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Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

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Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

Post by volvooh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am

I've got a really annoying squeak coming from the left rear of my new to me 2008 V70. Service records indicate the shocks and bushings were replaced last summer, but I'm thinking is the old achilles heal of volvo, the dreaded strut mount. How the heck do you get the rear panels out to inspect them?

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Re: Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

Post by jimmy57 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:37 pm

remove wheel and look up at top of shock, there is a two bolt plate with upper shock bushing. The lower mount is a single nut. I had to use a jack to lift the knuckle so the upper mount bolts would reach on install. It is safer to use the jack on knuckle so the bolts are stressed as you unscrew them too.

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Re: Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

Post by volvooh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:26 am

Thank you. Don't you need to remove the interior panels in order to reach the top of the strut and the mount? That's what I am confused about, but using the jack on the knuckle is a good tip I am sure I will need.

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Re: Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

Post by jimmy57 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:03 am

The mount goes in from the bottom. It is not like the P2 platform. The bots are R&R'd from the bottom with extension and socket next to shock.

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Re: Removing rear panels to get to shocks 2008 V70

Post by volvooh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Interesting. Thank you.

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