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2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

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2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by keithh01 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:35 pm

Hello! The past couple of weeks, every time I go up a hill, down a hill, over a bump, I hear what sounds like something small, heavy and round (bolt?) rolling around from the back of the car. I have checked all of the side panels, under the trunk where the spare tire is held (I've taken the spare tire out) and can't find anything. Is there another space something could be loose and rolling around?

Thank you in advance for any ideas / fixes!!

Model: 2006 XC70



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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:30 pm

Under the rear seat ....


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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by keithh01 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:33 pm

Looked under the rear seat already. It’s definitely metal on metal



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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:22 pm

Put somebody else in the driver's seat, get in the back seat and have them take you for a ride.
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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by Georgeandkira » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm

Absolutely do the above...new set of ears and relocate yours into the back seat.

Also, can you be dead certain it's "rolling"? It could be a very rattly sway bar link.
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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by keithh01 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:33 pm

Definitely sounds like something rolling around but I will do this, good idea. It totally sounds like something from underneath and in the back passenger side of the car like there would be something obvious in the spare tire area... but nothing can be found. I'm wondering if there is a space under the car a rock could have got caught in and is now rolling around.



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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 pm

There are a couple of small spaces to the side of the spare Tyre well. I've got a flat tire spray there for example. Checked those?
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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by keithh01 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:52 pm

Rattnalle wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 pm
There are a couple of small spaces to the side of the spare Tyre well. I've got a flat tire spray there for example. Checked those?
Inside the car? The little panels that lift off on the side? I keep similar things in there as well but I've taken everything out now and checked multiple times. Still can't find anything



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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:08 pm

keithh01 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Rattnalle wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 pm
There are a couple of small spaces to the side of the spare Tyre well. I've got a flat tire spray there for example. Checked those?
Inside the car? The little panels that lift off on the side? I keep similar things in there as well but I've taken everything out now and checked multiple times. Still can't find anything
The very same. But if you've already checked there.



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Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Post by Georgeandkira » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am

After sleuthing in the back seat try going all the way back onto the load floor.

Remove the spare and curl up in the well and have your helper drive again. Peel back the covers atop the rear shock mounts and try jiggling them.

Get the car on ramps (speaking safety here) and look around for scuff marks or polished spots.

I trust your descriptions but I don't trust our hearing to discern "metal-to-metal" or "rolling" with 100% accuracy.



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