1999 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volvo C70
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1999 Volvo C70 ProblemsHard shifting from transmission and other issues
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
The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
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.
1999 Volvo C70 QuestionsCan i repace the oringal engen with a newer year in my 1999 c70 convertible (1 answer)
What engen is abel to fit in my 1999c70
It was running hot I stopped cut the car off when it cooled and I start the csr back. It turns over slow and gets faster and faster and will eventually start.I checked the coolant and oil and oil has coolant in it..what do I do?
If there is a manual switch for using convertible where is it located?