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Enes, Volvo Master Technician
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2003 C70, Knocking noise from suspension when cold. This noise

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2003 C70, Knocking noise from suspension when cold. This noise is only evident when driving from cold it stops making the noise after about a mile, and does not recur until another overnight stop. Three different garages have inspected it and can find nothing worn on the suspension or drive shafts. we looked a Volvo forum and it was suggested that the drop links were replaced, we had them replaced. any ideas
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Enes replied 2 years ago.
Enes : Hello and welcome to our web page here my name is***** a Certified Volvo Car Expert Mechanic.I'm going to try today to answer your question.
Enes : noise from front cold can from front shocks , spring seat bushings and bump stop thry rubber and can change with temperature change to noise
Enes : most the time when is cold
Enes : Can you describe the noise more V?
JACUSTOMER-xnhsrm0f- :

Hello there, I am Pauline's husband, I don't normally drive her Volvo, but she's been moaning about this knocking noise for months. So today she gave me the keys and said you try it.. This is my view, its a irregular knock a sort of du du coming from the offside, it seems more responding to suspension movement than wheel rotation, Pauline says it goes away after a time, I would disagree its just gets quieter to a point where its barely noticeable.She says Its got worst recently. Has she says, three different garages, including a Volvo dealer have checked the car over and found no fault.

Enes :

I think you have bad spring seats in front shocks and bump stops thry make noise how you describe