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2004 XC70 Rear Struts/Shock Absorbers Interchange

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Volvo Repair Database 2004 XC70 Rear Struts/Shock Absorbers Interchange

Post by jbert50021 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:42 pm

Hi Everyone,

Can I put the rear struts from a 2005 XC90 into a 2004 XC70?

Ideally I am hoping the who assembly would just swap.
If not then could I swap the springs and shock absorbers?

My understanding is that I need to replace nivomats with nivomats unless I replace the springs too - is that right?

Thanks,

Jason

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Re: 2004 XC70 Rear Struts/Shock Absorbers Interchange

Post by - Pete - » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:31 pm

Hi Jason,
What part of Iowa are you in?
Are your Nivomats toast?

You can retrofit in standard XC70 shocks/springs. The top mounts are the same & the bottom mount is also the same. You could probably find complete assemblies at a junkyard. I may be able to help also.
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Re: 2004 XC70 Rear Struts/Shock Absorbers Interchange

Post by jbert50021 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:24 pm

I am in the Cedar Rapids area, but I travel to Des Moines and the Quad Cities.

My springs are broken, at least one is. I don't know about the shock absorbers. I am not wanting to mess with the compressed springs if I can avoid it. That's why I was thinking of getting whole assemblies if I can.

I have the 2005 xc90 parts available. Do you think they would fit?

Otherwise I would put a stick with wire wrapped around it if it would work. I just need this car back on the road. Any ideas that you have would help. Is there a interchange chart somewhere?

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Re: 2004 XC70 Rear Struts/Shock Absorbers Interchange

Post by - Pete - » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:46 pm

I do not believe XC90 rears will fit. They do not cross on the various parts sites, but that's not to say it hasn't been done.

How many miles are you at & have they been replaced?

Lesjofors springs (in Nivomat fitment) are rather inexpensive - $28/each.

If it was me I'd take the old ones out & just swap springs. HF spring compressors are like $25-30. I've done dozens of springs with my set. I'd be happy to help you do yours if you make it into the area.
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