Volvo Maintenance FAQ for 7xx/9xx/90
Editor: Stephen Ringlee
This list was developed for the owners of
Volvo 7xx/9xx series cars who are interested in maintenance tips that are
not generally available in commercial manuals. It was compiled from Brickboard,
Swedishbricks and alt.autos.volvo daily mailing list comments, from the
RPR chatboard or from specific websites with useful information. Items
which appeared to be of lasting value to 7xx/9xx/90 series owners were
excerpted and copied to this file. Sincere thanks to all those who took
the time to answer others' questions and contribute to this public discussion.
Because these remarks represent contributors' personal opinions, users
need to exercise caution about any advice given; indeed, some of the comments
are contradictory. This list is current as of 16 Jun 00 and was compiled
by Steve Ringlee, who is NOT a consulting mechanic but only recording secretary.
While this public domain list may be shared either whole or in part without
attribution, it may not be sold or rented. "Volvo" is a registered trademark
of Volvo Cars AB and Volvo Cars North America, with worldwide rights, and
is used by way of reference only.
Note: If you are having specific
driveability problems (no start, poor idle, etc.) with your Volvo,
start your search with the Engine
Tune and Performance; Symptoms section where many common symptoms are
described and diagnosed. Other driveability problems are described
Ignition System, Electrical:
Engine Sensors, Etc, Engine:
Fuel Injection and other areas.
If you need help or consulting advice,
first visit the Brickboard Rear-Wheel Drive Forum and post a message.
You can reach this at
Another good source of basic help is the Swedishbricks mailing list, found
. This is a closed list and requires that you join in order to participate.
You will receive good, unbiased advice very quickly at both of these forums.
If you have a 200-series car, there is an excellent FAQ by Bob Scheer,
now maintained at http://www.swedishbricks.net/contents.html
Your contributions, along with corrections
and suggestions, are always welcome. Please send an email to email@example.com
(the subject line MUST contain "Volvo") and attach a word processing file
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Update version: 5.0
Date: 16 Jun 00
Tune and Performance; Symptoms
Engine Sensors, Etc.
OBD Diagnostic Codes
FI and Ignition Computers
Seals, Belts, Crankcase Ventilation
Engine Starting, Charging
Air Bag SRS
Circuits, Wiring, Relays, Switches
and Air Conditioning
Manual & Clutch
Rebuild: M-46 Transmission
and Rear Axle
Glass, Moldings, Leaks, Etc.
Care: Paint, Waxes, Etc.
Trim and Panels
Vehicles Preventive Maintenance
a Used 7xx/9xx
Special Tool Designs
Series Model Identification
Additive, Lubricant and Coolant Data
FAQ for 7xx/9xx/90 Cars
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