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    inde volvo shop

    anyone know of a good independent volvo shop in Phoenix?? or nearby? desperate!:(
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    turbo replacement

    my '99 XC (220K) has been running well for a couple years so have not been on the forum lately. Now my turbo has gone belly up, with all the associated screeching and whining (not me, the turbo) ...
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    oil on new timing belt

    Just checked an oil leak. R side end of engine I'd say. Cam seal a good guess? It's leaking behind the plastic covers and up towards cyl head with oil on a pretty new timing belt. any suggestions on...
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    aftermarkets wont fit? even with duct tape?

    aftermarkets wont fit? even with duct tape?
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    switch from Nivomat to non-nivomat

    Anyone out there have any second thoughts about replacing the worn-out Nivomats with more reasonably priced Bilsten or Sachs etc? I would't ask but I occasionally pull a 1000# sailboat, and wonder...
  6. My 99 does that too. Codes for cam position...

    My 99 does that too. Codes for cam position sensor and a factory emissions issue. I believe they are P0014 and P13?? but I just borrow my friends OBDII scanner and cancel them. There appears to be...
  7. I see your post is from 11/11/13 and it is now...

    I see your post is from 11/11/13 and it is now 12/16/13. Perhaps you have had some things answered since. The first thing to be sure of on your car is the timing belt replacement. it should be...
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    I doubt there would be an effective way to bypass...

    I doubt there would be an effective way to bypass the AC pully, not enought belt contact with the alternator pully to keep it spinning.The alt belt needs a good grip due to it's resistance to turning...
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    growl "seems to" or actually does goes away with...

    growl "seems to" or actually does goes away with belt off? Changes parallel with engine speed? (faster= more noise, slower = less) or is there a peak noise mid RPM as would a vibration? Changes with...
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    I dont have the XeModex yet but when I need to...

    I dont have the XeModex yet but when I need to get one I think I'll have you letter it on the back window! And I like the Triumph lettering too. Good idea to tape the clamp. If it happens again when...
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    Yeah, posted on both sites at the same time....

    Yeah, posted on both sites at the same time. So..you are not impressed with them? Particular reasons? For someone with vast Volvo experience I welcome any of your observations. Other than my '99XC,...
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    enquiring about the 2002 V40 FWD

    have a chance on a repo V40 2002 FWD, need some advice about the car, flaws, weaknesses, strengths. I have a 99 V70XC that I like but good deals need to be looked into.
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    2002 V40 recommendations

    I have a 99xc, 160K, have a chance to buy a repo 2002 V40 wagon, FWD. Anyone out there familiar and can fill me in on how they compare, problems, virtues, dangers?
    I like my 99 but the price on the...
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    FYI Throttle module "Look-alike"

    So I drive from Duluth to Minneapolis, 160 miles, 99XC, 160K. along the way start to pass a slower car, get a BIG backfire as I hit the throttle, seems to run mostly OK afterwards but gives me a...
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    Perfect JRL, thanks for detailed answer, clears...

    Perfect JRL, thanks for detailed answer, clears up a lot of "unclear" stuff found elsewhere on the forums. Appreciate it.
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    Engine mounts 101

    Some fundamental questions about engine mounts, for a V70xc, 1999, automatic, driveshaft out, 170K miles. I've replaced both torsion mounts, (using an IPD Poly mount on the top, and not fully...
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    I have to agree with Brick8. I live in northern...

    I have to agree with Brick8. I live in northern Minnesota near Lake Superior with the city on an 800 foot hillside, we get 50 to 90 inches of snow on average and we zoom up and down the hills with...
  18. Looks great! like mine, (99) minus a few...

    Looks great! like mine, (99) minus a few scratches, and the grill. I really like black cars I guess. Where can one get the grill? Except for Volvo trucks, the car grills leave me bored.
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    Thanks JRL, besides sway bar links and control...

    Thanks JRL, besides sway bar links and control arms, while I'm in there, anything else that I should replace at 160K?
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    Suspension tests

    I've got front end creaking going on with turning and bumps (XC 160K) I plan to replace the spring seats and likely control arms, but want to know if there are specific tests for the shock...
  21. Works! Are your other mounts holding up?

    Works! Are your other mounts holding up?
  22. I see your post was made 11/19/12, and no body...

    I see your post was made 11/19/12, and no body responded. Just saw it now. if the problem still exists it sounds like the top spring mount is worn, common on higher mileage V70's, parts are...
  23. yes, just unbolt the arm. The mount shown on the...

    yes, just unbolt the arm. The mount shown on the "Parts for Volvo" link looks like a press-in. unbolt the aluminum mount from the top of the engine (4 bolts), take it to someone with a press (car...
  24. Had been getting 17 in town, 24 on the road, ('99...

    Had been getting 17 in town, 24 on the road, ('99 XC, 160K, driveshaft out, conservative throttle user) Then, replaced the PCV system, cleaned the MAF and Throttle body and all the other recommended...
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    99 XC motor mounts

    looking for feed back. 99 XC, automatic, 160K, replaced R (car R) motor mount and bottom torque mount, but put in an IPD Polyurethane top torque mount (big end). now I have a distinct and power...
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