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by PeteB
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

The car worked fine for over a year and then we got CEL with P0410 SAS code is back. I clear the code and it comes right back after starting the car. It seems that the ECU senses the motor being stuck, the diode fix works for that. But it also seems to sense around the relay if things are working (p...
by PeteB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It seems that our car first had the SAS motor fail (stuck), added the diode and fault cleared. Then the battery started going dead and we traced it to the yellow wire that feeds the SAS, so the conclusion was that the relay was stuck on feeding power to the motor with it frozen. Pulled the relay and...
by PeteB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Now, today we are getting a P410 code supplemental air system, I have to dig into this.

EDIT: I cleared the code, it came back, and now it is gone again. Maybe they mistook the service light for the check engine light.

EDIT2: P0410 is back again.
by PeteB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We finished the battery drain repair back in 2019 and I hope that I'm remembering this correctly. Snipping the yellow wire caused the check engine light to come on so we soldered it back. We found out that it goes to the SAS system and that the motor is stuck on. The controller has a plug for the mo...
by PeteB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

OK, we worked on it today and the relay is under the driver's side front fender near the radiator. It is a large package with 3 connectors. It is obvious from inspection that the connector toward the rear of the car goes to the SAS fan motor. I reasoned that if the relay is stuck removing the rear c...
by PeteB
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

I did the diode thing a few years ago and it worked with the yellow wire intact but tomorrow I'll see what the code is.
by PeteB
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

My son stopped by and we were in a rush so I just cut the wire but of course
the check engine light came on. I have to find my scanner to check out the code.
Going to pull the relay next and get a new one.
by PeteB
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

Thanks very much for finding it and posting those diagrams.

I pulled all the relays in the fuse box some time ago, do you know where relay 2/53 is
located? I seem to remember a relay down near the SAS pump is that it? I don't have
the car here it is with my son.
by PeteB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

That picture is off the internet and they are having the same problem that we are. There is one very large factory terminal lug that the yellow wire goes into, it is original, it even goes into a factory wiring harness. I might just stop into the local Volvo dealer and ask in the parts or service de...
by PeteB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 424

1996 850 Battery Drain Overnight - Yellow Wire Problem

Our 850 has had a problem with the battery dying overnight for a long time. I debugged this by removing the bolt and wire lugs from the post at the battery. Then measured zero amps to the big starter wire and the single smaller red wire. The larger lug with a bundle of red wires and a single yellow ...
by PeteB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I'm able to follow it about one foot then it enters a large harness.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I don't think so, all those reds and the yellow normally go into a big lug that certainly looks to be factory. In that picture the guy cut out the big factory lug in order to find the leakage current, then put new lugs on the wires. That car and our car both have the yellow wire that goes into the f...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I googled "yellow wire at battery post Volvo 850" and found this thread with another person having the same problem. They snipped the wire and the car works fine, LOL! But I'm sure that something is not going to work: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-850-16/battery-keeps-dying-bad-crimp-bat-termi...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

OK, got an amp clamp on sale from Sears and checked it out today. The large bundle of smaller wires at the positive batter post does have one yellow wire, I previously thought they were all red. The yellow wire has the high draw. Anyone know what this wire is? I might just snip it and see what is no...
by PeteB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It would be great to have a wiring harness that highlights all the always on wiring for just
this sort of problem.
by PeteB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017
Replies: 38
Views: 3341

Re: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017

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by PeteB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I probably should have started a new thread about the battery dying overnight.

After sleeping on it, I'm guessing that an always hot wire is pinched before the
fuse since pulling fuses didn't cure the high draw. Perhaps it has something to
do with the smashed door - we should replace it ASAP.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Obviously an amp-clamp is the way to measure the wires individually, wonder if the
parts stores have them to loan.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Today the leakage is around 250 to 350 mA. Pulled every fuse in the engine compartment fuse block and none of them fixed it. Some made it jump up actually! Putting those back in and giving it time it came back to 250 -350 mA. Open to suggestions. Tempted to snip one at a time the bundle at the pos b...
by PeteB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Next question is which circuits are live when the key is off/out of the ignition?
by PeteB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

OK obviously there has to be some draw for the radio memory etc. and of course the fuse for amps in the meter was blown. This often happens when you leave the leads in the amp spot and try to read a voltage. Replaced the fuse and am now getting 500 to 800 mA or over half an amp which is not right. I...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

The Fluke meter reads to 3 decimal places on low 2 ohms full scale. It is difficult to
zero but got it within .002 of zero and there was really no difference across the crimp,
or from the terminal to the battery post. Looks good, there could of course be some
non-linear resistance, but who knows.
by PeteB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake system questions Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Brake system questions Topic is solved

The bleeding problem was on another car and yes on that car replacing the hoses fixed it. Edit: just reread my thread on our 850 hoses and I was having a problem where the pedal would not go all the way down on one side, and there was only a small drip. Yes, the new hoses fixed that problem and it b...
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I found that the big red alternator wire goes to the starter post and back to the battery through the very large starter wire. This would explain the crimp getting hot when the battery was completely dead since the charge current would be very high. I will get out my bench Fluke meter that will read...
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake system questions Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Brake system questions Topic is solved

Hopefully this will answer the question of why my rear calipers haven't been clamping down on the rotors for the past 3-4 years I had rear calipers on another car that would not bleed, asked around and learned that the flex hoses can become clogged on very old cars. Replaced them and all was back t...
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 3.6 mA Parasitic Drain - starter/alternator line
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: 3.6 mA Parasitic Drain - starter/alternator line

It is very true that there are many junk meters out there, I use a Fluke which is very reliable. I'm an EE and the reverse leakage in a Silicon diode should be far less than micro amps, really it should be no more than pico amps. Si junctions show increased leakage current when they are damaged or f...
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Where did you find such a deal? It looks very nice by the way!

I'm also in CT.
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

Is there a wiring diagram that shows how the wires are routed in the car?
I'm wondering if the large red wire on the back of the alternator goes up to
the battery terminal, starter, or fuse box.
Edit: It goes to the starter according to parts info.
by PeteB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We noticed the red lights built into the doors that go on when they are opened for oncoming traffic to see, wondering if one is intermittently stuck on, especially since the doors were hit hard in the accident. The problem is that then I put an amp meter in there I get nearly zero drain indicating t...
by PeteB
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I'm thinking that when the battery is so dead that it won't open the locks it needs more than a half our ride to work to charge it. Problem seems to be intermittent, when I tested it everything seemed fine, other times there seems to be a drain that kills the battery over night. Is there anything th...
by PeteB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

I cleaned what I could get at really well, used non-acid flux and our 320W (this is huge wattage) soldering gun and it worked pretty well. We also did the pos and neg smaller wire bundles that are crimped. Terminal is cold now. It would be great to know all of the connections that typically go bad d...
by PeteB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017
Replies: 38
Views: 3341

Re: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017

I saved the OEM pins when I replaced them and I used ATE brake grease that I think I found on sale at FCP one time. I've had so many freeze up over the years that I try to use the correct type and I don't put too much on, just enough. I thought the pins on the rebuilds just didn't look right - cheap.
by PeteB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Weird thing is when it is dead in the morning, it is completely dead, the doors will not even unlock. I took the Walmart battery out to take it for a return which I already did once with this purchase but they tested it this time and said it was fine. I put it back in the car and now it is working a...
by PeteB
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

They stuck with their 850 wagon. Battery is going dead again overnight, it tests fine, alternator is putting out 14.0V at the battery posts. Doesn't make sense but the battery is about 6 months old and the new cheap voltage regulator did the same thing when it was first installed. The 1.5 year old b...
by PeteB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Rear Exhaust Bracket Part Number Question Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

Re: 98 S70 Rear Exhaust Bracket Part Number Question Topic is solved

I replaced that part but do not remember the details, the last few posts in this thread,
where I covered the details, might help you:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82015&start=10
by PeteB
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)
Replies: 78
Views: 2611

Re: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)

Our Focus is the 2.0 l four cylinder Mazda engine.
by PeteB
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)
Replies: 78
Views: 2611

Re: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)

We bought a 2010 Ford Focus for my son to replace the 1996 850 wagon, we hated
to see the Volvo go given all the work I did on it so his girlfriend is still using it.
The Focus has essentially a Mazda 3 drivetrain and an engine with a timing chain
rather than a belt.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2096

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

You posted this?
download/file.php?id=46784&t=1
That rotor doesn't look "right" perhaps if the car sat for 5 years it might look like that.

Seems there is a language barrier so I will stop posting in your thread.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2096

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

You are posting a lot of info, seems you don't want comments, that's fine.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2096

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

You posted pictures several posts back and it looks as if the rear brake pads are
seized based on the look of the rotors, pitted and rusty. Did you fix them already,
if so, I missed the post about it? It is worth checking them.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2096

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

Your rear brakes probably need some work, but they do not look very bad like ours did, here are some tips after repairing them several times: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81876 I finally concluded that the rear flex hoses were not flowing freely and probably caused th...
by PeteB
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2096

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

I don't know if you've done the timing belt yet but I had a very hard time cleaning off
the old gasket then after I was done someone suggested to remove the wheel and
go through the wheel well.
by PeteB
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Did the oil today free Castrol GTX from FCP, 129K + 63,462 = 192,462 miles
by PeteB
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Please take it thanks, we can meet up sometime when you are passing through.
by PeteB
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We'd like to give away the smashed rear driver's side door to anyone who can use
the glass or power window parts. Is there a favorite junk yard to give it to in the
Trumbull CT 06611 area given that no one seems to want to claim this?
by PeteB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Free Smashed driver's Rear Door from 1996 850 Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Free Smashed driver's Rear Door from 1996 850 Wagon

Any collectors/resellers of Volvo parts in my area, Trumbull CT?
by PeteB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved

He does a lot of around town driving.
Does it take a while to set the code also?
by PeteB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved

Code is back, checked the obvious hoses and didn't find anything. Guess we are off to
change the J and L hoses.
by PeteB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Just noticed that the ad says that the auto trans gets stuck shifting between 2nd and 3rd.
by PeteB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Free Smashed driver's Rear Door from 1996 850 Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Free Smashed driver's Rear Door from 1996 850 Wagon

The glass is good and the power window went up and down so there might be parts
someone needs.

Free in Trumbull, CT 06611 want to get it out of the garage, thanks!
by PeteB
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Sounds good, but is there a list of know problems?
by PeteB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

The 850 is still going strong - thanks everyone!

My son is intersted in a 2007 XC-70 AWD 2.5T, is there a long list of problem
areas with this car also? This is for their 2nd car not to replace the 850.
by PeteB
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

New battery fixed it, seems the deep drain due to worn out alternator brushes
probably killed it. Hopefully with new brushes and battery all should be fine.
by PeteB
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Measured the draw with an ammeter and got .05 A on connection then dropped
to .019 after a short bit of time, or 19 mA. Seems low enough to me.
Alternator is putting out 14.0 V.
We took back the 5 yr Walmart battery and got a new one for free.
by PeteB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We changed the Voltage Regulator/brush assembly with a Transpro brand part from ebay about a month ago. He uses the car daily and it has been working fine even through some single digit temps. Then, yesterday, he drove home from work fine got up and it would not crank no power. AAA came and the car ...
by PeteB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Grinding down the nubs inside the arm worked for us, thanks everyone!
by PeteB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

I ordered brushes and also bought this one on ebay, that doesn't show any brand. It arrived and came in a Transpro box and also says Transpro on the part. Here is a bit about the US based company or maybe just a US distributor: http://www.waiglobal.com/transpoelectronics I was pleased to see that i...
by PeteB
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved

I found a loose hose when working on the alternator that I must have
knocked off when changing the radiator. All is well now!
by PeteB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

The two that list an OEM bosch number both list 1 127 014 028 that Chuck W provided so I'm going to order that one, probably from Amazon for $7.43: https://www.amazon.com/BOSCH-Alternator-Carbon-Brush-1127014028-x/dp/B003NE3EJO When I tried to order these brushes on Amazon the shipping time was ver...
by PeteB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

I ordered brushes and also bought this one on ebay, that doesn't show any brand. It arrived and came in a Transpro box and also says Transpro on the part. Here is a bit about the US based company or maybe just a US distributor: http://www.waiglobal.com/transpoelectronics I was pleased to see that it...
by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

I'm trying to confirm that Bosch number for the #1 197 311 520 regulator and when I google that brush number I came across this Bosch web page where you can look up "usage in products": https://www.bosch-automotive-catalog.com/en_GB/product-detail/-/product/1127014028 There's a long list of voltage ...
by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

That is very cool but I used what I had and it was also easy.
Even at 30 deg F out - wear long underwear.
I didn't even remove the dipstick tube.
by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

Some say that they can't imagine doing this in the car. You can use a stubby
Phillips screw driver, but this makes all but the rear most cover screw easy:
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Here's how I guide it in with one hand:
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by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Voltage regulator
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

Re: 96 850 Voltage regulator

Thanks very much Chuck! Mine are crimped and not soldered and I thought about drilling them out then soldering in the new ones so it seems that will work just fine. That guy gave a link to his ebay store to buy the brushes but it is dead now, seems partsgeek also sells them - will look for the corre...
by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks everyone, good to know.
Amazingly the main part of the car around the doors does not seem to be bent,
at least from a visual look.
by PeteB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Voltage regulator
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

Re: 96 850 Voltage regulator

I bought the cheap no-name ebay one and I hope I'm not sorry about that in the long run.

I don't see anyway to release the old brushes, it looks like the pigtail wire, if it has
one, is crimped in the back.
by PeteB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 3746

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement

I mentioned in this thread that I used stale gas to remove the old grease inside the CV joints. Wanted to mention that I was working on another car and the instructions with the boots mentioned not so use a solvent to remove the old grease but rather to use a soap solution - just wanted to mention i...
by PeteB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Finally installed the rear door with my son. Are there any tricks to get these properly aligned? It seems like the hings are slotted so that the door can be adjusted. It works fairly well but the handle doesn't work everytime to open the door. We want to do the front next but that involves moving th...
by PeteB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

The two types of Voltage Regulator/Brush Holders for the 100A Bosch alternators are shown in this thread: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61610 I need the expensive one Bosch # 1 197 311 520 with the tab, L tab, and could not find it searching on ebay. Found a link to a ...
by PeteB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Voltage regulator
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

Re: 96 850 Voltage regulator

I need the expensive regulator Bosch 1-197-311-520 and FCP has it for $165, Advance Auto Parts has the Huco replacement for $82 but not in stock - not available in stores and questionable shipping time. I went to Advance Auto parts and they didn't seem to have a clear answer about if the part was av...
by PeteB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

Got the last tab in the back by bending the last .5" of a flat screwdriver and using it to push the clip. I think the clip broke but at least there are the 3 screws to hold it in. It cracked as I was prying it off but it has air vents anyway so I don't think it will matter. I've done it so far with...
by PeteB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

Robert says in this video that this is possible and he has done it: Also note that the brushes are included in the voltage regulator assembly and these are probably even more common to go bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9koQlrsYLU I'm trying to do this on our car and have removed the electrica...
by PeteB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

We've come to the conclusion that when the alternator is not charging and the battery voltage is low all the dash lights come on. He drove home from work without a problem about 4 miles. Then today he tried to drive to my house, started the dash lights were back on, shot the alternator again with br...
by PeteB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

What do you know, Robert DIY has done it on the car! He calls it the voltage
regulator but it includes the brushes:
by PeteB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

We have AAA so my son called them and they said that the battery tested good but that the alternator was dead. They charged the battery for him. I measured the voltage when I got there, engine off and it was 11.8, started it and it was 10.5, obviously not charging. Let it run and as a last resort fo...
by PeteB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

I'm going to go take a look at it, but don't know much more to do that measure
the voltage, off current drain, and clean the terminals again.
by PeteB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

Seems to be fairly common with many different solutions:
https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-240 ... ops-38637/

Another, changed alternator and didn't fix it:
viewtopic.php?t=33091
by PeteB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Electrical Issue Starts All Dash Lights Stay On

My son was driving to work and all the dash lights came on and it acted strange. When he got to work it would not start. After sitting for 2 hours it started and all the dash lights came on and stayed on. We had something similar happen a few years ago, and cleaning the battery terminals fixed it. S...
by PeteB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Thanks everyone, and all the best for the new year!
by PeteB
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

The driver's side windshield wiper has become useless, this thread has several solutions, grind down the arm, or the nubs but some say neither work: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77316&hilit=windshield+wiper+arm&start=40 What is the correct later arm that solves this p...
by PeteB
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved

This tutorial is for the S70 is it even close or is there a diagram of where
to locate the hoses?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43779
by PeteB
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 819

1996 850 NA Wagon P0455 Large Evap Leak Topic is solved

I've seen lots of threads about this and we are now getting this single code. One curious thing, the car leaked gas when full last year and I fixed the cracked hose but why didn't we get the code then? Anyway is there a checklist somewhere on how to diagnose this problem, we tried the grease on the ...
by PeteB
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Changed the drivers side caliper today since it froze with 123,610 miles indicated
+63462 = 187,072 actual miles.
by PeteB
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Cardone front calipers - review
Replies: 44
Views: 3717

Re: 98 V70 Cardone front calipers - review

This was the corner that was hit hard when it was hit so perhaps that is the reason.

FCP had one in stock - free replacement and free DOT4 brake fluid!
Installed it today with 123,610 miles indicated.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Cardone front calipers - review
Replies: 44
Views: 3717

Re: 98 V70 Cardone front calipers - review

I might just return these and rebuild, I don't feel safe with the Cardone's. The FRONT brakes have worked fine on this car - always. I'll stop in at FCP and see what they think about them. I ended up putting in the coated Cardones on the front and now just about 1.5 yrs later the front driver's sid...
by PeteB
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Got a CPS very cheap on ebay, installed it way back in July and the car has been running fine.
Thanks again everyone!
by PeteB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to prevent brake seize after car sits unused Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: How to prevent brake seize after car sits unused Topic is solved

Hope your calipers don't look like these:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81876&p=443471#p443471

You should check your flex lines, the hole is very small and they can become blocked,
or partially blocked.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I love FCP - Why Buy Parts Anywhere Else?
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: I love FCP - Why Buy Parts Anywhere Else?

Walked in and got a 2nd free replacement for a large can of Pentosin DOT4 brake fluid, flushing all of our cars. Had to fill out a form this time but no trouble, they looked up and read me all the invoice numbers etc. Volvo is running Castrol 10W-30 from them and I have gotten a free replacement. Ou...
by PeteB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It ran well for 2 days, now cam position sensor is probably dead - it will not start. I've read that the car will run with a bad CPS but not start, ours would not start then after a few tries did. Does this happen if the error clears while cranking? I notice also that the CEL doesn't clear when the ...
by PeteB
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Did your car come from Mass? Very heavy use of salt there.
I did not have any badly rusted bolts, just light rust on the lowers.

The car is running well - thanks again everyone!
by PeteB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Tips - Installing the New Radiator Topic is solved

Thanks men! A few tips on putting it back together: jack up the front in the center and with the air pump off to the side the radiator goes in easily. I put in the main mounting bolts but only about 5 turns in leaving it very loose so it can be pushed toward the engine. Installed the lower AC screws...
by PeteB
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It won't open even with pliers so I'm just pulling off the lower hose, lol.
by PeteB
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

The Nissens drain plug turns out 1/2 turn, there is friction then another half turn,
but it is not draining, just keep going?
So much plastic these days and I don't want to break it.

Found this but is it just one full turn then pull hard?
viewtopic.php?t=46419
by PeteB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It is in the high 80s here so I started at 5 PM and it took a few hours to get the old one out. No frozen bolts. Most of the youtube videos cover how to install a new radiator on turbo versions, this is one of the few that is a non-turbo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVMzzbVHJSk He drops the radi...
by PeteB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

FCP exchanged the radiator with a brand new one, no questions asked and
did it fast, they had another one in stock.
by PeteB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Nissens radiator looks brand new but as if the box was dropped and the lower
frame is slightly bent going to bring it back today.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Bought a Nissens radiator today at FCP, asked if I should use any coupons and
they gave me 5% off, they do most of the time just for asking.
by PeteB
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB Radiator for 1996 850 Non-turbo Auto Wagon CT
Replies: 0
Views: 151

WTB Radiator for 1996 850 Non-turbo Auto Wagon CT

Local to CT would be best.
Near new or excellent older condition.

Pete
by PeteB
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo 850, S/V70, and R Parts - New Haven, CT
Replies: 29
Views: 2291

Re: Volvo 850, S/V70, and R Parts - New Haven, CT

I'm looking for a radiator for a 1996 850 wagon non-turbo.
by PeteB
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Had another hard start today, going to clean the connectors then buy a used one.
Thanks!
by PeteB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

My son called this afternoon, was at a gas station and it would not start, cranked but no start. He was about 2 miles from our house so I went over told him to try again and it started but the CEL was on. He followed me back to the house and it had a single camshaft position sensor code P340 I think...
by PeteB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We still need a radiator, starting to leak badly.
by PeteB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Just looked up new parts and the Behr is about $100 and Nissens is $107.
Comments say that the Nissens is a much better unit made in Denmark,
any reason not to choose it over the Behr?
I see a user states that it is made in Denmark, FCP says in Slovakia, not
sure which is true.
by PeteB
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We were adding about a cup or two of coolant per year last year but now they are up to that much per month. Its coming from the radiator so looks like we need a replacement. Anyone scraping an 850 with a fairly new radiator they might want to sell? I should probably post a WTB. I'll have to take a l...
by PeteB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Mechanic in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Volvo 850 Mechanic in Connecticut

I'll try to help you for an afternoon if you're interested.

One more tip is to find the crank timing mark on the balancer and mark
it somehow so that it is more visible, perhaps a dab of white paint. Ours
was very difficult to see.
by PeteB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Mechanic in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Volvo 850 Mechanic in Connecticut

Where in CT are you? I'm in Trumbull. I've done the job, but did not enjoy doing it, I'm obviously not a pro. What is your mileage? I changed the water pump and it looked perfect coming out, we had about 150K miles and I'd probably wait one more timing belt change to do it - on the other hand you mi...
by PeteB
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Duration calculator says we've had this car for 3 years, 8 months, and based on our start mileage estimate 83,725 miles. Yes, this is the wagon that was hit. I bought 2 used doors for very cheap that are in my garage. My son doesn't care about the looks, is super busy with work and school, so is dri...
by PeteB
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

My son stopped by yesterday for an oil change, mileage: 120,263 indicated +63462 = 183,725 FCP is back to allowing walk ins for parts so I bought the oil and filter there and we will try the free replacement which they confirmed was still on. Got the Castrol 10W-30 full synthetic since it was the on...
by PeteB
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 GLT only starts after the battery has been disconnected
Replies: 25
Views: 7759

Re: 2000 S70 GLT only starts after the battery has been disconnected

Would pulling fuses to see what part needs a reset rather than the battery disconnect
help to narrow it down?
I agree that some module is locking out probably having something to do with the immobilizer.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Thanks very much kahl!
I hope that I can return the favor someday.
by PeteB
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECC Power Stage transistor measurement using a transistor tester
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: ECC Power Stage transistor measurement using a transistor tester

Interesting, I take it you bought a kit tester? Which one? It is probably seeing either diode or transistor junctions connected to the FET and those are "confusing" it. Might be a good enough test but testing a dead should help confirm it. Semiconductors are very reliable as long as they are not str...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

When the seller pulled out the front door from the "pile" it had a slight dent in it so he sold me both doors for $50. I paid $75 more for him to deliver them about 4 hr round trip - didn't mind paying. It was 2 kids, and they drove up in a 740! I asked and they said yeah we're into Volvos mostly. O...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: generator charging/voltage drop test
Replies: 8
Views: 3116

Re: generator charging/voltage drop test

I'm an EE with experience in reliability analysis and thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. There are what we call gas tight and non-gas tight connections, gas tight are highly reliable, non are not. A crimp is not a gas tight connection, it will oxidize raising the resistance, then get hot and corrode m...
by PeteB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Thanks everyone! PM sent to kahl.

New battery fixed it.
by PeteB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Put in a new Walmart battery and there was nothing holding in the old Interstate battery.
Have to look for whatever bracket is required.
by PeteB
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!
Replies: 62
Views: 5939

Re: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!

I'm with you all, there are SOME cars that need constant attention, this is one of them. My 1980s Honda was not, my 2011 Sonata is not. Most of my other cars needed a lot not as much as the Volvo. Alfa's are about as bad as the Volvo. I bought my youngest son a 2010 Ford Focus stick with a Mazda eng...
by PeteB
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Battery went dead again, this time I will check the posts and connections more carefully. It was 50 degrees out tonight when it happened - usually a sign of a weak battery. Same battery since we bought the car ~3.5 years ago, it is a good Interstate, but it might just be time. I know, do a load test...
by PeteB
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4738

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

I see that you are in Sweden, do you know Guru Pro Audio by any chance? Nothing to do with your question. Speakers are often all over the map as far as meeting the goal of flat frequency response, OEM is probably nicely engineered and a decent design. If you really want to go aftermarket pick speake...
by PeteB
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

I might remove the back seat cushion before I leave and yes plenty of moving
blankets. Will bring lots of rope and bungee cords.
I'll make 2 trips if I have to.

Thanks again Neil
by PeteB
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

The cheap doors are about 2 hrs away and I can try to haul them home in a Sonata
or DTS Cadillac (parents car) thinking of stacking them in the trunk of the DTS even
if I have to tie the trunk down with lots of padding.
Would this be a dumb move?
by PeteB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Attempting to diagnose a possible blown head gasket! Help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4062

Re: Attempting to diagnose a possible blown head gasket! Help!!

wizechatmgr wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:45 pm My view on sealants is this:
Do you plan on keeping the car for any length? If so, I wouldn't use the sealant.
Do you plan on junking the car? If so, try the sealant, at that point you're getting borrowed time if it works.
Yes, I agree only try it as a last resort should have said this.
by PeteB
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Attempting to diagnose a possible blown head gasket! Help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4062

Re: Attempting to diagnose a possible blown head gasket! Help!!

I was very surprised to find this, and that it sometimes works. I'd think
that with the stress of a turbo it would not hold up:
by PeteB
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Alignment shop did the work and says they did the best they could - it drives straight. I don't think it even needed the new LCA but it is in. I had the tire to get it going again, $15 to mount and balance it, strut was free from FCP (THANKS!), and LCA was about $100. They will drive it for a while ...
by PeteB
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks Neil all great advice.
Put in the new LCA today, did not improve the position of the wheel at all.
Looks like either a frame machine or new sub-frame.

Thinking of just asking an alignment shop to see if they can make it good
enough to drive straight and not wear out tires.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Seems the new strut gained about .5" clearance in the wheel well so that we can drive it. I have two local shops that just want to replace the subframe. They say look around and find one cheap. Not sure how many hours are involved to change it, have to look it up. I was able to look at the subframe ...
by PeteB
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

I let it roll from about 3 ft back at idle and it makes a lot of noise, seems to
move the wheel a lot but it bounces back. Tried about 10 times and we are
not making any progress. Friend says give it some gas but I'm too worried
about setting something off.
by PeteB
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

So there is no fuse, and pulling the battery will not stop them from going off?
by PeteB
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks, people, for all the tips.

I'm worried that we might set the air bags off trying to pull the frame,
can we pull a fuse to avoid it?
by PeteB
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Got the ball joint to move 1/8" and I understand about the back and forth.
Going to put it back together with the new strut and try rolling it with a chain
to straighten the frame.
My neighbor suggested measuring wheel center to center on each side, 106" on
the bent side 105" on the good side.
by PeteB
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Having trouble getting the LCA out at the frame, seems the frame is bent at the front mount. Might try some "back yard" straightening, need a really big tree. LCA is at least loose at the frame and the ball joint still does not want to budge, wondering if the post from it is also bent - going to try...
by PeteB
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks for the tips to drop the LCA at the frame, will do.
Picked up the new strut from FCP today, free!
by PeteB
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks very much but I don't think that S70 parts will fit.
by PeteB
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Anyone know if doors from a sedan will fit on a wagon?
by PeteB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

This thread suggests a pickle fork to get it out:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82371&hilit=ball+joint+stuck

Also mentions that some LCA's are aluminum (cast?) those would surly bend.
by PeteB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Trying to get the ball joint out, bolt is out, sprayed with PB Blaster opened
the slot a bit. Tricks?
Perhaps I should do it once the new strut is in to hold the top?
Strut is back ordered until Friday, thinking of putting in a Sachs since they
will give it as a replacement.
by PeteB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks again, let's get it fixed mechanically, then we will see about doors.
My neighbor is an auto body guy who does side work in his garage. He will
fix the fender if we get doors for a very good price.
I fix their PCs in return.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Thanks for the offers scot850 and Steve but if I need a LCA I'll just get it from FCP.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Brought the strut into FCP and they compared the mount area to a Sachs which was perfectly straight of course. They are replacing it tomorrow since they didn't have the Bilstein in stock. I did noticed that the Sachs had the metal doubled up in the area where the Bilstein was bent. Local guy says th...
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Strut is bent at the flanges connecting to the knuckle, LCA being cast looks
okay, I think it would probably crack rather than bend.
Strut is out, going to see if FCP gives me a new one.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Plan is to get the Volvo going, they can get by with one car.
Then buy something like a decent mid 2000 Ford Focus and keep the Volvo for
when they have to go in opposite directions.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

It turns out that the last car we scrapped had the same size tires as the Volvo
they were fairly new so I saved them in the shed. I think we are set for tires.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

My son has no collision at all, the cars are not worth much at all anyway.
by PeteB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Driver had an insurance card but Geico says it is not an active policy, maybe he fell
behind on payments or changed the date.
by PeteB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

We are in CT Steve: From CT DMV: If your insurance company has determined that your vehicle is a "total loss" or the word "Salvage" has been stamped on the title, it is illegal to operate this vehicle upon any road in Connecticut. Technically, the registration on this vehicle has been cancelled. You...
by PeteB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

If we could get used doors in black at a very good price it would not be so bad.

Yes, its in the plan to get documentation on all the parts.
by PeteB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

Taurus:
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by PeteB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Re: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

New struts are from FCP, wonder if they'll give me a new one, LOL!
It drove fine, so I'll guess for now that it is okay, no new noises even.

Front tires on the Volvo were less than a year old.

Front on the Taurus were about a month old.
by PeteB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night
Replies: 69
Views: 11934

Son's 850 and Ford Taurus Totaled by drunk driver last night

My son owns two cars for himself and his girlfriend, they park on the street and a drunk driver hit both cars last night. Both are probably totaled, Taurus is for certain. They were sleeping and heard the crash. He noticed that his cars slowed the driver down before hitting a large van that probably...
by PeteB
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driving with a burned exhaust valve
Replies: 59
Views: 9799

Re: Driving with a burned exhaust valve

I bought a 2010 Ford Focus 5sp stick base model for $5K last year, 69K miles for
my son, not a luxury car but he likes it. A Mazda would have been better but they
are more expensive, at least the Focus has the Mazda engine with a timing chain.
by PeteB
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: FCP EURO - Sachs Shock Kit Special Pricing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: FCP EURO - Sachs Shock Kit Special Pricing!

What is FCP's regular price for this kit?
by PeteB
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.

You can look up by VIN to find out if the tank recall was done on your car,
ours had it done. I thought that leaked at a much lower level 3/4 maybe?
by PeteB
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.

This thread helped and I added a bit more to it - pictures of the long and short hoses:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54739&p=446934#p446934
by PeteB
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.

I filled up and it dripped at the gas station, drove 1-2 miles home and it only dripped slightly in the driveway. Added half a gallon and it was wet around the fuel pump - I had replaced the fuel pump in the winter and was not able to fully tighten the ring, tightened it about half a turn more and n...
by PeteB
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.

Be sure to understand how to remove the fuel line connections at the fuel pump, they will break if not done right. I would siphon 2-3 gal out so that you can drive it, use it and have it safer to work on. Check if you have the short/long hose and change it first. Our hose was wet when it leaked, no ...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?

Pete, thanks for the insights. Maybe pulling the pads yearly to regrease the slide areas would help. I might consider doing that, plus the theory about pads dragging due to hose constriction is interesting. I had rear hoses that were completely blocked making it impossible to bleed on a Mazda 626, ...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?

misha wrote: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:39 pm Yearly re-greasing of the sliders is NOT necessary.
Every time you replace rear pads you re-grease pins and that's it.
That may work for you but not for our 850.

There are no slide "pins" on the rear since they are dual piston.

You are very lucky if you don't have to inspect them yearly.
by PeteB
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 tailgate latch broken
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: 98 V70 tailgate latch broken

Ours was not working, I sprayed WD40 up in there and it has been working for a few years.
by PeteB
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: 96 Volvo 850 comments on ATE rear calipers?

The thing is that the most important area to prevent rust is where the pads slide in the body of the caliper and I'm not sure that paint helps there. The rest of the painting is cosmetic in my opinion. I put a coating of high temp caliper grease in the slide area. Most modern calipers have "hardware...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Burned Valve Database DATA ONLY or a P0455 code will be set
Replies: 86
Views: 14446

Re: Burned Valve Database DATA ONLY or a P0455 code will be set

Robert, I had Alfa Romeo's back in the 70's and the very early ones had no valve stem seals, I don't really think that is it. It is possible that if the seals are bad, then also the guide clearances are wide and then the valves don't seat as well leading to leaks and then burned valves. They were al...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Burned Valve Database DATA ONLY or a P0455 code will be set
Replies: 86
Views: 14446

Re: Burned Valve Database DATA ONLY or a P0455 code will be set

Is there any official Volvo position on these failures?
Or from Bosch since they do the computer, any other cars using the same
engine management having similar problems?
by PeteB
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Buying parts in advance.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Buying parts in advance.

You have to wonder how long parts sit on the shelf at the dealers, warehouses, parts suppliers.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Buying parts in advance.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Buying parts in advance.

I wonder if the timing belt would go NLA in 10 years and therefore a valid question would be to ask a chemist/rubber expert if it would be best to buy one and put it in the freezer or vac seal it. My dad was a chem eng/rubber expert but I am not. Are these belts standardized in anyway? I'd think tha...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

It is now much nicer to drive, everyone thinks it has more power, could
be that I filled it with Premium gas and perhaps something to do with
the wires, cap, and rotor. But probably more the gas.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

The filter has two outlets, as I mentioned, one goes to a T when we ran
the washer after I plugged the second outlet from the filter I noticed
water spraying from under the front bumper. Seems the T feeds the
headlight washers, so I removed the T so that full force goes to the windshield.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?
Replies: 48
Views: 5632

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?

How do people explain getting significantly higher than EPA numbers when
most people get lower?
by PeteB
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Search for Threads Started by an Author?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Search for Threads Started by an Author?

Yes, but I'm looking for threads not all posts.
by PeteB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?
Replies: 48
Views: 5632

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?

20 highway sounds a bit low, over 30 a bit high or the person had to work real hard to get it. June, I'll average your numbers with the reports in the 30s and call what we are getting good enough. I think that if there had been no city driving and I kept it to 55 it might have been 26 - 28 which is ...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?
Replies: 48
Views: 5632

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?

Yes, I get it, I just want to be sure that it is in the normal range.

I'm replacing what NEEDS to be replaced, don't enjoy working on the car.
by PeteB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?
Replies: 48
Views: 5632

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Non-Turbo How to Maximize Gas Mileage?

Ours is NA. Drove it four 20 mile runs on the highway, and four 10 mile runs, the rest around town for a total of 149.5 miles and used 6.34 gallons for 23.6 mpg. Estimated speed was about 70 on the high way. That is about 120 miles highway and 29.5 around town. I did test out downshifting, probably ...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

What is left to solve this problem? I'm going to do the o-rings, while in there I'll look over the hoses carefully. If the o-rings don't fix it and the hoses look bad then I'll do the hoses. I'm not looking for extra work, I expect that the o-rings will be easy but I could be wrong of course. Was pa...
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

You have to see this, it is on the coolant radiator, it is oozing out of the seams,
it did not drip from somewhere else and land exactly in the seam.
The A/C does not work.
This is not a hole, rather it is the well known leak from the seam between the
metal and plastic parts of the Volvo radiator.
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

This thread shows how to DIY Volvo hose replacement and gives o-ring part numbers, then toward the bottom cn90 tells how to DIY the expensive hoses - very nice: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54118 If I have to do the hoses, I'm also going to do the o-rings so I might as we...
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Right, but if I'm going to crawl under there, and it is not hard I'll just change
them to not have to do it next.
I don't know what the rubber seal part is, but I'll try to find a parts diagram
and figure it out.
Thanks for all the tips.
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Failed A/C? - Car Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 196

850 Failed A/C? - Car Fan

Do not get this Go Gear tower fan, you can feel it if you hold it 6" from your body and it covers a 3"X3" area, surprised that it has a good rating: https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-SP571204-Go-Gear-Personal/dp/B0074WPKAC This fan from Advance Auto parts (~$15) clipped to the passenger visor and aimed...
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Thanks, will get the o-rings first, going to change them since it probably needs it.
by PeteB
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Well, we are back to the slow trans fluid leak.
Cooler hose seals?
by PeteB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Chug Chug Rough Running
Replies: 36
Views: 2111

Re: 1996 850 NA Chug Chug Rough Running

High idle was the dash tach being off, actual was 840 and rock solid.

It is Summer, I changed the front motor mount that was completely shot
and the chug chug and roughness seem to be gone.
Not sure if the change in ambient temp has anything to do with it.
by PeteB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

I reported back in Oct. 2016 loosing about 1 cup per year of coolant: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78280 I see sweat around the bottom of the seam, and I think it only sweats when pressurized from running which leads to the cup per year. Good to know where the leak is...
by PeteB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Search for Threads Started by an Author?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Search for Threads Started by an Author?

Looking for my own threads but there doesn't seem to be an option under profiles - anyone? Edit: Found it, use the general search, put name in author, search titles only. You'd think that it could be done from the user's profile. Looking closer the first 5 or so matches were by me, but then I notice...
by PeteB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Thanks Steve,

Here is the thread from 2014 where I replaced the coolant recovery tank
that had brown stuff in it (forgot about this) and switched over from green
to G05: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67052&start=20
by PeteB
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Thank you, but no, they are known to fail so I'd rather try another brand when/if it fails completely. Really, I'd like to put the same stop leak in since it worked so well so far, who knows it might be helping the heater core also since we have not changed it and don't want to. Thinking about this ...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Stop leak with UV dye, not sure if this is the one:
https://www.amazon.com/Radiator-Stop-Le ... B004H8Z1GO
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Hahaha, yes, we do hate sealants (except in late 90s Nissans...) but the fact that your thermostat was clean tells me it didn't have sealant in it! Have you ever seen a thermostat that had sealant in it? At the very least you'd have a clogged up weep hole on your thermostat! More likely glue-like s...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

So - someone put UV dye in the radiator, why? Because it was leaking. It shows signs of an old leak, with the UV dye along the seams - does not seem to be a new radiator. It has not leaked significantly since 2014 when we bought the car. It has a foam substance coming out of the seams, yet the concl...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

I changed the thermostat in the last year or so - nothing unusual.

You have to see it in person, again, don't think it is crud. It is
oozing out of the seam, why would crud do that? Crud glows under UV?

Yes, I understand the coolant roulette deal.

Is there a known good, low cost radiator?
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

If you see it close up, it is like foam not any sort of crud, and it glowed
along nearly the entire length of the seam. It is not brown or black like
crud might be, rather it is off white, yellowish like urethane.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Picture from the top. It looks very much like urethane foam spray and it GLOWS under UV:
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Picture from the bottom:
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by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working
Replies: 33
Views: 2163

Re: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working

Thanks for the tips, I'm going to let this go until Fall or Spring, need to get the
car back to him.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Thanks everyone I think it is fixed.

Measured a gap of .14" with the cup fully in as a rough idea for others.
Pried the gap with a screw driver and it did not move much at all.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Jacked it up loosened the big bolt, then thought it might be stuck tapped it and it moved a lot, that makes sense since the inside allows a lot of movement. I wanted to measure the gap but thought now it probably moved. Reached in and grabbed the cup, pulled and it came out about 3/8" pushed and it ...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

GM shipped the early Northstar engines with Bars coolant tablets in the system.
I try to stay away from blanket generalizations, you are certainly entitled to your opinion.
I'm not here to debate this, just curious as to what might have been in there.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Seals are SKF 15737 not sure if it is actually OEM brand.
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Thanks, I was thinking it would be good to have a reference for what that gap should be, I will measure that ASAP. Right, so I should push against the cup, but it now has the new boot covering it. The boots seem rugged so I'll try tapping against it with a 2X4 or something. A forked shaped wood piec...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Here's the thing, it needs a new radiator, the "damage" is already done and as I stated it seems to have worked quite well. I certainly know the right way to do things but don't want to put more money and time in for now. I don't believe that there is only one brand that works, others state that K-s...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

The driver's side is leaking - the side without the carrier bearing, yes? It did line up on the passenger side. I will get the part number if possible, still have the box, I eyeballed them and they looked the same but that is a good point. I think I have an old one, I could measure it and compare to...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

Jacked up passenger side and the drivers side dripped ATF fast, right at the axle. Just rebuilt the axle and replaced the seal with OEM type, went in without issue. Thinking that this suggests that the hub is not engaged with the seal because the axle is not all the way in. I remember worrying about...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

I will try to do that.
If the sealant was something that is left in the coolant, I might want to put
more back in since it worked so well to stop future leaks. We've put about
77K miles on it without any cooling problems or major leaks.

Curious if anyone knows what brand it probably was.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remove axle from transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: remove axle from transmission

The last two posts on page 2 here show some "interesting" ways to remove an axle: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81169&start=10 I just did this job and had to use a pry bar and chisel on opposite sides, was VERY worried that the case was going to crack. I have a leak no...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 3746

Re: 1996 850 NA Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement

The car has been running fine. Today I jacked up the passenger side to take a look at the A/C dryer and there was a drip, drip, drip from the driver's side axle area of trans fluid. I replaced the seal with a Volvo OEM part. I do remember someone saying that the level of the trans fluid is not much ...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that

I see on the 2009, I have a 2011 Sonata that has also been very reliable but there is a recall on the motor for possible rod bearing failure. No problem with that year. Ours is also 4 cyl non-turbo and I can't get over the performance, mileage, etc. it is amazing. 195 HP for a 2.4 liter 4 cyl. Grea...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working
Replies: 33
Views: 2163

Re: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working

It is clear that the dryer on this car is shot, and I want to install a new/used one. Thought it would be a simple job, BUT it seems to be very difficult to get to. The last post in this thread outlines what needs to be done: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7827 I'm thinking...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

1996 850 Stop Leak in Coolant?

Was looking around with UV light under the hood and noticed a bead of glow along the seam of the coolant radiator. Looking closer under daylight I noticed that it looks like a tiny bead of urethane foam probably less than 1/16". The car had green coolant when we bought it, probably with stop leak in...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that

I see on the 2009, I have a 2011 Sonata that has also been very reliable but there is a recall on the motor for possible rod bearing failure. No problem with that year. Ours is also 4 cyl non-turbo and I can't get over the performance, mileage, etc. it is amazing. 195 HP for a 2.4 liter 4 cyl. Great...
by PeteB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

We have the wagon, yes and we might need the front, maybe both. I just took it out and seems odd that the pump outlet feeds a rubber hose, with the hose having to take a sharp 90 degree bend - it seems kinked there. Is this normal or has it been worked on? Also, the filter has two outlets, I'm guess...
by PeteB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Windshield washer has not worked for a long time, we can hear the pump running, nice walk through here at the 1997 850 Blog: https://volvo850wagon.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/115-windshield-washer-woes/#more-2491 I'm going to guess that it is the pump since the blog says that even if it makes the motor...
by PeteB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working
Replies: 33
Views: 2163

Re: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working

What would be needed at the pressure sensor, is there an o-ring?

Are you saying that the speckle was just blown there or something or does it
indicate that a new compressor is needed also?
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working
Replies: 33
Views: 2163

Re: 1996 850 NA Air Conditioner Not Working

Finally looked under the hood with UV light and glasses. There were half inch circles of glow on the bottom of the dryer where it is rusted. There was speckle all over the compressor and alternator. half inch circle right near the low side port - drip from removing the hose? There was a small amount...
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Cup Holders and Power
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: 850 Cup Holders and Power

I'm guessing that this is the one, seems to have good ratings: https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Accessories-91126-Wedge-Holder/dp/B0055AW0N0 Here it is at Advance Auto Parts, only $6.99: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/texas-saddlebags-wedge-cup-holder-35101-ac731/25984508-P?navigationPath=L1*14919...
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Thanks Neil! I was thinking of something along those lines, LOL!
I also did PCV and Timing Belt not too long ago!
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Cup Holders and Power
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: 850 Cup Holders and Power

Thanks Lee, I take it wedging it is what holds it up, I'll have to look for that type.
Will look under the dash, thanks!

When I held one up against the map pocket, it was far too big and hit my leg, so
that is out.
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Cup Holders and Power
Replies: 4
Views: 605

850 Cup Holders and Power

I'd like to add better cup holders to our 850 and probably just bolt them to the map pockets on the doors. Anyone done this, is there a thread already? Also want to add more cigarette/USB power sockets - best place to pick up power that is easy to get to under the dash? I'll use an inline fuse if ne...
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21200

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Finished rebuilding the struts and axles with the mileage at 114915 indicated +63462 = 178,377. Also did: Brake calipers all around, rear pads and shoes, front and rear hoses. Two transmission flushes, one when doing each axle and it finally looks clean. Epoxied the fuel pump cover, and replaced the...
by PeteB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

Filled up today - no leaks, calling it good, thanks everyone! I covered the whole with a cutout from some aluminum flashing and was going to use short sheet metal screws to hold it in but worried that the screw points might puncture a vent hose or electrical connection. I covered the aluminum flashi...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 NA fuel pump replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1434

Re: 98 V70 NA fuel pump replacement

Are you familiar with how to remove the fuel lines, I'll find the excellent thread on here and put it in this post. Are you going to do the epoxy fix - not sure if 98s need it? Also, there is the vent hose that often fails, at least note if you have a long or short one. I can't find the thread but h...
by PeteB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this bracket that fell of my car?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: What is this bracket that fell of my car?

The Pro Parts version includes both halves with captive nuts and the bolts included.
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Thanks, was hoping for something easy!
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coil Spring compressors. Topic is solved
Replies: 28
Views: 2313

Re: Coil Spring compressors. Topic is solved

Here is the big single action at HF, I used it and it worked but was a bit scary at full compression. I always keep the strut pointing away from me: https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/suspension/single-action-strut-spring-compressor-43753.html I don't trust stuff from HF but it did ...
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this bracket that fell of my car?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: What is this bracket that fell of my car?

The two pipes are rounded with one fitting inside the other, there is no gasket,
all you need is that clamp.
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Loud When Cold Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: 1996 850 NA Loud When Cold Topic is solved

On closer inspection one of the nuts holding the joint behind the cat was completely rusted away and the other did not have much left. The pipes are in decent shape, put the new clamp on and it worked fine. That was easy. Here is the clamp with part number (#1397897), forgot to show the part in ear...
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this bracket that fell of my car?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: What is this bracket that fell of my car?

Isn't it loud? It goes behind the cat, I just did it, new part about $6.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82015
by PeteB
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full
Replies: 4
Views: 695

1996 850 Fuel Gauge .2" Below Full When Full

Fuel Gauge is not going to full, I'll pull the sensor unless there are other suggestions.
by PeteB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

Did the hose today and it took a few hours. I tried to estimate the correct spot to drill, made a 1/2" hole and it was pretty far off, used a nibbler to open it up in the corner where I could see the hose clamp screw about another 1/2". It was soft and very easy to cut away. I'm not sure if the shor...
by PeteB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

I did watch your video already Robert.
Tested the fuel pump cover this morning and it did not leak, added half a gallon
of gas, still no leak. Added another half gallon and the vent hose leaked, have
a new one now that I'll put in.
by PeteB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road

You mention photos, I don't see any ...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

The material around the fuel pump wires was flaking and coming out. I was going to use some JB Weld that I had, then read online that while okay for gasoline, it softens with ethanol blended fuels. I bought QuikSteel plastic tank patch from Autozone for about $13 and figured pay a bit more and do it...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

Thanks very much, great info, and that was basically my intuitive thinking all along from back when I _did_ use lube, so perhaps I'll go back to using it. Thread damage/corrosion is why I went back and used new bolts for the front struts and caliper mounts. The threads looked bad so I used new per t...
by PeteB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What to pull from 1995 850 n/a before scrapping?
Replies: 27
Views: 4305

Re: What to pull from 1995 850 n/a before scrapping?

I could use the engine splash guard and passenger front wheel splash pieces, no idea where they fell off! You were probably too far away to get them and I see it is gone. We also need the grille pointed to by the red arrow - anyone have one? FRONT.jpg Just hit me that nobody took it for the engine t...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

Repair around fuel pump wires is covered in this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=24518

This picture from that thread shows the short version of the vent hose that we have:
SHORT-TANK-VENT-HOSE.JPG
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by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

I've not done anything more to the car, and walked past it today smelling gas, looked in and it was completely wet on the top of the fuel pump. I do remember having trouble tightening the ring and was able to turn it 1/4 turn by hand so I'll get the tool out tomorrow and see if tightening it fixes t...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

I've seen pros say that wheel lugs should be dry, and that they've seen/heard of
cases where wheels fell off that had lubrication.
I also put anti-seize on for many years, but don't do it anymore.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

Hose #3501350 is not correct, as kahl posted earlier in the thread, it is about 1/8" ID
and 2-3 inches long. I could not tell the scale size in the picture and thought it was the
short version.
Kahl wrote: "3501350 is fuel tank vent hose at roll over valve."
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

I was just at FCP and to answer my own question, we entered our VIN into the system, looked at the fuel system diagram, and sure enough there were two hoses, the long one as pictured above and a short one that matches the red arrow in the picture. Had to order the hose and it was not cheap at about ...
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

So, I take it that these are torsional springs with a spring constant to match the torque value.
The tool has to allow the spring to recoil before the next impact.
I wonder if I just pulse the electric impact might do it?
I could check with a manual torque wrench.
by PeteB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

Just looked it up, 1996 850 from the service manual 80 ft/lbs or 110 Nm
by PeteB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

One of the reasons for buying an electric impact wrench was to make taking the wheels off/on easier. There is the issue of getting the lug torque correct or at least in the ball park and I recently heard about torque sticks. It is also suggested to hand one to your tire guys to use when having them ...
by PeteB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

I'm asking for duration, lobe center, and lift.
Duration is sometimes spec'ed from open to close and others from slightly cracked at each end.
I used to know the timings for quite a few Alfa Romeo cams off the top of my head.
by PeteB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: Laparoscopic fuel vent hose repair without dropping tank

It has a very full tank right now, I could run it down but I'm just going to try to
do it from the top for now. Don't want to deal with the rusty bolts.
I've read that some have trouble getting the tank back up.
by PeteB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

I'm curious, do you have the timing specs for NA vs. Turbo cams?
by PeteB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Rear Hose Replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1486

Re: 850 Rear Hose Replacement?

This job would have been much easier if the first flare nut was not frozen.
I suggest hitting the hard pipe to nut area with PB Blaster, etc. a day before.
All the ones that I sprayed freed up without any problems.
by PeteB
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA Loud When Cold Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: 1996 850 NA Loud When Cold Topic is solved

Installed the Volvo #9470686 single piece part and after trying it in different positions I concluded that the hook part of the metal did not fit so I hammered it flat. After I installed it I noticed that it did line up with one of the holes and you probably just have to go in at an angle to get it ...