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Drive shaft compatibility

Post by DrDan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:50 am

First post seeking help so let me start by saying thank you to everybody here who contributed to making this site such a valuable resource. You guys have unknowingly helped me many a time when I was still lurking in the shadows of MVS :)

My car is a 2002 V70, B5244S2, M56 manual gearbox with 105k miles on it. When changing wheels, I noticed that the right side outer (wheel side) CV axle boot was torn just next to the inner clamp and grease was leaking.

We've been driving approximately 500 miles after discovering the problem - shameful negligence, I know. The joint is not making noise yet.

My plan is to replace the whole CV axle with a used part because the joint may have suffered already and I want to avoid the complexity of disassembling the joint to replace the boot.

So I'm in the process of sourcing a drive shaft. However, there are a lot of different part numbers for the manual gearbox axles and I'm not sure which will fit. Sure enough, they all look the same.

The part on my car is labeled P9161262, which is unknown to VIDA's part no. search. VIDA lists the part as "Axle shaft, exch, right 1.00 EU 36000533 (8602843)(8603596)". On ebay and online parts stores there seems to be a dozen more part numbers.

Are these all the same or are there incompatible variants of the part? Can I use any driveshaft from a manual transmission, FWD P2?



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Re: Drive shaft compatibility

Post by oragex » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:01 pm

500 miles is not bad in summer time if there is still grease inside the CV joint. Check see if the joint has radial axial or radial play.

The 'compatibility' on Ebay listings is all but reliable. Even most car parts websites I wouldn't trust them.

I know on the automatic transmissions that turbo and non turbo axle shafts are different. If you don't get an answer here, try this european forum, people in the UK have much more manual transmissions and may give you an answer
http://volvoforums.org.uk/

Also, try first removing the axle from the spindle (hub) and from the transmission, sometimes it gets really stuck in there. Finally, keep the retaining clip at the transmission from your original axle, aftermarket clips have sometimes the wrong size.


2003 2.4i S60 automatic 125k miles

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Re: Drive shaft compatibility

Post by DrDan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:24 am

Oragex, thank you very much for the prompt reply. Sorry for taking so long to reply. Based on your assessment I decided to replace only the boot, unless the drive shaft should exhibit excessive play once extracted.

I will leave this to a professional mechanic though as I only have a sloped driveway to work on and don't feel comfortable and determined enough to possibly fight a stuck axle and ball joint/control arm connection without appropriate tools.

I was quoted about 100€ for the repair which seems reasonable for a 1-2h job.

Here's the parts list, maybe somebody will find it useful.

Sems nut 1.00 31201020 (ball joint/control arm)
Sems screw 2.00 30776055 (drive shaft)
Boot: GKN 2153 1275 000 35 - got exactly the same on from Skandix for 19€, along with oetiker clamps and grease.



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Re: Drive shaft compatibility

Post by DrDan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:49 am

I finally had this fixed yesterday by my indie mechanic. I must have made at least 1500 miles with the torn boot. Still, the mechanic stated that the joint was fine and did not exhibit excessive play. I guess the location of the breach was the best possible (thin end opposite of the joint) so not all grease could escape and not much dirt got in. In the end I paid 40€ labor + 30€ parts.

So, although the original question remains open, the issue is solved. Thanks again oragex for the input, this was more economical than my original approach would have been.



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