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S40 Aftermarket half axles

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S40 Aftermarket half axles

Post by bob-in-va » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi,

I am preparing to replace front axles on a 2007 S40 AWD T5 6 speed manual transmission. I am not finding aftermarket replacements at eEuroparts or IPD, the original Volvo parts are 36000547 & 36000556 ($$$ - even for rebuilt). Some places have one side but not the other, or don't have both sides by the same manufacturer. I found SurTrack/TrackMotiv V08072 and V0849 both available at one place, anyone have experience with parts from this supplier?

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Re: S40 Aftermarket half axles

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:06 am

bob-in-va wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 pm
I am not finding aftermarket replacements at eEuroparts or IPD, the original Volvo parts are 36000547 & 36000556 ($$$ - even for rebuilt)
I'm finding both axles on eBay for ~ $275 total but, I don't recognize the brands.

Image on sale, $515 total for both sides.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: S40 Aftermarket half axles

Post by bob-in-va » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks Rick, I have also found brands I don't recognize. My preference was for GKN because they are a trusted after market part, but they don't seem to make one for my model; I have not found a catalog on the GKN website. German parts also carries SurTrack, have you used SurTrack or GSP?

I have seen comments that some of the aftermarket joints still chatter after replacement. With the mileage on the car, I did not want to invest in genuine Volvo parts, but was hoping to find a trusted after market replacement that folks have been satisfied with.



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Re: S40 Aftermarket half axles

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:32 pm

bob-in-va wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:42 pm
I have seen comments that some of the aftermarket joints still chatter after replacement.
What do you mean by chatter?

Even a Genuine Volvo axle can produce a clicking noise*. It the slack between the axle spines and the hub that makes the clicking noise. The solution is to bind the axle spine to the hub with semi-permanent loctite. That will quite the clicking noise, the draw back is: to get the hub off you got to heat it up. I had a conservation with a Volvo service manager, they don't use the semi-permanent loctite unless a customer complains about the clicking noise.

*Clicking noise when the wheels are straight. Clicking noise when the wheels are turned is a worn CV joint.

If you want inexpensive, Advanced Auto/CarQuest has CarQuest brand axles for $120 total. Exact Fit for your 2007 Volvo S40 T5. Advanced Auto/CarQuest stock numbers NCV73549 & NCV73550.
German parts also carries SurTrack, have you used SurTrack or GSP?
Have not used them. So far I have done well with Cardone but Cardone does not appear to have the axles you need.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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1997 S90, B6304S, AW30-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4 - Sold

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