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2003 xc90 front end noise

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2003 xc90 front end noise

Post by 2324Shea » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:57 pm

so I recently was given my dad's 2003 Volvo XC90 and when I first got it I had to replace all of the brake pads and rotors. this past weekend I replaced the back shocks as well as the front shocks and lower control arms and ball joints as well as new sway bar links in the front. I had it aligned the next day and put on all new tires a few days ago. today I was driving down the road and the right front started to rattle excessively and I thought it was just the road so I slowed down and that's when I heard what almost sounded like something was loose in the front end. I stopped to check and found out my right front brake line was leaking excessively so drove back home slowly and at times it sounded like the front end was going to fall apart with metal hitting metal sounds. now on the drive back I played with the steering a bit and it felt loose. like when I swerved left and right really quickly and stopped it felt like the car tires were still looses and moving left to right by themselves. any thoughts on what it might be?

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Re: 2003 xc90 front end noise

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:27 pm

You need to get both wheels off the ground and do a shake down of all the parts. If you really can't find anything loose go back and have the tire balance checked besides checking for a blister or out of round tire. No other way to determine the issue because you did so much work all at once.




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