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    7867 Here is a quick phone shot of the "XC"...

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    Here is a quick phone shot of the "XC" emblem off my 01 rear hatch.
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    Did you replace the pads and put the retaining...

    Did you replace the pads and put the retaining spring on backwards?
  3. Im not a metallurgist so I'm curious as to what...

    Im not a metallurgist so I'm curious as to what heating them red hot does.
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    Your video is marked as private so we can't see...

    Your video is marked as private so we can't see it. Also you need to fix the low voltage (Battery, Alternator?) as these cars don't like that and will do weird things.
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    I had mine done at the dealer and it was $800 (no...

    I had mine done at the dealer and it was $800 (no water pump). JRL at half that price, sounds pretty good.
  6. Service light can be reset. It's just a milage...

    Service light can be reset. It's just a milage counter(search forum for directions). Try using the key in the door and lock and unlock it 5 times to reset module for door locks, sunroof, home link,...
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    Well lets just say for the final drive (rear...

    Well lets just say for the final drive (rear differential) and angle gear, Volvo did not make it easy to change the fluids on these.
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    I don't remember having any problems with that....

    I don't remember having any problems with that. Are your axle bolts off? The only thing I remember is that I didn't want those half shafts popping out and banging on the ground or tearing a cv boot....
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    My car is doing this exact same thing now. I...

    My car is doing this exact same thing now. I suspect it's the mechanism that detects when to turn off the motor so it parks its self when down after you turn it off. I wonder if instead of...
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    Been there done that. It was very easy to tell...

    Been there done that. It was very easy to tell where the noise was coming from once I was under it, while on 4 stands and running in gear. I could even put my hand on the Final Drive (Differential)...
  11. When I pulled my passenger side axle on my xc70,...

    When I pulled my passenger side axle on my xc70, the most noticeable thing that was loose/warn was the carrier bearing, not the CV joints. But the information you supplied is interesting on CV...
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    7440 Here is my 01. But it looks to be weeping...

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    Here is my 01. But it looks to be weeping a little, even though my fluid level is good.
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    Officer, don't mind the latex glove rubber-banded...

    Officer, don't mind the latex glove rubber-banded to a tube, next to me...

    I think a photo is needed, Howard. ;-)
  14. Volvo calls the Rear Differential a Final Drive. ...

    Volvo calls the Rear Differential a Final Drive. There is a lot of stuff back there to make noise. I had to get the car on stands with all 4 wheels off the ground then start the car in drive and...
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    TIL (Today I Learned) VW makes a truck... but not...

    TIL (Today I Learned) VW makes a truck... but not for the US. Oh also TIL, other parts of the world don't swear at the squirrels in their yards.
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    Wow, so I must be the only one that didn't get a...

    Wow, so I must be the only one that didn't get a Volvo rebuilt. Pisser! Mine came with a new axel bolt. Wondering if your came with one too?
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    I just replaced my right front one from FCP...

    I just replaced my right front one from FCP
    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-axle-shaft-front-right-v70-xc-xc70-rebuilt-ax-7824

    I was under the impression from the review that it would be a...
  18. I plan to get the original rebuilt, I just...

    I plan to get the original rebuilt, I just haven't researched the best place to get that done. The main thing that is bad on it is the carrier bearing.
  19. Replaced Front Right Axle Shaft from FCP but it does not look like the original

    I just replaced my front right axle from FCP.
    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-axle-shaft-front-right-v70-xc-xc70-rebuilt-ax-7824

    It is "USA industries" version which states "USA uses only...
  20. Volvo calls it a "Propeller shaft". I found that...

    Volvo calls it a "Propeller shaft". I found that odd, but it is a Volvo, and a lot of things this car are odd to me.
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    Before you pull A pillar trim and look at wires,...

    Before you pull A pillar trim and look at wires, you might try resetting the module. To do this put your key key in the drivers door and lock and unlock it 3 - 5 times. Weird Volvo stuff, you'll need...
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    The final drive (rear diff) has a small hole in...

    The final drive (rear diff) has a small hole in the top for venting. I wonder if this got clogged, that that might cause excessive pressure when heated up.
  23. Thank you for the write up. I would have thought...

    Thank you for the write up. I would have thought the same as you. So it was an easier job than you thought and you get to keep your rear axles in tacked. I suspect this would make sense thinking...
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    CV joints are pretty easy to separate. They are...

    CV joints are pretty easy to separate. They are harder to put together if you don't study it well before you take it apart. Their should just be 6 "ball bearings" holding the joint together. Once you...
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    I've hooked up a timing light to tell if a plug...

    I've hooked up a timing light to tell if a plug is firing. Or you could use one of these. http://www.harborfreight.com/inline-ignition-spark-checker-69014.html
    If it's firing then of course it could...
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