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  1. That's my advice too! If the codes say it's the...

    That's my advice too! If the codes say it's the cat then that's the problem. I spent a bunch of time chasing down a cat code on the Lexus doing all the easy troubleshooting and replacing expensive O2...
  2. While replacing the front control arms last week...

    While replacing the front control arms last week the mechanic said that if he re-used the lower ball joint that it could cause it to snap off. He recommended to install a new ball joint each time the...
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    You can buy cheap plugs or new coils says my...

    You can buy cheap plugs or new coils says my mechanic. He's worked with Volvo's for 15 years and says that the Volvo plugs are whats needed. period! He claims that even the platinum plugs or even the...
  4. I'm with the others that think that we should get...

    I'm with the others that think that we should get more for our money. The front suspension on these cars is weak and should give more life before needing replacing/rebuilding. At 90Kmi ours needed...
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    Arrggghhhh, a fire in the XC

    I'm really surpirsed that this did this, but the tail light converter (good quality one) actually overheated and started a fire in the spare tire well burning multiple items before I noticed it. I...
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    Volvo recommends a clearance between the A/C...

    Volvo recommends a clearance between the A/C clutch plates at .030 - .050 mm. My XC is around .100 mm. At increased clearance the clutch will not engage when it gets hot and working hard. There is a...
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    Rear View Mirror Rebuild

    The dealer told me once to let him know if I was able to "repair" my mirror, I guess I should tell him now eh!

    My 2001 was suffering from leakage of the fluid within the mirror and the autodim...
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    Radio Knobs replaced

    I was surprised that Volvo offered a set of replacement radio knobs. They are:

    9117738 Volume knob
    9117739 Progam knob
    9117740 BT knob

    each are $10.51 (yikes) plus tax.

    I'm looking for a...
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    Radio Knobs replaced

    I was surprised that Volvo did offer a set of replacement radio knobs. They are:

    9117738 Volume knob
    9117739 Progam knob
    9117740 BT knob

    each are $10.51 (yikes) plus tax.

    I'm looking for a...
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    My upper torque mount was just replaced at 96K mi...

    My upper torque mount was just replaced at 96K mi and price was listed as warrantee although the dealer charged me for labor only. I didn't know these had a problem. It looks like Volvo is...
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    my cruise would not engage sometimes when the +...

    my cruise would not engage sometimes when the + is pressed, and the word "cruise" would go out, and not come back on until I reset the system by turning off the key. the dealer told me its the brake...
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    well what's the story on the remotes, did your...

    well what's the story on the remotes, did your dealer program them successfully to your new mirror?
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    I just heard today that my 01 XC has the leak on...

    I just heard today that my 01 XC has the leak on the return line from the turbo. It makes a mess, oil all over underneath but has been there since sometime in '04. I don't recognize the location of...
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    Thanks for getting this back on topic TrueBlue,...

    Thanks for getting this back on topic TrueBlue, My opinion of the OEM foglights is that they are very limited in effect. The benefit of a High Quality fog light would be to provide the driver with...
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    My Wife and I just finished a 5665 mi round trip...

    My Wife and I just finished a 5665 mi round trip in our XC from San Antonio, Texas to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Red Deer, Alberta. At mostly hi-way driving with the cruise set at 70mph we got and...
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    I'm going to change mine in the next couple of...

    I'm going to change mine in the next couple of weeks to the Goodyear Tripletred all season tire that has a similar tread pattern to the Michelin Aquatred. both have water channels at an angle to...
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    The other day when I was driving the Wife's XC70...

    The other day when I was driving the Wife's XC70 I noticed that the autodimming feature did not work. It has been a while since I drove it in the dark and we had our battery replaced a few months...
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    Tire Tread Depth Difference??

    I've evaluating different outlets for a set of new tires. Discount Tire has a program to replace tires that go flat and can't be repaired safetly, but will only replace the other tires on the car if...
  19. Yes, It is a good idea to try to move the gear...

    Yes, It is a good idea to try to move the gear selector. From my observations with the flushing pictures, IF I had tried to move the selector I may have had a better flush, but it could be done if...
  20. Here's my experience: I called Mobil customer...

    Here's my experience:
    I called Mobil customer service and they provided me with a phone number to a distributor in my area, who then gave me a phone number to a dealer close to home. They sold me 2...
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    The 2001 XC70 that we bought last fall only came...

    The 2001 XC70 that we bought last fall only came with one key and remote. The total came to around $350 for new ones.

    be sure to tell the dealer to program the new set into either settings for...
  22. I got the VADIS DVD and Wiring Diagram for the...

    I got the VADIS DVD and Wiring Diagram for the 04's and older off of eBay from a person calling themselves "VADISGUY" but I can't find his e-mail address. Anyway, if you see him selling something,...
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    there are a few sources for aftermarket Rotors...

    there are a few sources for aftermarket Rotors and Pads, check out this other thread that has information. I just had my car in for servicing last week and the front rotors measured at 24mm (39K). ...
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    there are a few other sources for Rotors and...

    there are a few other sources for Rotors and Pads, check out my research in this thread.

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5859&highlight=brake+rotor
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    Dealer service up to now but I just changed to...

    Dealer service up to now but I just changed to Mobil 1 5W40 Truck and Suv. I don't know what makes it more applicable to heavy duty use but I wanted the 5W40 properties and didn't want to go 10W40...
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