98 V70 T5...What to look for?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by UnderCoverG, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. UnderCoverG

    UnderCoverG Guest


    I've came across a 98 V70 T5 that I am strongly considering purchasing.

    There are about 77,000 Miles, and from what I was told at the test drive,
    the ac recently 'stopped working'. The condensor sounds as if it comes on,
    though no air would blow through the vents, hot or cold.

    It looks like it was driven minimally over the past few months as the
    battery also needed a jump.

    Anyone know of these symptoms and/or is there anything else I should beware

    Thanks in advance.

    UnderCoverG, Feb 17, 2004
  2. UnderCoverG

    Sean Nugent Guest

    Aircon is an expensive repair
    Rear Oil Seal - check for leaks
    You don't say whether its manual or auto
    Make sure the ABS light isn't coming on (except briefly at start)
    Make sure it isn't smokey when driving

    Sean Nugent, Feb 17, 2004
  3. UnderCoverG

    Doodlemeyer Guest


    If you're not getting ANY airflow, it's probably the fan motor. BTW,
    condensors don't "come on" - compressors do.

    My g/f has a S70 T5 with about 110k miles on it, and has had nothing but
    problems with it since about 90k. Brakes chatter, had both fronts and backs
    redone, uneven tire wear despite multiple alignments, and an incessant
    "Check Engine" light that needed to be dealer fixed 1/2 dozen times. What
    else...CV boots, front axles, you name it.

    My opinion? Buy a lower mileage car.
    Doodlemeyer, Feb 18, 2004
  4. UnderCoverG

    UnderCoverG Guest

    Thanks for the heads up...I'm taking it for a mechanic check up tomorrow
    prior to purchase.

    Keep you posted...

    UnderCoverG, Feb 20, 2004
  5. UnderCoverG

    UnderCoverG Guest

    Oh yeah...and its an automatic...
    UnderCoverG, Feb 20, 2004
  6. UnderCoverG

    James Sweet Guest

    77k already sounds like a low mileage car, even if you buy a nearly new one
    it'll probably hit that within a few years for the average driver. If these
    problems were normal for a car of that mileage I'd avoid that model all
    James Sweet, Feb 20, 2004
  7. UnderCoverG

    Guest Guest

    Change that trans

    Guest, Feb 20, 2004
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