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Volvo V70 XC Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps

Volvo V70 XC Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 146,937 mi (48,000 mi - 224,000 mi)


Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

  •  Rookie

    I have the same problem. Its a fairly easy fix. Im happy to explain for the DIY people.

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    2001s 128,v70 XC front strut mount makes noise!! has 127,000 miles

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  • Visitor, , 109,000 mi

    both front upper strut mounts need to be repaired. making a lot of noise.

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  • Visitor, , 156,000 mi

    The car squeaks loud going over a bump

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  •  Rookie

    right front 'knocking' when going over bumps. I need help with the correct way to fix this issue. Thanks

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 186,000 mi

    Same thing. I have knocking noises at low speeds from front end.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    bad strut mounts changed them last year and they are already bad again .

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  • Visitor, , 177,000 mi

    Had a clunking noise over bumps, was told I need new control arm bushings and struts front and rear. Had work done, $2400

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