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    FWIW, make sure there's no moisture on the front...

    FWIW, make sure there's no moisture on the front carpets inside the cabin. This would indicate coolant leak from the heater core.
  2. dromani, here's what worked for me on the...

    dromani, here's what worked for me on the PASSENGER side low beam bulb replacement. First, there is conflicting info for the 2007 XC70. The instructions in my owner's manual were misleading,...
  3. I'm not real familiar with throttle body issues...

    I'm not real familiar with throttle body issues but I'd also suggest taking a quick look for a possible leak in your vacuum lines and connections. Maybe other members have a better understanding, but...
  4. One nice thing about VIDA is it will give you...

    One nice thing about VIDA is it will give you steps to follow for each code thrown by your car's computer to help you diagnose what's actually causing the code and how to fix it. I haven't had...
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    I replaced my rear rotors/pads over the summer...

    I replaced my rear rotors/pads over the summer but kept the parking shoes as my parking brake was working fine. I had a very difficult time getting the old rotors off. They separated from the hubs no...
  6. Like Astro, I just bought a set of Nokian WRG4s...

    Like Astro, I just bought a set of Nokian WRG4s late last spring for my XC70. (great minds think alike!) Haven't had a chance to try them in the snow yet but on dry pavement I've been impressed by...
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    My car just passed inspection but I'm not sure...

    My car just passed inspection but I'm not sure exactly how they tested the emergency brake. You could stop the car on an incline, put it in Neutral, and apply the Parking Brake. If the car doesn't...
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    One "trick" recommended on forums which worked...

    One "trick" recommended on forums which worked for me is to use the factory-supplied tire jack to relieve pressure on the suspension member in order to R&R the rear shock/spring. You ought to be able...
  9. This thread from swedespeed has the info on the...

    This thread from swedespeed has the info on the harness which is different from the link you posted:
    https://www.swedespeed.com/threads/2-4t-2-5t-engine-wire-harness-new.614459/#post-7498967
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    You could remove the oil filler cap, put a...

    You could remove the oil filler cap, put a plastic glove over the opening, then start the car and see if the glove inflates, a sure sign that your PCV has blockage. This I think might be referred to...
  11. Yeah, you might want to check your electrical...

    Yeah, you might want to check your electrical harnesses leading to your coils for broken/exposed wires.
    Some people on Swedespeed have reported good results replacing their worn harness with a...
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    If you're having a NO START situation where the...

    If you're having a NO START situation where the engine won't even turn over (as if the battery is completely drained), try reaching down into the engine compartment and wiggle the small thin wire...
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    During the PCV service, when you take off the old...

    During the PCV service, when you take off the old oil trap (black box) you'll see that it inserts into two ports in the engine body. Blockage of these ports can give an indication of just how plugged...
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    If your PCV hasn't been serviced in the life of...

    If your PCV hasn't been serviced in the life of the car, at 160k miles it's definitely due. Have you tried putting a plastic glove over the oil filler hole then starting your car? If you get suction...
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    Have you noticed if the level of the coolant in...

    Have you noticed if the level of the coolant in the reservoir is low? Have you had to add more coolant yet?
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    Will any of the buttons on your remote fob work?...

    Will any of the buttons on your remote fob work? Try putting the old battery back in and see what you get. Another way to reset the electronics is to remove the battery cables and tie them together...
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    There are many threads on this topic. It's a long...

    There are many threads on this topic. It's a long ongoing debate but most agree you should be using FULL SYNTHETIC. Here's some info:
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    I've got a 2002 parts car with glass lenses that...

    I've got a 2002 parts car with glass lenses that I'd like to swap into my 2007XC whose plastic lenses are faded. My research is that they're NOT interchangeable. You'd need to modify the electrical...
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    Are you getting a strong fuel smell inside the...

    Are you getting a strong fuel smell inside the pass compartment? People who have had fuel pump issues sometimes report smelling gas. Hoping its a clogged fuel filter.
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    Looks great, Brett. I was looking at early pics...

    Looks great, Brett. I was looking at early pics wondering if you had plans to reattach the rear bumper. Nice job.
    Sorry to hear the news of JRL, Astro. I haven't seen his posts in a while and he was...
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    Regardless of your issue, if you say your ATF is...

    Regardless of your issue, if you say your ATF is "brown" then like Astro said, do a Gibbons Flush and I would add ASAP. New bright red fluid should improve your trans performance across the board and...
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    Another way to remove those plastic pins and...

    Another way to remove those plastic pins and possibly save them for reuse is before prying them out (I use a soft putty knife), PUSH IN ON THE CENTER BUTTON. That should make the pin pop out a little...
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    Check your owner's manual for the locations of...

    Check your owner's manual for the locations of all the fuses. The REM in the back storage compartment and the box on the left side of the dash have most of the fuses. Are there also a few located...
  24. I rec'd two letters in the mail yesterday for the...

    I rec'd two letters in the mail yesterday for the airbag recall: for my 2002XC70 and my 2007XC70.
    I'm thinking I'll wait until after the holidays when it's less busy to schedule an appt. I don't...
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    Is it possible to locate where the noise is...

    Is it possible to locate where the noise is coming from by looking at the engine while someone (briefly) turns the key over? This could potentially be dangerous if you have a lose part somewhere. If...
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