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Correct Axle for a 1995 850?

Which axle for the 1995 850?

Correct axle for a 95 850?I purchased new axles for my daughters ’95 850. I got them from FCP. As you can see the new axle at the top of the photo has some sort of “disk” in the center of the axle. I don’t know what it is. Every thing else looks the same except for the inner CV joint. The casing is shaped differently. I made the mistake of pulling the old axle out before getting the new one out of the box. I needed to get the car back on the road and all other things being the same I put the new axle in. I’ll be calling FCP tomorrow but can’t stand the anticipation.

1995 850

Bonus! More On The Volvo 850

Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.

The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.

The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.

Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.

Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.

The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.

In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.

Technical Specifications

Model: 850 Sedan
Variants: AWD, T5 R
Produced: 1991 – 1996
Volume: 390835
Body: 4-door sedan
Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC unit, 1,984 cc to 2,435 cc or 5-cylinder in-line 2,461 cc SOHC turbo-diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, FWR or AWD
Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 467 cm Wheelbase 267 cm

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I puchased new duralast gold axels and they are considerably different than what are currently on my 95 850 turbo. the shaft and nut on the existing are considerably larger than the duralast ones but I cant seem to find the ones to match mine. I havent yet removed mine completely but I guess I will so I can compair them more closely, unless anyone has a better suggestion.

precopster says:

As long as total length, offset of inner & outer axles, spline size and number are identical I’m sure they’ll be OK. I’d be more worried about what quality and quantity of grease is IN the boots as this is a known issue with non-genuine shafts.

There is a TSB….. TP 4305201, Section 4 (43) AW50-42, 850 Auto Transmission, 1992 – on

“In certain cars with auto trans a high frequency whining sound may be heard from the final drive at approx 55-60km/h (34-37mph). The sound is most evident when the trans is warm and the car is operating at low engine load”
I had this part fitted under warranty (vibration damper 9181745-2)on my “96 850 but they became production fitted on AWD and Turbo models.


chevtman82181 says:

Its to help absorb vibrations in the shaft. I work at a small private volvo shop. I think all the axles we install have them on them.

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