Mechanics

COOLING

2000 Volvo XC70

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Volvo XC70 All Wheel Drive Automatic 98550 miles

Its not over heating but I lose anti freeze from the expansion tank and I nver hear the electric fan come on.
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Stoker 58
November 8, 2008.



Hello –- sorry you are having problems with your vehicle.

Well I need you to check on and do a couple of things to provide you better assistance.

First, please go to Auto Zone or O’Reilly’s and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important. Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don’t get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter.

Next, make sure the AC is off. Start the car and see if the cooling fan is turning in the engine compartment. If not, turn the AC on – the fan should come on. Please tell me what happens.

Next, when you say you are loosing antifreeze you have to add at a regular basis. Yes? Are you sure you don’t have any leaks anywhere, nothing on the ground, etc? What about smoke out the exhaust…. Is there or has there been any smoke out the exhaust and it is white smoke.

Last, it appears you may have a recall on the cooling fan for your car anyway. It could cause a fire. So I have attached the Recall message. Please contact the dealer as soon as you can, provide them with the VIN number and see what they say…. Recalls are normally free to fix.

Then do all the above and get back with me and we can take it from there.

Thank you very much for the donation.

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Recall 04V451000: Engine Cooling Fan Replacement
Notes

Make / Models : Model/Build Years: Volvo / S60 2001

Volvo / S80 1999-2001

Volvo / V70 2000-2001

Volvo / V70XC 2001

MANUFACTURER: Volvo Cars of N.A. LLC.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V451000 Recall Date : SEP 13, 2004

COMPONENT: Engine and Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Fan

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 149799

SUMMARY: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, under certain operating conditions, some electric cooling fans may overheat, potentially causing heat damage and, in rare instances, a fire in the engine compartment.

CONSEQUENCE: A fire in the engine compartment could occur.

REMEDY: Dealers will replace the cooling fan. Volvo has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Customers should contact Volvo Cars at 1-800-458-1552.

NOTES: Volvo Recall NO. 141. Customers can also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

ImpalaSS
Nov 8, 2008.