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Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

Post by enotslim » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Seems like driving with a damaged CV joint is dangerous. True? I will need at least a little time for this repair.


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Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

Post by enotslim » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:49 pm

The IPD video below says the symptoms of a failed CV joint can be vibration during acceleration but "not necessarily" during deceleration or at stable velocity. This is exactly opposite to the pattern I currently have. Noise and vibration are absent, or at least minimal, during acceleration, are first sensed at constant velocity and increase significantly during deceleration but independent of applying the brakes..



On the other hand I guess the abs sensor could be contacting the reluctor ring as a result of the axle being out of alignment due to a bad CV joint.

Replacing the entire axle would address both possibilities, right?


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Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

Post by abscate » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:28 pm

Not dangerous. If it really gets to the point where it will come apart, the noise will tell you to stop

If you are low speed 30 mph around urban area you could drive this for a year or more

CvS have a drive side and a coast side and depending which side is damaged , the noise will vary, the video message notwithstanding


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Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

Post by enotslim » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:16 pm

After much studying it looks like replacing the passenger side/right front axle is very easy. Disassemble the strut-steering knuckle, maybe the sway bar end link for clearance, tap out the axle, remove two bolts/one bracket and the axle almost falls out from the transmission. Assemble new in reverse order. Align splines carefully. Caliper can remain attached. Is it really that easy? The driver side/left front can require a removal tool.

Can't find remanufactured axle but fcp OEM should be good.


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Re: questions about estimate for broken front coil spring

Post by cn90 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:39 pm

Re Axle and Boots, if you know how to raise the car and SAFELY support it on jack stand, you can do it.

I wrote a DIY below. Make sure you replace the seals too (I used Corteco brand):

DIY: 2004 V70 2.5T Volvo Axle and Seals (110K miles)
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91594


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