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#1 of 30 Volvo V70 Interior & Passenger Comfort Questions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (3:58 pm)
Think you need more seating adjustments? Or maybe you've run into a unique cleaning problem after a long trip with the kids? This is the dicussion for anything and everything related to the upkeep and maintenance of the interior of your V70.
#2 of 30 Water leak
Oct 10, 2005 (5:31 pm)
This weekend, after driving in a heavy rain, the carpet on the front passenger's side was soaked in our 2002 Volvo V70. Funny thing is it was only soaked on the right-front side of the carpet (nearest the door), but was only soaked on the lower, flat part of the floor. I pulled up the carpet but did not find any drainage hoses or anything else that could cause the water build up. Any ideas?
#3 of 30 Re: Water leak [oberg]
Oct 11, 2005 (12:22 am)
Disclaimer - don't own a Volvo... yet. But here's my best bet. Hopefully it's the door seal (easiest/cheapest to fix)
1st - Look for the very obvious - with the door closed, inspect it to make sure everything looks like it's closed flush - no big gaps, etc.
2nd - open the door and inspect the rubber weatherstripping that runs around the edge. Look for tears/rips/holes first (there will be some tiny, smooth-edged, holes in the edges that let air out when you close the door and compress the weatherstripping, ignore them).
3rd - Inspect the doorjam to see if there is something stuck to it (clump of mud, whatever) which keeps the weatherstripping from making a good seal.
If that's not it - think about whether you had something accidentally closed in the door - seatbelt, etc - that either kept it from closing completely or acted as a wick to suck water into the car.
If it's not that, you likely have a leak somewhere else - a likely suspect to check is the windshield edge. If the leak is there or somewhere else on top, one way to find it is in a carwash.
Hope this helps.
#4 of 30 Re: Water leak [oberg]
Mar 24, 2006 (8:38 pm)
I had the same problem in my 2001 XC during a very intense thunderstorm, I ended up with 2.5" of water on the passenger side floor. I traced the problem back to the door grommet at the jamb where the wiring harness is threaded thru. The top of the grommet had come partially undone. I refitted the grommet and no problems after that. I was surprised that the water did not damage my amplifier which is located on the floor under the seat. You should also check the drain lines from the sunroof they can also get clogged from debris and need to be blown out with compressed air. I hope this helps
#5 of 30 Water leaks can be VERY tricky
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Leaks can trace back to some seemingly very illogical places at times. One method that has been suggested to me (rather than a carwash since it gives you more control) is to have a friend put water on different areas of the car that might be the source of the leak while you watch the spot where you know the water is winding up.
#6 of 30 V70XC cup holders
May 01, 2007 (11:42 am)
Alright...I know this is going to sound trivial but I have this huge problem in trying to figure out how the cup holders in my 2000 V70 XC work. They pull out of the arm rest. They will not safely hold a cup. It is a half circle with no bottom. I thought that it was broken and looked at a Volvo parts catalog on line. The picture looks exactly like the one in my car. Can anyone tell me what exactly I am missing here? I'm starting to think that that this cup holder needs a special cup from Volvo which is available only from the dealer for $59.95.
#7 of 30 2000 V70 ac woes
May 19, 2007 (3:06 pm)
my air conditioner runs great for a while then just blows hot air. you can shut it off for 10-15 minutes then it works fine again. just had the in-cabin air filters changed and it might have helped a little.
also have noticed that since the ac has been cutting up the ambient temperature gauge registers very high--20 to 30 degrees higher than likely.
any ideas? anyone have a similar problem?
sweating in miami
#9 of 30 Re: Water leaks can be VERY tricky [pf_flyer]
Mar 29, 2008 (5:58 am)
Regarding leak sorces, I found that the Thule removable roof racks leak in the rain because the door seal against the body is displaced by the attachment clip that pins into the corrsponding hole in the body door frame, thereby leaving a small gap for water to leak in through. Another source is any strapping you might have secured inside the car (i.e. the excess 1" wide Yakima nylon straps that I use to hold my surfboards on with). It can be a pain, but I now remove my racks in the rain, or I put a towel under the door seal where it leaks. This happened in my '98 V-70 and in my '96 850GLT.