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Forum: Volvo V70
03-12-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Georgeandkira

Snowflake light

It's there to alert the driver to the possibility of ice patches on the road not to tell you it's cold outside.
It was my favorite feature in my '99 V70 as it had its own hole in the instrument...
03-09-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Georgeandkira

+1 on the weakened battery. These cars want a...

+1 on the weakened battery. These cars want a strong one at all times.
As above, check for correct battery charging
Then really charge the battery out of the car
Erase the codes as you've written...
02-24-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Georgeandkira

Since you have a 2003 pushing 200,000 miles I'd...

Since you have a 2003 pushing 200,000 miles I'd suggest the basics first.
Any vacuum leaks?
Is the fuel filter old?
Is that pipe elbow which accumulates black gunk clean?
02-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Georgeandkira

Does there exist any data for failed oil pressure...

Does there exist any data for failed oil pressure sending units? The ones I've replaced were all leakers.

Every episode of flickering oil light can'r be from clogged pick-up screens, can they?
...
01-20-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Georgeandkira

TPMS said "Hi" yesterday

8 miles into a drive after installing my old snow tires, the TPMS warning came on.
This set of snows doesn't have TPMS transmitters.
I never saw the alert on my previous car which was an '02 so I...
01-13-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Georgeandkira

What I've read

Repairing yours is the way to go, I've concluded.
A few people have reported success soldering their own. There's a large IC which plugs into a socket. The socket has the bad solder joints to the...
01-05-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Georgeandkira

CV joints are pretty similar so any picture you...

CV joints are pretty similar so any picture you Google will suffice.
I'm pretty sure a pair of snap ring pliers is the only "special tool" you'd need.
Given the strong construction of the inner...
12-27-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Georgeandkira

I read your post on the other board. Glad you're...

I read your post on the other board. Glad you're making progress.
12-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Georgeandkira

Have wires been frayed? The lock may have been...

Have wires been frayed?
The lock may have been damaged. If it was and replaced by the dealer, you may be covered by Volvo's lifetime repair guarantee.
If you damaged a replaced lock mechanism, you...
12-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Georgeandkira

If you go the LED route prepare to be...

If you go the LED route prepare to be disappointed.
Badly engineered LED elements to start with
LED units which run HOT
Units with out-of-place LEDs which put light into the wrong place on the...
12-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Georgeandkira

I haven't had nor seen this but I do have a...

I haven't had nor seen this but I do have a suggestion.

Contact the places which repair the DIMs and ask them if segment drop-out is a common characteristic of DIM failure.

Poorly made solder...
12-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Georgeandkira

It's fairly apparent many LED products were...

It's fairly apparent many LED products were rushed to market.
Were questionable or cheap batches of LED elements dumped on the market?
Were time slots on idle assembly lines spottily made available...
Forum: Volvo V70
12-01-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Georgeandkira

I have only suggestions with no guarantees. If...

I have only suggestions with no guarantees. If it was my car i'd....
1) Unplug both low (dipped) beams taking note of how strongly the spade connector bites onto the lamps blades. This car uses H7...
11-29-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,869
Posted By Georgeandkira

Many posts cite 2 quarts per pump-out. 3.25...

Many posts cite 2 quarts per pump-out.
3.25 to 3.75 quarts of fluid drain when the plug is removed but nobody knows how close to the bottom of the pan the pump's suction port is so 2 quarts is a...
11-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Georgeandkira

3 weeks have passed since you posted. It sure...

3 weeks have passed since you posted.
It sure sounds like the DIM is going out but the SRS light and brake warning aren't usually part of the scenarios people post.

The ABS controller also...
Forum: Volvo V70
11-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Georgeandkira

I think only IPD sells their stuff. Tinkering...

I think only IPD sells their stuff. Tinkering with the car and waiting for a sale might be the best bet.

Do at least one drain & fill to see what kind of shape your trannie fluid is in.

Also,...
Forum: Volvo V70
11-26-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Georgeandkira

I do not know what the B stands for The first 5...

I do not know what the B stands for
The first 5 means 5 cylinder
The following 25 means 2.5 liter (as a designation). My B5244S engine (2007 V70) is 2435cc. Volvo already used the 24 in...
Forum: Volvo V70
11-25-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Georgeandkira

Your living the old dream of getting a V70 with a...

Your living the old dream of getting a V70 with a throttle cable not an ETM. God bless you.

Go to ipdusa.com and ask all your questions there. They are honest people and likely have EVERYTHING...
Forum: Volvo V70
11-04-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,918
Posted By Georgeandkira

Things I've done

Wouldn't it be 'necroresponding'?

If the evap purge valve is the one beneath the radiator's header panel don't over look the short hose going to the intake manifold.

Inspect what (hoses) you...
09-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Georgeandkira

Today is Monday. Your incident was Friday. Have...

Today is Monday. Your incident was Friday. Have you looked at your impact zone yet?

The poor car could be on its way to the automobile graveyard as I type this.
09-15-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Georgeandkira

+1 on getting codes read by a quality reader and...

+1 on getting codes read by a quality reader and the cleaning mentioned above.
You said, "We unplugged MAF and it stalled and would run the same way it did when plugged in". Would it start then run...
09-12-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Georgeandkira

All I can offer is that .."once upon a time..."...

All I can offer is that .."once upon a time..." an AC compressor went out and the noise was truly a growl.
09-12-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Georgeandkira

I don't think 4 ounces of any "mismatched /...

I don't think 4 ounces of any "mismatched / chemically incompatible" coolant is enough to do any harm.

Do get your blue coolant (from Volvo is easiest) for future top offs / flushes.

I've read...
08-28-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Georgeandkira

Trailer wiring hardware-2007 V70

Does anyone know what parts are needed to get lights to a small trailer.
Electric brake circuitry isn't needed but if any kit includes it, that's OK.

Is there a simple breakout which plugs into...
08-26-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Georgeandkira

Ah-Ha, here's another new guy.....

Though I'm not on the welcoming committee I say WELCOME.

1) What you want to do is visually inspect the rear parking brake hardware. In brief, the shoe linings' glue gives out and pieces of...
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