how hard is to replace front axel (driver side)any step by step
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2003 Volvo XC90 Question: front axel replacement
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 05, 2010, 09:04Master
Step by step directions are best found in a repair manual: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
I haven't seen these axles fail, what's the problem?
Replyarturos, August 05, 2010, 15:55Rookie
transmision fluid was found in the axel when bolt was remove from the hub
ReplyBret Bodas, August 05, 2010, 16:32Master
Oh, I see. Make sure the differential flange seal is OK, you shouldn't have fluid in there.
Getting these axles out is not too difficult once you've done it, but disconnecting the a-arm and getting the axle out is a little tough. Be careful, there's a lot of tension on the a-arm.
Also, you'll find the axle doesn't want to come out of the differential, you have to pry it out with a pry bar, give it a quick pry and it will pop out.
Check service bulletins too, I think they have one related to this issue.
ReplyVisitor, August 07, 2010, 16:44
i heard that in this model problem is with seal on cv joint and atf getting mixed up with grease from cv joint which can cause transmision failure , which is a real problem on early model xc 90 t6 awd