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I'm dropping my car off at the dealer this Friday. (Bay Ridge Volvo - any reviews?) <p>I'm having them fix the following: <br>- clunking-noise coming from the front-end (might be the axles or ball joints)<br>- replace the reverse switch - reverse light not working (checked bulbs)<br>- reverse gear going in a bit hard <p><br>Other than that everything seems to be OK with the car. However, while there, should I have them check anything else? I'm getting some tail-hop. Should I ask for bushings, or will they ask me to pay for expensive allignment? <p>Also, I have XC90 bolts on. Should I swap them for the original ones? I've read somewhere the delaer replaced someone's XC90 bolts with original ones without telling the person<p>Thanks a lot
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

Clunking noise could be bushings.<br>S60R's are subject to a certain amount of tail hop.<br>What kind of tires do you have?<br>I switched out the PZero's for Michelin Pilot Sport 2's and the hop virtually disappeared.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Clunking noise could be bushings.<br>S60R's are subject to a certain amount of tail hop.<br>What kind of tires do you have?<br>I switched out the PZero's for Michelin Pilot Sport 2's and the hop virtually disappeared.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would bushings be covered under warranty?<br>I'm riding on a set of Nexen N3000 <br>They're horrible tires, but they are virtually brand new, since the previous owned had just put them on before he sold the car to me.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Would bushings be covered under warranty?<br>I'm riding on a set of Nexen N3000 <br>They're horrible tires, but they are virtually brand new, since the previous owned had just put them on before he sold the car to me. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bushings should be. The tires are probably causing your hop. Not much you can do without replacing them.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (VolvoMax)

Agreed, change out the tires, I did this and all my sidehop went away.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (PureDrive07)

As others have mentioned, tires are a big deal...in NY its a huge deal with these mean pot holes. You need a good set of tires to eliminate or reduce the side hop. I used Conti Extreme Contacts and those did very well. Right now I am running Toyo Proxes 4 and they do very well too. But not as good as the Conti.<p>When at the dealer, ask them for any software updates that may be available to you, you have an 04, so there has to be something that they (or another dealer) hasnt updated. <p>I am in the market for another dealer as a backup, can you post a quick review of Bay Ridge when you get the chance? Thanks.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (QnsMostWanted)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>QnsMostWanted</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am in the market for another dealer as a backup, can you post a quick review of Bay Ridge when you get the chance? Thanks. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>When my S40 was under warranty I used to bring it down to Bay Ridge, and these guys are really horrible. Perhaps it's just my experience, that's why I wanted to see what other thought. <p>Let me give you a few examples: <br>- went it for an engine oil and transmission oil fluid changes. Transmission flud change went ok - with the oil change they "forgot" to drain the engine oil, therefore overfilling my engine with oil!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I noticed a lot of smoke from the exhaust when I on the highway - went back the next day and they gave me a free oil change - wooow big deal (as a matter of fact, I think I still have it- perhaps I'll use it) Anyhow, as a result of the overfill I had to replace my PCV oil trap by myself a few months later as a result of that. <p>- my sunroof got stuck - they fixed it but the beige interor was full of greasy fingerprints - no luck with resolving it with the manager. (This time, I'm taking photos of my interor before I'll go in)<p>- Overall lack of common sense from the people there. This time I'm going in before work, so hopefully they'll take me more seriously when I'm wearing a tie. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

The best cure for tail hop is to get rid of the OE PZeros and have new springs (e.g., TME) and sways installed.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (Sue Esponte)

I think John used to go to that dealer. Good luck!
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think John used to go to that dealer. Good luck!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>...i'm sensing there's a lot history in this "good luck"... hehehe... <br>that's the only dealer in my area - kind of sucks. Oh, and they dont even give you loaners!
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>...i'm sensing there's a lot history in this "good luck"... hehehe... <br>that's the only dealer in my area - kind of sucks. Oh, and they dont even give you loaners!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Geesh, too bad you cant travel out to Rockville Centre, thats where I go from time to time depending on what needs to be done. And as long as you are getting your car serviced during the week and they have cars available, they give you loaners. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Decent place, but got to watch out for the work being done.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (QnsMostWanted)

Your reverse issue may be as simple as an unplugged switch, which might be interfering with your gear selector. But it's more likely the switch itself on the tranny has burned out, which is kind of common on these cars. Should definitely be covered under warranty.<p>clunk could just be axle ping, as discussed in another recent thread ("No more XC90 bolts").
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your reverse issue may be as simple as an unplugged switch, which might be interfering with your gear selector. But it's more likely the switch itself on the tranny has burned out, which is kind of common on these cars. Should definitely be covered under warranty.<p>clunk could just be axle ping, as discussed in another recent thread ("No more XC90 bolts").</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unplugged switch? hhm... i was just there the other day cleaning - I should have looked. <p>In terms of the clunk - I do have XC90 bolts.... I'm afraid it's my ball joints and besides, the control arm bushings are visibly worn
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

Just under your air box/MAF junction is the gear selector. The reverse switch is the only plug sitting just under the gear selector linkage, right before it goes into the tranny. I unplugged mine by accident when I took my airbox out. I reached down to grab a torx socket and knocked it out. Didn't catch it till a week later when bro told me my backup lights were out.
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (T5 for Life)

I was checking out the car earlier this week before going in for annual safety inspection, and my reverse lights are not working. I'm not sure where exactly the plug and switch are located (is the 'plug' end accessible from the top of the motor, and the actual switch end from the underside?). Can someone please post a pic or diagram? I ordered a new switch just in case (should be in Monday). I have fix it Monday so my car stays legal.<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: Dropping my CPO at the dealer this week - need your input (tomedkaz)

The alignment, at least for the rear, would be part of the bushing replacement, if they do that.<p>You need to bring them the SYMPTOM (sidestepping sensation), not the SOLUTION, (replace rear bushings). Seems silly, but it is the Volvo mating dance for getting anything done under warranty.<p>If you need to nudge them into fixing the issue, it is TNN 60-08, dated 3/23/05, unless it has been superceded. Your chassis number, (last six of your VIN) must be under 476762, or they will deny based on the assumption that the "improved" bushings were installed at the factory. Don't expect a huge difference in preventing sidestepping, but it all helps. <p>In regard to the difficulties getting into reverse, is this when the car has been sitting overnight? If so, than it may be a case addressed by TNN 43-47, dated 11/01/05, which basically addresses an issue with the clutch disc binding on the input shaft. Transmission needs to be removed, and input shaft lubricated, something the dealer will avoid if at all possible. Your serial # must be under 425275, or you will be advised this was done at the factory. <p>If the difficulty occurs all the time, not just when cold, than I would suspect linkage adjustment. <p>
 
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