some help with a 2000 s80 front suspension knock please

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by gravedigger, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. gravedigger

    gravedigger Guest

    hi

    if i take the small plastic cap off the top of my s80 front suspension
    rod/nut under the bonnet, there is some slight play on the rod if i
    push the car down on the wing, i have removed the top nut, and tried
    to tighten the lower cross shaped nut beneath , but it all seems tight
    enough.and if i remove this nut the rod also seems to move within the
    hole in the top rubber mounting.

    been told by local dealer this is a common fault, and costs a furtune
    to fix, has any one else had this fault?

    and is there another fix.

    colin
     
    gravedigger, Nov 12, 2007
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  2. gravedigger

    Wooly Guest

    Sounds like a control arm or tie rod problem. My mechanic would
    recommend replacing parts on both sides for symmetrical handling/wear,
    and you'll need an alignment afterwards.

    If you're moderately mechanical you can do the work yourself and then
    send out for the alignment.
     
    Wooly, Nov 12, 2007
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  3. gravedigger

    gravedigger Guest

    thanks for the info.
    will have a go
    col

     
    gravedigger, Nov 13, 2007
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