needs to be addressed. If I can't find any obvious vacuum leaks I will probably need to go the smoke test route. Is there a good write up for that procedu...
by Rbaratt
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MaxiDiag, EU702, limited functionality?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: MaxiDiag, EU702, limited functionality?

Thanks, I agree something isn't right, but Autel doesn't support this product and I do not have any of the files to re-load. The instruction manual says to update files from their website, but the unit isn't listed on their website (obsolete). I guess I should think about getting something more curr...
by Rbaratt
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MaxiDiag, EU702, limited functionality?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

MaxiDiag, EU702, limited functionality?

I have the Maxidiag EU702 and from the beginning I have found that it's usefulness is limited. On all my vehicles I am only able to link up with the OBDII/EOBD menu option. I can read/clear codes and use live data but none of the other modules are accessible. I expected this on the 850's, but on my ...
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 2000,S70, Starting Issue

"However further inspection revealed a vacuum line that leads to a check valve, then more vacuum line to what I think is a purge valve. The hose between the purge valve and the check valve had a 4 inch split in it, and looks like it had been that way for some time." I forgot to include that this va...
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 2000,S70, Starting Issue

Recently when starting the vehicle, and while it was running rough I popped a code PO442 for small evap leak. I wasn't sure if this was "real" so I cleared it, followed by drove several more commutes to work, until Friday when the code returned while driving home. I checked the J hose at the caniste...
by Rbaratt
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Grinding Noise, Rt Frt
Replies: 5
Views: 700

1996, 850 Turbo, Grinding Noise, Rt Frt

I have a grinding noise which I thought was the front wheel bearing, but after replacing the right front bearing and control arm...the noise returned. The symptoms are similar to a bad wheel bearing, where the noise occurs only when turning left, adding an additional load to the passenger side of th...
by Rbaratt
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 2000,S70, Starting Issue

I finally got around to putting a fuel pressure gauge at the rail. Pressure is 56psi and holds for many hours after the car is shut off. Turn the key and the pump primes the system to 55 psi immediately. Even when the car exhibited the rough idle (hunting) the fuel pressure was good. I don't think I...
by Rbaratt
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

R/R right wheel bearing Assy with FAG part from FCP. R/R control arm with Meyle part from FCP. R/R stabilizer rod with Lemforder part from FCP.
by Rbaratt
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Front Wheel Bearing Parts Question
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, Front Wheel Bearing Parts Question

I'm replacing the bearing, got everything apart but I am going to order a lower control arm. Again there are choices, OEM Volvo - $150, Lemforder - $103, Meyle - $65 and FEBI - $55. I did end up ordering the FAG bearing assembly. Any comments on the control arm choices would be appreciated. This is ...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Front Wheel Bearing Parts Question
Replies: 13
Views: 997

1996, 850 Turbo, Front Wheel Bearing Parts Question

Need to replace front wheel bearing on my '96. Available as a kit from Volvo for around $180, or aftermarket FAG for around $117. Was hoping to hear what success others have had with aftermarket wheel bearing kits.
by Rbaratt
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: 2000,S70, Starting Issue

happens only on cold starts and seems more prevalent with warmer ambient temps. Coolant temp sensor maybe?
by Rbaratt
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000,S70, Starting Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

2000,S70, Starting Issue

This started out as an intermittent problem that is now becoming more consistent. When I initially start the vehicle the engine idle begins "hunting" and seems as if it will stall. The condition happens on initial start up, and again after the car has sat for a while, like when I leave from work. I ...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, No Start
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, No Start

Triple A flat bedded me home and put my 850 in the driveway. Saturday morning I started to check out what might be the cause of the no start condition. It was very cold (About 14 Degrees F) and since I do not have a garage I needed to try to solve this problem quickly. I figured since I had fuel pre...
by Rbaratt
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, No Start
Replies: 4
Views: 815

1996, 850 Turbo, No Start

I am beginning this thread to document upcoming efforts to determine the root cause for the latest issue with my 1996 850 Turbo. Yesterday I drove the vehicle 30 miles to work, it started fine and completed the trip without any signs of an impending problem. In the evening I left work and tried to s...
by Rbaratt
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Runs for 4 minutes then dies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: 98 S70 Runs for 4 minutes then dies.

I'm not sure if the attachment applies to your year, but on my 850 I believe the overload relay powered fuse 2 which in turn powered the coil (blue/Red wire).
by Rbaratt
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Runs for 4 minutes then dies.
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: 98 S70 Runs for 4 minutes then dies.

Maybe the overload relay. I'll have to check but I think that relay provides power to the coil.
by Rbaratt
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC SE - First Time DIY Oil Change on Volvo
Replies: 19
Views: 2244

Re: 2000 V70XC SE - First Time DIY Oil Change on Volvo

I chock the rear wheels ($7 from Harbor Freight), jack one side of the vehicle up, lower that side onto a ramp with a jack stand under the subframe, then repeat for the other side. Later I remove the jack stands and chocks and drive down the ramps. I do not like driving up the ramps, just my prefere...
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 855 T Autel code reader not working
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: 96 855 T Autel code reader not working

I just tested my scanner on my '96 850 and like you said it powers up with the key off and it will go through the series of connection steps and then give me the failure to connect. With the key on (car not running) I select the OBD II and it will connect...after going through the connection steps i...
by Rbaratt
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 855 T Autel code reader not working
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: 96 855 T Autel code reader not working

I have that scanner and mine only works when I select the generic OBD II option, and it doesn't link when select the Volvo menu.
by Rbaratt
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Front Fog Lights Don't Work
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: 2000 S70 Front Fog Lights Don't Work

I'm thinking that the relay is working if the light in the switch is working. It looks like when the relay closes it feeds power from pin 1 to pins 5 and 3...pin 5 goes to the switch light and pin 3 to the fog lamps. I suppose the relay could have a break between pins 3 and 5 which could power the s...
by Rbaratt
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

12/5/2014 - Purchased 4 new 16" Volvo steel rims. Dealer mounted and balanced 4 studded snows. Bad shake like a bent rim. Returned to dealer, they hammered the damaged rim and put the tire on the rear. This just masked the problem, as it is much better, but the shake is still there. Dealer ordering ...
by Rbaratt
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Fuel Gauge Inop in Cold Weather Only
Replies: 0
Views: 298

1996, 850 Turbo, Fuel Gauge Inop in Cold Weather Only

In cold weather my fuel gauge will not register until I have driven several miles and the car is warmed up to operating temperature. I don't think its the fuel level sensor in the tank, because when I park the car after fill up, the gauge reads full and the next morning the needle will not rise unti...
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change

mine was spring loaded but according to the video there are some variations that are not.
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 v70xc car died and now won't start
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: 2000 v70xc car died and now won't start

The only thing that concerns me is that you were already driving when this happened. My problem was always initiated by starting a cold engine and then shutting it back off without letting it warm up...but here is a link to a video: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18175 h...
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 v70xc car died and now won't start
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Re: 2000 v70xc car died and now won't start

Sounds like my '95 when it gets "lawnmower syndrome" . My fix is to have the battery jumped to a running vehicle and then crank the car over with the gas pedal to the floor. I crank for very long periods of time, I have never timed it but maybe up to 30 seconds or more. Others pour oil in each cylin...
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change

Here is a link to a video that I found helpful. I never took the CVVT off my camshaft like they show in the video, but I did follow this fairly closely. If the link works you may find it helpful.

by Rbaratt
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: 2000 V70 CEL after Timing belt change

Have you read the code. There is a code and I think it's PO014 and this code is usually associated with the pre-load on the CVVT being incorrectly set and occurs after a timing belt change. I just did my S70 and followed a procedure that had me line the timing marks up and then rotate CW an addition...
by Rbaratt
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Timing Belt Jumped-AM I Screwed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

Re: 1994 850 Timing Belt Jumped-AM I Screwed?

I can send you a water pump off my 2000 S70. You can use it for your test. It has 62K miles on it but its 14 years old. I only changed it cause I was in there replacing the belt. I haven't checked, but I am guessing that it's the same part number. If you want it, send me a PM with your address.
by Rbaratt
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 one front marker light not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 one front marker light not working

This seems to be a good link for the 850 service manual, look in the system wiring diagrams pgs. 18 and 19 for the exterior lighting circuit:

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... al#p349451
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 wont crank. replaced starter. Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: 2000 s70 wont crank. replaced starter. Advice Pleas

Actually that should work with the key off, correct?
by Rbaratt
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 wont crank. replaced starter. Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: 2000 s70 wont crank. replaced starter. Advice Pleas

Just curious, are you bring power to terminal 50 (see attached Photo) with the key in the on position? Want to know if this is the correct way to operate the starter to turn over the engine when I do not have a helper to turn the key.
by Rbaratt
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Doors Locks
Replies: 2
Views: 392

1996, 850 Turbo, Doors Locks

I started the car this morning and stepped out of the car to clear some ice...the door had shut behind me and I was locked out of the car. Not sure how it happened, but I thought there were things in place to prevent this? Luckily I had a spare set in the house.
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels

I purchased four Volvo 16" steel wheels and had my snows mounted, balanced and installed on the car. I did not purchase wheel caps. Besides appearance, is there any reason why I should install wheel caps? I don't care how it looks and want to save the cost of the caps unless they offer some protecti...
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R How to reinstall the intake air inlet & baffle
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: 1996 850R How to reinstall the intake air inlet & baffle

I don't know if this is very helpful but this is the way my car looks.
by Rbaratt
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V/S 70 Headlight switch bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: V/S 70 Headlight switch bulbs

I believe the picture orientation is correct, and the grey holder is the shorter one. Daytime running lights are mandatory in Canada and that is why you do not have the screw option.
by Rbaratt
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 2.4 Accessory Power Delayed at Start
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: 2000 S70 2.4 Accessory Power Delayed at Start

I can't seem to paste this picture in, so I attached it in a word doc
by Rbaratt
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 2.4 Accessory Power Delayed at Start
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: 2000 S70 2.4 Accessory Power Delayed at Start

You might not be looking in the right place. I think you have to remove the four torx screws to access these relays.
by Rbaratt
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 GLT accessory circuit losing power
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: 2000 s70 GLT accessory circuit losing power

Also if I am reading the schematic correctly (and I may not be!) I think you should have power to pin 2 when the key is in position 2. When pin 2 is powered it activates the overload relay which allows power to pass from pin 1 to pins 5 and 3. The Y-VO (I think that means yellow violet) wire to pin ...
by Rbaratt
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 GLT accessory circuit losing power
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: 2000 s70 GLT accessory circuit losing power

See if you have power at pin 1 of the overload relay socket. If not check fuse 11A/2 and for continuity between fuse 11A/2 and pin 1.
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

11/22/2014 - R/R battery. $100
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

11/22/2014 - R/R battery. $100
by Rbaratt
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT SE, Rough Idle - Initial Start Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: 2000, S70, GLT SE, Rough Idle - Initial Start Up

I'll have to try to attach another video clip later. I didn't realize .mov extensions were not allowed. The video basically shows the engine stumbling and then clears up and runs normally.
by Rbaratt
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT SE, Rough Idle - Initial Start Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

2000, S70, GLT SE, Rough Idle - Initial Start Up

I have been having an issue with my S70 during initial start up. Recently I have been having intermittent rough idle at start up. Wasn't happening all the time and it would resolve itself in 30 seconds or less and then re-start fine the rest of the day. The problem would seem to occur after the vehi...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Re: 2000 S70 GLT SE

10/26/2014 - 63,000 miles - replaced front intake cam seal, timing belt, water pump, idler roller, and mechanical tensioner. Used genuine Volvo parts from FCP.
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak

Thanks to all for your insight. I am going to start ordering the parts. I had decided to do the seals, belt and tensioner, and skip the water pump because the of the low mileage...but I think I will heed Robert's advice and replace the 14 year old pump. I'm not familiar with this style tensioner, I ...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak

I pressed the seal back into place as best I could. I started the car and did the glove test to check the PCV system. PCV system passed the test pulling the glove inward rather that blowing it up. I was curious and called my local dealer for a price to replace the seals. They quoted me $525 for the ...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak

I believe that my diagnosis has been completed, with the issue being the front intake cam seal. The seal has dislodged itself and is no longer properly seated. Not sure why this would occur. The vehicle has 62k miles and the first timing belt was done at 40k (due to age). Any suggestions for the eas...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak

I pulled the timing cover and found evidence of oil. At this point I am not sure whether the cam seals or something else could be responsible for this. I have attached a photo that shows oil behind the cam pulleys. I am surprised that the belt doesn't appear to be saturated but there is definitely o...
by Rbaratt
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, Major Oil Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 971

2000, S70, Major Oil Leak

When I arrived home from work and before I shut off the vehicle I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. The smoke appeared to originate in the turbo area but I could not see the origin of the leak. I checked the oil level and found that I was barely registering any oil on the dipstick. This ...
by Rbaratt
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels

Thanks for the info. I haven't call on these but Volvo Parts Webstore had this listed for a 2000 s70. They are listed at approx $90 each. Based on your comments I should be confident that 16" S70 wheels will be a fit for my 850. WHEEL. Stock Code 9173248 Manufacturer Volvo Categories Wheels and Whee...
by Rbaratt
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels

I am looking for a new set of steel rims for my 16" snow tires. I bought my last set of OEM 15" steel wheels from Volvo for my '95 850 but now I have learned that there isn't an OEM 16" steel wheel available for the 850 series vehicles, but there are 16" steel wheels available for the S70's...can an...
by Rbaratt
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

9-11-2014, R/R Windshield with Saint Gobain Sekurit glass - $185 installed. I believe that Pilkington is the OEM brand for the 850/S70 models.

Installed S70 style side trim strips with the rain channel. Thanks to RSPI for that suggestion.
by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 T5 An odd hesitation
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: 99 v70 T5 An odd hesitation

Does this vehicle have coil, wires, cap and rotor? My 2000 S70 has coil packs and I thought the 99's would also have them...but I am not sure when the change was made.
by Rbaratt
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

Yes, the new coil pack is installed and has solved the misfire issue. Thanks for the update on the ETM. I think that when I need the ETM serviced, an Xemodex rebuild will be the way to go. Nice to hear that you have had good luck with your rebuild. Did you have any issues accessing the ETM? Is it fa...
by Rbaratt
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Fires once only on each start, won't keep running
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: 1998 V70 Fires once only on each start, won't keep runni

I am looking at a wiring diagram and I was wondering if you could tell me the colors of the other three wires?
by Rbaratt
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Re: 2000 S70 GLT SE

8/16/2014 - 62,077 miles, R/R coil pack on cylinder 4 with Bosch unit. Purchased from EEuroParts.com. Noted that spark plugs were Volvo plugs installed at 43,000 miles.
by Rbaratt
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Re: 2000 S70 GLT SE

8/16/2014 - 62,077 miles, R/R coil pack on cylinder 4 with Bosch unit. Purchased from EEuroParts.com. Noted that spark plugs were Volvo plugs installed at 43,000 miles.
by Rbaratt
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

Swapped coil1 with 4, cleared code and took a drive, about 15 minutes later the CEL came on with code po304. Ordered a new Bosch coil from eeuro parts since I had a $25 coupon. With shipping it came to $41. So glad it's not the $500 ETM...hopefully I have a few more miles left in my white label ETM.
by Rbaratt
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

Finally got a code, PO301, cylinder 1 misfire detected.
by Rbaratt
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

All plugs looked the same. No CEL or ETS lights. I may have to bring this to an Indy that has diagnostic equipment to isolate which cylinder. Do you think it could be the electronic throttle body?
by Rbaratt
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

I took a look at the coil packs, and found some hairline cracks in the hard plastic but no signs of insulation breakdown in the rubber portion of the pack. As you mentioned I would think that I would get a code for misfires but as of yet no codes have been set. I am beginning to think I am experienc...
by Rbaratt
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

Decided not to change plugs, as they were done at 46,000 miles. They are OEM Volvo plugs and the gaps were all fine.
by Rbaratt
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

2000, S70, GLT - Intermittent Stumble/Possible Misfire

I am hoping others on this forum may be able to shed some light with a recent issue with my 2000 S70. This vehicle just turned over 62,000 miles and other than replacing the MAF sensor this vehicle has been running well since I purchased it with 46,000 miles. A couple of days ago I started the vehic...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

7/13/2014, removed Volvo intermittent wiper delay relay and replaced with the VW "99" relay.
by Rbaratt
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 T5 sudden oil loss
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: 1999 V70 T5 sudden oil loss

I found oil puddled like that on my 1995 GLT and I am hoping that it is just the oil cap gasket. I've degreased the entire engine so that I can run it and see if there are additional issues. You've gone from a few drips to a couple of quarts fairly quickly.
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

6/20/2014 - R/R fuel filter (Bosch)
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

6/25/14 - re-assembled turbo central band clamp with new stainless steel fastener.
by Rbaratt
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp

I carefully backed off the heat shield fasteners and removed the heat shield, I was then able to set the V clamp halves in place and install a new stainless steel fastener. Heeding Erik's note about not over tightening, I think I tightened it enough to hold everything in place. Tomorrow I'm going to...
by Rbaratt
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp

Lee and Erik, Thanks for the information. I will call a turbo shop and see if they can supply me with a new V clamp and bolt. In the meantime I am going to try and remove the old clamp. If I work from the top as Erik suggested, I guess I will have to remove the heat shield over the turbo. I am going...
by Rbaratt
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp

Its definitely not clamped! My ind. mech. noticed this back in April during my yearly state inspection and I forgot to check it out until now. There are two halves of a clamp dangling but they are missing the bolt (10mm x ???). Access to the clamp is limited and I have not been able to easily remove...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp
Replies: 7
Views: 938

1996, 850 Turbo, Turbo Central Band Clamp

I am missing the turbo central band clamp. I'm having trouble finding a part number to purchase. How much of an issue is it to run without it, since I think it's been missing for a while. Is anyone familiar with this clamp that can advise me what size to purchase?
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone here from Littleton NH (or Middlebury VT)
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Anyone here from Littleton NH (or Middlebury VT)

I just want to mention that if your willing to go 1200 miles you might want to look at southern vehicles that have not been exposed to the salt used in our NH winters. I have two northern 850's and a southern S70 that has never been exposed to the salt baths. The undercarriage of the S70 looks brand...
by Rbaratt
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Versus S70
Replies: 54
Views: 14198

Re: 850 Versus S70

I have to agree that the doors on the 850 sound more solid and can handle a bit more "heft" when shutting them as compared to the S70. When passengers get in my S70 they always seem to slam the doors with more force than they need.
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

6-10-2014, Park brake adjustment issue - Shoes binding during and after adjusting, R/R shoe retaining clips and adjuster springs. Oiled cable linkages. No kinks or cracks noted on the cables. Shoes adjusted without binding. Will re-adjust in a couple of weeks.
by Rbaratt
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

I went to the dealer and purchased new shoe retaining clips along with the springs over the adjusters. After installing the new hardware, I was able to complete the brake adjustment without any of the binding I was previously experiencing. I inspected the e-brake cables and could not find any visibl...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 shudder under braking
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: S70 shudder under braking

Could you provide a bit more of a description of where you feel this shudder. I know you said the rotors were relatively new, but does this feel like warped rotors or can you feel it more in the steering?
by Rbaratt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

And there it was!...the upper part of the retaining clip is indeed held on with a 13mm cap screw. I had first looked at the bottom hole and thought that the clip was riveted to the backing plate. I now see that this is just a bent tab that holds the bottom of the retaining clip. I will get new hardw...
by Rbaratt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

I just noticed that according to the assembly drawing...the clip is shown to be held in by a cap screw. I'm going to have to take another look because yesterday I didn't notice anything that I could put a wrench on. Hopefully it's just a couple of cap screws that I missed.
by Rbaratt
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

I just noticed that the clip I broke is part of parking brake hardware kit from FCP. I'm not sure how these are installed. Can this be done without removing the backing plate?
by Rbaratt
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

I think I messed things up, but not sure how bad. I was taking a look at the the e brake shoes and noticed that the tab that holds one of the shoes in place seemed bent so I tried to bend it back but then...it snapped off. The tabs that hods the ebrake shoes appear to be part of the dust (backing) p...
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

Yes I have inspected and replaced the shoes. I have heard something about "bedding" the shoes.
by Rbaratt
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

1996, 850 Turbo, E-Brake Adj. Issue

I'm having a difficult time adjusting brakes on both my 850's. When I tighten the shoes they get snug and seem to bind up in the direction of forward rotation but seem looser in the reverse direction. Seems like I'm not getting a good adjustment. Now when I use the brake it just barely holds the car...
by Rbaratt
Mon May 26, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70, Oil Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1484

2000 S70, Oil Question

I meant to put in 10W-30 for the summer but mistakenly used 10W-40. Should I be concerned or just use it now that it is in the crankcase. I realize that it is slightly more viscous for higher temps than 30 weight but this is a low mileage (60K) vehicle that does not burn or leak oil.
by Rbaratt
Mon May 26, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code

I used a hand held propane torch to heat the bung on the front sensor and it came off fairly easily. The sensor on the rear was so corroded that I had to have a muffler shop cut out the pipe and weld in a new pipe with a new bung.
by Rbaratt
Mon May 26, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code

Erikv11, Thanks for the information on the ECT. - I think that you are correct that I should be looking for something causing a lean condition. If the goal of the LTFT is to keep the STFT at 0% then my '95 may still have a vacuum leak that I missed. - On the other hand I just drove my '96 which has ...
by Rbaratt
Sat May 24, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code

On the advice of another member I performed an additional hard reset to the ECU, only this time I tied the two battery cables together for the entire time (overnight). The code has not returned and I have driven several hundred miles since the reset. The vehicle will run in CL but only under light l...
by Rbaratt
Fri May 23, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

5/22/2014 - Glove box would not open. I tried unsuccessfully to fabricate a tool similar to the one the tech offers on youtube for $40 to jimmy the latch. Finally opted for the hack saw method that Ozark Lee described. Replaced all glove box hardware with donor parts from pick and pull. Turned out w...
by Rbaratt
Tue May 20, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

5/20/2014 - muffler shop welded in new pipe with o2 bung between cat and muffler. Replaced rear o2 sensor with new Bosch sensor. Performed hard reset to ECU.
by Rbaratt
Mon May 19, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

5/19/2014 - replaced fuel and air filter. Bosch fuel filter and Mann air filter.
by Rbaratt
Sat May 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

5/17/2014 - 218,200 miles, replaced front O2 sensor with Bosch, replaced heater core with Swedish Autoparts (ebay) core. LOF with Mobil One 10W40 with Mann filter.
by Rbaratt
Mon May 12, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code

I'm looking for some feedback on the PO133 code that I can not get rid of on my 1995 GLT. Here is a short list of things that I have done to try and eliminate this recurring code: 1. R/R both front and rear original O2 Sensors (replaced with Bosch). At 138,000 miles I figured it might be good idea j...
by Rbaratt
Sun May 11, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

5/11/2014, Replaced front engine mount with Lemforder mount. LOF with Mobil 1, Mann filter, 10w40, replaced oil cap o-ring. Recharged A/C, no a/c system leaks found.
by Rbaratt
Sat May 10, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

5/10/2014 - new Bosch o2 sensors (front and rear). Front o2 came out with a little effort and Pb blaster, the rear was a different story. Exhaust shop welded in new Magnaflow cat with a new pipe and o2 bung. Waiting to see if po133 code comes back
by Rbaratt
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 Antenna Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: 1997 850 Antenna Problems

Search MVS for power antenna, and you will find information on repairing these units. I have always opted to pull one from a donor vehicle at the junk yard. My local yard has a very good return policy if the donor part didn't meet my expectations. I don't think I paid more than $35 for the complete ...
by Rbaratt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 electrical problems
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: 96 850 electrical problems

I think your on the right track. When energized the yellow violet wire from the x terminal of the ignition feeds power to fuses 34 and 33. From fuse 33 the y-vo wire continues to feed power to the two relays (terminal 2 on both overload relays 30 and 60). Terminal 4 on each relay is the ground. The ...
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 electrical problems
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: 96 850 electrical problems

Sent you pm with a link.
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 electrical problems
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: 96 850 electrical problems

Not sure that I can but I tried to attach a file. See if it can be viewed.
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 electrical problems
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: 96 850 electrical problems

I'm not great at wiring diagrams but I was wondering if you saying that you don't have power at pin 2 on the x overload relay (yellow violet wire)? Thinking you might have a break in the yellow violet wire between ignition switch and the relay. Somebody with more experience may let us know if I'm ev...
by Rbaratt
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, No Start
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: 1995, 850, No Start

Myth or not, the symptoms and solution to get the vehicle running are what is described under the LMS "myth". I have the vehicle back in the daily rotation and at the next service I will check the compression. I am not trying to perpetuate the myth of LMS but I found this theory for the cause of LMS...
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

4/19/2014 - 218,000 miles, 4 New Continental, Extreme Contact DWS
Swapped service light, with dead high beam indicator bulb. Replaced two trip computer bulbs.
by Rbaratt
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, No Start
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: 1995, 850, No Start

Definitely fits the description for lawn mower syndrome. I did my usual long cranking with the gas to the floor, and it started up. I read the explanations that attribute the loss of compression to fuel washing the down the cylinder walls, and I guess I just have to accept it and move on to the next...
by Rbaratt
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, No Start
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: 1995, 850, No Start

Misha, Thanks for the quick reply. I just watched one of Robert's videos on "lawnmower" syndrome and it seems to describe the issue that I am experiencing. Robert suggests adding oil to each cylinder to get back the lost compression. The first thing that I noticed was the change in sound when cranki...
by Rbaratt
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, No Start
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

1995, 850, No Start

I'm wondering if anyone has experience a similar situation. The problem has been intermittent over the last couple of years and it has been almost a year since the last event. So what happens is when I go to start my 1995 850 it will stumble on the initial start, stall and then just turns over witho...
by Rbaratt
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Re: 2000 S70 GLT SE

4/11/2014 - 4 new Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires. 60,400 miles
by Rbaratt
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

3/10/2013 - New Starla muffler and Magnaflow converter.
by Rbaratt
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

3/28/2014 - R/R turn signal switch with donor part. Pick and pull charged me $26 for the part. I thought that was steep since a new one from eeuroparts.com is $87.
by Rbaratt
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 Turbo - No-Start No Check Engine Light
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Re: 1995 850 Turbo - No-Start No Check Engine Light

If I am reading the wiring schematic correctly, the overload relay (j relay) in the central electrical unit, supplies power to the CEL and the DI power stage of the coil.
by Rbaratt
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

12/7/2013 - lost all coolant while driving home from my neighbors house (1/4 mile). Found lower hose clamp snapped (rust) and lower hose off of radiator. Replaced clamp and re-filled with Volvo coolant.
by Rbaratt
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

11/28/2013 - 4 new Mastercraft studded snow tires, front end alignment.
by Rbaratt
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo, No Spark, can not link to the ECU

I went to the local pick and pull and found a donor fuel pump from a 1998 S70 (mileage unknown). I also grabbed a fuel sender from the same vehicle (total cost for both items - $36). This pick and pull yard offers a lifetime guarantee on their parts, so as long as I keep the receipt I can get a repl...
by Rbaratt
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

11/24/2013. - R/R fuel pump assembly with donor assembly from a 98 S70.
by Rbaratt
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo, No Spark, can not link to the ECU

I searched forum and using the advice here I easily removed the pump from the access in the trunk. Going to order a pump kit instead of buying the whole assembly. I could get a whole pump assembly from the junkyard for 46 dollars but I think I'd rather have the reliability of a new pump.
by Rbaratt
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo, No Spark, can not link to the ECU

Update on my progress. I checked some of the grounds, load tested the battery and started to look at the main fuel pump relay attached to the shroud, and as I was disconnecting and reconnecting that relay I heard various items power up. Looked at my dash and the check engine light was now lit up and...
by Rbaratt
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo, No Spark, can not link to the ECU

I checked this morning and the check engine light does not come on while cranking, but I know that it was on for the PO133 code before he no spark issue.
by Rbaratt
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo, No Spark, can not link to the ECU

The battery seems strong and I had it jumped to my 95 while I checked things. All fuses tested okay . The CE light was on for a po133 code before this situation. I had read and cleared that code but it kept coming back. Figured it was a rear o2 sensor so I wasn't in a hurry to do anything with that....
by Rbaratt
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

1996, Volvo 850 Turbo Fuel problem, spark problem RESOLVED?

I have searched the forums and have found helpful information but now I may need some additional advice. The problem started after I tried to leave work, the engine cranked, stumbled after trying to fire up but then just left me cranking it over. I figured maybe fuel related so I checked the fuel ra...
by Rbaratt
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

10/13/2013 - Drained 3.5 quarts of ATF and re-filled with new ATF (Toyota Dexron III).
by Rbaratt
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

10/5/2013 - Replaced rear brakes, pads, rotors, R/R right rear caliper (Used). R/R right rear brake pipe (right caliper to flex line), flex line and center brake pipe (flex pipe to left rear junction). Bled rear brakes.
10/5/2013 - rotated tires. Same side front to rear.
by Rbaratt
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tachometer question for '94 850T Wgn
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Tachometer question for '94 850T Wgn

I have the same issue. Tach is reading low, and speedometer is off by 3 mph! Did you ever find a way to correct this? thanks in advance. -Rick
by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

9/22/2013 - Drained another 3.5 quarts of ATF and re-filled with new ATF (Toyota Dexron III). Still looks like dirty pond water.
by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Odometer Broken
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Odometer Broken

I used this and it worked for me. You may have seen this already. --------------------------- 1. Switch ignition on 2. Connect the fly wire to socket - A7 3. Push button 5 times 4. When LED comes on and stays on, enter code 1-1-1 as follows: - press the button once when LED is still on - wait for LE...
by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT

9/15/2013 - PCV service completed. The service successfully corrected the smoke from the dipstick and it no longer blows up the glove placed on the oil fill port.
by Rbaratt
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

Re: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,

9/14/2013 - Symptom - clunk and squeak over bumps. Removed right strut, disassembled and found spring seat had failed. Replaced with a spring seat I removed from a junk yard strut assembly. Spring seat wasn't in the best condition but hopefully will hold till I get new struts, seats and mounts. It's...
by Rbaratt
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: how to fix failed spring seat 2000 s70
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: how to fix failed spring seat 2000 s70

Was there any damage to the hood?
by Rbaratt
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

1995 Volvo 850 GLT

133,000 miles - 9/7/2013, New timing belt, idlers, tensioner and water pump. Replaced spark plugs, ignition wires and serpentine belt. Cooling system refilled with new Volvo coolant. Drained 3.5 quarts of of original ATF and re-filled with new ATF (Toyota Dexron III).
by Rbaratt
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo, Red,
Replies: 21
Views: 7922

1996 850 Turbo, Red,

Purchased in July 2013 as a parts car for $600 but....it seems like it might be a good daily cruiser! Initial repairs: - Repaired vacuum leak. Hose to TCV had fallen off. - Replaced odometer gear...stopped recording at 212,000 two tears ago. CarFax shows its a single owner vehicle that averaged 14K ...
by Rbaratt
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT SE
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

2000 S70 GLT SE

My 2000 S70 failed the NH annual inspection for rear brakes at 55,000 miles. The Firestone shop quoted $339 to replace pads and rotors. I opted to purchase and install the parts myself so I could use OEM parts. Genuine Volvo parts weren't made in China but were made in India!! i saved only $130 doin...
by Rbaratt
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 185/65/15 recommended snow tire size?
Replies: 1
Views: 918

185/65/15 recommended snow tire size?

I installed the recommended 185/65/R15 winter tires (Hakka 7's) on my 95 850 GLE and the ride has not been the same since. The car feels unsettled and when rock the wheel back and forth it's like you steer and the car catches up a second later. i also had a bad experience with a panic stop because i...
by Rbaratt
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Alignment, What Suspension Parts to Replace?
Replies: 38
Views: 5141

Re: Need Alignment, What Suspension Parts to Replace?

I agree that it's hard to believe the struts would be bad out of the box I've been driving the car to see if I can get a better feel for how to re create the instability that occurred. Braking hard without turning the wheel is fine but if I swerve the vehicle during braking that's when I feel the in...
by Rbaratt
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Alignment, What Suspension Parts to Replace?
Replies: 38
Views: 5141

Re: Need Alignment, What Suspension Parts to Replace?

I replaced my struts on my '95 850 GLT sedan with the ready mounts and noticed I needed a new stabilizer end link on the right side. I brought it an independent shop for an alignment and they had an aftermarket link so I had them replace it. Next day I had to suddenly brake on the highway and I foun...
by Rbaratt
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to read your actual miles from the ECU
Replies: 72
Views: 62622

Re: How to read your actual miles from the ECU

Yes this seems to work just fine. My odometer has been inop since 99,000 and I salvaged a used odometer with 124,500 on it and now I know my vehicle currently has 123,891....too close to worry about changing! Thanks for the tip.
by Rbaratt
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clear vs. OEM headlamp lens
Replies: 37
Views: 20079

Re: Clear vs. OEM headlamp lens

Thanks for the reply, but I sent everything back to the supplier. The ecode lenses were from two different manufacturers and didn't match, and one of the lens assemblies was damaged internally out of the box. I installed OEM fog lights and I think I will use OEM headlight assemblies from a 2003/2004...
by Rbaratt
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clear vs. OEM headlamp lens
Replies: 37
Views: 20079

Re: Clear vs. OEM headlamp lens

I bought some fpc groton fluted ecode lenses (TYC) for my s70 but then realized the reflectors are very dull, so I decided to get new headlight assemblies. I purchased new dot fluted headlights (uro) from fpc groton and now I'm thinking I should swap the ecode lenses for the dot lenses on the URO he...