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Passenger CV axle question

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:06 PM
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Hi All,

I had to remove my passenger CV Axle to gain access to the exhaust manifold (had to replace it) but noticed that when I pulled out the CV axle that the part that goes into the transmission was dry and rusty. When I was watching a youtube video on how to remove it properly the guy said that there should be some fluid in it, and if some leaks out not to worry about it. Well mine is bone dry





At the time of the axle removal these were my transmission oil levels.



Since then I have drained about 4 quarts of oil and replaced it with the exact amount.

Do I need more? Leave it the way it is?

Also should there be like a safety clip on the end that connects to the transmission? I remember something similar like that, that I have replaced years ago on my old S60..

Thanks
 

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Old 02-13-2019, 08:42 PM
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I've pulled my right (and left) axles several times, and never seen any fluid on them (or at least not enough to drip). Rust? Wouldn't be an issue here in the desert.
If you got four quarts out, chances are just about 100% that your fluid was at the right level (so putting four quarts back in would return it to the proper level).
And on my 2005 V50, there IS a clip that holds the shoulder of the dipstick down. It's attached to the dipstick. Seems like it would be a good thing to have - might be available from Volvo (though I bet it's part of the dipstick tube "assembly").
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by habbyguy View Post
I've pulled my right (and left) axles several times, and never seen any fluid on them (or at least not enough to drip). Rust? Wouldn't be an issue here in the desert.
If you got four quarts out, chances are just about 100% that your fluid was at the right level (so putting four quarts back in would return it to the proper level).
And on my 2005 V50, there IS a clip that holds the shoulder of the dipstick down. It's attached to the dipstick. Seems like it would be a good thing to have - might be available from Volvo (though I bet it's part of the dipstick tube "assembly").
Thanks for the reply...

I will leave the fluid at the level that it is at.

I was referring to the safety clip for the CV axle (the part that goes into the transmission)
 
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There isn't a clip on the right (passenger's) side CV axle, but there is on the left (driver's) side axle.
 
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Same experience here. Have removed several times, never had fluid come out. Always looked dry on axle
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:43 PM
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Thanks. I have put it back together and have no issues. It was just something I have heared before.
 
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