Volvo S70 Made from 1998 to 2000, this sporty model replaced the 850 sedan and instantly became a hit.

Strut on S70

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Old 04-11-2016, 04:11 PM
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I just did the struts on my 2000 S70. I made the mistake of not getting the loaded ones so I did a spring swap...not a huge deal but I did have to reuse the bushings, boots etc. The problem is at the top of the passenger side strut on the inside of the engine compartment. When I push down on the car I see a gap open up on the part that the nut is holding down on the shaft. It appears that this has separated and I can not find a diagram of the strut parts that actually lists the numbered parts...plenty of diagrams with numbered parts but no list to match the numbers to (I hope Im being clear). Im trying to identify this part so I can replace it.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Fred
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:01 PM
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probably not a part to replace.. the order of parts from bottom to top is the bump stop/dust bellow, bump stop washer, rubber spring seat, strut (bearing) mount, "cross" bushing nut, strut mount cap, top nut... The bushing nut and top nut should be tightened to about 50 ft/lb (70n-m). Which part do you think is bad? Usually its the rubber spring seat which tears between the center metal sleeve and the rubber... Buy the heavy duty or OEMs... This was a recent fix on my daughter's 850T...
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mt6127 View Post
probably not a part to replace.. the order of parts from bottom to top is the bump stop/dust bellow, bump stop washer, rubber spring seat, strut (bearing) mount, "cross" bushing nut, strut mount cap, top nut... The bushing nut and top nut should be tightened to about 50 ft/lb (70n-m). Which part do you think is bad? Usually its the rubber spring seat which tears between the center metal sleeve and the rubber... Buy the heavy duty or OEMs... This was a recent fix on my daughter's 850T...
I think it is definitely the rubber spring seat. I really appreciate your help on this. I suppose it's time to just go get the manual...heck of a time trying to get that breakdown anywhere online.
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Fred
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:34 PM
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I have been buying the ipd heavy duty based on the recommendations on here.
 
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:12 PM
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it was actually the strut mount cap that's bad.
Thanks again!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:06 PM
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never seen one go bad -its just a big fat washer :-) then again I wonder if it got installed upside down...
 
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