V70 Rear Shock Absorber problem

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Bill, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I have a 1997 V70 AWD, with 70k miles on the clock. Yesterday, when going to
    reverse the car from the garage, I noticed that the rear suspension seemed
    "down". Looking under the car, I saw the bottom half of one of the rear
    shock absorbers protruding *through* the large alloy assembly that appears
    to hold the rear suspension together. The shock absorber is in one piece,
    does not seem to be leaking fluid, and does not show any obvious signs of
    damage. The main problem is that its bottom end is now not attached to
    anything! And from what I can see of the alloy assembly (which isn't much!)
    there doesn't seem to be any obvious damage (ie cracks or breaks) to that

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is it a fault with the alloy
    assembly (can't think what its proper name might be!), or with the shock

    Any suggestions as to what I do now to fix it? Can't move the car - I tried
    to push it out of the garage with the car in neutral and the handbrake off,
    but it won't budge an inch.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions

    Bill, Jul 17, 2005
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  2. Bill

    Mike F Guest

    Well, you have the other side to compare it to. Maybe the bolts weren't
    tightened properly and have fallen out.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Jul 18, 2005
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