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hi all im new to this forum. <br>i have moved on from my modified corolla's, and opted for the 1998 c70 T5 volvo. <br>i love the car but need a few things fixed b4 i can enjoy it. <p>here is the list of things wrong with it, they all seem like common problems, if any one can help me please feel free to do so. <p>1.TRACS OFF light and ABS light on and off all the time usually always on, and sometimes makes strange electrical wineing type noise and strange feeling in breaks just before lights come on????<p>2.Key won't open the door or the boot?????<p>3. cv boot is torn and making clicking noise at full lock???<p>4. Antenna makes bad noise and only sits half way up?? <p>5. boot relese and petrol filler relese switches in car dont work??<p>if any one has experienced any of these problems and can help please let me know. as i have found cars usually have the same problems.
 

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All issues we read about on Volvo's. The ABS/TRACS issue is an ABS module. Look for Victor Rocha on these threads (do a search). He is the ABS guru and rebuilds them for us...all for $150 or so, Key not working- may have to go to the dealer with this one. Do you have 2 keys on the same key ring for your car? They could be interfering. CV boot torn and joint clicking. You'll need to replace the axle on that side (check the other side too). <A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com</A> has a good exchange on these (about $100) but Raxles.com has better ones for a bit more $$. Antenna issue : common issue. Try greasing the antenna...if it's still bad, groton sells a replacement shaft and it's a pretty cheap and easy replacement. The "boot release on the petrol fill" or gas cover latch is a common issue. Pull the carpet away from the area in the trunk and you'll see a lever you can pull to open it. If the motor is bad in there you may need to replace it. If it's just the springing hinge, use some good lubricant on it...that's all mine took. Good luck with your car and welcome to the family.
 

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gee thank you very much for the info!!! found the leaver in the boot for petrol cap works! wow that tracks and abs problem must be common will look into that. will grees up antena. <p>just one cv boot torn, is it the axle that needs replacing or the cv joint?? <p>thanx again (MADE IN JAPAN)
 

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If it's already clicking you're not going to do it any good just by slipping a boot on it. Best to replace the axle on that side.
 

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yeah ok it is already making noise. while u are here, yesterday my temperature guage hit red then went cold then red, and fan went non stop but car was not over heating, i had it looked at and as far as they could tell it is the sensor just under the power steering fluid bottle, a little gold rod with a plug on the end that measures coolant temp or something. <p>have you heard of this problem before?
 

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Not such a vasolation in temperatures but it does sound like it's that sensor. It's not very expensive. <A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com</A> also has this. If you're going to open up the thermostat housing to change that anyway, might as well change the thermostat while you're at it (another common failing part on our cars). Get the 87degree one and not the 90degree one when you change it. It will come with a gasket. <p>Just a note: If you get parts from the Volvo dealer they won't have an 87degree stat, though they used to sell it.
 
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