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Volvo C70, Steering, Convertible
#3 of 21 Steering/front end problems
Jun 12, 2007 (7:02 am)
I own a 2003 C70, HP turbo, manual trans. Although I knew that the turning radius was not great, like on the 240s, I was disappointed to start hearing clunking noises when turning both left and right to almost the turn stop. On uneven terrain, the noise is worse. Previous trips to my dealer fixes the issue temporarily...with the diagnosis being that the stops needed lubrication.
It is out of warranty, but don't want damage to be done when it might be an inherant C70 issue. Thoughts? Similar issues?
#4 of 21 Re: Steering/front end problems [srubin]
Jun 12, 2007 (7:17 am)
still sounds like the stops need lubrication to me. I'm surprised it has turned up again so quick, though. How many miles has it been since last done?
I don't believe any damage will occur.
#5 of 21 Re: Steering/front end problems [qbrozen]
Jun 12, 2007 (7:24 am)
It is due for service and I am taking it in this week. I will point out the need to lubricate the stops, but the lubrication does not last 3K miles, that's for sure.
#6 of 21 2004 C70 Poping sound in steering...is this common?
Jul 04, 2007 (10:02 am)
I recently purchased a 2004 C70 with 8,800 miles on it...now has 13,300. Have noticed two problems and wonder how common these are.
1. steering pops when turned to extremes or hit a rough surface with wheel turned and
2. check engine light sometimes comes on...diagnosed as catalytic converter problem.
Otherwise, very impressed with car. Gets true 27 mpg (HT version) and runs on regular gas.
#7 of 21 Re: 2004 C70 Poping sound in steering...is this common? [jimaustin]
Jul 05, 2007 (4:21 am)
see the couple of posts above yours for the possible steering issue.
i wonder why it would have a catalytic problem at only 13k miles? and i'm shocked you found an '04 with such low miles. congrats!
#8 of 21 Wobble
Nov 13, 2007 (8:04 am)
I just bought a 2004 C70 with about 30,000 miles on it and noticed a wobble at about 45-50 mph. The dealer said it is probably tyre/wheel related. Wonder if anyone has had the same experience?
Also the Volvo dealership wants $590 for the 30,000 miles service which I think is a rip off. Does anyone know if a regular mechanic can do the same thing for less?
Otherwise it is just a dream to ride and if I figure out how to do it I'll try to attach a few photos.
#9 of 21 Re: Wobble [sasov]
Nov 13, 2007 (10:07 am)
a wobble? yeah, quite possibly a tire out of balance. Cheap enough to have them checked at a tire shop.
As for the 30k mile service, your problem is that you are asking the dealer "how much for the 30k mile service?" What you need to say is "how much to change the oil, rotate the tires, and ... " I don't know the rest of the list offhand, but its whatever your owner's manual states should be done at 30k, NOT what the dealer states should be done.
In any case, as a volvo owner, yes, you should find an independent mechanic ... but one that specializes in volvos. They need to have the proper equipment/software to service your car.
#10 of 21 Re: Wobble [qbrozen]
Nov 13, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Thanks for that. I asked Volvo-USA customer service and they confirmed that as long as one keeps receipts, having the service done by an independent mechanic doesn't affect the 4 years/50,000 miles warranty.
The 30,000 miles service is check/replace all fluids and change the cabin air filter. How do the dealerships justify $600 for that is just amazing.
#11 of 21 Re: Wobble [sasov]
Nov 14, 2007 (5:37 pm)
ALL fluids? Are you sure that's what your owner's manual states? I'm pretty sure the coolant is 100k miles, and there is no reason to replace steering fluid. So I think oil change, brake system flush, and tranny service should be the end of it. At my Volvo dealer, that would be about $200-$240. I don't know how much for the cabin air filter, though.