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    newowner via CarKB.com
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    Default I feel the engine through the steering wheel

    I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    steering wheel. It was not identified as a problem, but it is botherson to
    me. On the road, at highway speed everything is O.K. At a stop light, the
    engine running can be felt in the steering wheel and the brake peddle.
    Shifting into neutral and the sensation goes away. The motor mounts and
    transmission mounts were inspected and no problem indicated. Has anyone else
    experienced this?

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    On Jan 30, 6:15*am, "newowner via CarKB.com" <u40721@uwe> wrote:
    > I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    > steering wheel. *It was not identified as a problem, but it is bothersonto
    > me. *On the road, at highway speed everything is O.K. *At a stop light, the
    > engine running can be felt in the steering wheel and the brake peddle.
    > Shifting into neutral and the sensation goes away. *The motor mounts and
    > transmission mounts were inspected and no problem indicated. *Has anyoneelse
    > experienced this?
    >
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    rough idle usualy means a tune up is needed or even bad gas ,try a
    higher grade, if its better tune it up.

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    ransley wrote:
    >> I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    >> steering wheel. ¬*It was not identified as a problem, but it is botherson to

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    >
    >rough idle usualy means a tune up is needed or even bad gas ,try a
    >higher grade, if its better tune it up.


    I have changed the fuel to HT since purchase and thought the plugs were new
    but haven't checked. What concerns me is when at a stop light the feel is
    like the engin/transmission is sitting on the steering linkage. Shifting
    into neutral and it disappears.

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    Glenn Klein
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    On 1/30/2008 11:07 AM, newowner via CarKB.com wrote:
    > ransley wrote:
    >>> I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    >>> steering wheel. ¬ It was not identified as a problem, but it is botherson to

    >> [quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
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    >> rough idle usualy means a tune up is needed or even bad gas ,try a
    >> higher grade, if its better tune it up.

    >
    > I have changed the fuel to HT since purchase and thought the plugs were new
    > but haven't checked. What concerns me is when at a stop light the feel is
    > like the engin/transmission is sitting on the steering linkage. Shifting
    > into neutral and it disappears.
    >

    It sounds like the Upper Torque Mount is not doing it's job have this
    inspected & replace if there is excessive movement in the mount
    Glenn K
    Did you ever get the key corrected ? let me know

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    Roadie
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    On Jan 30, 7:15*am, "newowner via CarKB.com" <u40721@uwe> wrote:
    > I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    > steering wheel. *It was not identified as a problem, but it is bothersonto
    > me. *On the road, at highway speed everything is O.K. *At a stop light, the
    > engine running can be felt in the steering wheel and the brake peddle.
    > Shifting into neutral and the sensation goes away. *The motor mounts and
    > transmission mounts were inspected and no problem indicated. *Has anyoneelse
    > experienced this?
    >
    > --
    > Message posted viahttp://www.carkb.com


    It really depends on what you are feeling. The 5 cylinder engine used
    in the V and XC cars does transmit vibrations to the steering wheel at
    an idle. We all interpret sensations differently so it could be the
    steady pulses of the motor, a rough idle, shaking, or somehting else.
    If you haven't already done so, I would have a Volvo mechanic give it
    a once over.

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    Glenn Klein wrote:
    >>>> I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    >>>> steering wheel. √ā It was not identified as a problem, but it is botherson to

    >[quoted text clipped - 8 lines]
    >> like the engin/transmission is sitting on the steering linkage. Shifting
    >> into neutral and it disappears.

    >
    >It sounds like the Upper Torque Mount is not doing it's job have this
    >inspected & replace if there is excessive movement in the mount
    >Glenn K
    >Did you ever get the key corrected ? let me know
    >

    Yes I did and thank you for the number. I had to go to the part person and
    walk them through what they needed to do to locate the information. What you
    provided me with saved me and the dealer a lot of wasted effort and money.
    Thank you again,,,

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    Roadie wrote:
    >> I just had the 2000 xc evaluated and asked about the rough idle feel in the
    >> steering wheel. ¬*It was not identified as a problem, but it is botherson to

    >[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
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    >
    >It really depends on what you are feeling. The 5 cylinder engine used
    >in the V and XC cars does transmit vibrations to the steering wheel at
    >an idle. We all interpret sensations differently so it could be the
    >steady pulses of the motor, a rough idle, shaking, or somehting else.
    >If you haven't already done so, I would have a Volvo mechanic give it
    >a once over.


    I do have an independent but certified Volvo mechanic I trust but he is six
    hours away. He has gone over the car and ticked off my concerns and the feel
    in the steering wheel was not identified as a concern. In fact he said he
    liked the first generation XC better than the more recent because you could
    still feel the road. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive, my wife drives the car
    and she notices nothing.

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