Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings on Volvo V70

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 114,685 (59,600–180,000)
11 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Went in for other work (etm) and dealer said our Control Arm Bushings need repair/replacement
2003 Volvo V70 100,000 mi,
"Clunky noise coming from front right wheel. Checked the front stabilizer strut control arm and sure enough there was play. Replaced with beefy aftermarket struts and problem solved. Easy at home fix. See you tube for instructional videos.
2007 Volvo V70 60,000 mi,
dealer said we had to replace front struts ($2,000+)
2002 Volvo V70 59,600 mi,
Driver's side loud squeaking noise at any speed. Local mechanic had difficulty finding the problem, but I searched here and this sounds likely, since they have checked out wheel bearings, rotated tires and checked all assemblies for problems, and found nothing wrong. The loud squeaking noise is getting worse.
2006 Volvo V70 105,000 mi,
Bad report at official car control. Left control arm bushing wear out.
2003 Volvo V70 85,000 mi,
Noise from the front.
2001 Volvo V70 152,000 mi,
Steering wanders at slow speeds and jiggly over bumps. Diagnosed as worn control arm bushings by CRO Volvo independent shop.
2005 Volvo V70 98,000 mi,
Mechanic discovered during pre-purchase "lemon check".