Replacing drive shafts, Volvo S40/V40 AW55-50/51SN
Drive shaft left-hand side, replace
Special tools: 999 5633
-the hub cap
-the drive shaft nut and washer.
-the left front wheel
-the splash guard under the engine
-the splash guard in the wheel arch.
Remove the drive shaft from the gearbox enough to free the snap ring in the differential gear. Use jimmy tool 999 5633 .
If the drive shaft sticks in the hub, tap it with a copper or rubber mallet. If necessary press the drive shaft out of the hub using a universal puller. The drive shaft can be pressed approx 15 mm in.
-the brake hose from the mounting on the spring strut
-The ABS cable from the mounting in the wheel arch and on the spring strut
-the ABS sensor
-the stub axle from the spring strut.
Turn the wheel (turning to the right).
Angle the stub axle and remove the drive shaft from the hub and gear box.
Caution! Do not damage the seal in the hub.
Temporarily secure the stub axle to the spring strut with one of the screws.
Caution! Ensure that no dirt enters the hub bearing.
Note! Ensure that a new expander ring is used.
Ensure that the pulse wheel for the ABS sensor on the drive shaft is clean.
Press in the drive shaft firmly so that the snap ring engages in its groove in the differential gear. Carefully pull the drive shaft constant velocity joint to check that the drive shaft is secure.
Note! Do not damage the seal ring in the gearbox and the boot on the drive shaft.
Align the drive shaft in the hub
-the screws for the stub axle with new lock nuts
Torque: 90 Nm.
-the brake hose with the retaining clip on the spring strut
-the ABS sensor
-The ABS cable for the spring strut and wheel arch.
Install a new washer and a new lock nut on the drive shaft.
Finger tighten the nut.
-the splash guard in the wheel arch
-splash guards beneath gearbox/engine
see Installing wheels .
-Lower the car.
-Apply the parking brake.
-Move the gear selector to P.
-Tighten the drive shaft nut. See Centre nut, drive shaft and tightening torque.
-Install the hub cap.