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Our 2000 V70R has been very reliable since we bought it nearly two years ago (only repair needed was a power steering rack) - 150K miles now.<p>However, as of late, there have been a few issues that we know will require attention; some likely sooner than later:<p><U>A/C</U><br>Sometime (1) it blows cold, (2) sometimes it will blow cold for 10 minutes and then warm thereafter and (3) now the Electronic Climate Control won't work at all. When we start the car up, the Recirculation and A/C lights now blink together and won't shut off. The fan control has ceased to work and the car won't blow any air at all as of today (regardless of the fan speed setting). No fuse problems...<p><U>Loss of power</U><br>Sometimes the car runs like a champ and sometimes the car feels like it is in limp-home mode until about 5,000 RPMs when full power comes back on. This issue is sporadic and very frustrating as you never know if you're going to have full power or no power <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Strangely enough, I think every time the car goes into limp-home mode until 5,000 RPMs, the A/C will stop blowing cold but this may be my imagination.<p><U>Exhaust</U><br>I've noticed that the passenger side tailpipe is very oily inside the tip while the driver side is nice and clean. Also, once up to operating temperatire, the driver side exhaust tip is essentially blowing cool exhaust (no problem putting my hand on it or the muffler) while the passenger side is very hot, as expected. Is the "dual exhaust" on the 2000 not a <I>true </I>dual exhaust? Is something blocked?<p>TIA!<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: Multiple issues at once - HELP! (bb vign)

Sounds like ETM<br>As for youe AC you have to start with pulling CODES.<br>Have all the codes pulled at a Volvo dealer, (you really have to, or you will just be jerking yourself around trying different stuff when VIDA will take you to the problem).<br>You need to go there anyway for a possible (free) ETM
 

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Re: Multiple issues at once - HELP! (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sounds like ETM<br>As for youe AC you have to start with pulling CODES.<br>Have all the codes pulled at a Volvo dealer, (you really have to, or you will just be jerking yourself around trying different stuff when VIDA will take you to the problem).<br>You need to go there anyway for a possible (free) ETM</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the quick reply Jim. We actually had the ETM replaced under the 10 year/200,000 mile warranty not more than six months ago. Correct to assume it could fail this quickly?
 

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Re: Multiple issues at once - HELP! (bb vign)

The stock dual exhaust has a single pipe into the left muffler<br>and a crossobver pipe from the left muffler over to the right muffler.<br>So, no... Not true dual. But it does <I>look</I> very cool! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Multiple issues at once - HELP! (bb vign)

The stock dual exhaust has a single pipe into the left muffler<br>and a crossobver pipe from the left muffler over to the right muffler.<br>So, no... Not true dual. But it does <I>look</I> very cool! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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