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by Roger_850T
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: DIY Thermostat Gasket?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: DIY Thermostat Gasket?

I would not do it. My biggest peeve is when I fix something, and I take a shortcut, then I end up having to do it a second time, to do it right. With my luck, this would be one of those things. For a $5 gasket, or even a $50 gasket, I'll use the factory part, do it right, and be happy with it. (If I...
by Roger_850T
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: V8 with funny start up sound
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: V8 with funny start up sound

I agree, the bearings on one of the pulleys is dry and probably likely to fail soon. Depending upon the exact failure, that can damage the timing cover (which they are bolted to,) and be quite an involved repair. Much better to replace them before they seize. You could disassemble and figure out whi...
by Roger_850T
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Rear Shocks Question
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: 850 Rear Shocks Question

I've always jacked it up, rear of the car on jack stands, and a floor jack to slightly lift the wheel as needed to make it easy to get the bolts in. Thinking about it, you might be able to do it without jacking, but how do you get under there? Maybe back it up onto ramps? I can certainly say that ja...
by Roger_850T
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: 2011 Volvo XC90 3.2 - Service Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: 2011 Volvo XC90 3.2 - Service Manual

You need VIDA, which is Vehicle Information for Diagnostics and Aftersales. It's a PC based software package that has all of the factory manuals and repair procedures in it. I've heard of other Mac users installing VIDA to run in a virtual Windows machine, which may be your answer. VIDA is written t...
by Roger_850T
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: Driver Side Window Master Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Driver Side Window Master Switch

Do you have VIDA and a DiCE? They would make troubleshooting a lot easier. The module in the drivers door (Drivers Door Module, DDM) controls the window and the mirror and the puddle light directly, which is how your mechanic can apply voltage and move the window. In the passenger door, there is the...
by Roger_850T
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: XC90 Front end issues ... tire wear Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: XC90 Front end issues ...help please Topic is solved

I'm just checking to see what I set mine at. I have one reference that suggests toe-in at -0.20" +/- 0.1" for the front, which would be -5mm +/- 2.5mm for the total toe in. The -2mm that you ended up with is a little less toe-out than my spec suggests; that would tend to slightly more scrub the oute...
by Roger_850T
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: heavy steering under hard acceleration
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: heavy steering under hard acceleration

Re-reading your original post... Would it be accurate to say that under acceleration, your steering "sticks" where it is at? If it's turning it takes a lot of effort to straighten it, and if it's straight it takes effort to turn it? Or is it a lot of effort to get it to go anything other than straig...
by Roger_850T
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: heavy steering under hard acceleration
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: heavy steering under hard acceleration

Have you ever replaced the A-Arms? (aka Control Arms)? They (or more specifically the bushings that connect them to the sub-frame) undergo a LOT of stress in daily use, and can fail. It's possible to set the alignment with bad bushings, too, so having a successful alignment doesn't necessarily mean ...
by Roger_850T
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 Elizabeth Voltage Bus problem [Old battery on last legs] Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: 1999 V70T5M56 Elizabeth Voltage Bus problem [Old battery on last legs] Topic is solved

What voltage do you see on it when the car is running? At the battery terminals, as well as at the alternator output lug? I have had high resistance in the battery cables cause it to not charge as well as it might, with similar symptoms to what you describe. Fixing the cables, I ran the battery for ...
by Roger_850T
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: 2008 xc90 alternator ID
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: 2008 xc90 alternator ID

0-121-715-009 & 6G9N-10300-MA are Bosch and Ford part numbers for a 180A alternator, Volvo 31110085. Ford owned Volvo from 1999 - 2010. Of course they combine their purchasing power to get a better price. Do not be surprised if it is stamped FoMoCo ( Fo rd Mo tor Co mpany) on the back also. RickHal...