Volvo XC Cross Country

The Cross Country (XC) is a four-wheel drive manufactured by Volvo Cars from 1997 to the present. It is a rebadged variant of the Volvo V70. The XC is available as either a five-door wagon or a five-door crossover.

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Check Engine Light
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How To

How to reset service engine light on Volvo XC90?

Any auto repair shop. They will plug in a device to your cars computer and it"ll spit out a code that tells you why the light came on. Than he will re-set the light to go off. Proceed as follows to reset the service reminder indicator (SRI): Ignition to position I

Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer

Ignition to position II.

Hold the reset button for the trip odometer pressed in until the original value has been reset

The information lamp lights when the reset button must be released

Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds . The instrument gives an audible signal when resetting has succeeded

If the trip odometer is already reset, the reset button must be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds .

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How do you reset the service light in a Volvo V70?

S70 and V70 and C70 and XC70

1. Press and hold odometer reset button.

2. Turn ignition switch to Run.

3. After SRL flashes, release odometer reset button.

4. Confirm by turning your Volvo off, then on again.

Transmission Fluid
Volvo XC Cross Country

How do you check the transmission fluid level?

Check the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) For Solid Performance

Your car�s automatic transmission fluid is a key element to keeping your car drivable.

* Among other things, on a day-to-day basis transmission fluid: Cleans

* Cools

* Lubricates

* Transmits force

* Transmits pressure

* Inhibits varnish build-up

* Protects the transmission

You check your automatic transmission fluid much the same way as you check your engine oil: Remove a dipstick from under the hood and inspect the fluid level. The dipstick for your automatic transmission fluid may be labeled TRANS or ATF; it may also be colored bright yellow or another color for easy recognition.

In most cases, automatic transmissions must be checked when the engine is running and only after it is warmed up. Driving the car 10 miles or more is the best way to properly warm it up. Checking the ATF Overview:

* Park the car on a level surface.

* Leave your foot on the brake, keep the parking brake on, and let the engine idle.

* Move the gear shift through each gear. This will ensure that the hydraulic chambers in the transmission are filled with oil. Also, checking the level with the engine running allows for fluid to be circulating normally. By not following this step, you will get an incorrect reading.

* Note: Sometimes, checking your fluid with the car in park or neutral is required. Consult the owner�s manual for more information, or some vehicles have the instructions on the dipstick.

* Locate the transmission dipstick, usually placed at the rear of the engine. Pull the dipstick out and wipe it clean with a paper towel or a rag. Be sure to note the markings on the end of the stick that indicate fluid levels: "FULL" and "ADD 1 PINT".

* Also check the fluid for black deposits, metal particles and dirt. Do this by wiping the dipstick with clean a white paper towel and examining the fluid on the paper.

* Also check that the fluid is clean and transparent, not black and/or having a burnt smell.

To add transmission fluid:

* Only add transmission fluid if it is at or below the �Add� mark. Never fill it past the �Full� mark.

* Be sure to only use transmission fluid that is recommended by the manufacturer. Consult the owner�s manual for this information.

* Transmission fluid is usually sold in quarts. Do not add the entire quart at once; add small amounts at a time until you get the correct reading on the dipstick.

* Use a funnel to get the fluid into the small tube that the dipstick came out of.

* Wait for the fluid to settle after adding it.

* After a few minutes, start the vehicle. If it still is not reading the correct level, add more fluid.

Standards are considerably different, on my 1.9L 5 Speed, on top of the transmition, is the speedometer gear, you gave to pull that gear out to check the fluid level, if the gear is covered completely with fluid, then it is full, if it is not completely covered, then you need to add some to it, throu that very same hole.

Chevy cobalts auto or standard don't have a dipstick there is a plug under the car near the torqe converter u must have the car running and up to normal running temp raise the car evenly on all sides so its level while its running crawl under undo the plug if fluid runs out its full if not go to the top of the car near the fuse block undo the vent cap at the top of the tranny big black cap and fill there until fluid drips out of the hole by the torqe converter when it drips put plug back in and vent cap and you are done i am a mechanic at a local chev dealer and own one

Volvo S70
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Emission system service light reset Volvo S80?

hi, disconnect the battery for 5 minutes.

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Air Filters and Intake Manifolds
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the cabin air filter on a 2000 Volvo S80?


Mobile Phones
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How do you turn off the 'maintenance required' message on the dash message cneter on the 2007 Volvo S40?

Put the ignition key into position I, push in and hold the odometer reset button (use your left hand), move the ignition key to position II, when the service light begins to blink,let go of the odometer reset button. Confirm by turning your Volvo off then on again.

The previous description was for resetting the "Service" light.

To reset the check engine light, the car must be plugged into either an OBDII compliant scan tool, or a dealer's scan tool to retrive whatever trouble code has been stored, repair the problem, and then the light can be "reset".

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How safe is Volvo xc90?

How safe in comparison to crash testing ?

The XC90 is the only 4x4 SUV that has ever been put through the roll over test.

(Almost as if the Volvo folk thought - we can do that ...)

Along with side impact protection, a stupid amount of airbags and curtains

So all in all, this is a very safe car.

Have a look at this report:

Car Electronics and Lights
Volvo XC Cross Country

What kind of snow tires are best for a 2004 Volvo XC70?

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 5 studded snow tires are best snow tires for a 2004 Volvo XC70. But they are expensive, and check your local laws before you buy them. Studded snow tires are illegal in some areas.

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What are position lights?

The position lights on my XC70 are the bulbs just above the taillights/brakelights on the rear of the car. I have one that is often going out and generating the position light message. I usually just rap the brakelight area with my fist and the light pops back on. I guess there is a loose connection in there.

Check Engine Light
Volvo 850
Volvo XC Cross Country

How do you reset check engine light on Volvo 850?

To start, the Ignition key must be in position II, engine not running. Locate the two diagnostic sockets just inboard of the washer fill cap. The "A" connector (shown above) has a jumper that is stored in the lid of the "A" diagnostic connector. The jumper is used for both diagnostic connectors. Listed below is the information retrievable from the various connections. A1 Transmission B1 Climate Control A2 Fuel System B2 Cruise Control A3 ABS B5 SRS A5 TCU (Transmission Control) B6 Power Seat A6 Ignition System A7 Combined Instrument Normally "Check Engine Light" information will be found in A2. Put the jumper into A2 and push the black button for one second. Count the red LED light as it blinks back information, blink, blink, pause, blink, blink, blink, pause, blink, blink, is an example of the response you would receive. 2-3-2 would be the code retrieved, now push the button again for one second, again count the blinks, keep checking for codes until one of them repeats, this means you have read all the codes. Now to clear the codes, push and hold the button for 6-7 seconds, release and as soon as the LED comes on push and hold the button for another 6-7 seconds. Now push the button for one second and read the codes again, you should get 1-1-1 (no faults). You Must Read All Codes before Clearing. Turn the ignition off and then start the car, the check engine light should be out. It is always a good idea to check for codes, clear them and then drive the vehicle to see if they return before replacing parts. The transmission can ask the check engine light to be turned on, so if you try clearing A2 codes and they wont go away try reading the transmission (A1), clear them , and then go back to A2.

After contacting a Volvo dealer, they recommended the Haynes series of manuals for the 850, each section details the codes and faults detected.

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What is the tire size on a 2002 Volvo xc70?

215/65-R16 although I've had tire shops try to sell me 225/60-R16 because there's more of a choice.

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How do you unlock shifter in 2001 Volvo V70 XC?

Press the shift lock override button next to the shifter. Make sure you push it as far down as you can.

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What type of bike rack will fit a 2002 Volvo XC70?

That car comes with load bars as standard equipment, so you should just grab a set of Yakima RailGrab's and a couple 58" crossbars and you're good to go.

Thule has a setup for you too, but it's WAY more expensive than the Yakima solution.

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How do you reset the message center computer on an XC70 Message indicates needs regular maintenance but after performing service you don't know how to clear this message?

Press and hold trip odometer reset button

2. Turn ignition key to run position KPII (not the start position)

3. Wait 30 seconds or until service light "!" begins blinking

4. Release Trip Odometer button

5. Turn ignition to off position

If that doesn't work then do this instead:

1. Press and hold trip odometer reset button

2. Turn ignition key to run position KPII (not the start position)

3. Wait 30 seconds or until service light "!" begins blinking

4. Turn ignition to off position, the service light continues blinking

5. Release Trip Odometer button

Read more: How_do_you_reset_the_service_needed_light_on_a_Volvo_S60

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How would you remove the Climate Control panel of a 2000 Volvo V70?

Assuming this a new rather than classic V70 steps are (I've just cracked it today!)

Remove pen holder panel underneath heater panel

This gives access to two self tapping Torx headed screws on heater panel (they are short and likely to drop out!)

Unclip the leading edge of the gearlever cover plate and rotae through 90 degrees

You now have to wiggle the heater panel out but there are two metal clips at the top of the unit that need to be separated

I used two tyre cycle levers to crack open a gap between the heater panel and radio panel across is whole width.

This releases the pressure on the clips and allow the unit to be wiggled out

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How do you turn off the air bag service light on Volvo s80 1999?

Just turn off the air back service light..

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How to you replace tail light bulb on a 2004 Volvo XC90?

Changing brake lightbulb on xc901. open tailgate.2. remove corner floor piece by lifting.3. remove corner side panel. pull out from tab on bottom.4. remove two hex bolts(#10) to release light housing. they look like large Allen wrenches.5. replace bulb(s) and refasten again.
Oil and Oil Filters
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How often should you change your oil in your Volvo XC70?

Oil Change Intervals Few subjects generate as much debate on Usenet as the proper oil change interval. Since few people bother with oil analysis the debate centers on time and mileage. Follow the Money Unfortunately, there are market forces that have a vested interest in convincing vehicle owners to change their oil more often than necessary. The legal prey of these market forces have become convinced that they are purchasing "cheap insurance" or "peace of mind" by changing their oil more often than necessary. Complicating things is the fact that doing oil changes is one of the few do-it-yourself maintenance tasks that is still within the ability of the backyard mechanic to perform. Recreational Oil Changing The term "recreational oil changer" was coined to define people that change their oil far more than necessary because they actually enjoy doing it. It's easy to understand the psychology behind the recreational oil changing. It's the visceral feel of the tools, the victory when that old oil filter breaks free, the hot dirty oil pouring out, the joy of oiling of the gasket on the new filter, that new copper or fiber gasket on the drain plug, the clean clear oil going in, and the sense of accomplishment when you start the car, the oil light comes on for a moment, then goes out. For $8-10 in oil and parts, it's pretty cheap entertainment, but if people would be content to do it only when it provides some benefit to the vehicle it would be better. The 3000 Mile Myth The 3000 mile oil change interval has been pounded into people's heads for decades. It had a scientific basis when engines used non-multi-weight, non-detergent oil. It no longer has any scientific basis, but it is still being promoted by certain entities, most notably the oil change industry in the United States. This myth is also sometimes known as the "Cheap Insurance Myth." The 3000 Mile Fact There are still vehicles that need 3K oil changes, but it's not because the oil goes bad after 3K miles. One example is the Saturn S series. These vehicles have a timing chain system that is very sensitive to clean oil because oil pressure is used as hydraulic fluid to ratchet up the timing chain tensioner. If varnish forms in the timing chain tensioner bore then this system can fail and the chain will become loose and eventually break. Dealers have gone as far as tearing out the normal service schedule (6000 miles) and leaving only the severe service schedule. If your engine is destroyed (under warranty) by a failed timing chain then the dealer will legitimately request evidence of oil changes. Unfortunately this problem usually won't manifest itself during the warranty period. The Dark Oil Myth Dark oil does not indicate the need for an oil change. The way modern detergent motor oil works is that minute particles of soot are suspended in the oil. These minute particles pose no danger to your engine, but they cause the oil to darken. A non-detergent oil would stay clearer than a detergent oil because all the soot would be left on the internal engine parts and would create sludge. If you never changed your oil, eventually the oil would no longer be able to suspend any more particles in the oil and sludge would form. Fortunately, by following the manufacturer's recommended oil change interval, you are changing your oil long before the oil has become saturated. Remember, a good oil should get dirty as it does it's work cleaning out the engine. The dispersant should stop all the gunk from depositing in the oil pan. The only real way to determine whether oil is truly in need of changing is to have an oil analysis performed. Since most people don't want to bother with this, it's acceptable to err heavily on the safe side and simply follow the manufacturer's recommended change interval for severe service. There are still a few cars that specify 3K intervals for severe service, but not many. If you look at countries other than the U.S., the oil recommended change interval is much higher than even the normal interval specified by vehicle manufacturers in the U.S. Severe Service versus Normal Service Each manufacturer specifies what constitutes normal and severe service. Generally, severe service consists of operating the vehicle in a very muddy or dusty areas (because dust particles get through the air filter and contaminate the oil more quickly), operating the vehicle in a very hot areas (heat breaks down oil more quickly), using the vehicle only for short trips in cold weather (the moisture in the oil never gets vaporized), or using the vehicle for towing or when carrying a car-top carrier. You'll often see claims such as "everyone falls into the severe service category," but these claims are untrue (follow the money and see who's making these claims). If you primarily do freeway driving in moderate weather you do not fall into the severe service category. If you're in doubt, the best way to see if you fall into the severe service category is to have an oil analysis done at the mileage of the severe service interval. Many people just like to play it safe and follow the severe service schedule, which is fine, but there is no benefit in changing the oil sooner than the severe service schedule states. Maintenance Schedules Vary by Country Different countries have different maintenance schedules, even for the same car. This fact has been the cause of long argument threads on Usenet. How could the exact same car need a different service schedule simply because of where the vehicle is used? At least part of the reason is due to the differences in fuel. For example, the U.S. and Canada has fuel with high sulphur levels which can cause more oil contamination. Japanese fuel has very low sulphur levels. Europe is in-between. Some of the newer engine technology (direct injection) which raises fuel economy, requires low sulphur fuel. Of course the oil companies have a vested interest in not lowering the sulphur as it adds to refining cost and enables more fuel efficient engines. Since "Big Oil" is in bed with the un-elected president in the U.S., don't expect any action of lower sulphur fuel for a while in the United States. If Al Gore is re-elected in 2004, and the Supremes don't simply ignore the election results again, then there is a chance for lower sulphur fuel in the U.S. beginning in 2005. Oil change intervals with synthetic oil Synthetic oils withstand higher temperatures before breaking down, and have more base stock and less viscosity modifiers. Synthetics wear out, become acidic, and eventually become saturated with suspended soot particles, just like regular oil. Again, an oil analysis is a good investment to determine the optimum oil change interval. Never exceed the manufacturer requirements for normal service. Filter Change Interval Back in the days of 3000 mile oil changes many manufacturers recommended filter changes only half as often because the filter did not become clogged with dirt at only 3000 miles. This was good advice back then, especially because with non-detergent motor oils a lot of the sludge remained stuck to internal engine parts rather than being carried in the oil to the filter. Nowadays the filter should be changed at every oil change. There are some people who believe so much in synthetic oil that they change filters without changing the oil. There's no harm in changing the filter without changing the oil, but there is no point in doing this. Do-it-yourself versus paying someone to do it Oil changes are pretty inexpensive when done at a reputable repair shop or dealer. Most dealers offer oil change specials that cost less than the quick-change oil places, and the dealers do a better job and use better filters. Where I live the dealers have very long service department hours including on Saturday (some on Sunday). The dealers also offer a time guarantee, generally that they'll get you in and out in less than 30 minutes or the next oil change is on them. Another advantage of having it done at a repair shop or dealer is that you have solid legal proof of the date and mileage when the oil change took place. My personal preference is to have the oil changed at a dealer during the warranty period. Edmunds has a page on secret warranties that states: "If you service your vehicle through an independent or aftermarket facility, what does the manufacturer owe you in terms of assistance? Manufacturers cannot control the quality of the parts used or work performed when you service your vehicle through aftermarket service facilities. Also remember that the treatment you receive as a customer has a great deal to do with you being a loyal customer to the dealer and the manufacturer." See: . If you change the oil yourself follow these guidelines (especially during the warranty period): 1. Buy the oil, filter (from the dealer), and drain plug gasket (if necessary) within a few days of the oil change (don't stock up during a sale). You want dated proof that you bought the supplies near the date of the oil change. 2. Keep a log book of your maintenance. Staple the receipts for the oil and filter into the book. 3. If you really want to be anal then take a dated photograph of the oil change being performed. Have the photos processed at a lab that dates the back of the prints. Stick the prints into the maintenance log. None of this really proves that you changed the oil when you said you did, but it would be sufficient should the manufacturer challenge a warranty claim based on lack of oil changes. Quick-Lube (and dealer) Problems to Watch Out For 1. SAE30 oil. Some quick-lube places have been known to offer advertised specials that use SAE 30 oil, as opposed to 5W30 or 10W30. Pay the extra for the proper oil, or better yet avoid merchants that try to pull this kind of thing because it's an indicator that they are less than honest. 2. Trying to use the wrong oil because it's what they have in bulk. Insist on the oil that is specified on your filler cap and in your manual. 3. Pumping the oil out through the dipstick hole instead of removing the drain plug. I came across this gem when I asked if I needed to bring my own copper drain plug gasket. They said that they didn't remove the drain plug to drain the old oil. This was the Oil Changer location at Kifer & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, California. Pumping the oil out through the dipstick hole is a terrible way to get the old oil out because it leaves a lot of junk in the bottom of the oil pan. This was a long time ago and maybe they've changed their ways since then. 4. Selling unneeded and overpriced services such as engine flushes. 5. Selling overpriced, and often low quality, parts such as wiper blades and washer fluid, PCV valves, thermostats, etc. Never let a quick-lube place do any mechanical work on your vehicle.. They do no use journeyman mechanics. 6. Using poor quality filters. You really want to bring your own filter, from the dealer, with you when you go to a quick-lube place. They may take $1 or $2 off the price if you do this but don't count on it. 7. If you have a vehicle that actually still has Zerk fittings to lubricate then be sure that they actually lubricate these fitting. Most cars no longer require lubrication but some trucks still do. 8. Do not let a quick-lube place change or add any fluids other than oil. No transmission fluid, no brake fluid, no power steering fluid, no antifreeze, no oil additives, no fuel additives. It is just too easy for them to use the wrong fluid and cause permanent damage to your vehicle. For some horror stories about Jiffy Lube see: . I think I'll pass on them!

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Does the Volvo XC90 have psi wheel sensors?

Late model XC90's can be equiped with Tire Pressure Monitors depending on the model year. The system will notify you of a low tire but will not tell you which tire is low.

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Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning

2006 Volvo XC90 seem to require rear-AC on to have air come out the vents for 3rd-row seats - defect or design flaw?

Unfortunately, that's the way it works in my 2006, too. Use the fan control that is at thigh-level to the left of the third-row seat, driver's side, to adjust the flow rate through the rear vents. This control only works if the both the "AC" and "Rear AC" switches are activated. It would have been nice if the rear blower could contol fresh air flow also. Not really a "flaw", per se, just short-sighted design.

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2002 Volvo xc70 turbo retone line?

If you mean "Turbo Return Line" this refers to the metal pipe bolted to the bottom of the Turbocharger that returns lubricating oil to the oil pan. The pipe has a gasket between a flange at the top of the pipe and the bottom of the Turbocharger and an o-ring at the bottom of the pipe where it goes into the engine block just above the oil pan. The oring ages and starts to leak oil down the back of the engine. It can be difficult to replace due to it's position in between the back of the engine and the bevel gear assembly that drives the propellor shaft attached to the rear differential. Two bolts attach it to the bottom of the turbocharger ad the bottom just presses into the back of the engine block.

Volvo XC Cross Country
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Fuel Economy and Mileage

How many miles to a gallon in 2002 Volvo XC70?

I get about 42 miles to a UK gallon - mixed driving with 50% motorway driving at speeds I should not document.

Volvo V70
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Why does it show that there is no oil pressure and stop the engine in Volvo v70?

You must change the oil and filter. ASAP.

low oil pressure caused by sludge, mine was found in the Oil Filter, else

oil filter is clogged. Oil may be dirty , even at 3000 miles since last change.

I changed mine and the warnings have been off for a week.

Did not understand the warning, so towed the car home.

change the oil and filter , its much cheaper than a tow home.

so far so good.

BMW 3-Series
Volvo XC Cross Country
Air Filters and Intake Manifolds
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the cabin air filter on an XC-90 Volvo?

The cabin air filter is behind the glove box but you do not remove the glove box to replace it. Remove the kick panel under the glove box by removing two screws (torx 25) and removing the panel. Under it is a black panel with 4 screws in it, again torx 25. Remove the four screws and the panel. The cabin air filter will be one of two types. One about 3/4 inch thick towards the rear or one about 1 and 1/2 inch thick towards the front. The filter is removed by pulling it straight down toward the floor. Only one filter should be installed. The thin one if for cars without IAQS or Interior Air Quality System and the thicker filter for cars with IAQS. To tell which your car should have look at the Air Conditioning Recirc switch on the Climate control panel. Cars with IAQS will have two leds on the Recirc button and cars without will have one.

Mercury Sable
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Turn Signals and Hazard Lights
Grand Am SE

Where is turn signal relay in a 98 Volvo v70xc and how do you get to it without breaking anything?

The turn signal relay is part of the emergency flasher switch. Using a small pick tool you simply pull the switch, located in the center console right in front of the shifter knob, straight out. The relay is part of the switch and is replaced as a unit. Once the switch is removed simply unplug the connector on the back of the switch.


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