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by Richard99
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing

.. 2) Faulty air pump check valve ... This one caught my eye - there isn't actually a separate air pump check valve I think? Not recalling that, my cars have all been through SAS delete. There absolutely is a separate air pump check valve. Hovers right above the exhaust manifold. When they go bad, ...
by Richard99
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing

What are the hydraulic and air tube? Where did you obtain your replacement SAS valve?
by Richard99
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: 1998 V70 P0413 SAS Valve A open diagnosing

Generally with these types of codes I like to take a shotgun approach and replace a lot of items as you'll likely just be replacing pumps, valves, and tubing again after replacing what was broken. The items that usually create these codes are as follows: 1) Faulty air pump due to water intrusion thr...
by Richard99
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Banjo bolt delete?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Banjo bolt delete?

I find it very hard to believe that the coolant flow around the nipple does much. Keeps hydrocarbons in a liquid state so the Banjo is less prone to clogging. It is like putting Crisco shortening in a hot skillet vs a cold skillet. The banjo bolt will heat up just as fast from the warm air passing ...
by Richard99
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?

This is the thread I'm was talking about. On page 6 of the thread there is a picture of the rear subframe mounting area and on the RHS of the picture you can see the axle stand the car is sitting on. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69287&hilit=V70R+sub+frame&start=50 Ne...
by Richard99
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd

This is an interesting proposition. Trouble would be getting a prop shaft of the perfect length. If that could be done would be a perfect project as these cars have beefy rears and the VC can sometimes cause trouble.

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Banjo bolt delete?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Banjo bolt delete?

I still have the middle nipple attached, just not the coolant section. I find it very hard to believe that the coolant flow around the nipple does much.
by Richard99
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: 2000 V70 XC FWD from AWD) Big Transmission Leak,

If you are really motivated to keep the AWD it can definitely be done. Both the angle gear and rear diff can be rebuilt. The viscous coupling can also be purchased, although for $1300 from Volvo. If you ever do a rebuild of the angle gear you should weld the sleeve to the ring gear splines. There is...
by Richard99
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing viscous coupling 2000 Volvo V70xc
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Removing viscous coupling 2000 Volvo V70xc

Thanks, Neil. Gonna try to locate a couple extensions to try to do it over the top as you mentioned. I think I just had one today that wasn't enough length. Thanks for the tip!

EA
by Richard99
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing viscous coupling 2000 Volvo V70xc
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Removing viscous coupling 2000 Volvo V70xc

Hello,

I’m trying to remove a viscous coupling from the junkyard but am one bolt shy. Does anyone know a good way to remove that last bolt shown below? It’s the upper passenger side bolt that connects the housing to the rear diff. It’s nestled in between the housing and the gas tank:/

Eric
by Richard99
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does the coolant lubricate the water pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Does the coolant lubricate the water pump?

Curious if the coolant lubricates the water pump on these cars? I had an incident where I was low on coolant, so I fixed the issue, refilled the coolant, and there was a horrible screeching sound for about 20 seconds that gradually went away.

Eric
by Richard99
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?

Short version, once you get the main bolts out it is quite easy to drop, but it is common that the bolts get seized in the Aluminum subframe in wet climates I see. My main concern is whether I'll have enough clearance to slide it out from under the car, and the difficulty of bolting it back up to t...
by Richard99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?

abscate wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:07 pm Extensive posts from Neil on this, stay tuned
Haha. Neil is the man! Eh?
by Richard99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Is it possible to remove rear subframe on 2000 Volvo V70xc without a lift?

Hi,

Wondering if anyone has removed the rear subframe on a 98-00 Volvo V70xc without a fancy shop lift? Not sure if there is enough clearance created from normal jack stands to get it out of there.

Eric
by Richard99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Banjo bolt delete?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Banjo bolt delete?

The placement of that banjo bolt is beyond stupid, it's just plain evil.
by Richard99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Banjo bolt delete?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Banjo bolt delete?

I did it exactly as you describe. Brass nipple to bypass the coolant loop in the banjo bolt, still using the bolt for the PCV. It's effectively the setup from the factory before 99. I'm only a few thousand miles into this arrangement, so far so good. Just check the PCV every 25k instead of 50k and ...
by Richard99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Banjo bolt delete?
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Banjo bolt delete?

Curious if anyone has ever "deleted" the banjo bolt on the intake manifold? Was thinking about re-routing the coolant hose and then using a barbed elbow in place of the normal banjo bolt. Could just plug the PCV plastic tube onto the barbed nipple and install would be a piece of cake.

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear clicking under normal braking
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: AWD Rear clicking under normal braking

+1 on the parking brake shoes idea.
by Richard99
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear clicking under normal braking
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: AWD Rear clicking under normal braking

My guess would be torn CV axle boots. Have you checked the condition of those? If they're torn, they could be the culprit. It would be unusual for the rears to tear, though.

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?

Here is video for subframe disassembly:

by Richard99
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?

If it hasn't been done you can also replace fuel pump while rear subframe is out
by Richard99
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Anyone have a DIY for removing rear diff?

I think the only way to do it is to completely remove the rear subframe. Here is a video on the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1B8ryu39gY Some parts are glossed over but the essentials are all there. You obviously won't be able to cut lines as he does, so some modifications to what he doe...
by Richard99
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 Volvo V70XC strut issue
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: 2000 Volvo V70XC strut issue

Thanks. I will place a fuse in-line. I'll also find a way to reroute the wire.

Eric
by Richard99
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 Volvo V70XC strut issue
Replies: 9
Views: 385

2000 Volvo V70XC strut issue

Hello,

I've attached a picture of the strut that is out of whack on the driver's side, and the one that appears normal which is on the passenger side. Anyone know what may be wrong with it? Hoping for an answer before I dive in there. The cap doesn't turn when I try to turn it by hand.

Thanks,

Eric
by Richard99
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The BEST CAR EVER, join me outside of the P80 world!
Replies: 75
Views: 2920

Re: The BEST CAR EVER, join me outside of the P80 world!

abscate wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:34 am You are on the block yo be voted off the P80 Island. Only a June has veto power from the tribe.
LOL
by Richard99
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000

Hi Ed, Mine has 128k miles. I have done a thorough drain and fill a few months back. I installed an oil cooler from a C70 that I thought would be useful for the heat and hills in CA. Not sure if that has caused anyone problems or not. You are referring to an aux trans cooler? Like Abscate said, sou...
by Richard99
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000

Hi Ed,

Mine has 128k miles. I have done a thorough drain and fill a few months back. I installed an oil cooler from a C70 that I thought would be useful for the heat and hills in CA. Not sure if that has caused anyone problems or not.
by Richard99
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SAS Delete Troubleshooting (96 850)
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: SAS Delete Troubleshooting (96 850)

I never really understood the desire to do the SAS delete. I know it can be a bit pricey to replace the components but it's an easy fix and then you won't have to worry about resale or emissions to another state.
by Richard99
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000

FLXC90 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:16 pm Is yours a 5-speed auto?
I have the 4 speed. Aisin 50-42le.
by Richard99
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 287

4th to 3rd downshift trouble for Volvo V70XC 2000

Hello, When it is above about 80 degrees F, my 2000 Volvo v70xc won’t down shift from 4th to 3rd up hills and the engine will get bogged down. If I come to a stop, it will shift up through all the gears perfectly fine. Just seems to be that 4th to 3rd downshift. As soon as I come into the city and t...
by Richard99
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent low oil pressure
Replies: 30
Views: 644

Re: Intermittent low oil pressure

I'm sure it's disappointing to have a light come on after doing the tedious sump seal replace. Hopefully you can get this sorted. Gotta keep these 98-00' V70XCs on the road!
by Richard99
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent low oil pressure
Replies: 30
Views: 644

Re: Intermittent low oil pressure

A healthy PCV system should suck in, so it looks like you are good there. My guess would still be some issue with the sump but since you replaced all of the seals not sure. Next guess would be an electrical issue with the oil pressure sensor, as Neil suggested.
by Richard99
Sun May 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 c70 hpt with p0442 and eval emissions never ready
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: P80 c70 hpt with p0442 and eval emissions never ready

Great. If it comes back my second guess would be to check all the tubing that connects to the intake manifold and consider replacing the evap purge valve. I have had two P0455 (large evap leak) codes in my time. One was due to a stuck purge valve, the other was due to rotted and split intake manifol...
by Richard99
Sat May 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Noticeable humming with CV boot replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Noticeable humming with CV boot replacement

What exactly do you mean by "clean the bearings"?
by Richard99
Fri May 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC
Replies: 110
Views: 73095

Re: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC

Would anyone that has done this recommend taking the engine/transmission out if other tasks are needed. Was considering doing a pan reseal, timing belt job, and head gasket/valve stem seals all in one go.
by Richard99
Wed May 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing belt - missing tensioner?
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: Timing belt - missing tensioner?

The picture of the mechanical tensioner above shows an incorrect tensioning. The 6 mm hex cam should be on the bottom side of the tensioner , not the top Many people get this wrong. I’ll document this better. The mechanical tensioner is superior as it allows greater temperature compensation. The ti...
by Richard99
Wed May 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing belt - missing tensioner?
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: Timing belt - missing tensioner?

I actually prefer the mechanical tensioner. It is much quicker to use an adjust, and it has the added advantage that you don't need to completely remove it to make the adjustments. It is very easy. There are several YouTube videos demonstrating how to set the tension.
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need 98 V70 XC 150 Mi average sale value, had an accident
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Need 98 V70 XC 150 Mi average sale value, had an accident

All I can do here is offer my experience when I got rear-ended and responsible party's insurance declared vehicle a total loss. My experience was very swift and easy. I had a 98' V70 with 115k miles in decent shape. The insurance company offered me $3684. This was in San Francisco so offers may be h...
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New Member - SBellew - 2000 V70
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: New Member - SBellew - 2000 V70

Another annoyance was the shifter button sticking when shifting to Park. Was able to pull the knob off and re-center the spring pin to resolve this issue. But, the bottom of the button hinge is cracked and broken so it will need replacing eventually. I'll worry with that after I get my wife's 'take...
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 c70 hpt with p0442 and eval emissions never ready
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: P80 c70 hpt with p0442 and eval emissions never ready

Hi Lazershark, Typically, this code comes from cracked or rotted hoses that attach to the charcoal cannister. The cannister should be located either under passenger or driver's side wheel well (don't remember) or underneath the car about 2/3 of the way back on the passenger side. Inspect the quality...
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Towbar on V70R
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Towbar on V70R

Nice car btw! That saffron color is my favorite.

Eric
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Towbar on V70R
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Towbar on V70R

Hi NewKidOnTheBlock, That tow bar may work, but you might want to consider another style, with all of the stuff in the way for the AWD vehicles. I can show you how mine is on my 2000 V70XC, which should have a similar rear end to yours, and offer up other suggestions. I can post pics tomorrow since ...
by Richard99
Tue May 05, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved

Simple question. I have a pair of P2 V70/s60 inner tie rods left from the suspension job I did on my previous 01 V70. Can I use them on my 98 XC? How is your XC holding up? Still have a functioning AWD system? Yes it is still going strong. Unfortunately, I got into a minor accident. A couple people...
by Richard99
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved

CIK7 wrote: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:51 pm Simple question. I have a pair of P2 V70/s60 inner tie rods left from the suspension job I did on my previous 01 V70. Can I use them on my 98 XC?
How is your XC holding up? Still have a functioning AWD system?
by Richard99
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Viscous coupler rebuilds for 98-00 V70XCs
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Viscous coupler rebuilds for 98-00 V70XCs

Darn. Just wish I could rebuild it or replace system with something else that might work.
by Richard99
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Viscous coupler rebuilds for 98-00 V70XCs
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Viscous coupler rebuilds for 98-00 V70XCs

Hello, Curious if any folks know if there exists a source for new viscous couplers for 98-00' V70XCs or if they can be rebuilt? I have seen them rebuilt for other vehicles but don't know if its possible for these cars. If not, I'm hoping there exists the possibility of purchasing other aftermarket u...
by Richard99
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Shock problems.
Replies: 36
Views: 707

Re: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Strut problems.

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by Richard99
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Shock problems.
Replies: 36
Views: 707

Re: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Strut problems.

I think the safest repair is to weld a short piece of metal strap to the underside of the break in the tower. The strap will span both sides of the breakout. The OP will probably not do the repair and a shop won't attempt it for liability reasons. Not familiar with Nivomats but if the OP has them I...
by Richard99
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S/V70 with center dash speaker 99477221 9477227 9477235 9477243 9477247 9477255 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: S/V70 with center dash speaker Topic is solved

CIK7 wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Richard99 wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:33 pm Should go with swapping in a C70 dash as most have the center speaker.
I have rarely seen a c70 in the jy and don't really want to spend a bunch. Do you have access to a C70 to get measurements?
Yes, I was gonna go to the JY today. I will take the measurements and get back to you.

Eric
by Richard99
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: [DIY] How to install C70 amp into S/V70 or 850
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: [DIY] How to install C70 amp into S/V70 or 850

I didn't do it since there are the fuses on the amp, as you said.
by Richard99
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 inner tie rods
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: 1998 V70 inner tie rods

Once again - many thanks for your response. One other question. Does it normally need a lot of effort to loosen the inner tie rod - I have read some others methods of doing this job and they don't seem to bother holding the steering rack at all. Yes. Usually takes a lot of force as they are often h...
by Richard99
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: [DIY] How to install C70 amp into S/V70 or 850
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: [DIY] How to install C70 amp into S/V70 or 850

Nice! I wasn't able to get the full wiring harness from the C70 since the wires run both sides of the car so it was more hassle than it was worth for me. I just opted to buy another wiring harness and splice the wires in. But your solution is good!
by Richard99
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...

rspi wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Richard99 wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:43 am Very interesting. I wonder if there is a better aftermarket cooler that could be installed...
I'm sure it can be done, stand alone, like people do for the transmission.
Sounds like a good idea, as long as it doesn't restrict flow too much.
by Richard99
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...

Very interesting. I wonder if there is a better aftermarket cooler that could be installed...
by Richard99
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70xc - serpentine belt (?) whine
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 98 v70xc - serpentine belt (?) whine

What is the oil thermostat? Where is it?
by Richard99
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Air Conditioning Woes
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: 850 Air Conditioning Woes

You mentioned that you recharged the A/C with your A/C compressor not working. How did you do that? It usually won't take a charge unless the compressor is running. I had to jump my compressor to get the gas in last time I did it.
by Richard99
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking for an amp and wiring harness
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: Looking for an amp and wiring harness

Hi Fiodor, I just wired up a C70 amp to the SC-901. You can buy the C70 amps on ebay if you don't have access to junkyards. I just did custom wiring for this project. There is a thread (see below) on how to do it. It isn't the most clear write-up IMO so let me know if you need any help and I'll do a...
by Richard99
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed

I'm on a very tight budget I'm on a very tight budget, too. I bought quality parts when I did my control arms and all four tie rods, but was able to save a little money by shopping around and still maintain quality on the parts. You'll save quite a bit by doing this work yourself. I saved at least ...
by Richard99
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed

Yes. There is a jam nut that you loosen first, then turn the inner tie rods to make the adjustments. Just before you begin, you should be able to envision which way the wheels will turn whether you "extend" or "contract" the inner tie rods.
by Richard99
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed

Yes, I found the toe-in specs from the manual here: http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/1998/1998_sv70/98sv70_133.htm#pg136 Here are links to write-ups of an alignment that may be helpful, although I did not do it this way since I bought the toe plates: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewt...
by Richard99
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: 98 V70 XC self service/DIY alignment- Advice/info/step-by-step needed

Hi CIK7, There is only adjustment for toe on these cars. My 98' V70 needed a toe-in of 2.9 mm set. I did it once using toe plates. It is fairly simple but you must be very methodical and careful when doing it to get it right. You can buy toe plates that come with two tape measures. Always do your me...
by Richard99
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 base RH driveshaft carrier bearing
Replies: 23
Views: 2572

Re: 2000 V70 base RH driveshaft carrier bearing

I completely understand if money is that tight but a Rock Auto replacement axle assembly unit ($30-$50) will buy you back a full weekend of pain and suffering and likely last what is left of the life of your car. I may get flamed for such heracy but I buy the cheapest one that has a heart next to i...
by Richard99
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 base RH driveshaft carrier bearing
Replies: 23
Views: 2572

Re: 2000 V70 base RH driveshaft carrier bearing 9181693

Just wanted to thank you for your efforts almost three years later as they are now helping me.

Cheers!

Eric
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70r Advice needed quickly - forgotten paper towel in t
Replies: 19
Views: 3343

Re: 98 v70r Advice needed quickly - forgotten paper towel

FLXC90 wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:35 pm So is the rule of thumb one beer per cylinder?
If I want the whole six pack I have to work on the XC90? :P
^^^^^ LOL
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

Thanks, Neil. If I discover that the carrier bearing is bad, I was planning on cutting it off with a dremel, tedious as that may be. I will try to track down a new bearing if I find that my bearing is bad.
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

Just shy of 125k miles now. I'm planning on rebuilding a donor right now. I will document my experience and share what happens.
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

I bought the car with 120k miles and changed the fluid shortly thereafter.
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

I'm experiencing a constant whine noise. It's a higher pitch than what I had with a bad wheel bearing with my 98'. I'm thinking it's probably coming from my angle gear but not sure. Second guesses would be a wheel bearing or carrier bearing. I've sort of gotten started on an angle gear rebuild which...
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

Has anyone ever replaced the carrier bearings on CV axles? If so, how'd you do it? I am suspicious they are shot and making some noise on my 2000 V70XC and I believe these are an often overlooked item.

Eric
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers - Idiots - Fails thread - April 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 1843

Re: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers Idiots and Fails thread - April 2020

Even better: I once completed a replacement of a wheel bearing and forgot to tighten down the strut to knuckle bolts to proper spec. A few months later, I was getting bad wear to the outside of my wheel. I took it in for an alignment, and they called saying I needed a wheel bearing replaced. I compl...
by Richard99
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers - Idiots - Fails thread - April 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 1843

Re: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers Idiots and Fails thread - April 2020

I once completed a rotor and brake pad swap change and left the 5 gallon pale that the caliper was resting on underneath the car. When I started lowering the car when done, I heard a crunching sound and almost destroyed my windshield washing reservoir.
by Richard99
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?

Hi Joost,

I'm wondering if you ever made any progress on this? I'm hoping to do an angle gear rebuild by purchasing the necessary bearings and seals, welding the collar to the shaft, and adding a bottom drain plug. After that, hoping to never need to touch it again.

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reliability of V70XC 1998 in the electronics aspect?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Reliability of V70XC 1998 in the electronics aspect?

I overlooked the ABS module and HAVE had that fail on me for my 98'. I solved that with a junkyard swap but as Clemens says, there are other options if you can't get your hands on a used one.
by Richard99
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reliability of V70XC 1998 in the electronics aspect?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Reliability of V70XC 1998 in the electronics aspect?

I have had both a 1998 V70 and currently have a 2000 V70XC. I've not had electronic issues with either car. The main things of concern are electronic throttle modules of these 99-00 vehicles. They use a throttle position sensor with a potentiometer which wears out a resistive strip over time. In 98'...
by Richard99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved

Make sure this guy didn't work on your drivetrain.... Didn't mean to thank for the post but what do you mean by that? I had a great picture to attach to it but a flock of chickens flew by and got my attention. Here you go... :lol: Abscate, that wouldn't happen to be a driveshaft with 3 u-joints for...
by Richard99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R driving issues please help :(
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Volvo 850 T-5R driving issues please help :(

Yes, just wanted to make sure the parking brake cable is secure since they are retained along the chassis by a rivet. When people repair these, they have to jury-rig a solution like I did, if they don't have the rivets/pop-rivet gun. You can bet these jury-rigged solutions can range from adequate to...
by Richard99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Herman and Operation 30MPG
Replies: 264
Views: 11613

Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Quite frankly, I don't believe people claiming 30 mpg on these cars.
by Richard99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear windshield fluid sprayer
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Rear windshield fluid sprayer

scot850 wrote: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:58 am Glad it was that simple. Best to test it maybe every couple of weeks regardless.

Neil.
+1

I give mine a good squirt every week or so.

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R driving issues please help :(
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Volvo 850 T-5R driving issues please help :(

Interesting. The frequency is proportional to speed so it is likely something rubbing with your wheel or axles. It is too low of a pitch to be a rotor dust shield rub. That sound is also very unlikely to be a wheel bearing issue. I would check all 4 wheels and surrounding areas very carefully, inclu...
by Richard99
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps

Do you just feel the bump or is it oscillating in your hands? Lower control arms on these cars last about 100k in tough roads, that’s usually the first step in the suspension refurbishment I'm talking about feeling the bumps through the steering, which is normal to certain extent, but the steering ...
by Richard99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps

Has anyone had a very jiggly steering wheel over bumps? Mine moves quite a bit when I go over bumps and I'm not sure what's causing it. The car is a 2000 V70XC.

Eric
by Richard99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Temperature gauge reading a bit low?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Temperature gauge reading a bit low?

Hello, Ever since I bought my 2000 V70XC the temperature gauge never quite gets to the 3 o'clock position. It always stops right between the 3 o'clock mark and the mark below that (see photo). It never fluctuates but always comes just shy of the 3 o'clock mark. And in case you are wondering, I am 10...
by Richard99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC has a rough 3 to 4 upshift for Aisin 50-42LE
Replies: 2
Views: 76

2000 V70XC has a rough 3 to 4 upshift for Aisin 50-42LE

Hello, My 2000 V70XC has been experiencing a rough 3rd to 4th upshift. Specifically, if I am going uphill and it needs to drop into 3rd gear, it will do it just fine. Once I crest the hill and it shifts into 4th, especially if I also let foot off the gas a bit, I often get a fairly long (about a ful...
by Richard99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo 850 ECU Tuning and Electronics Repair Service.
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Volvo 850 ECU Tuning and Electronics Repair Service.

Sweet,

I've got you bookmarked.

-E.
by Richard99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: 850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7

Thanks, guys. I will follow your suggestions. Either way, I was planning on installing the 4x100 W amp from a C70.

Eric
by Richard99
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: 850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7

Hi Neil, Thanks for the suggestions. I did do a continuity test with every wire of the amp harness and each one passed the test. I also found no cracks of any kind on any wires of the harness. I think I forgot to mention that I unplugged the radio completely and it blew a fuse with the radio complet...
by Richard99
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Can I use 01 V70 inner tie rods for a 98 V70 XC? Topic is solved

According to FCP euro's website, no, it will not work.

The 01' volvo v70s inner tie rods are compatible with 01', 02', and 03' V70 and 03' XC70, along with several other years for S60 and S80 models.
by Richard99
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7
Replies: 5
Views: 116

850 amp keeps blowing fuse #7

Hello, I recently installed a Volvo 850, 4x50w amp + SC-901 radio in my 2000 V70XC. I had used the amp for about 2 months before one day I noticed the radio didn't work. To diagnose, I checked the fuses to find #7 ((fuse for radio/amp (20 amp)) was blown. When I tried to replace it, the fuse immedia...
by Richard99
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Car Audio
Topic: Breakout cable to add an Amp to P80 cars - audio centipede
Replies: 13
Views: 7190

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

Does anyone know if wires 1,2,7, and 8 are actually used in the upper left plug of the picture? I am not sure if they need to be used since they should be accounted for in the two plugs on the right side.
by Richard99
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Knocking on Acceleration 09 XC70
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Knocking on Acceleration 09 XC70

Sure it's not a mechanical problem with the AWD system?
by Richard99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance

Yes sir. I have a couple spares. PM me and I could mail you or drop off a pair of them.
by Richard99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance

This is the purge valve you should be looking for. It is located under the air box intake tube. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-vapor-canister-purge-solenoid-s80-s40-v40-v70-9470775oe Richard, I found it. This is the purge valve that seems to be such a thorn in everyone's paw, huh? 20200313_...
by Richard99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance

This is the purge valve you should be looking for. It is located under the air box intake tube.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... -9470775oe
by Richard99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance

Top one is the turbo control valve. Three connections. Bottom one is one version of the purge valve with two connections. There is another version which is squarer and looks a lot like the turbo valve but has only two connections. Pull part numbers off both and post, please. That turbo valve might ...
by Richard99
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: 1998 s70 GLT p0455 assistance

Just a little advice, and your mileage may vary. I had the evap emissions leak fault in my 1998 V70 non-turbo which is configured like yours. Long story short: I replaced several suspect hoses each time thinking it was fixed, but no. I just finally replaced the servo up on the radiator that opens t...
by Richard99
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2004 C70 coolant leak
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: 2004 C70 coolant leak

abscate wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:58 am I think those hoses run wash fluid not coolant. Still green and will smell like alcohol.
Yes, those are washer fluid lines.
by Richard99
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear windshield fluid sprayer
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Rear windshield fluid sprayer

The pumps often fail at the age of these cars. I replaced mine with a junkyard one that I checked for function with a 9 V battery and alligator clips. The pump for the rear washer is the top one seen from viewing downward near the base of the filler neck. It usually requires a pliers to get a good g...
by Richard99
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanity Check: Evap Purge Valve Stuck Open?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Sanity Check: Evap Purge Valve Stuck Open?

A stuck Canister purge valve would produce both of the DTCs. During the test of the EVAP Canister shut-off valve, the Canister purge valve is pulsed. If the canister purge valve is stuck open the pressure drops too fast and the test fails. The Canister purge valve is normally closed and opens when ...
by Richard99
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car won't move in reverse but moves fine in drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Car won't move in reverse but moves fine in drive

I have a 2000 Volvo V70 XC SE AWD and as of today she stopped moving in reverse. It sounds like the gear is engaging but when I hit the gas it just revs and goes nowhere. It acts like its in neutral. It even will roll forward if I'm on an incline as if in neutral. Checked the tranny fluid and it wa...
by Richard99
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mechanic in SF Bay Area to do a timing belt?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Mechanic in SF Bay Area to do a timing belt?

Actually he could do (and does do) a lot of the work himself but just has no where to work on it as his apartment complex does not allow you to work on your vehicle in the parking lot. There should be laws about this. BTW last time I was in Berkeley in JAN a well regarded VW shop there had a posted...
by Richard99
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mechanic in SF Bay Area to do a timing belt?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Mechanic in SF Bay Area to do a timing belt?

wrybread wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:37 pm @Scot850: actually Santa Rosa would be perfect! Would love the deets.
Let me know if you ever have the motivation DIY. I'd be willing to help you.

Eric
by Richard99
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: engine races at startup
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: engine races at startup

rhstrickland wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:56 pm Engine races at startup
Classic symptom of large intake manifold leak
by Richard99
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo
Replies: 28
Views: 1502

Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo

Hi,

Wondering if people would like to share modifications they have made to their P80 Volvo that they feel improved the performance, reliability, or looks of the vehicle?

Thanks for sharing!

Eric
by Richard99
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newly Grad looking for an old car.
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Newly Grad looking for an old car.

My advice is simple. If you meet one of two the following qualifications you can and should purchase a volvo: Option 1: gainfully employed or with residual savings/passive income to afford about $5000 per year to spend on car maintenance that you can give to a mechanic. Option 2: gainfully employed...
by Richard99
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newly Grad looking for an old car.
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Newly Grad looking for an old car.

My advice is simple. If you meet one of two the following qualifications you can and should purchase a volvo: Option 1: gainfully employed or with residual savings/passive income to afford about $5000 per year to spend on car maintenance that you can give to a mechanic. Option 2: gainfully employed...
by Richard99
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Backed into in parking lot, fix,leave,sell? s70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 53
Views: 5302

Re: Backed into in parking lot, fix,leave,sell? S70 T5 Topic is solved

You got REALLY lucky. I don't see any damage beyond the door skins. Totalled? What a load of BS... Unless you have door pillar damage, that's just a couple of replacement doors from any '98-'00 S or V 70. Takes about 5 minutes to lift a door off of one of these cars - No biggie. Maybe a respray if ...
by Richard99
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque spec for rear hub bolts. Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Torque spec for rear hub bolts. Topic is solved

Autozone procedure lists 49 ft/lbs + 60 degrees. I would always be slightly suspicious of these though. I know that the front hub mounting bolts on S/V70s 98-00 are 33 ft/lbs +60 degrees, per this forum. https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/Volvo-Cars-1999-05/Rear-Suspension/Wheel-Bearings/_/P-0900...
by Richard99
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 Volvo V70XC engine swap Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 111

2000 Volvo V70XC engine swap Topic is solved

Hi,

I'm wondering if when doing an engine swap on a 2000 Volvo V70XC with another 2000 V70XC it is necessary to transfer the ECU from the donor engine?
by Richard99
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to remove plastic plug in rear hatch lock cylinder, 2000 V70XC
Replies: 1
Views: 143

How to remove plastic plug in rear hatch lock cylinder, 2000 V70XC

Hi, My rear tailgate on a 2000 V70XC has a black plastic plug in the lock cylinder (see pic). I'm wondering if anyone has been able to remove this and replace it with a lock cylinder from another vehicle, which I would like to do? As you can see I've already attempted removing from both the outside ...
by Richard99
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70 R rough idle after warm up and stalls Topic is solved
Replies: 61
Views: 2505

Re: 99 V70 R rough idle after warm up and stalls Topic is solved

I doubt it's a vacuum leak if it only occurs after 10-15 min. A large vacuum leak leading to intake manifold would cause rough idle all the time, usually with a surge in RPM at start up.

I suspect an issue with the ETM.
by Richard99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1200

Re: P80 replacement seat skin thread research JAN 2020

Seems to me that a lot of owners are looking for a new driver’s skin, but the passenger seat is still looking good. How many P80s get scrapped with perfect or near perfect passenger seats? Now... How often does that happen in right hand drive countries? Seems like we might consider the advancment o...
by Richard99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98-00 Volvo V70XC angle gear and/or rear differential rebuild
Replies: 0
Views: 202

98-00 Volvo V70XC angle gear and/or rear differential rebuild

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone with a 98-00 Volvo V70XC has ever had their angle gear and/or their rear differential assembly rebuilt. If so, how much did it cost and were you happy with the result? I've seen lots of posts about driveshaft rebuilds but not so much info about rebuilds on these pieces...
by Richard99
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission solenoids S1 and S2 on 2000 V70XC with Aisin50-42LE trans
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Transmission solenoids S1 and S2 on 2000 V70XC with Aisin50-42LE trans

Hi, I'm hoping to replace the transmission solenoids on my 2000 V70XC. Vida states that the S1 and S2 transmission solenoids are the same, however others that have done this repair on 850s state that the solenoids are different on P80s after '95. Vida says both S1 and S2 have part number 6843784 for...
by Richard99
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Codes P0740 and P1618 for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Codes P0740 and P1618 for Volvo V70XC 2000

I was able to scan the car with Vida/Dice and have attached a pic of the information. How difficult is it to replace this transmission solenoid? I will change the transmission fluid today to see if that can resolve it. Any advice on what to do other than changing the transmission fluid is appreciate...
by Richard99
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Codes P0740 and P1618 for Volvo V70XC 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Codes P0740 and P1618 for Volvo V70XC 2000

Hello, I was driving down the highway today when I got a P0740 and P1618 codes and the car promply went into "limp mode." I was able to pull over, erase the code, restart the vehicle and drive it the rest of the way to work. It turned on again just as I arrived. It appears it could be a bad shift lo...
by Richard99
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.
Replies: 51
Views: 1347

Re: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.

About two weeks ago I had an almost identical accident! Body shop quoted over $8k to repair so insurance declared a total loss and gave me $3684. Not bad for a 1998 V70 base model. Hope this all doesn't give you too much of a headache and glad you are OK from the accident. I had to let my '98 go and...
by Richard99
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Installing amplifier to SC-901 head unit in 2000 V70XC. How did you do it?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Installing amplifier to SC-901 head unit in 2000 V70XC. How did you do it?

I recently pulled an SC-901and 4x100W amp from a C70 to replace an aftermarket unit that the previous owner had in the car (2000 V70XC). I understand that these need to have the amp hooked up for the SC-901 HU to work. How did you do it? Note: I do not have the wiring harness to the AMP since it loo...
by Richard99
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC

I was able to remove the actuator and followed SiRobbs video on cleaning and lubricating the unit, however this did not help. I recently ran a scan of the vehicle and received a couple faults from the VGLA (see attached pic). Any advice on where to go from here? It seems like the VGLA is not supplyi...
by Richard99
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC

Thanks a bunch. I was able to locate it after some more searching. It’s hidden pretty well but once I found the torx screw it was easy to find.

Eric
by Richard99
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Cannot open fuel door 2000 Volvo V70XC

Hi, My fuel door will not open on my 2000 Volvo V70XC. When I pull the release tab on the driver's side door, I just hear a click around the instrument cluster area. I have seen lots of posts where it can be released manually by pulling a tab/cable on an actuator. I pulled off all the rear passenger...