The Chilton's 1990-98 will have generic information that can be used on your
'04 XC70. Although slightly outdated, I have used it as a resource to
replace brake pads on my '01 XC and recently to change spark plugs on my '04
XC70. I bought mine in the auto section of a Wal-Mart store.
I have a write up on my web site dealing with oil changes and generally,
that's about all you'll need to do. Check out:
Frankly, I'm surprised you needed brake pads on an '04. When I changes to
my winter tires a few weeks ago, I inspected the brake pads and they're less
than 1/2 worn, good for another year at least and I have 45,000km on the
I only take my XC70 back to the dealership for warranty work. In Canada we
have an 80,000km or 4 year warranty that covers everything but wear items
(brake pads, wipers, etc).
Good luck in the furture.
"betsey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> anyone have any leads on a repair manual for a 2004 xc 70 wagon? it
> seems chilton has not come out with one......
> also, just had my volvo in for service today, and is less than
> enchanted...was charged 4 hours of labor (only there for 1.45), and new
> brake pads. hubby requested old brake pads....as the tech said they
> were 3mm. they were at least DOUBLE that. so....hence the request for
> leads on a manual. the hubby will do the work, not me!