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    Hello, First Volvo, I have exhausted all other...

    Hello, First Volvo,

    I have exhausted all other options here. I have 100 hours and $5000 into this car. I canít sell it for much more than scrap and I canít just canít give up. So Iím in. If...
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    yes, this is the '07 with the burnt valve that I...

    yes, this is the '07 with the burnt valve that I replaced. I took it took a trans shop and they seemed fairly thorough going over the trans and a bunch of other stuff. They didn't crack it open,...
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    Thanks to you all for the reply. With regard to...

    Thanks to you all for the reply. With regard to the fluid level I was way off there. Before I understood the concept of flushing the trans, I Just pulled the plug and a small amount of fluid came...
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    exactly, this is the same '07 I have been...

    exactly, this is the same '07 I have been struggling with for the last list 18 months. The plug drain yielded 3-4 quarts now now that I measured it carefully. the few I got out were visibly dirty. ...
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    continued 2008 xc 70 blues

    the '08 saga continues. I got the ECU back from XModex and she fired right up, I was delighted. Now she has 2 (although I'm sure they are the same root cause) trans issues.

    a) she will go into...
  6. are the reluctor rings the gear looking like...

    are the reluctor rings the gear looking like rings that the wheel speed sensors are pointed at? I assume I can get at them just by pulling the wheels off. I will do that and look for cracks and let...
  7. ABS light is on, code is ABS circuit A, replaced pedal position sensor, still on

    The title sorta sums this one up. I have the 'pull over safely urgent' issue message, ABS lights on. Code is 'brake circuit A' and sometimes 'brake circuit A and B'. Googling suggested the brake...
  8. This is actually good news as I really didn't...

    This is actually good news as I really didn't feel confident in programming an ECU even though I have seen videos where guys claim they are doing it. One I watched was 5 minutes revolving around how...
  9. Thanks for the response, please see my last post....

    Thanks for the response, please see my last post. the question now is if I can get VIDA running, can I copy the firmware from the fried to the used ECU or should I send it to Xemodex, maybe I...
  10. update from dealer XC 70 #2 won't spark

    After having my car for week, the dealer finally called me today and said having exhausted any other explanation they agree with me that it's the ECU. So now I have just one more question (for now...
  11. Let me try to straighten this out. I have always...

    Let me try to straighten this out. I have always been very polite and grateful for the help I received here, many times from you. When I said 'yelling' I mean using all caps, that is a standard...
  12. Anybody who responds to a post of mine with any...

    Anybody who responds to a post of mine with any help at all, can yell at me all they want. On this forum, I've never had anybody respond to me just to yell at me. But yeah, I've been yelled at more...
  13. Can I use VIDA to swap out my ECU for a new (used) one?

    My '07 V70 XC has been the subject of a few posts here but I wanted to zero in on one question I have.

    Long story short, I bought her with a broken valve, tore her down, took the head in to the...
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    so she's at the dealer now, they told me the same...

    so she's at the dealer now, they told me the same thing, they have no ideas and are ready to give up. The told me they can't say for sure if it's the ECU and if it is they only way to fix that is to...
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    What youíve said is consistent with what Iíve...

    What youíve said is consistent with what Iíve observed. I read somewhere that #1 is to your left as you face the car. As I you were a lot to get run over. But Iíve jumped that wire so itís a...
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    Yessir. Got my PhD from Michigan State did my...

    Yessir. Got my PhD from Michigan State did my thesis at Fermilab.

    I Try a new (old) injector, no problem. I believe I have ruled out a wiring issue I have a good new ground wire and I’m...
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    When you saw replace the harness, you mean the...

    When you saw replace the harness, you mean the entire wiring harness that goes to the coil packs? Yikes thatís like 50 wires. But Iíll try the test you describe. Thanks.

    drGian
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    This whole damn process has me so frustrated that...

    This whole damn process has me so frustrated that I’m crabby and I too am sorry that I took offense.

    But I’m out of ideas here. Having done enough rebuilds I didn’t think I could get the...
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    Iíd love to get an oscilloscope just to study the...

    Iíd love to get an oscilloscope just to study the signal from that signal wire, I havenít used one of this since grad school. I could measure the pattern on a good cylinder and compare to the bad...
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    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out, however,...

    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out, however, I have been able to trace the input signal wire to my #2 coil pack all the way to the computer, at least under the female connector jack and it just...
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    I just got in from the garage. I swapped the...

    I just got in from the garage. I swapped the injector with the original that came with the car and made sure the connectors look good. They do.

    I haven't disconnected the coil pack connector...
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    that's a good idea. the wire is good, I replaced...

    that's a good idea. the wire is good, I replaced it from the ECU all the way to the connector. But the injector could be at fault and in fact, I replaced the injector with one from my wreck which...
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    this history is that I got this car with a broken...

    this history is that I got this car with a broken valve and tore her down and rebuilt her to fix that. Once that was the fixed the bad alternator presented itself.

    Removing the intake manifold...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. After all sort of...

    Thanks for all the feedback. After all sort of debugging and determining the plug isn't the issue, the coil pack is fine, replacing the connector, jumping all the wires with new wires I've...
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    I should add that when I tore her down I found a...

    I should add that when I tore her down I found a broken intake valve on #3, I took the head to a local guy who did it up right.
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