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Volvo C30 (2007-2013) Technical Articles
Volvo V70 (1998-2007) Technical Articles
 Basics & Essentials (Volvo V70 1998-2007)
Cabin Microfilter Replacement
The microfilter helps eliminate dirt and dust particles from entering the vehicle interior. Volvo recommends replacing the fresh air cabin microfilter every 15,000 miles or every other oil change.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Engine Air Filter Replacement
A dirty air filter can reduce power and fuel mileage. Replace your air filter to keep you engine at peak performance.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Jacking Your Vehicle
Jacking and supporting your Volvo V70 off the ground is required for many maintenance and repair tasks
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Drive Belt Replacement
One of the more routine maintenance jobs you will encounter while owning a Volvo V70 involves replacing the drive belt. In this article, I’ll go over the steps involved with replacing your drive belts.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Battery Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the battery on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Changing Engine Oil
This tech article illustrates the most common service, changing the engine oil on your Volvo V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Service and Maintenance
This tech article describes what is involved with servicing your Volvo V70 as well as how to reset the service indicator light.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Identifying Volvo V70 Vehicle Options
Need to know what options your V70 may be equipped with? This tech article lists all available options and shows how to identify your vehicle.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Engine
Spark Plug Coil Replacement
Replacing the spark plugs on your Volvo V70 is part of routine maintenance. Volvo recommends replacing the spark plugs on V70 models every 30,000 miles.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Throttle Housing Replacement
A faulty throttle housing can cause a number of problems for your Volvo V70 from a check engine light to a rough or surging idle. Learn how to replace it with help from Pelican.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Alternator Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the alternator on your Volvo V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Upper Engine Mount Replacing
The upper engine mount is the most common one to fail. This tech article shows you how to inspect it, remove the bracket and press out the old mount.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Starter Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace your starter motor.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Oil Pressure Sensor Replacing
See how to replace the oil pressure sensor on Volvo V70 vehicles.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (2002-06)
Timing Belt Replacing
See how to replace the timing belt on V70 normally-aspirated engines.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Crankcase Breather (Flame Trap) Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the crankcase breather valve or flame trap on V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Cooling System
Thermostat Replacement
See how to replace the thermostat on your Volvo V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Draining and Filling the Cooling System
See how to drain and fill the cooling system on your V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Engine Cooling Fan Replacement
This tech article illustrates replacing the electronic cooling fan on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
See how to replace the coolant reservoir or expansion tank on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace and test the coolant temp sensor on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Cooling System Leak Test
See how to leak test your cooling system. This article shows how to pressure test the cooling system and notes common areas for leaks.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Radiator Replacement
See how to replace the radiator on V70 base models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Fuel Injection
Camshaft Sensor Replacement
Need to replace a faulty camshaft sensor? This tech article shows you how to just that.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Accelerator Pedal Sensor Replacement
See how to replace and perform an adaptation on the accelerator pedal sensor on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Camshaft Sensor Testing
If you have a fault code for your camshaft position sensor and want to be sure it needs to be replaced, use this tech article to test it and confirm it is faulty.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Crankshaft Sensor Replacement
Need to replace a faulty crankshaft sensor? This tech article shows you how to just that.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the mass air flow sensor on Volvo V70 base models with a normally-aspirated engine.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Crankshaft Sensor Testing
If you have a fault code for your crankshaft position sensor and want to be sure it needs to be replaced, use this tech article to test it and confirm it is faulty.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Fuel Injector Replacement Normally-Aspirated Engine
This tech article shows you how to replace the fuel injectors on morally-aspirated V70 engines.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Fuel Filter Replacement
See how to replace the fuel filter on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Charcoal Canister Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the charcoal canister on V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Knock Sensor Testing and Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace and test the knock sensor on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Intake Manifold Replacement on Normally-Aspirated Engines
This tech article shows you how to replace the intake manifold on normally-aspirated engines.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Fuel Pump Testing
See how to test your fuel pump electrical circuit in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Engine Management Systems Explained
Ever wonder how the fuel and engine system is controlled in your Volvo V70? Well this tech article explains it all.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Brakes
Brake Bleeding
This tech article shows you how to bleed the brakes on your Volvo V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Front Brake Caliper and Hose Replacement
Sticky front brake caliper or worn out and dry rotted brake hose? This tech article will show you how to replace both of them on your V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Brake Rotor and Pad Specifications and Checking
This tech article gives you the brake rotor specifications for Volvo V70 models as well as how to inspect them and the brake pads.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Parking Brake Adjustment
See how to adjust your parking brake shoes and cables in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Parking Brake Shoes Replacement
Noisy rear brakes? The problem may be in your parking brake shows system. See how to replace the parking brake shoes on your Volvo V70 in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Rear Brake Caliper and Hose Replacement
Sticky rear brake caliper or worn out and dry rotted brake hoses? This tech article will show you how to replace both of them on your V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
See how to replace the front and rear wheel speed sensors for your ABS and traction control system on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
If you have a soft brake pedal or a leaking master cylinder, you may need a new brake master cylinder. Replace it by following the steps in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Electrical
Brake Light Switch Replacement
Brake lights not working? If more than one bulb is out, the issue may be your brake light switch. See how to replace in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Brake Pedal Position / Travel Switch Replacement
Fault code ECM-9400 stored in your V70? This tech article shows you how to replace the Brake Pedal Position / Travel Switch Replacement.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Clutch Switch Testing and Replacement
If you suspect you have a faulty clutch switch, this tech article will show you how to replace and test it.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Headlight Switch Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace and perform a quick test of your headlight switch.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Rear Wiper Assembly Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace your rear wiper arm and the wiper motor with the transmission assembly.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Third Brake and License Plate Lights Replacement
Need to replace the LED third brake light or your license plate lights? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder Replacing
See how to replace the electrical and mechanical ignition switch components in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Clock Spring Replacement
If you have an airbag light and your horn isn’t working, the problem may be your clock spring. See how to replace it in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Radio Replacing
See how to remove and replace the radio on your V70. We will also cover how to replace the radio control panel illumination bulbs. And of course, how to enter the radio code.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Turn Signal and Wiper Switch Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the turn signal and wiper switches on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Climate Control Panel and Bulb Replacing
If you climate control panel is giving you trouble or portions of the panel are not illuminated, this tech article will help you remove it for replacement and show you how to replace the bulbs.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Blower Motor Replacement
See how to replace your blower motor in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Blower Motor Resistor Replacement
See how to replace your blower motor resistor in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Instrument Cluster Replacing and Servicing
This tech article shows you how to replace the instrument cluster as a unit, individual gauges and the bulbs.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Wiper Assembly Replacing
See how to replace the wiper transmission and motor in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Lamp Out Warning Module Replacement and Testing
Lamp out warning message but all your bulbs are working? This tech article shows you how to determine which bulb is setting the fault or if the module itself is faulty.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Blower Motor and Resistor Testing
If you have trouble with your HVAC blower motor, this tech article will show you how to test it. See just how to figure out if the resistor or the blower motor is at fault.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Headlight Wiper Motor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the headlight wiper motors on V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Transmission
Manual Trans Fluid Replacing
See how to service the manual transmission fluid on your Volvo V70.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Exhaust
Normally-Aspirated Engine Oxygen Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the oxygen sensor on Volvo V70 models with a normally-aspirated engine.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Suspension
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
Noisy front wheel bearing? No problem, this tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-07)
Rear Wheel Bearing FWD Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear wheel bearing on front wheel drive V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Power Steering Reservoir and Hoses Replacing
Power steering leaks are often caused by hoses or the reservoir. See how to replace them in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Power Steering Pump Replacement
Noise from your power steering pump? This tech article shows you how to replace them.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Rear Coil Spring Replacement
See how to replace your rear coil springs in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Rear Shocks Replacement
See how to replace your rear shocks and shock mounts in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
V70XC AWD Front Control Arm Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the front control arm on V70XC (AWD) models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
 Body & Interior
Headlight and Side Marker Light Replacement
See how to replace the headlight bulb and assembly, as well as the side-marker bulb and lens in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Tail Light Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace your tail light bulbs and lenses.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Tail Gate Latch and Handle Replacement
Trouble with your tail gate latch. This tech article shows you how to replace the handle and the latch.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Power Window Switch Replacement
See how to replace your power window switch. This tech article also has notes on how to test the switch if you suspect it to be faulty.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Steering Wheel and Driver Airbag Replacing
See how to remove the steering wheel and driver airbag on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Door Panel Removing
If you have an airbag light and your horn isn’t working, the problem may be your clock spring. See how to replace it in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Glove Box Replacing
This tech article shows you how to remove your glove box as well as how to replace the lock and handle.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Upper Dashboard Panel Replacing
Need to replace or remove the upper dashboard panel on your V70? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Front Window Regulator Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the front window regulator on Volvo V70 vehicles.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Hood Grille and Emblem Replacing
See how to replace your hood grille and emblem in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
If your exterior mirror glass is cloudy or the mirror motor is faulty, you can replace both yourself. See how in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Door Latch Replacing
Trouble with the door latch or power lock actuator? See how to replace your door latch with integrated power lock actuator in this tech article.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Door Handle Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the exterior door handle with lock cylinder on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Hood Release Cable and Latch Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the cables and latches on your V70 engine hood. There are also notes on adjusting the main pull cable and the latches.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Seats Replacement
See how to remove the front and rear seats on Volvo V70 models.
     Applies to: Volvo V70 (1998-01)
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