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Thumping noise Everytime I run over a bump in the road I hear a thumping noise coming from either side of the frontend. In the cabin the sound is coming high in the dashboard. I've had the struts and mounts changed but the noise is still there.

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Ball joints, motor mounts, sway bar link rods? Hard to say without actually hearing the noise, but an experienced Volvo tech should be able to diagnose this pretty quick.

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