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#910 of 1197 ETS light lit on the dash
Nov 06, 2005 (7:25 pm)
I gave a 1999 S70 AWD piece of crap. This car has nickeled and dimed me since it was new. I do however have an extended warranty good until May 2006. I have just under 62,000 miles on the car, and recently had it in to the dealer for the 60,000 mile check. The car is idling a little rough, and today the ETS light popped on. I seemed to run okay, and after the sat for a few hours, the light went out. Is this a big concern? I will definitely never buy another Volvo again.
#912 of 1197 Re: ETS and Check engine lights [8aa2ym]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:06 am)
What year is your volvo? It doesn't work that way on my '98 (and many others I've spoken with). Its just the ABS and TRACS lights that come on.
By the way, this guy will do the same rebuild for less money. Countless volvo owners have paid Victor to rebuild their units with great success (myself included).
qbrozen, "Volvo S70" #764, 20 Jun 2005 8:35 am
#913 of 1197 S70 Replacement tires
Nov 08, 2005 (2:08 pm)
2000 S70 w/ 35k miles, had the car for about 18 months. Is there a tire thats better suited to these cars. Looking for all season w/good snow as well as long summer road trips qualities. Handling & ride, noise, etc.
#914 of 1197 Re: S70 Replacement tires [jonnybgood]
Nov 08, 2005 (3:02 pm)
2000 S70 SE (currently ca. 80,000 miles +/-) Original tires: Michelin. Handled well, did not last long (long enough). Next: Pirelli. Hated them - handled very poorly esp cornering. Next and currently: Bridgestone Turanza LSH. Good handling, similar to the OEM Michelins and have lasted longer. Where and how you drive would I imagine affect your satisfaction with any tire. On our Bridgestones as with any of tires this car is used for commuting half on a superhighway, the other half on typical but hilly suburban streets. We live at 7000' south of Denver so sometimes that commute is very treacherous. We have run this car on these tires up to the mountains skiing in rank and rugged conditions and we feel safe and sound all the time, whereas with the Pirellis this was definitely NOT the case. We have also taken it throughout the Rocky Mountains and southern Utah; the tires definitely made the trip more enjoyable. I guess you can say we like the Bridgestone's and I don't hesitate to recommend them, or the Michelins either if you don't mind them being short-lived.
#915 of 1197 Re: S70 Replacement tires [sedalia]
Nov 09, 2005 (5:41 am)
Thx for your input, I had great success w/Bridgestone Duelers on my SUV over 170K on 3 sets & many miles left on the 3rd set when I sold it. I drive all over the East Coast, from the Beaches of Kitty Hawk to Green Mountains in Vermont. I wasn't happy w/the Michelins, had seen some negative comments on the Pirelli's and BMW's come w/Conti's.
#916 of 1197 Re: S70 Replacement tires [jonnybgood]
Nov 09, 2005 (6:25 am)
I liked the continental conti-extremes the best. I now have a set of Yokohamas that don't grip nearly as well.
#917 of 1197 Re: S70 Replacement tires [qbrozen]
Nov 10, 2005 (5:13 am)
How would you compare the Conti's to Bridgestone Turanza LSH's. Overall performance for handling, wear, noise, summer & winter traction
#918 of 1197 Re: ETS and Check engine lights [98s70wannabe]
Nov 12, 2005 (5:47 am)
The vehicle now has 95000 miles on it and the ETS has not been a problem since the dealer changed it 3 months ago. Cleaning only of the throttle body did nothing for my car, and correcting the problem required replacement. The SRS light indicates something has failed in the safety restraint system. I have tried resetting, but the light returns. My reference to the driver side is that in 2004 a failure of the air bag system occurred on the driver side and required replacement at a cost of $500. The current problem is still unresolved and I am reluctant to take it to the dealer until I have the money to cover repairs.
#919 of 1197 Re: Another Staller - but some twists [davecampbell]
Nov 12, 2005 (5:59 am)
I cannot help you with the problems, although I would expect them to be in the emissions control systems since they seem to occur at low rpm. I had a faulty EGR valve on a different vehicle(not a volvo) that acted that way until I changed the EGR valve.
In your comments, there is a reference to a redesigned ETM that was installed in your vehicle. Could you identify what the redesigned unit might be? When the ETM was changed in my S70, the dealer never mentioned anything about a redesigned module and I was under the impression that it was replaced with one identical to the failed unit, except new.