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Volvo S40 Rattling Noise

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What are common reasons my Volvo S40 engine rattles?

While there are a variety of reasons your Volvo S40 is rattling, the most common 3 are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.
28%
of the time it's
Ball Joints
16%
of the time it's
Struts Or Strut Mount
12%
of the time it's
Sway Bar Links

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Volvo S40 Rattling Noise Repair Symptoms

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