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2006 S80 T5 FWD - Which CV?!?!?

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Old 01-11-2018, 06:51 PM
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Hi all,

I have a 2006 S80 FWD and I need to get a new passenger CV. However, I do not know if it has a viscous clutch or not (when i look up the part it comes with or without). My model does have the traction control button on the dash as well as the wet conditions driving button (sorry my terminology sucks) on the gearshift. It is FWD and auto trans. I can't really just 'take it out and inspect the axle diameter. Is there a way to know from a VIN decoder or something like that. Some have said that it only applies to AWD models..etc; however, that is not what all of the part store websites are telling me.

A little help would rock so I can source the right one and get it swapped out before I have to work in a couple of days.
 
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:07 PM
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So,

the CV finally broke. I ordered 2 differnt CVs and they are both too short . One auto part store ran my VIN and said that the one that they gave me was the right one. How do you tell if this has a VC or not and how the heck do I find a CV. I am without a car and have to get this going ASAP because mom starts chemo on Monday.

Thanks!!!


This is the old one can anyone tell if it is a VC CV or not?
 
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:01 PM
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From what I can see on a parts website. The one with the clutch is 26 1/4" total compressed length and the one without is 26 7/32. My mechanic said he thought it was like 'an inch' too short --the new one).. So I am totally perplexed.
 
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man, can't believe there is no info on the web about that! what parts site are you dealing with?
 
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I just looked on fcp and they offer only 1 kind for either side. good luck
 
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:16 AM
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I have tried AutoZone, O'reilly, and Hoffman Bros locally and they all say the same thing. I have looked on Amazon and eBay and although I can find CVs that have a clutch and don't have a clutch I don't know which one is the one that I need. The mechanic put the one on without the clutch and it didn't fit and was making a horrible sound (well it looked like it fit) when the car was put in drive. Does anyone know from looking at the picture if this CV has a clutch on it or not (VC). It is for the front passenger side. 2006 S80 FWD 2.5T
 
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:43 PM
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So,


Here is the deal now.....


I ordered a passenger front CV for a 2006 (Autozone Part# 10500N w/0 V. clutch). The mechanic tried to install it and informed me it was too short. Then, I ordered one for a 2006 that had the V. clutch (there is only 1/32 of a change in length).. He told me this one was also too short. I cross referenced to see if the 2005 and 2006 models use different axles on the front passenger size and it doesn't look as if they do. Anyone have any ideas? I looked for identifiers on the trans but didn't see any. The old one is missing parts and can't be rebuilt. A VIN decoder states that I am purchasing the right axle (the one w/o the v. clutch) but the mechanic keeps telling me it is too short. Is there something out of the ordinary to do when changing these CVs? Do like upper strut bolts need to be taken out or something that would then shorten the overall length or anything like that? He is telling me that it is at least an inch too short. Any info would be much appreciated.
 
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Call your local Volvo parts section and get at least the right part number
 
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:45 PM
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I am taking the old one in (no internals) and seeing what can be done to match it up..etc
 
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:28 PM
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Finding the 'right' part number seems to be the mystery here. Decoding the VIN yielded the wrong part. Going with that methodology, Volvo service department is probably going to do the same thing and come up with the same conclusion. I am not sure, though. I wonder if something funky didn't go on like a trans swap or something before I bought the vehicle (used) or if a certain year (This was made in April 2005) (Yes, I know I said 2006, but the part numbers for the CVs seems to both be the same and the lengths as well) has an oddball that they were popping in for a few months. Who knows. I get the old CV back on Thursday and I will take it to an auto store and try to see what they can match up. That's at least a step in the right direction given the little information that I have / has been provided over the course of a month.
 
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I know you last posted a month ago but hopefully, you can find some help in this post. I had a bad CV axle on the passenger side also, had to do some searching and found a set (passenger and drivers) for under $140 on ebay. These actually have travel in them, depending on how short he is claiming it is, it might still be the correct one. This is where I bought mine ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-LEFT-...53.m2749.l2649 ) Its not a hard job to do on your own either for future reference!


 
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I have been chasing this part down still and after a lengthy visit to an auto parts store and a clerk who was nice enough to let me use their data base I have came to the conclusion that the cv in question is from a 2004 S40 2.9. The intermediate shaft for the stock s80 is like 8 3/4 inches while mine is over 15 inches. I measure and my CVS total length is just shy of 38". It just so happens that an s40 one is as well (about 8 inches longer than the s80.). So it is ordered and coming in tomorrow for a visual inspection before installation. What an ordeal!!!
 
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I have read through this thread. Sorry to hear about your ordeal but I am wondering why you don't deal with Volvo? Parts stores are notorious for selling incorrect parts - and it's "always the right part. Says so right har in my generic parts book!".
If this one is incorrect - and I bet it will be but hope it's not - go to a Volvo shop.
 
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Originally Posted by donf View Post
I have read through this thread. Sorry to hear about your ordeal but I am wondering why you don't deal with Volvo? Parts stores are notorious for selling incorrect parts - and it's "always the right part. Says so right har in my generic parts book!".
If this one is incorrect - and I bet it will be but hope it's not - go to a Volvo shop.
I avoided going to a Volvo shop because I simply can't afford the 500% mark up of their parts prices as I am going through a divorce and every free penny goes to my lawyer (but a guy still has to go to work, right?)
 
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:30 PM
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You would have lost the bet as it was indeed the right part. Hopefully, this post will help others should the confusing situation arise.
 
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