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Pelican Technical Article:

Jacking Your Vehicle

Kerry Jonsson

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

Floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks

Applicable Models:

Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 2.4T (2001)
Volvo V70 AWD (1998-99)
Volvo V70 GLT (1998-00)
Volvo V70 GLT SE (2000)
Volvo V70 R (1998)
Volvo V70 R AWD (1999-00)
Volvo V70 T5 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 X/C (2001)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD (1998-00)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE (2000)

Parts Required:

Jack and Jack stands

Hot Tip:

Work on a solid level surface

Performance Gain:

Ability to service components beneath vehicle.

Complementary Modification:

Inspect jacking points periodically

Jacking and supporting your Volvo V70 off the ground is required for many maintenance and repair tasks. A common but not so difficult job, it still creates a bit of anxiousness in the mind of the experienced mechanic as well as the amateur. A repeatable process with safety in mind can ease the nerves. For example, always work on level solid ground, use tools you trust and never rush the job. Remember to block the wheels to prevent unwanted vehicle movement. Use a good quality jack and jack stands and don't be afraid to add an additional jack stand or support under the vehicle.

When jacking the front of your vehicle, place the transmission in Park and apply parking brake, along with blocking the wheels with a chock. When jacking the rear of your vehicle, you do not have the transmission or parking brake to hold the rear wheels still. Use wheel chocks on right and left front wheels, (in front and behind tire).

To jack vehicle, park vehicle on level solid ground. If removing a wheel, loosen wheel studs before jacking vehicle. Install wheel chocks to block wheels that are not being jacked. This will help to keep vehicle from unexpectedly rolling. Do not assume the parking brake or transmission will hold vehicle, wheel chocks are a must.

Volvo V70 models have four lifting points at the body pinch welds, slightly behind front wheels and slightly in front of rear wheels (green arrows).
Figure 1

Volvo V70 models have four lifting points at the body pinch welds, slightly behind front wheels and slightly in front of rear wheels (green arrows). Volvo indicates this area with a molded arrow in the painted body panel. This is where I like to place jack stands when supporting the vehicle Jacking front of vehicle:

There is not enough room to jack and support vehicle in jack pad area at the same time.
Figure 2

There is not enough room to jack and support vehicle in jack pad area at the same time. When using a hydraulic floor jack to lift front of vehicle, place hydraulic floor jack under front sub frame of vehicle. Volvo recommends jacking on the front sub frame, they note to be careful not to damage the splash shield. If you are jacking one side of the front, jack at the side of the sub frame (green arrows). If you are jacking the front axle, jack at the center of the sub frame (yellow arrow). Raise vehicle slowly while monitoring jack and vehicle position.

Once you reach desired height, install jack stand at jack pad location to support the vehicle.
Figure 3

Once you reach desired height, install jack stand at jack pad location to support the vehicle. Slowly lower vehicle onto jack stand until full vehicle weight is supported. Check that jack stand is not tilting or moving when vehicle is lowered. Jacking rear of vehicle:

When jacking the rear of your V70, you can jack on the rear sub frame mount (yellow arrows) or on the rear suspension (green arrow).
Figure 4

When jacking the rear of your V70, you can jack on the rear sub frame mount (yellow arrows) or on the rear suspension (green arrow). Just be sure your jack has a good connection with either of these points and is not moving as you jack the vehicle.

Once you reach desired height, install jack stand at jack pad location to support the vehicle.
Figure 5

Once you reach desired height, install jack stand at jack pad location to support the vehicle. Slowly lower vehicle onto jack stand until full vehicle weight is supported. Check that jack stand is not tilting or moving when vehicle is lowered. You can leave the hydraulic jack under the vehicle for added support. When lowering your vehicle, raise off jack stands, remove jack stands from beneath vehicle and slowly lower vehicle to ground. Make sure all tools and parts are clear before lowering your vehicle.

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Comments and Suggestions:
wayne Comments: specifice 2004 v70 front jack stand pad location is not visible on, beside or under the cladding as shown in the image. Appreciate anyhelp you can offer to help locate this point
February 21, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This article does not apply to 2004 models.
Applicable Models:


Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 2.4T (2001)
Volvo V70 AWD (1998-99)
Volvo V70 GLT (1998-00)
Volvo V70 GLT SE (2000)
Volvo V70 R (1998)
Volvo V70 R AWD (1999-00)
Volvo V70 T5 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 X/C (2001)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD (1998-00)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE (2000)


We don't currently have that tech article. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it.

I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

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