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I just took my 2004 Volvo XC70 (cross-country wagon) in for its 60,000-mile scheduled maintenance. I was told that my vehicle needs the following replaced: (1) the upper engine mount; and (2) both rear sway bar links. The former being "50%" deteriorated and the latter being "70%" deteriorated.<p>Any comments, thoughts, and/or suggestions in terms of evaluating these problems and how to proceed? Are these "need to fix now" or "can fix later" problems?<p>Finally, any thoughts on the pricing of fixing these two issues?<p>Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.<br>
 

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Re: Upper Engine Mount & Rear Sway Bar Links (jdbland)

retail i would think the upper engine mount is about 70, the links from volvo about the same; so say 210 in parts and it should not be more that 1 hour of work.<p>these are easy do it yourself jobs if you are at all handy and interested.<p>i have done rear endlinks in about half an hour when the wheels were off and installing a ipd sway bar.<p>all these parts are available online. a good start is;<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A><p>they are active supporters of this site, and provide the absolute best service. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>good luck.
 

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Re: Upper Engine Mount & Rear Sway Bar Links (jdbland)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdbland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are these "need to fix now" or "can fix later" problems?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The upper engine mount, if left unfixed, will just cause increased vibration, so it's not an urgent situation. I would do it eventually because of the potential for other mounts to suffer as they pick up more of its job.<p>The sway bar links will probably just be noisy at first, but since they are essential to the bar doing its job, there's a potential safety aspect to letting them go completely. Do them soon (it's just two bolts per side).
 
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