2009 Volvo XC60 - Noise Vibration & Harshness

Mar 11, 2009 Full story: Automobile Magazine

I wish I liked the idea of crossover vehicles more. Then I'd have only nice things to say about the new Volvo XC60 , which I'm thinking is probably the best of the not-so-big, not-so-small, near-luxury ...

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San Clemente, CA

#1 Apr 8, 2009
I have a 2001 S60. It is making a whirling, pulsing, squeaking noise under the engine. Sounds kind of like an old sci fi flying saucer. It takes the noise 5-15 minutes driving time to begin from a cold start. My mechanic friend (doesnít do Volvos) put his long screwdriver to his ear in various locations to try and localize the noise, but to no avail. My first guess was a water pump, pulley, or fan belt, but the noise isnít specific to those areas.Once it is warmed up, the idle chugs normal to almost dieing. Iím perplexed.

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