Hello everyone. I have 98 S70 with 145,000 miles on it. The car is in fairly good shape, however, I'm trying to decide how expensive "Volvo for Life" is going to be. I need a ABS module and O2 sensors. Should I continue to feed the beast or move on to something else?
My S70 just had the same thing. ABS control module failure. The cost of the module for parts and labor was about $800 at the dealer. There is a company selling rebuild modules for around $300 with self-install instructions. might be worth checking out if cost is a factor. From what I was told, you will still have normal braking, but ABS won't work. I don't like taking chances with brakes so I had the work done.
you can get it done for cheaper about $150.00 bucks, some guy in l.a. by the name of victor rocha if i remember correctly. i'll look for it and try to get the info for you. you might want to check over at volvospeed.com.
I have a 1997 S70 with a similar ABS problem. The mechanic checked out the sensors and the ABS module. Suspects the ABS module. A new one is going to cost A$1100 (Australian dollars). Vitor, do you handle overseas enquiries?
QUOTE(Tech @ Mar 4 2005, 06:06 PM)You should fix it and keep going.The 98 was the best year made.It will last longer than the 99 and up models.
I just bought my fathers 1998 S70. He also said it was a better car than the newer ones. He felt it was a quicker car than the 2001 he was going to trade his 1998 on. Is there any "proof" that they are better than the other years?