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Hi - I have a new-to-me V70 - Pulls right - Had alignment performed at dealer, went to buddy's house, swapped tires (F to R), inspected brakes. Nothing obvious and none of the work changed the pull. It feels like ball joint/tie rod since it kinda comes and goes. I assumed the dealer would have tried to sell me a suspension fix if they found anything funky during the alignment. Maybe not?<br>Any other places to look that I might know about?<br>Also, had all fluids changed at dealer - I asked what they used (in the transmisson) all I could get out of 2 different people was "Volvo approved synthetic". Based on a charge of $159 for the flush, I can't believe it was 'Volvo' fluid. My fear is I got some recycled crap from the local lube rep. If anyone has an experience where dealers source their fluids, I'd like to go back to these guys with a little ammo.<br>
 

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Re: 2006 V70 T5 56K Miles - Pulls right (flatspot)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flatspot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I assumed the dealer would have tried to sell me a suspension fix if they found anything funky during the alignment. Maybe not?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd bet the bushings may be worn, these cars wear them quite quickly. But before chasing down that path... are the tires worn evenly? <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flatspot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>Also, had all fluids changed at dealer - I asked what they used (in the transmisson) all I could get out of 2 different people was "Volvo approved synthetic". Based on a charge of $159 for the flush, I can't believe it was 'Volvo' fluid. My fear is I got some recycled crap from the local lube rep. If anyone has an experience where dealers source their fluids, I'd like to go back to these guys with a little ammo.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe they just did a drain and fill, instead of a flush. A full flush cost me 300ish last time I had it done.
 

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How firmly does it pull? Is it right in the ditch, or does it slowly drift? Maybe get a second opinion at a different alignment shop, and maybe have a Volvo specialist put it up on the rack and look for worn out components.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flatspot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The pull is variable - which leads me to believe it's a worn component that's shifting around.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You failed to post <B>your mileage</B> which is <U>important.</U><br>EDIT: Sorry just noticed 56K.<p><B>I would have the entire front end looked at.</B><br>You may need a new tie rod or a control arm bushing, it's not that uncommon. Either one will cause your issue, new tires or not.<br>If you keep driving on those new tires, they won't be so new soon and will start to wear unevenly!
 
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