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Important / Helpful Information - How To "DIY" Repairs

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In an attempt to clean up the sticky situation in the S70 section I have decided to start this thread which will be similar to the 850 DIY sticky thread.

The first thing that every S70 owner should know is that their car is simply an improved version of the '94+ 850. Therefore, you can use a lot of the 850 instructions to take care of most things on your car. This goes for '98 - '00 V70's.

If you are a new owner and/or want to know how to care for your car, READ THIS THREAD ASAP: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...s-s-v70s-9266/

Here is the 850 DIY sticky thread link: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...repairs-26114/

Other information:

A/C Evaporator Replacement Instructions.


Antenna Mast Replacement

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-70067/

Brake Pad Replacement - Front.

Brake pads, front, replacement instructions on a 1998 S70 Volvo, also 850

Brake Pad Replacement - Rear

Brake pads, rear, replacement instructions on a 1998 S70 Volvo, also 850

Buyer's guide. For 850 but will help with the S70.

Buyer's guide - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Video, Top 5 Things To Check: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...59/#post363177

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Cabin air filter replacement - Volvo S70 1998,

: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-68686/

Cam Shaft Seal Replacement - Front.

Cam Seals, Front Replacement, 1998 Volvo S70 GLT - Volvo 850 Cam Seal Replacement

Cam Shaft Seal Replacement - Rear.

Cam Seal Replacement, rear, 1998 Volvo S70 GLT - Volvo 850 Cam Seal Replacement

Center Console Removal (for shifter light bulb replacement or lighter socket repair)

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...l-video-68659/

Compression Test.

Compression Test - Volvo S70 GLT, 1998

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-71714/

Dash Switch Light Bulb Replacement.

Volvo 1990 - 2000 Series Dash Switch Light Bulb Replacement Instructions - TechnologyInstructions.com

Dash removal for mounting tab repair.


Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...r-video-72821/

Door Panel Problems.


Video, Door Panel Removal: Door Panel Removal

Flashers Blinking and Car Will Not Start:

Alarm Has Been Triggered

Fuel Filter Replacement.

Fuel filter replacement instructions on a 1998 Volvo S70 GLT

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...highlight=fuel

Head Removal and Installation:


Heater Core Replacement.


Inter cooler Install, Front Mount.


Info **** Repair.


Key Stuck In The Ignition:

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...96/#post361041

New Volvo S70 Owner - What should I do first?


Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...57/#post363175

Oil Cooler Line Replacement.

Oil Cooler Line replacement instructions on a 1998 Volvo S70 GLT

Oil pan o-ring replacement instructions.


Owners Manual, On-Line at Volvo Cars.


Radio Light Bulb Replacement.

Radio Light Bulb Replacement Instructions - SC-815, SC-816, SC-813, SC-715, S70, V70, 850, 960, S90, V90

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...58/#post363176

Shifter **** Button Replacement

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...96/#post361041

Specifications for 1998 S/V 70 series cars.


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Old 12-24-2011, 11:31 AM
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Hey whoever posted the manual link it's broken. The webpage no longer exists
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