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by crlande
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant flush
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Coolant flush

Let us not forget there is a engine block drain as well as the radiator drain cock.
by crlande
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: squeaky dash sound
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: squeaky dash sound

Simple stuff first. Open your glovebox while driving. My latch has been making a squeaking noise over bumps! Some tape on latch bar quieted that, then tackle the dreaded dash bolts.
by crlande
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any luck at replacing low-side AC schrader?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Any luck at replacing low-side AC schrader?

Once had a loose valve core on the A/C. Used a pair of forceps to reach down into the stem and tighten.
by crlande
Sat May 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382293

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

The Devil is in the details......
by crlande
Fri May 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 artwork thread
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 850 artwork thread

Who is the artist on this?
by crlande
Sun May 17, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Put in a used heater core...
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Put in a used heater core...

clogged core, bad thermostat, blend door issue?
by crlande
Sat May 09, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Noticeable humming with CV boot replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: Noticeable humming with CV boot replacement

Was this a split boot type replacement?
by crlande
Sat May 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Urgence changement bloc feu arrière gauche V60 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Urgence changement bloc feu arrière gauche V60 2011

To make it easier for answer:
Good morning all,

Who could provide me with a disassembly instructions for a left rear light unit on a V60 from 2011, it's really urgent. I was able to dismantle a part but I can't get it out, have a notice, thank you for your help.
by crlande
Fri May 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My very first European Car!
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: My very first European Car!

Do the glove test. Lurk for that! Beautiful looking photos also.
by crlande
Fri May 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Mystery accessory Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Mystery accessory Topic is solved

Going to add that it looks like base for a plug and play device.
by crlande
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door Locking Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Door Locking Issues

The thermo switch in lock actuator. Do the search on this site.
by crlande
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: My XC90 tried to kill me
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: My XC90 tried to kill me

Hydroplaning?
by crlande
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1253
Views: 78615

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

But you are gaining a reputation....now keep at it!
by crlande
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 what's still Original on your high mileage P80?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: P80 what's still Original on your high mileage P80?

I have my owners manual from the '94. Little oily though
by crlande
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1253
Views: 78615

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Oh no you can't! There is not a day goes by when I don't check to see if Abscate has posted a new comment on any thread to see if it is funny! I am waiting to see the day when you have commented on all the posts that come up on my list since I last logged on. You have darn near come close recently! ...
by crlande
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 5k mile CV Axle failure
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: 5k mile CV Axle failure

Does the middle rib in picture have a piece snipped out of it?
by crlande
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70. Handbrake works in forwards motion only. Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: 99 V70. Handbrake works in forwards motion only. Topic is solved

If I remember, from last time I had a manual, in PA they want the parking brake to hold with a manual transmission. Now we are down to 48 states to check!
by crlande
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: turn signal not self cancelling fix
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: turn signal not self cancelling fix

Funny. Should have also mentioned to use it well in advance of your intention and nor does it give you the right to merge into traffic just because you had it on!
by crlande
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dash lights flashing along with seatbelt light on visor and all gauges going to zero
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Dash lights flashing along with seatbelt light on visor and all gauges going to zero

I had this issue once on my '94 850. I went under the drivers dash and found a bundle of wires that had worn thru a wrapping and the wire sheathing and the exposed wires were touching a steel cross member. Isolated and wrapped each exposed wire and all has been good since.
by crlande
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Meanwhile, in Subaruland...
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Meanwhile, in Subaruland...

Select message or type your own
(Collin knows nothing)
by crlande
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Water in drivers footwell, and multiple problems
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Water in drivers footwell, and multiple problems

If they are anything like the 850 or S70 it may have the four drain tubes for cowl under the wipers and one for A/C drain. Drivers side bottom cowl tube ( which is under the fuse box, a hint? maybe?) may clog and soak the carpet.
by crlande
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT - OOPS!
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 1998 s70 GLT - OOPS!

You can attach to a capped one on the vacuum tree (which is hollow and has a rubber gasket at base) and seal the broken hole.
by crlande
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help Me Figure Out This Tire Wear
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Help Me Figure Out This Tire Wear

All tires have a DOT date code stamp into the sidewall. The last 4 numbers. Week and year.
by crlande
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help Me Figure Out This Tire Wear
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Help Me Figure Out This Tire Wear

Definitely list the treadwear, traction, and temp grade of the tire brand.
by crlande
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382293

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Because drinking mai tais, a pair of shorts, standing next to a boat, and making small talk always makes it feel warmer out! Oh yeah!
by crlande
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Door chime all the time
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Door chime all the time

Man I loved those wagons. Beautiful... I had same color '89 with a chrome roof rack. Wicked solid car, doors closed with a nice thud without slamming it, and it saved my life once.
by crlande
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaking Valve Stem Seals, Need Help Making A Decision. '95 Base Manual
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Leaking Valve Stem Seals, Need Help Making A Decision. '95 Base Manual

Yup was thinking the same thing. ATP 205 helps my '94 850 with over 300,000 stop puffing some blue smoke. $10.00 Amazon
by crlande
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo Glove box light removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: 1996 850 Turbo Glove box light removal

There you go Abs!!! I got a chuckle at that one!
by crlande
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Did not even need to swap the pulley as FCP recommended. Their special tool ( $7 CTA 8089 socket) would not have worked anyway. I grabbed a free loaner pulley tool kit from local Autozone but did not need to use that either as the FCP reman Bosch alternator had the same size pulley on it as my origi...
by crlande
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Yes they look good at both!! And I don't mind the rain, love to play soccer in it. Feels better on the knees!!
by crlande
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Was too happy to check but I will go out and check right now for you! And yes it is raining again.
by crlande
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

OK everyone! I big thank you to misha with the knowledge and advice. After a few hours a day, after work, after brain clearing jogs, and in two days of rain, I have replaced alternator and fired her up today. No flickering dash lights. Consider this a fix! Hot damn! Thanks again misha! Nice directio...
by crlande
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark plug change revealed oil in wells
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Spark plug change revealed oil in wells

Likely dripped down from the top which most likely came from, as already stated, the oil filler cap gasket. It gets brittle and should get replaced regularly.
by crlande
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Hey misha! I measured 7.5 volts on the thin wire with key pos II. Not sure if that means anything. FCEuro alternator is being shipped here.
Thanks again.
Carl
by crlande
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Yes you may be correct. I hear a grinding, growling noise somewhere near the serpentine belt for a short time at start up.
by crlande
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

This sounds like a doable plan to check this further.
by crlande
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

So I could now be hunting for an issue with the thin wire? I am not good at tracing electrical shorts, this is getting deeper down the hole!
by crlande
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

It looks more like the reflection from the bright adjacent warning light is lighting the battery warning light. But the battery light looks very dim compared to the one next to it. Where are you leading me with this idea?
by crlande
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Thank you. Thinking about tossing a regulator at it since that seems easier than yanking the alternator.
by crlande
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Today the battery was 12.2 before starting. The B+ and alternator housing was 11.45 as was the battery 11.45 while running.
by crlande
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Two days of doing nothing to car, the battery was 12.2 with engine off. Started car and battery was 11.5 while engine running. I am leaning towards alternator issue.
by crlande
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

I have not checked the voltage output yet.
Thanks for your idea/ information.
by crlande
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Yes I thought the same. Tried jiggling the key in ignition several times, no difference.
by crlande
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 dash warning lights Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 530

850 dash warning lights Topic is solved

Ok board members, I got one for you... Hopped in my 850 this morning and started off to work. Less than mile and all the warning lights and headlights start to flicker. Turn around and hop in another car. This afternoon the car fires up, the air pump sounded muffled compared to the usual wind up, al...
by crlande
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)
Replies: 95
Views: 2033

Re: Long trip prep? ('04 XC)

Just racked up 1000 miles round trip to hike up Mt Washington, NH. The '98 S70. Checked fluids, checked pressures on snow tires, checked the spare ( people forget that thing) and off we went. No issues.
by crlande
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What Car Jump Starter Would You Recommend?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: What Car Jump Starter Would You Recommend?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F8MJW8W/ref=dp_cerb_3 Capacitor type. Used several times on commercial delivery trucks and my car. Most batteries have a little life left in them giving this thing a super burst of a jolt to fire up the vehicles. Should last twenty some years and no need to keep it charg...
by crlande
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Engine
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: S70 Engine

"isqalmlst".......I would try to scrabble the living daylights out of that one on the college smarty!!
by crlande
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Code p0500 headache
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: 97 850 T5 Code p0500 headache

Did search on MVS to see what the code was, this among others came up.
viewtopic.php?t=62021
by crlande
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Her first CEL
Replies: 29
Views: 404

Re: Her first CEL

Well I'm ok without a list of thanks, thumbs, smileys and whatever else is out there. Enjoy that car Sveedy.
by crlande
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Her first CEL
Replies: 29
Views: 404

Re: Her first CEL

https://www.midwest-abs.com/Troubleshooting.php
Matty Moo on this site is the man!!
by crlande
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Her first CEL
Replies: 29
Views: 404

Re: Her first CEL

Yes. Reset the light and see if she spits again, if ever.
by crlande
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Update! After a few emails, Ivan from Newparts/Eeuroparts apologized and got the ball rolling and I have received the credit.
by crlande
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Nine days and still looking for a refund since they billed for a canceled order.
by crlande
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Yeah well...newparts took my money before telling me they did not have the part as advertised on eeuroparts as in stock. We shall see how long it takes for credit to appear. A week and counting.
by crlande
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Have noticed several negative reviews about newparts.com on Yelp.
by crlande
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

I tried to get interior door light ($25) they listed in stock but then got response they did not have in stock and a few basic maintenance items. Bailed on whole order. Still have not seen credit after a week.
by crlande
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Are we still trusting/using Eeuroparts after they are being backed by Newparts.com?
by crlande
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: leaking gas very urgent
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: leaking gas very urgent

Could be the filler neck retaining sleeve or the rubber seal under neath that.
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 70-3531428
by crlande
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: release cv joint Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 627

Re: release cv joint Topic is solved

Just replaced a cv boot today on the 98 S70 GLT. Used the Volvo kit which had Ford grease in the box go figure. Used two screw drivers to force the clamp together then used a similar oetiker tool to pinch. Don't forget to burp any air out of boot before you pinch by sliding a screwdriver under the e...
by crlande
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Whats this part called and why does it whine? Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Whats this part called and why does it whine? Topic is solved

Whining for a few seconds after start up is what it should do. It winds up then winds down and stops. Now if the little guy is squealing or screeching or throws a code then you are having issues.
by crlande
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel Pump Not Running Topic is solved
Replies: 62
Views: 1159

Re: Fuel Pump Not Running Topic is solved

Sounds like someone else is also watching SMA you tube videos! He uses the bulb trick to check his customers wiring.
by crlande
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF , Mobil ATF 3309 or JWS3309 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF , Mobil ATF 3309 or JWS3309 ?

I have always used Mobile 1 in the my 850 and S70. Swapping out 10 or 11 qts thru the cooling line process.
by crlande
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - 2 step central locking (keyless?) entry

I think mine is behind right side kick panel, passenger side.
by crlande
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Volvo alternator

Ok, Who dropped their car off at Scotty's house in Houston?
by crlande
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Good deal on ATF anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Good deal on ATF anyone?

The last couple times I ordered parts from FCP the delivery originated from different parts of the USA.
by crlande
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: The Fiat 500 is dead in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: The Fiat 500 is dead in the US

Good. Horrendous quality. They are helping to kill Chrylser and the Jeep brand. Adios!
by crlande
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: eEuroparts
Replies: 3
Views: 224

eEuroparts

Anyone else get the email stating eEuro was on verge of closing last week but Newparts, Inc stepped in?
by crlande
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 1995 ABS fault
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Volvo 850 1995 ABS fault

Have you checked the left front axle and hub area?
by crlande
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I just bought a unicorn! I think...
Replies: 34
Views: 2415

Re: I just bought a unicorn! I think...

Rust to rust and the tailless monkey comments made reading all four pages of this topic worth it!
by crlande
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition

The anchor is hollow so the splines of the flat bolt head are only held in place by a few millimeters of the anchor. I stuck my drill right thru the spring and was able to drill a hole at an angle into the flat head bolt and put something into the hole to prevent the bolt rotating while I turned the...
by crlande
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition

Drill baby drill! right thru the flat part of the bolt head....because when you get that nut off with heat you will not be able to install the nut on the bolt as I still believe the splines (very similar to the windshield wiper arms) are stripped and it will keep spinning in the socket.
by crlande
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: 850 engine air hoses - rear springs - door cylinder & ignition

The bolt on your spring anchor has splines on the head where it rests in the anchor. If the nut and bolt are spinning, they are stripped. I drilled at an angle into the bolt head and then lodged a something into the hole to keep the bolt from spinning. Spring anchor which comes with a new bolt. $13 ...
by crlande
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?

My 850 had a Starla muffler put on two years ago for inspection. It is now rusted through and being replaced for this year's inspection.
by crlande
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Info on stalling
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Info on stalling

P0115- Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
by crlande
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question on testing alternator
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: Question on testing alternator

Places like Autozone will test your alternator on the car for free.
by crlande
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlight and tail light restoration preservation
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Headlight and tail light restoration preservation

Ok....or near any of the barriers built in '94 under President Clinton. Go figure.
by crlande
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine/Transmission Weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Engine/Transmission Weirdness

What did Aamco do?
by crlande
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV vent hose broken
Replies: 36
Views: 1626

Re: PCV vent hose broken

Big and long zip ties are good for the passage
by crlande
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My thoughts on the 850's interior design Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: My thoughts on the 850's interior design Topic is solved

I wish they had kept the window switch in same spot a few more years. After driving the 850 I tend to reach for the wrong spot with the wrong hand when I hop in the S70!
by crlande
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: front evap canister
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: front evap canister

my 850 had a plastic strap when it broke I put two zip ties thru the slots. Canister hooks on a little shelf. My S70 might have the strap and a small bolt helping to secure it to the shelf.
by crlande
Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4222
Views: 382293

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

Son of a ........you were in PA again!!!!
Oh and to fit the post, I washed and waxed the '94 today
by crlande
Fri May 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission cooling line leak?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Transmission cooling line leak?

I think those are power steering lines.
by crlande
Fri May 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g32/v ... 012007.jpg
The Thule 400 XT base is what our model uses. Then can customize the bar lengths
by crlande
Fri May 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?

Take a look at the topic on Auction car '95 850 viewtopic.php?p=507743
There is a picture of the roof rack in the trunk. You can clearly see the base foot bracket that goes between the door.
by crlande
Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Does this rack look like the rack for the S70?

I have to say no. The only screw on mine it to clamp between a rubber rack base on roof and a bracket that slides in the door jam at the alignment hole.
by crlande
Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Lower control arm and CV boot, should I bother?
Replies: 33
Views: 1519

Re: Lower control arm and CV boot, should I bother?

Need to see where the grease is coming from. If boot is still good it may be coming from loose clamps, you may be able to tighten a little.
by crlande
Fri May 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Really foggy windows
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Really foggy windows

Either the HVAC drain is clogged or the heater core is leaking which sometimes tends to leave a film on window.
by crlande
Thu May 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Behr Hella 1/4 twist style radiator drain plug, replacement Not availlable
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: radiator drain plug

Do you actually have the petcock in the picture? It appears to be missing some rubber seals which may be easier to get at a hardware store.
by crlande
Wed May 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA

Email received! I could use the distraction, if no one else volunteers.
by crlande
Tue May 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA

What is involved? Center Valley, Pa. Still want to meet you in person. Sent you an email last time you went thru Allentown and Reading area but no response.
by crlande
Mon May 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hilarious take down of the 850/S70
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Hilarious take down of the 850/S70

Sell your eyeballs.....[funny]
by crlande
Sat May 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?

Been so long since I installed. I know I used crossovers in front. Put tweeter in dash spot and bass/ mid in front door spot. Since the rear door and back were on same line I guess it was a four speaker amp.
by crlande
Sat May 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for a roof rack for 2000 S70
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Looking for a roof rack for 2000 S70

I use a Thule rack for a 55 lb canoe. Also had two bikes and a Thule box up there. No issues. The holes above doors line up with a vinyl coated protrusion on the load bar feet. Thule made the Volvo branded ones.
by crlande
Sat May 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?

Carpeting easily pulls up to access the heater core and other goodies. Then I snaked it thru the carpet cut out for the rear hvac vents. Have a look under the seat you see plenty of opportunities for spots.
by crlande
Sat May 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Thoughts on the Kenwood DPX593BT double DIN head unit (or alternatives)?

I ran my rca cables under the carpet to the amp. Crutchfield supplies connectors that enable you to plug into existing harness thus no need to run speaker wires. Rear door and back speakers were on same line.
by crlande
Fri May 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air pump '98 S70
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Air pump '98 S70

That is my game plan, mess with relay and look for vac leaks. Quite the informational topic. Detailed explanation of system function, electrical tech, past posts, philosophy, and punctuation excitement. All from some the heavy hitters on MVS.
by crlande
Thu May 02, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air pump '98 S70
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Air pump '98 S70

Also sounds reasonable. I was fairly sure I have never heard either of the car's pumps come on after the initial start up phase. The occasional code must have made me keen on listening for it. Thanks.
by crlande
Thu May 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Something was seriously wrong with this XC70
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Something was seriously wrong with this XC70

Sort of looks like that rear tire is working hard and kicking up some dust.
by crlande
Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air pump '98 S70
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Air pump '98 S70

That makes sense. Good place to start poking around, Thanks!
by crlande
Thu May 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air pump '98 S70
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Air pump '98 S70

Hello,
Any theories on why the air pump would run for several seconds at a stop light or a similar situation on fully warmed up vehicle?
P0410 occasionally after it would run but no codes last couple days.
Thanks.
by crlande
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1111

Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

I still believe it is part of hvac ducting inside the cabin compartment. Looks similar to the vents that direct air to rear seats in my cars. They run along the tranny hump, under the carpet. Could be a vent that is under dash also.
by crlande
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1111

Re: [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

I keep getting something called Air Vent Hose Pipe 8645401 but no location.
by crlande
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Is this hose the transmission to cooler hose?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Is this hose the transmission to cooler hose?

Into the radiator cooler at top, out at the bottom. There are plenty of write-ups on changing by connecting to a clear hose, starting car for a few seconds to drain some, shut off, then add via the trans dipstick and repeat until it comes out clean red.
by crlande
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Motul oil doesn't burn
Replies: 59
Views: 2988

Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

You must have finally sold those ladders because you're on a roll this weekend!!!!
by crlande
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 caliper
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: '98 caliper

As I stated earlier I went with the blue box but damn, even they could not get it right. The anti seize they applied missed all of the bleeder screw threads.
by crlande
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 caliper
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: '98 caliper

I hear ya! Before I installed the Volvo one I pulled the screw to inspect and found copper anti seize dabbed on the internal tip and nothing on the threads.
by crlande
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 caliper
Replies: 10
Views: 291

'98 caliper

The FCP Cardone front caliper I bought in 2015 froze up on me this week. I order the Volvo one which is all they had. It shows up today, surprisingly fast for the free shipping option! I replace the Cardone one which is stamped Ate Volvo with the new one stamped Ate Volvo and is heavily clear coated...
by crlande
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo or Bosch battery source.
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Volvo or Bosch battery source.

There are only a few battery makers and they private label for everyone. East Penn Manufacturing in Berks County PA. is one of the largest.
by crlande
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: refilling AC 96 R
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: refilling AC 96 R

Your commercial A/C guy has the gauges and I am sure he knows what the pressure should be. No worries
by crlande
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 2016+
Topic: Has it been this long already? 2020 XC90 changes...
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Re: Has it been this long already? 2020 XC90 changes...

Look at those seats! Have to put on the good clothes to sit in those.
by crlande
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

I would think ladders "from" Mexico would be at a premium right now.
by crlande
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Lemforder is my choice..... and from FCP Euro
by crlande
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?
Replies: 28
Views: 2165

Re: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?

I can only vouch for ATP as it stopped the blue wisps of smoke on acceleration after a long downhill.
by crlande
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?
Replies: 28
Views: 2165

Re: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?

Why not try a bottle of ATP-205? Nothing to lose now. I have seen it stop some leaks. Schuylkill Haven is 33 miles northwest of Reading and just south of America's oldest brewery.
by crlande
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?
Replies: 28
Views: 2165

Re: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?

Now hold on here! Abscate wants to save on parking fees by letting someone else drive his car? I'm only 45 minutes from Philly and if he brings those coffee grounds promised, I will drive him into Philly just to talk to the master/funny commentator.
by crlande
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Ammo Can build
Replies: 34
Views: 1678

Re: The Ammo Can build

Bo and Luke would not need no GPS Fo' sure y'all!
by crlande
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Bought 2016 V60 CPO - certified 6 months ago?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Bought 2016 V60 CPO - certified 6 months ago?

You have caught them twice it appears. I would list the dealer here and not go back.
by crlande
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Press for replacing upper torque mount
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Press for replacing upper torque mount

I chose Lemforder and used Autozone free loaner tools on my 98.
by crlande
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Harry's Allentown just crushed their only 98. Hazelton has several. Considering the drive time there and back, the time to pull, the snow we are getting now, no good way to verify if good, $25 / hr sounds good as long as you don't have to pay NY taxes!
by crlande
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect?
Replies: 37
Views: 1547

Re: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect?

Seafoam is/was designed for two stroke marine engines in the '40's. With a little bit of marketing it is also now good for four strokes!
Go with something that has a PEA additive in it if really necessary.
by crlande
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: pitted brake disc
Replies: 30
Views: 1064

Re: pitted brake disc

Only used when car is parked so I think it does not matter on shoe however, you look to be be in need of springs and star nut adjuster. While in there might as well replace both cables also.
by crlande
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

Climbing Mt Washington, NH March 8-10. GPS has me going thru NYC. Can I have those coffee grounds ?
by crlande
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 2.5T Killed by Water Pump Pulley Bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: XC70 2.5T Killed by Water Pump Pulley Bearing

My Subarus were non-interference engines and had two timing belts. If they broke no biggie, Volvo not so much.
by crlande
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: LF: Florida: Volvo's before 2000 (V70, V90, 850, 240, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: LF: Florida: Volvo's before 2000 (V70, V90, 850, 240, etc.)

Johnny Tirekicker......There it is! Started laughing at that one.
by crlande
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant system issues Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Coolant system issues Topic is solved

You might want to check for the presence of combustion gases in the engine coolant.
by crlande
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power antenna not going down 1999 S70
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Power antenna not going down 1999 S70

I have routinely lubed the mast. The few times it would stop short, I would gently push the rest of the way in with no issues.
by crlande
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr Topic is solved
Replies: 33
Views: 1956

Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr Topic is solved

My two Volvo originals were leaking at same exact spots. Metal tubes to metal base.
by crlande
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Why did the oil cap and oil dip stick fly into the air
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Why did the oil cap and oil dip stick fly into the air

I think we might need a better clarification of your "blown out the PCV" comment.
by crlande
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts Heater Core: Plastic inside?
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

Re: Swedish Car Parts Heater Core: Plastic inside?

If it matters, I cut the end off the original core because I saw a what looked like a crack forming and running the length on inside of end cap. Turns out it was the base of a 1/2" high, end to end, squiggly plastic piece. Sort of like a lasagna noodle propped on its side. I would assume your part i...
by crlande
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Petrolicious 850 T5R video
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Petrolicious 850 T5R video

This guy posted quality pictures of his trip home on MVS awhile ago. Don't remember the title.
by crlande
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Does anyone else look at this list of topics with dread?
Replies: 34
Views: 1601

Re: Does anyone else look at this list of topics with dread?

No way!! It has to be the "Keep Betty away from the Ford Clinic"...... too funny.
by crlande
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CV Axles Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: CV Axles Topic is solved

The dreaded clacking sound when making turns! The cv joint is shot at that point.
by crlande
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CV Axles Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: CV Axles Topic is solved

Torn boots spray lots of grease all over, make sure it was trans fluid they saw leaking. There are axle seals on either side of the transmission where the axles goes into and that would be where trans fluid would come from.
by crlande
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

I almost hate to admit this, but I did the HVAC tape several years ago on the S70. You have to cut into strips and different shapes to avoid crinkling up when installed on the curved surface. Light output has not deteriorated since but is still not as great the 850.
by crlande
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Hack Job Explanation?
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Hack Job Explanation?

Structural damage? Looks like someone was wrenching on that tube. Also appears to have a splice in that orange and black wire just below the tube.
by crlande
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Serpentine belt question.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Serpentine belt question.

FCP Euro shows three different part numbers for the 98 AWD V70 serp belt. You should confirm the fitment on their website.
by crlande
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Windshield Fogging
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Windshield Fogging

To clear the four drain tubes, I usually grab my garden hose and try to force the debris out and sometimes squeeze the end of rubber tubes without getting splashed too much. Poking device also works. Two obvious ones on top of cowl, the other two drains are under the cowl. Lift cowl up for passenger...
by crlande
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Heat Has slowly ceased blowing. Heater Core? Or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Re: 1994 850 Heat Has slowly ceased blowing. Heater Core? Or...?

You can pull the carpet back and remove plastic shields on either side to view the core which is behind the radio. This is easy to do and you will see wetness indicating replacement. Resistor and blower motor are under and behind glove box and knee bolster. Then make your decisions.
by crlande
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Heat Has slowly ceased blowing. Heater Core? Or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Re: 1994 850 Heat Has slowly ceased blowing. Heater Core? Or...?

You should get inside the blower compartment and clean the debris out first. The debris maybe causing some of the screeching. Then look at the blower motor resistor and/ or the blower motor.
by crlande
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Infamous random stall no start. I have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3872

Re: 1998 V70 Infamous random stall no start. I have some questions

Definetly fix the obvious first, the broken vacuum line near the pcv at the intake. Then move on to other stuff.
by crlande
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 Front end troubles Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Front end troubles Topic is solved

URO is almost a curse word on here!
by crlande
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Aircon compressor switching off and on in short intervals
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Aircon compressor switching off and on in short intervals

cycling on and off quickly is usually a sign of low refrigerant.
by crlande
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850
Replies: 184
Views: 11837

Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Definitely don't take that one off yet. As Misha pointed out hood could fly open. My safety latch was similar to yours and I forgot to fully close one day, hood lifted, stuck head out window to safely pull over. Ordered new one when I got home. Attach a piece of wire to pull on it, drape it thru the...
by crlande
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 NA Intake Air Temp Sensor? Not used on 20 V engine
Replies: 39
Views: 3302

Re: Intake Air Temp Sensor

Find the engine ID stamp on motor:
B5234T 2.3 liter 20 valve turbo
B5252S 2.4 liter 10 valve n/a
B5254T 2.4 liter 20 valve turbo
B5254S 2.4liter 20 valve n/a
by crlande
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 trunk shuts quickly
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: S70 trunk shuts quickly

Increasingly I find myself reading posts just for your reply.
by crlande
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lots of blue smoke-then none
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Lots of blue smoke-then none

How could you forget maple syrup, eh?
by crlande
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 NA Intake Air Temp Sensor? Not used on 20 V engine
Replies: 39
Views: 3302

Re: Intake Air Temp Sensor

Could be a grounding issue. Check connection for corrosion. Disconnect and reconnect a few times sometimes cleans the connectors.
by crlande
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 GLT Transmission oil leak O-ring 6842413
Replies: 15
Views: 1255

Re: Oil spurting out; need special tool?

That is the upper transmission line going to radiator to cool the fluid. O-ring in connection could be bad. Dirty ATF would like motor oil. Zip tie on top of metal clamp as security blanket.
by crlande
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Extreme Window Condensation
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Extreme Window Condensation

As stated before there are four below the windshield, two on top of cowl and two underneath. The drivers side one sits under the fuse box.
by crlande
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Front Bumper Accident Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: 850 Front Bumper Accident Topic is solved

Looks like metal bumper is pushed back on driver's side.
by crlande
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: $10,000 S80 Challenge
Replies: 74
Views: 6928

Re: $10,000 S80 Challenge

How old is the son?
by crlande
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: jack stand spots and brake pad pins
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: jack stand spots and brake pad pins

Pins are push fit. Order new brake hardware. Old ones are going to be beat to hell when they finally come out.
by crlande
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 1871

Re: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved

Annnnnnnd the kid is out with a mic drop. BAM!
by crlande
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Road Trip!
Topic: Stockholm to Paris in a 855R
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: Stockholm to Paris in a 855R

Advertisement quality shots!
by crlande
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo? Topic is solved
Replies: 51
Views: 2955

Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo? Topic is solved

Spray a cloth with your preferred treatment then wipe the door seals, no over spray. I put the four snow tires on my '94 850 because it has over 300,000 miles and keep the newer ones parked.
by crlande
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Going to look at these on Saturday
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Going to look at these on Saturday

I after sitting for a very long time my '98 stumbled on start up and threw the misfire code once with no issues. Reset, all was fine. I bet she is fine and these parents just aren't familiar with the Volvo.
by crlande
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 GLT poor running, bad Bremi off brand MAF Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 2220

Re: hardly running 850 glt Topic is solved

You did not take sprockets off the camshafts, correct?
by crlande
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94' Volvo 855T Cold Start Issues Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 94' Volvo 855T Cold Start Issues Topic is solved

Cleaning the IAC valve and throttle body stopped the two second low idle at lights on my '94.
by crlande
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wire identification help?
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Wire identification help?

Missed that. Did not know 850s even had a GLE version. Now I wish the OP would reply as to where he connected it.
by crlande
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wire identification help?
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Wire identification help?

This was killing me and since Abscate was not sure, I went out and looked at my car and its vacuum diagram sticker. Secondary air pump solenoid valve.
by crlande
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: The secret to an xc70 radiator drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: The secret to an xc70 radiator drain valve

Sorry, I do not remember. I have unscrewed some all the way out and there is a o-ring you do not want to lose or distort.
by crlande
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wire identification help?
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Wire identification help?

My '94 850 is NA and that is where it goes. It looks like a electric motor.There are two tiny white plastic tubes attached to other side of the device. You can even see one of the white hoses near the throttle cable in the first picture!
by crlande
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: The secret to an xc70 radiator drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: The secret to an xc70 radiator drain valve

Be glad it did not break! I gently go for the lower rad hose. Have had too many issues with those valves.
by crlande
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wire identification help?
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Wire identification help?

Snake that connector under and behind the curved accordion throttle body hose( in your pictures) and you will a see the connection on a small device attached to the lower half of the air filter box.
by crlande
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: wow- 23k 2000 v70 for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: wow- 23k 2000 v70 for sale

Three different tire types. A Vermont transferable registration with all service done South Carolina. Where was this hiding when hurricane Florence went through?
by crlande
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Parasitic draw, 150 mA. [ glovebox light ] Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Parasitic draw Topic is solved

I think it was RSPI who once put his camera inside the glove box to see if light went out. A forum search show several instances of the door not making contact with switch.
by crlande
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Parasitic draw, 150 mA. [ glovebox light ] Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Parasitic draw Topic is solved

A quick check of glove box or trunk lights?
by crlande
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Using Ramps safely (Humour)
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: Using Ramps safely

My guess for the headlight object is a tie down.
by crlande
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: soft spongy brakes after simple pad change
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: soft spongy brakes after simple pad change

Air in the ABS control module? I have read it is a bear to get air out of all the channels without activating the valves and pistons inside the module.
by crlande
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this hose connected to ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1903

Re: What is this hose connected to ?

Correct on washer breather hose. Can even see the metal clip in picture, look at yellow sticker and move left, follow the fender ridge down about two inches toward front of car.
by crlande
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a intermittent stall, crank no start
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: 94 850 n/a intermittent stall, crank no start

My 94 did same thing, also with no codes, until the camshaft position sensor was replaced. It is a silver cylindrical disk just aft of the cap and rotor. Check for corrosion on the connector first. It may not be the issue but is simple to look at.
by crlande
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 V70 key won't turn past position 0
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: 2003 V70 key won't turn past position 0

Try something easy first. Foot on brake, push the shifter while in park forward and then gently try to turn key.
by crlande
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Buy one from a MVS sponsor FCP. their part # 124622
by crlande
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: [850] Misfire on all cylinders (What is a crank sensor?)
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: [850] Misfire on all cylinders (What is a crank sensor?)

I want to believe "it feels like it keeps 'turning over' for a split second after I've cut the juice." is causing the random misfire codes as each time you shut the car off you get a different cylinder. I second the clearing and wait to see what pops up first.
by crlande
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Right front wheel laced w/ fluids
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Right front wheel laced w/ fluids

I may have stumbled on the reason for the wheel laced fluids. I recently put Fluid Film rust and corrosion protection on the surface face of the the rotor where the wheel makes contact with it. I now have the same spiral streaks.
by crlande
Fri May 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: A/C cold for 10mins then goes warm.
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: A/C cold for 10mins then goes warm.

Changed the cabin air filter recently?
by crlande
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 base master cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 96 850 base master cylinder

Brake fluid nice and clear?
by crlande
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: compact spare tire
Replies: 23
Views: 1284

compact spare tire

Went to check on spare and noticed the belts on my T115/70R 15 inch compact spare tire have separated. I am thinking the T125/70 16 or 17 inch Volvo compact tires i saw at junk yard would fit the 850. Will measure rim sizes next time i visit the yard. Am I missing anything here?
by crlande
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: remove sideskirt volvo v70 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: remove sideskirt volvo v70 2006

Sometimes I have used exploded picture diagrams on car part websites to figure things out. Not sure if that is the same as Alldata that Abscate mentioned.
by crlande
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Right front wheel laced w/ fluids
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Right front wheel laced w/ fluids

I have seen some nice artistic spiral spews when a CV boot starts to rip.
by crlande
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air bags didn’t deploy
Replies: 34
Views: 3190

Re: Air bags didn’t deploy

Are you the first owner of the car?
by crlande
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Herman and Operation 30MPG
Replies: 264
Views: 11508

Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

My '94 850 has a tire label on inside of gas cap door.
by crlande
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2812

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

You might be surprised how little the stations make on a gallon. Thus the reason most places are selling donuts, smokes, crappy hot dogs under heat lamp rollers, lottery tickets, etc.!!!!!
by crlande
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2812

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

South of the border.
by crlande
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2812

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

Next time you see the big rig filling the tanks at your local gas place ask the driver. Most haulers are local that all go to the same fuel depot, fill up and add the brand name fuel's required additives. Unbranded stations get the same gas minus the additives and even that can get muddied into the ...
by crlande
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2812

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

I think oragex hit on a bigger issue. While at a gas place that my work uses I heard the delivery driver ask where to put the rest of the 87 since the those tanks were now full. Owner said to put the rest in the other tanks! My eyes went wide open as I looked at the owner.
by crlande
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hole in starter housing
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Hole in starter housing

Looks like solenoid shaft hit against the casing. Possible that components are beginning to show their age with larger play tolerances. I would try to protect from water getting into hole as a temporary fix.
by crlande
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Water in Gas
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: Water in Gas

Ethanol (E10) blended gas at the pumps is the problem. Ethanol attracts water so if your tank is less than full you have moist air in rest of tank space.
by crlande
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sound Diagnosis, hollow clanking [Volvo 850] Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Re: Sound Diagnosis, hollow clanking [Volvo 850] Topic is solved

The spring seat of strut is most likely torn. This causes a hollow clunking.
by crlande
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Re: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down

Steering rack and pinon jumped a few teeth?
by crlande
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: All of a sudden she started making this loud knocking/tapping
Replies: 57
Views: 16390

Re: All of a sudden she started making this loud knocking/tapping

Before dropping the oil pan, I would really focus on and around that thermostat area for something simple that got bumped or dislodged. Fuel lines, vacuum hose on end of intake, injectors leaking, underside of injector cover, loose injector connector, etc. I once put my hand on the silver injector c...
by crlande
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Busted control arm, needs new CV Half Shaft too… worth the work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3201

Re: Busted control arm, needs new CV Half Shaft too… worth the work?

(maybe another $100 for a ball joint tool). Autozone has extensive tool loan program. Free as long as you return the tool.
by crlande
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lower Rad Hose Keeps Leaking
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Lower Rad Hose Keeps Leaking

Throw a second clamp on it.
by crlande
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Holy pile of codes 94 850 Turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Holy pile of codes 94 850 Turbo

Injector may have caused the first two codes. Reset and see if they come back
by crlande
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Holy pile of codes 94 850 Turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Holy pile of codes 94 850 Turbo

Motronic 4.3 system socket 2 of module A
231-long term fuel mixture too weak or too rich in part load stage
232-long term fuel mixture too weak or too rich at idle
115-faulty signal to no.1 cylinder injector
by crlande
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: This is my tranny drain plug right?
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: This is my tranny drain plug right?

Assuming 4 speed automatic tranny, it is the the big bolt on the right side of picture.
by crlande
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trickle Charge idea for Winter.
Replies: 42
Views: 2280

Re: Trickle Charge idea for Winter.

Well now, I am certainly learning a lot. Had to read the posts a few times understand them but that is my converter problem.
by crlande
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Car spins out of control
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Car spins out of control

The first time he tried to change lanes he did not use turn signal. The last time he changed lanes he still did use turn signal. Everything in between, impressive feat.
by crlande
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best deal on rear brake rotors and pads?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Best deal on rear brake rotors and pads?

While you do have to have the rear rotors off to attach the parking brake cable, it is not required for inspections on automatics in PA.
Was not a hard job though, I spent more time pulling carpet and center console to snake the cables.
by crlande
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 volvo v70 will not roll backwards in neutral
Replies: 60
Views: 17027

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 will not roll backwards in neutral

Relax and hang in there. Keep feeding the info and your animals. No one has to reply to your posts if they think you are troll but others will.
by crlande
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thermostat replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Thermostat replacement

Coolant also becomes acidic over time. The Feds pushed auto makers to reduce the amount of waste fluids that have to be collected or recycled for environmental reasons thus we get long life fluids.
by crlande
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 “Picnic Package”?
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Volvo 850 “Picnic Package”?

My son's Honda CR-V has a folding table in trunk floor where the 850 spare tire is. Certainly stronger than the cardboard that covers our spare tires. I have seen Volvo owners like this one before. Pontificating, windbag types.
by crlande
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: s70 engine blok
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

Re: S70 engine blok

Engine block coolant drain.
by crlande
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Clunking noise from front right
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: 98 S70 Clunking noise from front right

Have you pulled wheel and looked around?
by crlande
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Textile based car parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Textile based car parts.

Technology has come a long way since my 1977 Old Town!!
by crlande
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Textile based car parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Textile based car parts.

Sounds like the Royalex material my canoe is made out of.
by crlande
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850 Radio Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: '96 850 Radio Questions

Definitely check out Crutchfield. I have done lots of cars with them and they give you everything. Correct fitting components, adapters so you don't have to cut original harness, instructions, kits when necessary, free lifetime help etc. Once on a 240 I was getting a buzzing from a RCA to line out p...
by crlande
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Desperate..850, S70, V70 Auto. Trans. Temp. Sensor 3515267
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Desperate..850, S70, V70 Auto. Trans. Temp. Sensor 3515267

I have used the liquid tape on the lead wire for the code boxes in engine and other things around the house. Seems to be holding.
by crlande
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Mystery Part
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Mystery Part

Looks like it snaps onto something like a bolt as cover. Look for something that is matches that worn area in middle.
by crlande
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Drivers side cv half shaft / drive shaft problem
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Drivers side cv half shaft / drive shaft problem

Having never worked one of those, I think the male spline is missing a circlip or is it deformed and would go into that groove at the tip.
by crlande
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Any reviews of Torch Light Motors, Parlin, NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Any reviews of Torch Light Motors, Parlin, NJ

I think that was the name of the place that was getting bashed pretty hard on here a few years back.
by crlande
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Error Codes
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: Error Codes

Are you sure the plug wires are in correct firing order and routed correctly?.
by crlande
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Would You Do If You Were Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: What Would You Do If You Were Me?

Keep it. Just watched my boss' 2012 BMW suv $6500 transmission get replaced. Coworkers 55,000 mile Jeep MOPAR engine get replaced, both due to manufacturing defects. Honda recalling more than a million cars, Takata airbag recalls, etc. I am not looking forward to the day when I have to get a new car...
by crlande
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What kills a battery in 6 hours?
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: What kills a battery in 6 hours?

On average four years is getting up there for battery life. Pull the trigger and get a new one and move on.
by crlande
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this hose?
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: What is this hose?

Idle Air Control hose
by crlande
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 transmission fluid leak
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Volvo 850 transmission fluid leak

I think those are power steering pipes.
by crlande
Sun May 14, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Heat, smoke and vibration from rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Heat, smoke and vibration from rear wheel

You are correct Abscate. If I remember correctly after the u shaped clamp is off there is a little cut out just behind hose to slip hose out of bracket.
by crlande
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved

It sounds like the pad wear indicator and/or rust on rotor and then goes away when brakes are applied on video bite. I am leaning towards pads/rotor/caliper. I think metal plate would continue its contact screeching when brakes applied.
by crlande
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved

cn90 has nailed the more important issue, the torn cv boot. It is now slinging grease everywhere. The axle will be coming out to either replace boot or replace axle. Eventually the car will not move with a failed cv joint.
by crlande
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cleaning dirty buttons on AC and radio Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Cleaning dirty buttons on AC and radio Topic is solved

Used Pledge furniture polish as suggested by older posts with this issue. Spray on rag, gently wipe and repeat. Worked good on my window switches a few years back.
by crlande
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 Radio amplifier Fuse 7
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 1998 S70 Radio amplifier Fuse 7

Don't over think this. Check age of battery and have it load tested.
by crlande
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CV boots - quality? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: CV boots - quality? Topic is solved

Went 39,000 and 5 years on Empi before it tore. FCP offered to take back but return shipping cost more than part and I felt I got my $8.00 worth out of it. Replaced with Volvo brand.
by crlande
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 black strips on roof and down A pillars - Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: 98 V70 black strips on roof and down A pillars - Paint

I have painted them while on. Most of my time was spent on prepping the car with painters tape and paper to prevent over spray.
by crlande
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: '99 S70 -- Pick and Pull in Northwest Jersey?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: '99 S70 -- Pick and Pull in Northwest Jersey?

http://www.wegotused.com/
Harry's has three locations and lists inventory for each yard.