2000 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volvo V70
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2000 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.
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.
2000 Volvo V70 Questionshow can you tell if you have a blown head gasket? (2 answers)
It overheated in the snow couldn't get to an off-ramp by the time I got off the thing was so hot it buried the dial an stalled. It bellowed black smoke out of the top of the engine..an won't start , it turns over but it's like it don't have no resistance
leaking near serpentine belt, alldouwn by passenger side. could it be pcv system?
discovered that my air pump relay (in fuse box) had been pulled. I'm concerned someone was trying to mess with my handbrake and with no air pump relay--my ABS brakes would fail. Is this possible? Thank you!