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by Blacklab467
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: What did you lost/find at the junkyard ?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: What did you lost/find at the junkyard ?

I found a $20 bill a couple years ago on the backseat of car. We used to spend a lot of time in the junkyard when I was 16 and just started driving. Always had a need for used parts to maintain our beaters. One of our favourite activities was "launching" valve lifters from hood spring arms. They wou...
by Blacklab467
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Alternator Troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Alternator Troubleshooting

I just had that problem in my '03. Test the alternator voltage at the B+ terminal on the back of the alternator, you can reach it with a multimeter probe. Should be 14 - 14.5. I would replace with an OEM unit either new or from an autowrecker depending on your budget. Don't buy an aftermarket part a...
by Blacklab467
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2003 XC70 Angle Gear Delete Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: 2003 XC70 Angle Gear Delete Topic is solved

It won't throw any codes. Its pretty easy to remove the Angle gear but you'll also have to remove the propshaft which is a little tricky but doable. Any chance you might want to fix the AWD? I've provided a link to my angle gear welding project where I welded the collar sleeve to the angle gear outp...
by Blacklab467
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 07 XC70 Upper Engine Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: 07 XC70 Upper Engine Noise

I would agree unless I'm missing something, my car sounds exactly like that too.
by Blacklab467
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1480
Views: 106548

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Thats familiar, Old Blackie used to put his front paws up and look at me to hoist his back end up on a bed or in the car. In his 12th year which was his last, he still swam across a 1 mile wide lake and back, he would sleep for about 2 days after......sweet thing! Old dogs are the best!
by Blacklab467
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Suspension questions
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Suspension questions

I would be surprised if anything is worn out at that mileage, and that an LCA is bent. Check each part individually for play and only replace what is needed, I only use Volvo OEM parts. What is the driver complaint anyways? I've had bad luck with "quick struts". Again, I would only use Volvo brand O...
by Blacklab467
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1480
Views: 106548

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

All my labs have had hind end issues after about 10 years, a dog ramp really helps protect their shoulders and hips when jumping in and out of even a low deck Volvo. Metacam works magic on old dogs and really improves their quality of life when they get old.
by Blacklab467
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: ball joint woes
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: ball joint woes

That's really odd, just slap some new BJ's in and be done with it.
by Blacklab467
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Vibration at idle and acceleration after hitting a deer
Replies: 49
Views: 785

Re: Vibration at idle and acceleration after hitting a deer

I just got caught up on this thread. Did you check the front or rear engine mount? When I changed my mounts I found the front one to be about 75% separated. I noticed a huge difference in the vibration after I changed those mounts. My separated mount was the one between the engine and radiator, sorr...
by Blacklab467
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: ball joint woes
Replies: 26
Views: 602

Re: ball joint woes

Why don't you jack it up and take the wheel and tie rod off the knuckle, then move the knuckle back and forth left and right and see if you can isolate the noise. It sounds like it might be spring seats or strut bearings possibly. What does the top of the strut look like.....its pretty obvious when ...