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2000 Volvo V70 Engine Problems

80 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 Volvo V70. 33 of these members (41.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 82 engine repairs to 2000 Volvo V70s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2000 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 223 repairs.

2000 Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 27 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

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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   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   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   Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
137000   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 US $137 CEL on - diagnosed as bad cam sensor and hub.  Leaking rear mail seal and cam housing. 
118000 US $230 Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
128000   Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
131000   radiator was leaking. Replaced 
135000   Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
139000   A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
140000   water reservoir leaking; replaced 
140000   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 US $400 Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000   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   Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
162000   Replace motor mounts. 
165300   Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
166000   Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
179000   Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
110000 US $350 Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
142500   Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
143000   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   The ETS module went out. Volvo covered the replacement work as part of a class action suit settlement. 
176000   Replaced heater core, and rear brakes/pads. 
184000   Thermostat was replaced with new coolant.  
194000   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   Over $10k of pending repairs when I junked it...catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, etc. Needed new fuel pump. 

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