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  1. This was about my experience. As others have...

    This was about my experience. As others have mentioned, I was surprised how far I had to raise the engine to get the rear out. Everything seems to be getting a little torqued around .. wiring,...
  2. Did this fix your problem? I went with the...

    Did this fix your problem?

    I went with the billet option from iPd somewhat recently and I think it increased vibration transmission. I'd like to put the originals back on to see if they do in...
  3. New is another option! Thanks.

    New is another option! Thanks.
  4. Thanks for this info. Sounds like harvesting...

    Thanks for this info. Sounds like harvesting these off a car in a salvage lot would be .. precarious .. at best? Looking for an XC90 sway bar on ebay it doesn't seem to mention engine size.. any...
  5. Thank you Astro and Brett for the input. Sorry...

    Thank you Astro and Brett for the input. Sorry it took me a bit to get back to ya.

    Was actually hoping you'd chime in Astro! I installed an inline trans fluid filter with your inspiration.....
  6. 2006 Suspension Project.. Looking for opinions on parts

    Happy Saturday everyone!

    Next project for the 2006 xc 70 will be front suspension. When doing engine mounts recently noticed the LCAs have some cracking... the process of replacing the engine...
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    Thanks Bill! It's not that I prefer to use...

    Thanks Bill!

    It's not that I prefer to use used bolts, I just can't think of a better way to get an exact match other than pull the bolts I know I need off another car (that are hopefully in...
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    2001 V70XC - Strut and brake job

    Hey Guys,

    Hope ya'll have been well since my projects last summer, weather is nice up here in MN and looking to dive into a couple more items on the V70 before the first kiddo comes in...
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    I'm straying a little from the original topic of...

    I'm straying a little from the original topic of post with this one, but figured I'd keep everything in one thread... I have moved on to replacing the driver front axle CV boot that I found torn. I...
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    Wonderful! Thanks VTL

    Wonderful! Thanks VTL
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    Finally wrapped this up last night. THIS...

    Finally wrapped this up last night. THIS how-to was very helpful, thanks cmharwood89!

    I did find that my inner CV boot on my left axle is torn so I'll have to get that on order.

    Also, I...
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    I had similar to what you're describing (howl...

    I had similar to what you're describing (howl that would stop when swerving or turning at ~30mph) and replaced my right front bearing a month or so ago, and it fixed the howl on mine. Currently...
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    Thanks for the reminder on post #2. I did...

    Thanks for the reminder on post #2.



    I did this, longevity of this brand (based on reviews) seems to vary greatly based on road conditions and driving style. Some say they are bad on bad...
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    decided to get this kit...

    decided to get this kit and keep my OEM LCAs .. I'll swap out the bushings if/when these go.

    Any input on the LCA bolts? Can I reuse? If not, does anyone have a link to or info on the correct...
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    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-flange-bolt...

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-flange-bolt-m12x105-987455

    Is this the LCA bolt, I know the front bushing needs two and the rear needs one for each side .. 6 total? I'm guessing it's not a...
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    Looking for lemforder control arms (decided not...

    Looking for lemforder control arms (decided not to go the bushing route) .. I'm on FCPeuro and they don't seem to have a driver side LCA. Are these harder to find for some reason?
  17. I should say seals were never removed..

    I should say seals were never removed..
  18. Unfortunately no. By that point I had...

    Unfortunately no. By that point I had tansmission fluid all over the place as evidenced by photos. My focus was on inspecting collar and cleanup. I reinstalled existing collar and seals. ...
  19. photos.. (https://goo.gl/photos/dEyexCsFR2D6Rb6Q9)

    photos..
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    I'm starting to research / get all the parts...

    I'm starting to research / get all the parts lined up for the control arm bushings and ball joint replacement .. still have a rattle going over bumps. I'm trying to keep everything OEM. I've found...
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    Bearing came in today; installed this evening,...

    Bearing came in today; installed this evening, and the noise is gone!

    LCA bushings are next on the list, but not urgent. . I have some non-car related projects I need to move onto. Angle gear...
  22. Attempt #2 .. I'm going to annotate this from my...

    Attempt #2 .. I'm going to annotate this from my initial post.

    I've seen many posts, etc. detailing the removal of the collar sleeve that show drilling, grinding, blood, sweat and tears. While...
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    VTL, I like your cheap harbor freight press...

    VTL,

    I like your cheap harbor freight press idea.. they're ~$120 and difference between just bushings and new arms is ~$80. So for an additional $40 I can own a press and keep my LCAs OEM.. I'm...
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    2001 V70XC Control Arms / Bushing

    Hello,

    I'm ordering up parts for a front lower control arm, ball joint, and bearing replacement this weekend. Inner tie rod ends and stabilizer links were done ~20k miles ago, so I'm assuming...
  25. Did a 12 quart transmission fluid flush utilizing...

    Did a 12 quart transmission fluid flush utilizing the gibbons method this weekend. I used Toyota Type IV fluid (I read it's the same as 3309 and more readily available). It's back up and running...
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