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S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix

Need a Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix ?

S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix

MVS forums contributor and Volvo DIY Wizard™ cn90 slays yet another job with an outstanding and quick dash rattle fix:

My 1998 S70 is now for my kids to use for high-school. I simply don’t have 6-8h to take the dash apart, so I resort to a “Ghetto” Fix. Surprisingly, the result is very good, no more noise after I did this fix.

So, I want to dedicate a thread just on “ghetto” techniques for dash rattle.

This DIY only takes 10 minutes or so, skill level is 1/10, super easy.

1. To test the theory, I installed some cardboard as shown and sure enough, the noise is gone…

DIY: 1998 S70 Dash Rattle Ghetto Fix!

Bonus! More info about the Volvo S70

When 1996 was coming to an end, a new Volvo model was introduced, the Volvo S70.

The Volvo S70 was developed from the successful 850 models, which had been on the market since 1991.

The exterior of the new S70 showed softer styling than its predecessor, but still carried a strong Volvo identity. Inside the car, the dashboard was new as was most of the interior. In the area of safety a number of improvements were made.

The Volvo S70 was produced until 2000.

Technical Specifications

Model: S70
Variants: AWD, Classic, R
Produced: 1996 – 2000
Volume: 243078
Body: 4-door sedan
Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC unit, 1,984 cc to 2,435 cc or 5-cylinder in-line 2,461 cc SOHC turbo-diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, FWD or AWD.
Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 467 cm Wheelbase 267 cm

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