Having Suspension Rattle S70 T5?
Diagnosing Worn Spring Seats
For about a week now, I have noticed what I can only attempt to describe as a quiet ‘clunking/rattling‘ noise from my front left suspension when I go over slight bumps in the road. Sorry I can’t be more descriptive, but the noise is definitely getting louder, especially after a long trip this weekend. It’s getting worse; it sounds like my tire’s going to fall off on rough roads. I’ll be the first to admit that I know nothing about suspension – I think the front struts are probably fine (for now anyway), and the front axles were both replaced about 2 years ago. What could this be? Spring seats? Strut mounts? Control arm?
Suspension Rattle S70 T5
Bonus! More on the Volvo S70
Introduced in Europe in late 1996 for the 1997 model year and later in the U.S. for the 1998 model year, the Volvo S70 was an updated version of the Volvo 850 saloon. The S70’s body style was overall more rounded compared to its predecessor. Changes included a redesigned front end with new lights, fully colour-coded bumpers and side trim, and clear indicator lenses for the rear lights, as well as a redesigned interior. According to Volvo, a total of 1800 changes were made
Standard equipment was improved with remote central locking, heated & electrically adjustable mirrors, 4 airbags, power brakes with ABS and power windows being standard on every car. Trim levels varied for each market as did the equipment levels of the most basic trims. In the United States, the badging denoted the engine variant and to some extent the equipment level, whereas in Europe engine and options could be chosen individually. On all markets more powerful versions usually received better or upgraded standard equipment. The T5 and R were the series high-performance models.
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