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Volvo C70, Coupe
#1287 of 1649 Re: C70 steering probs... [otis4]
Jun 12, 2005 (6:41 am)
I have a C70 conv 2002 and I think I had your problem with the steering quirks when U-turning.....I went to the dealer and what they did they changed both sway bars end links ( P/N 30714686-0), lube the steering stops and replaced some metal glue bolts in the suspension (P/N 1161370-0). I must tell you the problem is gone ....Hope it won't return, but the VOLVO service was outstading
goog luck with your problem
#1288 of 1649 Re: C70 steering probs... [abc2]
Jun 12, 2005 (6:43 pm)
Thanks for the info. I don't consider this steering thing a "problem" with my 04 C70 yet, but I will write your fix down in case it becomes one. I hope 10scoachrick reads your reply (he started the thread) and can use it. Sounds like good info to me. Thanks again.
#1289 of 1649 Re: Speaking of the C70 spoiler... [myou]
Jun 13, 2005 (11:49 am)
You don't actually program the fob.
It will automatically remember the seat and mirror position when the door is locked w/ the fob.
If anyone else uses the fob and changes the seat and/or mirrors the fob will remember the new position.
#1295 of 1649 Sorry to be gone so long...
Jun 25, 2005 (9:31 pm)
Greetings all...been gone for a while(trip to Maui and such)...re: steering quirks---dealer serviced the steering again and lubed the stops as before and, at this moment, the steering seems to be better. As I mentioned, everyday driving does not put one in the 'turn to the limits' mode of u-turns and tight parking spots; so, it's easy to go day-to-day without noticing the ghostly noise, etc. I must say that my experience leads me to believe that the steering/front suspension are the weakest links in the C70. Our neighborhood installed the seemingly ubiquitous concrete speed humps on our streets(with some covering entire intersections) and this weakness in the C70 is painfully apparent as one makes a 90 degree turn while entering and exiting one of these concrete slabs--does NOT sound like a $40K auto. I must say that the C70 is a fantastic cruiser--top up or down--but our 9-year old Miata was quieter during the above-mentioned conditions! My comparison between the C70 and V70 comes from daily driving of our two vehicles( and the fact that the two turning circles are almost identical by specs). I'm well aware of the design history of the C70 but I'm guessing that our steering experience is not simply the result of ancient FWD engineering. Time will tell--we gots plenty o' warranty left! On another note, I hope the new C/Z/50/70/30/3.14159 can include a few items which we enjoy on our V70 and miss on the C70---steering wheel stereo controls, decent cup-holders, Homelink, ket fob seat position memory, nifty sunglass pouch on front of seat--just to name a few. Thanks to all for your responses...I'll follow up with any new info in our quest for smoother steering! Aloha! BTW, we're looking to replace the 16" tires we swapped from the V70( for the original 17" from the C70). We're probably within 5K miles of needing replacements if anyone has info on rubber that will offer grip and low road noise-preferably at a reasonable price. I've found over a $100 difference per tire on models that get good reviews(Kumho vs Pir or Mich, for ex.).
#1296 of 1649 Re: Sorry to be gone so long... [10scoachrick]
Jun 28, 2005 (8:14 am)
10scoachrick...did I see 'pi' in there somewhere? Ha ha, thanks for my morning laugh!