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
Leaking Coolent on 1998 Volvo S70
by yankeefan in Naperville, IL on June 10, 2010
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by baddawg , July 07, 2010
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.
COMMENT by dharris , March 02, 2011
Hello I read your answer regarding the volvo coolant leak, I also have a coolant leak on my C70 I took it to the shop and they did a pressure check and could not find the leak so they changed the resivor. This lasted for 3 months then the light came back on and I took it back to the shop this time they changed the hose and only charged me 15.00 for the hose. This worked for the next 7 months. Now I'm living in Houston and not VA and the coolant light come on at an alarming rate every 15 miles or so. Someone said if it is not hiting the ground it could be a gasket which would cost me 2200. Ive been unemployed for 7 months so I would like to know could this be anything else where the coolant leaks out very rapaidly and does not hit the ground.
ANSWER by rick22 , November 09, 2010
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
ANSWER by Bret Bodas , June 10, 2010
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.