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'04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

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'04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by E Showell » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:12 pm

Front end on Ruby Red (original suspension except struts and ancillary hardware (mounts, nuts, etc) were replaced) is creaking badly. Mostly noticeable at low speeds over bumpy roads. Before I got It, I knew some suspension work was in the cards. Sway bar end links and lower control arms? Struts are recent. Ball joints? (I'm not noticing any steering issues).


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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:02 pm

How many miles are in Ruby?

Average roads mean about 125k life on control arms


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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by E Showell » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:53 pm

162 K


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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:38 pm

I’ll bring my tools on the 27th


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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by 850 LPT » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:38 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:02 pm
How many miles are in Ruby?

Average roads mean about 125k life on control arms
Not sure if the roads in the Northeast would be considered average.
I would personally downgrade this to 100k, worse the closer you get to NYC.

It's a fun mind game trying to memorize all the craters that are popping up around here :o


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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by SuperHerman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Most common causes of front end "creak" are the 1) suspension mount busings; and 2) the bearing on the steering column pre-fire wall. Next place I would look are the strut bearings.

Other items are usually a "clunk" or "slop/play" feeling.



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Re: '04 XC70 -- Creaky Front End, 162 K Miles

Post by abscate » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:08 am

Wizechatmgr and I played the “ test the strut bolts “ games yesterday on two 99s

13/16 socket ( not quite right size?) on top strut nut, wit her wrist pressure only, the nut should be rubbery springy Tom torque. If it turns and does not return to original position, springs seat is broken.


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