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    Axle shaft splined end dry

    I just had passenger side axle #4 installed last week by my corner garage. When I picked it up, the tech said he was surprised that when he took out the old one, the end of it was bone dry, with...
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    There is a mechanical interlock within the shift...

    There is a mechanical interlock within the shift handle - the button on the front of it pulls up a vertical rod and lets you move it out of park. Mine felt strange for about a year before it...
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    I've had that twice - miss and stumbling at heavy...

    I've had that twice - miss and stumbling at heavy throttle - especially on very hot days (upper 80's counts as very hot here) - at 81k mile and again at 177k miles - no CEL either time - both times a...
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    Ended up being a single bad coil. Biggest...

    Ended up being a single bad coil. Biggest lesson learned is that the misfire codes (0300, p301, 0302, 0303, 0304, 0305) are not accurate - I moved the coils around, cleared the codes and still got...
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    Found the vacuum leak - obvious once I got in...

    Found the vacuum leak - obvious once I got in there with a flashlight - replaced the hose and got rid for the 'lean mixture' code - still getting the misfire codes.
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    Multiple misfires - bad vacuum leak?

    2004 XC70 - 242,000 miles

    For the past few weeks I've been getting an occasional stumble when pulling hills in hot weather - i suspected plugs.

    2 days ago I was under the hood and heard a loud...
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    Maybe they are on some other forum - like...

    Maybe they are on some other forum - like SweedSpeed
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    Willy - I am thinking of following your path from...

    Willy - I am thinking of following your path from my 04 XC70 to a new XC90.

    I think I saw that the air suspension lets you change the riding height of the car, like one can do with the Audi...
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    I considered commenting on those....not your...

    I considered commenting on those....not your typical Volvo accessory.
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    i'm not sure what the advantage is of this set up...

    i'm not sure what the advantage is of this set up - seems more complex than the combined parking brake & calipers i've seen on Hondas.
  11. Thread: ABS Issues

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    Agree - iron or steel - but when I've seen those...

    Agree - iron or steel - but when I've seen those rear bearings (and I've bought 2 from FCP in the past 18 months) whatever was in there for the sensor to pick up on was hidden from view behind some...
  12. Thread: ABS Issues

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    Here is the 'before' trace - after they cleaned...

    Here is the 'before' trace - after they cleaned up the hub all 4 were the same.
  13. Thread: ABS Issues

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    Well - Delores went to my neighborhood garage...

    Well - Delores went to my neighborhood garage today - they found the same 'staticy' trace on the leff rear ABS sensor (which was just replaced last week) - but they found the surface of the wheel...
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    good thought - I had that issue a few years ago...

    good thought - I had that issue a few years ago and replaced both axles as the rings were not available at that time - they checked and said they were oK - the rear uses a different system where the...
  15. Thread: ABS Issues

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    ABS Issues

    I've searched the forums for ABS but don't get many hits, so I'll put this out there in case someone has some insight -

    2 years ago I failed the left rear wheel bearing, and it quickly took out...
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    My heater core clogged up after about 9 years - I...

    My heater core clogged up after about 9 years - I ordered the Behr part from FCP and replaced it myself - problem solved. Not very difficult.

    I convinced myself it was the core by feeling the...
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    Had an intermittent crank problem on my MY04 over...

    Had an intermittent crank problem on my MY04 over the weekend - I pulled off the white spade clip at the solenoid and cleaned up both sides with sandpaper, and it seems to be OK now. I removed the...
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    I put on new Empi's from FCP and the inner right...

    I put on new Empi's from FCP and the inner right boot started to throw grease immediately - within a year it was shaking - in a pinch, I put on whatever Advance had on the shelf and it has been fine....
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    I've used a lot of Meyle suspension parts and...

    I've used a lot of Meyle suspension parts and have been generally happy, although I just replaced a Meyle ball joint after only 28,000 miles. But that was the exception.

    In some cases (heater...
  20. I used to have a Pontiac that did this - it never...

    I used to have a Pontiac that did this - it never really struck me as a problem worth fixing.
  21. it looks to me like the V90CC is going to be the...

    it looks to me like the V90CC is going to be the replacement for the XC70 - An actual wagon (V90) with increasesed ride height and a bit of additional cladding
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    I also went with the Behr from FCP but the holes...

    I also went with the Behr from FCP but the holes in the motor frame for the two mounting screws were not threaded - I don't have metric taps, and I considered forcing it but didn't want to get any...
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    What does this mean? Planning to replace at...

    What does this mean? Planning to replace at least the controller this weekend, and maybe the blower too - have both parts from FCP - will decide once I get in there.
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    AC Clutch shimming fix - again....

    I know there have been many many threads on this topic here and on other forums. I know because I've read them all repeatedly and printed a few. I see people using bread clips, mechanics wire, ...
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    Ride is a tough thing to judge - it's so...

    Ride is a tough thing to judge - it's so subjective. When we got our XC the ride struck me as overly firm, but my daily drive was an Olds Regency which drove like a velour-lined cloud. Now I'm...
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