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Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

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Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by shodanx » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Hi,

I am ordering front ball joints for my XC70 2004 2.5T

I am also replacing the front lower table, in this case ebay item 273430197710

It seems to be the same lower control arm for both Base AND 2.5T

However when I go to buy the ball joint, for instance ebay item 122087681184

It says

This part is not compatible with 2004 Volvo XC70 2.5T Wagon 4-Door 2.5L 2521CC 154Cu. In. l5 GAS DOHC Turbocharged.
and
This part is compatible with 1 vehicle(s) matching 2004 Volvo XC70 Base Wagon 4-Door 2.5L 2521CC l5 GAS DOHC Turbocharged.


Is this an error ? Are there really different front ball joint for Base and 2.5T ?

thanks



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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by precopster » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:07 am

Go to FCP Euro for far more accurate part listings. Buying from some eBay sellers can be so risky.

If you're not satisfied with that get a running copy of Vida installed. Once you have a part number from Vida you can go to Tasca Parts and see if it's been updated by Volvo. So far this method hasn't failed me yet.


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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by abscate » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 am

Critical safety related parts and eBay don't mix. Too much counterfeiting.

Get pricing from Volvo, IPD, FCP, eEuro and if your eBay price is different, run away.


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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by shodanx » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 pm

I tried on FCP euro, I selected volvo xc70 2004 and then it auto-selected base model as if there was no difference between part trims.



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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by abscate » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:22 am

The Volvo web store have the VIDA parts diagrams and you can enter your VIN To nail this down, too


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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by oragex » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 am

Good thing you asked here, you are about to buy very poor quality parts - the ebay 273430197710 122087681184 Search a little on internet about inexpensive parts, plus these are safety critical parts. You will be replacing them again after 6months/1year

Buy Lemforder instead by all means https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... it#fitment

The 'base' and 2.5T XC70 are same car, the XC70 was only delivered with the 2.5T engine



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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by vtl » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:37 am

shodanx wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 pm
I tried on FCP euro, I selected volvo xc70 2004 and then it auto-selected base model as if there was no difference between part trims.
2.5T is Base (2.4T for 2001-2).


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Re: Front ball joint for XC70 2004, Do Base model and 2.5T use the exact same part ?

Post by precopster » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:33 am

Same ball joint anyway, whether base or XC. I once tried a cheap brand of ball joint on a XC70 2001 and couldn't get it seated correctly. Wasted time and effort. Lemforder make great parts for Volvo if they're the real thing.


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