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1998 Volvo V70 XC Problems

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Most Common 1998 Volvo V70 XC Problems

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmissio...
There have been many reports of ABS Control Module failure. When they fail the ABS and Check Engine warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, t...
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
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3 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Brakes Problems

There have been many reports of ABS Control Module failure. When they fail the ABS and Check Engine warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, t...
When braking at highway speeds or when descending hills, a rumbling or vibration felt throughout the vehicle can be from the rear brake rotors. Replacement of the rear pads and rotors is the fix, a...
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor...

4 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Drive Train Problems

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmissio...
The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced as...
One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

2 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.

4 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Engine 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 s...
An abnormal vibration maybe noted due to a worn upper and/or right front engine mount. Replacing all worn mounts may be necessary to correct this concern.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an intake manifold gasket vacuum leak.

2 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The secondary air pump may fail causing the check engine light to illuminate. The cause is often a failure of the air pump check valve that contaminates the air pump with exhaust gas/moisture.
Evap Purge Valve/Canister Shut-Off Valve/Tank Pressure Sensor*make sure to always properly secure the fuel filler cap after fill-up!

1 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.

0 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Suspension & Steering Problems

Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the...

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Known 1998 Volvo V70 XC Problems & Complaints

The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced as...
The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.
Oil leaks from the AWD bevel gear housing are common
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