Volvo XC70 This wagon/SUV crossover offers the capabilities of an SUV without SUV size.

Front suspension woes.

Old 08-10-2010, 10:38 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SoMil
Posts: 2
Question Front suspension woes.

We have a 2002 XC70 with about 110 k miles on it. About two weeks ago, we replaced the struts, springs, and mounts. We noticed a "list" in the rear, and sure enough we had a broken spring. We also had a "clunking" or "rattling" in the front suspension over rough roads, which is still there. It sounds like the sway bar is slapping the bottom of the car. We now have a new noise that happens when you turn the steering wheel at VERY low speeds or a dead stop. This one sounds like a knocking.

I have done some searching and found it may be the steering stops are binding? As for the klunking over bumps, well I have seen the gammit including bearings, bushings, tie rod ends, strut mounts, ball joints, and everything in between. I am not going to spend an arm and a leg to replace everything, so if someone has some more definite answers, it would be greatly appreciated.
Old 12-14-2013, 08:59 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Muscat, Oman
Posts: 12

Sorry to raise the same as above question and bringing the dead thread to live.
any thoughts?
Old 12-17-2013, 07:40 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1

You having the same problems? Sway bar links? Replaced the spring seats? (going to replace mine with XC 90 because it's an upgrade). Is everything nice and tight? It's the easy and stupid stuff that goes wrong.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Volvo V70
12-08-2012 12:41 PM
Volvo S80
05-10-2012 09:08 PM
Volvo 850
04-22-2012 01:44 PM
Volvo C70
05-28-2010 05:02 PM
Volvo 850
09-26-2006 01:35 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Front suspension woes.

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.