my volvo s70 cranks good but will only run about 45mph and has no power

Asked by Apr 07, 2013 at 10:02 PM about the 1999 Volvo S70

Question type: General

3 Answers

92,475

Get the codes read at the parts store. Write down the trouble code number and post it here. Someone will advise the most cost effective solution. There may be pending codes that have not lit the CEL yet.

565

If it's a turbo model, the turbo unit may have gone out. Depending on the failure, It may have gone into limp home mode, or it is not being detected by engine management and not giving a check engine light. There is also the possibility that the electronic throttle control is shot (1999 and newer). Irony is, I just bought a 1998 S70 GLT and have barely put 300 miles on it so far. Nice car though...

Bought a 2000 S70 that was a repo. Temp spare on the front right. The effect was front end out of level and this had thrown it into what I could only assume was "limp home" mode. Within a few hours spread over maybe 2-3 days I turned off the traction control switch on the dash (right) and it immediately started running like a champ. After changing to original wheel I was elated. Coolant would get low enough in the reservoir to activate light every few days but leak was not apparent. Three minor raises in temp, resulting in a blown head gasket and warped head. Trying to decide whether to scrap, part-out, fix. 230K+miles and it has a "PD" emblem on the back indicating police car. Thinking a week's work and $600-$800 in parts would probably be better spent elsewhere. Semi shopping for another with lower miles. At which point this one becomes the part car. Thoughts?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S70

Looking for a Used S70 in your area?

CarGurus has 121 nationwide S70 listings starting at $4,000.

ZIP:

Search Volvo S70 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Volvo S70 Experts

#1 Christopher Paden
Christopher Paden
Reputation 730
#2 Flint
Flint
Reputation 410
#3 David Farc
David Farc
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo V70
12 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $1,499
Used Volvo S80
29 Great Deals out of 1,080 listings starting at $1,750
Used Volvo C70
33 Great Deals out of 730 listings starting at $2,395
Used Volvo S40
30 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volvo S90
3 Great Deals out of 2,401 listings starting at $45,014
Used Toyota Camry
1,127 Great Deals out of 96,509 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
999 Great Deals out of 74,757 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,459 Great Deals out of 38,439 listings starting at $1,890

Used Cars For Sale

2000 Volvo S70 For Sale
40 listings starting at $4,000