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Thread: 2008 XC70 front suspension

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    Default 2008 XC70 front suspension

    I picked up this car with 135K miles and Im sure we'll have to change out struts at a minimum. What struts are you all using and what other parts should be done at the same time to do it right?
    She will see some off-road duty if that matters in relationship to brand/type.

    Thanks in advance, Dino

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    What are the driving symptoms? Steering, alignment? Tire wear pattern?

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    We have a little knock on the drivers front on the hard edges in the road and it feels a little soft overall.

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    A knocking sound when going over a bump is usually a sign that the upper spring plate is shot. This is a $50 item, but requires going to a shop
    that can compress the spring while the spring-strut is off the car. Too dangerous to attempt without the right equipment. Wheel and brake shops do this
    spring plate all the time (for about $150 labor). Buy the genuine Volvo part online and take it to the shop. Consider getting both fronts done.

    Is it a FWD or AWD? Note different part numbers:

    AWD (L&R): 31340605
    FWD (L&R): 31340606

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