Last post on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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Volvo S80, Suspension, Sedan
#21 of 30 Re: 2004 S80 T6 Premier Suspension [encal97]
May 16, 2010 (2:34 pm)
The story I am about to relate might seem unbelievable, but it is true. I experienced the same clunking noise in my 1999 S80 T6. A distinct noise was coming from underneath the floorboard on the passenger side whenever I accelerated or stopped fast. It became pretty clear to me (after living with this for several months) that the noise was coming from something round that would roll along a flat surface then hit a barrier at the ends of its travel. By alternately lifting and lowering the front and rear of the car, I was able to pinpoint the spot underneath the car from which the sound was coming. The only way I could find to get into the cavity was to drill a small opening from underneath the car, then I enlarged it enough to get a magnetic 'fishing' tool in there. I was shocked to find two "C-cell" batteries with expiration dates of something like 1993!! I am certain that the batteries were placed there by some mechanic - there's an opening in the carpet under the passenger seat through which you can drop items that end up under the floorboard. I patched the hole with an aluminum plate riveted in place and sealed with silicon caulk. No problems since. Sorry this happened to you too, and hope this helps.
#22 of 30 Re: 2004 S80 T6 Premier Suspension [encal97]
May 17, 2010 (1:44 pm)
I was just browsing through and saw your post.
I would recommend that you personally call the Volvo customer service hotline.
The hotline will put you in contact with a Field Service Engineer. This is an excellent way to get the help you are looking for especially when you feel you are not getting solutions from your dealer.
I received excellent help and rectified all issues since going this route.
I was truly impressed with the Field Service Engineer. It was so great to finally have someone who was there to listen and take the time to get all the pieces of the puzzle put together.
I hope you get the answers and have your Volvo functioning properly soon. Best of luck.
#23 of 30 04' S80 T6 Susspension Issues
Feb 14, 2011 (2:34 am)
I've been having issues with my S80 to the point my wife doesn't feel safe to drive the car anymore. She's afraid she has to drive it like an old woman afraid to hit a bump and have something go wrong.
I bought my car second owner and was purchased used with roughly 75,ooo on it. It now has 132,000 on it and it's all highway miles. I drive 50 miles a day to work.
Since I've owned it for the last two years I've sunk well over $8,000 into it!!! And I'm still paying on it Nothing worse than having a car you owe on and then to dish out well over $8,000 more into it...... Can you say VERY Upside down on a car's equity????
Both front lower control arms
Sway Bar and Linkage
Both Front Ball Joints
All new struts and mounts around the entire car (Yep all 4)
Rebuilt Transmission at 128,000!
Now the car is again making serious squeaking noise in the right front wheel area when I go over bumps. It's so embarrassing to be driving a "Volvo" and have it make this noise. My buddies laugh at the fact I'm driving what is supposed to be a top notch safe car and it's always in the shop. When I bought the car I was going to take it to a Volvo Dealer but the nearest one from my house is over 30 miles away so it makes that not feasible.
I have been getting most of my service from a very reputable local garage, but it seems every time I fix something another thing just pops up. I tell ya I'm going broke on this car. I hate to cry about this but an average consumer can NOT afford to have these issues with what should be a great reliable car....
I complained to Volvo Headquarters and a guy did call me back. He said shame I wasn't taking it to a volvo dealer because then he would be able to help. They offered no assistance with transmission because I was 28,000 miles over the extended 100,000 warranty.
I tell ya if you, I used to love driving this thing. Comfortable and quick and great on gas, but man it costs way to much money to upkeep. Sorry, but not sure how much longer I would be pushing the "Volvo For Life" slogan.....
#25 of 30 Re: Struts for my Volvo S80 [fruiz]
May 05, 2011 (10:17 pm)
sry wrong post...but if your car is still squeeking and you have changed your struts ball joints which is just your hub assembly and control arms it could only be your strut mounts or outer tie rods which both are feasible to fix....you say you have sunk 8000 i bet 6500 of that was just labor....matthewvolvo shows how to do it at home if you have the TIME to install your own parts...Ebay has alot of good prices and since your from the states it all ships within 4 to 6 business days...goodluck and try trading for a newer one they are much more beautiful and awd
#26 of 30 occasional noise 40 - 60 MPH 2008 S 80
Jun 26, 2011 (5:52 pm)
I have a 2008 S 80 with 12000+ miles on it. The noise has not occurred during drives with the Volvo service reps. They have assured me they have checked wheel bearings ect and can't find and problems. When it does occur it's a steady humming noise. If I shifted into neutral and rev the engine or change lanes the noise stays the same. If I stop and start up again the noise is gone. One of the last times I got out of the car and I thought I smelled a burning odor by the rear wheel drivers side. Any thoughts on what this might be? OHRoseman
#27 of 30 Re: S 80 Suspension [cchase17]
Jul 03, 2011 (9:29 am)
I AM HAVING VERY SIMILAR NOISES ON MY 2001 S 80 TURBO..I FOUND AN INDEPENDANT VOLVO REPAIR SHOP AND HE IMMEDIATELY DIAGNOSED IT (AFTER A ROAD TEST) AS BAD COIL SPRING SEATS. . THERE ARE TWO FRONT ONES SO WE ARE REPLACING BOTH 175 DOLLARS EACH PLUS TAX. YOU CAN FIND THE PARTS ON LINE FOR 30 -60 DOLLARS.....IF YOU WANT TO DO THE WORK YOURSELF. AS FAR AS BREAK LIGHT BULBS GOING OUT TRY NOT TO USE THE CHINESE BULBS...YOU WILL STILL ONLY GET ABOUT T.O
#28 of 30 99 volvo s80
Jul 11, 2011 (10:31 pm)
Jul 11, 2011 (10:36 pm)
the only way you will get noise from your front end is if the parts are worn out.or broken.front in parts are very cheap online and with alittle work you can change for free come on MEN get alittle dirty and save the money tools are a great investment for any car you have, and once you start you will always have the will to fix things.and if its a job u think you cant handle then take to a local shop..
#30 of 30 Re: Struts for my Volvo S80 [fruiz]
Jul 11, 2011 (10:40 pm)
ill do the job for you for 2300$..lol nah reall leave the dealerships alone buy the struts and shocks your self take to the local dealer they should charge about 200-250 total job should cost you around 600-700 ,,good luck