1999 Volvo S70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volvo S70
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1999 Volvo S70 ProblemsMaster Window Switch Assembly May Fail
The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.
The Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of the ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S70 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
1999 Volvo S70 QuestionsA/c cuts off after 5-10 min driving. (2 answers)
Works great initially. Stops cold air when engine warms up. Seems the compressor is getting hot and cuts off quickly. Happens every time. Starts again cold after being off for 15-20 minutes .
When I let the car sit for a while it warms up to normal operating temp and heat in cabin is temp that I selected, when I drive it for a distance the temp gauge shows drop in temperature and starts blowing cool air. if I come to a stop it will go back up to normal temp and the cabin warms back up...
Any help would be appreciated. Have already replaced the MAF