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Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning

Post by wizechatmgr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:13 pm

1999 V70 XC AWD 2.4T

Whenever I put it in reverse and it is turning I get a pop from somewhere under/toward the rear seats. I don't have any easy way of getting the car in the air at the moment. The AWD is working, but I think I smelled a little gear oil last time it was in use - need to check all the seals. It doesn't sound like a tire rubbing or anything.

Any rough ideas as to what I should check and where the next time I can get it off the ground that would likely cause a single pop? It only happens while backing and is always repeatable while turning...
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Re: Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning  Topic is solved

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:35 pm

I used to get a weird pop every now and then from the parking brake. I stopped using it and the noise stopped. But our car isn't an XC.
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Re: Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:47 pm

theWIFES_S70 wrote:I used to get a weird pop every now and then from the parking brake. I stopped using it and the noise stopped. But our car isn't an XC.
Thanks, I'll give that a peek :)
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Re: Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:43 am

theWIFES_S70 wrote:I used to get a weird pop every now and then from the parking brake. I stopped using it and the noise stopped. But our car isn't an XC.
Seems you were spot on :)
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Re: Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:09 pm

wizechatmgr wrote:
theWIFES_S70 wrote:I used to get a weird pop every now and then from the parking brake. I stopped using it and the noise stopped. But our car isn't an XC.
Seems you were spot on :)
Glad we could help you troubleshoot this!

I have the typical breaks in the rubber housing surrounding my parking brake and bought new parking brake cables but have been so lazy to replace them! I hear they're a bear of a job... I think I'll replace them when I swap out my rear endlinks this Spring... 8)
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Re: Pop while backing in rear - only once and only while turning

Post by abscate » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:05 am

Suspension work in Spring....chuckles....
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