1998 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volvo V70
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1998 Volvo V70 ProblemsTransmission Shifts Very Hard and Erratic
There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.
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>>
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.
1998 Volvo V70 QuestionsWhy does the car feel like its floating when shifting lanes at higher speed? (1 answer)
but ut wont start
have a small leak somewhere around the turbo charge