Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.Google+
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Volvo V70 XC Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps
Volvo V70 XC Problem
Average Mileage: 146,904 mi (48,000 mi - 224,000 mi)
I have the same problem. Its a fairly easy fix. Im happy to explain for the DIY people.
Visitor, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, 127,000 mi
2001s 128,v70 XC front strut mount makes noise!! has 127,000 miles
Visitor, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, 109,000 mi
both front upper strut mounts need to be repaired. making a lot of noise.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo V70 XC, 148,000 mi
noise going over bump replace rubber bushing, seem to fail with regularity.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 115,000 mi
Noise ,rattle in the front right wheel or under the front right door area on bumpy uneven roads ,no noise on highway .
Visitor, 2000 Volvo V70 XC, 156,000 mi
The car squeaks loud going over a bump
right front 'knocking' when going over bumps. I need help with the correct way to fix this issue. Thanks
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 207,000 mi
I do hear a rattling and or clanking noise on my right front wheel on most bumps. I have not had it looked at yet, I just had the car since 11/23/13.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 186,000 mi
Same thing. I have knocking noises at low speeds from front end.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo V70 XC, 115,000 mi
Had all new shocks and struts replaced, and noise coming from right front strut was still noticeable. Then had upper strut mounts replaced with new, and a year later, had new right front strut and mounting plate replaced again, among other new front end parts, and it still squeaks. Even had new rear coil springs replaced in rear because it sits so low it looks like it is hauling a load when in fact it is empty. Three years post purchase and it still squeaks. It will squeak even when pushing down on the right (passenger) front corner of the car. Very annoying, and disappointing considering it's a "Volvo", and despite meticulous care.
Hate to throw the baby out w/ the bath water, but will very likely never buy another Volvo.