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W on my xc70 1999

Old 12-30-2008, 01:13 AM
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Default W on my xc70 1999

Ciao, when should I use the W aft of the shift lever, I notice that if i press it when i'm stopped the car doesn't accelerate as it should, and whats the difference between 3rd gear and pressing the W while i'm driving.
I also have the check engine light coming on and then disapering, the car runs well in both cases, so i'm not worried, should I be??
I bought the car last summer at 74000miles and now has 82000, should i change the timing belt soon, and what else might you recomend, one more thing for now, the "trunk" rear door doesn't stay up, how do I fix it.
Thanks for the reply

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:56 AM
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Default RE: W on my xc70 1999

With the winter button it helps you accelerate when it is slippery out in like snow and ice. With the W on I think it stays in 3rd gear only.

I would have the codes pulled to be safe.

There is a post about replacing the strut shocks.
Old 12-30-2008, 08:02 AM
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Default RE: W on my xc70 1999

W starts the car in 3rd gear. If it is a 99 and the timing belt has never been changed, it is definitely due. The recommended life of the belt is 7 years or 70,000 miles
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