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by 800artfreed
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Rattle
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Rattle

I use a 3/4" square galvanized pipe plug procured at Home Depot, etc. The thread diameter is probably 1". I grab the threads with a vise grip pliers. Insert the square end into the tensioner,rotate to release tension. Use an Allen key or other small gauge rod to lock the tensioner in the released po...
by 800artfreed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Forum changes coming Topic is solved
Replies: 44
Views: 1837

Re: Forum changes coming Topic is solved

What can I do to help? I wouldn't even own a Volvo (3 of them) if it wasn't for this site. Please let me know if you need tech, money, or support.
Thanks for everything it takes to run the forum!
by 800artfreed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 563

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

Ok. Sorry I missed that point. Good Luck.
by 800artfreed
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 563

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

Does the video show the coolant level when cold or hot. It is too high if this is a cold engine. Remove fluid until the level is at the seam between the top and lower portion of the reservoir. That is the MAX fill line. If that is the action on a cold engine it looks like high pressure is entering t...
by 800artfreed
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Recovery tank
Replies: 36
Views: 563

Re: Coolant Recovery tank

If you have a simple scan tool you should be able to see the ECT (engine coolant temperature) as reported by the coolant temperature sensor. Since you replaced it I would assume it is giving accurate information. Perhaps a cheap infrared thermometer from Harbor Freight could also be used to check th...
by 800artfreed
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cold hard start warm no start
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: Cold hard start warm no start

How is your sweet smelling white smoke issue? That could be antifreeze being burned away. On an old '70 BMW 2002 I had a burned out head. Coolant accumulated in one of the cylinders. Upon start up it burned off with same type of smoke. After engine reached operating temperature it was fine. After a ...
by 800artfreed
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Dashboard Mount Repair
Replies: 77
Views: 52390

Re: Volvo 850 Dashboard Mount Repair

I have done 3 dashboard repairs on S and V 70 1998 and 1999. The last one on a 1999 I used another technique mentioned in another post. I use woven fibreglass sheet cut to an appropriate size and ABS plastic glue. I did not use PVC/ABS combination glue. Overall i liked this process the best. I clean...
by 800artfreed
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Travel Pac
Replies: 37
Views: 4621

Re: 98 V70 Travel Pac

If your going to bring the aforementioned supplies I would include an accessory belt (multi-V) and the homemade tool for releasing the tension. Please check out Robert DIY on Youtube for specifics on making the tool. I also would bring a full size spare tire instead of the temporary spare tire. I ra...
by 800artfreed
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Melted coil wire covers
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Melted coil wire covers

This looks fairly typical. I have replaced some and have considered doing more but the car is running well. "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" is sometimes a good strategy :-)
by 800artfreed
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: SOLVERD: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved

Just catching up on this post. I lowered the air pressure on the injector cleaner tool to below 30 psi. Everything worked as it should. The engine ran at idle and the cleaner was passed into the injectors, not back to the fuel tank. Thanks everyone for your input.
by 800artfreed
Sat May 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Poor MPG for my 2006 2.5T S60 at 89K
Replies: 34
Views: 3638

Re: Poor MPG for my 2006 2.5T S60 at 89K

Just for discussion purposes it is 746 watts per horsepower. So I am not sure how much effect the sound system would have. Cheers
by 800artfreed
Sat May 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: ETM (Main Relay) making loud audible clicking sound

Please check your ground wire connections. There are many throughout the wiring harness. Check out Youtube.com and learn about conducting voltage drop tests. Please test the voltage drops for the main battery + cable and the - cable from the battery to the chassis ground. Try to understand where VID...
by 800artfreed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Source for Used parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Source for Used parts.

I don't know how far away you are but I use LKQ up in Maryland. The closest one to you is :
LKQ Pick Your Part - Huntsville
6942 Stringfield Rd. Huntsville, Alabama 35806

There are probably other PnP yards closer to you. Good Luck.
by 800artfreed
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for an amp and wiring harness
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Looking for an amp and wiring harness

If the S/V70 car came with a center dash pad speaker the ProLogic unit mounted behind the heater core in the console area. The amp was under the passenger seat. If you have pick and pull salvage yards look for a C70 model. The 100 wattamp is inside the trunk on the left side behind a panel. You can ...
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front Cowl Drain Lines
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Front Cowl Drain Lines

For cleaning sunroof drain tubes I use a length of yard trimmer string. The thickest diameter is best. You can use it as a drain snake. It might help for this task as well. I also have found that reaching down and squeezing the drain tube helps break up the leaves and other stuff into smaller pieces...
by 800artfreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Detroit Axle rebuilt steering racks
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Detroit Axle rebuilt steering racks

Use a turkey baster. It has a squeeze bulb and a long tube that can be inserted in the reservoir. If needed use a plastic hose attached to the tip to fit into the reservoir.
by 800artfreed
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 Evap Code 1999 S70 GLT SOLVED Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: P0455 Evap Code 1999 S70 GLT SOLVED Topic is solved

Yes it is actually a one way valve. My original valve was leaking probably to do disintegrated rubber from the split hose.
by 800artfreed
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Complete car available soon ... 2000 T5 TX
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Complete car available soon ... 2000 T5 TX

I am on the east coast but your car looks great. I am interested if still available. Please PM me to discuss.
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 LED Headlights Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: V70 LED Headlights Conversion

I converted my halogen bulbs to LEDs for both low and high beams using stock wiring. I happen to have found a great pair of aftermarket headlamps from the local PnP that had shiny reflectors, clear lenses and decent beam cutoff. I never have anyone flash me for blinding them when using my low beams....
by 800artfreed
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd

I just recently rebuilt my 1999 s70 front end. This time (3rd volvo) I used the XC90 heavy duty mounts. After a few months I am still happy with them.
by 800artfreed
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 T5 won't start, P0301 & P0304
Replies: 27
Views: 615

Re: '98 V70 T5 won't start, P0301 & P0304

Any resolution to your problem? Really curious. Thanks
by 800artfreed
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas pump shutting off before tank full - 99 s70 na
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Gas pump shutting off before tank full - 99 s70 na

Abscate did you really mean a bad head gasket? Don't fuel fill issues relate to the EVAP system and venting the tank when filling?

Thanks.
by 800artfreed
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: General Tips for DIY Head Gasket Replacement - 99 s70 na Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 1475

Re: General Tips for DIY Head Gasket Replacement - 99 s70 na Topic is solved

I found this youtube series on a complete 850 engine rebuild informative. Lots of great information and great video quality. Hope it helps you.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ild+part+1+
by 800artfreed
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Cleaned ETM, it's better.. but still not right
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Cleaned ETM, it's better.. but still not right

Any final solution? Thanks.
by 800artfreed
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Won't start after Cleaning throttle body
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Won't start after Cleaning throttle body

Did you saturate the TB? One side has sensor rheostat wipers and the other side has the motor that actually moves the throttle plate. Perhaps letting it dry for a day will restore proper function.
by 800artfreed
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The death and resurrection of "Blue", a 2002 XC70
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: The death and resurrection of "Blue", a 2002 XC70

Can't say I didn't tighten the clamp properly because I never serviced it BUT after I did a WOT to merge on a highway the car died. Pulled over, disconnected the MAF plug and drove back and forth 30 miles that night. Next day in the daylight I found the popped hose leading to the intercooler. 2 minu...
by 800artfreed
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?
Replies: 28
Views: 2092

Re: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?

Just to chime in on the ATF vs "synthetic" issue, I found on my 99 with the fender mounted reservoir, the fluid in the PS system was the CHF-11 type. I posted an explanation of my reservoir foaming and noise issue in a separate post. After fixing the reservoir I exchanged the ATF (pink) I had added ...
by 800artfreed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377503

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Swapped out a dragging left caliper and other side as well, changed both rotors and pads all from PnP find. Changed out broken upper spring seat on right side strut with heavy duty spring seat (both sides) and both top bearing plates (FCPEuro). Reconditioned the metal plate for the bump stop with ru...
by 800artfreed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring
Replies: 61
Views: 1322

Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

See if you can get a shop to give you an estimate to install 2 quick struts and your FCP supplied replacement strut mount hardware (on top) and new bolts at the steering knuckle. I just did a "normal" strut refresh with new mounting hardware and swapping the springs from the old struts to new ones. ...
by 800artfreed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved

I reread misha's post. Thanks for the information. I believe the critical information is at idle the rail pressure is only 35psi. I was setup at 40psi. So I can see that with the vacuum levels applied to the FPR it opened up and allowed all the cleaner to go back to the tank. As I posted above I wil...
by 800artfreed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved

Thanks for the info. I will run a test with the cleaning machine hooked up to see what it shows as the operating pressure at idle on the rail. Then I will set the air pressure supply for 5psi lower then that. I will use gasoline to test operations so as to not waste another $12 bottle of cleaner. If...
by 800artfreed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Tried to use injector cleaner tool at the schrader valve Topic is solved

I have an external fuel injector cleaner tool. It is the one that uses air pressure to force cleaner into the injectors through the fuel rail while running the engine. You have to remove the fuel pump relay. I successfully did this on my 1999 S70-GLT non-return fuel system but the 1998 is a return s...
by 800artfreed
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

Some success. I have replaced all the vacuum lines for the EVAP/Purge valve system and another Purge Valve with OEM parts from a PnP. This is the line that originates at the (1999/2000 year) intake manifold's center nipple (approx: 1/4 " or 6mm diameter). I also reused the original 3-way adapter (se...
by 800artfreed
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

So I just drove 500 miles today. The LTFT diminished to 8.5% when driving at 2500 RPM (about 70 MPH). BTW I used a Bluetooth OBD2 dongle with an Android phone application. This let me keep the console lid in the mostly closed position without stressing the connector cable from my OBD2 reader. In sto...
by 800artfreed
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: Volvo four cylinder fuel trim data
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Volvo four cylinder fuel trim data

Some engines actually split the 4 cylinders into two sets. I would have thought bank 1 & 2 but I guess it could be 1 & 3. I would also think that this system would have more engine control sensors to measure performance of the different "banks"
by 800artfreed
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

I thought I had made progress in getting the LTFT down. It was operating at 8.6%, down from 10.2% after some other vacuum line replacements but it has returned to 10% during local stop and go driving. I have tested the performance of my fuel injectors by using an injector pulse tool and fuel pressur...
by 800artfreed
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved

Some success. I have replaced all the vacuum lines for the EVAP/Purge valve system and another Purge Valve with OEM parts from a PnP. This is the line that originates at the (1999/2000 year) intake manifold's center nipple (approx: 1/4 " or 6mm diameter). I also reused the original 3-way adapter (se...
by 800artfreed
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved

Latest update. On the cycling of the purge valve I swapped valves with no difference. I then decided to check the previously replace 2 size vacuum line that comes from the center of the manifold to a T fitting. This contained the line that split along the length of the larger of the two lines. In th...
by 800artfreed
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 242

If it ain't broke don't fix it (EVAP System Monitor) Topic is solved

Since fixing a large split hose providing vacuum for the purge valve I got rid of my P0455 code. Checking the STFT and LTFT my 1999 S70-GLT is sitting at 10% LTFT. No check engine lights. I began a quest to try to get the LTFT lower. I smoke tested the engine twice and found 2 small leaks. One was o...
by 800artfreed
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Cranking Time on 99 S70 GLT
Replies: 34
Views: 1630

Re: Long Cranking Time on 99 S70 GLT

I just have to mention that you could have a LARGE vacuum leak on the line that connects to the intake manifold near the middle then goes to the drivers side into a T fitting. The size of the line is different at each end because there is an adapter in the middle of the line. Small line at the nippl...
by 800artfreed
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

......I ran additional smoke test using my home brew machine. Smoke appeared from the intake pipe down near the PTC valve just after the nipple. As it is a PITA to remove and replace. I tried the propane gas trick to see if when the engine ran it would suck in propane and change the fuel trims. Ther...
by 800artfreed
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

I built a home made smoke machine. It did not show any leaks when run through the center vacuum port on the intake manifold. When I introduced the smoke from the intake pipe after the MAF a small amount was visible near the turbo but I could not see the actual location. Mileage varies by driving typ...
by 800artfreed
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Long Term Fuel Trim at 10% What is typical for a 1999 S70-GLT

After fixing the P0455 code due to a split vacuum line my LTFT went from +20% down to around 10%. I have done a vacuum test with a guage and the 1999 S70-GLT 2.5L turbo engine pulls 20Lbs of vacuum. I would assess that there are no major vacuum leaks. I also cleaned the MAF and also exchanged the MA...
by 800artfreed
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 N/A noises in suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: 1998 S70 N/A noises in suspension

Usually CV joint noise is a clicking sound when rounding a corner especially at low speeds. As you came to a slow rolling stop I heard the noise again. I would look at the top of the strut. The strut mount is a common point of failure but you would probably hear it going straight and over bumps. Als...
by 800artfreed
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 Evap Code 1999 S70 GLT SOLVED Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 279

P0455 Evap Code 1999 S70 GLT SOLVED Topic is solved

Suddenly I had p0455 "gross leak" failure on the evap system. I also thought the idle was slightly less even. Following much of this site's information on the J hose and L hose connected to the charcoal canister I found two small cracks on the L hose. I had previously solved my first P0455 code afte...
by 800artfreed
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo Car Audio
Topic: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede
Replies: 13
Views: 6187

Re: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede

I am installing an SC-901 and external amplifier from C70 donor cars into a 1999 S70-GLT. Thanks for all the information in this thread. Though I pulled a 4 x 100 watt C70 amplifier I decided to use a smaller 4 x 75 watt amp from a S60. This is an under the passenger seat model. In the case of each ...
by 800artfreed
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo Car Audio
Topic: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede
Replies: 13
Views: 6187

Re: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede

As you know the output of the 4 x 100w amp is wired directly in some fashion to the c70's 10 speakers . The center dash pad speaker gets plugged directly into the rear of the 901. In the S70 8 speaker system how did you distribute / connect the speakers? There are 2 LF and 2 RF. If they are 4 ohms e...
by 800artfreed
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Selling 1997 850 for parts & tires. Northeast Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Selling 1997 850 for parts & tires. Northeast Georgia

what kind of amp do you have? I am looking for the 4 x 50 watt under the seat amplifier. Thanks.
by 800artfreed
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Volvo Car Audio
Topic: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede
Replies: 13
Views: 6187

Re: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede

Just wondering how you mounted the 400 w amp under the seat. It seems too large to fit. Was it a manual or power adjustment type seat? What did you use for the mounting bracket? I previously installed the 50 watt amp in my v70 with a SC-900. Looking forward to installing the SC-901 and amplifier I j...
by 800artfreed
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question Putting C70 amp into a S70
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Question Putting C70 amp into a S70

Same question. How did you mount the c70 400 watt amp under the seat. Was it an electric seat or manual adjustment seat? What did you use for a mounting bracket. It sure is a shorter run of cables to the seat than the trunk. I was thinking of mounting the amp under the rear deck shelf, upside down, ...
by 800artfreed
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why do my brakes vibrate more AFTER I change new pads?
Replies: 27
Views: 11745

Re: Why do my brakes vibrate more AFTER I change new pads?

I would like to offer that the interface between the rotor and the hub is very important to minimize "run out". This is the condition where the rotor is actually wobbling because it does not sit flush and parallel to the hub. After doing a rear brake job on a 1999 S70 but with low mileage (65K) I fo...
by 800artfreed
Sun May 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70

Yes it will take some days to complete the job. I was able to pull a used dash from the PnP in 2.5 hours. That's the best I have ever done. When I pull my original dash I keep every screw or small assembly bagged and labeled in individual plastic bags. This makes the disassembly a little longer but ...
by 800artfreed
Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: HELP with dashboard removal. Problem Solved

In a fit of frustration I just pulled harder and the dash broke free. All of the tabs to the firewall are cracked and in multiple pieces. The top trim piece near the windshield/alarm light has running cracks as well. I will try the ABS cement and put some together but am leaning towards going to the...
by 800artfreed
Mon May 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Help with dashboard removal, 1999 S70

Hi Everyone I need some help with the dashboard removal. This is a 1999 S70-glt. I have removed EVERYTHING necessary to get the dash out of the car. Seems as if there is an additional screw or bolt over the glove box area that is holding it in place. I have the dash pad removed. I have the 4 long bo...
by 800artfreed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70

Thanks. Yes you are correct I did not know of the deck tweeters. After I researched the Dynaudio threads on other sites I recognized the Dynaudio system replaces the coaxial speakers with a midrange + tweeter arrangement. That's the plus 2 speakers for a total of eleven! :)
by 800artfreed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70

Thanks for the info. I have previously pulled a sc900 out of another s70 in the past. I knew about the amp and the special center channel connector for the center channel speaker. I didn't think about the Dynaudio speakers! In the standard stereo system I only count 8 speakers. With the center chann...
by 800artfreed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Putting a 2001 C70 Dashboard into 1999 S70

Has anyone taken a dash from a 2001 C70 and put it into an older S70? My 1999 GLT has the worst noisy dash of the 3 V-S 70s I own. I am not so enthused about rebuilding the original dash (done that twice) plus I would like to have the C70 upgraded center speaker and sound system if it is still in th...
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?
Replies: 28
Views: 2092

Re: Power steering fluid leak - bad steering rack?

I too had a PS rack leak. After reading forum info I used Lucas Stop Leak. This is a thick ATF like fluid. You just follow directions. Over time you keep adding the fluid to top off the reservoir until the leak stops. I wasn't clear if you have a pre 99 car. I used it on a 98 s70-t5. I figured I had...
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70

OOPS! I see that they are only 30W per bulb. That is well within operational norms.
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70

I went online and the Cougar H7 looks nice with a fairly small ballast and only the H7 bulb connector. I was surprised to see that they are 60W bulbs. This is higher wattage than the original halogen bulbs (55w). Have you had any problems with melting plastic in the housing or on the bulb? How about...
by 800artfreed
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir

Just want to mention that another post stated that the owners manual form 1999 to 2005 WRONGLY states the PS fluid is ATF. Actual factory fluid is the Pentosin CSF-11 or CSF- 202. I can't vouch for using ATF in the more recent years. I can say that so far the PS pump is quiet, the reservoir is doesn...
by 800artfreed
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clucking Noise While Braking - Is It Ball Joint Wear Or Control Arm Bushings Problem Or Something Else?
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: Clucking Noise While Braking - Is It Ball Joint Wear Or Control Arm Bushings Problem Or Something Else?

For me it was definitely a lower control arm. I was able to easily move it when I separated the ball joint from the strut. I could then grab it by the ball joint and move the arm forwards and back. The bad bushing on the control arm at the sub-frame was obvious. A new control arm eliminated that noi...
by 800artfreed
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: [2001 V70 2.4T] Power steering leak from pump and/or reservoir
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: [2001 V70 2.4T] Power steering leak from pump and/or reservoir

Please look at a recent post titled Power Steering Foam. There is a diverter pipe connected to a brass tube that is inserted into the return hose nipple. That brass tube works its way out and then the diverter pipe fall off. That's what the FCPEuro video is referencing. This allows for agitation of ...
by 800artfreed
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir

I honestly thought my 99 had ATF in the reservoir. The foam looked red when I opened it up. I added some ATF to the fluid and the foam looked pink before and after. My real problem was the diverter pipe falling off inside the reservoir and allowing agitation of the PS fluid. I wound up extracting al...
by 800artfreed
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Headlights, yet again...WITH PICTURES 98 V70 99 S70

I have just been able to upgrade my headlights in a 1999 S70-GLT. I was at the PnP when I saw two aftermarket, almost new looking headlamp assemblies in a 1998 V70. The brightness of the chrome reflectors, visible through the lenses was jaw dropping. I grabbed them ($31.00 each) and installed them A...
by 800artfreed
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir

Latest update. I used some coat hanger wire and fished around for the diverter inside the old PS tank. It is a tube with a right angle. There is a long side of about 3-4 inches and a short side of about 1 inch. The short end has a bevel cut into the end of the tube. This allows the tube to press alo...
by 800artfreed
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: Power Steering Foam

Thanks for the input. Leaving the wheels on the ground while trying to purge the rack is too difficult if not prone to damaging the system. I had the wheels off the ground when I did my "daily exercise"; turn-turn-turn like the song says. The funny thing is with the diverter in place the air bubbles...
by 800artfreed
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

1999 S70 GLT Power Steering Foam - cause - missing return baffle in pump reservoir

Recently on a trip up to Canada and very cold temperatures the power steering system started to make noise when turning the steering wheel. This is my first 1999 S70-GLT. I have two 1998 70-T5s. There are a number of differences between the two types of PS systems. The old system you check the fluid...
by 800artfreed
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 ac blows weak until I step on the braks, then it bowls nice and strong.
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: 98 v70 ac blows weak until I step on the braks, then it bowls nice and strong.

Your blower motor bushings are dirty. Removing and replacing the motor is easy. Remove the glove box and the kick panel on the passenger side. Check out other threads on this site. Working on the bearing is a PITA. Use 2 long thin screw drivers inserted between the squirrel cage fan and the motor, s...
by 800artfreed
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70 Drive Cycle (For Inspection)
Replies: 38
Views: 4459

Re: 1998 v70 Drive Cycle (For Inspection)

The drive cycle for 98 X70 series cars is truly a PITA. Fortunately many states allow for 1 or 2 monitors to be in a not ready state and still pass as long as the check engine light is not illuminated. From another post about NJ inspections: "For anyone who is reading this thread here is some update...
by 800artfreed
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 - Will CEL go off?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: P0455 - Will CEL go off?

If you are in Maryland you can have 1 or maybe even 2 monitors not ready. They will still test and you will pass. 1998 volvos are recognized as having a difficult, lengthy & tedious drive cycle to have all monitors ready. Check your motor vehicle administration web site for emissions testing excepti...
by 800artfreed
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clunk when braking after reversing
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Clunk when braking after reversing

Please check the lower control arm bushings where mounted at the sub frame at the front of the car. I had a similar noise and one arm had totally shot bushings. New control arms solved the problem and of course the car handled better too!