1998 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volvo C70

1998 Volvo C70 Problems

Electrical problems from bad battery cable

The battery B+ cable has problems with the terminal end necessitating replacement. Symptoms may include no start, cranks wont start, warning lights coming on and other odd electrical issues. The B+ cable end is located in the engine compartment fuse box near the drivers side shock tower.

Door Window Regulator May Fail

Door window regulator failures have been reported. These vehicles have a very complex door window mechanism that can be very difficult to adjust properly after installing a new window regulator. This can lead to air leaks, wind noise, and a door that doesn't open or close properly. This is a good time to find an experienced Volvo mechanic!

Knocking Noise From The Front Suspension Going Over Bumps

Knocking noises going over bumps can be caused by worn sway bar end links. These end links have small ball joints that become loose and rattle. Replacement is the only fix.

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1998 Volvo C70 Questions

1998 Volvo new battery cut off 3 times now jumped off is it alternator/starter? (1 answer)

Just bought it today. Before I did, Advance Auto Parts ran on machines said all was fine.

engine (1 answer)

will a 2.4 turbo and a 2.4 non turbo interchange

will an engine with vin #53 interchange with #55 (1 answer)

we have a bad engine and the used 1 we can find is chariter # they ask for mine is a 53 and there is a 55

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1998 Volvo C70 Recalls

Recall 04V504000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY CEASE TO FUNCTION.
Recall 00V405000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THERE COULD BE INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL NOT TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED.
Recall 99V235000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OPERATION OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, CAN RESULT IN INCONSISTENT OPERATION OF THE SWITCH.

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1998 Volvo C70 Reviews

Hey Great Falls, MT, If your car is like my 98' C70 it's more than likely that a spring has fallen off of your passenger seat. It's located near the rotating hinge where the seat folds forward/backward.. The spring holds a metal arm against a connection so when the seat is manually put forward the controls dis-engage (safety feature). When the spring falls off the arm becomes loo...
love this car. just wish i could find out how to make the passenger seat work. looks like there has been a recall on this, can i still bring it in for repair?
The C70 is a fun car to drive! I think it is the first Volvo convertible, and although I had a few problems with the top and the windows, they were addressed under the Volvo warranty. When the sun is out, the C70 is a blast!

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