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  1. Following up, seems problem was the Brake...

    Following up, seems problem was the Brake Booster.
    The ping evolved more into the vacuum sounding hiss and occurred more frequently on level surfaces after a longer drive, when car heated up. ...
  2. to clarify, the ping is heard when releasing the...

    to clarify, the ping is heard when releasing the brake after a full stop - it can be on a flat surface; the decline described seems to be the initiating event
  3. More details: I descended a steep drive way. ...

    More details: I descended a steep drive way. And the ping returned upon releasing brake from full stop on level drive home (no ping when using brake to just slow down). After a few days of only...
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    Following up on the above suggestions, I returned...

    Following up on the above suggestions, I returned the wipers to the resting horizontal position, and disconnected wire powering the motor (no bumper removal necessary). Thanks again all.
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    Thanks for your reply. I hear you on their...

    Thanks for your reply.
    I hear you on their utility. I do clean down the headlights when I fill up on gas.
    I do not think it will be worth the repair cost.
    How can I move that one wiper that is...
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    headlight wipers

    Seems one wiper is stuck in midposition; maybe wiper motor going out?
    Estimated cost of repair?
    Are these critical, or not?
    Can I leave inactive in the horizontal position and if so how to do...
  7. ^ Maybe this is happening after an hour or more...

    ^ Maybe this is happening after an hour or more of driving and or after braking going down hill, low mountain.
    I'm not able to reproduce when shorter, less strenuous driving.
    Any experiences on...
  8. audible ping sound when release brake after full stop ??

    I am hearing an audible ping sound when I release the brake pedal after a full stop.
    Any experiences on what this is, fix, etc?
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    transmission fluid - best practices

    What are the best practices for Transmission Fluid for our now old volvos.
    How often does one check if okay?
    How often (distance, years) does one change?
    Does checking do more harm than good?...
  10. reliable Volvo service places in Palo Alto, CA or nearby ?

    Any recommended reliable Volvo service places located in Palo Alto, CA or nearby?
    Thank you in advance.
  11. 01 xc70 130K miles: 2 issues (shifter-button + low-speed-steering-noise)

    Two latest issues, service, and questions on the now >129,000 miled year 2001 xc70:

    1. The plastic button on the shifter stick (that goes from park to drive to reverse etc) broke. (I was over 500...
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    Ok that was an informative precise link for my...

    Ok that was an informative precise link for my specific vehicle.
    I'm also curious if Volvo used this manufacturer in their XC's covering specific years etc.
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    airbag, volvo xc70

    Likely addressed before, but which years if any are impacted by the Takata airbag recall?
    Please provide weblinks for verification.
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    Follow up, I replaced the resonator (middle...

    Follow up, I replaced the resonator (middle muffler) at a local Midas for just over 300$ and seems well, quieter but only day one. When I called a Volvo dealer, they estimated over $1,000 using...
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    Follow up, I replaced the resonator (middle...

    Follow up, I replaced the resonator (middle muffler) at a local Midas for just over 300$ and seems well, quieter but only day one. When I called a Volvo dealer, they estimated over $1,000 using...
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    muffler exhaust system issues

    Issues include:
    1. outer layer of middle muffler coming off
    2. rear muffler hanger broken
    3. central muffler leak, rusted, and dented
    4. whole exhaust system rusted
    Do I need to...
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    For those you use the magnetic holder kinds, does...

    For those you use the magnetic holder kinds, does that magnetic sticker on your phone now interfere with wireless charging or not?
    (what type phone model)
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    Would it fit on top of the dash in front of the...

    Would it fit on top of the dash in front of the speaker or such? As Leto A says his holder's footprint is too big and he places it higher up on the dash above the steer wheel, as in his photo.
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    Thanks. It would be nice if that could be moved...

    Thanks. It would be nice if that could be moved a little to the right, as it would be at a lower height on the top of the dashboard and obstruct less the front windshield, but I'm unsure if there is...
  20. It failed 3-4 years ago such that door stayed...

    It failed 3-4 years ago such that door stayed permanently shut. Oh my.
    Drove by a dealer service which quickly deactivated the lock, so now no active lock mechanism, which is an unneeded...
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    Where do you mount on the top of the dash, as it...

    Where do you mount on the top of the dash, as it appears the speaker covers a wide swath ?
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    Where do you mount on the top of the dash, as it...

    Where do you mount on the top of the dash, as it appears the speaker covers a wide swath ?
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    good cell phone holder for xc70

    Any recommended specific cell phone holder for this generation of XC70?
    Weblinks to it (and/or photos of it in XC70) are appreciated.
    I don't think the air ac/heat vent-attached ones are a good...
  24. actually, dry conditions with Brand new tires...

    actually, dry conditions with Brand new tires (<300 miles)
  25. "slpping" sensation from stop-to-accelerate sometimes

    I had the sensation a ~couple times of 'slipping', I'm guessing from front tires, when I accelerate harder, in a straight-direction from a stop. (I may have also felt this in a hard left turn, also...
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