2001 Volvo s80 has left/right lower control arms Cracks noticed
My 2001 Volvo s80 has 97 K and the mechanic said he noticed cracks in the lower ler/right lower control arms while replacing ball joints. The estimate is around $900. He advised me to watch for them. Any one has similar problems. He also mentioned he is not sure how long they have been there and how long it may last? He also mentioned it is a common problem with volvos. Is it true?
Re: 2001 Volvo s80 has left/right lower control arms...
Lower arm bushs are a common probem with volvos but wont fail mot if you are replacing them go to your volvo dealer and buy the bushs but ask to buy the police bushs they are stiffer and last twice as long and the same price
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The stock Bosch fuel pump is located in the fuel tank and can be accessed by removing the rear seat. Certain models have been recalled due to cracked flanges, permitting fuel to leak. If you smell gasoline inside or outside the vehicle or see wet fuel lines underneath the vehicle, contact your local Volvo dealer immediately. See below:
RECALL: 2001-2004 Volvo V70
NHTSA Campaign Number:
www.nhtsa.dot.gov ManufacturerVOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.
DEC 17, 2009 Potential Number Of Units Affected: 136100
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2005 S80, MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 V70, S60, XC70 AND MODEL YEAR 2003-2005 XC90 VEHICLES SOLD IN OR REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH CAROLINA, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VIRGINIA AND THE U.S. TERRITORIES. WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (HOT CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE CYCLING) OVER TIME AND IN COMBINATION WITH VARYING FUEL QUALITY, THE FUEL PUMP CAN DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE FUEL PUMP FLANGE.
IF THE CONDITION OCCURS VEHICLE OWNERS MAY NOTICE FUEL SMELL AND/OR FUEL LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP WITH A PART OF A MODIFIED DESIGN. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010.
I would check for a leak or crack. My vehicle did the same thing and I turn off the car filled it with coolant and it was fine after that. However if your putting coolant and it still giving you the same message then check for cracks or leaks. If that does not work I recommend you find yourself a trust worthy mechanic. I would say that every Volvo owner should visit the dealership at least once a year for a full complete diagnostic of there car.