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2006 C70 Struts

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2006 C70 Struts

Post by pjmc480 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:28 am

Got estimates from 1500 to 1800 to replace the front struts. I am a decent back yard mechanic so I was wondering how difficult is it just to change them myself. I have access to a lift but if it is super difficult I don't want to open a can of worms.



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Re: 2006 C70 Struts

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:33 pm

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Re: 2006 C70 Struts

Post by June » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 pm

That's silly! I paid $1,200 at the Volvo dealer to replace the front struts on my daughter's 2007 C70. So wherever you are checking are way high! June


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Re: 2006 C70 Struts

Post by MoVolvos » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:21 am

June wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 pm
That's silly! I paid $1,200 at the Volvo dealer to replace the front struts on my daughter's 2007 C70. So wherever you are checking are way high! June
Perhaps and we hope he meant four struts instead of "front" :lol:.


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Re: 2006 C70 Struts

Post by Cees Klumper » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:16 pm

Good quality Sachs struts at FCP Euro less than $250 the pair. You may need spring compressors that you can borrow at AutoZone and such. Takes maybe three hours if first time. I've replaced them on my 2001 C70 and 2002 S80 not yet on the 2008 C70 but probably similar job. So save yourself $1,000 plus.



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