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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive P2 platform cars sold as model years 2001-2007 (North American market year designations).

2001 - 2007 V70
2001 - 2004 V70 XC (Cross Country)
2004 - 2007 XC70 (Cross Country)
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R
2004 - 2007 V70 R

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

Post by abscate »

There are at least three styles I’m familiar with; the hex threaded one with a nipple, the 1/4ctwist and oring seal one, and a threaded thumb screw one.

Wait…four…the rubber stopper wired in place that I ran on my T5 for three years
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Post by erikv11 »

Just finished changing front control arms and ball joints on the 07 XC70. The factory originals (180k) were still working well but the bushings all showing visible signs of fatigue. The ball joint boots were cracked but not breached, the ball joints were only slightly loose. So the post-mortem is I could have very likely let them all remain in service another 10k+ miles but I wanted to do this job when convenient for me not when they failed. Installed Lemforder control arms and ball joints. Pieced together a PVC pipe coupler to tap in the ball joint, very straightforward.

I also replaced the driver's side front wheel bearing. The passenger side went out about two weeks ago and I replaced it. I replaced the driver's side preventively because it's so easy to add on with the steering knuckle out. Installed FAG bearings. Didn't forget to install a new dust seal (Volvo brand)!

Next up replace the parking brake shoes and change the oil, then it goes back on the road.

The rubber bits on the old control arms:
LH CA 1
LH CA 1
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LH CA 2
LH CA 2
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LH CA 3
LH CA 3
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RH CA 1
RH CA 1
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RH CA 2
RH CA 2
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RH CA 3
RH CA 3
IMG_1758.JPG (266.02 KiB) Viewed 206 times
RH CA 4
RH CA 4
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Post by scot850 »

Oooh! Those do look a bit toasty! Good bit of preventative maintenance on that.

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Post by BlackBart »

Yep, I think I can smell the burnt toast over here.
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Post by DonnVa »

I never considered buying one new w/ a junk yard so close to me. I was curious so I looked on volvopartswebstore. It had a diagram number, but nothing below in the part number section. No part number is stamped on the plug.

“Post by br0dy519 » Today, 10:59 am
Do they sell just the plug itself? I have an aftermarket (TYC) radiator and I'm always way over-cautious when removing that plug because I thought it wasn't a part you could purchase. Mind sharing a part number?”
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Post by gnalan »

Spent most of the day running errands. I'm glad my AC works, although I think it might need recharged (possibly oiled, too, to quiet the pump down).

I did look down to see the odometer was at 183200 miles.
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Post by br0dy519 »

AC doesn't work on the S60. I put dye into it but haven't been arsed to get a hold a of a UV light to inspect. I think I'll just recharge it again.. leak check is next years problem (I'm lazy..)
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Post by DonnVa »

Replaced the spark plugs, air filter and fuel filter. I piddled around a bunch on the XC and S60. I’m going to do the timing belt service as soon as the water pump arrives w/ the sealant treated bolts. Those two have been in and out of stock and I just didn’t catch them at the right time. I saw them in stock last evening and I ordered them. The XC should be pretty up to date w/ service when I complete that.
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Post by wch2032 »

erikv11 wrote: 14 Jun 2022, 12:12 Just finished changing front control arms and ball joints on the 07 XC70. The factory originals (180k) were still working well but the bushings all showing visible signs of fatigue. The ball joint boots were cracked but not breached, the ball joints were only slightly loose. So the post-mortem is I could have very likely let them all remain in service another 10k+ miles but I wanted to do this job when convenient for me not when they failed. Installed Lemforder control arms and ball joints. Pieced together a PVC pipe coupler to tap in the ball joint, very straightforward.

I also replaced the driver's side front wheel bearing. The passenger side went out about two weeks ago and I replaced it. I replaced the driver's side preventively because it's so easy to add on with the steering knuckle out. Installed FAG bearings. Didn't forget to install a new dust seal (Volvo brand)!

Next up replace the parking brake shoes and change the oil, then it goes back on the road.

The rubber bits on the old control arms:
IMG_1748.JPGIMG_1749.JPGIMG_1750.JPGIMG_1754.JPGIMG_1757.JPGIMG_1758.JPGIMG_1761.JPG
This is on my list, my control arms look a bit worse than yours. Any noticeable improvement in drive quality after the job?
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Post by erikv11 »

I also wondered if it would make a difference. After two days of usage (today is the third) including 100 highway miles I do notice improvement. The car wasn't wandering or showing obvious signs of bad control arms before, so it still drives straight etc., but it is sightly quieter and smoother for sure.
'95 854 T-5R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 147k
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 294k
'06 S60 R, 172k
'07 XC70, 189k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 138k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k, '98 S70 NA 225k

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