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    As of today I would say it runs cold for only a...

    As of today I would say it runs cold for only a few minutes and then goes to ambient with the compressor cycling as described.
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    I just spent time reading all I could on a/c...

    I just spent time reading all I could on a/c problems with these cars and checked two sensors:

    The evaporator sensor, located above the foot pedals causes the lines inside the engine bay to ice...
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    Many thanks for that Hoonk. The thought of...

    Many thanks for that Hoonk. The thought of trying to press the compressor clutch closed does not fill me with anticipation! It appears to be cycling and the engine rpm change when it engages.
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    Intermittent A/C operation

    I just got back from my long trip that I had the Haldex question about and discovered very early in the trip that the A/C works only intermittently. This despite having the system recharged (at...
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    We delayed the trip for a day and I did just...

    We delayed the trip for a day and I did just that! I had to wait longer than expected for the fluid and filter to arrive but it is done.
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    Interesting!

    Interesting!
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    Thanks for your response. So are you saying that...

    Thanks for your response. So are you saying that the pump runs all the time in order that the "turbine parts" do not touch? That would seem to go against everything written that says that the pump...
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    thanks for the response. A couple of weeks ago I...

    thanks for the response. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that I was getting front wheel spin on odd occasions-the rear wheels were not driving at all. This only lasted a couple of days and then all...
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    Disconnect Haldex?

    I know I am going to get some flack over this but...

    I have to go on a long trip in a couple of days-about 1500 miles on dry roads.
    I have a 2007 XC70 with 138K miles on it. The Haldex has never...
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    150 miles in foul weather with a hard top trying...

    150 miles in foul weather with a hard top trying to blow off sounded too stressful for me!
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    Well, I just borrowed a hard top and tried-the...

    Well, I just borrowed a hard top and tried-the XC70 is one inch too narrow! Our old 740 would have swallowed it...
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    Miata hard top in XC70?

    A friend has asked me to help him collect a Mazda Miata hard top from a long way away but I am unsure if it will fit in the back of my XC70--anybody tried to do this?
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    Ignition lock quick fix

    From following the forum it seems that the ignition lock is a problem with our cars. I had the problem yesterday-the key would not go past the #2 position and felt like it was mechanically seizing. ...
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    I would like to add my experience to this thread. 2007 XC70, 90,000 miles. Ignition lock would not go past position 2--fortunately this happened in my driveway and fortunately, I follow this...
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    I just returned from a 1300 mile trip down the...

    I just returned from a 1300 mile trip down the Oregon coast and back up I5-cruising at 60mph or so on the coast roads and 75mph on the interstate in our 2007. We achieved 31.6 mpg Imperial/26.3 US...
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    I would like to post the pdf files that the Volvo...

    I would like to post the pdf files that the Volvo dealer sent me with the official instructions on how to do this but I do not know how to post pdf files on this site. If anybody who does know would...
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    OK, I did the obvious and contacted the Volvo...

    OK, I did the obvious and contacted the Volvo dealer where I worked for many years as a service advisor...
    The bolts I was looking for are the two forward facing bolt heads that are between the...
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    Help! Alternator removal

    Despite searching the site I cannot find any info on removing the alternator. I have removed the p/s pump and the serpentine belt. I found the top alternator bolt ok-it is at about 10.00 o'clock...
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    As you were! I just found the dipstick! ...

    As you were! I just found the dipstick! Hidden behind the intake hose and underneath the lower rad hose--what a clever idea![mad2]
    This after searching the engine compartment many times and...
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    Transmission flush on a 2007

    Let me say first that I have read the Gibbons Method thread many times-I successfully performed a flush on a 2001 several years ago but I am hesitating on my recently acquired 2007. Here is my...
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    Just an update: The key I purchased from the...

    Just an update: The key I purchased from the ebay listing arrived and is working fine! When I took it to the local dealer and told them I had bought it in ebay they were initially aghast until they...
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    Thanks for the response not so callous crab. I...

    Thanks for the response not so callous crab.
    I phoned the ebay contact and he sounded like a decent guy so I ordered one as well.

    I am intrigued that there are several sellers of used Volvo key...
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    Well, I seem to have come up with a reasonably...

    Well, I seem to have come up with a reasonably priced answer on ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/260942160003?_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&item=260942160003&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWAX:IT&vxp=mtr
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    well, fat chance! Does anybody here in...

    well, fat chance! Does anybody here in California have access to such information? I don't give up easily!
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    Many thanks for that JRL :) I am sure you all...

    Many thanks for that JRL :)
    I am sure you all realise that things in Canada tend to be more expensive than the States so hence the "about $500" I was quoted.

    I should come clean here and admit...
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