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The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

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Re: 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by all2many » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:16 pm

This is a real stumper---- looked there no luck



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Re: 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:32 pm

I found a post on another website where somebody did the timing belt on a 2005 S60R at had that part leftover when they where done.


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Re: 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by abscate » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:50 pm

It’s the rare Swedish windshield viper washer snake, often found near the serpent -tine belt


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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:55 pm

all2many wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Found this in trunk under the spare . Have no idea where it belongs seems to be a air duct????
Renamed thread as I still have no idea where this part goes or anything other than 'air duct'

:D :D :D

I found no provision for it on my DENSO ECU box on my P2 - but that is where it has to be.


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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by crlande » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm

I still believe it is part of hvac ducting inside the cabin compartment. Looks similar to the vents that direct air to rear seats in my cars. They run along the tranny hump, under the carpet. Could be a vent that is under dash also.



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Re: 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:58 pm

all2many wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:16 pm
This is a real stumper---- looked there no luck
I think I know where to look. Behind the Engine coolant Reservoir and the Power Steering Fluid reservoir.

Lift out the two reservoirs, I think you will find a vent hole in the sheet metal for one end, the other end connects to the back of the ECM box.
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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by June » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:21 pm

It is the passenger side drain for the cowl. It connects to the firewall behind the strut tower. Being in a tight spot I had to take pictures at different angles to capture it for you. If a mechanic did not reattach during a timing belt service they were a hack and I would not trust the work. I have seen that drainpipe off my car during both timing belt services. Both done by my Volvo dealer so pipe was put back properly. June
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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by crlande » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:14 pm

Nice! Pictures too.



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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:25 pm

June for the win!!

Where do I send the box of snakes prize ??


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Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

Post by jimmy57 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:14 pm

It is the ECM box vent tube. Endangered species.



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