IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Anybody running NON-Volvo CV joints on their driveshaft? Topic is solved

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

User avatar
- Pete -
Posts: 194
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:13 pm
Year and Model: 01, 04, 04, 04, 06 V
Location: Minnesota/Wisconsin
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 30 times
United States of America
- Pete -

Re: Anybody running NON-Volvo CV joints on their driveshaft?

Post by - Pete - » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:35 pm

XC70Rider wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:11 am
The CV joints provided by Colorado Driveshafts are made in Turkey. The rubber boot is thicker than the OEM boots I removed. They cost $75 each.

I installed them on my driveshaft last May and have been holding fine for the last 3k miles

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=80803&p=506806&hili ... do#p506806

EDIT:

Order directly from them and you'll get a lifetime warranty. Give Dave a call next Monday. After the purchase you'll get an email purchase confirmation with the USPS priority tracking #

http://coloradodriveshaft.com/

Well they ship their parts out quickly, I had it in 2 days. Thanks again for the recommendation John.
Finally had a chance this morning to tackle this relatively easy job. I’m gettin really good at removing P2 driveshafts. If anyone in the area needs work involving driveshaft removal I’ve got it down to about 20 minutes! The hardest part was getting the new boot to not spin around when I was trying to tighten the SS ziptie.

Anyhow, no lifetime warranty offered any longer, musta been a promo thing they were doing. I truly doubt I’ll have to replace this CVJ on this car again, very low probability of failure on fronts and rears. That being said, the original boot type seal rear of the joint capsule can and does take a beating from the heat coming off the cat, but the boot that comes with the Colorado Driveshaft kit does seem very substantive.

There is a pinhole on the front (and rear) cap that you can inject grease into with a needle fitting for your grease gun. Let that grease gun sit out in the hot sun for a while!

A930272C-6831-49B8-9FCB-E4C67EBC7F30.jpeg
E1AC64F4-CD61-40AD-B843-39A2C2AC5E46.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
2001 V70XC 142k
2004 V70 AWD 134k
2004 V70R M66 142k
2004 XC70 278k
2006 XC70 155k

XC70Rider
Posts: 396
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Year and Model: 2007 XC70
Location: MA
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 17 times
United States of America
XC70Rider

Re: Anybody running NON-Volvo CV joints on their driveshaft?

Post by XC70Rider » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:41 pm

Glad it worked well Pete. Was that grey boot from the CV joint within the bevel gear? Mine was also grey up front but black in the oscillation damper. Being different colors made me question if it was aftermarket.

If you want to start a DIY on replacing the driveshaft CV joints I'd be glad to assist with photos and tips.

User avatar
- Pete -
Posts: 194
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:13 pm
Year and Model: 01, 04, 04, 04, 06 V
Location: Minnesota/Wisconsin
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 30 times
United States of America
- Pete -

Re: Anybody running NON-Volvo CV joints on their driveshaft?

Post by - Pete - » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:45 pm

Yep, my front CVJ was gray, rear black. I hadn’t thought about it like you mentioned until now - just never crossed my mind.

Was your front torn? I know you replaced your rear along with the oscillation damper, assume you did the front for the simple fact you didn’t want to ever have to remove the driveshaft again.

I think that front one on mine just got beat up between heat cycling over the years, then me wrenching on it (several times, with all the crap I’ve had to fix on this car) kinda was the straw that broke the camels back.

So a word to the wise - it does take some force to break either the front or rear CVJ free from their cozy & rusty homes either in the bevel gear or oscillation damper. However, be fairly conscientious of how much you’re throwing the CV joint in or out along the path on which it travels longitudinally (especially the front CVJ). Too much in either direction and you’ll have an additional task.

Sounds good to me for the write-up. I still need to do the full Haldex service on our 2006 so I can use that opportunity for photos. Also need to remove driveshaft on our 2001 for a pinion seal replacement. Photo ops should be plentiful!
2001 V70XC 142k
2004 V70 AWD 134k
2004 V70R M66 142k
2004 XC70 278k
2006 XC70 155k

XC70Rider
Posts: 396
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Year and Model: 2007 XC70
Location: MA
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 17 times
United States of America
XC70Rider

Re: Anybody running NON-Volvo CV joints on their driveshaft?

Post by XC70Rider » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:39 am

The grey boot on the front CV joint wasn't ripped yet but it easily split when I slid it off the shaft. With the shaft removed I replaced the front for preventive maintenance.

One tip is if you have the deep Oscillation Damper made for the geartronic transmission then the front CV joint has to be completely removed from the bevel gear first in order to get the rear CV joint out of the damper.

Another tip is push out the rear CV joint from the damper using theses 2 holes. The remaining 6 holes will just slide via the end cap.

Image

Post Reply