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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
26 people reported this problem
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Went in for other work (etm) and dealer said our Control Arm Bushings need repair/replacement
"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.
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.
dealer said we had to replace front struts ($2,000+)
Bad report at official car control. Left control arm bushing wear out.
Noise from the front.
Steering wanders at slow speeds and jiggly over bumps. Diagnosed as worn control arm bushings by CRO Volvo independent shop.
Mechanic discovered during pre-purchase "lemon check".