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    2005-2007 heads are interchangeable. For...

    2005-2007 heads are interchangeable.

    For compatibility sakes, here is what we know:

    2001/2002: 2001 series intro with standard 2.4T petrol engine. 2002 little changes.
    2003/2004: the 2.5T...
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    Did you try bleeding your brakes? Also - when was...

    Did you try bleeding your brakes? Also - when was the last time you replaced the brake fluid?
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    Ditto - I purchased a 12V 6" computer fan from a...

    Ditto - I purchased a 12V 6" computer fan from a local tech store and positioned it over the entire CEM board. Before I sold my XC70, never had another issue with the CEM freaking out.
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    I don't - and you need to ensure the end...

    I don't - and you need to ensure the end connector is the correct one for your trailer. The one Volvo had for my 04 was different - it was European.[nonono]
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    Volvo changed the hitch wiring starting in 2005. ...

    Volvo changed the hitch wiring starting in 2005. You can pick it up from Volvo or online but you need to make sure it's for 2005-2007 as it's a different connector. I do believe the plug is in the...
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    Never heard of "sport package" before...weird....

    Never heard of "sport package" before...weird. Maybe upgraded mirrors to include integrated turn signal and folding? Colour matched bumpers?
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    Great read mackey... ABS light - check the sender...

    Great read mackey... ABS light - check the sender and the wire to it.

    Did you check the ignition coils to ensure they're all good?
  8. Weird that the battery was replaced. I would...

    Weird that the battery was replaced. I would look out for oil consumption issues, make sure sway-bar end links are ok, that all the mounts are not cracking (transmission, engine, upper strut). The...
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    If you want to save a few dollars and get a safe...

    If you want to save a few dollars and get a safe vehicle with lots of rear cargo room and plenty of zip, a Subaru Forester XT or the 3.6 Subaru Outback. Toyota is part owner of Subaru now and these...
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    I did the AOC and rear diff with my XC two years...

    I did the AOC and rear diff with my XC two years ago. You're 100% right - a FPITA. I remember using a small wrench holding onto a hex driver bit to get that fluffing head cap screw off. The only...
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    Coil pack - and make sure the plug hasn't 'blown'...

    Coil pack - and make sure the plug hasn't 'blown' out of the socket. It's a known issue.
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    Mine was clunking too on MY04 - lower...

    Mine was clunking too on MY04 - lower transmission mount (under the car on the tranny). Known issue. Super easy to check too.
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    I sold my XC70 and bought a 2015 Subaru Forester...

    I sold my XC70 and bought a 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0T Limited. I had my XC70 8 years relatively issue free - 90% of the maintenance I did myself. Some of the maintenance issues with Volvo's do...
  14. +1 As the saying goes, 'don't look a gifted...

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    As the saying goes, 'don't look a gifted horse in the mouth.'

    Steve - with Forkers 8 tips for owning a Volvo' - point 7 comes into mind. Transmission work on an 02 is questionable and...
  15. the DEM board for the angle gear is actually...

    the DEM board for the angle gear is actually shared with many early 2000's Ford AWD cars and vans.
  16. Not likely - unless they didn't tighten on the...

    Not likely - unless they didn't tighten on the underbelly protetion pan properly.
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    2. Is your angle gear working at all? Meaning,...

    2. Is your angle gear working at all? Meaning, you have AWD when needed? I had a similar issue but required a rebuild of the Haldex controller board Volvo (and Ford) used for the P2 platform AWD...
  18. Sounds like it's coming from one of the exhaust...

    Sounds like it's coming from one of the exhaust hangars or a heat shield ...cause I had a similiar issue with my 04. Most noise complaints here come from the suspension when going over bumps...yours...
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    Ouch. Now that is a first. I'm guessing that...

    Ouch. Now that is a first. I'm guessing that you may have a short in your headlight wiring harness from the jolt from hitting the pothole or a connector is loose. Trace back the headlight wiring...
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    Little difference on the 06/07 - it was also the...

    Little difference on the 06/07 - it was also the last production year for the P2 wagon. Electrically and mechanically other than a few cosmetic differences, they are exactly the same. I think the...
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    Have you tried a vacuum leak test?

    Have you tried a vacuum leak test?
  22. I would check the alternator for voltage output -...

    I would check the alternator for voltage output - the voltage regulator will go BEFORE the entire alternator will actually wear out. It's an easy fix to put in a new regulator, but getting it in and...
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    I did swap out most of my mounts for poly - but I...

    I did swap out most of my mounts for poly - but I love the engine feel through the steering wheel, others won't. For me, I could actually feel how the engine was doing.

    Your upper engine mount is...
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    Personally, I wired all my accessories for my...

    Personally, I wired all my accessories for my XC70 directly to a fuse panel - the Volvo has several of them and there are tonnes of adaptor kits to allow you to easily wire one. For example, I helped...
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    Usual suspects... Air leakage to induction...

    Usual suspects...

    Air leakage to induction system
    Dirty throttle body
    Blocked crankcase ventilation or PCV nipple
    Faulty MAF

    How long ago was the PCV and MAF done? Did a pipe not get...
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