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  1. I very recently replaced the following with the...

    I very recently replaced the following with the subframe bushings being last -

    End Links
    Lower ball joints
    Lower control arms
    Spring seats and tops
    subframe inserts
    - then the bushings and...
  2. **UPDATE** First off - dont waste your time or...

    **UPDATE**

    First off - dont waste your time or money installing IPD subframe bushing inserts into Original bushings with over 200k miles on the car.
    Its just a waste of time.

    Second - Removing...
  3. ^^This...more and more reading and I'm leaning...

    ^^This...more and more reading and I'm leaning towards the subframe bushings. The kit IPD sells has the $11 "aftermarket" bushings vs the Volvo... I wonder if there is really a difference. One might...
  4. If I may, I have a question about the flush...

    If I may, I have a question about the flush procedure.

    I've done this 3 times on my 03 - first two times were by removing the top line and sending it to a jug - fill - repeat.

    The 3rd time, I...
  5. The following the grooves issue could be tires or...

    The following the grooves issue could be tires or tramlining - zero toe in the front - the alignment should show slight toe in or out for both sides equally, not zero.

    In regards to the popping, I...
  6. This is how you avoid an alignment with every...

    This is how you avoid an alignment with every suspension change.
    Pic I took is gone... Basically I strung it up myself with string and 4 jack stands.
    2.5" narrower in the rear.

    In my case...
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    First off, the dealer isnt going to ask about the...

    First off, the dealer isnt going to ask about the timing belt or CEL because that car is going straight to the auction with that mileage.
    They'll offer you a black book wholesale price at...
  8. I'm torn on what to do TBH - my axles are NOT oem...

    I'm torn on what to do TBH - my axles are NOT oem and several years old, about 100k miles on them. I've always had the initial vibration on acceleration since these are not OEM, I just never worried...
  9. Not arguing with you, just offering my opinion...

    Not arguing with you, just offering my opinion based on what I saw.
    Seat that was removed had about 100k on it and looked new.

    I can only imagine that if the rubber tore, the top nut to the seat...
  10. To clarify for others that might read this - Just...

    To clarify for others that might read this - Just my findings anyway.

    The "spring seat" is NOT what will go bad - thats a thick solid piece of rubber thats highly unlikely to ever wear out.
    Mine...
  11. Roger that - Mine have about 100k on them now so...

    Roger that - Mine have about 100k on them now so I guess thats next in line...

    I feel like I'm just creating a weakest link scenario by slowly replacing worn parts and I'm now on the final stretch...
  12. Clunking - Series of events in detail

    2003 XC

    I've searched and read many threads but looking for possibly updated input since most threads on this are older.

    i had a clunk in the front end........

    Each note below was done one...
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    One could argue that this entire post is...

    One could argue that this entire post is worthless without pictures :) [thumbup] [cool2]
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    FWIW - I'm not gullible just relaying....I know...

    FWIW - I'm not gullible just relaying....I know any vendor can say their product is great.....
    Its hard to stomach spending half the cars value on axles when these have a 10 year warranty.
    And...
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    Bodeman Axles Anyone??

    Searched but found nothing for this particular brand/reseller......

    No reviews on Amazon.. CLICK HERE

    Also on Ebay with seemingly good average feedback...... CLICK HERE

    I just cant really...
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    Walmart Super Tech and Amazons new syn oil are...

    Walmart Super Tech and Amazons new syn oil are just fine as well, just get the proper weight.
    Project Farm on youtube does tests on these oils if you have any doubts......

    My 02 had 111k miles...
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    Lots of oil test here that are pretty interesting...

    Lots of oil test here that are pretty interesting to watch -
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2rzsm1Qi6N1X-wuOg_p0Ng/search?query=engine+oil

    Consider Walmart SuperTech and Amazon Basics

    I've...
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    I suppose the first question might be "How old is...

    I suppose the first question might be "How old is the battery"?
    Easiest first step might be to take the car to a car part store that can test for load etc and make sure its OK.
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    The 2x4's and string is similar to what I've done...

    The 2x4's and string is similar to what I've done in the past.
    I used 4 jack stands with a metal rod and strings running front to back.

    First issue is track width as most cares are not the same...
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    While you're checking things, check under the...

    While you're checking things, check under the spark plug/coil pack cover for leaking timing solenoids and leaking oil filler cap.
    Two solenoids on the left side of the valve cover right next to the...
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    Its not a fan sound is it? I believe there is a...

    Its not a fan sound is it?
    I believe there is a computer fan of some sort that runs post shut down - mine does it from time to time but genuinely sounds like a fan.
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    Interesting that no one has posted in this thread...

    Interesting that no one has posted in this thread since the 8th :) - almost a month ago...
    I suppose thats a good sign.

    I had to replace the front end links after a year. The MOOG ball joints...
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    I suppose this is obvious but the fact that the...

    I suppose this is obvious but the fact that the front are worn to this point but the rears are not and you didnt get the life you expected -
    One would argue you didnt rotate often enough. That...
  24. So yeah - thats not entirely true - but personal...

    So yeah - thats not entirely true - but personal perception can mean more than reality sometimes -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUEob2oAKVs

    Real world test with real results and PB returned...
  25. 8946 Seriously though - I've run into this...

    8946


    Seriously though - I've run into this before and it turned into a pry bar battle to the death.
    Try spraying some PB Blaster etc in there and keep at it.
    Maybe someone will have some...
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