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by atomicthumbs
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R - troubleshooting ⬆ torque converter lockup failure ⬆️ (a long-term minor problem)
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: 1998 V70R - troubleshooting ⬆ torque converter lockup failure ⬆️ (a long-term minor problem)

Hey! For a P0740, I'd say it's most likely a solenoid problem - those are at least the thingies that go most frequently. Luckily, they can be replaced from outside the transmission. You should get the car's codes scanned by something that reads Volvo specific codes, but you could also try to replac...
by atomicthumbs
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R - troubleshooting ⬆ torque converter lockup failure ⬆️ (a long-term minor problem)
Replies: 3
Views: 167

1998 V70R - troubleshooting ⬆ torque converter lockup failure ⬆️ (a long-term minor problem)

I am tired of the blinking arrow. The issue is thus: when starting from a blank slate, all codes reset, if I cruise at ~56 miles per hour or more and the road begins to be even slightly uphill, there's a 75% chance the torque converter slips and unlocks, throwing (if I remember right) a P0740 code f...
by atomicthumbs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R Crank, no Start - IMPENDING WILDFIRES [LAWN MOWER SYNDROME] Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Near emergency: No start with 4 cylinder misfire on 1998 V70R, in wildfire danger area Topic is solved

Couldn't get the plugs out, but I charged the battery off the neighbors' generator, pulled the injector fuse, cranked it for quite a while in stints, and when I put the fuse back in and started it, it roared to life with a clatter and a cloud of smoke. It's idling smoothly now. THANK YOU!!
by atomicthumbs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R Crank, no Start - IMPENDING WILDFIRES [LAWN MOWER SYNDROME] Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Near emergency: No start with 4 cylinder misfire on 1998 V70R, in wildfire danger area Topic is solved

It worked yesterday, when I moved it between parking spaces, and all days before that, with no obvious issues. Missed that. Look for “ lawn mower syndrome” here and read those threads!!! thank you - the distributor seems a bit difficult to get to. I've asked folks on Nextdoor if they have a spark p...
by atomicthumbs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R Crank, no Start - IMPENDING WILDFIRES [LAWN MOWER SYNDROME] Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 503

1998 V70R Crank, no Start - IMPENDING WILDFIRES [LAWN MOWER SYNDROME] Topic is solved

I live in Marin County, CA, which is currently under a countywide blackout to prevent PG&E's faulty equipment from causing more fires; no mechanics are open. There's a massive wildfire burning to the north, with evacuations to the Marin County line. I just found that my car (which has previously alw...
by atomicthumbs
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R: replacing hydraulic tensioner with mechanical?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: 1998 V70R: replacing hydraulic tensioner with mechanical?

I'm thinking less about the cost of the tensioner and more about the extended interval for the whole setup, even if I have to change the mechanical one every time. The less work the better.
by atomicthumbs
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R: replacing hydraulic tensioner with mechanical?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

1998 V70R: replacing hydraulic tensioner with mechanical?

My car needs the timing belt changed; it's got a hydraulic tensioner installed currently. I'd like to be able to take advantage of the longer interval in the future, if that's possible. Does a mechanical tensioner just bolt right up in place of the hydraulic one, or are there other differences that ...
by atomicthumbs
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Is my axle done for? (1998 V70R)
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Is my axle done for? (1998 V70R)

I noticed a while back that my car shudders above 80 mph when I don't remember it doing that before. Now, it's begun shuddering while going around 50-55 as well, whether accelerating through it or cruising. I'm half done rotating my tires and discovered this: [youtube]https://youtu.be/iED3b6fmMwg[/y...
by atomicthumbs
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1162
Views: 442250

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

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"R" stands for "off-Road", right?
by atomicthumbs
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R - brief stumble during acceleration, blinking CEL, P0116 and P0302
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: 1998 V70R - brief stumble during acceleration, blinking CEL, P0116 and P0302

Added $10 worth of gas. No issues during a short drive, but it remains to be seen if they're gone forever. Now the question is: which engineer did they have to check out of the insane asylum to design the fuel system on this thing? Edit: http://i.imgur.com/IOmO633.jpg I feel like I'm looking at some...