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  1. A/C blows hot, clutch engages & has charge

    Hi Folks,

    I'm hoping there is a flow diverter or other issue that might be user serviceable.

    The a/c compressor clutch engages, the a/c system is charged according to the gauge on the can of...
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    2011 xc70 a/c blend door actuator

    My wife drives the xc70 and reports that the a/c sometimes is cold, but usually not. The clutch is engaging and disengaging when turning the a/c on and off, the compressor sounds nice and quiet,...
  3. Engine Control Module repair or reprogramming a replacement

    Hi again folks,

    Stumped again! I am still working through gremlins on my crash repair project 2011 xc70. It is quite the adventure, way beyond my comfort zone. Pressing the start button was a...
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    Thanks for your guidance through the "shift to P"...

    Thanks for your guidance through the "shift to P" issue Paul, it made all the difference. As for draining the radiator, that was already done for me by whatever the previous owner plowed into. ;) ...
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    Hi Paul, I had a little over a dozen vintage mx...

    Hi Paul,
    I had a little over a dozen vintage mx bikes and others in my garage, restored or at least repair most all of them. Sure was fun. I sold all but three: 1974 bultaco model 121, a 360cc...
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    That knee injury healed up pretty well and maybe...

    That knee injury healed up pretty well and maybe is best seen as a hint that it was time to move along. I think it was Baron Rothschild who said his secret to success was always to sell too soon. I...
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    Oops, I meant to answer your question on...

    Oops, I meant to answer your question on starting. I bought the car with front end damaged as a project since I injured my knee and don't restore vintage motorcycles anymore. i figured I could...
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    Excellent Paul. Thanks again. I'll follow up as...

    Excellent Paul. Thanks again. I'll follow up as soon as I get another chance to work on the project. For now we have a bit too much rain, and I am getting worried about preparing for the upcoming...
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    Thanks Paul! The batter did die after sitting...

    Thanks Paul! The batter did die after sitting for months. It charged up to 12.7v if I remember right, and holds that charge well. Still, I haven't had good luck with any battery after they die...
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    Wow! I am sure sorry about the perception of my...

    Wow! I am sure sorry about the perception of my message. I meant to be positive and encouraging, and I came across as bitter and resentful. That I did not mean to do. At any rate, thanks for you...
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    It is great to see 88 people have looked at this...

    It is great to see 88 people have looked at this thread! Don't be shy about offering up some thoughts on what I could do next. My Volvo is stuck in driveway now, and the next step is a multi...
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    Shift to P to remove key

    Ever seen that message before? My 2011 Volvo XC70 won't let me get the key fob out of the dash hole. The transmission is shifted up into park, clicks in, looks just perfect. I am doing some front...
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    Hepu

    The $60 pump is a Hepu, German made pump. Is that a good or not so good one? Thanks! Jon
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    The water pump is an extra $60. As I won't be...

    The water pump is an extra $60. As I won't be completely sure that I don't need the pump until the car is apart, I'd rather spend the $60 and get on with it. Yep, I could be wasting it, but I'd...
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    Darren and Willy, I just ordered a timing belt...

    Darren and Willy, I just ordered a timing belt parts kit (T belt, acc. belt, tensioner, guide pully, and water pump) for under $200 from thoson-half on ebay. Now all I need is the special tool you...
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    Thank you! This is the most hopeful news I've...

    Thank you! This is the most hopeful news I've heard all day. Hmm, wonder why the Volvo mechanic didn't mention this possibility? I think I have a phone call to make!
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    My 2001 with 72,000 miles has a very similar lag....

    My 2001 with 72,000 miles has a very similar lag. When I shift into gear, or even apply the brake it seems to disconnect the motor from the power train. I can feel a very subtle nudge in a second...
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    My grandfather carried a replacement lens for his...

    My grandfather carried a replacement lens for his broken taillight in his Volvo's trunk for quite a while. One day I asked him why he hadn't installed it yet. He responded that "Volvo seems to have...
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    Thanks folks. That headlight switch one was...

    Thanks folks. That headlight switch one was worthy of some giggles. And I had no idea there were so many separate fuse/relay panels in the car. The wiper relay was housed in the fuse panel in the...
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    Oddity addition: I just realized that the mirror...

    Oddity addition: I just realized that the mirror rotates up when I open the door. I might have a cable routing problem there that I can check out. Anybody have any guesses on the other stuff? ...
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    Electrical oddity smorgasbord

    I just got my 2001 V70XC out of the shop from some body repair and seem to have some new bugs in the car. It did take a nice little shot in the front left side of the car, but not enough to set off...
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