Commonly Experienced Problems on a Volvo V70 Control Arm
The capability of cars to turn left and right is considered a very important feature by some motorists. It is a feature essential on most cars. A car that can't or wouldn't turn left or right can be considered a road hazard; this had been the cause of many road accidents. These have been attributed to the fact that one or both of the cars on the road had the inability to avoid each other. In order to avoid this, learn to spot some of the following problems before they develop.
Noisy control arms
Squeaking, knocking noises: these can be attributed to the fact that the front control arm had already failed. They are usually known by these noises, but there are other factors that can prove that your car needs control arm replacements. If you experience alignment issues and noises, you can almost certainly find a worn out bushing. Most of these are found in V70s that were brought second-hand. Some of the models from 2001 to 2010, however, have problems in their bushing even before they leave the car dealership.
Another glaring disappointment with the V70 comes from the transmission. The case was spotted on a 2001 V70. Attributed to a miscalculation during repair, the V70 tends to have a delay on getting back to optimal ride height. Noises similar to a clanking sound can also be heard when trying to shift from D to R, and the car has a tendency to shift loudly into neutral when coming to a stop.
When driving on the expressway, motorists with control arm issues notice that their car 'wanders' when driving on the freeway at high speed. This cannot be deemed as safe, most especially to the other motorists present on the highway. Failing control arms that have a ball joint issue has a tendency to do this. You can also notice a lot of quivering and shaking going on at the wheels when you go for a drive.
Other common issues
Other issues are related with the replacement of control arms. While some say that replacing only one control arm ought to do the trick, it might be better to replace both. Control arms tend to affect each other's performance, and with one bad control arm, it could dip the car's performance lower.