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1998 Volvo v70 check engine light stays on always

On starting the 1998 Volvo v70 , the 'check engine' light comes on and then stays on. Dealer said it is due to water condensation some where and suggesed replacing some tubing with a $800+ cost. Dealer said if this is not fixed then this may ruin catalytic converter, eventually costing even more. Does this sound normal?

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  • mulberryfam Mar 12, 2009

    I have the exact same problem on my 1998 Volvo V70 Wagon. I have it in the shop today waiting on a diagnostic assessment. Bought mine one year ago from a wholesaler, and had their mechanic look at it at that time. The mechanic made a valve adjustment and said it was fine. A friend lent me his OBD tester and it said there was a leak, but the performance of the car never really changed until now (it has been a year). Now it is runs loud although never stalls or has RPMs high or temp high. Waiting to see!

  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    Did the dealer show you the computer diagnostic codes they found to reach that conclusion? If not, ask them to show you and then have them explain what they mean. Write them down and confirm them with another shop, then ask that shop to check on their computer.



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Go to your local auto zone the will tell you what is wrong and why the engine light is on >>
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I have the same problem with my moms 1998 Toyota Camry but one point i got it to turn off

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