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How to Replace Axles – 2000 V70XC

Are you hearing a clicking sound when you turn? You’ll need to replace axles sooner or later. Here is a a guide for anyone who wants/needs to replace their axles on a 2000 V70XC. Through a dealership or other shop, this job costs a lot of money. I recently did it and found it was MUCH easier than I ever thought it would be. Here is my way of doing it in a rough step-by-step for about $300.

Excerpts from Each Axle Replacement Step

  1. Replace Front CV Axles
      Apply the parking brake…
  2. Replace Front CV Axles
      Put a long metal bar of some sort through the wheel opposite of what you’re working on…
  3. Replace Front CV Axles
      Remove the axle nut…
  4. Replace Front CV Axles
      Next up are the two bolts holding the spindle to the struts…
  5. Replace Front CV Axles
      With the spindle loose, you will now need to work the splines out of the wheel bearing…
  6. Replace Front CV Axles
      Now to get the axle out. The driver’s side axle has a little clip in it, which will require it to be “popped” out with the pry-bar…
  7. Replace Front CV Axles
      Now you can go ahead and angle the wheel-side of the axle out while pulling the transmission-side out of the transmission…
  8. Replace Front CV Axles
      Now time to put in that new axle…
  9. Replace Front CV Axles
      Now line up the axle splines to the spindle…
  10. Replace Front CV Axles1
      Now with the spindle in place again, you can finishing tightening the axle nut…
  11. Replace Front CV Axles
      Re-attach the ABS wheel speed sensor…

Read the entire Axle Replacement Tutorial in the Volvo Forum.

DIY Tutorial: Replace CV Axles on a Volvo XC70

How to Replace Front CV Axles – 2000 V70XC

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