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by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced engine performance
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: Reduced engine performance

Three years later, any closure .. for absolute certain ? I have very similar problems resulting in ''reduced engine performance" No power above 1500 rpm ! Also still no engine cooling fan activity , but I do not THINK its overheating ! .
2003 Volvo S60, T, 5, AWD, 140K
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced engine performance
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: Reduced engine performance

Three years later .. WHAT was the problem ? I have VERY SERIOUS reduced engine performance AND, the radiator fan seems NOT to work when it should , in my opinion .. The temperature gage stays on top dead center when the engine is fully warmed ... .. WHAT is meant by "e box" ? Do the two computers ha...
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: reduced engine performance 08 S40
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: reduced engine performance 08 S40

EXCELLANT posts here, prbent . I do not think the problem is in the ETM .. BUT, who I to know .. The '1996 Saab 900 never had these problems as they used a previous (old) throttle body .. The newer ones, 1999 or 2000 were troublesome. Also, as I recall, the ETM could be removed and shipped out for r...
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 V70XC - Crank but no start, "engine performance reduced"
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: 02 V70XC - Crank but no start, "engine performance reduced"

The "NO REPLY" problem , again ..Can't ANYONE do ANYTHING correctly ? A broad stroke, includes Volvo and our government ! This start up problem reminds me of the carburetor and choke days OR the days of the '79 Saab 900 with the malfunctioning fifth injector(cold start) ..
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start
Replies: 20
Views: 6223

Re: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start

Three years later, any trueful or correct solution ? Or, did you give up, as I have and just get rid of the entire problem ? It MAY have been a sticking throttle, lets hope so... and lets hope that my fingers can still function at twenty below zero(wind chill factor). On the codes, I think ''Bob is ...
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced Engine Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Reduced Engine Performance

We (Volvo and I) are suffering from ''reduced engine performance'' , sporadically. Once in a lifetime is enough! The ONE thing she does not do is stall. The power drops suddenly from 100% to about 10% - extremely dangerous, needless to say.. This occurs at highway speed, this time, going up a slight...
by earthworm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 2003 Messages and weak engine performance.
Replies: 3
Views: 2244

Re: S60 2003 Messages and weak engine performance.

We (Volvo and I) are suffering from ''reduced engine performance'' , sporadically. Once in a lifetime is enough! The ONE thing she does not do is stall. The power drops suddenly from 100% to about 10% - extremely dangerous, needless to say.. This occurs at highway speed, this time, going up a slight...
by earthworm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling

CEM Andean control is what - in English, please ? The MAF CAN be replaced as a separate item - which is what I am doing , as it is impossible to remove the housing from the plastic hose - they have been coupled for 16 years ! Fortunately, Rock Auto Parts sent new screws and a GOOD new Torx T25 .The ...
by earthworm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 s60 T
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: 2004 s60 T

An excellent trite up from Mr Parker .. the answer might be there .. indirectly .
I was going to say "15 years of corrosion" and the wiring insulation could be failing. . Check where the wiring is exposed to the elements and heat .. and grease .
by earthworm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Overheating, fan a no go and stalling

"What or which car?" Its in the small light print on the right, Abscate. just saw it myself ..
by earthworm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Overheating, fan a no go and stalling

2003 S60 AWD 2.5 turbo, 135K miles.. Today , yet another problem... I am in the process of removing the old failed MAF. Its "impossible" to remove the unit from its plastic air-duct (its been clamped tightly for 16 years) ; "Security Torx screws are used, with oversized ''stop pins'''' … I'd have to...
by earthworm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Like humans , a hose becomes old, frail, hard and inflexible . If plastic, it may be too old and will have to be replaced..DO use silicone paste to make coupling easier , the hot air is a good idea - but I have never used this - I was thinking about using HOT water, but this has its limitations ..
by earthworm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Well, did this work ?
Were both items really bad ?
Did you renew the thermostat ?
by earthworm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Overheating, fan a no go and stalling

About 85 degrees at the reservoir and near 170 degrees at the upper hose. This cannot be right, after idling for ten minutes .. The temp gage is still ''dead''. The "hunting/near stalling'' stopped after I disconnected the MAF. Reconnecting it caused the engine to stop. The K and N air filter(oil so...
by earthworm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 192

2003 S60 AWD Overheating, fan a no go and stalling

One ….Overheating . . a month ago, towed home and has been sitting .. "fixed'' by renewing the fan assembly. Two......Stalling when warm/hot, gage at 12 noon Three …..gage not working ? Four ….. Hunting and stalling during warm up And, the check engine light is ON ... The temperature sensor on the t...
by earthworm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 Volvo S60 rear brake hose removal
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: 2004 Volvo S60 rear brake hose removal

EXCELLENT response
thank yous are in order …
Working on a Volvo DOES require patience !
by earthworm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 xc70 Engine System Service Urgent - in and out of rough idle and limp mode, NO check engine light
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: 2001 xc70 Engine System Service Urgent - in and out of rough idle and limp mode, NO check engine light

Damned GOOD advice ..find a good shop using VIDA .. and I need to do the same ..
DO find a better shop, clogged lines in the engine ??? indeed … RUN away !
With any vehicle at over 15 years , even Saab or HONDA, WE need a good repair shop .. Its a must .
by earthworm
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 XC70 check engine light
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 2006 XC70 check engine light

Despite ''running fine'', there may more vacuum leaks … With a vehicle like ours , ten plus years old, all the rubber should be new/recent new … To test , spray the vacuum lines at their connections , where the cracks usually appear . What is the age of your oxygen sensors .. these too should be rec...
by earthworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: [2013 S60 T5 AWD] Low Battery while listening to media/radio after ignition off
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: [2013 S60 T5 AWD] Low Battery while listening to media/radio after ignition off

I use a battery tester ( load tester) annually .. The '96 Saab would go thru a battery every 3 years, on the average ..Replaced the alternator at 150K miles - or so ..The Battery in the Honda lasted 7 years ! So, the average battery life is 5, plus or minus 2 years. Go buy a new battery - around $12...
by earthworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem

Its a generic code reader - sufficed for both the Honda and the SAAB , now, as it is ten years old, its reliability is in question . Yesterday, the check engine lite became aglow - again ERRATIC is the rule of the day . The electronic throttle module is buried under the intake manifold ..A $500 task...
by earthworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rotten egg smell stalls when press on gas
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Rotten egg smell stalls when press on gas

Your catalytic converter is "toast'' - I gave this 2 seconds thought …
These are good for 100-200 K miles, give or take .
unburned gas yields the ''rotten eggs(sulfur) smell.
The codes are of limited value - can be confusing ..
by earthworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Owner V70R Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: New Owner V70R Problem

mileage ? repair history ? fuel pump/filter ? The filter is very easy to change ! Right up there with the old VW air cooled engine fuel filters ..many had two in the engine compartment . plugs ? I do see a ''major tune up'' in your future .. even if tune ups are a thing of the past . Do go over the ...
by earthworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 Volvo S60 rear brake hose removal
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: 2004 Volvo S60 rear brake hose removal

I have an '03 ..with a ''soft'' pedal ..even after bleeding and bleeding, using gravity and pressure at the master cylinder . .. I cannot remember any bracket, this was last year .. I guess the bracket must go . And, to do that, you may have to disassemble the entire rear brake system ! "Modern" car...
by earthworm
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clicking Noise When Foot Goes On/Off Accelerator
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: Clicking Noise When Foot Goes On/Off Accelerator

Yes, with Saab, 1967 >, also, as a part of their maintenance schedule, 60s.70s .
And, with the '96 900..
With VW, we had to disassemble the CV joint, clean, inspect, repack, re install … those were the days … up to the 90s .
IF the click-click emulates from the joint, then its replace time …
by earthworm
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 S60 Overheating. Cooling fan wasn't coming on. Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: 2003 S60 Overheating. Cooling fan wasn't coming on. Problem?

The very best of advice and helpful for me. I'd (ideally) troubleshot and if the fan itself is good, I'd replace the controller - a new one may be the same price as an e bay old assembly .
by earthworm
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem

Today, ambivalent temp, 60 degrees, engine cold.
Quick, normal start up, but then severe hunting and fluctuation ( 1,000 to 1600 rpms) but no stall.
Check engine lite ON
Ran for 20 seconds, then I shut her down .
I think the temp sensor is OK .. seems to be a computer problem
by earthworm
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 2010 Volvo XC60 Fan Controller Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: 2010 Volvo XC60 Fan Controller Replacement

Thanks for an excellent tutorial. Your Volvo must be a whole lot easier to work on than my '03 ! After the '03 S60 fan stopped working on a reliable basis, I replaced the entire assembly - not knowing exactly what was ''dead''. I suppose I could have bypassed the controller and tested the fan - out ...
by earthworm
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

VIDA ?? $$
IMO, a must have for the serious Volvo owner .. and I mean serious !
My '03 S60 has two computers, side by side, forward of the PS reservoir and coolant tank.
Also , IMO, corporate Volvo should help here !
Check that all contacts at the OBD plug in are good .
by earthworm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem

1,800 ohms, cold at the temp sensor
At a cold startup, she was really rough, with fluctuations between 1 and 1.6K RPM ; then she smoothed out.
Now the "check engine lite is aglow and the temp gage is ''dead''.
by earthworm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 2003 Transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Volvo S60 2003 Transmission

Do assure that the engine and body are good to justify transmission work .. I'll guess that you have an Aisin-Warner unit - IMO, excellent . I'd reseal the old transmission . .IF it passes the tests ..
by earthworm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem

This may be a computer problem ..
Now the dash panel temp gage is "dead"
by earthworm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 V70 Stalls out when warmed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: 2003 V70 Stalls out when warmed up

MAF , 3 terminals .. I should have a schematic
H2O ? or HOH, as I recall - water .. no
The rear Oxygen sensor
This Volvo does have a beautiful body, but she IS a 2003
Must replace the O2 sensors .
by earthworm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 V70 Stalls out when warmed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: 2003 V70 Stalls out when warmed up

No replies - after all these years ?
My S60 does the same and its not fuel . This is so easy to test.
Could it be a dying DIC or whatever Volvo calls it (no distributer computerized ignition .)
by earthworm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem
Replies: 5
Views: 126

2003 Volvo S60 AWD , stalls, fan problem

An ambivalent temp of 70, beautiful fall day .. Start up and then idle - nigh perfect , a little roughness. Idled for 20 plus minutes, but the cooling fan never engaged ! The temperature gage stayed on 12 noon, , warm up was normal - fast . The coolant temp was at 180 degrees , at the reservoir .. S...
by earthworm
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 Front end troubles Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Front end troubles Topic is solved

Being "thrown" from side to side while driving ? Hard to envision - this . Not a ball joint,; much more likely is weak hydraulics or a flat tire on one side .. Tires can be a number one suspect as well as "quickie struts" - beware things "quick" .. or cheap Russian tires .. URO ? means nothing but s...