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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by Metallo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:14 am

...oh another question...

the rubber seal on the CV (P/N 30647015), when I removed the knuckle on the left side, the seal was very bad, on the right side, guess what... I found no seal!
So I purchased two seals, and now my question:

If I put the CV with the seal on, looking from the hole that hosts the ABS Sensor, I see half sensor wheel and half rubber seal.
Obviously, if I do not use the rubber seal, I see the wheel sensor in full.

Now, I am sure the rubber seal has to be there, but my question is triggered by the fact that the ABS sensor reads the speed using the tooth wheel, I was thinking that the tooth wheel should be fully visible to the sensor and not half of it.

Let me see if I can make myself clearer with some pictures :)

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This is with the seal, you probably have to zoom in to see it:
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This is without the seal:

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VIDA states: Later models have a rubber seal on the constant velocity joint
Probably this explains why one wheel had the seal and not the other, perhaps the job was previously done by two different mechanics and their interpretation has also been different? How do I know if mine is meant to be with/without seal, certainly common sense would suggest the wheel sensor should be fully visible, but on the other hand, I cannot conceive a CV without a rubber seal :shock:

Thanks for clarifying my doubts on this too!

...and yes, my chassis # is higher than 102992- so definitely that seal should be there.

Alex
Polar 940 Turbo SW - 1997
XC 70 AWD 2.5 - 2005
XC 70 AWD 2.5 - 2006

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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by Metallo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:53 am

While waiting for somebody to come back to me on my previous question(s), below the final rebuilt boot

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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by Metallo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Anybody for my above questions?

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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 am

My guess is the sensor reads the solo tree wheel just fine with only half of the teeth " showing"

That's a Volvo part which was added to my 1999 post mfg , as well. I don't have them on mine but a couple of people here have added them, with no ABS errors reported
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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by Metallo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Hi,

Just passed by the Volvo dealer and asked, they also see half wheel/half seal, so I'll go for that and see what happens.

Alex
Polar 940 Turbo SW - 1997
XC 70 AWD 2.5 - 2005
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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by jbeebo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:21 pm

Alex I'm currently rebuilding my half-shafts and having trouble getting the outer CV joint back on the shaft. The boot kit I'm using (Rein 272441) included a new internal spring retainer / snap ring. Being a good boy and following directions I tried to use the new ring and am having a helluva time.

I tried the screwdriver trick from the ETCG video I posted earlier, but that ring is a wiley bugger. I compress one side and the other pops out. I tried various pliers to compress both sides, no luck. Tried even using a zip tie to compress it, but as the joint came down it smashed and cut the tie and I had to dig plastic out of the grease - fun! I even tried the old snap ring and still am fighting with it.

So, any tips you can offer up? How did you compress the ring enough to allow the joint back on the splines?
2005 S60 2.4L (B5244S6), 170k miles

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Re: CV Axle Joint Leaking

Post by jbeebo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:17 am

FYI, the trick was to slightly shape / compress the snap ring onto the shaft so it wouldn't stick out so far. Made installation possible.
I don't have a bench vice so had to modify the procedures a bit. Learned the hard way you should disassemble the whole half-shaft, then rebuild the outer joint first, and inner joint second. This way you can hammer on the outer assembly with the end of the inner shaft supported by a block of wood, and no risk of damage to the inner joint bearings.
My kit came with 2 bags of grease which had identical makeup, so I used the 120g bag on the inner joint and the 90g bag on the outer - this seemed correct based strictly on joint internal volumes.
2005 S60 2.4L (B5244S6), 170k miles

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