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    I dunno - the instructions (pdf file - shim...

    I dunno - the instructions (pdf file - shim removal method) that I found on MVS sounded like a lot more than I wanted to go through. I'll do a little more research on it .... [thumbup]
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    JRL - I read that. (Loved the name !! :D ) But -...

    JRL - I read that. (Loved the name !! :D ) But - I'm not sure I want to "jerry-rig" in this manner. Besides - what's to keep the plastic bread clips from melting - and potentially recreating the...
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    Don't readily have a machine shop available to...

    Don't readily have a machine shop available to fabricate the clutch plate puller, so I guess I'm at the mercy of my mechanic. I'll forward the instructions found on Matt's site and hope the mechanic...
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    DANG ! I could've written this post!!! :eek: ...

    DANG ! I could've written this post!!! :eek:

    I'm having the EXACT same issue! My former indie mechanic suggested that an unknown (to him) sensor (engine coolant temp?) may be sending false data...
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    ... hmmm - something to think about. When the...

    ... hmmm - something to think about. When the tranny starts acting up, I don't always notice the temp gauge so I don't know what came first - the increase in engine temp or the erratic shifting. By...
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    Look up Victor Rocha at...

    Look up Victor Rocha at http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/ if you're convinced it's the ABS module. I experienced entirey different symptoms when mine failed, so make sure that's what's causing the...
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    Just returned from an 85 mile round trip drive...

    Just returned from an 85 mile round trip drive into town - it shifted perfectly when it was supposed to and the engine temp stayed right where it belongs. I was doing 65 to 70 mph on the open road...
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    JRL - you're wrong. I made it back just fine....

    JRL - you're wrong. I made it back just fine. Your lack of insight or ability to offer meaningful speculation and/or discussion on the causes of this mechanical puzzle is not appreciated. I'd rather...
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    Erratic Shifting and Engine Temp

    I am experiencing a problem with the transmission. Iím not sure where the exact issue lies or if this problem is just a symptom of another system failing, but the end result is the transmission...
  10. Poll: Can I change my vote?

    Ö Iím not so sure now.

    I just returned from a 660 mile round trip. I got 30 mpg on the first leg of the trip and the car ran like a top, then barely 20 mpg on the return - all back roads...
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    Maybe a poll can be started to see what model...

    Maybe a poll can be started to see what model year has had the most failures, unless of course it's alrready been and I missed it.
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    OOPS - Sorry about that folks. I really meant...

    OOPS - Sorry about that folks. I really meant to post this in the 1997 - 2000 forum.

    Taylor - feel free to move it at your discretion. :o

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    Yes, VC =...
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    VC Failure

    Well - I now belong to the "Failed VC Club". When I left work yesterday I put the shifter into "D" and immediately heard AND felt a very loud and distinct 'CLUNK'. :eek: I pulled out about 50 feet...
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    I replaced my original equipment battery last...

    I replaced my original equipment battery last June on my 2000 XC just prior to a long trip (650 mi) towing a 5x8 trailer. I probably could have made it but I didn't want to invite trouble, so I...
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    Another option to consider is very dark "Limo"...

    Another option to consider is very dark "Limo" tint on the windows. I looked at the cargo covers and the tint was a whole lot cheaper, so that's the route I took. I like the way the car looks with...
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    Please excuse my ignorance in such matters, but...

    Please excuse my ignorance in such matters, but .... what happens if you total your current XC prior to delivery of the new one? :eek:
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    Poll: MDD - I knew about the V8 but I didn't realize...

    MDD - I knew about the V8 but I didn't realize the XC90 O.C. packed 311 HP!! That's impressive. I didn't test drive it due to time constraints (I was getting the ETM software upgrade and needed to be...
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    Poll: This is a tough one. When I first voted some time...

    This is a tough one. When I first voted some time ago, I wasn't sure. Now - I've found that my local dealer has not one - but THREE 2006 Ocean Race models - (2) XC90's and (1) XC70. After looking at...
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    I thought I might resurrect this since it's been...

    I thought I might resurrect this since it's been a while and there's quite a few new members now. Here's my Blazer:
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    I bought the DVD off ebay and the only drawback...

    I bought the DVD off ebay and the only drawback is that I need to change the date on the laptop as Willy mentioned. Kind of a pain in the a$$, but if that's the only thing I find then it's worth it....
  21. Did you also have to jump up and down on one leg...

    Did you also have to jump up and down on one leg while simultaneously patting the top of your head? :eek: J/K !! Glad it worked out for you. I wonder if this would apply to my 2000?
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    Just curious - how did you get it open? :eek:

    Just curious - how did you get it open? :eek:
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    Congrats on the deer! [thumbup] If you find that...

    Congrats on the deer! [thumbup] If you find that you have "too much" venison, do not hesitate to contact me - I'll certainly take some off your hands. Burger, stew meat, fillets and - of course -...
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    Speaking of rear fog lights - does anyone know of...

    Speaking of rear fog lights - does anyone know of a way to make it a dual system? It just seems "unbalanced" to me to have just one.
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    Don't think I've ever seen a brushguard for a...

    Don't think I've ever seen a brushguard for a XC70. Do you have a link, a picture or something? I'd really like to see one.
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