1998 Volvo S70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volvo S70

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1998 Volvo S70 Problems

Rumbling Noise From Front of Vehicle While Driving

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

AC Not Cold Due to Evaporator Leak

The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.

Rough idle due to broken vacuum hose near power steering pump

A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate

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1998 Volvo S70 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 S70 Reviews

2nd owner. Have had it 12 years, 100k+ miles driven by me. All the usual problems of other s70s. 4 time volvo owner, but this is the last. Expensive parts as the car ages. $1000 every time I take it to the shop. Front wheel drive just not the same on the newer volvo cars and sadly nothing special. Not bad for a european car but others are better.
I am second owner, bought from medical supply salesman. Had 46,000 miles on it when I got it 12 years ago, Has 189,000 now. Have loved loved loved this car since the minute I laid eyes on it and drove it. Normal upkeep, except for those infamous Volvo brakes of course. Black, turbo, with rear spoiler, leather seats, sunroof. Oh my. Breaks my heart, but gonna have to give it up. Gigantic ...
The coolant fan comes on automatically once I turn the ignition and the engine is cold. I replaced the thermostat. Whatelse could be wrong?

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