Volvo Logging Should be a World Strongest Man Discipline

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Dec 17, 2014 in 1999 Volvo V70


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This ain’t two men & a truck! This is one man & a #VOLVO

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Dec 16, 2014 in 1999 Volvo V70


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Posted by OurVolvo.com on Oct 5, 2014 in 1999 Volvo V70



Peaches Anyone?

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Dec 17, 2013 in 1999 Volvo V70

Anyone know where this peach is located? I’ll give you a clue I drove threw South Carolina.Peach Water Tower



Where’s the Bunny?

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Jun 23, 2013 in 1999 Volvo V70

You see it??? Today I have a little visitor. It’s that time of the year because they are coming out of the wood works. But this bunny is my buddy. I don’t know who he favors more me the Volvo or my other buddy Honda CRX.

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Man I Feel Old

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Mar 28, 2013 in 1999 Volvo V70


Hit a bench mark today. Can’t believe it. But in Volvo years I got about 200,000 miles plus to go.

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Snow? Hum. Did I shave my legs for this?

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Jan 2, 2013 in 1999 Volvo V70


First snow of the year. What a disappointment. I even got antifreezed up with special Rain X 2-in-1 Windshield Washer Fluid for the cold weather. My cousin tells me of the time being caught in the blizzard in South Dakota and I say bring it on. I’m much younger that that 1993 940 model and don’t underestimate me because I’m a wagon.

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Tips to Avoid Craigslist Car Scam

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Dec 28, 2012 in 1993 Volvo 940, 1995 Volvo 460, 1999 Volvo V70, Volvo V70 XC

1.  If the price is too good (way below blue book value) – then walk away.

2.  If the person is selling quickly (because of a divorce or being deployed) – then walk away.

3.  If all of the pictures are stock photos (like from a dealer or with great angels and scenery) – then walk way.

4.  If they want to know where you are first (so they can say I’m not local and won’t be able to show you the car) – then walk away.

5.  If the seller asks for money upfront- RUN, RUN, RUN away.

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Craigslist Lie #1 For Selling Volvo Without 3rd Row Seating

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Dec 8, 2012 in 1999 Volvo V70

So just a small tip when you are looking to buy a Volvo Wagon.  If anyone mentions that they are selling to upgrade to one with 3rd row seats this is most probably a lie.  Why?  Because it would be a lot cheaper just to install them yourself.  Very easy to do and only costs about $5-600 bucks.  So next time when you are on craigslist, like I always am, and come across this great excuse,  think twice.  Go ahead and call about the car and ask the owner why they don’t just install them and if they sound truly surprised that they can, then maybe they are just not informed and you may find a good deal.

Now that you now, don’t ever pass on a Volvo that doesn’t have 3rd row seating.  And you can always use this to get the price down by telling the seller you are not interested because you really wanted one with 3rd row seating.  Most people do not know you can install them yourself and most dealers don’t want you to know this and they will say it is a safety thing and you can’t, but of course this is not true.

Check out how to below:

Installing 3rd Row Seats on 1999 Volvo v70

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Volvo V70 ABS light on, speedometer dead, going to safe mode and loosing power with possible check engine light on

Posted by OurVolvo.com on Nov 24, 2012 in 1999 Volvo V70

This happens in the beginning of the fall. It could be quite scary. The ABS light comes on randomly and as it persists the speedometer goes dead at zero while doing 60-80mph. As it persists the Volvo goes into safe mode (not passing third gear), looses power and eventually check engine light comes on. Possible codes P1057, P0600, P1081, P0722, P1054 and as usual most of them are only detected by the special Volvo code readers.

The problem is in the ABS module touching somewhere due to vibration and returning short signal. You can replace the whole ABS module which will cost several hundred dollars or use this easy fix described by Enes. I used a folded Wal-Mart card that is still doing the trick for our Volvo V70.

Having a problem with Abs and Traction control is not a rarity on a V70/S70 Volvo. It is a common and expensive problem caused mostly by the Abs Module. The right way to fix this is to get a new one put in. It does not come cheap though, it’s over $400 for a new one and $200 to rebuild

Is there a way to go around it? Yes, there is(sometimes). I tried this”unorthodox repair” on a 1998 V70 and it worked. Actually it’s still working 13 months later. It’s cheap and it required 15min of my time. Abs Module is located on the left side of engine compartment under the fuse box. Good news is…you don’t have to remove it at all.

The whole idea consist on putting some space between Abs pump and the Module. It can be done with almost everything: wood, cardboard, plastic. In my case I used a scrap piece of plastic.

Take the spacer and push it between the pump and the module. Make sure it stays tight and won’t fall while driving.

There we go..no Abs and Tracks light anymore and it’s working fine.

I tried this method on 3 different Volvo’s with the same problem and it worked fine on 2 of them. No guaranties though but you lose nothing by trying it anyway.

Now, don’t forget to clear your check engine light if it is still ON!

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