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    Volvo no longer sells them, sadly. I bought one,...

    Volvo no longer sells them, sadly. I bought one, which is just the leather, not the plastic frame, on Etsy, I think.

    It was a bit of a pain. Basically, I pulled out the old boot and plastic,...
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    If there is a coolant leak - the oil turns into a...

    If there is a coolant leak - the oil turns into a chocolate milkshake quickly as the coolant is emulsified into the oil.

    Doesnít sound like you have either a head gasket or oil cooler leak (both...
  3. Get a mirror. Itís tight, but being able to see...

    Get a mirror. Itís tight, but being able to see what youíre doing the first time will let you do his job more easily. I donít remove anything when I change the low beam bulb. I do wear gloves, to...
  4. Thread: thumping noise

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    Subframe bushings do wear out. The rears are...

    Subframe bushings do wear out. The rears are impossible to see.

    If youíve got well over 100,000 miles, itís time for new ones. Buy new washers and bolts. Theyíre not hard.

    Jack up the car....
  5. The relearn isn’t needed, and disconnecting the...

    The relearn isn’t needed, and disconnecting the battery on this car doesn’t really cause it to lose anything it learned, so don’t bother with that old wives tale. By the way, cleaning the MAF doesn’t...
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    I've had a small ratchet screwdriver like this...

    I've had a small ratchet screwdriver like this for about as long as I can remember - very useful when you are tight on space. I think it might work in this case.
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    Most likely culprit is the blower motor itself. ...

    Most likely culprit is the blower motor itself. It's under/behind the glovebox. Not a hard swap.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-hvac-blower-motor-s60-s80-v70-xc70-xc90-9171479-1

    The...
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    I used a Gold Plug magnetic drain plug. I did...

    I used a Gold Plug magnetic drain plug.

    I did this a second time on my R Angle Gear. I used a Time-Sert to strengthen the threads. So far the threads on the XC are holding up, but on the R,...
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    Back to the OP’s question and a recommendation,...

    Back to the OP’s question and a recommendation, now that I’ve been educated on this…

    OP, did you at least check the fluid level? Have you tried some form of fluid change?
  10. To be frank - no. That’s crazy corrosion. Since...

    To be frank - no. That’s crazy corrosion. Since they were bought from Volvo, I would want Volvo to pay for the analysis.

    Any weird chemical exposure, like crops being sprayed with fertilizer...
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    Interesting picture - wish I could see all of it....

    Interesting picture - wish I could see all of it.

    The pump has one output. The red line. So, 100% of the fluid leaves the pump through that line.

    One input, the hashed suction line. From the...
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    It’s a bit fiddly getting the trim off. The...

    It’s a bit fiddly getting the trim off. The struts are easy with the trim removed.

    Stabilus is the OE supplier. Good quality. Far, far cheaper than OEM.
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    We disagree. The pump sends 100% of the fluid...

    We disagree. The pump sends 100% of the fluid through the cooler, so, the fluid exchange works. Itís not instant because of mixing in the pan, but it does work and does exchange the fluid completely....
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    Yeah - there's a chance. In this case,...

    Yeah - there's a chance. In this case, diagnosing over the internet and chat forums, it's hard to tell, but I would try the cheapest (fluid check) followed by the next cheapest (fluid flush) - that...
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    I've used these guys and been very happy ...

    I've used these guys and been very happy

    https://www.wheelcollision.com/store/VOLVO-XC70.htm
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    First - check the fluid level. Car must be on...

    First - check the fluid level. Car must be on level ground, engine idling, fully warmed up. Use the dipstick.

    Next - Change the fluid. Use the IPD kit, buy 14 quarts, and change it all using...
  17. Change the Haldex fluid and filter - if you...

    Change the Haldex fluid and filter - if you havenít done it, do it now. Iím a 60,000 mile guy for differentials, so both angle gear and rear differential. A fluid extractor is a huge help for all...
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    Are you certain that the caliper spring is...

    Are you certain that the caliper spring is installed correctly?

    Soft pedal following pad replacement is a common occurrence. Most likely cause is the caliper sprig being installed over the ears,...
  19. Well...as we close in on 300,000, I'm going to...

    Well...as we close in on 300,000, I'm going to have to say, Yes! :-)

    The wife's XC has 286,000 right now. Runs perfectly. I'm going to do the subframe mounts, still a bit of a clunk over bumps.
  20. Hey Howard - good to hear from you! As the...

    Hey Howard - good to hear from you!

    As the owner of 4 P2s, at present, I am grateful for your site, which got me started in the proper direction years ago.

    I would be happy to help with...
  21. Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow...

    Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow performance Iíve seen in an all season.
  22. Sweet car. Short answer - keep doing what youíre...

    Sweet car. Short answer - keep doing what youíre doing, itíll last as long as you keep the car. Long answer on BITOG.

    Cheers,
    Astro
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    Good news! Crazy times right now - a good running...

    Good news! Crazy times right now - a good running Volvo is a treasure - and I would know, I've got four of 'em...

    Cheers!
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    Rats - the whole knuckle? I would do it, though....

    Rats - the whole knuckle? I would do it, though. A good running car is worth quite a bit these days. I don't think the brake will work on just one side - you won't get enough "pull" if one side...
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    I believe itís the caliper bracket assembly that...

    I believe itís the caliper bracket assembly that has that parking brake boss on it. Not terribly expensive. Might have to pull the rear wheel hub to replace.

    Time to visit the Volvo parts counter...
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