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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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Year and Model: 97 V70 2.5 10V
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I recently bought a '97 V70 N/A 2V with 220.000 km on it. When I got it, the timing belt was about 10 years and 100k km old, car did run fine though. However, thanks to this forum (special thanks to Ozark Lee for his great write up!), it was actually fun to replace the timing belt and water pump. Many great tips here that helped a lot!

Also, had the abs module fail (abs lights on), replace with a refurbished one I found here.

Next thing was a check engine light (the 'lambda light' for european model) and starting problems, the 3000 Euro (!) Bosch OBD2 reader from my Indy shop couldn't read the code. However, this http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/codes- ... hingy.html worked perfectly, see attached photo for my version of it. Turns out it was a failed camshaft sensor, replaced and now everything is great since a few thousand km.

Again, just wanted to thank you! Keep up this nice forum!
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Welcome to the forum! Thanks for posting your positive experience. MVS has always been the source for information when I've had a Volvo problem.
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^ Agreed. Caspar, thanks for registering and posting to say thanks. It means a lot.

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Welcome to MVS! A lot of the guys on hear are true enthusiasts and take a chunk of their own time to do right ups on repairs which makes it great for the rest of us! They are all to be applauded!!

I am curious, a 96 (!) V70?? I knew in Europe they often got some models earlier than NA, but I thought even there the V70 only came out in 97? My parents had an 850 wagon, and it was a 96 year.

2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold
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Post by Caspar »

Just checked the title - the car was first registered March 1997, the 'general operating permit' is from Nov 1996. So you are right - This makes this a '97 V70, I guess.
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