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Links to MAJOR forum topics - 850, S70, V70, C70 & XC70

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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Volvo Repair Database Links to MAJOR forum topics - 850, S70, V70, C70 & XC70

Post by matthew1 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:08 am

Tune Up 850/70... The Basics
New to DIY'ing? Start here. These are wonderful overview videos for the novice DIY'er. The video's host goes over where parts are in the engine bay, what they do, and why they're important.

Owners Manuals

1993 850 Debut, and differences between it and the 1994 850
Summary of characteristics for the 1994 850... assume things are unchanged from the 1993 850, except for these changes...

Differences between 1994 and 1995 850
Summary of characteristics for the 1995 850... assume things are unchanged from the 1994 850, except for these changes...

Parts: what failed on your 1992-2000 FWD or AWD Volvo?

The BASTARDS - the special transition years of 1999 and 2000 and what makes them tick...

No Start Troubleshooting for 850, S70, V70, C70 & V70-XC
Intent here is to give a quick referral to no-start posters on how to get going again.

How to Eliminate Vacuum Leaks as a cause of your symptom


How rare is your 850, S70, V70 or XC-70?

PCV System Repair on a 1993-1998 Volvo 5-cylinder and PCV System Repair on a 1999+ Volvo 5-cylinder
You've got to do this every 5 years or so, might as well do it right. Here's two outstanding tutorials documented with great photographs.

URO parts topic

850 140k Major Maintenance & Timing Belt DIY
What to do when your 850 hits 140k miles + an outstanding 850 timing belt replacement tutorial. Timing belt tutorials and advice:
How to Read Volvo Diagnostic Codes
Up to model year 1995, and some 1996 models, you read codes via a small box under the hood.

How to Read Volvo Diagnostic Codes, OBD-II
1996 and up Volvos have an OBD-II port. You need to read the codes with a code scanner.

Volvo V70 and S70 Repairs, Tutorials, Upgrades and Information
Browse information, upgrades, repairs and more in the Volvo Repair Database. Includes information that may be helpful to owners of similar FWD Generation 1 Volvo models like XC70, C70.

The Encyclopedia of 850 Repairs
Almost every major repair a pair of hands can do to an 850. A guy named Jim writes this, and he's a member here too. We're proud to have him!

Idle/Power Problems? Troubleshoot Here

Volvo 850 Repairs, Tutorials, Upgrades and Information
Browse 850 information, upgrades, repairs and more in the Volvo Repair Database. Includes information that may be helpful to owners of similar FWD Generation 1 Volvo models like V70, S70, XC70, C70.

Volvo Terms and Abbreviations
MAF, SAS, FWD... what does it all mean? Make sense of the letter soup with this Volvo term glossary.

Always harvest these parts at the pick-n-pull
"Here are the things that he listed as to never leave, as they will be needed someday by someone (or you!) and should be saved from being eventually crushed. Add away with parts that are becoming scarce, will eventually break or are just good to have on hand."


POLL: Various Polls
Vote on your experiences with Volvo 850, S70, V70, XC70...


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1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]