knocking under front on s80 volvo?

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by colin231, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. colin231

    colin231 Guest

    hi
    got this slight knock going over rough ground, 2000 s80, from nearside
    front.
    checked all suspension and bearings, someone mentioned that there was
    a mod carried out by dealers on the front suspension mounting to the
    body, any help please. before i take it to a very expensive dealer!

    col
     
    colin231, Sep 13, 2007
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    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Have you checked the steering ball-joints?
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  3. yep, i had some knocking on my 00 s80, ball joints...
     
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    Roadie Guest

    Check the MacPherson stut mounts.
     
    Roadie, Sep 13, 2007
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    colin231 Guest

    everything seems ok, cannot move any ball joints, but will maybe jack
    it up again and have a look,
    thanks for all the help
     
    colin231, Sep 13, 2007
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    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Did the knocking occur when going in a straight line, or when on a tight
    curve? I don't know whether the S80/New V70 are the same but the old S/V70s
    used to suffer from a knock at full lock on rough ground if the lock stops
    weren't lubricated. At full lock, a nylon pad on the suspension moves up and
    down against the lock stop and makes an awful noise. A smear of grease on
    the pads fixes it.
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    colin231 Guest

    on rough ground there is no knock, but slightly bumpy roads say a
    small pothole, it knocks, but not when turning ect. seems only on the
    nearside front.
    maybe it is a worn joint that does not show up when i jack the car up.
    col
     
    colin231, Sep 14, 2007
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  8. my joints knocked when cold in the am.....not so bad
    later in the day, once things warmed up......

    richard
    colorado
     
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    bfiske Guest

    I heard the knockin'.
    I paid for struts and mounts.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    bf
     
    bfiske, Sep 21, 2007
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    colin231 Guest

    yeh, all that has been done 2 months ago.

    still a knocking
    col
     
    colin231, Sep 21, 2007
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    Me Guest

    I had this same problem on my 2002. It got so bad my wife wouldn't drive it.
    It turned out to be the plastic skid plate (actually a protector for the oil
    pan and filter) had 2 bolts missing .It must have just been flexing.
     
    Me, Oct 12, 2007
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    colin231 Guest

    hi

    it seems just from n/s front, on normal roads, no knock, but any small
    bumps and it starts, not very loud, i did notice some play on the top
    suspension mount, under the bonnet (hood) but maybe that was just
    some bearing play. as the nut was very tight.
    col
     
    colin231, Oct 12, 2007
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    Patrick Barnes

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    I had same problem with my 2007 s80 150,000 miles, replaced struts and upper mounts , problem is gone, I don't think it really needed the mounts but I wanted to make sure so replaced them. The struts were shot. $600.00 later rides and sounds like new .
     
    Patrick Barnes, Mar 9, 2016
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