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Took my 2003 volvo xc90 for service two weeks ago. Came back with a creaking / crunching noise in left front wheel and a knocking sound in right rear area. Very audible at take off & slow speed, reversing, going over humps, turning. Taken it back to workshop several times & apparently the mechanics can't hear what I'm hearing! Are they deaf?! Driving me nuts. And making me feel it is not safe to drive the car.

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  • chuma414 Aug 06, 2009

    Thanx! Going to take the vehicle back so the dealer can do a thorough check using the hints in the solution. Stunned by the design flaw. . .

  • chuma414 Aug 08, 2009

    Hi. Thanks for the comprehensive comments. Car going back to the workshop on 12 Aug. I'll be asking the dealer to use your suggestions as a basis to solve the two problems. Will be in touch.

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The noise could be many things from sway bar link rods to the inner tie rod ends followed by ball joints, if quiet unless you hit little bumps or cracks that are the most likely thing on a Volvo. If it only happens when you are sitting still and move the steering wheel side to side that would be a tie rod. That means your tie rod end will need to be replaced. Also, it may be a driveshaft issue but it could be other issues as well. I have seen those bevel gears go bad but not very often. I would double check all the mounts to see if they are hitting the transmission. What I have also seen is the rear coupler make a howling noise. This is the bad part about having one of these.
You can view a free online repair manual at http://autozone.com for your vehicle if you are going to replace it yourself. Otherwise it is about $85 - $120 for shop to replace. I have also heard that the car has a serious design flaw that eats brakes, rotors and tires. If the dealer is going to be a ****, then call the Volvo Hotline that’s in your owner’s manual.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Aug 08, 2009

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    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Aug 08, 2009

    Sure, Please contact in case you need further assistance. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved.



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