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Hi Folks,

I'm here, as my financial resources is a bit stretch and I would really hate to get rid of my 2001 Volvo V70 XC.

I brought my car into the dealer today to get an accurate diagnostic report as to a recent check engine light that pop up last night. I had (2) Oxygen sensor replaced recently: front & rear, and was told told that if it didn't work to clear up a Check Engine light I had 3 weeks ago, it might be the catalyst convertor.

Well today I founded that I do need a new catalyst convertor and also my front axle needs to be replace as it is BAD.

Can anyone recommend to me should I use 3rd Party parts, rebuilt parts (front axle assembly), or genuine Volvo parts? I am familiar with IPD parts, but are there any other vendor who sells rebuilt front axle that has a core return policy?

I would also like any good reliable repair mechanics beside using the dealer, as I found them prohibitively expensive.

Thanks in advance for any leads.

Evan
 

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I recommend Volvo Specialists here in Denver. Also, CVJ axles here in Denver will rebuild your front axle halfshafts for $75 each with one day turnaround and a lifetime warranty.
 

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Evan,

Where are you located?

Andres
 

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My apology to all. I just step back in from school.
I'm located in New Jersey near Princeton.

I was thinking about buying the entire front axle assembly as a rebuilt unit and send back my old one to be rebuilt. I would rather have it as OEM and not any aftermarket unit.

As for the catalytic convertor, could it be rebuilt too or would I be better of buying a new OEM unit?
 

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Cat converters can't be rebuilt. Go to a reputable exhaust shop and have a generic installed.
 

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I believe that I narrow down my choices for the parts I inquired about.

I could go for Brand New Front Passenger & Driver Axle Assembly from either Cardone or EMPI (FCP).
Or go the route of Re manufactured Volvo Axle Assembly by Cardone.

Is it better to go with OEM parts has been re manufactured by a 3rd Party (Cardone) or go for Brand New 3rd Party Parts by Cardone?

system Brand New either from Eastern ECO II Catalytic Converter or a Bosal Catalytic Converter. Both are aftermarket parts, but are a complete system that will required just removal of the old unit and a bolt-on of the new one.

Of course I have a local mechanic who will install these parts for me and he is cool with that.


Any input as to which system I go for in regards to the following:
1. Brand New Axle assembly versus Re manufactured OEM by 3rd Party
2. Eastern ECO II Catalytic Convertor or BOsal Catalytic Convertor.


Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all that has responded and I did look up those Repair shops and they look good.

Evan

The catalytic convertor will be a complete
 

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With axles, I'd rather go Volvo. Compare prices between Tasca in RI and Darrell Waltrip in TN.
 

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Evan, I just had to do my Cat a few thousand miles ago, my indy Volvo mechanic, (was at Volvo dealer for 20yrs b4 going on his own) says the check engine lite WILL cone back if you do not use Volvo cat!!! I tried a magnaflow any way(he humored me)... due to cost and had check engine lites within a week. Bought the OEM cat from Waltip Volvo had it installed and no issues. My guy is in Red Bank NJ his name is Jim Fanizzi shop is VOVO Clinic on Rt 35 phone # 732 530 9411>he is honest as the day is long and has no problem if you bring your own parts to him. I paid 1072 for the complete cat from waltrip volvo with 100 dollar core (you have to mail back the old one, save the box) and a week or two later Jimmie installed for 135 bucks, I used FCP Groton for my axels way less$$$$ than Volvo oem and have had no issues. Try Jimmie, he is no nonsense and has all the Volvo diagnostic equipment and is way less expnsive than a dealer.lET US KNOW HOW YOU MAKE OUT!!Good luck with your studies! JHW
 

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I know how you feel as the car getting older and the repair getting more expensive.
I am from Wilmington, DE and always use Mike and Scott from AA Automotive , a Volvo Specialist in Wilmington. These gentlemen are honest and give a very reasonable repair prices.
Yea, i understand it is wilmington , which is only 1/2 hour south of Philadelphia PA and keep in mind that Delaware has NO SALES TAX ! While in Delaware, go shop for your holiday needs at ZERO Sales Tax charged. Plus now, Delaware has the lowest gas prices in the tristate (Metro Philadelphia region)at $3.35/ Gallon Regular.

AA Automotive , Governer Printz Blvd (old SR 13) 302.764.2850

Kindest,
Warren
 
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