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List your 850/S70/V70/XC70 parts failures, 1992-2000 only

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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What's *failed* in your 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70 (1992-2000)

Timing belt
50
2%
Top engine mount bushing
262
10%
Thermostat
152
6%
Door check strap or hinge
183
7%
ABS module
285
11%
Rear main seal
62
2%
Wheel bearing
92
4%
AC evaporator
103
4%
ETM
46
2%
Battery cable
48
2%
Any keyless entry component
129
5%
Any interior switch
210
8%
Camshaft position sensor
48
2%
Fuel pump or relay
111
4%
Heater core/ blower / resistor
183
7%
AWD's driveshaft or bevel gear
43
2%
Power antenna
156
6%
Sway bar links
146
6%
Mass airflow sensor
126
5%
Air pump
67
3%
Glovebox lock
65
3%
Head gasket
32
1%
 
Total votes: 2599

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List your 850/S70/V70/XC70 parts failures, 1992-2000 only

Post by matthew1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:08 pm

You can vote for all 22 if you've experienced all of them, and you can change or add your votes over the months/years.

If you've had that problem, please "vote" on it. Please vote only on parts that have failed, meaning parts that have actually broken.

What is not part of this list would be consumables like struts, windshield wipers, tires, etc. Those are meant to wear out, and expected to be replaced.


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by jblackburn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:22 pm

ABS module
ECC/blower/resistor
Head gasket
ETM
Spring seats
MAF
Air pump


'98 S70 T5
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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by ecbsykes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:24 pm

-AWD Bevel Gear and associated mechanics (i.e drive shaft)

That's a big one for sure!


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by cattledog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:53 pm

Upper strut mounts
sway bar links
turbo drain seals
wheel bearings



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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by IVIUSTANG » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:43 pm

Inoperable cruise(vacuum or switch related)
Environmentally friendly glues on certain models :evil:
centre rear taillights on sedan
Power antenna


1998 S70 T5 SE 290,000 KM sideswiped total loss(Sweet ride!)
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2006 XC70 350,000 KM, 2" BadSwede lift kit, steel skidplate, Hilton Stage 1 tune, big burly tires :D

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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by WeAre06 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:44 pm

In general for 850 and v/s70: Heater Core

For AWD: Drive Shaft


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by jblackburn » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:24 am

Fuel pump/fuel pump relay
Cam sensor
Crankshaft sensor

What are we counting as "costly"? :mrgreen:


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by Brewmaster » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:24 am

Headlamp control switch
Air box thermostat (N/A models)


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by BEJinFbk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:00 am

Central locking
Keyless Entry
Window switches
Interior lights
Dash Dimmer
Radio Codes
A/M HU Wiring Adapters
B+ Cable
Charging system
Rear Hatch wiring failure
Rear Hatch Latch - Cold Weather
Rear Washer issues
T-Stat and Temp Sensor
+1 on Timing Belt !!!


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Re: Please help me list the common 850/S70/V70/XC70 problems

Post by jackwatch » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:42 am

MMMM what comes to mind immediately.......

sporadic Central locking ( keep a spare key)

stupidly priced keyless lock button, on my third

Window switches- burn out, one smoldered

light switches - crumpled in my hand

head lights

tail lights

B+ Cable

Charging system (new battery every other February, thats right [email protected])

drafts from all the doors

windows constantly going on and off track

Incredible wind noise at highway speeds, good thing the radio (FM) is good

loose dashboard rattling , that no one could confirm until after 4 years, now $3,000 repair thats not happening

ETM (yesterday) software fix ( around 2006) put me 4 months out of the warrentee period $1200

Temp Sensor, randomly on/off -> ultimately new radiator-> which fell out of the car 350 miles from home. (2 years ago)

Timing Belt , got that done yesterday too (~$750)

front struts, third set now.

gas milage never better than 20-22 mpg

engine EMF interference on the AM radio that goes away when you lock/unlock the doors once or twice.

hot air that comes out all over the place no matter where you dial it to go.

some kind of sticky organic gue on most plastic surfaces that can only be peeled off

when clean, dashboard surface that reflects off the windshield on sunny days obstructing the drivers view

rear hatch interior panel that keeps falling off

stupid front wheel splash guards that get ripped off when backing up in snow.

corosion of the silver coating on the (mag) wheels

brake shoe life of ~20,000 miles, and squeeling when not worn

sticking brake calipers

I'll let some one else speak now............



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