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took my car to the local import garage for a clicking/clunk noise when I turn my wheel and when I accelerate in 1st and reverse. Now they tried to tighten my axel nut? and it kept turning....they think its the axel. I heard the early years had weak axels once you lower a car. Is this true? if so, should I try to get a newer model axel?

Last question. Where is a good place to get parts like koni struts, strut tower mounts and motor mounts....they said all of them need to be replaced.
 

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The noise you're getting is a clicking noise? Is it like this:


If yes, then it's the drive shaft splining. A common P1 (C30/S40/V50/C70) thing. Either get new bolds in the ends of the shafts (visible when removing wheel) or get them glued in with resin. The bolt won't solve the issue for ever. The resin will get rid of it for a long time...
 

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yea thats it, just not as bad. should I worry if I cant get it done asap?
 

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Nope no worry. Is just a comfort thing.
 

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now for koni struts, where is a good place to order from? I see ebay has it for almost 100 dollars cheaper than viva.
 

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The noise you're getting is a clicking noise? Is it like this:


If yes, then it's the drive shaft splining. A common P1 (C30/S40/V50/C70) thing. Either get new bolds in the ends of the shafts (visible when removing wheel) or get them glued in with resin. The bolt won't solve the issue for ever. The resin will get rid of it for a long time...
can you elaborate on this a bit? what is splining? im guessing your talking about the rear shaft. where do you put the resin?
 

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Let's be clear. The problem illustrated above is the splines on the outer CV joint moving in the wheel hub. This is caused by too large a tolerance between the parts. You will hear this noise when driving straight forward or backward. You can update with a newer axle or simply apply Locktite to take up the play. See TB excerpt below. Be forewarned that if you apply the Locktite correctly removal of the axle in the future can be quite a POS. Think twice about how much this is bothering you.

If you hear a very similar clicking noise only when turning at or near full lock then the CV joint is worn out & will need replacement.

clicking/clunk noise when I turn my wheel and when I accelerate in 1st and reverse
Sounds like case #2, replace your axle.

"DESCRIPTION:
There may be a clicking / ping noise from the front wheel hub, when changing driving direction (such as parking maneuvers) or upon take off.
This could occur if there is a small free play between drive shaft splines and wheel hub spline.
PRODUCT MODIFICATION:
For XC90, C30, C70, S40, V50 vehicles:
Drive shafts with helical splines have been introduced into production at the chassis numbers below. The helical spline will create a tighter fit to the wheel hub.
XC90 ch 354799, structure week 2006w39
C30 ch 018168 structure week 2007w09
C70 ch 023340 structure week 2007w09
S40 ch 304517 structure week 2007w09
V50 ch 321036 structure week 2007w09
MATERIALS:
Volvo cleaner H, PN 1161436
Volvo thread locking paste, PN 1161053 (10 ml)
Sems screw, Check VIDA Parts catalog
SERVICE:
Remove the wheel hub bolt to access the drive shaft. Push the drive shaft out of the hub as far as possible.
Clean both hub and drive shaft interface thoroughly using Volvo cleaner.
Apply thread locking paste (or ACE Pipe thread compound / TFE paste).
Reinstall all parts.
Allow the thread locking paste to harden 30-60 minutes before using the vehicle.
Note!
If this noise exist on a vehicle listed under "PRODUCT MODIFICATION" with helical splines, the same repair method can be used."
 
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