AWD Versions of the 850 & V70

Ever wonder about the AWD peculiarities of the Volvo 1990s 850/S70/V70/XC70 cars? Which P80 models were built with all-wheel drive? MVS Volvo forums member Jazzop asks “Lately I’ve been curious about the AWD versions of the 855 & V70, but I haven’t found much in the way of FAQs/wikis explaining the model differences. Perhaps someone […]

Volvo AWD System Guide

Volvo V70 R Awd - Laser Blue

We get many questions in the MVS Volvo Forums regarding Volvo’s AWD system. Longtime forum contributor Jimmy manages to write almost everything an owner (looking for an AWD system overview) would want to know. Jimmy’s explanations cover the first three Haldex generations specifically. . Here are his words, edited and formed into a summary.

XC90 Transfer Box & Rear Diff Fluid Change

Angle Gear Chain Drive Fluid: Volvo P/N: 1161745 [API GL-4 75W-80]
Bevel Gear Fluid (Front Angle Gear): Volvo P/N: 31259380 [API GL-5 75W-90]
Haldex Fluid (Contraption In Front of Rear Axle): [unsure on P/N]
Rear Differential (Rear Axle Housing): Volvo P/N: 1161620 [API GL-5 80W]

Angle Gear & Transfer Case Terminology, Explanation

Awd Volvo P2 Haldex

The angle gear units do not have gear parts available from Volvo as spare parts. The bearings and seals are serviced but not the actual gears. One of the gears is mounted to a spindle using a specialized adhesive and is pressed on. The press fit makes that spindle not usable to properly retain a new gear pressed onto it.

AWD System Fluids Crush Washer

The Angle Gear, Haldex and Rear Diff are all Volvo part #11998 copper crush washer. This is what Volvo Specialists used for these applications on my V70 R’s 90k service. Crush washer #11998 for Angle Gear, Haldex and Rear Diff

V70 R Good in Snow

V70 R On Snow

V70 R Good in Snow Is my V70 R Good in Snow? Pretty damn good. With the new Continental ExtremeContact tires I have on her, she’s unstoppable. These Continentals’ tread bites into the hardpack snow pretty well, while the tires’ compound seems to be just soft enough to “grip” snow… and the Haldex AWD system […]

How to change rear bevel fluid on AWD P2 Volvos

Tutorial – Change Bevel/Angle Fluid on AWD 2003+ Volvos Before proceeding with this tutorial, ensure that your Volvo AWD system is the same one as is on my 2004 V70 R. If it is, you’ll have no problem. If not, make sure you have the right bevel gear fluid (oil) for the job. How to […]