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Old 02-28-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Rear differential problem?

Any tips on this would help. Our family is expanding and our beloved S-70 is getting cramped. I looked at an 01 Volvo XC70 w/ third row seat yesterday at an estate sale. Great shape, a few dings but no big deal. 122k and runs great. The only problem I noticed is when accelerating at any speed, I can hear a slightly rough sound isolated in the rear, possibly differential. It's not loud or obnoxious, it's just there. Let off gas and silence. I know these had some transmission problems, but the transmission is super responsive. Tires are new all around, so I am not sure if this sounds like differential or somthing worse. Any ideas or suggestions woul be great
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:19 PM
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Check the differential fluid. If you stick your finger in there and get nothing, It could be that making noise. Thats what I ran into, No fluid = bad sound.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:47 PM
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i have the same issue with mine i dont know but it sounds kind of like this
is there a way to disable the axel/"half shafts" from the haldex? i cannot afford to have the awd fixed but i want to prevent further damage to the haldex unit. transmission shifts fine still
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:47 PM

diferential, diff, differential, end, failure, gas, noise, plane, problem, problems, rear, semi, sounds, volvo, xc70, xc90

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