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Posted by bobc [Email] (#473) [Profile/Gallery] (more from bobc) on Tue, 2 Mar 2021 06:23:18 Share Post by Email
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A green roller on the drivers side of my '08 SC, 180k mi, broke a few days ago.

It turns out that Volvo has a similar window mechanism but instead of "rollers" they use "square sliders". Years ago I bought a few sets of the green rollers, and also, as a curiosity a few sets of the volvo white sliders.

the slider is an exact fit, the center hole, the spring clip, are exactly the same. The diameter of the roller is the same dimension as a side of the slider.

so I replaced both, the broken roller and the still intact roller with volvo white sliders. I lubed them up with "Super lube" (an excellent synthetic grease that I use for plastics.)

works like a champ but I'll be interested to see if this fix lasts or not.



to be honest, if I were a volvo guy I'd be stocking up on the green rollers, logic seems to suggest that Saab got this one right ... a rolling surface should be better than a sliding one. less friction, less wear.

This experiment might be a mistake, but I'll be sure to report back.

->Posting last edited on Tue, 2 Mar 2021 07:16:54.

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