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Groan/catching sound while turning - mechanic says rubbing strut springs

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Re: Groan/catching sound while turning - mechanic says rubbing strut springs

Post by MoVolvos » Sat May 16, 2020 3:17 pm

smacknab wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Thanks for that analysis. I'll post back here when I check out the old suspension

After I inspected the motor mount I tried to make sure it was set in straight and torqued well. It seems like the sound is a little more quiet, but it could be a red herring
It's more work but when the mount went bad on my former 98 S70 T5 I tested by putting a rubber hose on the bottom (3) of the mount to see if the noise went away. If you like you can also wedge a hose cut in half to isolate the mount from moving (1 & 2). Since the noise is not obvious it might be worth a try even though the mount looks Ok.
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