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by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Ball Joints, Control Arms, Struts
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Ball Joints, Control Arms, Struts

Good call on the control arms and ball joints, I just went through the same thing as you probably know. It's amazing how great these cars are when they've got the correct parts installed! My aftermarket control arm were doing the same thing after 6 months. Serviceable used OEM parts should last you ...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Noise on accelerating left turn....wheel bearing? Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Noise on accelerating left turn....wheel bearing? Topic is solved

Boy do I feel stupid! Turns out it was the power steering fluid level, when it's on low a long left turn, the pump will starve of fluid because of the lateral design of the reservoir. I should have known! The noise sounded major and had me worried about something more serious like a wheel bearing or...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Noise on accelerating left turn....wheel bearing? Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Noise on accelerating left turn....wheel bearing? Topic is solved

For about the past 4 months I've been experiencing a noise that occurs when I am turning left and accelerating, like on an onramp or normal left turn from a traffic light. Turning and coasting doesn't make the noise, only while accelerating and turning left. I would describe the noise as: buzzing li...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

Re: AOD/ DEM quit today

Well this is strange.......the pump seems to have come back to life on its own! I was planning on putting the Volvo pump in it today but the Dorman started working again about 4 days ago and appears to have fixed itself. I don't really feel like lying on my back in the garage today so I think I'll j...
by Blacklab467
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

So here's the lower control arm that was hitting the subframe after 6 months, also the ball joints that were so cheap that the fasteners ( nut on bottom) rounded when I tried to loosen it and had to use a pipe wrench. I think the actual ball joint was made of the same material and wore out in less t...
by Blacklab467
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Lower control arm and Ball Joint replacement with pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Lower control arm and Ball Joint replacement with pictures

I just finished installing my Lower Control Arms and did new Ball Joints at the same time. I've read on several post of people taking several days to do this job so I thought I would provide some tips to make the job more doable and easy for those contemplating it. A little history: I replaced these...
by Blacklab467
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clunk when cold engaging drive
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Clunk when cold engaging drive

I would also add that temperature shouldn’t influence the behaviour of your transmission, it gets -40 here and my transmission does not clunk into gear anymore since the shift kit even in the cold. Order the B-4 servo upgrade also and enough fluid for a change at the same time. Feel free to reach ou...
by Blacklab467
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clunk when cold engaging drive
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Clunk when cold engaging drive

Oragex has the video that I followed, it’s about a 10 hour job if you’re taking your time. First make sure all your engine mounts are new to rule that out and the transmission torque mount and bottom mount . Transgo kit is about$ 125 and includes some bore cleaning bits for the linear solenoids of w...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ‘05 S60 Front End
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: ‘05 S60 Front End

Correction, You should be good with the Bilstien struts, not sure about the Febi's, I think they might be ok. The other parts may show their worth shortly if they're poor quality. I have heard good results from those subframe inserts however they fit into the holes in the bushing 90 degrees from whe...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ‘05 S60 Front End
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: ‘05 S60 Front End

Below is my recent post regarding the same issues. The problems are many with non OEM parts. Any aftermarket bushing will not have the same stiffness or elasticity qualities that the Volvo engineers specifically designed for your vehicle. I had some new "quick struts" in mine and took them out after...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

Seriously, once the headrest is off it should take you less than a half hour to get the base and back skin off per seat. Take a screwdriver to expand the hog rings and a needle nose plier to pull them out. Some rings are easier to just cut with side cutters. Also bring vise grips to remove springs (...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

Re: AOD/ DEM quit today

Rear seats, but you have to take a whole bunch of interior stuff out to get to the seat bases as I remember.
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

I think you might find its easier to just remove and reinstall the seat skin. When I had my seats out I couldn't find a way to detach the entire back of the seat. Also the seat base foam doesn't appear to be easily removed.
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

I know but it's hard to find a good drivers back so you may want to take a passenger side back and stick it on the driver's side like I did.
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

This is what you'll end up with if you put a passenger side skin on the drivers side, the lumbar hole hides behind the seatbelt and B-pillar, completely imperceptible. My side bolster was ripped and worn and the base was split so I had to change the seat base and back skin.
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by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

I was able to remove both skins easily with side cutters and a screwdriver to unclip the hog rings with seats in place and bolted down, even with the console in place. You will have to remove your seats to install the skins. The seat backs "unroll" from the bottom up, snipping hog rings and removing...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

Re: AOD/ DEM quit today

So true about non OEM.......and yes, you told me so.....again! The Dorman was $167 USD from RockAuto and I paid 390 CDN ($305 USD) for the Volvo pump. I may just leave the filter in as you suggested, we'll see what the fluid looks like. I put the new finned one in after removing the original filter ...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: seat swap / skin
Replies: 20
Views: 230

Re: seat swap / skin

I did mine on a 2003 XC70 last summer, It's not too difficult. I probably have some pictures on my phone to help guide you if you need. The seat skins come off easily by snipping the hog rings with side cutters. It's a little difficult removing the headrests if you haven't figured out how yet. I put...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

Looking forward to it, the old ones (not so old) are flexing so much they're banging the subframe. I don't know if it's verboten to suggest this but the price where I got them here in Canada was much cheaper than anywhere else that sells genuine Volvo parts, same with some other Volvo parts I recent...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

I agree, and the rubber in the bushings is the same material that they make bicycle tires out of. The Volvo hardware is strangely reminiscent of fine jewelry!
by Blacklab467
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

New parts arrived today, nice cast aluminum control arms made in Sweden. Ball joints from Germany in Volvo boxes.......this is where quality parts should come from! I noticed that the Chinese control arms always are painted silver, and much heavier.........I wonder what kind of mystery metal they ar...
by Blacklab467
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 12V source for testing Haldex pump 30783079 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: 12V source for testing Haldex pump Topic is solved

I was hoping to get at least a couple years out of the Dorman but it died this weekend! 6 months old. New Volvo one is on order and another filter and bottle of fluid.
by Blacklab467
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

Re: AOD/ DEM quit today

Well I think I definitively determined the problem. I put 12 volts to the pump and no life in either direction. That Dorman pump lasted 6 months. I'll order a new Volvo one today and look forward to another day lying under the car :( Might as well change the fluid and filter again too.
by Blacklab467
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

Re: AOD/ DEM quit today

Car did the same thing this morning, I haven't gotten under it to find out why or try and fix it yet. Unfortunately I don't have VIDA.
by Blacklab467
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clunk when cold engaging drive
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Clunk when cold engaging drive

I had that problem, hard clunk going into drive or reverse from park cold or hot. Changed all the motor mounts and top mount with OEM, didn’t solve the problem, changed the B-4 servo also. Problem solved when I did a Transgo shift kit and rebuilt the linear solenoids, now it’s sooooo gentle going in...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AOD/ DEM quit today
Replies: 23
Views: 365

AOD/ DEM quit today

I was out today in the deep snow and got stuck this morning in something that shouldn't have gotten me stuck in. Trying to get unstuck revealed that my rear wheels weren't receiving power. I dug the car out and drove home into the garage to check things out and managed to restore operation to my AWD...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: replacing front struts again
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: replacing front struts again

I just installed OEM Volvo XC90 seats in my car......the difference is amazing. I'd say get a set of OEM struts from the wreckers, white label, and a new set of OEM seats, they're about 40 bucks, and find some good OEM links. I've learned the hard way not to bother with anything aftermarket in the f...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Paint Care and Plastic trim
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Paint Care and Plastic trim

Thanks for all the ideas, I think I will try that product that nucci recommended. I don't want to spend a lot of money and just want the car to look its best. I have a pretty good Simomize car polisher that I haven't used and have a lot of time on my hands. Going to try the Forever Black product for...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Paint Care and Plastic trim
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Paint Care and Plastic trim

Ok thanks everyone! are you saying that you want to go through the clear coat right down to the paint?
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: "Soobies are little, Volvos are big." Discuss
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: "Soobies are little, Volvos are big." Discuss

That's funny! We have a Subaru Outback and my XC70. The Subaru is a bigger car but probably lighter. Both have a 2.5l engine. The Volvo I would say has more useable space and is more comfortable and we have two big dogs that prefer the lower loading deck of the Volvo. The Subaru has less power but g...
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Paint Care and Plastic trim
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Paint Care and Plastic trim

Was that shoe polish you used on the bumper in that video?
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: replacing front struts again
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: replacing front struts again

I always keep on the lookout for Volvo OEM end links in good condition in the auto wreckers also. I've had bad luck with the aftermarket ones not lasting long and also the quality of metal in the fasteners is junk. If the struts are aftermarket, reuse the three top strut nuts that the car came with ...
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Paint Care and Plastic trim
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Paint Care and Plastic trim

With nothing to fix on my car currently and Covid maximizing my time away from work, my efforts turn toward detailing and improving the appearance of my trusty Volvo. I would appreciate some input on a couple things; My car is black and although the paint is reasonably good, it is full of small scra...
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1363
Views: 95119

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

I think I will get new bleeders, I have to order brake lines now anyways and can't find Pentosin 202 locally for my future steering flush so it looks like another order is coming together!
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1363
Views: 95119

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Finally replaced my emergency brake shoes and adjusted the e brake. A nice afternoon job that I’ve been putting off for awhile. Looks like I’m going to need rear brake hoses very soon and will bleed the brakes and replace the fluid. I soaked the bleeders with penetrating fluid in anticipation for wh...
by Blacklab467
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

Nicely done BTW! And just in time for winter.
by Blacklab467
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

Check the manual, I think you need to remove 50 or 100 millilitres after it’s full unless they changed that on the ‘07.
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

Or a 13mm
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by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

The fill plug will be on the left hand side of the Haldex unit, mines a 2003 and it was a large hex head I would guess 6 or 8. It will be forward of the Differential drain plug which I believe is a 10 or 12 mm bolt. There is no drain plug, You have to suck the fluid out or remove the Haldex pump to ...
by Blacklab467
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 12V source for testing Haldex pump 30783079 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: 12V source for testing Haldex pump Topic is solved

You can't go wrong with the Volvo pump, I'll probably find myself wishing I had done the same at some point but so far so good. You may elect to try and clean and rebuild your old one, mine was mostly full of brush dust and oily goo, I thought I could clean up the armature and put some new brushes a...
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70

Yeah its totally different, I would rather have the 6 speed though, it's rated for about twice the torque as the Aw55-50!
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70

I would be more concerned if it was wet with trans fluid, the splined end goes into a dry female spline in the bottom of the trans, as does the drivers side. That being said, I've not seen one with that much rust but I wouldn't worry about it. The seal on the inside of the collar sleeve appears to d...
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Angle gear and collar opinions sought '07 XC70

That Bevel Gear actually shows no signs of wear, the collar sleeve obviously has a little bit starting. Usually the BG will have a shark tooth on the end of the splines where the collar doesn't make contact but yours are nice and flat so that's good. I would change the oil and throw it back together...
by Blacklab467
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

That's a beautiful car! It looks just like mine minus the hail damage. I would prefer the black interior but have two yellow labs and am better suited to my tan interior. Keep us up to date on how the AWD is coming!
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement Ignition Key
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Replacement Ignition Key

That sounds like a great idea, Thanks! I wonder if I can carve out the electronic bits or is there a chip or something molded inside that gnarly rubber key handle or should I just glue the whole thing in there?
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

The flange seal should be fine. It should only take you an hour to get the BG out and then you can really get all the fluid out and it's nice to know the condition of the splines with a new car. As for the CV's, take a flathead screwdriver and pop the tin cap off the end, you may elect to not fully ...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement Ignition Key
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Replacement Ignition Key

Is there any cost effective way to get a replacement key for a P2? I only have the one key and the rubber has deteriorated and is very soft and coming apart. I would like to have 2 keys but don't want to spent hundreds of dollars. Below is a picture showing the condition.
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by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

I forgot to add that you will lose some fluid when the flange is pulled, you may elect to not change the seal behind the flange, yours looks pretty clean and dry and it doesn't hold any pressure. Might be better off to not disturb it.
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Prop shaft and Haldex service '07 XC70

Change the pump if it’s bad, I used a dorman and it seems to work fine. I didn’t have any luck trying to rebuild my original pump so gave up on that. You may have disturbed the haldex lip seal when you pulled your flange out, wouldn’t hurt to replace that for 10 bucks, I can send you the part number...
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 12V source for testing Haldex pump 30783079 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: 12V source for testing Haldex pump Topic is solved

I've got a little experience with learning the hard way too, just replacing my front end for the second time this year........this time with good parts!
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

I got a real smoking deal from Volvo of Toronto $189CDN ($147 Usd) per side and Ball joints for $91 ($70 Usd), genuine Volvo parts. I won't take a chance on aftermarket parts anymore.
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 12V source for testing Haldex pump 30783079 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: 12V source for testing Haldex pump Topic is solved

That's a better idea..........you always have to do things the right way, don't you abscate!
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Off topic - if your snow blower doesn't start
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Off topic - if your snow blower doesn't start

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This is happening as we speak, old Blackie is turning white......there will be some snowblowing in the morning!
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Problem with Aftermarket Control Arms.

I had installed some Lower Control Arms this spring from Rock Auto, I think the brand was Mevotech or similar generic Chinese supplier.....they were cheap. For the last few months I have been trying to track down an annoying clunk on the passenger side, present at slow speeds and rough surfaces only...
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 Ocean Race for salvage
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: 2002 Ocean Race for salvage

This one's that nice blue with blue cladding on the exterior and black interior. Wheels are gone, silver painted trim and roof rack. All the Ocean Race badging is gone except a small label under the armrest that says its #74 of 100. Not really anything else unique about it, I like the collar but the...
by Blacklab467
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 Ocean Race for salvage
Replies: 9
Views: 358

2002 Ocean Race for salvage

There's a reasonably good condition 2002 Ocean Race in the boneyard here. Is there anything unique or valuable worth pulling off of it or anything that anyone wants from it? Interior is pretty nice shape , other that that, I can't really see anything I need off of it. Let me know if anyone needs any...
by Blacklab467
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1363
Views: 95119

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Changed the spark plugs with Bosch Platinums. While I did it I disconnected the battery. After putting in the new plugs and reconnecting the battery and starting it up........my CEL is finally off! It's been on for the better part of 5 years, I think the plugs were originals with 280000 kms. The gap...
by Blacklab467
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?

Thanks Mike, I got it figured out done and posted the topic on the forum with some pictures. I had an easy time with mine once I fashioned a way to pull them in and seat them. You're right though about getting them started straight! Thanks for the offer on the tools.
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Subframe Bushing installation with pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Subframe Bushing installation with pictures

The steering was vague and loose and I was getting a lot of engine vibration at idle and road noise. Everything else was new except the strut spring seats which I did at the same time. Also inspection revealed that the rubber was pretty soft on at least the rear ones. I jacked the car up and pried u...
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Subframe Bushing installation with pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Subframe Bushing installation with pictures

Thanks, I didn't have that torque for the bracket! I'll have to go out and double check it. With the 4 nuts it seemed to be pretty gentle on the plastic bushing body, as mentioned it didn't take too much torque on the big bolt to seat them. My bolts weren't rusty like that fortunately. I had them ou...
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Subframe Bushing installation with pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Subframe Bushing installation with pictures

Just completed installing 4 subframe bushings and new spring seats with genuine Volvo parts. Its a pretty straightforward job for those contemplating it. I didn't document the spring seat install as it is a simple process. Subframe bushings should take 3 or 4 hours with hand tools, nothing special r...
by Blacklab467
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?

Thanks, I went out last night and developed a real easy method of installing these. Will post pictures after I get the other two in this morning.
by Blacklab467
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Any advise on how to install subframe bushings?

So I got the first right front subframe bushing out using the drilling out of the plastic method. It came out real easy in about 5 minutes. I wrongfully assumed that I'd be able to use the jack as a press to get the new one, it's went about a half inch and then stopped. I did clean out the bore with...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering wheel swap 2005 to 2003
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Steering wheel swap 2005 to 2003

Yeah, I've got the leather one currently. I'd like to have the thicker wood (fake wood) one but don't know if its compatible. It might be too much trouble to change with the airbags just for aesthetics by the sounds of it.
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering wheel swap 2005 to 2003
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Steering wheel swap 2005 to 2003

Does anyone know if there's any reason why I couldn't swap a 2005 wood wheel onto my 2003 car? I found a real mint one in the boneyard and would like to have it on my car. Thanks.
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advise about 4C service Required Message
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Need advise about 4C service Required Message

Thanks, I wonder if that is the cause of the extremely vague and unstable road feel at highway speeds? I'm going to look into the thread about changing out the 4C struts and see if that's a viable option. Can't really justify replacing $2K worth of shocks and struts. Maybe I should just forget about...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advise about 4C service Required Message
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Need advise about 4C service Required Message

Yes, here they call it rebuilt if it was written off, deemed salvage, and then repaired and recertified, thus rebuilt status. I estimated the vehicle would have been worth at least $7K when it was "written off". The new owner put less than 5000 kms on it in two and a half years. The parts on the car...
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advise about 4C service Required Message
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Need advise about 4C service Required Message

Thanks, I think I mentioned that I know how much they cost. I was more interested in what 4C service required meant and the handling vagaries that that message might cause. I'm not entirely convinced that the struts need to be replaced when that message is posted.
by Blacklab467
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need advise about 4C service Required Message
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Need advise about 4C service Required Message

I'm interested in a local car for sale but it has a few things that concern me. 2006 XC 70 2.5T 139000 kms (87000 miles). The car is in great condition although it is "Rebuilt" status which means it was a write off 3 years ago and repaired to roadworthy and inspected status. The owner says it was hi...
by Blacklab467
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Recommendations on Spring seats
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Recommendations on Spring seats

Just checked my front end and my spring seats were done as were my subframe bushings. I contemplated getting the subframe inserts but instead opted for new HD Volvo brand subframe bushings and Volvo spring seats. I ordered the new bolts as well. Looking forward to getting these installed as I've had...
by Blacklab467
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Recommendations on Spring seats
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Recommendations on Spring seats

Any thoughts on the subframe bushing inserts good/ bad? Do they work?
by Blacklab467
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Recommendations on Spring seats
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Recommendations on Spring seats

Does anyone have a good recommendation on which spring seats to buy for the front struts? I cannot afford the genuine Volvo ones so I will be putting together an order for IPD soon to include a few parts. Also ball joints? Are the Lemforder ones acceptable? Also has anyone had good success with the ...
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

I suppose you could try to "shim" it to center the bearing for the purposes of troubleshooting. There's no question that the rubber in the bearing support is worn out though. If you could source out another propshaft that would save you the trouble of installing it and then having to remove it again...
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

The bearing may or may not be ok, It's the rubber support that is the problem and causing the noise when driving. Start sourcing out a replacement propshaft. You cannot service or replace that single support or bearing separately unfortunately.
by Blacklab467
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

You're best bet now is to procure a new propshaft or a good used one from the auto wreckers, this is most definitely you're problem!
by Blacklab467
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Strut Assembly
Replies: 23
Views: 798

Re: Strut Assembly

I had some quick struts in my car for less than 6 months. The problems with them were many; really incorrect spring rates, ride height was at least 2 1/2 inches too high, rebound damping was incorrect, and the general appearance and hardware was cheap and didn't look like it was going to last very l...
by Blacklab467
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R

Well thats good, now you just have to find a good one at the wreckers that still has a good spline. How many miles were on it?
by Blacklab467
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R

I wonder if it might be the CV shaft support bearing? You might get lucky on this one. If the flange isn't sloppy and there's no leakage on the Bevel Gear it might be ok.
by Blacklab467
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Drivetrain Noise, possibly driveshaft? 2005 S60R

It sounds like something inside the Bevel Gear like a bearing that came apart. I don't think it's the Collar as they usually make a buzzing noise as they spin over worn splines. Regardless you'll find out soon enough. I was able to drive mine in FWD with the BG removed and the collar in place while ...
by Blacklab467
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo V-70 with back hatch wing
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Volvo V-70 with back hatch wing

Just wondering if anyone knows what models of V 70 had the rear wing over the hatch door? There's a low mile 2005 V 70 in my area that has one. Was this an option for all models? I kinda thought it was a V-70R thing. I'm not sure if this car might be a unbadged R model.
by Blacklab467
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Towing with P2 Volvo
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Towing with P2 Volvo

Nice "garage sale" video! Thats typical of what happens when the trailer approaches or exceeds the tow vehicle size and weight. My next door neighbour did that this summer, his minivan owner's manual said he could tow a 4200 lb trailer so he bought a 4100 lb trailer............then loaded it up with...
by Blacklab467
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

I listened to your sound clip about 50 times. It's definitely coming from the Bevel Gear, almost sounds like one of the bearings inside, or a right CV axle support bearing.......or the collar sleeve. Those are the only things that can make any noise in there. It still doesn't make any sense that the...
by Blacklab467
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

I would have to hear the noise you are talking about to be a little more sure about the diagnosis. Any chance you could record it on a short drive and upload the clip? You will need to remove the angle gear to inspect it, and there won't be any getting lucky with just a collar sleeve, that sleeve te...
by Blacklab467
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: 2.5T AWD - got a bearing sound/ whining noise underneath Topic is solved

The propshaft turns all the time with the transmission through the bevel gear. If the whining sound is coming from the front around the floor area it is likely the collar sleeve spinning on the bevel gear input shaft. Pulling the haldex fuse in the back may stop the whining if the splines are just s...
by Blacklab467
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear engine mount - sway bar in the way
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Rear engine mount - sway bar in the way

There's a pretty good video on YouTube by SiRobb that shows how to do it. You're just going to have to get a bit creative to get the socket between the sway bar and up to the bolt, I used a standard 3/8 Craftsman 13mm socket and u-joint and extension, it fits......but just barely. I'm wondering if y...
by Blacklab467
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd

It also might be easier to weld the viscous coupler together and run the stock unmodified propshaft with all other components installed and present but then.................why not just make the existing AOD AWD functional by fixing it? Unless you want to make a huge project and like doing fabricati...
by Blacklab467
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: 2001 V70XC viscous coupling to permanent 4wd

I think it would be a challenge on two accounts; first you would need to couple the propshaft to the rear differential obviously, that may involve another joint or support bearing to prevent vibration, also some fabrication on the coupler.....I cannot recall how the VC ordinarily connects to the dif...
by Blacklab467
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear engine mount - sway bar in the way
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Rear engine mount - sway bar in the way

You need a real thin walled socket, then it will fit with a short u-joint immediately after the socket and a 8 inch extension. You might as well also disconnect the torque bar across the engine on the top and the right passenger side engine mount because you will need to jack the engine up a little ...
by Blacklab467
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: Towing with an S60

That says a lot about the car and it’s abilities, that boat must have meant a lot to you to pull it out of Ontario in severe winter conditions on a trailer with no brakes. I can’t help but ask; why wouldn’t you go the safe and legal route and get a trailer with brakes? Or rent a 3/4 ton truck and pu...
by Blacklab467
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment issues
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Alignment issues

The problem has slowly gotten worse over the course of the summer, not specific to any particular repair or part replacement. I think the spring seats may be suspect, they look ok from the top but from the videos I've been watching, they almost need to be disassembled to see the cracks. There is no ...
by Blacklab467
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Towing with an S60
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: Towing with an S60

Should be an interesting trip, just make sure of a couple things: tongue weight should be 9 to 15 percent of trailer weight so about 300lbs. This will be extremely important with a trailer that heavy. Also trailer brakes will be required for any trailer over 2000lbs or greater than half the tow vehi...
by Blacklab467
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment issues
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Alignment issues

I'll check the spring seats this evening, the car has 276,000 kms on the original subframe bushings so that may also be the cause. I put some good used OEM struts in this summer after a bad experience with aftermarket Chinese quick struts.
by Blacklab467
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment issues
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Alignment issues

My 03 XC 70 is having some annoying steering/ alignment issues that I'm having a hard time isolating. To best describe the problem: when parking or driving at slow speeds where the steering approaches full lock left or right, the wheels "oversteer" such that they continue to steer into the turn on t...
by Blacklab467
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Westu37's 2004 XC70 build thread......
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Westu37's 2004 XC70 build thread......

That looks like a pretty clean wagon, nice find! I don't know if it would be necessary to replace the fuel pump, probably just the large o-rings need replacing and cleaning out that area. It's a bit of a nasty job getting all the dirt/ road salt/ and whatever else is sitting on top of the fuel tank ...
by Blacklab467
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 V70XC cooling fan performance question
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: 2005 V70XC cooling fan performance question

I often wondered about that guage too. Mine sits at 12 o’clock on the hottest summer days with the A /C on in the parking lot for 1/2 hour at idle. Also, it warms up right away in the coldest of winter days, to the 12 o’clock position and blows nice heat. It never boils over so all I can assume+is t...
by Blacklab467
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1363
Views: 95119

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

If you’re that far into it take the knuckle off and press it in with the bench vise. Or a ball joint press. Mine sucked in pretty easy with the bolts but I think they were changed once before. You really don’t want to screw up these threads!
by Blacklab467
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 2.5T AWD - Stage Zero Preventative Maintenance - Angle Gear, Haldex, and Rear Diff
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: 2006 2.5T AWD - Stage Zero Preventative Maintenance - Angle Gear, Haldex, and Rear Diff

You might want to look into changing the three motor mounts at that mileage, not too bad of a job. I had a collapsed passenger side and a split rear motor mount that I just changed. You couldn't see the split until it was off the car. Other than that, emergency brake shoes are probably worn out or d...
by Blacklab467
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Significant Front Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Significant Front Vibration

I would lean toward 2 things that are pretty easy and cheap to rule out. Most likely your CV Axle(s). Get a couple good OEM ones from the auto wreckers. If they are good, the vibration goes away, if they are bad, the vibration might change in frequency/ speed/ etc. Also they are really easy to chang...
by Blacklab467
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Update: three days of hard driving and washboard gravel roads and highway driving totalling 1200 kms and all’s well! No vibration, leaks or strange noises. I tried to put the welded sleeve through it’s paces to ensure it wouldn’t fail and it held solid. I feel with this setup that there should be no...
by Blacklab467
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Significant Front Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Significant Front Vibration

Has it been getting worse over time? Most likely a CV shaft. The depth of the passenger side shaft is determined by the bearing retainer and 2 bolts. The passenger side shaft passes all the way through the bevel gear and into the Transmission, it can’t come out unless the bearing retainer fell off a...
by Blacklab467
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 V70, No crank with intermittent starting issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: 02 V70, No crank with intermittent starting issue.

Thats a beautiful car for $1800 bucks. I can't really help you though. There's plenty of members here that will probably be able to help you once they see your post. Probably wouldn't hurt to be on the Swedespeed forum as well. Best of luck with it.
by Blacklab467
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Last Update: Propshaft is back in and a good long test-drive on some gravel roads confirms that the project was a success! Its so nice to have my AWD back, the driving experience is much more civilized in this car when it works, no more front tires spinning on wet pavement uncontrollably and just ge...
by Blacklab467
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Bevel gear install: Bevel Gear went in fine today but I ran out of time and didn't get the propshaft reinstalled. New Bolts.jpg I learned something new regarding the top two 13mm bolts for the BG though: if you maneuver your hand through the exhaust/cat tunnel by the O2 sensor wire, you can easily a...
by Blacklab467
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Update: I've been doing some late season camping so I just got back from the machine shop with my Bevel Gear with TIG welded sleeve. One of the things I wanted to mention that I did before I got the sleeve welded was to file the splines on the sleeve where they mate with the transmission output shaf...
by Blacklab467
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC-70, aftermarket resonator replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 2004 XC-70, aftermarket resonator replacement?

I put a Walker on mine from the Cat to the muffler 5 years ago, it was a near perfect fit and still in great shape on salty roads, I used a OEM muffler from the boneyard because I found a perfect one and the aftermarket muffler was over $300.
by Blacklab467
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Also, Volvo can supply a spline lube for the assembly, which would be compatible for the transmission output shaft,which is a mild interference fit. Never seize would be a poor choice as it is mildly abrasive and wouldn’t allow the transmission to accept the sleeve without binding. These splines nee...
by Blacklab467
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

I'll let you know how it turns out. Welding was the cheapest and strongest option so thats why it was chosen, plus you don't need a "good" BG spline or collar sleeve to do it. As far as a sacrificial wear point (I'm assuming your talking about preserving the transmission should something downstream ...
by Blacklab467
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Correction, No green o-ring in the automatic transmission, that is for the manual transmission only.
by Blacklab467
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Day 3 Update: Collar Sleeve Removal I expected to spend the better part of Sunday getting this thing off from what I had read, I was pleasantly surprised! I jacked the car up at 12:45 and I am now documenting the procedure I used at 2:15. 1. Measure the exact distance the existing collar sleeve prot...
by Blacklab467
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Day 2 on the project. I sourced a reasonably good used collar sleeve from my local Volvo independent shop so decided not to use my brand new Volvo one. The sleeve fits somewhat snug on the Angle gear input shaft and doesn't spin like the one still on my car. Mounted the Angle gear in the drill press...
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Bevel gear and Collar Sleeve Welding project

Hope this thread helps those with stripped Bevel gear input shaft / Collar sleeve splines. The goal is to weld the Collar sleeve to the Bevel gear input shaft using a technique I read in Swedespede forum. I will estimate this thread should be complete in about two weeks time and I'd like to chronicl...
by Blacklab467
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

I grabbed some really nice OEM GKN Loebro shafts from the boneyard today, no more vibration!! My first aftermarket set of shafts lasted 1 and a half years, replaced with Cardone, vibration right away from new, tried a new set or Cardones, vibration was the same. Never use aftermarket parts again! I ...
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe

Yup! Willow green with the two tone tan/brown interior!
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe

Well, I missed it anyways. Someone else scooped me! No it was a nice light metallic green with tan and brown interior. Oh well, it seemed like a pretty good car for the price but I wasn't looking forward to doing the brake booster and whatever else it might need.
by Blacklab467
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4638
Views: 405357

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Installed this funky little drink holder I got at the boneyard yesterday for 3 bucks. It replaces the useless storage nook that previously occupied that space.
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by Blacklab467
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe

Thanks Oragex, I did the Saran Wrap test and it sucked in, also did it on my own car after I watched your video. OEM struts are on it and the original LCA's in decent shape. Really clean underneath ( it was originally a BC car). The message centre says 4CS(?) service required and a headlight bulb is...
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Ok, I didn't have voltmeter needles and couldn't get my voltmeter terminals into the pump wiring but I put my finger on the pump and could faintly feel the pump running, It's really hard to tell and it's very quiet but I'm about 80% sure its working.
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Buying a 2006 XC 70........maybe

Just finished looking at a super minty XC for a really good price. 220,000 kms on it, drives nice although previous owner's son ran the brakes to metal on metal on the front so will need those. When I drove it the brakes seemed really weak and he mentioned something about the mechanic said it might ...
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment specifications for XC 70
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Alignment specifications for XC 70

2003, and it does have the original subframe bushings.
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment specifications for XC 70
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Alignment specifications for XC 70

There are no steering stops on this one.
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alignment specifications for XC 70
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Alignment specifications for XC 70

I am just finishing up a few repairs and will be sending my car in for a four wheel alignment. I have been doing my own alignments roughly with the string technique and a carpenter's level for camber. The toe is about 2mm each side and I try to get the camber as close to zero as I can without an ali...
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Thanks, I'll make sure that works tomorrow!
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Today I got the New pump in and filter and put fresh fluid in the Haldex. I will reinstall the propshaft in the next few days when I get time. I also cleaned and repacked the propshaft CV's and inspected the support bearing. Didn't have any trouble removing the shaft with the exhaust dropped and sup...
by Blacklab467
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

Yeah they're also new too. More of a vibration from a stop feels like driveline related, not so much a noise or rattle.
by Blacklab467
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

Still having issues finding the vibration. I've removed the propshaft because I'm repairing my AWD so it is out of the car. I've replaced the CV Shafts with Cardone units, had a similar vibration so received and installed a second set, still the vibration persists. Now I don't know if its the cheap ...
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

To add, there's some really good videos on Youtube on how to deal with the solenoid rebuild.
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

I didn't replace the bushings on mine as you are, Instead I just ran the drill bit provided in the kit to clean the bores. There should be 2 drill bits, make sure you read the instructions on how to clean the bore with them, you don't want to get too carried away with it. the piston inside should mo...
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Brakes......mushy pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: New Brakes......mushy pedal

Ok thanks for that, I'm going to order them tomorrow and I'll find a kit. Be nice to get that working again. Next week is the Haldex pump and filter and if the DEM is good, I'll be out of things to fix on this car!
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Brakes......mushy pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: New Brakes......mushy pedal

Yep! That 's what I did. How embarrassing! I was in a hurry yesterday doing the brakes and put one of the caliper springs on wrong. I did find another common problem while doing the back brakes in that my emergency brake shoes delaminated and there was no friction material left on the shoes. I'll ha...
by Blacklab467
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Brakes......mushy pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 414

New Brakes......mushy pedal

I just changed all the pads and rotors and cleaned and lubed the caliper pins, now my brake pedal feels mushy and goes almost to the floor and the brakes feel like they have no power. I had to depress the caliper piston to get the new pads in and I did so with the master cylinder cover off. It feels...
by Blacklab467
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 Steering Rack Replacement DIY Writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: 2004 XC70 Steering Rack Replacement DIY Writeup

Great writeup, very informative! were you going to do one on the Angle gear also?
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: s60 2006 t5 baffled
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: s60 2006 t5 baffled

Mine did that when the fuel pump was on it’s way out. No CEL.
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Motor mounts after 275000 Kms.
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Motor mounts after 275000 Kms.

The one under the crank pulley was oil soaked and the rubber was separated from the metal. I’m not sure if the other two were liquid filled, I’ll poke a hole in one tomorrow and see. The front one was almost 3/4 separated!
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Motor mounts after 275000 Kms.
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Motor mounts after 275000 Kms.

I replaced the 3 lower motor mounts today, not a bad job, took about 4 hours working slowly and tripping over dogs in the garage. The right mount was pretty bad, the other two hydraulic mounts looked ok but the front one was separated as shown in the picture. The rear mount was a little tricky to ge...
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Lever on rear lower left of driver's seat Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Lever on rear lower left of driver's seat Topic is solved

If its the black one on the back by the seat base it will release the upper seat to fold up towards the steering wheel. There should be one on the drivers and passenger seat. Send a picture so I know which lever you're talking about.
by Blacklab467
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

I can’t recall what I did, although you’ll want to measure how much oil comes out to put the same amount back in. A few posters make a big deal out of getting the pan bolts off but I found no problems with mine and I live in Canada where they salt the roads pretty heavily. Just take your torx bit 3/...
by Blacklab467
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft CV joints
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Prop shaft CV joints

Cleaned the CV's really good with Varsol and Brakleen and regreased them with CV joint grease. They appear to be in really good shape, as does the center support bearing. I would like to grease the bearing also. Someone on this forum described greasing this bearing with a needle attachment on their ...
by Blacklab467
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

Just to add, You don't even have to take the valve body off if you don't want to. Many people just take the solenoids off and rebuild them. I chose to remove the valve body and clean it thoroughly, the Transgo kit includes some VB upgrades that I thought I might as well do, being that I was that far...
by Blacklab467
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

I did it with a Transgo kit that included all the parts required to service the valve body and linear solenoids. There are a few good videos on this site on how to lower the subframe and gain access to the valve body. I was pretty intimidated by the job description at first but it is actually a rela...
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

Might be something other than software electronics. I had to rebuild my linear solenoids to get rid of that shift flare.
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft CV joints
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Prop shaft CV joints

I'm talking about the prop shaft CV joints. That's the driveshaft that goes to the rear Haldex unit. I've got the CV's off the shaft and soaking in Varsol, wondering if I should disassemble them completely to get all the old grease out and clean them before repacking them. I don't know if they come ...
by Blacklab467
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Prop shaft CV joints
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Prop shaft CV joints

Can these be disassembled on the bench to be cleaned and regreased. Ive got the cover cup off and want to clean out the hard dry grease out and repack them. I'm not sure if I take the race and balls out if I'll be able to get them back together. Has anyone done this? Thanks!
by Blacklab467
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

I think I might have found the problem yesterday. The right lower motor mount looks pretty bad and oil soaked. I have changed the upper mounts and transmission torque mount about a year ago. I will now order the two hydraulic mounts and the right lower and report back.
by Blacklab467
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

Yeah new tires last year, the vibration is on acceleration from zero to about 60 kmh, goes away when coasting and decelerating. I’m going to look at the mounts tomorrow, also remove the prop shaft because I have to replace the Haldex pump next week. I’ll take it for a spin without the shaft and see ...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?

Sounds like it needs a DIM overhaul. That's about 4-500 USD.
by Blacklab467
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?

I would, also see how the maintenance history looks if he has any records, and if the CEL is on. That's generally what I look for when considering a new used vehicle. For many people that cannot do DIY repairs, the cost estimates at a shop or worse yet, a Volvo dealership are prohibitive, particular...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: '04 Transmission FWD rebuild?

How many miles on it? I had about 220,000 miles on mine and it was displaying symptoms of a transmission failure/ slipping, etc. After some research I concluded that the symptoms could be rectified with a valve body kit and rebuilding or replacing the linear solenoids. I see a lot of xc 70's and V70...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2000-2008 AW55-50SN Valvebody re-assembly
Replies: 49
Views: 25667

Re: 2000-2008 AW55-50SN Valvebody re-assembly

I rebuilt mine with the Transgo valve body kit with excellent results. I understand Rostra sells new linear solenoids for a reasonable price. Personally, I would do the Transgo kit again. Once you have the VB off it only takes a couple hours to do all the work.
by Blacklab467
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Still tracking down acceleration vibration 2003 XC70 Topic is solved

I still cannot find the cause of this vibration that occurs from a stop while accelerating to about 50 kmh (30mph). I’ve changed the lower control arms, ball joints, halfshafts, wheel bearings, inner and outer tie rod ends, struts, mounts, and strut bearings, stabilizer links, and the upper and lowe...
by Blacklab467
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dorman Haldex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Dorman Haldex Pump

That's for the Dorman pump.
by Blacklab467
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dorman Haldex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Dorman Haldex Pump

I picked one up on RockAuto for $252 CDN to the door. That was the best price I found.
by Blacklab467
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dorman Haldex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Dorman Haldex Pump

Anyone have any input on the quality of these pumps? I am considering buying one instead of the genuine Volvo part out of financial necessity, they are about half the price.
by Blacklab467
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Ok so I got under the car and looked at the Haldex, looks pretty good, not much evidence of leakage. I then disconnected the pump and put 12 volts to it and a ground on the other terminal and there is no life in it at all. I wonder if there's any point in rebuilding it or it's probably in need of re...
by Blacklab467
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Thanks for the great information! I will keep the forum apprised of my progress and include some pictures. Also will try and find someone in my city that may be able to help with getting codes off of my car. Do you think it may be possible to service/repair the pump by disassembling, cleaning, and l...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

I was just looking at the Zemodex diagnostic flow chart and was going to check the pump this morning to see if there is any life in there. I just checked the rudimentary DTC on the dashboard and found that there is a DEM SET but don't know specifically what the code(s) are. My thoughts were that I w...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Ok, I decided to take the plunge and service the Haldex after confirming that the bevel gear/ collar sleeve is in good shape. I just ordered the filter and fluid from IPD and will take the pump apart and clean and service it at the same time as the fluid and filter go in. I've decided that I will bi...
by Blacklab467
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90

It was at 284,000 kms. The hose was leaking on the rubber portion just behind the radiator. It was leaking pretty bad!
by Blacklab467
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90

Finished this job yesterday and it was pretty nasty. The subframe had to be dropped in the rear to access the 16 mm fitting on the rack with an open end Crowfoot wrench, that was actually quite easy to get off, not tight or corroded and somewhat accessible after dropping the rear about 4 inches. Not...
by Blacklab467
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: I can't drop my seats!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: I can't drop my seats!

Did you get my PM? Seems to be stuck in my outbox but shows sent???
by Blacklab467
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: I can't drop my seats!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: I can't drop my seats!

There will be a little white nylon lever under that broken plastic that you have to put back to release the seat. Make sure to flip the seat Bottom up first, then the seat will fold down. That plastic is very brittle, I smashed mine up loading ski's and had to fix a couple years ago, I'm much more c...
by Blacklab467
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front seat removal, airbag concern?
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Just finished putting my new used seat skins (bases) on. It was a really easy job, got both sides changed in 3 hours working pretty slowly. I think I will go back to the auto wreckers and try and get the driver's side seat back off again, mine is all shredded at the side bolster beside the driver's ...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Ok, the fuse is good, I checked yesterday. I'll check the pump resistance this morning as well as the haldex fluid level. I find it interesting that there is a DEM code set in the DTC, yet the Haldex "kinda" still tries to work on icey roads, just not very well. I'm wondering if I should just change...
by Blacklab467
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Ok, so it appears that the bevel gear is fine. I got all fours off the ground and confirmed that the driveshaft cannot be rotated freely. Also, back wheels rotate freely and independent of each other with no movement of the driveshaft. I then started the engine and put the car in drive and the back ...
by Blacklab467
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Changing power steering pressure hose, 2004 XC 90

Has anyone done this recently and can offer any tips? Doesn't look to be too difficult but there are always surprises. I have to change mine next week and just wanter to know what I'm in for. Thanks in advance! 2004 2.5 litre XC90.
by Blacklab467
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Volvo 2.5T AWD 2003 Automatic delay 3 to 4

How many miles on the car? I did a Transgo valve body kit and rebuilt the linear solenoids and that made the car shift like new. I also had a really harsh shift from park to drive that cleaned up as well. Its not as big of a job as it sounds and well worth the time and $ 125.00 for the Transgo kit.
by Blacklab467
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seat Cushion Swap
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Seat Cushion Swap

I just removed 2 really mint seat bottom skins and cushions from the wreckers. Pretty easy job. Start by going around and cutting the hog rings with side cutters, theres about 14 of them. Disconnect the wiring, really easy! Then peel the skin and cushion from back to front to reveal 4 more hog rings...
by Blacklab467
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front seat removal, airbag concern?
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Ok great, Thanks. Will do that!
by Blacklab467
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front seat removal, airbag concern?
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

So you can safely do it with the battery disconnected? Do you have to ground the airbag wire or anything?
by Blacklab467
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front seat removal, airbag concern?
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Front seat removal, airbag concern?

Ok great thanks, I looked at your pictures on how to remove the seats once they're unbolted, thanks. That should make my job easier! I'm not changing the whole seat, just the lower seat skins but I will do it with the seat removed and on the bench.
by Blacklab467
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front seat removal, airbag concern?
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Front seat removal, airbag concern?

I found some really nice seat bases for my 2003 XC 70 that aren't split and worn out like my own. I plan on removing the seats to change the bases obviously and want to make sure I don't get the airbags or any other sensors confused when I disconnect all the wires. Is there anything I need to do bef...
by Blacklab467
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Thanks everyone, so to confirm, If I jack the front wheels up and spin the tires, the driveshaft should spin also. Is this the best rudimentary test of the Angle gear/ collar sleeve? Also, the procedure for checking the modules on the DIM doesn't seem to work on my car! I started it and left it in p...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

Changed the control arms and the inner and outer tie rod ends and it still pulls to the left! I checked the alignment and tweaked the toe in a few times and simply cannot get rid of the pull.subframe mounts appear ok and so does the rear suspension and bushings. Everything in the front is literally ...
by Blacklab467
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

Thanks for this information. What is the best way to test if the bevel gear or collar sleeve is intact and working correctly? I was thinking that if I have to rebuild that AND spend money on the Haldex and associated components in the rear that it may be cost prohibitive to restore the AWD. Also, if...
by Blacklab467
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Haldex AWD Diagnosis/ Repair

I have owned my 2003 XC 70 for about 5 years now. The AWD system doesn't work anymore and I could not recall when it stopped working or if it ever worked since I owned it. The car has 270,000 kms. on it and I would really like to get the AWD working. I've fixed everything else on the car and labour ...
by Blacklab467
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

Yes they're all the same, and new a couple years ago.
by Blacklab467
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

Car has 272,000 kms. I ordered control arms this week plus a few other things I needed including new inner and outer tie rod ends. I checked the control arm bushings and they appear to be pretty soft, not really torn but are originals and Volvo units. I'm pretty sure thats what the problem is. Axles...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

Thanks, Oragex. I watched your video before aligning it using your technique. I put new springs in too with the struts and mounts. I've tried it with anything from zero to 5 mm total toe and still the same result. Brakes are new last year too with new rotors and tire pressure has been checked. I'm r...
by Blacklab467
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

2003 XC 70 Pulls left......alignment?

My XC 70 has started to pull to the left. The steering wheel is centered and I have checked and adjusted the toe in several times with no success in remedying this situation. Total toe is about 4mm, and I've adjusted left and right plus or minus 2mm each way with no success. Essentially, the alignme...
by Blacklab467
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Linear Solenoids and Valve body Rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Linear Solenoids and Valve body Rebuild

Just finished installing my Transgo kit and cleaning the linear solenoids and wanted to provide an update on the job and results. I followed the instructions on my previous post regarding dropping the subframe and they were spot on, the only thing I would add is that it is not necessary to use an en...
by Blacklab467
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids

Help! Just in the process or cleaning the SLU solenoid and can't remember if the pointy end of the valve goes toward the spring or the other way? Can anyone clarify this for me?
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by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: "Time For Regular Service " message
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: "Time For Regular Service " message

Disregard, I just found it on the forum!
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: "Time For Regular Service " message
Replies: 1
Views: 375

"Time For Regular Service " message

Is there any way to clear this without taking it to the dealer? What makes this message come on?
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids

Ok great thanks! I am in Canada where they salt the roads so I am definitely going to have to fight with the torx bolts on the cover. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to go to the wreckers and get a VB and rebuild it so I can just R&R the one on the car with a rebuild?
by Blacklab467
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids

Should I buy a VB gasket kit or does it come with the Transgo kit? Also, how long does it take to get the VB out roughly? Thanks, Kevin.
by Blacklab467
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids
Replies: 9
Views: 394

2003 XC 70 AW 55 Linear Solenoids

I have determined that I need to clean up my linear solenoids, I've changed the B-4 Servo, flushed the fluid and changed the torque mounts, and updated the transmission software. Although these things improved the overall performance of the transmission, some symptoms remain that would point to the ...
by Blacklab467
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

Turns out it needed a new fuel pump!
by Blacklab467
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

I have voltage at the light Blue wire at the fuel pump harness but no life from the pump. Also the ground is good. Should there be any voltage from the other 5 wires that plug into the fuel pump? Does anyone have a wiring diagram of this connector and pump? Thanks.
by Blacklab467
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

K thanks, will do tomorrow. Also, I have a p0014 code. I read somewhere that if the Camshaft position sensor is failed the ECU would prevent fuel pump operation if it doesn't recognize the engine turning, any truth to that?
by Blacklab467
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

I checked the fuel pump relay, swapped it with the fog light relay, same part number, seems to be ok. Still no sound from the fuel pump. Is there a wire I should check next for voltage for the pump?
by Blacklab467
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

Are you suggesting that I have to take it to the dealer or can I check the ecu and associated connectors? I thought that p0014 was in reference to the camshaft position. I'm currently more concerned about the lack of fuel pressure, it seems most cars with a p0014 code still start and run.
by Blacklab467
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: Intermitant no start and a P0014

I will check that out next. When they key is turned to the #2 position I can hear something running for a few seconds…..my understanding is that this is the brake accumulator. I do not think that I can hear a fuel pump. I will have to wait till the weekend to try and jump the relay. Thanks.
by Blacklab467
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermitant no start and a P0014
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Intermitant no start and a P0014

So my 2003 XC 70 has 220,000kms on it, I bought it used about a year ago. About 6 months ago it would occasionally not start every couple weeks or so. After an hour or several or sometimes overnight it would start right up fine. Now it won't start at all and I've tried everyday for about 3 weeks! Th...