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    Default Squeaks in Cargo Area

    Searched our past threads but did not find anything to pin point the cause of a newly developed squeak in the cargo area on our '04 XC70.

    The car has 12,000 km of mainly highway driving. Squeak developed this weekend while skiing. Temperature fairly mild today at -15C to a high of +2C. Squeak occurs at every bump on the road and is annoying.

    Stopped 7 times to rearrange things by removing the cargo cover, re-tilting the seats, padding the rear cargo cover etc. All to no avail. Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have.

    John
    By the way, she drove beautifully on the return trip from Whistler - 200kph on the turns through the Rockies (sure hope Faye never reads this).
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    John,

    Nice to see the rig back on home turf.

    Canít say that Iíve experienced any noises from the rear cargo area, but, in the past, had an annoying squeak that came from the latch mechanism of the center backrest. A light application of lithium grease was all that was required and we havenít heard from it since. Have you tried driving with the center backrest either lowered or removed?

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    John, here is a guess, try this. Take some rubber/plastic protectant (like my favorite 303 stuff), and wipe it around on the weather strip on the rear hatch. You may want to do the body, too, where it the weather strip contacts. This will make it slippery again, and hopefully the squeak (chirp) will go away as the two pieces can once again make tiny movements with respect to each other as the body flexes as you hit bumps. Worked for me.
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    Art - yes, I did try reversing and then removing the arm rest. It was not the culprit.

    Gibbons - I think you are on to something. After having secured everything else, I am starting to think that it might be coming directly from the rear door itself. I will try the 303 protectant route and see if that helps.

    Thanks guys. I'm off to Toronto this afternoon, so this will have to wait for the weekend before I report back.

    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Default Some tipps ...

    1. Was the grid up? When down, it should make no squeak.
    2. Anything in the little case under the first basement plate?
    3. Maybe somthing from the paneling is not correct mounted?
    4. For sure - take a look under the car (exhaust, ...)

    Hope the helps :-)
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    Torsten - the XC-Fan (and mostly noiseless on the road :-)

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    I had that squeek and it was the rear tail light lens on the drivers side ( in my case ). I couldn't stand that noise. And as you mentionned, every bumps and it really sounded like "squeek" and not "crick" nor "crack" nor "toc". It was a real "squeek". My fix was simple, I loosened the nuts from the interior so that from the outside I could move the lens a little bit and get some stuff between the rubber gasket and the car's body itself. Then I took some silicone spray and the fix was gone for only 2 weeks. Did it again but this time I used greaseless lubricant spray from LPS ( a bit like W40 but for industrial purposes). Now 10 months later, still fine and no squeeks.

    Keep me posted

    Luc
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    Reading this in Toronto (car is in Calgary). My thanks to everyone for these tips - several of which I wouldn't have ever thought to consider. I will try them all out when I get home this weekend.

    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Default Update on Squeaks from Cargo Area.

    Tried all your (Art/Gibbons/Thorsten/Luc) suggestions on Saturday. After applications of silicone etc. without success, I think that Thorsten may have hit on the root cause. Faye finally sat in the trunk on the way home from skiing this afternoon and narrowed the source to the passenger rear panel. Not sure whether it is just the fitting of the panel or something in the wheel well.

    I have left the car with the dealer as it sure is a pain to listen to. Will keep you posted with his results.

    John
    '04 XC70 Canadian Premium and Sport packages, Black
    '06 XC70 Ocean Race Model, IPD to 240 hp, 18" rims, Deep Blue
    Other rigs: '06 Toyota Avalon, '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    I also had a little squeek when going over bumps in my 04 V70 AWD and found it to be the rear seat latch. Fold the seat down (leave it down) and drive over some bumps to see if that makes the squeek go away. If so, you can grease the metal pin and locking mech with lube. That was my problem and now my squeek is gone now.

    Tom
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    Ditto for me. Rear seat latches squeaking like mad... dealer lubed up and quiet now.... I thought it was in back since I put a bunch of sand and mulch in back and figured it messed up the cargo floor.
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