1999 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volvo V70
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1999 Volvo V70 ProblemsAutomatic Transmission 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>>
A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
1999 Volvo V70 Questionsthe inside light doesn't go off when locking the door (2 answers)
i checked all the locks and the main light, nothing helped
when the car gets up to running temperature the power steeering becomes very noisy it makes a whining noise when the steering wheel is moved from side to side have checked the fluid level in the tank and all seems ok (its not noisy when first started only when hot )