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2005 V70R No power up driveway?

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2005 V70R No power up driveway?

Post by orie » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:09 pm

Hello all, first post, please be kind if this is a already well known issue, but I couldn't find anything like it with search.

Anyways, symptom is thus. I am up in the mountains (~6500ft) with the 2005 V70R with M66. AWD fully functional. Have to drive into a driveway that starts off with an abrupt upturn at the base, steep for about 15 feet, then levels out into the parking spot. Since it goes up abruptly so fast, I have to crawl into the driveway until the nose starts coming up, then i can accelerate all the way in. But for the first time, something odd happened. As I was climbing in first gear, there seemed to be zero throttle response. It felt like i was in third, not first. I checked twice, pulled out to neutral, back into first, confirmed i was definitely in first. Could not hill-start with the ebrake, no power, again felt like i was trying to hill start in third. Ended up backing up into the street, giving a bit more runway to build a little speed and made it up. I thought maybe the clutch was starting to go, but it didn't feel like a clutch slip, just no power.

One other probably unrelated thing, just before this, i was using cruise. Any chance this might be related? Any/all help appreciated.

TL;DR, no power at low speed trying to throttle up a probably 12deg climb in first gear. Had to back up and get a little speed first.

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Re: 2005 V70R No power up driveway?

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:45 pm

Back on the road does the car have good power through all gears!
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Re: 2005 V70R No power up driveway?

Post by orie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:54 pm

Seems mostly normal, for high altitude. Definitely get most of the power once the turbo gets into boost.
I'm wondering if there's any relationship to a dying clutch, is there any computer knowledge of rpm vs shaft speed, that it can tell there's slipping and reduce power? So odd, never had hill start issues before.

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