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Old 10-13-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
jjmjij@yahoo.com
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S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy. One
guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger side
has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie wraps
from inside the glovebox.

When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the windshield
(or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I can
see it sag and the squeeking resumes.

First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?

Second, does anyone in the Toronto (Etobicoke) area know of a decent
independent machanic who specializes in Volvos?

Thanks,


Ian

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Old 10-13-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

jjmjij@yahoo.com wrote:

>The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy. One
>guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger side
>has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie wraps
>from inside the glovebox.
>
>When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the windshield
>(or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I can
>see it sag and the squeeking resumes.
>
>First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?
>


If you KNOW where the squeak is and it is generally accessible, you
could try getting a little talcum powder in there.



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Old 10-13-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

This is a puzzle.

I have heard of ppl having this drama and when it happened in our S70 it
just required putting a re-sized rubber spacer inbetween the glove box.

I can understand why it is putting you on edge, an annoying sound!

Cheers
H


On 14/10/05 12:28 AM, in reference to
1129213723.999507.62410@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com, going by the name of
"jjmjij@yahoo.com" <jjmjij@yahoo.com> wrote the following:

> The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy. One
> guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger side
> has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie wraps
> from inside the glovebox.
>
> When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the windshield
> (or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I can
> see it sag and the squeeking resumes.
>
> First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?
>
> Second, does anyone in the Toronto (Etobicoke) area know of a decent
> independent machanic who specializes in Volvos?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Ian
>


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Old 10-13-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

In article <BF7553C6.12E18%hammo@ihug.com.au>, hammo@ihug.com.au says...
> This is a puzzle.
>
> I have heard of ppl having this drama and when it happened in our S70 it
> just required putting a re-sized rubber spacer inbetween the glove box.
>
> I can understand why it is putting you on edge, an annoying sound!
>
> Cheers
> H
>
>
> On 14/10/05 12:28 AM, in reference to
> 1129213723.999507.62410@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com, going by the name of
> "jjmjij@yahoo.com" <jjmjij@yahoo.com> wrote the following:
>
> > The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy. One
> > guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger side
> > has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie wraps
> > from inside the glovebox.
> >
> > When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the windshield
> > (or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I can
> > see it sag and the squeeking resumes.
> >
> > First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?
> >
> > Second, does anyone in the Toronto (Etobicoke) area know of a decent
> > independent machanic who specializes in Volvos?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Ian
> >

>
>

You have to remove the cowling in front of the windshield under the hood
to access the mounting screws for the dash. Torx T40 I believe. They can
work loose over time if they were under torqued at the factory. If the
winshield has been replaced, it's possible to get the glass too close to
or pinch the rubber gasket on the dash pad and the dash will squeak.

Bob
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Old 10-13-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic




On 14/10/05 1:23 PM, in reference to
MPG.1db8eefbc7d2a5479896c0@news.verizon.net, going by the name of "User"
<radietzno@spamioip.com> wrote the following:


>>
>>

> You have to remove the cowling in front of the windshield under the hood
> to access the mounting screws for the dash. Torx T40 I believe. They can
> work loose over time if they were under torqued at the factory. If the
> winshield has been replaced, it's possible to get the glass too close to
> or pinch the rubber gasket on the dash pad and the dash will squeak.
>
> Bob


Urg, what a pain!

Cheers

H

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Old 10-14-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
M
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

I was told by my indie Volvo mechanic that 1998 wasn't such a good year
for our dashboards. Later, they lined the dash with felt tape to reduce
squaking. Acutally, to me you're lucky if you're only just squeaking. I
hear squeaking on the left side, but on the right side it's a loud
cracking sound when I go over bumps and cracks in the road. I imagine that
the mounting bolt has either come out or is broken.

While grasping the screw hole on the far right side as leverage, I can
lift up the dash a little bit. I'm getting scared that this will get worse
if I don't fix it. If the left side broke too, I'm gonna be in trouble.

Can this really be addressed by just taking off the cowling? I was told
that I had to remove the dash to get to the bolts. My mechanic also
suggested to take care of the evaporator or some other AC part that can
only be accessed with a dash removal. He told me to take care of the
creaking/cracking/squeaking later on when the AC became an issue.

Does the Haynes manual have good instructions on removing the cowling? Is
it just removing some screws?

Thanks,
Mike



In article <MPG.1db8eefbc7d2a5479896c0@news.verizon.net>, User
<radietzno@spamioip.com> wrote:

> In article <BF7553C6.12E18%hammo@ihug.com.au>, hammo@ihug.com.au says...
> > This is a puzzle.
> >
> > I have heard of ppl having this drama and when it happened in our S70 it
> > just required putting a re-sized rubber spacer inbetween the glove box.
> >
> > I can understand why it is putting you on edge, an annoying sound!
> >
> > Cheers
> > H
> >
> >
> > On 14/10/05 12:28 AM, in reference to
> > 1129213723.999507.62410@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com, going by the name of
> > "jjmjij@yahoo.com" <jjmjij@yahoo.com> wrote the following:
> >
> > > The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy. One
> > > guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger side
> > > has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie wraps
> > > from inside the glovebox.
> > >
> > > When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the windshield
> > > (or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I can
> > > see it sag and the squeeking resumes.
> > >
> > > First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?
> > >
> > > Second, does anyone in the Toronto (Etobicoke) area know of a decent
> > > independent machanic who specializes in Volvos?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > >
> > > Ian
> > >

> >
> >

> You have to remove the cowling in front of the windshield under the hood
> to access the mounting screws for the dash. Torx T40 I believe. They can
> work loose over time if they were under torqued at the factory. If the
> winshield has been replaced, it's possible to get the glass too close to
> or pinch the rubber gasket on the dash pad and the dash will squeak.
>
> Bob

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Old 10-15-2005, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: S 70 Dash Squeeks - Toronto Area Volvo Mechanic

My mech said my right side mounting bolt was sheared off and use nylon
tie-wraps from the glove box to tighten things up. It helped but the rest
of thne dash still squeeks.

Ian

"M" <mikechiu@overlunch.com> wrote in message
news:mikechiu-1410051718250001@192.168.2.2...
> I was told by my indie Volvo mechanic that 1998 wasn't such a good year
> for our dashboards. Later, they lined the dash with felt tape to reduce
> squaking. Acutally, to me you're lucky if you're only just squeaking. I
> hear squeaking on the left side, but on the right side it's a loud
> cracking sound when I go over bumps and cracks in the road. I imagine that
> the mounting bolt has either come out or is broken.
>
> While grasping the screw hole on the far right side as leverage, I can
> lift up the dash a little bit. I'm getting scared that this will get worse
> if I don't fix it. If the left side broke too, I'm gonna be in trouble.
>
> Can this really be addressed by just taking off the cowling? I was told
> that I had to remove the dash to get to the bolts. My mechanic also
> suggested to take care of the evaporator or some other AC part that can
> only be accessed with a dash removal. He told me to take care of the
> creaking/cracking/squeaking later on when the AC became an issue.
>
> Does the Haynes manual have good instructions on removing the cowling? Is
> it just removing some screws?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike
>
>
>
> In article <MPG.1db8eefbc7d2a5479896c0@news.verizon.net>, User
> <radietzno@spamioip.com> wrote:
>
> > In article <BF7553C6.12E18%hammo@ihug.com.au>, hammo@ihug.com.au says...
> > > This is a puzzle.
> > >
> > > I have heard of ppl having this drama and when it happened in our S70

it
> > > just required putting a re-sized rubber spacer inbetween the glove

box.
> > >
> > > I can understand why it is putting you on edge, an annoying sound!
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > H
> > >
> > >
> > > On 14/10/05 12:28 AM, in reference to
> > > 1129213723.999507.62410@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com, going by the

name of
> > > "jjmjij@yahoo.com" <jjmjij@yahoo.com> wrote the following:
> > >
> > > > The dash in my 1998 S70 squeeks to the point of driving me crazy.

One
> > > > guy has looked at it and says the mounting bolt on the passenger

side
> > > > has pulled out. He has tried to secure the dash with nylon tie

wraps
> > > > from inside the glovebox.
> > > >
> > > > When I psuh the center of the dash it seats up against the

windshield
> > > > (or cowling or whatever) and the noise stops. When I release it, I

can
> > > > see it sag and the squeeking resumes.
> > > >
> > > > First, any guidance (other than pull the dash and reset it)?
> > > >
> > > > Second, does anyone in the Toronto (Etobicoke) area know of a decent
> > > > independent machanic who specializes in Volvos?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ian
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> > You have to remove the cowling in front of the windshield under the hood
> > to access the mounting screws for the dash. Torx T40 I believe. They can
> > work loose over time if they were under torqued at the factory. If the
> > winshield has been replaced, it's possible to get the glass too close to
> > or pinch the rubber gasket on the dash pad and the dash will squeak.
> >
> > Bob



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