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  1. #1
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    Wink Horrible noise in my 2001 XC70 backend

    This noise just developed in the past week, sounds like metal grinding around the back right wheel. Starts upon accelerating, less noise while turning. Loud enough to make people look when I drive by, at first I thought it was rocks in my wheel....but now sounds like, as someone on the forum said, "gravel grinding in the wheels." Having the town mechanic look at it, but can't get it to my Volvo guy until next week. Safe to drive?

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    Broken E brake shoe?
    Common if it is

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    Two guesses: a bad bearing; or parking brake components failed.

    If the noise is so loud that it is being noticed, in my opinion, whatever the problem is, it isn't something to drive through....

    Good luck.
    Bill
    63 PV544 (attempted restoration)
    83 245 DL OSD (transferred to son)
    85 240 GL OSD (transferred to son)
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    Check for rocks lodged between rotor and other parts. Had that happen in the past.

    dick
    Last edited by lichty; 09-20-2011 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSkyEditor View Post
    This noise just developed in the past week, sounds like metal grinding around the back right wheel. Starts upon accelerating, less noise while turning. Loud enough to make people look when I drive by, at first I thought it was rocks in my wheel....but now sounds like, as someone on the forum said, "gravel grinding in the wheels." Having the town mechanic look at it, but can't get it to my Volvo guy until next week. Safe to drive?
    No, stop! not safe to drive, but damage already is done, I believe it is e-brake shoe grinding, and does not take more than 3 minutes to damage, cost will be around$500 plus labor if you canot do it yourself. search my post and see what hapened to my 02 XC70.
    Good luck.
    1998 V70 187K miles and counting,now sold
    2002 VW GTI 1.8 T My sweet baby
    2002 V70 XC 158K miles sold
    2005 V70 XC 98Kk miles Newly aquired

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    Yep, suspect e-brake as well ... hopefully, you haven't fried the hubs and rotors in all the grinding...and it's just the shoes...
    Current Fleet:
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    Default Noise problem solved

    Well, it was the wheel bearings after all. Gonna cost me about $650. Car has 215K though and still going strong. Thanks for all of your help!

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