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Volvo XC90 related

Post by speedy555 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:38 pm

So, ive had my late 2007 xc90 for a week, it had 10 months MOT and had done 500 miles since its MOT, and I got it from a small garage.
Anyway, when you brake at speed, even under very light braking it dives to the right (doesn't so much pull, just dives to the right) and then goes back left when you release the pedal. It was OK when I test drove it, but maybe coincidentally it had a whopping 47psi in the right front tyre and 29 in the left (Should be approx. 35) and the pulling issue only came to light after setting the pressures correctly :| Ive since had the callipers off and greased the slide pins and may be fractionally better but is still unacceptable - Now I hope / presume the garage will sort it (Though not totally convinced as waiting to hear) but wondered if there were any suggestions as to its cause? Lower wishbone bushes sound next favourite to me??
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Re: Volvo XC90 related

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:59 pm

My Bro's last XC90 R design had creaking front bushes and the last time I drove it I swear it pulled a little but he traded it for a new one so it never got sorted or confirmed what it was. On of hi his the tracking was out a tiny bit and with huge tyres it did magnify the effects, but I still think wishbone bushes are favourite


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:01 pm

Also worth checking tyre pressures and defo tyre tread depth, the rolling radius across an axle does make a noticeable difference. Rich knackered a tyre (bolt thro the wall) a week before his new one arrived and he had to swap the new one to the rear as it was like a shopping trolley with a wonky wheel as the new tyre was about 10mm bigger than the other low tread ones


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:02 pm

Oops didn't read ya tyre pressure bit properly


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:13 pm

Cheers. Tyres are Pirelli Scorpions, 500 miles old. Thinking the wild pressures were to disguise the issue.....??


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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:20 pm

At least buying it from a business you have comeback..


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:23 pm

Yes, that's why I paid a premium. Don't trust them though TBH.....Didn't service it right, claimed they tried to track the towball down and hadn't done, and now possibly trying to hide this issue....its generally a very nice car but things like this that should be right are a pain in the rear.


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Post by greeny » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:52 pm

You can't half pick them speedy!!


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:05 pm

greeny wrote:You can't half pick them speedy!!
I know - if I buy for the wife or someone they are mint, but ive had a run of it :)
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Without road tax (500 p/a) and fuel, but with depreciation / loss / servicing and repairs they coast approx. £300 pcm to run them over the period :shock: :cry:

Im hoping for 3rd time lucky.......


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Re: Volvo XC90 related

Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:11 pm

Sounds like sliding calipers - and one has a sticky piston - my BMW did the same
I could push the piston back into the bore - but was stiff - more so than the other side.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:20 pm

not sure what the floor pan on the big Volvo is from but the C30 shares it with the FOCUS,

what sort of front control arms/wishbone's are they? (bolt through front and clamp at rear ?). my C30's front control arm REAR bushes were so far shot (after 40k) it was scary when I removed them and gave a good 'wiggle' in the vice, more 'void' than bush. :shock: the arms can't escape but maybe one old arm, one new arm so giving a change to steering geometry under braking (if not the calipers)


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Post by speedy555 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:28 pm

I think the XC90 chassis is basically the V70 estate. I've greased all the calliper sliders now, and its going to my local garage tomorrow for investigation - hopefully its obvious, they will do it and the garage I got it from have agreed to foot the bill. I couldn't find anything on the bushes, but hopefully the garage will!


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:58 pm

speedy555 wrote:
greeny wrote:You can't half pick them speedy!!
I know - if I buy for the wife or someone they are mint, but ive had a run of it :)
2003 sorento 105k, bought in 2015 and had 12 months.....discs, pads, fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump, filter housing, 2x intercoolers, battery, tyres, gearbox fault, 4x injectors, rear shockers.
2008 sorento, 61k FSH, bought 2016 had for 10 months.....timing chain, auto box, oil pump, turbo, rear shocks, springs, 2x injectors, tyres, battery, 4x discs, starter.

Without road tax (500 p/a) and fuel, but with depreciation / loss / servicing and repairs they coast approx. £300 pcm to run them over the period :shock: :cry:

Im hoping for 3rd time lucky.......
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Re: Volvo XC90 related

Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Sorry to hear the woes speedy. I've paid £470 for an 02 focus. Hated it initially but it's brilliant. 12000 miles later in 6months. I've spent £60 on 2 tyres. 45 mpg. Goes very well and everything works.


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Re: Volvo XC90 related

Post by speedy555 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:19 pm

I had my Transit for 8 years previously without an issue - Just unlucky with 2, and hopefully once the current issue is sorted the Volvo will be fine :)


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