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  1. The two metal tubes going into the heater core...

    The two metal tubes going into the heater core are notorious for being difficult to re-install with new rubber washers. If you do a search, you should find stories of the force required and the...
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    As for question 2, my cap/plug was destroyed in...

    As for question 2, my cap/plug was destroyed in the removal process. Not sure if there's a way to preserve it for re-use. A new cap wasn't very expensive, maybe $5-10 from FCP.

    Question 1. I think...
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    There's a lot of info out there on VIDA/DiCE and...

    There's a lot of info out there on VIDA/DiCE and it can be a little confusing. It does require a laptop to install the VIDA software and a physical DiCE unit which plugs into your OBDII port.

    I'm...
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    When I did the PCV and replaced a blown cam seal...

    When I did the PCV and replaced a blown cam seal on my 2002 V70XC I didn't need to remove the computer modules/housing. I may have taken the top cover off briefly for a little more room, not sure. I...
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    From the "How To" drop-down menu under the...

    From the "How To" drop-down menu under the "resources" section of this website:

    https://www.volvoxc.com/0/resources/how-to/pdf/timing-belt-replacement2.pdf
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    Has the PCV been serviced and replaced? A clogged...

    Has the PCV been serviced and replaced? A clogged PCV system can build up pressure in the engine crankcase and blow out one or both of the seals on your camshafts, allowing oil to spill out. When it...
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    For those who may not have a bottle jack, you can...

    For those who may not have a bottle jack, you can also take the Volvo jack that comes with the vehicle (for replacing a flat tire) and use it in a similar manner. There's a pic somewhere on the net...
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    Were you able to click on the code in VIDA and...

    Were you able to click on the code in VIDA and follow the troubleshooting suggestions? Sometimes when a code registers, VIDA will give you a procedure to follow to test various components which could...
  9. I like that portable solar power setup. It sure...

    I like that portable solar power setup. It sure beats the noise of a generator (though it probly can't generate close to the same amount of electricity).
    Those are some great photos of your trip....
  10. Geez, I thought they test the parking brake...

    Geez, I thought they test the parking brake functionality during the NYS annual car inspection. Your mechanic should be able to answer that question.
  11. I'll offer something else to possibly check as...

    I'll offer something else to possibly check as well. I had a similar problem with my XC backing out the driveway after sitting all night. Not as extreme as you, it would move in reverse with no...
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    That's a baaaad, mean-looking machine from the...

    That's a baaaad, mean-looking machine from the sideview. I also really like your car's color. Any plans for the cladding and the rear bumper?
  13. Thread: Fluid leaking

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    That looks like one of your transmission fluid...

    That looks like one of your transmission fluid lines. The other end probably connects to your transmission cooler. I took that line off (10mm bolt?) several times when trying to fix my tranny. If...
  14. Make sure the tires are all at the same pressure?...

    Make sure the tires are all at the same pressure? If the new one is underinflated, it could cause the car to pull to one side or the other.

    When I first test drove my 02XC, I noticed the car...
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    Haven't had the issue myself but I've read that...

    Haven't had the issue myself but I've read that if you're having a rough idle, you can try unplugging the wire to the MAF sensor. If your idle improves, this could indicate your MAF needs to be...
  16. Do you know how many miles were on the old fuel...

    Do you know how many miles were on the old fuel filter?
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    There's a short youtube vid that helped me with...

    There's a short youtube vid that helped me with my passenger side lowbeam bulb replacement. I can try to dig it up if people can't find it.

    Two important things for me:
    1. My 2007 owner's manual...
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    The 2001-2007 XC70s are often referred to as...

    The 2001-2007 XC70s are often referred to as pre-facelift and post-facelift due to a redesign taking place during the model year 2004(?). For your 2006, that means some parts are compatible from the...
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    I'm not sure you can be 100% certain the valve...

    I'm not sure you can be 100% certain the valve body is responsible for bad shifts until you actually replace it with another and see if your problems are solved. Certainly get your codes read with...
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    Not sure if you have VIDA/Dice but some AWD...

    Not sure if you have VIDA/Dice but some AWD system failures will show up when you check for codes. Speaking from my own experience, non-working DEM due to a faulty pump or pressure/temp sensor should...
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    The 2002s have a history of transmission issues....

    The 2002s have a history of transmission issues. You've started out on the right track by putting in new transmission fluid. With new fluid, the shifting "might" improve.
    Search this site for:
    The...
  22. You're prolly gonna need to scan and troubleshoot...

    You're prolly gonna need to scan and troubleshoot with VIDA/DiCE (Volvo's own OBDII diagnostic software) if you really want to pinpoint the issue. When you get a code after scanning with VIDA running...
  23. Before you hit OK make sure the box for COUNTRY...

    Before you hit OK make sure the box for COUNTRY says USA or United States...?
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    I've replaced a broken passenger side rear...

    I've replaced a broken passenger side rear spring. Using the emergency flat tire jack to get that necessary last bit of clearance to remove/replace the spring and shock was very helpful. There's a...
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    Absolutely, Astro. Thanx for the correction. ...

    Absolutely, Astro. Thanx for the correction.

    The long PCV pipe that attaches to the engine block has a banjo fitting where coolant passes. As you said, "The PCV tube is a tube within a tube. One...
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