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by wackenhut
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Looking to buy 2006 - 2007 V70R
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Looking to buy 2006 - 2007 V70R

Please let me know. Prefer non modified and under 125k miles. I expect a lot of spam emails lol. What can you do :o

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECU Swap/Repair 1996 850R
Replies: 6
Views: 75

ECU Swap/Repair 1996 850R

If I am having issues starting the car and the last resort is to check the ECU, is this something that can be swapped out without any issues? How do you remove the ECU and where is it located? I was just wondering if an ECU is specific to each car.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Code for Right Rear Wheel Sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 134

1996 850R Code for Right Rear Wheel Sensor

I am getting a code for the Right Rear Wheel Sensor. The traction control light comes on and I get a pulsation occasionally when I am braking while driving. What is involved in replacing this sensor? Is this what is causing the pulsation?

Thank You!
by wackenhut
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 T-5R Locked Out
Replies: 1
Views: 78

1995 T-5R Locked Out

So I just experienced being locked out of the car with it running, and not sure how it is possible. Basically, I had the car running and shut the drivers door. I went to get a few things. When I came back to the car, I pulled on the passenger door handle and it locked the entire car. Does anyone kno...
by wackenhut
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Volvo 850R (1996 or 1997)
Replies: 0
Views: 291

WTB: Volvo 850R (1996 or 1997)

All, My 1996 850R is getting up there in mileage and wanted to see if anyone was interested in selling? Love the car and figured it was worth asking around the Forum in case anyone needs cash or wants to part with theirs to another enthusiast =). Looking for a car in great condition, no projects lol...
by wackenhut
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I really appreciate it and will keep you posted.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

Someone asked if it was an automatic and I said it was. Regarding the question by Misha, I did everything that was mentioned. I understand the intent. The shop replaced the PNP switch which was not the problem. I did not go back and edit my initial post, I apologize. It worked for a couple weeks and...
by wackenhut
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I appreciate it. I did all those tests and nothing comes up out of the ordinary. I am going to take the car to another shop. The last thing the indy mentioned was replacing the whole wiring harness but that would be very labor intensive. I am done spending unnecessary money.
by wackenhut
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

Thank you. Of course as soon as I am able to figure out the resolution to this issue I will inform everyone. Crazy.
by wackenhut
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

Yeah, it is not a hard-start issue...just a no-crank condition.

Thank you!
by wackenhut
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I did a check on the thermostat based on the following and it came back as working per the instructions:

https://carcarecamp.com/how-tos/test-a- ... -removing/

Any other suggestions?
by wackenhut
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I am in south Florida but if it comes down to it, I can bring it up! Do you mean the ECT sensor or the Thermostat? Not sure if those are two separate things. I have not changed either. What is involved?
by wackenhut
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

You mean the issue? It is always an intermittent no crank. Does the 850 have an ignition module? A mechanic was mentioning this.
by wackenhut
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

So after countless hours trying to diagnose the intermittent starting issue on the car, my independent volvo mechanic can't spend any more time on the car. Here is the rundown: Intermittently, my car does not turn over. At first I thought it only occurs on a hot engine, but noticed that I can start ...
by wackenhut
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 C70 and Hankook Venus S1 Noble 2 Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

2008 C70 and Hankook Venus S1 Noble 2 Tires

Hi, I put these tires on my C70 about a year ago and they say the tires are hankook's ultra performance tire. I live in Florida and have noticed that when driving in the rain at about 60mph, it feels as though the car will slip and the cars traction control comes on more frequently then I would thin...
by wackenhut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

The PNP switch has been replaced a month ago due to this issue. I guess it was not that lol. The starter has been replaced and the ignition switch. I am totally stumped!
by wackenhut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

So I guess I was wrong with the car not starting only when the engine is hot. I had the car sitting for about 40 minutes and then went to start it up and nothing cranked. After about a minute it started up again. Does this make anything more clear as to a diagnosis?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

What is involved in replacing the starter cable...is it a big job?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

What does the B cable do that runs from the battery to the fuse box? Does this have any purpose in starting the engine? Is there a way to test if the cable is good or bad?

Also, would a fuse cause this? Maybe the number 1 fuse or fuel pump relay?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

The voltmeter reads about 14 volts. I drove it today and it would not start again. Lifted the hood and waited about 5 minutes. Not sure if the lifting of the hood did anything. After about 5 minutes it started again. Very strange and not sure what else could be the problem. the positive lug is not h...
by wackenhut
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I just initially opened the hood and both posts were somewhat hot. I drove for about 5 minutes and checked the posts again. The positive one seemed to be hotter. In this case, what should I do?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

So I just checked everything out. The starter has been replaced, the PNP switch has been replaced, and the ignition switch has been replaced. I also check the battery terminal connections. The car randomly does not start, but it will start up after around 5 minutes. I open the hood when it does not ...
by wackenhut
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 T-5R Seat Back not Reclining
Replies: 1
Views: 55

1995 T-5R Seat Back not Reclining

I read some posts a few months back regarding the issue with the cable related to the electric seat back reclining. Mine is stuck in the driving position luckily but it cannot recline further or brought up. Having the same issue with the passenger seat. The main concern is that both seats are in nea...
by wackenhut
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R -- Relationship among shifter stuck in park, turn signals, Speedometer, and Odometer
Replies: 2
Views: 79

1996 850R -- Relationship among shifter stuck in park, turn signals, Speedometer, and Odometer

I noticed something very peculiar today: I started my car this afternoon and could not shift out of park. It did not click when the brake was suppressed, so I had to use the manual override to put the car into drive. Once moving, my turn signals did not work when moving the stalk up and down, howeve...
by wackenhut
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

The ignition switch has been changed recently as well.
by wackenhut
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Re: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

Where can I get a starter relay for my car? The dealer says it is out of production.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over
Replies: 52
Views: 1477

Issue with 96 850R Starting Not Turning Over

I initially replaced the starter because the car was having trouble turning over. The issue seems to happen when the engine is hot. I was driving around and then out of the blue, the car would not start. No clicks, no turning over. The dash lights are coming on though etc. I came back a few hours la...
by wackenhut
Sat May 23, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Issue Starting
Replies: 1
Views: 104

96 850R Issue Starting

So I had an issue with the car starting up and replaced the starter on Thursday. After replacement, the car started up great. The battery and alternator had no issue. I drove the car around without issue. On Friday afternoon, I went to get gas and when I tried to start the car, I got nothing. Not tu...
by wackenhut
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water
Replies: 4
Views: 165

1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Hi, So it has been raining quite a bit. I have noticed that when I have gone through some deeper puddles/shallow standing water that almost all my dash cluster lights illuminate and I start to lose my power steering. This has happened when I was making a right turn into where I live. Would anyone kn...
by wackenhut
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps

I just noticed now, that the TRACS OFF Light is permanently illuminated. Does this help any in the diagnosis of the issue?

Thank you
by wackenhut
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps

Just strange that all the sudden this started happening
by wackenhut
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps
Replies: 7
Views: 300

1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps

I have noticed in the last few days that at least one time per driving, the brake pulsates (seems like abs is kicking in) when going over bumps. This has never occurred before. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this. There are no codes coming up. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Purchasing a 2007 V70R
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Purchasing a 2007 V70R

Don’t hold your breath Lol

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Very nice
4. I don’t now

Probably not gonna get it. Don’t want to spend more then 10K on another car. Seems too high.
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Purchasing a 2007 V70R
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Purchasing a 2007 V70R

Unfortunately, I have not purchased the vehicle yet. Do not want to go overboard with cars since I already have 3 volvos. I know this is a unique one, but figured the maintenance might be too much. It is a beautiful car. Blue exterior/Atacama interior. Would it be foolish to pass it up? Not sure wha...
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 T-5R Driver Seat Back Stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: 1995 850 T-5R Driver Seat Back Stuck

I looked at a video, and it looks like to do the repair, it takes a toll on the upholstery, where you have to zip tie it back? Is there a way around all of this to cause minimal damage? The seats are in perfect condition. Also, how long to do the repair? Looks like both seats don’t go back. Thank yo...
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 T-5R Driver Seat Back Stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 213

1995 850 T-5R Driver Seat Back Stuck

There seems to be an issue with the electronic controls of my driver seat, where it will move forward/back, up/down...but the seat back will not move forward/back. I initially heard like a grrr noise, but when I got home, I noticed that the motor seems to be working fine. Does anyone have any experi...
by wackenhut
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 T-5R - Fuel Smell
Replies: 2
Views: 145

1995 850 T-5R - Fuel Smell

I keep my car in the garage and was reading not to top off when fueling. What is the issue with the vehicle that when topped off causes the smell of gasoline to be so noticeable? If the vehicle is not filled all the way up, would this not occur? I notice that the smell is also bad inside the car. Th...
by wackenhut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Purchasing a 2007 V70R
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Purchasing a 2007 V70R

Hi,

Looking into getting one of these with about 90K miles. Anything I should be worried about or need to consider? Also, what is a good purchase price?

Thank you!
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Electrical Issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 183

1996 850R Electrical Issue?

Hi, I noticed sometimes that when I am driving and press the brake, a few things happen. If I have the radio on, it turns off and then back on when released. If I have one of the reading lights on, it dims. The SRS light flashes sometimes for a split second. In addition, the following has happened m...
by wackenhut
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2008 C70 Timing Belt and Water Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 277

2008 C70 Timing Belt and Water Pump

I have a 2008 C70 with 77,000 miles. What is the recommended time frame to change the timing belt? Also, when I asked my volvo mechanic about changing the water pump at the same time, he said that those do not normally go bad on the C70, is that true? Just do not want to have to spend money twice sh...
by wackenhut
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent Half Second Flashing of SRS Dummy Light
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Intermittent Half Second Flashing of SRS Dummy Light

I have noticed lately on my 96 850R, that the SRS Dummy light goes on for about a 1/2 second intermittently. Has anyone experienced this? Looking to find what the issue is and how to take care of it. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Half Shim Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 338

1996 850R Half Shim Replacement

I added half shims a few years ago which solved the freight train rumble, and now the dreaded rumbling has come back. Do Half Shims need to be replaced or is it because the brake pad has worn down. The brakes are not at the point to replace but maybe next service. Any help would be appreciated. Than...
by wackenhut
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 Volvo C70 Hard Top Convertible Stuck Half Way
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: 2008 Volvo C70 Hard Top Convertible Stuck Half Way

Love the car, but unfortunately there is no way to resolve this on your own. I had to resort to bringing the car to the dealership and it took 2 technicians and a couple hours to close manually. Learned a lesson that because the hydraulic cylinders have aged, the top can not be stopped half way. Let...
by wackenhut
Fri May 11, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle

It is a Bosch. If I unplug the MAF, won't the car shut down? Also, is there a way to know if it is the radiator fan? I do not think it is though.
by wackenhut
Wed May 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle

It is strange cause the MAF sensor is brand new.
by wackenhut
Tue May 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 457

1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle

Hi, I am not sure what could be causing this. The best way to describe what is happening is when the car is running and shifting through gears everything runs smoothly. I notice that occasionally when I am stopped at a light or when in traffic and idling, I feel what is a slight hesitation from the ...
by wackenhut
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Instrument Cluster Lights (While Fixing Odometer Gear)
Replies: 2
Views: 689

1996 850R Instrument Cluster Lights (While Fixing Odometer Gear)

Hi, I have seen a lot of posts regarding changing the instrument cluster lights while fixing the odometer gear. The 4 main lights seem to be easy to purchase at a local store, however I need some assistance with purchasing a dummy light for the ABS and then the two lights for the clock/LCD trip disp...
by wackenhut
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SELLING 1995 850 T5R
Replies: 28
Views: 1793

Re: SELLING 1995 850 T5R

For $750 I will take it...is the number wrong!?!

I think anyone would take it for $750
by wackenhut
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SELLING 1995 850 T5R
Replies: 28
Views: 1793

Re: SELLING 1995 850 T5R

The titans alone are worth more then 750!
by wackenhut
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

I just saw that someone posted a while back...are we supposed to be running 215/45/17 tires with Volans? Was there a technical bulletin about this?
by wackenhut
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

205/45/17
by wackenhut
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

So I received 3 quotes for a complete set of 4 tires w/ balance and road hazard:

Continental Surecontact RX (Basically DWS 06) made for Tire Kingdom: $585
Michelin Pilot Super Sports: $690
BF-Goodrich G-Force Comp-2 A/S: $460

Trying to decide what to buy. Let me know what your thoughts are.
by wackenhut
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

Anyone tried the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2?
by wackenhut
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

1996 850R Tires

Anyone have any recommendations for tires? I need to get a set of 4. Live in Florida so would prefer all weather.

I previously had the the Michelin Pilot Super Sports (those lost tread very quickly) and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

I am looking for a softer/quieter/smoother drive.

Thanks!
by wackenhut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Glove Compartment Latch Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 289

1996 850 Glove Compartment Latch Issue

Hi, My glove compartment door is not closing because the U-Shaped latch that goes into the door release mechanism is loose. Is there a fix or some sort of backing plate because the two screws holding the U-Shaped latch are not tightening properly. Every time I go to shut the glove compartment door, ...
by wackenhut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: 1996 850R Rims Needed

Regarding the rims:

What would be better...getting some original non refurbished volan wheels (might have some minor chips and curb damage) or a set of original volan refurbished wheels from a company?

Were the original wheels powder coated or painted?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: 1996 850R Rims Needed

My biggest issue is that I jumped a median causing the cracked rims and tires. I am trying to assess the damage, but the volvo mechanic says that it is hard if the car is not running...so just looking to get some replacements for now. Anyone know what could have possibly broken underneath? I hope I ...
by wackenhut
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

1996 850R Rims Needed

Does anyone know where I can find some used volans?
Unfortunately I cracked 3 of them :(

Also, if I just needed some rims...what can be used as substitutes for now?
I believe my size is 205 45 17

Would s70 rims work?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently

Thank you so much, that is exactly what happened with the turbo gauge, it was a clear tube that runs near the throttle body that disconnnected!

Now with the odometer, I will just have to see....I would rather not replace or have to pull it from the dash.
by wackenhut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently

So basically...need to pull it regardless. Any thoughts on why the turbo gauge is not working and stuck in the middle?
by wackenhut
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently

I noticed the video mentioned the speedometer going out, but my issue is the actual odometer for miles on the car...this is also related to the ABS Module?

Thanks
by wackenhut
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

1996 850R Odometer stops and works intermittently

Hi, I was driving the other day and noticed that the odometer suddenly stopped working. I remember seeing many threads related to a broken gear and how to fix the issue with a replacement. For some reason, however, the next time I got in my car, it started working again. Unfortunately, it just stopp...
by wackenhut
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Seems to be Burning Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 523

1996 850R Seems to be Burning Oil

Hi, My volvo 850R has approximately 225,000 miles and seems to run great. I use synthetic oil down here in south florida 5W30 but noticed that towards the end of the life of the oil at about 3,500 to 4,000 miles, it seems to burn oil more. I figure over 5,000 miles I need to replenish roughly 2 quar...
by wackenhut
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Fuel Tank Heat Shield/Protection Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: 1996 850R Fuel Tank Heat Shield/Protection Plate

Anyone know how the left side was mounted? Almost seems it is mounted in a few locations.
by wackenhut
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Fuel Tank Heat Shield/Protection Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 893

1996 850R Fuel Tank Heat Shield/Protection Plate

Hi, I was able to find a picture of the part that is having an issue from this site. Basically the connection where labeled "detachment" is still on and perfectly fine, however the other sections towards the other end are not connected to the tank causing the shield to drop down. I am not sure how m...
by wackenhut
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: 1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims

It is only when going fast and braking while turning, slow turns do not present an issue.

If it is a stuck brake pad, caliper...how would I tell?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: 1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims

Yes, the rear brakes again!

What is strange is that the noise only happens when the brake is applied when turning a corner. The car corners fine if nothing is applied. You still think the bearings?
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

1996 850R Rumbling When Braking and Half Shims

Hi, So about a year and a half ago, I had this terrible rumbling noise when braking from the rear of the car. I learned that the issue would be resolved by installing half shims with the rear brakes. This solved the problem. I just experienced the same rumbling now but only when braking from a highe...
by wackenhut
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Removal of Air Vent Open Close Flap
Replies: 0
Views: 312

96 850R Removal of Air Vent Open Close Flap

Does anyone know how to remove the flap which is attached to the dial to open and close the air vent? It is rattling and always have the vent open anyhow. Seems like it is attached to the dial.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound

Hi, So found the culprit and not sure the vest way to take care of it. When you take the vent out where the flapper connects to the turning wheel, if you put your finger there, the squeeking stops. I don't want to spray anything since I don't want to breathe it in being where the ac blowes out of. A...
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound

I popped out the lower vent and noticed that it has something to do with the open close flapper inside. Since I always have this in the open position, is there a way to remove this?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound

Hi

Has anyone had this experience related to the lower left air vent making a vibrating/rattling noise when driving? Not sure how to fix this. I decided to put my hand on it and push in and the noise seemed to have gone away. Unfortunately, I cant be leaving one hand on the vent.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Single Dim Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 575

1996 850R Single Dim Radio

Hi, I am looking to get a Single Dim Radio to replace the factory radio cause I want to be able to have the option to reinstall the factory radio at a later time. When installing the new radio, a couple of posts I have seen mention the connector pins needing to match up. Is each after market radio p...
by wackenhut
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 Volvo C70 Hard Top Convertible Stuck Half Way
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

2008 Volvo C70 Hard Top Convertible Stuck Half Way

Hi, I opened the convertible top and stopped it half way down in order to inspect everything and then noticed that the trunk started falling down and now resting against the back window and the system is stuck. I am getting two messages: top unlocked and top malfunction see manual. Because the top i...
by wackenhut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R intermittent rough idle at start and Low Gear Light
Replies: 2
Views: 426

96 850R intermittent rough idle at start and Low Gear Light

Hi, So I have had an intermittent rough idle on a warm engine. Usually during a start that is about an hour after sitting. It has never fully stalled out however I did notice something interesting tonight. I let the engine idle rough for about 4 seconds, and then I saw an indicator light on the inst...
by wackenhut
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: 1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph

Hi Clemens,

Funny you should mention, you are absolutely right...I put it under the wrong heading but I have both cars and it only makes the noise on my 1995!! Wonder why this is the case. Did something change in 1996?
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: 1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph

It is like a binding sound....almost like a quick urrrrrrrrt
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph
Replies: 9
Views: 746

1996 850R Noise from front Left at 15mph

Hi, So I noticed that when the car is first started after being in park, as soon as I reach around 15mph I hear a strange noise coming from the front left of the car, then I never hear it again for the remainder of the trip. I am not sure what this can be but seems that this is triggered by somethin...
by wackenhut
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Zimmerman Rotors and Akebono Pads
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: 1996 850R Zimmerman Rotors and Akebono Pads

Do the zimmerman rotors need to be prepped on the braking surface before installing?
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Zimmerman Rotors and Akebono Pads
Replies: 4
Views: 531

1996 850R Zimmerman Rotors and Akebono Pads

Hi, So I recently got Zimmerman rotors and Akebono ceramic pads as this was the recommendation from members of the forum. I notice that when I first use the brakes in the morning or after the car sits for a bit that they squeal. It is only when they are first applied though. Has anyone had a similar...
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

Is it true that once you change to synthetic, you can't go back to a synthetic blend?
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

Thank you!!
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

No lights were on
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

5W30
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

96 850R Losing Oil

I had an oil change at the end of June and they put synthetic and said I should be good for 7,500 miles. The engine had about 203,500 at the time. Just brought it back to get checked out cause the engine was occasionally sputtering at start up, but it is hit or miss. They couldn't find anything, but...
by wackenhut
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Slight Shake in Steering above 65mph
Replies: 1
Views: 208

1996 850R Slight Shake in Steering above 65mph

Hi, I just had a tire rotation/balance (front to rear) and noticed that the steering wheel slightly shakes above 65mph. I never felt this before the tire rotation. The tires are practically new and I took it back to the shop to check the balancing and everything came out fine. If anyone can help, th...
by wackenhut
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850R Brake Rotors to Buy
Replies: 3
Views: 364

1996 Volvo 850R Brake Rotors to Buy

Hi, So I need front brake rotors and was looking at the Brembo, Bosch, and Volvo standard front rotors. Does anyone have a preference? I initially thought well the best is to go with Volvo, but then noticed that they were made in China (or at least said so) and the others are made in Italy. Any help...
by wackenhut
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 T-5R Gull Yellow Paint
Replies: 32
Views: 3825

Re: 95 T-5R Gull Yellow Paint

Strange, cause look at these pictures have added and there seems to be differences.
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by wackenhut
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 T-5R Gull Yellow Paint
Replies: 32
Views: 3825

95 T-5R Gull Yellow Paint

So i have been looking online at various pictures of the 1995 T-5R in Gull Yellow and wondering if there is way to tell if a car has the original paint. In some instances I see pictures of them have a very light cream faded yellow look, and then in other instances I see them more yellow. I am not su...
by wackenhut
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Small Rust Paint Chip
Replies: 1
Views: 305

1996 850R Small Rust Paint Chip

Hi,

I just noticed two spots of rust which almost look like they were chipped from a very small rocks. What is the best way to stop this in its tracks and make sure nothing progresses further.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Automatic Locks After 30 Sec
Replies: 4
Views: 568

1996 850R Automatic Locks After 30 Sec

Hi, I have had my volvo now for over a year and never noticed this. Basically I unlocked the car with the remote and then went to check something on the other side of the car and it locked. I have never noticed this. If I exit the car, and shut the door, does this engage? I just want to make sure I ...
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Rear Engine Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 308

96 850R Rear Engine Seal

The previous owner replaced the engine seal at 104,000 miles and now the car has about 204,000. Does anyone know if there is an expected life of this seal? Also, if the seals when replaced were usually better quality that can hold up better. Also, is there a way to check condition?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Question on Sirius/XM for Vehicle
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: 96 850R Question on Sirius/XM for Vehicle

I don't want to really replace the original radio. If I do, i want to be able to reinstall it to be original at any time.
by wackenhut
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Question on Sirius/XM for Vehicle
Replies: 5
Views: 833

96 850R Question on Sirius/XM for Vehicle

Hi,

I love my 850R and it is my daily driver. Does anyone know how I can add siriusxm satellite radio? I have the factor radio with cassette deck and cd player.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat May 07, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Cruise Control Delay Upon Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: 1996 850R Cruise Control Delay Upon Activation

Not that I really use cruise control, but just thought it was odd. Thank you all.
by wackenhut
Tue May 03, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70R Front Differential Leak
Replies: 0
Views: 306

2004 V70R Front Differential Leak

Hi,

The front differential has a leak and the seals need to be replaced. Does this mean the seals related to the angle gear? Also, what kind of $$$ and labor is involved in this repair?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sun May 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Cruise Control Delay Upon Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 883

1996 850R Cruise Control Delay Upon Activation

Hi, Has anyone had an issue where there is a delay from when the cruise control switch is pressed until when it is engaged and maintaining the set speed? I noticed that it drops about 10mph or so before coming back up to speed when initially set. Also, I think this only occurs at the beginning, thus...
by wackenhut
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Drivers Side Lower Dash Panel
Replies: 0
Views: 226

1996 850R Drivers Side Lower Dash Panel

Hi, So the Lower Dash Panel/knee bolster is not secured by the left most screw (it is falling down). It looks like the material that would secure the screw has ripped through. Does anyone have any recommendations? Is there a glue that would work or maybe a strong tape? I know tape might leave residu...
by wackenhut
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Balancing New Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 596

1996 850R Balancing New Tires

Hi, I just bought 4 new tires and had them balanced. They put the weights inside the rim (weight strips). When I went to another location to have them rebalanced, they put the weights on the outside of the rim. It definitely does not look as good, but wondering if the shop just did not have the weig...
by wackenhut
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Slight Steering Wheel Vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 484

1996 850R Slight Steering Wheel Vibration

Hi, I just got new tires, balance and alignment. I noticed that at speeds above 70, there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel. Does anyone know what this could be related to, maybe the tires weren't balanced correctly? Not sure if it could be something else. Please let me know. Thank you.
by wackenhut
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Question on Wire Function/Purpose
Replies: 3
Views: 377

1996 850R Question on Wire Function/Purpose

Hi,

While I was working underneath the passenger glove box, I noticed that something was unplugged but not sure what this relates to. If someone could let me know that would be great. I took a picture. I believe the tip is yellow and has a black and red wire.
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by wackenhut
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted To Buy 1995 T-5R
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Wanted To Buy 1995 T-5R (Garage Queen)

All,

Looking for a one owner T-5R (Garage Queen) for sale. Please let me know if anyone knows one available.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rubber Door Seals
Replies: 0
Views: 246

1996 850R Rubber Door Seals

Hi,

I noticed that when the front doors open, the rubber seal that sits along the rear door edge is flipping inward, but the rubber is still good. Does anyone have any recommendations to keep this from happening? I am not sure how it was originally stuck on.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Left top Dash plastic air vent removal
Replies: 1
Views: 340

1996 850R Left top Dash plastic air vent removal

Could someone please let me know how to remove the air vent as I do not want to break anything. Since it is plastic, always worry if I apply to much force.

Thank you!
by wackenhut
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted To Buy 1995 T-5R
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Wanted To Buy 1995 T-5R

Please let me know if anyone is selling a 1995 T-5R. I know that it may take a while, but I am only interested if it has less then 120K miles and everything is in excellent condition outside and inside. Willing to pay.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

Haha, thank goodness for the iphone flashlight.
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

I had to remove the light bulb. The issue was that the interior glove box could not be tightened in with the torx screws to allow the spring push button to come out enough to be pushed in by door. The glove box material where the torx screws go in was was ripped so essentially the screws were just t...
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

Thank you all so much
by wackenhut
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

Is it as simple as removing the light bulb, or does anything else need to be removed? I went in and removed the bulb, so hopefully that is all that needed to be done. As far as the headlights, they can be left on and they will not drain the battery once the car is turned off?
by wackenhut
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

It looks like all of you are absolutely correct with the light on in the glove compartment. It seems as though the push button to shut off the light is not extended enough out of the glove box material to be pressed in when closed. The material is very loose so i dont want to unscrew anything to get...
by wackenhut
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

What is the best way to tell if the glove box light stays on or the trunk light?
by wackenhut
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

Re: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

Yes, there is an original radio.
by wackenhut
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 2922

1996 850R Battery Dying Quickly

I have a brand new sears diehard battery installed in my 850R and I notice that if the car sits for about a week or so it loses charge real fast. One thing i may note, the head light switch is kind of interesting in that if the light switch is left in the on position, when the car is turned off the ...
by wackenhut
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Power Radio Antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: 1996 850 Power Radio Antenna

Thank you so much!! I swapped out the antenna and you are absolutely right in terms of inserting the new mast painlessly. Everything was intact, just that it kept getting stuck for the last 1/4. Appreciate your help. No need to remove the motor or anything!
by wackenhut
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Power Radio Antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: 1996 850 Power Radio Antenna

Not really, but the casing and all that need to be removed to remove the pull wire from the pulley?
by wackenhut
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Power Radio Antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 575

1996 850 Power Radio Antenna

So the power radio antenna is not going down all the way. I ordered a new antenna mast and saw some do it yourself videos on replacing the antenna. Is there a way to remove and install the antenna mast with out removing the entire motor housing?

Please let me know.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Cruise Control
Replies: 1
Views: 310

1996 850R Cruise Control

I recently brought my car in to replace the abs module and also asked if the cruise control could be checked since it was not working. As it turned out, I guess it was disconnected at the pedal and i believe another place. Does anyone know of any issues that someone would disconnect the cruise contr...
by wackenhut
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Tracs Light/ABS
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: 1996 850 Tracs Light/ABS

Is it just the TRACS OFF light or is the ABS light coming on with it? The TRACS off light itself will only come on my itself when the traction control has been actively engaged for a set amount of time, it does this so the brakes don't overheat apparently. If your module is bad and causing the trac...
by wackenhut
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Tracs Light/ABS
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

1996 850 Tracs Light/ABS

Hi, So I have noticed a few times when I am driving that the Tracs light comes on. I am not sure of the exact instances in which it does, I just looked at the dash and saw it. When I shut off the car and then go driving again, the light does not appear anymore. Does anyone know if this should be of ...
by wackenhut
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 Brake Pad Half Shims
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

1996 Volvo 850 Brake Pad Half Shims

Hi, So I am experiencing the dreaded vibration with the rear brakes and purchased the half shim kit from volvo. When I look online at the volvo factory pads, they are attached to a backing with two holes, is this considered a shim? I am just wondering if the half shim metal kit goes on top of this p...
by wackenhut
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB T-5R Low Miles
Replies: 2
Views: 708

WTB T-5R Low Miles

Anyone seen or know of a recent T-5R with under 60K miles for sale?
PM me.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Front Cam Seals
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Re: 96 850R Front Cam Seals

Does anyone know if there is a way to determine the brand of cam seals that were installed simply by looking? I want to see the brand that was used and I don't trust the mechanic that did it....I am no longer going to him.

Thanks
by wackenhut
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850R Right Rear Tire Brake Squeal at Low Speeds
Replies: 3
Views: 459

850R Right Rear Tire Brake Squeal at Low Speeds

Has anyone had this issue?

The rotors and brake pads are new and volvo brand. I notice the issue mostly braking at low speeds < 10mph but occasionally at around 35mph.

Anyone know of a fix?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Front Cam Seals
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Re: 96 850R Front Cam Seals

So as it turns out, I looked at my receipt from when I got the timing belt/water pump replaced about 4.5 months ago, and my mechanic supposedly changed the cam seals. I guess either I paid for it, and he didn't do them, or they just went bad. Kind of interesting.
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Front Cam Seals
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Re: 96 850R Front Cam Seals

I asked a mechanic, do you know what is meant by the fact that I should replace all 4 seals? He then said parts and labor with new timing belt will run about 600 dollars.
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Front Cam Seals
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Re: 96 850R Front Cam Seals

Each Cam Seal an hour?

Also, I got my timing belt replaced about 3,500 miles ago and the cam seals have just started to leak...do I really need to replace the timing belt again?
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Front Cam Seals
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

96 850R Front Cam Seals

Anyone know how much labor time is involved by a skilled mechanic in replacing the two front cam seals? It looks like there is a small oil leak coming from that area and I am trying to price it out. I believe the volvo seals are about 30 each.
by wackenhut
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question

So I went over to tire kingdom just to check and there is play in the left front tire. They said I would need an inner and outer tie rod on the left front. Parts and labor come to $300 without the alignment. How much is a reasonable amount to pay for this, and does it make sense to do the other side...
by wackenhut
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question

I just had the axle replaced a few months ago. Could it be something with the tie rod? I think it might be a clacking sound.
by wackenhut
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question
Replies: 7
Views: 798

1996 Volvo 850 Noise Possible CV Joint Question

Hi, So I was recently driving in a parking lot, weaving, almost in a serpentine motion. I noticed that when i turned the steering wheel to the left and then made a hard right, I get a noise coming from the left front tire area. I didn't hear anything from the right side when doing the opposite. Does...
by wackenhut
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850R Volans - original from the factory?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Volvo 850R Volans - original from the factory?

Lee, do you know if original wheels were painted or powder coated? Are they subject to peeling?
by wackenhut
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850R Volans - original from the factory?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Volvo 850R Volans - original from the factory?

Does anyone know if there is a way to find out if a set of volan wheels are original from the factory or if they have been repainted/powder-coated?
by wackenhut
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 650

1996 850R Rims

I am looking into purchasing some practically brand new original 850R Volan Rims. Is $700 +200 shipping too much?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Engine/Transmission Life
Replies: 4
Views: 500

1996 850R Engine/Transmission Life

Hi,

I just wanted to get some feedback in terms of the expected life of the engine/transmission on this car before any overhaul is necessary. The car has been properly maintained and currently has just under 200K miles. I appreciate it.
by wackenhut
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Turn Signal Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 563

1996 850R Turn Signal Noise

Hi, So this might seem like a strange question, however when I activate the turn signal (left or right), besides the normal clicking sound, there is an occasional squeaking noise. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Not quite sure how the signal operates once the stalk is moved down or up. ...
by wackenhut
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Front Brake Squeal
Replies: 1
Views: 226

1996 850R Front Brake Squeal

Hi, My front brakes were making a squealing noise when coming to a stop. I discussed this with the mechanic and most of it has gone away. I think he might have lubricated the brake pads or shims. Anyhow, I still notice an occasional front brake squeal, usually when going at a very slow speed (taking...
by wackenhut
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Damper Motor Calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 534

1996 850 Damper Motor Calibration

Hi,

I recently purchased some used damper motors since mine went bad. Since I do not want to go to the dealer, after installing the temperature damper motors, what do I need to do in terms of calibration? Is there some special program that needs to be run at a repair shop?

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Air Damper Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 317

1996 850R Air Damper Motors

Hi,

I purchased 3 damper motors for the ECC off of eBay. They came from a pick and pull. Does anyone know if there is a marking indicating what year they are? If so, where is it located?

Not sure if the same motors are used in other later year models.
by wackenhut
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted 1996/1997 850R Rims
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Wanted 1996/1997 850R Rims

Please let me know if anyone has original rims they are looking to sell. The paint is coming off of mine and I would like to replace them.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 c70 Remanufactured Rim Purchase
Replies: 0
Views: 430

2008 c70 Remanufactured Rim Purchase

Does anyone have a reputable website to purchase a remanufactured rim? I have look at reviews and lot of them are questionable.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC
Replies: 14
Views: 2814

Re: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC

They said that they can see the ECC unit giving the command to the motor, and the motor not doing anything. I just don't feel like throwing money away.
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC
Replies: 14
Views: 2814

Re: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC

Yeah, thank you. They did give me a disclaimer that the parts or service will not have any warranty. I am okay with that as long as the issue is resolved. I just can't see paying 200 dollars a piece for brand new damper motors. How long should it take a volvo mechanic to replace the driver side temp...
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC
Replies: 14
Views: 2814

Re: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC

So 3 of the 5 damper motors are being replaced by the dealer. One on the drivers side and then 2 on the passenger side. I paid a diagnostic fee, so everything should already be removed to install the new parts. Anyone know how many hours in labor I should be charged? Also, does the diagnostic fee us...
by wackenhut
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC
Replies: 14
Views: 2814

Re: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC

They did not give me the actual codes (I did pay for the diagnostic though). They also mentioned that there is also another blend door motor that switches to defrost that is not working. Does anyone have part numbers? I keep looking and everyone says that all 5 or 6 motors are the same part number. ...
by wackenhut
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC
Replies: 14
Views: 2814

1996 850R Blend Door Motor (Damper Motor) ECC

Hi, So I have been experiencing hot air coming through the drivers side vents and cold air coming through the passenger side vents. I brought the car to the dealership because of this...the ECC was also flashing indicating that something was wrong. They told me that 3 of the motors have seized up an...
by wackenhut
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 ECC (Electronic Climate Control) light flashing
Replies: 5
Views: 816

1996 850 ECC (Electronic Climate Control) light flashing

The ECC is flashing lights on the REC and AC which I know from reading means that there are codes/faults.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get the codes without taking out the ECC? Please let me know if you can.

Thank you.
by wackenhut
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lug Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: 1996 850R Lug Nuts

I believe the threads. Would the hub need to be replaced too?
by wackenhut
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lug Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 529

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by wackenhut
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lug Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 529

1996 850R Lug Nuts

If a lug nut got stripped when a mechanic was putting on the wheel, what else needs to be replaced? I assume that the receiving end also got stripped.

Thank you
by wackenhut
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Wheel/Rim Coating/Paint Peeling
Replies: 1
Views: 313

1996 850R Wheel/Rim Coating/Paint Peeling

Hi,

I have the factory original rims on my Volvo 850R. I have noticed that a large area of the rim coating is peeling off. Has anyone experienced this? Any recommendations?

Aaron
by wackenhut
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2008 - 2010 Volvo C70 Manual Transmission
Replies: 0
Views: 393

2008 - 2010 Volvo C70 Manual Transmission

Does anyone know production counts for these? How rare are they in the US?

Aaron
by wackenhut
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rear Brake Vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 620

1996 850R Rear Brake Vibration

Hi, I recently had the rear rotors and brakes replaced on my 96 850R. I noticed after driving several miles and the brakes (hot), that there was a really bad vibration when braking. I found a post on here relating to this issue and that it relates to replacing the shims. My mechanic mentioned that m...
by wackenhut
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2011 C70 Do interior door storage compartments lock?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: 2011 C70 Do interior door storage compartments lock?

I believe you need to lock the doors using the remote. It is a standard feature.
by wackenhut
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Cooling Fan Relay and Wire Harness
Replies: 2
Views: 356

1996 850 Cooling Fan Relay and Wire Harness

Hi,

How much time in labor should a dealer take in replacing the cooling fan relay and wire harness?

Do you just plug in the new part (15 minutes).

Thanks!
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: 1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner

Yep, I am running the AC....what should I be averaging mpg with the 1996 850R?

Also, anyone know how much new spark plugs...parts and labor goes for?
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: 1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner

I have not checked for vacuum leaks. The spark plugs were changed 45,000 miles ago. Right now I have 196,000 miles on the car. The distributor/rotor and starter were all changed recently. I just had an oil change. Other then that, everything seems to be okay, getting about 20 miles to the gallon. I ...
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 857

1996 850R Rough idle/Fuel Cleaner

Hi I have recently had intermittent rough idle with my volvo upon startup, sometimes even starting and then shutting down. There are no check engine lights. Has anyone had this issue and would know the cause? It seems to be running fine now. I decided to put some fuel injector cleaner in the tank (S...
by wackenhut
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Trip Computer Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: 1996 850 Trip Computer Issue

I agree that it should self adjust while driving...but both when I am driving and at idle it keeps going down....I am at 185 to empty and the fuel indicator is Full. Yesterday the car has had a rough idle during the day at startup...sometimes even stalling out. Not sure if all of this is related. Th...
by wackenhut
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Trip Computer Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 308

1996 850 Trip Computer Issue

Hi, I recently filled up my tank with fuel and reset the trip computer. The fuel tank is completely full and I noticed that the "Driving Distance to Empty" indicator started at around 380 and kept going down "5" about every 30-60 Sec. Does anyone know what could be causing this? The fuel gauge still...
by wackenhut
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Right Air and Stereo Controls Not Lit Up
Replies: 2
Views: 360

1996 850 Right Air and Stereo Controls Not Lit Up

Hi, I am having an issue with the backlights on the air conditioner control and stereo. I am not sure if it is light bulbs needing replacement or possibly a fuse. What is interesting is that it is only the right most items: Passenger Air Temperature Selector (it is to the right of that red light) Ra...
by wackenhut
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lifetime Warranty on Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 499

1996 850R Lifetime Warranty on Parts

Hi,

Is FCPEuro the only place that offers a lifetime warranty on parts? I know that if you have your car serviced at the dealer, Volvo now offers a lifetime warranty, however I prefer to use my local mechanic and buy the parts elsewhere.
by wackenhut
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Drivers Window Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 331

1996 850R Drivers Window Issue

I am having an issue with the driver's side front window. The window goes down when you press the switch. If you stop half way down, and then press the switch to go back up, the window does not go up. If you then continue to press the switch for the window to go all the way down, the window will the...
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Coverking Seat Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: 1996 850R Coverking Seat Covers

Thank you, I appreciate it!! I think I am going to pass on them and go for new upholstery when the time comes.
by wackenhut
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Coverking Seat Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 374

1996 850R Coverking Seat Covers

Hi,

I have a 1996 volvo 850R with black interior. Has anyone purchased or seen the coverking leatherette seat covers? I am debating whether or not to purchase them for 200 dollars. Also, they have black and charcoal...not sure what color would be best.

Thank you.

Aaron