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1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

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aimylynn1982
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Year and Model: 1998 Volvo V70
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1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by aimylynn1982 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:04 pm

my hatch wont open if I click the release it makes the noises just nothing happen? key doesnt work, and cant seam to see whats wrong by taking the panel off that goes to it any ideas?
thnks :)


VolvoTurbo850
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by VolvoTurbo850 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:06 pm

could you not use the internal lock or levers to open it?

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turbovagen
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by turbovagen » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:11 pm

tyipcally disconnected solenoid...sounds like the case here.


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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by holler1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:08 pm

aimylynn1982 wrote:my hatch wont open if I click the release it makes the noises just nothing happen? key doesnt work, and cant seam to see whats wrong by taking the panel off that goes to it any ideas?
thnks :)
One thing that worked a long time for me was to push the door hard forward at the same time I was pulling the release. That began working only sometime, but got better after I lubed the catch when I had it open.
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by bobsnow100 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:28 pm

As someone pushes the release button,try pulling up on the trunk at the same time. See if you can get it open that way. I had an issue like this and once . Once opened I sprayed white lithium grease into the mechanism and got the all lubed up and it has worked fine since then.

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 hatch wont open

Post by Fish stick88 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:00 pm

it's possible that one of the struts/springs may be out or discharged. if you click it, can you then open it from the back if you pull it up?
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