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Volvo 850 Suspension

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.
1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70
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Re: Volvo 850 Suspension

Post by erikv11 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:18 pm

Ask them what specifically leads them to conclude the bearings are bad, so you can check it. It does sound like a hose job, would be nice to see it yourself or get a second opinion you trust, so you're on the right path.


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Re: Volvo 850 Suspension

Post by scot850 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:40 pm

I agree with Erik to have a 2nd opinion. I think one may be starting to go, but like you say, if you notice no noise increase when turning either way it is less likely to be the bearing. Erik also makes another great point on checking the brake backing plate has not gotten bent against the rotor. Easy to bend back.

Neil.


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