CV boots - quality? Topic is solved

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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cn90
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Re: CV boots - quality?

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Rule #1: check what you have in the car first!

My 1998 S70 GLT:
- NA axle on passenger side (dealer bought it at local NAPA and installed it for the P.O.).
- Turbo axle on left side.

I only found out after I took the right axle out for repair!!!

So, again, check what you have in the car first!
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

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Post by erikv11 »

cn90 wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:51 pm ... Rule #1: check what you have in the car first! ...
This is great advice. Before you order anything eyeball the axle, figure out which kind it is. I had a similar thing happen to me, my NA had one turbo axle.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Post by shegarty »

Thanks for all the tips guys ... I will be sure to order GKN and to check both axles before I order anything.
current - 98 S70 T5 SE (255k km)
previous - 90 745T (400k km - sold); 94 855 T5 - (206k km - blown timing idler bearing)

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Post by 101 »

After looking through the service history record on my "new" S70T5m, I found the previous owner had recently replaced the axles, outer tie rods and sway bar links.

Axles - SurTrack brand
Tie Rods - Mevotech brand
Links - Altrom brand

I guess that explains why there's hella noise now coming from the axles and a slight oil leak and where the right shaft goes into the transmission after 5000 miles.
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1998 white V70 GLT 230K "Elsa"
1998 white S70 T5m 180K "Anna"

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Post by erikv11 »

I would be scouring the junkyards and part-outs for Volvo branded axles.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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