1998 Volvo S70 Q&A
1998 Volvo S70 Question: Leaking Coolent
Low coolent light began to illuminate a few months ago. Used BARD's leak stopper and worked well for a few months. Yesterday light came on again. ( No overheating signs) Replaced coolent. However, after a few miles light came on again. This time used BARDS again. Looked under neath and found coolent leaking. Opened hood and found coolent had splashed. Can this be a radiator hose problem? Or can it be something more profound? Note. No engine light occurances - yankeefan
These models will leak coolant from a few places. If you cannot find the source of the leak then you should have a mechanic look at this. The system should be pressure tested and then the leak will be easily located. Without the pressure test, look for wetness at the bottom of the radiator, cracked coolant reservoir bottle, leaking water pump and leaking heater core. - Bret Bodas
There can be many locations where coolant can leak in the engine compartment on this car like broken hose, a loose fitting to an hose or bad radiator and for those with turbos the turbo housing & associated hoses and pipes. A good mechanic will have dyes that can put into the coolant to allow them to see the leak location with a UV light. - baddawg
possible heater core,buy one off the web and check this out: http://www.volvo-forums.com/t22870-1998-volvo-v70-heater-core-replacement-w-pics.htm - rick22
I want to buy a car but the person said the water pump failed which cause a head gasket leak. The water pump was replaced and he added sealer to the coolent. Said the head gasket would need to be r...