2003 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volvo C70
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2003 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.
2003 Volvo C70 QuestionsHow do you do software updates on the Volvo c70 tranny problem. (1 answer)
Mines a convertible, turbo, automatic. 107k miles.theres a pdf on how it's a computer glitch not the tranny? Also heard you can put brake fluid in it to some how clean the tranny?
Question is when it retracts it still stays up about 10 inches. Is this normal?
I just purchased this as a used car. I attempted to put in A/C Pro refrigerant. However, the car would not take it. I called A/C Pro technical service and was told it is a mechanical problem. While attempting to put in the Freon, the compressor and a/c was running with a full connection on th...