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V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

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V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

Post by mminniefield » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:37 pm

Firstly, long time reader - first time poster.
I am struggling with a scary suspension problem with my 01 V70. The car pulls to the left under acceleration and to the right under deceleration. This problem is made worse with speed. It is almost impossible to keep it on the road over 45-50 mph. It darts around with the slightest change in speed. I have new tires, alignment has been checked by two different shops, recently replaced lower control arms and bushings. I had a bent rear track bar (foolishly used it as tow point to get unstuck from snow) but that has been replaced and rear full alignment completed afterward. I have had all 4 tires off the ground to check for slop in the steering and for loose and warn bushings. Everything seems tight. Where can I look next? Has anyone had a similar problem? I am at a loss and feel completely defeated. Seems like it should be obvious what is causing the problems. I will have to retire the 'ol girl if I cant find a solution!



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Re: V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

Post by June » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:43 pm

Subframe bushings. June


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Re: V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:06 pm

If they used Lower control arms of low quality, they can be bad out of box.

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Re: V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

Post by mminniefield » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm

I actually pulled good OEM control arms off of a donor car. ( I have read its better to go with used OEM over cheap new/reman) The noted problem developed more than 6 months after control arm replacement. and both sides seem to be in good shape.



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Re: V70 Pulling me off the road - like driving through a wind storm

Post by erikv11 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:57 pm

Sounds exactly like bad front control arm ball joints.


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