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What did they miss when they installed this strut? P2 Volvo XC70

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What did they miss when they installed this strut? P2 Volvo XC70

Post by liquidBlack » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 am

I haven't pulled it apart yet, but I'm trying to figure out what they might have missed, or what might be worn on the front strut mount.

On the passenger side the plastic cap is missing and the threaded bolt extends far enough that the former owner damaged the hood by slamming it down over the strut bolt.

Is the spring seat or the strut mount damaged? To me that would not explain why everything looks tight, and the nut is so much further down on the passenger side vs the driver's side -looks like it was installed that way.
Passenger side - missing cap, 5-6 threads exposed - has punched through hood insulation and made mark in hood
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Driver's side - looks correct to me - only 4 threads exposed - does not tough hood
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Damage to insulation/mark in hood - hood does not close properly
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Re: What did they miss when they installed this strut? P2 Volvo XC70

Post by oragex » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:54 am

Maybe not missing parts, just the spring seat has completely failed This is a cracked but not completely failed one www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj4JmZS2yM4

Use only Sachs or Rein/CRP spring seat - can order from a local store (autolectra.com sells these in Montreal), or from Eeuroparts - they have a shipping option with all duty fees upfront - https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/172554 ... r-2015201/ Don't buy Febi, Uro, etc



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Re: What did they miss when they installed this strut? P2 Volvo XC70

Post by SuperHerman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:40 pm

See here: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/volvo ... toria.html

Missing #4 would do it, a failed #5 as well.



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