Servicing Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70, XC90 – 2.4D, D5 Maintenance Plan (2001 to 2006)

by: Alexandra M.


All you need to know to service your Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70 or XC90 with the 2.4D and D5 engine, according to the Official Volvo Service Schedule Interval Plan / Scheduled Maintence Servicing.

This guide will help you trough this process, for the 2.4D 130hp and D5 163hp diesel engines made between 2001 and 2005 (2006 if S80) with engine codes D5244T and D5244T2. If your car is a newer 2.4D, D5 model check our Volvo Maintenance Plans List for the correct plan.

All the information in this article is in accordance with the Service Schedule Intervals Plan specified by Volvo. Nevertheless, you should allways confirm with your car owners manual before any servicing.

Every one year or 20.000 kms / 12.500 miles schedule service interval:

1. Change engine oil and oil filter
2. Parking brake: Check and adjust if needed
3. Check tire pressure
4. Check brake pads and brake discs wear (minimum thickness of front brake pads: 3 mm/0,12″. minimum thickness of rear brake pads: 2 mm/0,8″)
5. Check the Engine for oil and water leaks
6. Gearbox, power train, drive shafts – check for oil leaks and play – In event of leakage from the gearbox, check the gearbox oil level
7. Fluid levels on engine compartment – check and adjust brake oil fluid level, power steering fluid level, windscreen washer fluid level, engine antifreeze / coolant level
8. Exterior lights: Check all lights and replace if needed
9. Brake lines, fuel lines – check for leakage of brake oil / fuel, and damage on the lines
10. Drain the fuel filter
11. Check  windscreen / windshield washer fluid level
12. If the car have Automatic transmission/gearbox, check if the park / neutral position (PNP) switch is ok
13. Front suspension and steering system – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
14. Rear suspension – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
15. Battery – check the pole pieces, electrolyte level and battery mounting
16. Lubricate the hinges of the doors, hood and detachable tow bar (if present)
17. Replace the passenger compartment ventilation filter
18. Reset the service reminder indicator to zero.

Additionally every two years or 40.000 kms / 24.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the diesel fuel filter
2. Replace the Brake Oil fluid

Additionally every three years or 60.000 kms / 36.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the engine Air filter cleaner (ACL) and clean the engine air filter housing

Additionally every four years or 80.000 kms / 48.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. If the car have Automatic gearbox (AW55-50), replace the automatic transmission oil.

Additionally every ten years or 160.000 kms / 96.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the Auxiliary belt and auxiliary belt tensioner
2. Replace the Timing belt and timing belt tensioner

This maintenance plan is suitable for the following model years:

– Volvo S60 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S60 2.4D 130 hp D5244T2, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S80 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S80 2.4D 130 hp D5244T2, made / sold in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo V70 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo V70 2.4D 130 hp D5244T2, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo XC70 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo XC90 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006