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1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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Yes .
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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BEJinFbk wrote: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm
misha wrote: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:59 am Trw and other brands i mentioned in previous post should last for a while.
If your control arms have just bushings failed...they are replaceable and they are pretty cheap.
AWD?
Ooops...AWD.
They are still replaceable but just might not be so cheap.
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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So far my Febi is holding up. Are you sure it is TRW, they make the tie rods for these cars not the control arms
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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Trw makes control arms for our cars.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS
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Year and Model: 1998 V70
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

Post by Miltown »

That is what I’m told , I did see TRW control arms online they were $123 each .
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