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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?

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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 bushings are most likely what he was saying is cracke go to fcp groton .com buy the parts yourself and pay some one to install them it is common

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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