Volvo V70 Problem Report

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

(22 reports)

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.

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. -
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. -
dealer said we had to replace front struts ($2,000+) -
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". -
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