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by 1997volvo850
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Re: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question

I do see a small wet spot on the driveway under the center console where the heater core is. Carpet under passenger carpet is damp. Not what I'd expect after adding gallons of water. I will add a few more gallons of distilled water to overflow tank as soon as I buy more. Options for diagnosing leak ...
by 1997volvo850
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: 2014 Volvo XC90 transmission leak, burning oil, and anti-skid
Replies: 4
Views: 951

2014 Volvo XC90 transmission leak, burning oil, and anti-skid

Over the last two 10k maintenance periods we've had to add oil to our 2014 Volvo XC90. From 70-80k we added a quart after oil light came on (first time) and from 80-90k we added 1qt after a long drive plus another 2qts a month or so later. Vehicle is on regular Volvo maintenance and was serviced at ...
by 1997volvo850
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question

I recently went to take my 1997 Volvo 850 GLT for a drive and the coolant light came on. I immediately got out and checked the coolant reservoir. It was empty. The car does seem to lose coolant over a period of several months but I've never seen anything like this. I did not see light on last time I...
by 1997volvo850
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Advice on roof racks and carriers [2014 XC90]
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Advice on roof racks and carriers [2014 XC90]

We purchased a 2014 XC90 that has the long raised bars running lengthwise from front to back. I'm not sure if there are different types of these on the 2014 model. I made the mistake of not purchasing a roof rack and carrier when we purchased the vehicle. I'm looking for any advice on what racks see...
by 1997volvo850
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Battery or Alternator Diagnosis Help [1997 Volvo GLT Turbo]
Replies: 10
Views: 3692

Re: Battery or Alternator Diagnosis Help [1997 Volvo GLT Turbo]

My independent took a look at these charging/starter issues during visit for inspection. The positive cable was not functioning properly. Is this due to internal corrosion? They chopped off the positive connector and installed a new connector. He said this gets hot when this problem is happening. I ...
by 1997volvo850
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Battery or Alternator Diagnosis Help [1997 Volvo GLT Turbo]
Replies: 10
Views: 3692

Battery or Alternator Diagnosis Help [1997 Volvo GLT Turbo]

I've got a 1997 Volvo 850 with a 3-4 year old Bosch battery. The current symptom is that I frequently can't start the car. For a while the car wouldn't start on first turn of key and by turning the key a few times it started up fine. I'm not sure if this points to a starter/key switch issue or this ...
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Parking Brake Adjustment Release
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Parking Brake Adjustment Release

Removing the clip first worked. Was able to loosen parking brake cable. Rotors were closer to coming off but the rust held them on. Came off after some pushing, pulling, and yelling,
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Removing Rear Rotor 2014 Volvo XC90
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Removing Rear Rotor 2014 Volvo XC90

Removing the retaining pin first seemed to work. The adjuster was very difficult to turn initially and turned easily once I got it going. Even with the parking brake cable loose the rotor did not want to come off though it seemed closer to coming off. Looks like there are some local adjustments insi...
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Parking Brake Adjustment Release
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Parking Brake Adjustment Release

My apologies in advance for posting in this forum but I suspect my issue may be more general and the XC90 forum does not seem to be nearly as active as this one.Plus I see folks from here occasionally posting over there... I'm trying to release the parking brake so I can replace the rotors on my 201...
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Removing Rear Rotor 2014 Volvo XC90
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Removing Rear Rotor 2014 Volvo XC90

I see the parking brake adjustment under driver's side of center console. Very limited space. One set of instructions I found said to twist counterclockwise and remove clip, then twist clockwise to loosen cable, then when done brake job twist counter clockwise and install clip. Is this correct? Adju...