Replacing drive shafts, Volvo S40/V40 AW55-50/51SN
Drive shaft right-hand side, replace
-the wheel cover
-the drive shaft nut.
Raise the car.
-the right front wheel
-the splash guard under the engine
-the splash guard in the wheel arch.
-the brake hose from the mounting on the spring strut
-the ABS cable from the mounting on the spring strut
-the ABS sensor
-the stub axle from the spring strut.
On vehicles with support bearings
Remove the bearing cap.
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.
Turn the wheel (turning to the left)
Angle out the stub axle. Detach the drive shaft from the hub.
Warning! Do not damage the seal in the hub.
Clean the splined joint.
Caution! Tighten the constant velocity joint, when the shaft is removed. This is to help prevent excessive load on the joint axial stop. Take care not to damage the drive shaft seal and boots.
Remove the right bearing cap from the support bearing for the drive shaft.
Remove the drive shaft from the gearbox. Pull the inner section of the shaft.
Install the sealing plug.
Remove the seal plug.
Caution! Do not damage the sealing ring in the transmission or the boot on the drive shaft.
Install new bearing cap (steel) for the drive shaft support bearing. Tighten to 25 Nm.
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 line to the spring strut.
Install a new lock nut on the drive shaft.
Finger tighten the nut.
The splash guard in the wheel arch
Protective plates beneath transmission/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.