Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > S40 / V50 '04-'12 / C70 '06> / C30 '07-'12 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

S40 / V50 '04-'12 / C70 '06> / C30 '07-'12 General Forum for the S40 / V50 '04> / C70 '06> /C30 '07> models.

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Fitting new front wishbones

Views : 297

Replies : 5

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 18th, 2019, 20:24   #1
Swedenborg
Swedenborg
 

Last Online: Today 07:10
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Ashford
Angry Fitting new front wishbones

Hi guys
With the weather so mild it’s great to get and do the jobs on your car that you have been putting off.
Today I decided to replace both front lower suspension wishbones so as to make certain that it sails through the dreaded MOT.
Just a word to the wise folks make sure you get the right ball joint, as there are two for my 2008 V50 an 18mm & 21mm ..
The guy at the parts counter looked up my vehicle by registration and reported that they were 18mm, great, back home and stripped the old one out with little fuss brilliant I thought, new one replaced all torqued up no problems until I was tightening the bottom ball joint, yep you guessed it, wrong size despite what the parts guys computer says, they are 21mm. Yes I should have checked the new part with the old one before fitting, something I will do in future to be sure.
So save yourself some heartache guys of having to strip it all out again something I really hate doing.
2008 V50 shows up as 18mm so please beware and double check.
Swedenborg is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Swedenborg For This Useful Post:
Old Feb 18th, 2019, 23:05   #2
Hasse53
Member
 

Last Online: May 7th, 2019 20:17
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Karlstad
Default

According to information here in Sweden there is a chassis number that determines the dimension of the balljoint:

Up to chassis no. 214682 18 mm balljoint
From chassis no. 214683 21 mm ball joint

The change took place in 2006 ruffly

Sorry for bad grammar
Hasse53 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hasse53 For This Useful Post:
Old Feb 19th, 2019, 01:45   #3
Rob740
New Member
 

Last Online: Apr 17th, 2019 16:35
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Edinburgh
Default

I just had the same uncertainty with ball joints the other week. I ended up getting a set of each size (didn’t replace the whole wishbone) and it was 21mm on my car too.
__________________
2008 Volvo V50 R Design D5

Previous Volvos:
1992 240 estate B230F
1989 740 estate B200E
Rob740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20th, 2019, 09:16   #4
Welton
Premier Member
 

Last Online: May 20th, 2019 11:27
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Market Harborough
Default

My 2005 car is definitely 18mm ball joints. Replaced mine twice now.
__________________
2005 S40 T5 - Manual. Bilstein B4's. IPD Rear Anti-Roll Bar, OE front strut brace.
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi (keep changing that oil)
2010 Renault Twingo (refreshingly simple)
Welton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20th, 2019, 13:42   #5
volvopilot
Member
 

Last Online: Apr 29th, 2019 19:25
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: north
Default

feb 2006... 18mm

you can ask your local volvo dealer on the phone when you have your VIN number available.

I believe there was a 15mm balljoint version too on the early US models
volvopilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 14th, 2019, 16:06   #6
Bigchewie
Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 00:02
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: West Lothian
Default

sorry to revive an old thread, looking to do mine and it should /will be 21mm (it's MY2011 D3 V50), i stuck my vin in on skandix.de and it shows 21mm ball joints. looking on Febi group and zf parts (lemforder/trw) they also show 18mm. so worth double checking guys.
Bigchewie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:45.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.