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  1. Yeah, it just depends on whether your axle has...

    Yeah, it just depends on whether your axle has gotten some moisture in the splines causing some corrosion to fuse things together or not. I girded for battle with the Volvo axle removal tool (which...
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    At FCP Euro a pair of Sachs struts is $191...

    At FCP Euro a pair of Sachs struts is $191 (cheaper than all vendors that came up in a Google shopping search). At autoanything.com (Google search... never heard of them) a pair of Sensen struts is...
  3. You need a new valve body. Park the car until...

    You need a new valve body. Park the car until you have a new valve body. There's no way around it. You may also need a whole new transmission or a full rebuild of your current one. That I can't...
  4. I commented on this when putting in my Bad Swede...

    I commented on this when putting in my Bad Swede springs. It seemed to me you had to guess about the rotational position of the big aluminum top mount relative to the rest of the shock, put it...
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    Thanks for the response. I'm unfamiliar with the...

    Thanks for the response. I'm unfamiliar with the Volvo acronyms. Is the DIM the instrument cluster itself or an electronic module that controls the cluster?
    Brett
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    My XC is randomly beeping at me

    A few days ago the XC began beeping randomly. It's a single short electronic beep. I thought it was the radio, but it continues with the radio off. Is it the instrument cluster? Is there a beep...
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    Well, there's a reason I asked if the engine was...

    Well, there's a reason I asked if the engine was running fine. Because no one has ever described a transmission issue as a "shudder." Hope that is all it is. I don't tend to believe the...
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    Yeah, honestly, if you can't tell the difference...

    Yeah, honestly, if you can't tell the difference between a slipping transmission and an engine misfire, then I don't think we can help you. If your input to the forum is bad, then the output of...
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    The clunk when coming to a stop is a classic...

    The clunk when coming to a stop is a classic valve body issue (harsh 2-1 downshift). It all sounds like a new valve body will fix it to me. I worry about the slipping some, but that could also be...
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    Ripped the front bumper half off due to kissing...

    Ripped the front bumper half off due to kissing the vertical mudstone wall of a desert wash while backing out because it became too narrow to continue, and smashed the underside of the bumper...
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    So the engine is running fine? And, this...

    So the engine is running fine? And, this "shudder" you describe is completely transmission related? Is the transmission slipping? Is that what you're calling a shudder? I can't get a feel for...
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    You parked it at work for a few weeks and now...

    You parked it at work for a few weeks and now you've got major electrical gremlins? What was the parking situation like? I'd be wondering about critters chewing up some wiring. Have you been under...
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    $419 would be really cool, but you need to be...

    $419 would be really cool, but you need to be able to ship to a military post office. Check the fine print on Amazon. It only ships to an APO or FPO. I knew there was some reason I didn't order...
  14. Agree with this. Pull the head, get your eyes...

    Agree with this. Pull the head, get your eyes directly on that cylinder and on the head, and the issue may be clear. Good chance you'll need a top end job. I don't know what the factory spec for...
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    Or, fresh ATF may expose the worn valve body and...

    Or, fresh ATF may expose the worn valve body and make things worse. After flushing my transmission, which already had some 2-3 and 3-4 shifting delays and flares, it then developed a delayed and...
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    MAF sensor cleaner is a marketing ploy. It is...

    MAF sensor cleaner is a marketing ploy. It is simply a mix of organic solvents in a spray can like any no-residue electronic parts cleaner, brake cleaner, carb cleaner. You can read the labels or...
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    Something is wrong with the strut assembly, and I...

    Something is wrong with the strut assembly, and I think I agree with hoonk that it's the spring seat. The top of the shock should be centered in the strut bearing. It's the spring seat that centers...
  18. Sounds like you just ran out of gas. It can take...

    Sounds like you just ran out of gas. It can take quite a bit of cranking to prime the system if you ran it dry. I'm pretty sure I've read about the evaporative emissions system having an issue...
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    You don't say what year S80. You might play...

    You don't say what year S80. You might play around with this site.

    http://www.myboltpattern.com/volvo-bolt-pattern-guide/

    I put in a 2003 S80 and V70, and the same wheel specs are returned,...
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    I just installed a set of Bad Swede springs on my...

    I just installed a set of Bad Swede springs on my 2002 V70XC. As far as the ABS light goes, that should not happen if everything is done right. It's possible they used a pry bar to get the axles...
  21. All back together just in time for a little...

    All back together just in time for a little adventure. Headed off tomorrow morning for a camping trip on the Colorado River on the border with Arizona. The destination will be reached via an...
  22. Raising the ride height with springs in this...

    Raising the ride height with springs in this manner pushes the steering knuckles into more positive camber, so you will need to undo that with negative camber adjustment. When I put the strut bolts...
  23. I have a few things to say about the rear spring...

    I have a few things to say about the rear spring installation. For the fronts, there is a DIY article in the resources section which is really good, and things went smoothly on my end. I'll just...
  24. As Bill says, it just takes a slight bit of...

    As Bill says, it just takes a slight bit of persuasion with a pry bar or pickle fork. I bought the "axle popper" tool from fcpeuro.com. It's just a wide mouth pickle fork. I put it in place...
  25. Here are details on installing XC90 axles. The...

    Here are details on installing XC90 axles. The issue is location of the reluctor ring for the ABS sensor. In the picture below, the top axle is the XC90 axle, bottom is the XC70. ...
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