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XC60 AWD, rear diff issue

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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 15:19   #1
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2009 32K XC60 AWD.

Exhibited a whirling noise at 40+ MPH, that people more experienced that me suggested that it was a wheel bearing. No dash messages at all.

went to a local garage, and after test driving and putting the car up on lift, running the wheels and listening, the mechanic says it's not a wheel bearing as best as he can determine, and he thinks it's a rear diff.

He says that also it seems to change slightly with foot off the pedal, i.e. no power but running at same MPH, which he says would be consistent with a diff issue.

I'm going to take it to a Volvo garage to get them to diagnose it. @ 2K for a rear diff (just the parts), it'll be time to change that car.

32K miles, mostly town, seems very very low to have a diff issue.

Anyone had anything similar ?
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2009 32K XC60 AWD.

Exhibited a whirling noise at 40+ MPH, that people more experienced that me suggested that it was a wheel bearing. No dash messages at all.

went to a local garage, and after test driving and putting the car up on lift, running the wheels and listening, the mechanic says it's not a wheel bearing as best as he can determine, and he thinks it's a rear diff.

He says that also it seems to change slightly with foot off the pedal, i.e. no power but running at same MPH, which he says would be consistent with a diff issue.

I'm going to take it to a Volvo garage to get them to diagnose it. @ 2K for a rear diff (just the parts), it'll be time to change that car.

32K miles, mostly town, seems very very low to have a diff issue.

Anyone had anything similar ?
Maybe it's run out of oil ...
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 12:51   #3
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Volvo looked at it yesterday and confirmed it is the rear diff. It isn't leaking oil.

No repair contribution. @ around 2700 to do the repair, I can't justify it on a car that's only worth about 12k

Diff going @32k just seems like very shoddy quality. For some that could be a year's driving.
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Volvo looked at it yesterday and confirmed it is the rear diff. It isn't leaking oil.

No repair contribution. @ around 2700 to do the repair, I can't justify it on a car that's only worth about 12k

Diff going @32k just seems like very shoddy quality. For some that could be a year's driving.
A prime candidate for a second hand unit , you have been very unlucky , they just don't do this ...
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A prime candidate for a second hand unit , you have been very unlucky , they just don't do this ...
Dealer has put in an extraordinary request for a contribution.

But it is looking like that a used unit is the way to go.

Anyone know if the rear Diff has remained unchanged since '09, i.e. if I'm looking at one from a breakers yard, can I take one from any year AWD XC60 ?
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Just a quick thought on this as an ex Freelander owner.

I believe, but not 100%, that the diff in the FL 2 and the Volvo may be the same. Failures of diff bearings in an FL2 are not uncommon, infact mine had the bearings replace at 64,000 at a cost of 450.

It may be worth investigating if this is possible or finding a local specialist 4x4 garage for further diognisis.
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Dealer has put in an extraordinary request for a contribution.

But it is looking like that a used unit is the way to go.

Anyone know if the rear Diff has remained unchanged since '09, i.e. if I'm looking at one from a breakers yard, can I take one from any year AWD XC60 ?
you need the part number first to go by ..
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 12:35   #8
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I have seen this on a later model XC60 and a firmware update of the engine control model fixed the problem, apparently its a known problem listed deep in the Volvo Technical Journals.
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After a bit of negotiation between dealer and Volvo UK, Volvo Uk have offered to pay 1700 of the 2700 bill. At this stage I've agreed to the change.


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I have seen this on a later model XC60 and a firmware update of the engine control model fixed the problem, apparently its a known problem listed deep in the Volvo Technical Journals.
Do you have anything I can point them too ? If there is any possibility that this isn't a mechanical issue. but a firmware upgrade issue, last thing I want to be doing is paying out 1K unnecessarily.
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Old Mar 29th, 2015, 16:57   #10
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Angry Rear differential failur on 09 xc60 at 50k miles

Hi all, just looking for some advice.
My 09 xc60 has just been diagnosed as most likely having a broken rear diff with only 50k on the clock. Had the noise coming from rear which I really hoped was the wheel bearings. At just under 3k to fix this is a significant portion of what the car is worth, worse still the dealer can't totally rule out the AOC unit not being affected to, which if after the rear diff has been replace doesn't work that's anther 2k to replace apparently.
The independents around my way don't want to know , does anyone know a breakers yard that may have a second hand rear diff?
I can't really justify blowing 20k on a second hand other make of 4wd ,but sinking 3k in to this also feels like throwing money away, given the other issues that seem to crop up on this model
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