20 Most Recent 1998 Volvo V70 Questions & Answers

yes. the light indicates a fault in the abs system (it will store a code which can be retrieved with a code reader), and the abs system will be disabled until repaired. your brakes will function normally, but you will have no abs feature.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Mar 28, 2019

The tracs off light comes on automatically whenever the ABS light goes off. Each of 4 wheels has an ABS sensor. The ABS light usually comes when any one of these sensors go bad. It could also be the ABS computer but the computers usually last the lifetime of the car on Volvos. Then, of course it could be some wire spliced somewhere in the ABS circuit and that would be something very difficult to find where the short is. But try the sensors, they are usually the culprit.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Oct 25, 2018

What is the make and model of the radio

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jul 23, 2018

I found it necessary to try two of the the fixes listed before I solved the problem. Here's what I learned, as it relates to my 2000 V70:

1. The lock button on the shifter WAS stuck in the depressed mode. So I squirted a bit of WD-40 and--presto! It was released. But my problem wasn't solved. On examining the button action a little more, I noticed it it wasn't FULLY freed. So, another squirt of WD-40 and a few more press/releases, and---PERFECT. BUT the problem was not solved.

2. I next tried to "lift" the "shift override" button using pliers with gentle-to-moderate pressure so as not to break the plastic. It did lift a little, but still no solution. So I squirted a bit of WD-40 into the space around the button and pushed the button several times to "work-in" the WD-40. No luck. In fact, the button seemed stuck in a depressed mode even more.

3. Finally, to the SOLUTION! Since I could no longer get a grip on the button, I introduced 2 thin-bladed knives to barely exposed opposing side surfaces and pried the switch-button up. Still, no luck, but going back to the pliers and gentle/moderate pressure, I was able to pull the button up, and----SUCCESS!!!!

Notes: I am surprised at how much travel there was in the button--a good 3/16" it seems.

I don't know what caused the button to seize in the depressed state. I never use it and I don't think that I've ever spilled anything on/in it. But its horizontal position just begs for this kind of problem.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jul 23, 2018

Unfortunately there is not an easy answer for this. Volvo remotes are difficult to program and most mechanics and / or locksmiths won't touch them.

My company does sell these remotes, but like I said above, it is difficult to find anyone to program them. If you take it to the dealer, they will want you to purchase the keyless entry remote from them, and of course charge you a huge fee!

If you can find a locksmith or mechanic in your area to program a keyless entry remote for your Volvo I would suggest purchasing the remote online and save some cash. https://www.keylessentryremotefob.com/Volvo-Key-Fob-Remote-Replacements-s/1855.htm

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jun 20, 2018

The light is an engine malfunction light and is registered by the vehicle's ECM (engine control module), the vehicle's onboard computer. The computer is set to read variables from the car's many sensors. If a sensor gives a reading that is out of spec, it lights the light. Under the dashboard by the driver's knee is a socket that is called an OBD11 (onboard diagnostics version 2) port. When a OBD11 code reader is connected to it, it gives a P Code and this tells what is wrong. Garages will normally read the code for free in the hope of getting the work. Connecting and reading literally takes less than two minutes. I have a reader called FIXD which relays information to my iPhone.

General info
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FIXD and the app
FIXD Automotive Understand Your Car
Volvo P Codes showing just how much information is discoverable!
Thread OBDII to Volvo Code Conversion List

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Mar 07, 2018

I believe you just shift it to "D" and then straddle the shifter and pull it straight up with all your might. It's a bear, but doable.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

possible corrupted CPU program
use a scan tool to reset the system

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Dec 24, 2017

No idea sorry ,this is beyond me as iam a old dinasaur who remembers cars made of metal with a starting handle ,only thing i can suggest offhand is to disconnect battery and join the leads together ? may work but most likely will not work but its worth a shot.Failing which ask local volvo garage to reset it for you

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Nov 08, 2017

check for a failed camshaft timing belt or chain especially if the mileage exceeds 60,000miles and the items have not been changed

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Oct 21, 2017

it will not fix the fault because the cluster is not the problem
it is a busbar/communicator bar for the body that is faulty
run the fault codes to get the faulty and fix that

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Oct 12, 2017

This is possibly a fuel pressure fault or air in the system. Get it plugged in to read pressures first.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Oct 10, 2017

Pre-made, pre- cut, replacement carpet will not be found new. But you could try a junkyard.
Most auto parts stores (and even Wal-Mart) carry rolls of replacement auto carpet.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Oct 06, 2017

The 1st things you need to do is have the engine control module scanned for fault codes and the fuel pressure tested for proper specs.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jul 27, 2017

You can check this website you find there wiring diagrams Volvo V70


1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on Jul 12, 2017

need to remove door panel either the linkage clip either broke or disconnected --if have remote start on fob need dealer to program--if normal try these links
Lexus Free Keyless Remote Fob Entry programming instructions Free Keyless Remote Fob Entry programming instructions procedures for all...

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on May 13, 2017

It sounds like there is a leak in the power steering and the fluid is dripping on the exhaust. To quiet the noise and avoid further wear and tear on your power steering, try adding some fluid. To find and repair the leak you'll probably want a qualified mechanic to have a look at the system.

1998 Volvo V70 | Answered on May 10, 2017

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