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Hey guys.. Just registered for this forum, so this is my first post!
I am a complete Volvo convert after owning my 240 for six months.. Absolutely love him (Tony Torslanda)

SO, questions are... I'm getting a knocking sound on the rear when accelerating/braking/sudden cornering.. This sounds like bushes need replacing to me... does anyone have experience of this ~ I'm going to get Tony up on axle stands tonight to have a look underneath, but if anyone has done this job before or can tell me exactly what to look for it'd be apprecaited!

Also, what kind of mileages does the B230 engine do?? I'm on 223K (miles) at the moment, but it's always been looked after.... How can I tell that the B230 engine is actually the one used in my 240?

TIA

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Yeah I am experiencing that type of noise when Im accelerating and all that. I think it the bushings or somethin but its drivin me crazy tho.
 

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Check all the buhing by the rear end and also check the driveshaft carrier.If the carrier is week it will knock on acceleration.
 

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thanx for your replies guys.. Tech, can you explain more on the direshaft carrier?? is this the brackets holding the driveshaft from the engine to the diff?? what should I look for? I have had "tony" up on axle stands and can wiggle the rear support bars... don't think thats a good sign....!

Anyone got a good online supplier for 240 parts ???
 

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You should have a 2 peice driveshaft.In the middle there is a rubber peice with a bearing inside it you should see a metal bracket that holds it to the body.Look at the rubber part and see if it looks stretched or deformed in any way.See it the driveshaft flops around really bad in there.Most of the time when they are good you can't really see the bearing.

http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.aspx?Cat...D=14&RootID=629
http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo240rearsuspension.htm
http://www.autopartsauthority.com/replacem...-004~parts.html

These links take you to 240 suspension parts look through them and see if it help you find what you are looking for.

And by the way the B230 will last for a long time as long as it is taken care of.
 
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