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Old 11-19-2013, 06:23 PM
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picked up an 03 volvo v70 today

I am good friends with the Sales manager at our local vw-volvo dealer and they have stock piled a load of junker s80's s60, s40 a 960 wagon and the 03 v70 I picked up today. he sells em to me pretty cheap so I got this one for $1000. Black with tan and 198k miles.

It is a one owner with clear carfax, TONS of service records including timing belt , water pump, tensioner, idler pulley etc at 128k and 6 mos ago $1000 spent on a new instrument cluster. The car runs and drives well but is completely trashed inside due to the owner runs a animal rescue shelter. OMG its full of hair and piss smell. The drivers fender had a basketball size dent in it as well.

The problem with the car is when driving occasionally the dash lights up like a Christmas tree and the car actually hiccups badly. then almost instantaneously it runs normal again. the dealer advise it need a new CEM central electronics module. They charge $1275 to repair. Im gonna try this myself.

Anyone had any experience with these> Is this a massive job? or just plug in and go? I am not even sure what good Volvo forums are out there any more. I want to use this as a delivery car for our turbo parts company. any info or thrashing welcome

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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I'd rather have the 960, TYVM.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:30 PM
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lol yeah me too a checked it out it was a 97 and had a broken timing belt...yikes
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Current stable......
17' rogue SV 35k
08 9-3 SportCombi 150k
02 e320 210k


previous MB units..
01' e320 171k (regret sale)
91' 300d 2.5t 300k (sold to ecoofidaho)
79' 240d 177k (old yellow my avatar)
87' 300d 169k (junk but fast)
85' 300tdt 261k (RBM parts delivery)
85' 300dt 68k (one owner cream puff)
82' 240d 250k
84' 300dt 198k (sold to diesel don)
91' 190e 2.3 61k
88' 260e 140k
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:43 PM
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Try joining up the forum at The Volvo Resource: brickboard.com

and Swedespeed.com


Good luck, I like the older Volvos. Had a 1991 740 "Volvito" for many years while in San Francisco.

Much worse luck with "Camille" the brand new 2001 C70 HPT turbo coupe. Such a lemon that I had to have Volvo NA buy it back after a year under the California Lemon law.


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Old 11-19-2013, 06:49 PM
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I'd rather have the 960, TYVM.
This is the 960 I want: V8 by Paul Newman.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:46 AM
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Throttle Actuator

There was a serious issue with the Throttle Actuator (TBA) on the V70 that cost volvo beaucoup bucks since they at first refused to cover it as a warranty issue and then had to eat the cost ($1200 per unit including labor). the fault issues were exactly as described.

My Bro in Law had one of these and it was a true hanger queen. After he fixed it and finally (9 month wait) got paid back by Volvo NA, he dumped it...this one isn't a champagne/Tan and from VA is it...might be his POS.

Volvo subbed all the computers/modules, etc out to MM of Italy and we know they don't understand quality in electronics..ever own an Italian coffeemaker or washer/dryer?

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