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    Hey JRL,
    Sorrry to go direct to the source instead of posting - still not sure I see how to do that.
    Do you know a suitable adhesive to use to re-cement the rubber to the metal on a 2000 steady bearing (outer bond)- it appears that losing the bond there is all I am dealing with right now.
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    Pm Me the $$ on the red P1 - I may have a freind...
  3. It's in the latch itself or the latch adjustment
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    I've followed your messages for a while on this and other Volvo sites. You appear to know the cars well and I thought to ask you dierctly about the Tailgate warning light. My 2000 V70 XC AWD is showing the light. I have the wiring diagram to see if I can make sense of it. The latch is operational, despite the broken plastic piece and the loose spring that has been discussed in the forums. I am looking for a way to close the circuit to get the light off until I get a replacement latch. Can you tell me if there is a way to either complete or open the circuit to get the light off? Thanks for any help you can offer!
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    Saw your visit to my public profile, JRL... in the interests of full disclosure, I'm an ex-cop who moved to the sticks after many years of uniform then detective/independent bodyguard work, skip-tracing and firearms/self-defense instruction with many wonderful people and organizations such as Masaad Ayoob from LFI and a host of other professionals. Now I try and learn about my Volvo and enjoy the country life, hunting and camping with my kids here in Vermont. Will be moving back to CA in mid-August- got a great security job close to all the rust-free Volvos I can count soon. I've developed a number of high-tech security equipment and have acquired the funding on the west coast. If you want to find me, look West, JRL. I'll be the guy in the Hawaiian shirt and a big, VC-funded smile, demonstrating a strange-looking search device... if you'd like to talk, I'll be staying with friends at: 1121 Lakeview Drive, Felton, CA... stop by for a beer and a shot! ;^)
  6. Purge valve is in the LF of the engine compartment
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    Hey JRL,
    You seem to have a lot of Volvo experience...I have a question that may have a simple answer but I doubt it.
    I have a code for evap shutoff valve, and one for a short in the evap circuit. In the smaller fuse box under the hood, there is a 20A fuse for the evap system which pops instantly when the key is turned on, thus the code for the short circuit(no-brainer). In your experience, would you guess the shutoff valve is bad/shorted, or is it more likely in the wiring headed to the back toward the valve? Without a diagram, I have no idea what that 20A fuse protects.
    I appreciate your help.
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    Hi JRL:

    I am a Volvo newbie. I recently posted the following (below) in the forum, and a kind member (ecbsykes) told me that you might be able to help me.

    Thank you,
    Tom Isenbarger

    I have found (in local classified ad) a 2000 XC with 120,000 miles. There's a little rust on a door, but looks pretty good. Asking price is 6850.

    Before I purchase this car, what questions should I ask and what things should I look for? I am a smart guy, but not a gearhead. Also, what kinds of maintenance issues should I anticipate with this car? Anything else I should know? Unsolicited advice is fine! Thanks.

    One mechanic I called said that these cars typically need to have the angle gears and drive shafts replaced, at a total cost around $5000. Any comments on that
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    totally forgot you want me to bring them end of this week ?
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    just wounder how much would i have to pay for 08 xc 70 at the auction. I am looking for something under 20k miles. I am from Chicago but if i find something for a realy good price i will have no problem going to other state to purchase. I found few cars here for 25-26 k $. I just want it to be clean carfax. Maybe you have one at a good price
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2006 V70R Sonic Blue, 2000 V70R Black, 2000 V70R Silver, 2000 V70R Laser Blue
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2007 V70 2.5T White/Oak, 112K miles. My daily driver and GORGEOUS
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