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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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
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1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm

The interior looks really nice! Well done!

Spent the last few hours trying to pull the driver side axle from the S60... not going so well. I went and rented a slide hammer and axle puller attachment from O'Reilly, but that's not quite doing the trick. I thought the one I had in my R was seized... this one is horrible! I can get pry bars and whatnot between the axle and transmission, but I can't get the thing to budge.
I'll get back at it tomorrow... hopefully the PB blaster will do something to loosen it up. At least I'm able to work on the car in the garage now that my dad's X3 is running with its new engine!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by mhenry » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:32 pm

My 2k v70 was coughing in stalling. It turned out to be the little plastic tube that is part of the pcv oil trap tube assembly. It had come out of the little rubber boot on top of the oil trap. I guess I bumped it when I replaced the alternator a few days prior.

It a funky little part not in the manual and not mentioned much, and under the manifold so it's hard to inspect. but this little problem was throwing codes like p1238 and so on. If I hadnt noticed it I would probably be on a wild goose chase right about now, you know.

I hope somebody copies this info to where it might be found by anyone with a mystery caughing stalling problem. Thanks

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Post by kallekula » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:09 pm

I started installing a pair of 6x9s in my S70. Quite a difference compared to my rattling old oems 😃.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Peevarino » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:18 am

Replaced control arms and tie rod ends, was nice having something go back together easier than it was getting apart.

Replaced the two ground straps to firewall, fixed (it seems) the flickering dash/headlights at idle. Not commuting to work at the moment, so I might have to just take it for a spin this evening or tomorrow morning to verify it’s actually fixed.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:47 am

I finally got the axle out the other night... I ended up having to pull the inner CV joint apart and then hammered the CV axle puller attachment into the bottom of it until I was able to pop it loose by prying on the top side. The splines were TOTALLY rusted... never seen such a bad one before. I made sure to clean up the diff as much as I could, then greased up the new one to hopefully prevent this from happening again.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Post by 2000c70hpt » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 am

Fixed the passenger window regulator and the door lock mechanism. Locked or unlocked the door would open so I had the glue the tab that moves the lock slider back together. Then I cleaned the front part of the interior.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:43 am

Evita and Catherine smugly satinthe driveway while I fixed two VAG products yesterday.

I declipped my man- car , put the two bolts holding the bumper structures back on, then finished the cooling group refresh. Immediately on connecting the battery the fans fired up, and I found that the temp sensor tested 1 M ohm , nominal 700 Ohms. New one from FCP ordered at $8.76

I still had wheel speed noise on the T4, right rear, and was dreading a rear wheel bearing job...then noticed the e- brake cable wasn’t routed right, shades of a shop prior work,. In about 15 minutes, cable laid flat, I dremeled off theABS sensor which was stuck, out new one in, and now have AbS and quiet running restored.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:56 am

Fixed my R's AC yesterday... turns out another thing aside from low refrigerant than can cause a low pressure switch signal too low code is that the switch was unplugged. Ice cold now!

Also changed the oil. I'm happy to report that there was NO nasty gritty sludge in the oil filter this time. It looked well used of course, but otherwise clean.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:39 pm

Went to a pick n pull for my first time ever, but not many p80 cars unfortunately, seemed to be way more p2 cars and a handful of 240's this being the northeast.

Pulled a door lock actuator but found it was already broken. Pulled a window switch and swapped that though. Bought a prepulled bumper turn signal marker and immediately dropped it and chipped the corner bforw I swapped it in.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Stu70 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:48 pm

I finally had time to clean and repaint my unicorn find in my days off confined to home...
Removed unceremoniously from a wreck with only the passenger front door opening and ‘dripping’ in nicotine, initially in possibly tan. It’s now the same grey as my roof, as this was the only grey paint I had and everything is in lockdown. We are lucky to be a small country at the end of the earth, we can shut the borders and confine to home the entire 4.8m population for all of April.
(The end caps are not installed on the last photo)
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