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Load clunk as if something has hit the car underneath. First happened after pulling away just after starting car and forgot to let hand brake off fully. I got the sensation that something had broken off and was under the car and it did not want to go forward, car felt like it was riding over a rock, when ground was flat. I reversed then went forward and all OK. I suspect something to do we handbrake or dif. Does handbrake lock diff in V70? Noticed sometimes handbrake activates half way up then sometimes fully up.

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  • skaupert Oct 09, 2008

    2001 V70.


    I just had the same problem. Car was parked in the driveway, and even though the car was in reverse, and the handbrake released, the car wouldn't start moving, even when moving the gas pedal slightly. 


    With enough gas, the car 'broke' loose, sounded like something had caught. Owned the car for a year, and this is the first time this has happened. Since then it's happened two more times, but I've figured out that when I put the shifter in the other direction (from Drive to Reverse, or from Reverse to Drive) and back, the problem is solved. 


    It seems like something in the transmission, when the car is held in place by the transmission, rather than the handbrake.


    But again, this has never been an issue before, with no change in driving or parking habits.


    any thoughts or insights about this?


    thanks, sebastian

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    with 7 adults in the car doing 50mph ,the vehicle tends to rock from side to side,this can be felt on the steering.

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    Linda Krebser Apr 12, 2014

    "Load" clunk ??

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This maybe caused by the actual brake callipers sticking onto the brake disks. This may happen in damp or wet conditions. There is a repairable solution where I think the callipers can be greased so that they move more freely and do not get stuck in their chambers.

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