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by DrDan
Thu May 28, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Unknown wire near left front headlight Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Unknown wire near left front headlight Topic is solved

Just as a general hint. The wiring diagrams are available online, try to obtain one for your model year. A large part of the electrical logic or at least logistics of logic, exposed. Also, there are figures showing components like connectors can also be valuable in a case like yours.
by DrDan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement Gas Cap
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Damn. I was fooled by the dealer :shock:

Anyway, at the same time I had to change the filler flap hinge which gave me a distinctive klonk when after each left turn I had a "like new" refuelling experience 8)
by DrDan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement Gas Cap
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Replacement Gas Cap

I've replaced mine with an original one. It came with the tether and I was told by the dealer that they don't sell the tether individually.
by DrDan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 lug bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: 2004 S60 lug bolts

- Pete - wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:29 am Edit: I meant to say, I would avoid any 1-piece lug bolts. I’ll post a photo later.
Absolutely, if you have alloy rims. Steel rims should take the one piece bolts. I keep a set of one-piece, fixed cone ones in the trunk for use with the spare wheel.
by DrDan
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Really silly sounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Really silly sounding question

If you have alloy rims, go for those with loose cones. The part number is 31373474, they're not so expensive if you avoid the dealership. A quick web search for the part number brought up an offer on eBay for Original Volvo bolts for 100$ plus shipping, 20pcs which is 5$ apiece. That's what I'd go f...
by DrDan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 Rear Relay/Shunt Removal?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: 2002 V70 Rear Relay/Shunt Removal?

DrDan, all I wanted to do was replace a single, potentially worn out relay. The one I was told that operates the left rear fog lamp properly is on the right hand side of the REM and it is blocked by the trim panel. Seems like a stupid location for it since I can't get full access upon opening the a...
by DrDan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 Rear Relay/Shunt Removal?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Rear Relay/Shunt Removal?

REM is the Rear Electronic Module, located in the left hand side of trunk CEM is the Central Electronic Module, located in the passenger compartment under the dash. Reading the thread, I wonder why you would want to remove the REM, not the trim panel which prevents access. I don't recall the exact s...
by DrDan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help me solve 2 problems on my P2 V70 D5
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Help me solve 2 problems on my P2 V70 D5

Welcome to the forum. I would suggest to open two threads for the two unrelated problems. I will try to address both here anyway. Power windows: Try to obtain a wiring diagram online, try to understand and then fault trace the circuit. That's of course very generic but you can identify potential poi...
by DrDan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Will start but won't stay running Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Will start but won't stay running Topic is solved

The P0422 is probably not related to running problems. It's thrown when the catalytic converter (monitored by the downstream O2 sensor) exhibits below threshold capacity to store oxygen. However, seeing that code very likely does NOT mean you need a new CAT. I've seen it twice on my car in 5 years, ...
by DrDan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dim issues Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Dim issues Topic is solved

Sounds like typical symptoms of DIM failure. I would guess that you were on the right track, but failed at fixing it. Now the original DIM has been tinkered with, seeking professional help has become more difficult, but may still be worth trying. Replacing the DIM is another option, but you need to ...
by DrDan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: High Beam/dashboard lighting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: High Beam/dashboard lighting issue

I'm thinking either DIM failure - your 2003 is in the range for this, or a problem with the cabin light sensor located on the radio unit face - located at the bottom in between the two knobs - try covering it with you finger see if the light is still dim. As the dimming level is controlled via CANB...
by DrDan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Relay activating Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Relay activating Topic is solved

Mike, 'Full Editor & Preview' is shown just south of the text box I'm just typing into ('quick reply'). Try to obtain the wiring diagram online, it has the names and functions of all the relays. If you cannot find it send me a message. The topmost relay in the left row of the REM (rear electronics m...
by DrDan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Melt wiring harness now all kinds of problems
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Melt wiring harness now all kinds of problems

Woah, tough luck, I hope you get this resolved. Start with a careful analysis of damage not only in cables, but also hoses, connectors etc. As for the codes, I would suspect: p0118 - possibly short circuit because of melted cable to coolant temp sensor. Check with multimeter or look at live data fro...
by DrDan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seatbelt not pulling out... Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: seatbelt not pulling out... Topic is solved

There's no software in the seatbelt. However, there's a pyrotechnical belt tensioner which is triggered electrically. There should not be need for programming anything. But do take good care (disconnect battery, wait 5 min), use Loctite and proper torque (Haynes says 48nm, 35 lbf ft), and dispose of...
by DrDan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 D5 long start
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 2004 XC70 D5 long start

kekec01, the diesel cars are quite rare on this forum so this might not be the best place to get diesel-specific help. The only code that could be relevant to running issues would be the boost pressure control one, but surely you are aware of that already. Having cleaned the MAF does not rule it out...
by DrDan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Strut bar brace mounts?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Strut bar brace mounts?

Glenn, the bar can be turned a bit with little force, that's perfectly normal. I also found that amount of play suspicious, so I replaced the left and right mounts, but the new ones were just the same :roll:
by DrDan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes

Given your readings, I would rule out the evap Sensor. Mine was crazily off, yours seems quite OK but I also do not know the tolerance. Also the symptoms are different. My problems were definitely caused by the evap freezing which does not seem to be the case here. VIDA has a function to calibrate t...
by DrDan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes

There's actually a thread that has the relevant info, along with a hint how you can find the resistance. There had to be, because finding the clue to that sensor here at MVS and consequently solving my climate control issues by replacing it was what brought me here in the first place :D https://www....
by DrDan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Air is not blowing from vents...sometimes

This could be the evap temp sensor. It's a resistive sensor (PTC vor NTC, not sure which) meaning you can check it using a multimeter. Access is form the driver footwell. Cheap and easy to replace, but provides important input to the CCM so it won't work right if the sensor gives a false reading. I ...
by DrDan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 Lights won’t work
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: 2004 S60 Lights won’t work

Oh, the sound you describe seems to be what you'd expect to hear from the Magnetti Marelli ETM which indeed is under the manifold for the turbo cars.

Could be that your 04 already has the newer throttle body, though.
by DrDan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 Lights won’t work
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: 2004 S60 Lights won’t work

There's a shunt for the low beams in the CEM, CSH4. Have you checked that one too?

Edit: Not sure if this applies to the 04, also the high beams are independent of the shunt... At least for the 02 V70 I have.
by DrDan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drain/relieve fuel prior fuel filter change? Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Drain/relieve fuel prior fuel filter change? Topic is solved

Relieving the pressure is advisable. You will probably still spill fuel but it will be less. Working in a well-ventilated area is a good idea too, as the benzene in the fuel is carcinogenic. You want to inhale it or have it on your skin as little as possible. For that same reason, wear gloves.
by DrDan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Petrol door won't lock
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Petrol door won't lock

Back on point...is there somewhere to go besides the Volvo Corp to teach me how to use VIDA 2014D?...I get mad but I refuse to quit... You could always ask here :wink: I guess it takes some trial and error and getting used to. My DICE has temporarily disappeared in the mess that is my basement but ...
by DrDan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Petrol door won't lock
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Petrol door won't lock

This is just to connect this to the previous discussion we had on the topic in this thread: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89718 Basically, according to the wiring diagram, the filler flap locking motor is triggered by relay RMI21 which is connected to fuse F8. Fuse F8 ...
by DrDan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 T5M Doubled Fuel Consumption [Bad ECT] Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Doubled Fuel Consumption Topic is solved

If the car is still running rich, you should be able to smell gas in the exhaust even after warmup, no? That'd be easier than pulling the plugs...
The average will only stabilize after you've driven the car for a while. Please let us know how things are then.
Good luck!
by DrDan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving

We bought our car at 60k miles with a failing front left wheel bearing. The right one still is fine after 60k more. I would leave the other in until it fails. I guess in legislations where you drive right, turning right happens more frequently which puts more load/stress on the left front bearing, c...
by DrDan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 T5M Doubled Fuel Consumption [Bad ECT] Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Doubled Fuel Consumption Topic is solved

A leaky injector would lead to increased fuel consumption, but not to the computer showing it. I think the OP is referring to the value shown in the DIM, which the ECM computes from the opening time of the injectors. The case here seems to be that the ECM decides to inject surplus fuel. That's why I...
by DrDan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 T5M Doubled Fuel Consumption [Bad ECT] Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Doubled Fuel Consumption Topic is solved

I suppose that if the sensor fails the way I described, the gauge would read low, as if the engine was cold, even when it's warm. When my thermostat failed I was pointed to the problem when pulling codes. I think there was no check engine light or warning message. Did you check for fault codes using...
by DrDan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving

Does it change when cornering? That would point to a wheel bearing starting to fail. If that's the case, it'll get worse until the noise is very pronounced when cornering and much less going straight.
As for the tires, to remove any doubt, you could change wheels if you have a second set.
by DrDan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 T5M Doubled Fuel Consumption [Bad ECT] Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Doubled Fuel Consumption Topic is solved

Maybe coolant temperature sensor
(ECT) falsely indicating cold engine?
Engine actually not warming up as it should due to thermostat stuck open causes high fuel consumption like that but does throw a code, at least if the condition persists long enough.
by DrDan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: WTF is up with my Radio
Replies: 21
Views: 564

Re: WTF is up with my Radio

Also an important bit: disconnect the battery before removing the radio. If you don't, an SRS code will be triggered. Set ignition to II before reconnecting.
by DrDan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine Oil recommendation ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1055

Re: Engine Oil recommendation ?

One of the things I believe is that it doesn't fricking matter where you get your oil from, as long as it's the same viscosity's that is labeled in the manual and in the case of P2 Volvo's, full synthetic. I would like to add that you should stick to the required specification also. For my 02 NA, i...
by DrDan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: WTF is up with my Radio
Replies: 21
Views: 564

Re: WTF is up with my Radio

The fault of two seemingly unrelated functions kind of points to failure of the PCB (bad soldering joints?). Hard to trace and fix unless you're an expert, so swapping the head unit seems a reasonable strategy. Beware that you need a unit from the same model year if you want more than basic function...
by DrDan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cargo 12v power port
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Cargo 12v power port

Yeah, but you get everything the way it was intended by the manufacturer if you go for original equipment (and it's cheap if you buy it used). On the 07, the outlet goes to fuse F8 btw, not the shunt. If the cable is present, it could not be easier nor safer and the job will be indistinguishable fro...
by DrDan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cargo 12v power port
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Cargo 12v power port

I've retrofitted the original 12V socket, sourced from the junkyard. The connector was already present behind the panel. To do this, you need to remove the panel, drill a whole for the socket, install, connect and reassemble. The socket is powered via a shunt (RSH3) in the REM, so you need to add th...
by DrDan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seat Side Molding Manual Seat Height Adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Seat Side Molding Manual Seat Height Adjustment

Well, I half expected that. The clips are too obvious on the variant I have. Good luck finding the solution!
by DrDan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seat Side Molding Manual Seat Height Adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Seat Side Molding Manual Seat Height Adjustment

Now my car is a 2002 and they did change the seats I think for the 04 MY but maybe this helps. You have to remove the lever handle first. Pull it up to reveal a clip on the inner (seat cushion facing) side. Release the clip and remove the handle.
Lever and handle
Lever and handle
Edit:add photo
by DrDan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 S60 car stalling at stops and during low speed turns.
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: 2002 S60 car stalling at stops and during low speed turns.

Hi, I'd also like to share some thoughts on this. 1. It is possible that your ETM is starting to fail due to the well known but dreaded syndrone caused by wear of the throttle position sensor even if mileage is low. Mine started acting up at about the same mileage, but it took another 60k miles unti...
by DrDan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: DS Window Regulator Issue, Upper Electronic Module question
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: DS Window Regulator Issue, Upper Electronic Module question

Other question is about the upper electronic module. Is the upper electronic module the flat circuit board that the dome lights attach to, or is it stored within the rear view mirror? The UEM is the latter, in a somewhat unholy union of auto-dimming rear view mirror glass (glued on top of the PCB, ...
by DrDan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Which VIDA tool to buy (2004 xc70)?
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Which VIDA tool to buy (2004 xc70)?

Mikele, when you buy a DiCE from the usual Hong Kong based sellers, they include a disc with VIDA and a patch required for the installation. VIDA will only recognize a DiCE unit and only the DiCE has the capability of talking to all systems in your car via all relevant buses the interfaces to which ...
by DrDan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Which VIDA tool to buy (2004 xc70)?
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Which VIDA tool to buy (2004 xc70)?

Mikele, the tool is actually called DICE, the software is VIDA. So you're looking for a DiCE unit bundled with a copy of VIDA. The DiCE connects to a USB port on your PC and to the OBD2 port in your car, so all you need extra is a PC capable of running VIDA. As a sensible approach to running the sof...
by DrDan
Sat May 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel door lock Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Fuel door lock Topic is solved

MDK, I don't think you need a button. At least there is none on my wagon. The lock just triggers with the the central lock, but with a delay of some minutes when locking. Also, are you sure the car never had that feature? I would think it comes with the central locking by default. That would mean th...
by DrDan
Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel door lock Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Fuel door lock Topic is solved

MDK rooooolling on! Wait a minute! Have you obtained and consulted the wiring diagrams for your car? They're available online and have the answers hidden within. I checked the diagram for my 02 V70 and it seems simple. The components are: Lock motor, 6/37, powered by Locking relay in the REM, Relay...
by DrDan
Wed May 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ETM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: ETM Question

Chad, there are a number of different software versions around and you need the right one. As far as I know there is always a chance of getting the wrong software even if MY and engine match. That said, VIDA would help because you can use it to read out the exact software version of your ETM and tha...
by DrDan
Sun May 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine stop after acceleration
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Engine stop after acceleration

Good to hear you solved the issue. What caused the computer to raise the error was a discrepancy between MAF and MAP...
by DrDan
Sun May 19, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine stop after acceleration
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Engine stop after acceleration

For the location of the MAP sensor see attached image (02 V70 NA). You can check the MAP in VIDA. Look for atmospheric pressure when engine is off and expected changes when throttle changes. sketch-1558252062060.png But it seems likely that you introduced the probIem during repair. I suggest to chec...
by DrDan
Thu May 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Thud when pressing accelerator
Replies: 70
Views: 2596

Re: Thud when pressing accelerator

93SCMax wrote: Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am
The square version was a replacement (improvement?) around 2004/2005.
I'm not convinced it's an improvement. With the circular mount you can replace just the bushing, which is quite a bit cheaper. Tools needed are just a saw and a vice.
by DrDan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 seat information, how to ID, what to look for, and comfort opinion
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

Re: P2 seat information, how to ID, what to look for, and comfort opinion

Sagging of the lower pad seems to be a common problem in the early models as Volvo sells an improved version of the pad. On my 2002 V70, the sagging was already quite bad when I bought it at 60k miles. As a result, the seating position is not ideal for the lower part of the back because you sit lowe...
by DrDan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: cam solenoid and P0171 Bank 1 Lean
Replies: 26
Views: 1159

Re: cam solenoid and P0171 Bank 1 Lean

To diagnose the MAF, you can compare measured airflow to reference values in VIDA.
If you don't have VIDA, in principle, the same check can be made by measuring signal voltage with a DMM, but it's not so convenient and someone (on here?) would need to help out with a reference value...
by DrDan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2111 After O2 Sensor Replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 1482

Re: P2111 After O2 Sensor Replacement

Just a thought, but the faulty signal at throttle might be spurious. I have it sometimes and it does not seem to cause trouble. Did you disconnect the battery to trigger new adaptation of A/F mixture? Because, after replacing a faulty sensor with a good one the learned adaptation could be way off, l...
by DrDan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

I estimate that the inner diameter is about 28mm
(the two parts of the tool don't combine to form perfectly cylindrical cavity, so the diameter can't be measured directly).

Using copper tubing is probably a good idea, too soft to damage the surface, but won't crack like plastic.
by DrDan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 01 V70 reverse light problem
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: 01 V70 reverse light problem

Stick shift? On the manual transmission cars, there's a switch installed on the gearbox which is pushed by a rod inside the trans when the reverse gear is engaged. If the switch fails, you don't get reverse lights, parking assist, or automatic rear wiper when reversing.
by DrDan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

[...] I recall that, for other models (V40?), the same counterhold is used along with a spacer which compensates the smaller diameter of the rack. Is that the 9997021 spacer on your list? The VIDA instruction says to use spacer PN 9997021. Was there deflection limiter in yours? I'm not sure. I thin...
by DrDan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

That would be taking it too far IMO! Replacing the tie rod is not a bad job, and apart from the two tools discussed above you don't need anything out of the ordinary to complete it. I considered renewing the pair of them, but here I am, more than one year later, and the other one is still fine and w...
by DrDan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

Wow, the 9997019 is super expensive given that you can buy a functional equivalent of it for about 30 bucks on ebay. 9997020 though is nonstandard, not much/any choice on the market for this one. I recall that, for other models (V40?), the same counterhold is used along with a spacer which compensat...
by DrDan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

Oh, by the way, the long black tool on the photo was a very affordable pick from ebay and also worked well to undo the old tie rod and to tighten the new one. You slide it over the tie rod completely and when turned, it locks and transfers torque.
by DrDan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

Antoine, I just wanted to point out that those risks exist, and to my understanding, are the reason why the counterhold is recommended. I have no idea how likely the worst case outcome of not using a counterhold is. Maybe more experienced members can comment on that. Don't worry but maybe do keep an...
by DrDan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 2318

Re: 2001 V70XC - tie rod replacement Topic is solved

I just did mine two weeks ago, this CTA tool did make the work really easy. I did not use a counterhold tool, it went just fine. Those 21mm bolts were quite hard to unscrew! https://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r74/67Liquid/Volvo%20XC70/IMG_6546.jpg The tightening torque is, IIRC, 100nm. When breaki...
by DrDan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Upper torque mount
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Upper torque mount

Thanks for your replies.

Georgeandkira, I do have the black cross bar to which the torque mount is bolted. I really would like to avoid extra vibration and noise so I very likely will not go poly.

How long did the square style bushing last for you guys?
by DrDan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Upper torque mount
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Upper torque mount

Hi, top torque mount is shot. I have the round, old style bushing which I have replaced two years, 25k miles ago. OK that's not a big deal anyway but I do wonder which of the many options is the way to go in order to achieve a longer lasting, but still cost-effective repair: 1a. The baseline: Replac...
by DrDan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How leery would you be of 4C if the car otherwise checks out?
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: How leery would you be of 4C if the car otherwise checks out?

That said, how long do the OEM shocks typically last and how long do the 4C and the Nivos last in comparison? My rear shocks (or rather one of them) went bad at about 60k miles, very easy and cheap to replace because they pull out downwards without disassembling the suspension. I used Sachs SuperTo...
by DrDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 S60 base blow back
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: 2002 S60 base blow back

abscate wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:29 pm A 2002 NA will probably have intake CVVT Im guessing [...]
True for my 02 NA, B5244S2 engine. CVVT only on the intake side. Also it has the MM throttle body :(
by DrDan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Very low use/low milage 2007 XC70, need upkeep pointers
Replies: 44
Views: 3638

Re: Very low use/low milage 2007 XC70, need upkeep pointers

I would suggest to replace the brake fluid more often, every two years if you don't live in a very arid climate. The fluid deteriorates with age because it's very hygroscopic and thus collects water from the atmosphere. This is a safety concern because if you brake hard with bad (high on water) flui...
by DrDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70 rough idle, surging engine, no power.
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: 2001 V70 rough idle, surging engine, no power.

I'm thinking you need better and more reliable data than a generic scan tool will yield. Have the codes read with VIDA/DICE and see if they point to something. It seems to me that trouble with the engine coolant temp sensor or oxygen sensor could lead to a mixture that's off once the engine control ...
by DrDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Maybe it's just me, but this 0W-30 oil is impressive in very cold weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Maybe it's just me, but this 0W-30 oil is impressive in very cold weather

Castrol Edge Professional A3 0w30 is what the official dealers use over here (Germany). However, I found it harder to obtain than 0w40 oils and also more expensive and so I switched to 0w40. Did not notice a difference in cranking but I seem to have lost some fuel economy, although it's hard to say ...
by DrDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drive shaft compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Drive shaft compatibility

I finally had this fixed yesterday by my indie mechanic. I must have made at least 1500 miles with the torn boot. Still, the mechanic stated that the joint was fine and did not exhibit excessive play. I guess the location of the breach was the best possible (thin end opposite of the joint) so not al...
by DrDan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drive shaft compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Drive shaft compatibility

Oragex, thank you very much for the prompt reply. Sorry for taking so long to reply. Based on your assessment I decided to replace only the boot, unless the drive shaft should exhibit excessive play once extracted. I will leave this to a professional mechanic though as I only have a sloped driveway ...
by DrDan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: hunting idle and sluggish performance
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: hunting idle and sluggish performance

Gunked up reset (CVVT) valve(s) acting sluggishly? They're' easy to remove and clean. When I did mine I found it coated with oil varnish which caused high friction. That was at about 90k miles on a full synthetic regular oil change regime... If you have access to VIDA, you can graph the desired valu...
by DrDan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drive shaft compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Drive shaft compatibility

First post seeking help so let me start by saying thank you to everybody here who contributed to making this site such a valuable resource. You guys have unknowingly helped me many a time when I was still lurking in the shadows of MVS :) My car is a 2002 V70, B5244S2, M56 manual gearbox with 105k mi...
by DrDan
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 xc70 wheels lugs fell off
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: 2001 XC70 wheels lugs fell off

I used to have the old style (one piece) ones along with alloy rims. Each and every time the wheels had to be changed, I was a major pain because they were super tight or rather seized, although they had been torqued to spec. Mechanics used long pipes and truck spec impact guns and still complained....
by DrDan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: HU-850 - No panel lights
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

Re: HU-850 - No panel lights

Did the panel lights work before? No lights on the HU can be a software mismatch/compatibility issue (see for instance here: http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?133953-Guide-for-swapping-or-upgrading-MELBUS-head-units-radios-in-your-2000-2009-P2-Volvo ). This is because the radio uses inform...
by DrDan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '01 v70 t5 climate control unit replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: '01 V70 t5 climate control unit replacement

oragex, even better to have that switch then :wink: Sandcastle, transferring the switches is easy - since I have a spare ECC and only time to lose, I checked. Once the case is open and the PCB out (if unsure how to get there, look here: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=82...
by DrDan
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '01 v70 t5 climate control unit replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: '01 V70 t5 climate control unit replacement

The switches are listed individually in VIDA's parts section, which suggests that they can be transferred. Have you tried taking the old unit apart to remove the switches? The STC button should be lit by default to indicate that the system is enabled (push the button to disable and get a dash messag...
by DrDan
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '01 v70 t5 climate control unit replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: '01 V70 t5 climate control unit replacement

You can vacuum clean the sensor, it doesn't have to be shiny to work. I would discourage poking through the grill with tools of any kind. The sensor is not overly fragile, but I recall reading about folks who managed to damage it that way. As you have the unit out of the car, I suggest cleaning the ...
by DrDan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 Aftermarket HU Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: S60 Aftermarket HU Recommendation

Jlselby231, there are also some products which extend the stock radio. For instance, with the GROM Audio you get MP3 playback from USB and SD, Android and Bluetooth connectivity and the IMIV allows to connect an Ipod or IPhone. If these options include the functionality you are looking for, the adva...
by DrDan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Temperature gauge shows really cold engine.
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Temperature gauge shows really cold engine.

I think you are looking for this: dimtest.png All indicators will light up and the gauges will move from min to max, like in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfUOgiX0qKQ This should reveal a faulty gauge. EDIT: You need VIDA/DICE for this - Volvo's diagnostic tool and software. Other...
by DrDan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Oil brand, viscosity, type, mileage?
Replies: 43
Views: 8411

Re: Oil brand, viscosity, type, mileage?

I also go by the owner's manual, that is 12,500 miles between oil changes. Until I took over at about 55k miles, my 02 V70 (B5244S2) got what the dealers use here, Castrol Edge Professional A3/B4 0w30. I did that once more and have been using 0w40 full syn since, mostly Castrol Edge and lately, Mobi...
by DrDan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: steering rack or just inner tie rods? 2005 S60 173k miles
Replies: 26
Views: 5364

Re: steering rack or just inner tie rods? 2005 S60 173k miles

When we replaced the left inner tie rod on my 02 V70 at 100k miles, there was much less play, that's for sure. I wonder if what you are seeing is the result of improper installation of a tie rod by the PO - I mean without using a counterhold (like the one on the attached picture) to protect the inna...
by DrDan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Upgrade audio -simple swap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Upgrade audio -simple swap?

What radio do you have? If you go from HU-601 to the HU-801 (which has an internal CD changer) you also need to add an external amplifier if you do not have it already and you need to add a center speaker in the dash. At least that's the case with the V70, I guess S80 is the same with a rounded corn...
by DrDan
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Emergency Brake needs service Topic is solved
Replies: 20
Views: 2679

Re: Emergency Brake needs service Topic is solved

Hi Alex, There's a part that can be retrofitted to allow adjustment of the handbrake. Here's an article describing the part. It's in German, but the pictures should make it clear: http://www.skandix.de/de/aktuell/handbremse-einfach-einstellen-volvo/1631/ . Volvo part number is 30793437 and 30793438....
by DrDan
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel Filter Quick Disconnects
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Fuel Filter Quick Disconnects

In theory, you only need to push in the clips and the fuel line is released. However, they're probably dirty and stuck, so be patient and maybe try to soak them with WD40 or similar. In any case, it's a good idea to relieve fuel pressure on the fuel rail to avoid splashing fuel. This might also faci...
by DrDan
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 9509

Re: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?

I can't say for sure, if I recall correctly, the seller claimed that the donor car was built in 2000. According to Wikipedia, the P2 went on sale in 2000, so it might be correct. The ECC was sold in a bundle with an HU-601 which I really was after, so I never tried it in my car anyway.
by DrDan
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 9509

Re: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?

JRL wrote: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:35 am Buy a used one from Erie Vovo that has a lifetime guarantee and be done with it.
Are there software incompatibilities to be aware of? It would be great to know if my spare ECC from a 2000 (MY01?) car would fit into my MY02 car.
by DrDan
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 9509

Re: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?

True. You can see the fan in the first picture of my post above, it's the thing labelled W130. If the air flow to the sensor is obstructed, it will heat up and report a biased value. Verifying that the sensor is actually faulty should be the very first step into this.
by DrDan
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?
Replies: 24
Views: 9509

Re: XC70 Climate Control Temperature Sensor - Replace or Repair?

Definitely disconnect the battery before you remove the ECC unit. The ECC is sort of a hub in the CAN-bus topology and the SRS is connected downstream of ECC. If you don't disconnect the battery you will get an SRS code which can only be reset by the dealer or, I suppose, using VIDA and DICE at home...