LOUD V70 door popping sound

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Brian Drake, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Brian Drake

    Brian Drake Guest

    About a month ago, the driver side door of our '99 V70 wagon started making
    a popping sound when opened, actually 2 pops when opened fully. It has
    gotten progressively louder and now is pretty embarrassing. We had the
    dealer look at it and they informed us that we would 'have to take it to a
    body shop' to get it repaired.... b/c they can't (reading between the
    lines - aren't interested) in fixing it... apparently, the mechanism that
    keeps the door from swinging out too fast has worn out. 2 questions:

    Has anyone had this issues before; and if so can you give me a ball price I
    should expect to pay to fix?
    If yes to above, did your dealer fix it or did you have to take it to a
    'body shop'.

    Thanks in advance for anything!

    charlotte, nc
    Brian Drake, Mar 28, 2005
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  2. William MILLS, Mar 28, 2005
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  4. Atif I. Chaudhry, Mar 28, 2005
  5. I would try to fit NordLock lock washers in order to secure the nuts.

    It may thoug be difficult to get the washers in place since it seems to be
    such a struggle to get the nuts in position.

    Anders Wiklund, Mar 28, 2005
  6. Brian Drake

    Bonnet Lock Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    This has happened a couple of times on the passenger door (LHS) on my
    UK-spec 1999 V70 2.5D. In both cases, nothing was actually broken. The torx
    screw only needs to be *slightly* loose for the door to make a really awful

    So the first thing to ty is to get yourself a Torx-40 bit and do the screw
    up really tight. That may well fix it. Only if something is cracked is any
    welding needed.
    Bonnet Lock, Mar 28, 2005
  7. Brian Drake

    Brian Drake Guest

    THANKS everybody for the responses.... Ill see if some of the tightening
    suggested will do the trick, if not its off to the welder ! thanks again !
    Brian Drake, Mar 29, 2005
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