The volvo thermostat is located between the engine and the radiator. The thermostat acts as a valve that stays closed during engine warm-up. When the thermostat is closed, it prevents coolant from leaving the engine and circulating through the radiator. When the engine gets warm, the thermostat’s spring valve opens, allowing coolant to circulate through […]
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We all know how annoying it can be when a Volvo service light or any other light on the dashboard refuses to go away, even after just taking your car to the mechanic. If you’ve had experience with this issue don’t hesitate offer up some advice. Volvo 850 Service Light (1993-1995) There are two diagnostic […]
Volvo Owner’s Manuals Now in App Form! Volvo has created a handy Volvo Manual mobile app to allow owners to view their car’s user manuals on the go. Currently the app includes manuals for vehicles manufactured in 2004 and up, though manuals for cars made between 2005 and 2015 are only available as a PDF […]
If your Volvo headlight wiper seems to have a mind of it’s own or just doesn’t care to work, take a look at the headlight wiper motor, as electrical connections can become loose over time, gears can break, and the plastic motor casing is fairly weak. Of course, as with any automotive DIY, before you dive too deep, […]
There is only one belt besides the timing belt in 850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70 models up to/including model year 2000, and it’s called the serpentine belt, accessory belt or auxiliary drive belt, depending on who you ask. It transmits power from the crankshaft of the engine to the alternator, steering pump and air […]
Replace your upper engine mount bushings with polyurethane The 850’s upper mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the bay and damage everything near it. Overtime, these bushings hold on to that engine every single day. It’s a tough job. Eventually, they wear […]