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  1. These P3 XC70s are in demand the good ones sell...

    These P3 XC70s are in demand the good ones sell quickly.

    A 2011 with 131,000 miles needs the following to be a safe purchase:
    1) Clean CARFAX and records of all maintenance work -- walk away...
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    I've never faced this situation. Given your...

    I've never faced this situation. Given your info, it seems your lowest cost-to-repair would involve buying a car-for-parts from salvage, one with rear-end collision, same paint color. Then,
    hire...
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    If you could post some photos of the damage, you...

    If you could post some photos of the damage, you might get a few more opinions.
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    This was replied to on SweedSpeed.

    This was replied to on SweedSpeed.
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    I had this exact problem with my 2004 XC70 2.5T...

    I had this exact problem with my 2004 XC70 2.5T at 120K miles. The engine "kicked" only when I was driving above 60 mph, and was trying to accelerate.

    I replaced the coil-packs and spark plugs,...
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    This sounds like an internal short in the...

    This sounds like an internal short in the speaker. The speaker worked when not mounted, but stopped working when mounted. If that pattern holds up, check for a short between the speaker frame and...
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    Did you cut the nylon tie wrap restraining the...

    Did you cut the nylon tie wrap restraining the wire bundle (at the hinge connector)? You can't fully inspect every wire unless you do this. I recommend replacing the hard nylon tie-wrap with a...
  8. very common -- the Alarm/siren module battery...

    very common -- the Alarm/siren module battery dies, and dumps a message onto the console. In some cases, the sunroof doesn't function anymore.
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    good to know, thx for sharing

    good to know, thx for sharing
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    I went to the IPDUSA.com Volvo parts website, and...

    I went to the IPDUSA.com Volvo parts website, and determined these transmission IDs:

    2002 XC70: AW55-5X AWD

    2008 XC70: TF-80SC FWD or TF-80SC AWD

    You might read up on what a Valve-Body...
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    Look up the trailer-hauling specs in the Owners...

    Look up the trailer-hauling specs in the Owners Manual.
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    It's not a good idea to open the cooling system...

    It's not a good idea to open the cooling system reservoir cap when the engine is hot. The coolant system is under pressure. When you release the pressure, there is an instant cooling "shock"...
  13. Thread: SRS warning

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    I would look at the Autel and the iCarSoft...

    I would look at the Autel and the iCarSoft scanners, the ones that contain Volvo-specific diagnostics. This tool will save you thousands over the years.
  14. Thread: SRS warning

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    Not sure you did anything wrong. Coincidence? ...

    Not sure you did anything wrong. Coincidence?

    Owners of used Volvos are smart to invest in a Volvo-specific OBD-II Scanner Diagnostic Tool. You'll be able to read out specifics to go with the...
  15. The alternator on this engine isn't sharing a...

    The alternator on this engine isn't sharing a belt with other accessories.

    It's driven by its own dedicated sprocket. This YouTube vid shows what can go wrong to defeat alternator function:
    ...
  16. Your best bet for something like this is...

    Your best bet for something like this is salvage....try the online search apps...and maybe focus on Halifax or St. John junkyards. The interior color is called "black" or "charcoal". Any year...
  17. Since there was hardly any wear on the tires, the...

    Since there was hardly any wear on the tires, the simplest solution would be to undo the tire rotation. That way, the fronts will be back to where they were.

    As a general rule, you don't rotate...
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    vti, what can you say about how to prevent a...

    vti, what can you say about how to prevent a burnt exhaust valve? Do the "high mileage" engine oils give any protection?

    Is it your viewpoint that an engine that consumes minimal oil (< 1 quart...
  19. How To Service Light Reset in Volvo S80, V70,...

    How To Service Light Reset in Volvo S80, V70, XC70 (2006 on)

    Put the ignition switch into position I (press the start engine button one time. ...

    Set the odometer trip to T2;

    Press and hold...
  20. Is your misfire code identifying Cylinder 3? Is...

    Is your misfire code identifying Cylinder 3? Is it always that same cylinder misfiring? If so, it would be worth taking out the #3 spark plug, and doing a compression test. How does the plug look...
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    Those are detected and reported at the dashboard...

    Those are detected and reported at the dashboard console with a Check Engine alert.
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    How does the engine do in P or N? racing up the...

    How does the engine do in P or N? racing up the RPMs....any lag?

    There's a possibility that the rock hit the drive train (angle gear, prop shaft, Haldex-rear-differential) and put it out of...
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    I haven't had that exact problem. But, the fault...

    I haven't had that exact problem. But, the fault to concentrate on is the door-open sensor. Why?...because the other glitches are related to it either in software (the other functions are ...
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    The flaky electrical connection is your major...

    The flaky electrical connection is your major clue. I think you need to get to the root cause of it. I take it you bought an aftermarket fuel pump....if you compare the harness connector fit on...
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    When's the last time you put in spark plugs? ...

    When's the last time you put in spark plugs? How old are your coil packs? Air filter?

    When you're parked, how fast can you build RPMs? If it's got a lag, I'd be viewing traces on engine...
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