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'99 V70 Rough Running, ABS and TRACs lit up no ETS light -- UPDATED

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'99 V70 Rough Running, ABS and TRACs lit up no ETS light -- UPDATED

Post by E Showell » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:59 am

OK -- Here's the latest. Car is now displaying the ABS and TRACs warning lights (but no ETS light). It has a pretty bad miss on cylinder 3. It is on the original, white label ETM from 1999 at 207,000 miles, which may be a record for this forum.

I have a full set of coil packs and new plugs on order, arriving today. I will swap plugs and coil packs and report after clearing CEL. This was going to be Turkey Day transport, but it isn't looking good for that. Since I also have to replace the driver side axle. I was down at my independent this a.m. and he freed up the stuck 16 mm steering ball joint pinch bolt that I could not for the life of me get loose.

I may be heading down the Xemodex road.

'99 V70 starting hard and running rough.

Battery is new. Throwing a P0328 (knock sensor code) and has a pending P0303 -- cylinder 3 misfire. Any ideas?

Don't know when coil packs and plugs were last changed. ECT and thermostat are relatively recent as far as I am aware.
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Re: '99 V70 Hard Starting, Rough Running

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:19 am

Ignore the knock code, swap two coils and see if the misfire code " moves" too

I put 5 new coils in SWMBOs daily driver and use the spares as " known good" coils
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Re: '99 V70, P0303, 328 and 1054 Codes, ABS and TRACs lit up no ETS light -- UPDATED

Post by E Showell » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:07 am

Now I really have a problem. I took the car to my independent last Tuesday for him to loosen the pinch bolt on the steering knuckle so I could swap out the driver's side axle. The car was knocking badly when I went to him -- about a mile away.

I figured an ignition system refresh would be just the ticket so I swapped all coil packs for new Bosch (two of three of them were the original Volvo coils) and changed the plugs for new Volvo plugs. Now the car won't start.

Codes P0303 and P0303 pending -- I know cylinder misfire in #3. P0328 (knock sensor -- and the thing was knocking like a knock-knock joke) and now P1054 and P1054 pending-- which may have something to do with fuel delivery from what I can gather.

I am tempted to swap out the fuel pump relay just because I happen to have a spare on hand.

Any other suggestions? I am thinking about a compression check on #3 since this is slightly less than the mileage when the exhaust valve on #3 in my '98 V70 decided to commit hare krishna. . . .
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Re: '99 V70 Rough Running, ABS and TRACs lit up no ETS light -- UPDATED

Post by abscate » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:34 pm

That P1054 is an internal ABS code, you need to read the Volvo ECM code to troubleshoot that

With a fixed cylinder misfire..it's

New plug
New coil
Evaluate foil connector for 12V and ground continuity

...and finally the dreaded compression test
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