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2000 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 223 repairs.

2000 Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

199000 mi

US $300
Cooling fan stopped working resulting to car running hot. Replaced cooling fan and also coolant, thermostat, and upper and lower radiator hoses.  Car also ran rough, replaced coil in cyl. no. 3. 
204000 mi

US $150
Vibration and noise in front end, found to be a faulty engine mount(front right). Replaced. Also a vibration in front tire. While up on a lift found a faulty right rear control arm and an exhaust shield falling off, both are unrepaired as of now. 
212000 mi

US $350
T-Belt had excessive wear after only 2K miles, found while replacing spark plugs. Problem diagnosed as faulty pulley pushing belt into engine. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

119000 mi

US $60
Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
137000 mi

US $22
Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
137000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir tank outlet flange failed (plastic too old?). New hose would not maintain a seal. Replaced tank. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

98000 mi

US $300
Oxygen sensor replaced because of CEL. CEL came back on. Unresolved CEL when sold. 
150000 mi

US $137
CEL on - diagnosed as bad cam sensor and hub.  Leaking rear mail seal and cam housing. 
118000 mi

US $230
Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
128000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
131000 mi

US $417
radiator was leaking. Replaced 
135000 mi

US $140
Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
139000 mi

US $300
A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
140000 mi

US $150
water reservoir leaking; replaced 
140000 mi The Volvo developed engine trouble while I was traveling, a dead miss. After I figured out it was a mechanical problem, perhaps a burnt valve or low compression, I decided to trade it. 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000 mi

US $625
Volvo dealer wanted to perform ETM cleaning ($550)and then replace PVC ($600) before replacing ETM under warranty. I removed the ETM myself and had it rebuilt by firm in Colorado for $600 plus shipping. Replaced it,problem solved. Not happy with Volvo. 
153000 mi

US $75
Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
162000 mi

US $3800
Replace motor mounts. 
165300 mi

US $130
Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
166000 mi

US $70
Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
179000 mi

US $500
Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
110000 mi

US $350
Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
142500 mi

US $600
Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
143000 mi Radiator tank cracked allowing slow loss of coolant. Shop says this is common problem w/this system after 10 yrs or so. Consider 10 yrs of trouble free cooling better than average service life for radiatiors in high corrosion area (Hawaii) 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

159000 mi

US $939
Dash lights (Check Engine, ABS, ETS, Brake) had all come on. The dealership wanted $1,800 to replace two modules (ABS & ETS). I went to an independent for a 2nd opinion. Paid to have frayed battery cable replaced to see if that would take care of the issue. It didn't as the ABS and Check Engine lights are still on. The car went back to the shop today for additional work. 
161000 mi The ETS module went out. Volvo covered the replacement work as part of a class action suit settlement. 
176000 mi

US $1600
Replaced heater core, and rear brakes/pads. 
184000 mi

US $578
Thermostat was replaced with new coolant.  
194000 mi

US $1000
Replaced heater core. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

146000 mi

US $100
Turbocharger was failing. This car was the most expensive car for repairs I ever owned. Had transmission replaced 5-2004, $4500. Something always wrong with it. I would guess I spent close to $15.000.00 over the 7 years just in repairs not maintenance. 
180000 mi Over $10k of pending repairs when I junked it...catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, etc. Needed new fuel pump. 

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2000 Volvo V70 Engine Problems

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