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by kahl
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My Cam Seal Replacement Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: My Cam Seal Replacement Thread

Thank you sir, let me know what the postage costs. I will be helping a member in April for TB, WP, seals, etc.....
by kahl
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM mod issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: ETM mod issue

Here are some pictures of my ETM tool connected to a ETM.
by kahl
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM mod issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: ETM mod issue

If your ETM is past the point of repair I have a rebuilt ETM that has the sacer mod that works perfect. Send me a PM.
by kahl
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 1975 164E Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: 1975 164E Topic is solved

If you are looking for a daily driver walk away. There are many 850s and V/S70s in our area for the same price. I would consider this 164 a project car.
by kahl
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 GLT No crank no start
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Crank no start

Plus on what Misha said....but check the connection of the tickler wire on the bendix.
by kahl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing struts...should I do springs as well?
Replies: 18
Views: 5467

Re: Replacing struts...should I do springs as well?

The Sachs stunts are a good choice. I have yet had to install new springs.
by kahl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PCV port
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: PCV port

Try using some clear hose. It will negotiate the 90degree bends. Any debris will be collected in the hose. If you blow air through the bottom hole and if you hear bubbles then the passage way is clear.
by kahl
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: New to me 1800E
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: New to me 1800E

Slow project. Here are some more pictures.
by kahl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stereo Lighting Half Out
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Stereo Lighting Half Out

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I used these Honda bulbs. Worked perfect. I have 5 left. PM me and I will send them to you.
by kahl
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel line to rail clip
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Fuel line to rail clip

Volvo calls the clip a washer. Part number is 3528220. The "O" ring is part number 1028900.
by kahl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SOLVED: 1998 S70 base - rough idle, odor, undrivable (culprit was distributor cap) Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 10420

Re: 1998 S70 base - rough idle, odor, undrivable Topic is solved

Disconnect the MAF sensor on the pipe leading from the air box and see how the car operates. Your symptoms are classic MAF sensor failure.
by kahl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The NEW (2018) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD
Replies: 53
Views: 7093

Re: The NEW (2017) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD

In order to save wear on the front outer brake pad you can install the brake pad backwards. Works best when you also have new rotors. No amount of time bending the dust plate will make the grinding sound disappear. DUH
by kahl
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: About to have my driveshaft replaced on my 99 v70r
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: About to have my driveshaft replaced on my 99 v70r

Colorado drive shaft has supplied me with 4 driveshafts over the years. Good quality product. Take a look for corrosion on the crossmember piece that supports the carrier bearing.
by kahl
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Couple Odd Heating Issues
Replies: 20
Views: 1084

Re: Couple Odd Heating Issues

Does your car have the manual heater control or electronic control?
by kahl
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Couple Odd Heating Issues
Replies: 20
Views: 1084

Re: Couple Odd Heating Issues

Does your engine temp gauge move from cold to the 3 O clock position with 4 or 5 minutes?
by kahl
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: EMPI new axle for shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: EMPI new axle for shipping

Just being stupid, this is for the left side...drivers side.
by kahl
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: EMPI new axle for shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 220

EMPI new axle for shipping

I have a EMPI axle shaft right side new in box for the cost of shipping. Fits many P80 platform for 99 and 2000. PM me if you want it. EMPI part number is 80-7823.
by kahl
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC Compression Test Results
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: 1998 V70XC Compression Test Results

I think those are great numbers. On the two 98s I have both are swimming around 155 to 160. Both have about 185 on the clock. For giggles I would be interested in compression with the engine hot.
by kahl
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 wagon base, turn, hazards and high beam blows fuse
Replies: 35
Views: 10602

Re: 850 wagon base, turn, hazards and high beam blows fuse

There is a wire harness that goes through the roof into the tailgate. Inside the wire harness the wires are known to stretch and break causing shorts.
by kahl
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 rear end links—one more question
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Volvo 850 rear end links—one more question

I've done this job 4 times with no problem removing the bolts. If you are worried heat them up with a torch so the bolts expand a little. With every 360 turn of removal rethighten a 1/4 turn to shed off debris.
by kahl
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil leak behind timing belt cover Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: oil leak behind timing belt cover Topic is solved

I would be suspicious that the cam seals are leaking. Very common on these engines.
by kahl
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved
Replies: 204
Views: 21222

Re: 1996 850 Wagon Service Light On Topic is solved

Hey Pete I have one of those hold down clips if you want it....pm me your address
by kahl
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 Misfire
Replies: 29
Views: 1990

Re: V70 Misfire

Spending mucho time with P80s on more than on one occasion it has been posted that these 5 cylinders really like the Volvo spark plugs. Years ago on my 94 850 2.3 I had similar issues til I changed over to the Volvo plugs. New to this P2 forum.
by kahl
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: intermittent brake, ABS, transmission warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: intermittent brake, ABS, transmission warning light

Classic issues. Check out Midwest abs for more info. Wonderful company to deal with.
by kahl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Brake lights
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Brake lights

I just ran into this problem. Here are some pictures showing the damage. Note the carbon scores and broken due to melting of the bracket plastic tabs. Had to replace assembly. P/N 9154494 right side.
by kahl
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 Exhaust CVVT hub replacement 1275363
Replies: 31
Views: 2563

Re: 1999 V70T5M Exhaust CVVT hub replacement

I learned about those cam locking bolts like j-dawg. Chase out the threads and get new bolts before you use that rear cam look tool. The rest of the tool is pretty solid.
by kahl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 trans failure?
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: 2000 V70 trans failure?

Hey Neil I have never been able to seat the left axle without putting a block of wood on the end of the axle then whacking it with a 5 lb hammmer to seat. Try it, you'll like it.
by kahl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 trans failure?
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: 2000 V70 trans failure?

Hey Neil I have never been able to seat the left axle without putting a block of wood on the end of the axle then whacking it with a 5 lb hammmer to seat. Try it, you'll like it.
by kahl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts strut quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Swedish Car Parts strut quality

Go with the Volvo parts as JRL has recommended. FCP has a Volvo bearing plate and mount kit for $150.00. FWIW i bought the least expensive parts I could find for this car. That eBay lister German auto hauls had a suspension lit for $169.00. The kit included inner and outer tie rods, control arms, be...
by kahl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts strut quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Swedish Car Parts strut quality

I installed them on one of the 98V70AWD about 20K miles ago. Still firm and no leakage. To me they feel slightly firmer that the Sachs. I think it is a good budget purchase.
by kahl
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Electrical issues 850R Manual content
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Weird Electrical issues 850R Manual content NEED HELP

Wild guess but check this.....on the aft part of the door there is a metal piece that the window slides up and down on. This slide piece is attached at the bottom of the door. If this piece is loose or not secure it will make contact on the door lock actuator causing wacky electrical stuff to happen...
by kahl
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake Booster Check Valve Hose Question
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Brake Booster Check Valve Hose Question

Thank you for the description wizechatmgr. What are the symptoms when this check valve fails? All three of my turbo P80 s have this valve but I have never given this valve any thought.
by kahl
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Outer Tie Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Outer Tie Rod

reinstall the ball joint. Use some heat from a torch. A pipe wrench comes in handy. Do you have the lock nut loose?
by kahl
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0410 1998 S70
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: P0410 1998 S70

If you do not hear the blower motor engage check the relay. If the motor is engaging then I would suspect the valve between the firewall and the engine may be defective. Also check the valve on the radiator top by using 12 volts D.C. To see if it clicks.
by kahl
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3812

Re: 1999 C70 Convertible Top is stuck almost closed

There is a Indy Volvo shop in Ravenna called Drennon Service. They are very knowledgeable with the operation of these convertibles. BIL has a problem similar to yours and they got it squared away. No problems for 3 years.
by kahl
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETM Swap
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: ETM Swap

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From experience it should work. I have used a turbo 00 to a turbo 01 and a 01 to a 00. I am also doing the contactless sensor tonight. Curious what what issue is affecting your ETM. A hose that is overlooked is the hose from the manifold to the brake booster for chaffing.
by kahl
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R cranks but won't start Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: 96 850R cranks but won't start Topic is solved

if you do not hear the running of the fuel pump first check the fuel relay. These are known to fail. Easy to jump to check the fuel pump.
by kahl
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help me identify this mystery line!
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Help me identify this mystery line!

Sounds like the routing of the EVAP line.
by kahl
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ETM issues
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: ETM issues

I just replaced the ETM on the 2001 V70XC with a used ETM from eBay. The donor car was a 2001 V70 turbo with a date of 2011 on the ETM. Direct replacement with no software issues. Did the same on the 99 S80 NA and the 2000 V70 XC. I just make sure I match the turbo or NA, platform or year and transm...
by kahl
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 intermittent big misfire
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: 98 V70 intermittent big misfire

I would disconnect the MAF and see what impact this has on how well the engine operates. I would also check the air intake from the air cleaner box to the throttle body for leaks.
by kahl
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel leak. Need to pick some brains.

On my 94 850 I had to replace the fuel tank vent hose. It is located on the top of the tank. Dropped tank to replace. Part number is 3501350.
by kahl
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Doing a head gasket, front cam seals, timing belt etc.
Replies: 38
Views: 10168

Re: Doing a head gasket, front cam seals, timing belt etc.

Before you jump into the pool I would do a compression test and just for giggles change out the thermostat. Is your second radiator fan working?
by kahl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Car won't start, worked yesterday. 2000 V70 manual
Replies: 21
Views: 3767

Re: Car won't start, worked yesterday. 2000 V70 manual

The first thing I would check is the battery. On these cars if your battery voltage is to low the starter will not engage. Any way to check your voltage? Put a charger on your battery?
by kahl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC message "engine service required"
Replies: 1
Views: 471

2001 V70XC message "engine service required"

Hi guys, my new to me 2001 V70XC is displaying the message engine service required. This was a $500.00 car with 150 K on the clock. I put on new front and rear suspension, front and rear brakes and hoses, new interior, engine mounts and cleaned Throttle body. It had an EVAP leak at the J hose at the...
by kahl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70XC rear shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: V70XC rear shocks

What year V70XC do you have? I have a serviceable set with new boots.
by kahl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: non turbo intake
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: non turbo intake

I would think it would not fit. Different throttle body construction and location.
by kahl
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS Eclipse travelers thread
Replies: 26
Views: 2602

Re: MVS Eclipse travelers thread

Hey guys thanks for posting your pictures! I was driving back from Vermont to Ohio and the only dark skies I saw was from my wife when I allegedly was going to fast.
by kahl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing

Sorry, but I have to ask....did you remove the cap then put the glove on? BTW there is a rubber gasket on the cap that gets hard and does not seal the cap when tightened.
by kahl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing

Just put on the glove and give the car a rev or two.
by kahl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: 94 850 smoking, revving, hissing

I think you have several things going on... 1. Do a glove test thereby checking if you have positive crank case pressure. Tie wrap a rubber glove over the oil fill cap and if it inflates you will need to do your PCV system. I suspect you have positive pressure in your crank case because of the locat...
by kahl
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed, Power Steering Pump Options
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed, Power Steering Pump Options

2 years ago I got a power steering pump from NAPA P/N 81-1151. I had to R and R reservoir and pulley. Cost was $44.00. Pump is still working 18K miles later. I couldn't get the pulley off but the NAPa store I use has a shop. They charged me $15.00 to put on the pulley. Perfect fit. This was on a 199...
by kahl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70XC Alternator R/R ..Charging system questions... Topic is solved
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

Re: Charging system questions... Topic is solved

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Plus 1 on what Klausc post. When these brushes wear down no alternator.
by kahl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Grinding noise please help
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Grinding noise please help

A starter may grind, but a flex plate may rattle. Are we talking rattle or grinding sounds? Heat shields between the engine and fire wall can make a racket if they become loose. If the starter pinion is staying engaged with the fly wheel you should be able to reach down to the starter and feel any i...
by kahl
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 SE Trim Replacement Question
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: 2000 S70 SE Trim Replacement Question

With the center console removed you will see several wire bundles that have to be removed. Theses are held in place by torex screws and clips. Pretty easy job, old plastic can be brittle. Take a good look at your cigar lighter clips to ensure none are broken. I had to tie wrap one of mine to ensure ...
by kahl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2474

Re: 1996 850 Fast Trans Fluid Leak After Seal Change

It sounds like the axle is not seated. Do this, jack up car, remove wheel, loosen axle bolt, put a block of wood against axle and whack with a 5 lb hammer. A carpenters hammer does not have the mass to seat axle. You should see axle seat. This should solve your problem.
by kahl
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: mixing oil types - your thoughts on that

I have mixed synthetic and Dino before, car did not suffer. I have also used the purolator filter many times.
by kahl
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 ??? brake bleeding issue, sticking caliper Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Please help with ODD brake issue Topic is solved

Has your brake fluid level been stable? How old or what is the condition of your brake hoses? The hose going from the hard line to the caliper. What is the condition of the vacuum hose from the intake manifold to the brake booster? Any sign of chaffing. Any sign of wetness on the booster where the m...
by kahl
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2319

Re: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP LEAK!!

Before you drop the tank have the system smoke tested. Disconnect the evap hose behind the right front frame rail then smoke the front part of the system then the back.
by kahl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild

Reinz is not OEM. I would use only the Volvo brand cam seals. Tryingbe also recommended Corteco.
by kahl
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: 850 Platinum Edition Wagon engine swap/ rebuild

Between you and Neil you have pretty much nailed the usual suspects. My only two cents is to drop the oil pan and replace the "O" rings in the pick up pipe. FCP has a kit for this job. Also get the Volvo sealant between the pan and block. The is also a check valve that prevents theam oil draining in...
by kahl
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clanking noise when turning a corner
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Clanking noise when turning a corner

Check the cross member that supports the drive shaft carrier bearing. Is it loose or rusted causing the drive shaft to come in contact with a body part. There is also a heat shield that can come into contact with the drive shaft when the AC condensation drip corrodes away the fittings causing the sh...
by kahl
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Very strange cooling system behaviour Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Very strange cooling system behaviour Topic is solved

My first suspect would be the overflow reservoir for a crack. I have changed out the overflow reservoir on all the P80s. It seems you have a leak some where in your system. Also check the hose clamp on the bottom and top of the reservoir. The small nipple that the top hose slides on to can crack and...
by kahl
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 exhaust manifold - Whats a good part?
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

Re: 98 V70 exhaust manifold - Whats a good part?

I strongly suspect your exhaust manifold gasket has failed. Glue a 2"x2" piece of tissue on a paint stirrer stick and go around the edges of the manifold. Your goal is to find out where the gasket has failed. With a lighted mirror you should see carbon marks on the block where exhaust gases has stai...
by kahl
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850 radiator leak problem
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: '96 850 radiator leak problem

Where in Ohio are you? I may be able to direct you to a serviceable used radiator.
by kahl
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 S70 FWD, Base, Auto -- Front end vibration on braking
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: '99 S70 FWD, Base, Auto -- Front end vibration on braking

To me it sounds like warped rotors. I have run into this issue many times. It doesn't take much warpage to feel the pulsating. Most shops and NAPAs have a disc turning machine to get them back to specks. I took a set into my NAPA and had them turned for $20.00 each. There is a minimum thickness rega...
by kahl
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Would You Do If You Were Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: What Would You Do If You Were Me?

I would replace the rack and keep the car. You know what you have. Any car you get will have some type of issues. With FCP return policy you can send the defective rack back and get full credit for a better rack or just a refund if FCP does not have the rack quality you want. Be aware I have 3 of th...
by kahl
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 s70
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: 1999 S70

The symptoms you describe was happening to my 2000 V70XC. Found the check valve in the fuel pump had failed. Put in new fuel pump. You can find threads for putting in an in line check valve to solve the problem.
by kahl
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 06 xc70 vs 09 xc90
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: 06 XC70 vs 09 XC90

Let her pick.
by kahl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: 2000 S70, code 1550, after strut replacement

Is the wheel sensor seat firmly/completely in the well on the spinal? The 10mm bolt tightened? DId the tip of the sensor get any grease, oil or debris on the tip? When you removed the ABS cable from the old strut was it stretched while removing?
by kahl
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Click click click goes the Cv, or does it?
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Click click click goes the Cv, or does it?

SIL was driving back from Indy in the 2000 V70 XC when he started hearing a click, click click coming from the left front. He stopped into a national chain repair facility and was told the left CV was failing. They quoted $850.00 to R and R the axle. Believing the CV is a progressive failure and the...
by kahl
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: old spark plugs and ceramic broke off into cylinder 2000 v70 xc Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: old spark plugs and ceramic broke off into cylinder 2000 V70 XC Topic is solved

I just saw you are very close to me. Let me know if you need any hands on help. I got a fleet of these cars.
by kahl
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: old spark plugs and ceramic broke off into cylinder 2000 v70 xc Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: old spark plugs and ceramic broke off into cylinder 2000 V70 XC Topic is solved

I would go back to your vacuum method while shooting compressed air into the cylinder to move it around. Have the vacuum canister empty so you can see what you suck up.
by kahl
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 exhaust manifold - Whats a good part?
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

Re: 98 V70 exhaust manifold - Whats a good part?

I have used a piece of tissue around the manifold to discover leaks. The tissue will flap when encountering a leak. On two cars the exhaust manifold gasket failed between cylinder 2 and 3 on the bottom. Use the tissue from the flex joint going up the the manifold.
by kahl
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My new pain - 2000 project V70 and random dash lights Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 9149

Re: My new pain - 2000 project V70 and random dash lights Topic is solved

On one of the wagons I was getting an intermittent bulb out then the indicator would go away...what I finialy found that one bulb had a broken filament. Sometimes the broken filament would make contact where it broke and light up. Drove me nuts.
Wonder if your ABS module is failing
by kahl
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: 1996 850R Lower Left Air Vent Rattle/Rubbing Sound

Plus on what Scott posted...if no luck check the dash bolts in the engine compartment for tightness. If the bolts is loose and does not tighten then you have one of the dash mounts broken causing your rattle.
by kahl
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 suspension sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: V70 suspension sequence

After removing old components tie rod, control arm, strut then sway bar link. I would also change out the inner tie rod and boot.
by kahl
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 timing question cams vs crank Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: 1998 V70 timing question cams vs crank Topic is solved

Plus on what Erikv11 posted. What are you using to lock the cams?
by kahl
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Problem Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Timing Problem Topic is solved

You got your your cams out of alignment. This is causing the pistons to intervere with the valves.
by kahl
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Problem Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Timing Problem Topic is solved

No big deal yet. You need to remove the timing belt. Align the crank to the mark. This is a pain but remove the cap and rotor and the cam position sensor on the back of the engine. You can then align the cam shafts to their proper orengtation. Then set the sprockets to align with the cam marks. Once...
by kahl
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Positive crankcase pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Positive crankcase pressure

Just for giggles switch the hoses on the top of the oil trap box. Just give it a try.
by kahl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: alignment and inner tie rod question. Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Re: alignment and inner tie rod question. Topic is solved

The outer tie rod does not turn. The inner tie rod screws into the outer tie rod for toe in or out. The nut locks the two rods together. Loosening the nut lets you rotate the inner tie rod for adjustment of toe. The outer tie rod remains stationary. several times I have had to R and R the outer and ...
by kahl
Sat May 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Suspension
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: Volvo 850 Suspension

Plus 1 on the parts the wife provided. One note on the inner tie rod when ordering you will need to know what steering rack came with your car. The info can be found on the car's data plate on the left fender. I am not a fan of quick struts but with you being new to the car world it may be the way t...
by kahl
Sun May 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seat swap 01 V70XC
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Seat swap 01 V70XC

Hi guys, I just got a 2001 V70 XC. Long list is maintenance to be completed. Brakes, suspension, TB, PVC...etc. I have a set of seats from a 2004 XC70. The cars wire harness does not match the seats. Is there any way to wire these newer seats to the 2001 car wiring harness? I still have access to th...
by kahl
Thu May 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: New to me 1800E
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

New to me 1800E

Thought I would post some pics of my 1800E project. My first car was a 1968 122S then went into a 1970 1800E. I want this to be a perfect car. I have waited a long time.
by kahl
Sat May 06, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 A/C troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 98 V70 A/C troubleshooting

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Here is a picture of the plate with extreme gap
by kahl
Sat May 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 A/C troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: 98 V70 A/C troubleshooting

image.jpg Plus on what wizchat says about the clutch. There is one wire leading to the AC compressor. If you take a wire from the positive side of the battery and touch it to the spade on the AC you should see the clutch engage. The car should not be running. If it does not engage while supplying p...
by kahl
Mon May 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: High mileage parts failures: What should I look out for?
Replies: 36
Views: 3416

Re: High mileage parts failures: What should I look out for?

With 6 P80s in the family and 3 that live in the driveway. The lowest mileage is 183 and the highest is 218. All of the cars have had all rubber hoses replaced. On the 98 XCs this would be all the coolant hoses, oil lines, upper and lower transmission hoses, brake hoses and all the Evap flexible rub...
by kahl
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tracking down a strange rattle from the front end
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Tracking down a strange rattle from the front end

I would look first at the sway bar links. I've had the metal on metal rattle sound. The links seem fine while inspected but when the suspension is moving the rattle pops up.
by kahl
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 00 V70 Turbo oil leak, NOT oil return line gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: 00 V70 Turbo oil leak, NOT oil return line gasket

I would do a thorough inspection of the right rear cam seal. It will leak in that area and cause a mess.
by kahl
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: '95 850 GLT, Unholy screeching in the wheel area Topic is solved

The first thing I would check is the metal dust shield rubbing against the rotor.
by kahl
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo S70 - Large Coolant Leak, but Where is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3208

Re: Large Coolant Leak, but Where is it???

I would look at the short 5 inch coolant hose situated on the turbo charger. You can get a good look at the hose from under the car.
by kahl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strange issue, 98 v70 base
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Strange issue, 98 V70 base

These cars really like the Bougicord plug wires and the Volvo plugs. Over the years there have been numerous postings of our car's quirks regarding plugs and wires. On a 94 850 N/A I had similar issues until I changed to Volvo plugs and the Bougicord wires.
by kahl
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strange issue, 98 v70 base
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Strange issue, 98 V70 base

What brand plugs and plug wires did you use?
by kahl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 throwing p0304 code
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: 98 S70 throwing p0304 code

I would eliminate injectors from being the problem at this time. Without knowing how long the spark plugs have being in service I would change them out with the Volvo spark plug. I would bet your misfire code will go away.
by kahl
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 xc70 starter question
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: 2000 XC70 starter question

Check the tickler wire going to the solenoid. On my 2000 V70 XC it had become loose causing intermittent starter activation.
by kahl
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear cam seal, now pcv system - what else should I take care off when pulling apart?
Replies: 15
Views: 1595

Re: Rear cam seal, now pcv system - what else should I take care off when pulling apart?

Idle control valve, also the evap hoses that are in the drivers side front by the radiator. There are also several intake vacuum hoses that will be exposed with the pulling of the intake manifold that I would change out. With my two 98 V70 these hoses were falling apart due to age not mileage.
by kahl
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 R: idle not super smooth
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: 96 R: idle not super smooth

I would check for fracked vacuum lines. All three of the 98 to 2000 Vs we have had cracked lines causing poor idle. Having seen brake cleaner melt plastic I would be wary of using it on the MAF sensor. Use the CRC MAF cleaner.
by kahl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How strong is a P80 body?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: How strong is a P80 body?

Hey Neil, I think we found your next car!!!!!!
by kahl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No power to front left parking light...
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: No power to front left parking light...

did you check the fuse? If fuse keeps blowing the front left parking light shares some electrical in the tailgate of the V70. See if all your lights are working in the rear of the car. I think the license plate lights share the same fuse as the left parking light. If you find an item inop in the bac...
by kahl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Front seats grey for 98 V70 or 850 with SIPS
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Front seats grey for 98 V70 or 850 with SIPS

Seats are electric. Do not know if seat heaters work.
by kahl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Front seats grey for 98 V70 or 850 with SIPS
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Front seats grey for 98 V70 or 850 with SIPS

Front seats for a 98 V70 or an 850 with SIPS. Good shape, a little wear on the drivers seat left bolster. Charcoal grey in color.
Yours for $130.00!! Buying a 1970 1800E. Need the money and also the space. Start your own collection of Volvo parts!!!!
by kahl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Front and rear seats for a P2 XC or V70
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Front and rear seats for a P2 XC or V70

Front and rear seats with bolsters for a P2 or 2001 thru 2007 V70 or a XC70. These seats are in excellent condition. No worn spot or tears. Need the money to buy a 1970 1800E. $350.00.
by kahl
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC intermittent cranking-solved
Replies: 1
Views: 256

2000 V70XC intermittent cranking-solved

This car has had a gremlin that would raise his ugly head once or twice a month since June of last year. Car cranks over fine, then when departing destination turn the key and no cranking. Wait 15 or 20 minutes car would start. Would'nt happen again for about a month. Did the usual such as ignition ...
by kahl
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Unknown suspension/engine mount? Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Unknown suspension/engine mount? Topic is solved

That is an engine mount. Volvo part number 9161101.
by kahl
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 right drive axle + wheel bearing replace
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: 98 V70 right drive axle + wheel bearing replace

Agree with what CN and Erika have stated. After removal of brake caliper there your choice is one of three joints to remove. 1. Four bolts on the control arm thru the frame 2. Remove ball joint bolt at the bottom and pop out ball joint 3. Remove the two bolts at the strut and spindle which the car w...
by kahl
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Kossa - My '94 855 acquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Kossa - My '94 855 acquisition

I have yet to come across a 850 with the correct mileage showing on the dash. With the gear driving the odometer being a high failure item be wary of your decision of miles on the timing belt.
by kahl
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC Starting Problems - Both No Crank and Cranking Hard to Start Intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: 98 V70 XC Starting Problems - Both No Crank and Cranking Hard to Start Intermittently

On my 98v70 XC and the AWD the fuel filter is placed up on top the fuel tank. It was difficult to remove and replace without a lift. It should be changed but with your temps you may want a garage to deal with the filter. I think this was the only year Volvo placed the filter in this poorly accessibl...
by kahl
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Backed into in parking lot, fix,leave,sell? s70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 53
Views: 5250

Re: Backed into in parking lot, fix,leave,sell? S70 T5 Topic is solved

+ on the R and R the doors. Quick and easy. Could you post a picture of the door pillar? You have a nice car!
by kahl
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission fluid leak
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Transmission fluid leak

On my 98 V70AWD I had to replace the passenger side axle seal and both the upper and lower transmission lines. I changed the lines due to the previous owners creative modifications on the attachment of the lines at the radiator but also the lines were leaking where they were attached to the transmis...
by kahl
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: First the radiator cracked, now the coolant pours out 2000 V70 Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: First the radiator cracked, now the coolant pours out 2000 V70 Topic is solved

In the dip stick area you have the upper and lower thermostat housing. There is also a hose that comes off the thermostat housing leading to a banjo bolt under the intake manifold.
by kahl
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wiper Delay Time Adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 2440

Re: Wiper Delay Time Adjustment

I went to the IPD web site and found the relay plus they had a good vid on how to R & R the relay and how to operate the relay. This was a very timely post. Thanks!!!,
by kahl
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0422 1999 Volvo V70XC AWD Turbo 2.4
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: P0422 1999 Volvo V70XC AWD Turbo 2.4

I would check for leaks in your engine air intake. Start at the air box to the turbo to the inter cooler then to the Throtle body. On most of the intake pipes there are hoses or sensors that are attached. Make sure the sensors are seated correctly and follow any hoses from the air intake system to e...
by kahl
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 N/A 850 Fuel Rail Disconnect?
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: 1994 N/A 850 Fuel Rail Disconnect?

Given you have the fuel line clamps removed and the C clip removed, the rail will pull out. Squirt a little WD-40 to lube the O ring. Wiggle and pull.
by kahl
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Tailgate will not open on 2009 XC 70 3.2
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Tailgate will not open on 2009 XC 70 3.2

On my 2010 XC70 3.0 my hatch would not operate. When the key fob was pushed the hatch latch would would actuate but there was no lifting motion happening. I could hear a pump motor sound but no vertical movement from the tailgate. There are two hydrolic hoses (P/N 31218396) from the pump in the driv...
by kahl
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2010 XC70 power operated tailgate
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: 2010 XC70 power operated tailgate

What I found was the two hydrolic hoses from the pump to the actuator had a crack in the lines. Replaced lines a refilled the hydrolic fluid and unit works perfectly. The head liner needs to be dropped from the drivers side back up to the B pillar post to accces the actuator. The pump unit is in the...
by kahl
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2170

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

I would be hesitant about using the hammer impact drive on a thin aluminum casting. If your you could moderate the hammer blows you my be OK. I have used the method Mac has described with success.
by kahl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 VVT Exhaust Hub 1275363 - new or used?s
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: !999 V70 T5 VVT Exhaust Hub 1275363 - new or used?

Should've just asked the Lab. They are very smart.
by kahl
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 VVT Exhaust Hub 1275363 - new or used?s
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: !999 V70 T5 VVT Exhaust Hub 1275363 - new or used?

I would hang the hub from your parts car. All four of our 2000 V70's have over 200K with no hub issues.
by kahl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Still overheating even after water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 2002

Re: Still overheating even after water pump

You have eliminated the usual suspects. I would check timing. Set the front cams to the notches in the plastic then pull the distributor and the cam position sensor to see if the cam shafts in the rear line up. Came across similar issues several years ago on a neighbors 97 850 turbo after he did tim...
by kahl
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850: no start, possibly stale gas?
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: 93 850: no start, possibly stale gas?

I think you can eliminate gas. I would check for spark. Unplug and replug your coil wire at the coil and the cap. Pop off the distributor cap and see if it needs cleaning.
by kahl
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to disconnect electrical plug from idle air motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: How to disconnect electrical plug from idle air motor?

There is a mechanical release. Wire type push then pull plug off.
by kahl
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 R keyless entry not working/no blinking security light
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: 97 850 R keyless entry not working/no blinking security light

You have to remove the dash pad. The receiver module box should be on the top of the instrument cluster. Are you sure the key fob is set up for your car? New battery in the key fob?
by kahl
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850

Fuel inlet hose "O" ring is Volvo part number 968007. The Victor Reinz part number is 407700000.
by kahl
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850

Yes there is an "O" ring on the end of the fuel line inside the rail.
by kahl
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stall/Rev Drop While Pulling Away From a Stop
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Stall/Rev Drop While Pulling Away From a Stop

+1 on the vacuum leak, but for giggles disconnect the MAF sensor located on the large tube from the air box and see if things settle down.
by kahl
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Removing fuel rail on "94" 850

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To remove the fuel line from the fuel rail remove the T25 screw. Then the square bracket plate comes out. The fuel line is pulled out. "O" rings on the tip of the fuel line should be shot with WD40 hopefully preventing the "O" from tearing. Here is a picture of that square plate.
by kahl
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating
Replies: 18
Views: 2533

Re: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating

Did you have the cars alignment done? Links are quick and easy to replace. Hopefully new links will clean up some your drift issue. I have only one experience with the quick struts and was not impressed. Car was a fellow members 2001 V70XC. Car sat about an inch higher and steering felt as if were f...
by kahl
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved

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Here is a picture of the axle with the circlip as Erikv11 pointed out. Sorry for the misinformation.
by kahl
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved

Drivers side axle pops out with a tap from a chisel between the axle and tranny case. Clip stays in the tranny. To support the engine once out I built a platform with 2x4 with a piece of plywood on the top lower the engine oil pan to sit. The tranny is just hanging so a walker jack can support trann...
by kahl
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Subframe weldnut failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1794

Re: Subframe weldnut failure?

You are going to have to cut out a square in the cabin of the floor board. Seat, carpet and pad will have to be removed. Take measurements to find where the center of the bolt is located inside the car. Draw out a 6 inch square on the floor board and use a angle grinder with a cut wheel. Do not make...
by kahl
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 slowly lost rpms-will start- can rev- but idles and dies
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: 850 slowly lost rpms-will start- can rev- but idles and dies

Unplug the MAF sensor and see if it runs. Codes can cascade when this sensor goes bad.
by kahl
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 moving seat trips SRS light
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: 2000 V70 moving seat trips SRS light

It sounds like a chaffed wire or a sloppy connector causing a momentary loss of contact which would set off your SRS indicator. If it only happens when the seat is repostioned I would inspect the wire harness from the floor through the seat.
by kahl
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Tie Rod Replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: 1996 850 Tie Rod Replacement Topic is solved

I would do both sides plus inner and outer. Probably overkill but I like to replace in pairs. Large pipe wrench on the inner will break the nut off the rack. Get new boots. Job is about a 3 on a scale of 10.

Replacing the axle is about a 2 on a scale of 10. Well documented in this forum.
by kahl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Failed Rear Suspension Replacement Attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Failed Rear Suspension Replacement Attempt

While browsing the IPD web site they had ready made kits for the Nivo conversion. I was contemplating this mod on one of the 98 V70 AWD. I was able to convince the local dealership to price match from another vendor. Got them for $305.00 each.
by kahl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 855 tailgate weather strip: how to repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: 96 855 tailgate weather strip: how to repair?

I slid the old one out and slid in a new one. Dealer cost was $38.00. I too thought about just caulking but was worried about voids trapping water causing problems.
by kahl
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Installed new ETM, vehicle starts then immediately dies.
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Installed new ETM, vehicle starts then immediately dies.

i would inspect all inlet pipes to ensure they are seated correctly. Anything loose?
by kahl
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New owner of a 98 C70 T5M
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: New owner of a 98 C70 T5M

I used a off set box end on the BIL C70 convertible. Gets in fine by the oil pan and on the drivers side by the transmission. Flex sockets on the rest. I think it had the four bolt control arms. The convertible also has some frame braces in the front that unbolt to get out of the way.
by kahl
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 NA 156,000 miles - play in steering
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: 98 V70 NA 156,000 miles - play in steering

I would try to follow the clunk. Duplicate the sound while feeling the steering rack, then the base of the steering wheel shaft at the floor inside the car. Clunk should resonate thru the worn component. I would also check the pinch bolt on the spindal is thru the machined portion of the ball joint ...
by kahl
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swapping out alarm lock control module
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Swapping out alarm lock control module

Several years ago I swapped out that module on the Nephews 2000 V70XC. It was plug and play. The module came from a 2000 V70XC.
by kahl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD failed driveshaft?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: 1998 V70 AWD failed driveshaft?

Follow Neil's advice on the axle. There are many items that can make a metallic sound on these cars. Dust cover plates against the rotor, front motor mount, damaged support bracket that secures the driveshaft carrier bearing. On my AWD cars the driveshaft will start to make a rumbling sound as the s...
by kahl
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 Auto Tranny
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: C70 Auto Tranny

I would first evaluate the level and condition of your transmission fluid. Is level correct? Color of fluid. When was the last time it was changed?
by kahl
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98V70 NA - Control Arm - Meyle service experience
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: 98V70 NA - Control Arm - Meyle service experience

Plus on what Misha stated. The HD are excellent quality. Regular Meyle I found May last 15K miles if that.
by kahl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strong smell of gasoline in 1997 850GLT
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Strong smell of gasoline in 1997 850GLT

Is the gas smell from the front or back? If it is the front start at the fuel rail. If it is the back I would suspect a hose on the top of the tank.
by kahl
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 receiver location for the keyless entry/alarm system
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: 1998 V70 receiver location for the keyless entry/alarm system

On my 98 V70 XC it was on top of the instrument cluster. You will have to take off the dash pad.
by kahl
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dashboard lose passenger side
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Dashboard lose passenger side

This past Saturday I had to replace the evaporator in my new to me 98 V70XC. Removing the dash overall is tough. Mentally I broke the dash into steps that I have completed over the years to remove the overwhelming feeling of UGOH. Dash pad..NBD, glove box..NBD, steering wheel..NBD, center console..N...
by kahl
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 vibration through car when driving
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: 1998 S70 vibration through car when driving

I think you have several issues. I would first have the tires balanced. While they have the front right tire off have them inspect the engine mount on the front of the engine or right side of the car. Also while the front tires are off have the rubber bushings and ball joint in the control arms insp...
by kahl
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855T Seat skins
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: 1995 855T Seat skins

I have a set of black front seats from a 98 V70. I'm leaving for Minitonka tomorrow early AM. If you want them let me know before 10PM EST.
by kahl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 upper dashboard cover removal question
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: 850 upper dashboard cover removal question

Hi Neil,
Yes, you must remove the 4 bolts securing the passenger air bag. Also unplug the airbag to the harness after the battery is disconnected. Make sure the cluster is correctly seated before you lock down the retaining clips. The plastic is very brittle.
by kahl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 NA - compare turbo and NA and/or XC CV drive axles
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: 98 V70 NA - compare turbo and NA and/or XC CV drive axles

I went to the FCP site and they are showing a rebuilt axle for a V70 part number AX-8598 / Volvo part number 8251509. They are also showing a axle new Volvo as part number 8251509 for a 1998 V70 XC AWD. These are for the right front. So according to FCP's web site there is no difference for the righ...
by kahl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibrating & Rattling Sound under the dash @1500rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Vibrating & Rattling Sound under the dash @1500rpm

Try the heat shield above the exhaust manifold....all secure?
by kahl
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Timing belt Change
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: 98 V70 Timing belt Change

image.jpg Take a look at this speciality tool I made for that T-45. It is short enough to stick a piece of wood against the inner fender and use it as a fulcrum to press in the mating surface of the T-45. If you have to drill through the inner fender you may be able to use a hammer impact driver to...
by kahl
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC

Found one and close! Use a site called car-part.com
by kahl
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC

Thank you Neil!
by kahl
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil leak rear cam seal
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Oil leak rear cam seal

On the 99 and 2000 intake cam there was no seal installed. Just the plastic cover. A cam seal can be installed then pop on the plastic cover. I don't think the plastic cover is reuseable. I always install a new cover.
by kahl
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 449

WTB transfer case 2000 V70XC

Hi, I need a transfer case for a 2000 V70XC. Erie doesn't have any, if you have one or know of one please let me know. Thanks!!
by kahl
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: coolant leak center rear engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: coolant leak center rear engine

There is a turbo coolant hose that is often overlooked. If this hose came apart coolant could appear to be coming from the middle of the car.
by kahl
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V79 NA front end vibration (control arms replaced) Topic is solved
Replies: 65
Views: 4368

Re: 98 V79 NA front end vibration problem - help me diagnose it Topic is solved

I had a similar vibration issue caused by a worn axle. Like yours it was the right axle. The vibration was always present over 55mph but more pronounced when heavily accelerating above 45 mph. Not trying to catch a zebra by chasing horses but I would first follow misha's advice and ensure those tire...
by kahl
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB 1998 V70XC rear control arm stays
Replies: 0
Views: 210

WTB 1998 V70XC rear control arm stays

WTB a set of the rear control arm stay P/N 9200005. Mine are heavily corroded to the point I think they may fail.
Thank you!
by kahl
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Control Module replacement on 1997 850
Replies: 33
Views: 2074

Re: Control Module replacement on 1997 850

1. Roberts guess is better than most people's fact
2. Get the used modules and plug them in...see if it fixes problem
3. Not sure where Auroa is located...could be other members in your area that can assist
4. Follow abscate's advise
by kahl
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 shakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: 1994 850 shakes

Check the oil level or how many quarts of oil does it take to show on the dipstick. If the car experienced oil starvation walk away.
by kahl
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 - Airbags deployed - repair strategy
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: 98 S70 - Airbags deployed - repair strategy

1. The center console must be removed to gain access to the module. 2. . 3.you do not need to reset the SRs before plugging in bags. 4.you can plug devices in 5.you need Volvo's Vida or similar device. In regard to #2 i don't think you need to replace module. I had a faulty module in a 96 850. I got...
by kahl
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 - How to replace A/C compressor pulley bearing?
Replies: 26
Views: 9408

Re: 97 850 - How to replace A/C compressor pulley bearing?

I have removed the compressor from the bottom. I also had the bumper cover removed because I changed out the dryer. It was a pain. I have a compressor and dryer coming from FCP for the new to me 98 V70XC I got two weeks ago. Having changed out at least 6 compressors instead of fighting I remove the ...
by kahl
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel Injector Relay
Replies: 17
Views: 4703

Re: Fuel Injector Relay

Ahhh, thank you sir!!!!
by kahl
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel Injector Relay
Replies: 17
Views: 4703

Re: Fuel Injector Relay

Could you post a picture of the relay location and damaged wires. I have not heard of this issue. Thanks!!
by kahl
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quick Timing Belt/ Camshaft question
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Quick Timing Belt/ Camshaft question

image.jpg
Following up on erikv11 point #2 here is a crude sketch of the rear cams for aligning. I would find some way to lock the rear cams.
by kahl
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 Suspension/Drive Train Vibrates upon Acceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 2000 V70 Suspension/Drive Train Vibrates upon Acceleration

If your front suspension is still tight meaning that ball joint, control arm bushings and tie rod I would suspect that axles need to be examined. Nephews V70 XC had the same symptoms. Changed out axles and problem went away.
by kahl
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat part substitution
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Nivomat part substitution

I will stick with the green striped Nivomat as dictated by the data plate. On visual inspection the car has a yellow Nivomat on the left and a green Nivomat on the right. Both are completely blown out. The cars title and rear hatch identifies this car as a 98 V70XC. It is identical to my daughters 9...
by kahl
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat part substitution
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Nivomat part substitution

On my new to me 98 V70XC the Nivomats are completely shot. This car has a "M" in position 18 on the data plate so it takes the green striped Nivomat P/N 8626027. I can get a set of serviceable yellow stripe Nivomats at a considerable saving versus new. Does anyone know what characteristics will be r...
by kahl
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Nivomat yellow label shocks for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Nivomat yellow label shocks for sale

Hey Neil sent you a PM
by kahl
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 XC70 EVAPORATE service port
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: 2002 XC70 EVAPORATE service port

I thought you would be out on the water! I think I will disconnect the canister hose at the purge valve in the front of the car. This should allow me to smoke the car from front to back.
by kahl
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 XC70 EVAPORATE service port
Replies: 2
Views: 425

2002 XC70 EVAPORATE service port

Hi, I am helping a neighbor with his 2002 XC70 EVAP system. Is there a EVAP service port to hook up a smoke machine?
by kahl
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear main seal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Rear main seal ?

I came across a 98 V70 XC to add to the stable. This car may have a rear main seal leaking. My question is if I smoke the crank case will smoke escape from the rear main seal? I am hopeful that the rear cam seals are leaking fooling the owners mechanic into thinking it is the RMS. Car has recently h...
by kahl
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cam/crank seal removal tool?
Replies: 27
Views: 3268

Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Hi Neil, use the drill and screw approach as outlined by Robert. I was concerned the first time I used this removal technique. Drill the hole a put a screw in and turn slowly. Never had a problem.
by kahl
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2010 Xc70 T6 motor and torque mount
Replies: 0
Views: 802

2010 Xc70 T6 motor and torque mount

I have been going through my new to me XC70 and fixing items as I inspect the car. The car has 74,000 miles and I came across the engine torque bushing and the hydrolic motor mount collapsed. The torque mount is on the right side of the car by the overflow tank. Two 15mm bolts secures it to the car ...
by kahl
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70/T5: RR Door Lock Actuator Internal Spring
Replies: 17
Views: 1466

Re: 98 V70/T5: RR Door Lock Actuator Internal Spring

When I had my actuator apart I used an adhesive called CA. I get it at a hobby shop. It is used on most plastics. It comes in different thicknesses. I used the gap filling thickness. Quick setting and permanent. It would be tuff to remove the cover again. Hey sled let me know if you need some of tho...
by kahl
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2010 XC70 power operated tailgate
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

2010 XC70 power operated tailgate

Hi, I just got this 2010 XC70 T6 and I am addressing several items. The power operated tailgate does not go up or down upon activation. I can hear some type of motor operating but it does not translate into any movement of the tailgate. Any hints or advice would be greatly appreciated. I got this ca...
by kahl
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to forum, have many questions... 2004 C70
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: New to forum, have many questions...

In regards to number 2, get the code that the check engine light is indicating. Most auto parts stores will read the code for you.
by kahl
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 wagon intake manifold hose help
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: 98 V70 wagon intake manifold hose help

Where does the other end go? I have a 98 V70 in the driveway.
by kahl
Sun May 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I trashed my A/C -- what next?
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

Re: I trashed my A/C -- what next?

Evan can you post a picture of what is left of the filler port? I am going to the boneyard tomorrow and my find a serviceable replacement for you.
by kahl
Sat May 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Robert DIY Western USA Helper Tour IN PROGRESS MAY 2016!!
Replies: 34
Views: 6159

Re: Robert DIY Western USA Helper Tour IN PROGRESS MAY 2016!!

Dead pets in the living room is uncomfortable unless you are getting ready to grill
by kahl
Sat May 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 p0111
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: 2000 S70 p0111

The IAT sensor is on the intake tube leading to the throttle body. It should be part number 9445153. Here is a picture of the IAT. Only use MAF cleaner on your MAF.
by kahl
Wed May 18, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running rough
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Engine running rough

Are you getting a check engine light? If so what code. There is one vacuum line on the intake manifold by the alternator that can easily be overlooked. From what the utube showed I would lean towards a vacuum leak or an ignition problem that would include plugs, wires cap and or rotor.
by kahl
Mon May 16, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70r Shake/shimmy - I'm at a loss
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: 98 V70r Shake/shimmy - I'm at a loss

I had a shimmy/vibration that was solved by new axles. How many miles are on your struts? There is also the control arm bushings and ball joints.
by kahl
Fri May 13, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A Replacing broken radiator drain petcock Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 5104

Re: 98 S70, N/A Replacing broken radiator drain petcock Topic is solved

A rest stop on I70 pilfering Vols with NY tags but lately I couldn't get them unscrewed so I have been getting them from bone yards.
by kahl
Fri May 13, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A Replacing broken radiator drain petcock Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 5104

Re: 98 S70, N/A Replacing broken radiator drain petcock Topic is solved

Dude I got like 10 of these, if you want one I will send it to you.
by kahl
Wed May 11, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible valve cover gasket leak? also a small list..
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Possible valve cover gasket leak? also a small list..

The glove test is simply tie wrapping a glove over the oil fill cap on the top of the engine. Start the engine and if the glove inflates you have positive pressure in the engine. This internal pressure wants to vent unfortunatly through the path of least resistance like cam shaft seal or main engine...
by kahl
Wed May 11, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible valve cover gasket leak? also a small list..
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Possible valve cover gasket leak? also a small list..

Following up what PS78 said you need to do the glove test checking for positive crankcase pressure. Over time positive crankcase pressure will dislodge or push out the cam seals causing oil to leak. I suspect the oil you are seeing by the turbo is coming from your rear exhaust cam seal. Read the tut...
by kahl
Tue May 10, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECM-644A VVT Stuff...
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: ECM-644A VVT Stuff...

Thanks for your help guys....I was getting the code before the TB change. While doing the TB I installed a new solenoid hoping this was the problem. When I did the solenoid used a new gasket and cleaned the already clean ports. I will trace the solenoid wires back hoping I will find some chaff.
by kahl
Mon May 09, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 - Sears guy now says too old for AC recharge
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 97 850 - Sears guy now says too old for AC recharge

I would recharge the system with dye. Then look for leaks as the system bleeds down. On one of the 2000 V70s the leaks were located at the front of the car. The A/C hoses going to the condenser were leaking past the "O" ring due to corosion damaging the fitting on the condenser side. We are keeping ...
by kahl
Thu May 05, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 inner and outer tie rods and boots plus control arms
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: 98 V70 inner and outer tie rods and boots plus control arms

The test I use on inner tie rod is if it doesn't stay straight out on its own I replace the inner tie rod. These things are so easy to R and R.
by kahl
Wed May 04, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 inner and outer tie rods and boots plus control arms
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: 98 V70 inner and outer tie rods and boots plus control arms

I would go with lemidorfer ( bad spelling ) from FCP. The past several years I was using Mylie but these failed on two of the V70s after 22 and 25K miles. FCP offers that lifetime replacement if they fail. Your idea with new boots make sense with changing the inner tie rods. I used tie wraps to secu...
by kahl
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 3256

Re: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement

SMI Is 5 and TRW is 4.
by kahl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 3256

Re: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement

The last number on the right side of the data plate at the bottom will be a 4 or a 5. That will tell you what rack you have.
by kahl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: thump when starting engine
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: thump when starting engine

I would start with a check of the engine mounts. In particular the torque mount on the top of the engine.
by kahl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 3256

Re: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement

Sorry, notes show right side of data plate.duh
by kahl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 3256

Re: 98 V70 Tie Rods - Replacement

Hope this helps. Data plate right side in engine bay inner fender. My poor notes show the left side of the plate.
by kahl
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thinking of adopting a Volvo 850 project -- need advice,
Replies: 24
Views: 2510

Re: Thinking of adopting a Volvo 850 project -- need advice,

I had a 94 850 turbo and I really miss that car. Nothing is that difficult on the 94 that a righty tighty loosely lefty guy cannot fix. Mine did not have the OBS port had to use the blinking light under the hood for CEL info. The first thing I would get a handle on is when the last timing belt was d...
by kahl
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: s70 driver electric seat repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: s70 driver electric seat repair

Every time we have a seat issue it has been the switch controller on the side of the seat. This covers about 12 cars starting with the 94 850. The excellent advice from dosbricks is exactly the steps I would follow.
by kahl
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: new 850 water pump —FCP or Volvo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

Re: new 850 water pump —FCP or Volvo?

I am in the pond with turbo turtle, anything hanging on the front of the engine is blue box. Nephews 2000 V70 XC got a new timing belt and water hepu pump in December of 2014, had to replace the pump in February after 20,000 miles due to leaking at the shaft. Did a timing belt and water pump on the ...
by kahl
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stock Radio Swap
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Stock Radio Swap

Have done on the 98 V70...plug and play after radio code
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??

I also want to point out that Mike's statement that low compression on one or several cylinders pointing to a failed head gasket is valid. It is inconclusive that low compression points directly to a failed head gasket. Hopefully all your compression is close on all five cylinders telling you your h...
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??

The key word "hopefully" all five clylinders will be with 5 lbs. A leaking head gasket will result in one or more cylinders substantially lower than the others. Thinking of the five V-70s we have in the family I would guess the average compression is about 155 to 160 lbs. A compression test is cheap...
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Coolant Overflow/Bubbling - Blown Head Gasket??

Get a new overflow bottle. Fill and burp the system and monitor your coolant level. I would also do a compression test on all five cylinders and hopefully all will be within 5 lbs of each other.
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Belt Job Gone Wrong... '99 S70 T5
Replies: 71
Views: 7404

Re: Timing Belt Job Gone Wrong... '99 S70 T5

I would start from scratch using the rear cam locking tool. Going forward setting all marks to factory specs. Hopefully you were only off no more than three tooths on the cam. I believe any more than three you run into metal on metal. Hopefully someone can chime in on exactly how many teeth can be o...
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on buying used V70 door latches?
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Advice on buying used V70 door latches?

Just use a piece of copper wire to jump the terminals.
by kahl
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on buying used V70 door latches?
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Advice on buying used V70 door latches?

I have replace the heat sensor with excellent results. I would get the passenger lock from a bone yard and as a preventative step replace the heat sensor.
by kahl
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 R Project. Need advice on repairs.
Replies: 61
Views: 8026

Re: Volvo 850 R Project. Need advice on repairs.

With out knowing your mileage I would worry about the TB. I have yet to hear that a brake fluid change would make the ABS light to go away. Read about the glove test to guage the condition about your PCV system. The items you have listed taken one at a time are not overwhelming. Pick a project, rese...
by kahl
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 855 T5 - iPD Bypass valve kit coming tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: 1996 855 T5 - iPD Bypass valve kit coming tomorrow!

If it is IPD kit number 124917 it will have three springs. Stock, middle and crazy. I installed the middle spring IMHO it was just a little bit stiffer than stock. Here is a shot of IPDs direction on the spring use age.
by kahl
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any special tools needed to replace control arms?
Replies: 51
Views: 29511

Re: Any special tools needed to replace control arms?

Try using an offset box wrench. Worked perfect on BILs C-70 convertable.
by kahl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?
Replies: 21
Views: 2593

Re: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?

I have always removed the axle from the car. It is just easier for me. I wipe out all the grease I can, slip on the boot then put in new grease. Catching a boot that is cracked not torn you can go this route. If a boot is torn a complete tear down and cleaning is necessary. The key to keeping your a...
by kahl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?
Replies: 21
Views: 2593

Re: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?

I agree with huzzsaba on the stretch boots. I use them when I see cracks starting to develop on the boots. The key word is cracked, not torn. File this under preventative maintenance.
by kahl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mystery wire...
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Mystery wire...

I can't remember if your car has a PTC on the plastic intake pipe from the air cleaner box to the turbo. The PTC is a two prong fitting. I also recall there is a plug on the air cleaner box. It's been about 10 years since I had my 94 850 turbo.
by kahl
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission fluid change question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Transmission fluid change question.

I would have the fluid changed. Not sure of horror stories.
by kahl
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: part #31256008 angle gear sleeve
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: part #31256008 angle gear sleeve

I installed this part on my 2000 V70 XC automatic this weekend. The seal number is AH 3187E. I used a vice grip slide hammer to extract the sleeve. Inside the sleeve are splines seperated by a clip. The outer splines were heavily worn away. I had to raise the engine to get the transfer case out. Wha...
by kahl
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reman axle damaged tone ring 2000 V70 XC
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Reman axle damaged tone ring 2000 V70 XC

Changing the tone ring did solve the problem.
by kahl
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reman axle damaged tone ring 2000 V70 XC
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Reman axle damaged tone ring 2000 V70 XC

I just wanted to throw this out in the hope that another owner will not run into this mess. Basicly a reman axle from FCP, started as a Volvo axle then remanufactured to some type of tolerance. Upon installing on the car the ABS lights up. After several hours beating head on the pavement came across...
by kahl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Noise in steering.
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Noise in steering.

Check your coils in the spring....broken spring
by kahl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Noise in steering.
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Noise in steering.

I would get the front of the car up on Jack stands and remove wheels. With a long pry bar I would check the following: 1. Check the four sub frame mounts 2. Check the control arms where they attach to the frame 3. Check the ball joint at the control arm 4. Check the strut where it attaches to the sp...
by kahl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC AWD Transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: 2000 V70 XC AWD Transmission

We have four of the V70 XC and one 1998 AWD in the family with no tranny issues. All of the cars have between 1500 to 210 K on the clock. With the mileage on the car you are looking at it is probably time for some drive shaft maintenance. You can get an exchange drive shaft for about $500.00 form Co...
by kahl
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 roof sensors
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: C70 roof sensors

Your first step is to get a schematic with the part numbers. I get these from my Volvo dealer. They can be finicky giving these out so you must explain you intend to fix the issue yourself and you need to know what part numbers they will need to order. If they won't give them up PM me with your VIN....
by kahl
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)
Replies: 57
Views: 9153

Re: Ok, Im really a cheapskate.... (oil use question)

There must be some sail boaters floating around. You must be a power boater to really get the gist of this.
by kahl
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 AWD turbo charger bypass valve
Replies: 18
Views: 2032

98 V70 AWD turbo charger bypass valve

On my daughter 98 V70 AWD I noticed that there was little of no noticeable kick in the turbo charger. Was not throwing any codes, TCV ops checked good and the three turbo lines were only a year old. After some research I came across IPD vidieo on the bypass Valve or the diaphragm being torn. This ca...
by kahl
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base, FWD, Non-Turbo c. 200K miles; Top End Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: '99 V70 Base, FWD, Non-Turbo c. 200K miles; Top End Noise

Evan drop that pipe down, you should find some o rings.
by kahl
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base, FWD, Non-Turbo c. 200K miles; Top End Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: '99 V70 Base, FWD, Non-Turbo c. 200K miles; Top End Noise

Have you dropped the assembly that is attached to the bottom of the block? You did not mention that assembly or the oil pick up screen for blockage. That assembly that drops down is where o rings are located. When they are old and worn air is let in causing cavatatin and poor oil pressure. Sorry to ...
by kahl
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 TB Idler Pulley Offset W/ Belt Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: 98 V70 TB Idler Pulley Offset W/ Belt Topic is solved

To me it looks like that assembly is ready to come apart. I would not drive the car. You are so lucky to have found this before it catastrophically fails.
by kahl
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC crack in cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: 2000 V70 XC crack in cat

Here is the patch finished before the shield was put back.
by kahl
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC crack in cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

2000 V70 XC crack in cat

While under the car with it running I heard the ringing of a exhaust leak coming from the cat. I cut the protective shield shield so I could pull it out of the way. There was a crack/hole in the center where the rivet is seated. Ground off rust and welded in a sheet of stock to seal off the leak. Be...
by kahl
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire-wise: Good deals on 16" lately?
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Tire-wise: Good deals on 16" lately?

Check out a brand made by Cooper Tires called Mastercraft. They are made in Findley, Ohio at the Cooper Tire plant. I have the on one of the V70s, S80 and the Passat. As I understand the Mastercraft line uses the Cooper molds. I am very satisfied with these tires.
by kahl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?

If you are going to keep the car for several years and many miles go with Lemforder. I have used Meyle control arms but only get 25 to 40 K miles out of them. The V70 that I put Lemforder on has close to 60 K miles at last inspection in January and are fine.
by kahl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?

I think the early 850s like in 1993 had a separate ball joint. On my 94, 96 and 97 850s they all had the ball joint in the control arm.
by kahl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Driver's side axle seal replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: 98 S70 Driver's side axle seal replacement?

I have a radiator drain plug. PM me if you want me to send it to you.
by kahl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Sanity check, control arm, or tie rod?

The control arm includes the ball joints. If you replace the control arms you are half way to replace the outer tie rods. To me watching your vid the balls joints and control arm bushings look sloppy. What is the mileage on these components?
by kahl
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC. Has anyone used standard shocks instead of Nivomats?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: 1998 V70XC. Has anyone used standard shocks instead of Nivomats?

Look in the for sale forum, I know of at one set of nivomats for sale.
by kahl
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70r sputtering and dying when wet
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: 1998 v70r sputtering and dying when wet

How old are your plug wires and rotor cap?
by kahl
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Front Wheel Splash Guards Falling Off
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: 1996 850 Front Wheel Splash Guards Falling Off

I have tried several different ways to atache the splash guards but I have found the Volvo rivet to be the best. If you go that route keep several in stock.
by kahl
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 s70 egr making tapping/clicking noise on start-up.
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: 98 s70 egr making tapping/clicking noise on start-up.

The EGR is easy to clean. I used carb cleaner. You should also clean the cannon plugs with some contact cleaner. It is a simple solenoid that opens. Easy to op check with 12 volt DC.
by kahl
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trans Flushing/Draining
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Trans Flushing/Draining

With unknown maintenance history you are on the right track. Follow your plan to change out a little at a time.
by kahl
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 XC TURBO, help with my first PCV system job
Replies: 26
Views: 2522

Re: 1999 v70 XC TURBO, help with my first PCV system job

Here is a picture of the back of the block with many items removed.
by kahl
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 XC TURBO, help with my first PCV system job
Replies: 26
Views: 2522

Re: 1999 v70 XC TURBO, help with my first PCV system job

Start by removing the torque mount assembly and the cam sensor. Then the three hoses for the turbo control module. It is like peeling back the skins of an onion. Take note how the wires and hoses are routed. It is also a good time to replace the lower radiator hose.
by kahl
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: ABS

I expect sooner or later the abs/tracs light will stay on. There is a member Matty that has Midwest ABS. Go to his website for more information on R&R the module, his prices and troubleshooting information. The Volvo ABS module removal is simple compared to the Passat.
by kahl
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 trunk open dash light
Replies: 13
Views: 2814

Re: 98 V70 trunk open dash light

The wires going into the tailgate need to be repaired.
by kahl
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Automatic Climate Control Possessed
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: 850 Automatic Climate Control Possessed!

I am betting your ECC is the problem. There has to be another 850 floating around your area that has a enlightened owner that would let you put in your ECC in his car and check for operation.
by kahl
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: '98 S70 rear wheel bearing hub

With 11 of the 850s or V70s in the past 20 years we have not had to change out a rear wheel bearing. I would have no problem pulling a serviceable assembly from a yard.
by kahl
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Changes Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: Changes Topic is solved

I was wondering who would pick that up
by kahl
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is Mixing Motor OIL safe? 1997 850
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: Is Mixing Motor OIL safe? 1997 850

My bad christhegamer. My first car was a 122S I got from my brother in 1973. He sent me around the west side of Cleveland looking for muffler bearing grease and tail light push rod shims. For some reason this post brought back that memory.