1998 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volvo C70
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1998 Volvo C70 ProblemsConvertible Tops May Have Problems With Micro-Switches/Potentiometers
The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.
There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.
Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.
1998 Volvo C70 Questions1998 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.
will a 2.4 turbo and a 2.4 non turbo interchange
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