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      Is this Normal Driveshaft Play?

      Ive been hearing some noise at certain speeds as of late on my 2008 xc90 v8 with 91k. Similar, but not as bad sound, if I recall, to my in-laws' 2007 3.2 that required a new shaft. Popped underneath today briefly to see if anything obvious was going on and there seems to be some play in the driveshaft. Not sure if this is normal. Also a metallic squeak in that play, coming from front, couldn't get a good view of what was going on up there but I didn't see anything obvious like grease getting slinged. Thoughts? YouTube vid below.

      Cheers, Tim

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      Last edited by tgarza; 03-12-2017 at 10:41 PM.
      2015 XC70 T6, Crystal White Pearl/Soft Beige. 40k
      2008 XC90 V8, Black Sapphire Metallic/Sandstone. 95k.
      Past Volvos: 2005 S60R GT, Passion Red/Gobi; 1995 855 Turbo; 1985 745 Intercooler

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      Seems ok to me. There's always a bit of slack between the angle gear backlash and the CVs. Front squeak could be the front DS CV going bad... It sounds very familiar to me. I can't place it right now.
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      That squeak to meet sounds like the carrier bearing (just above the center muffler). play seems normal though.
      2010 XC90 V8 - 45k miles
      2012 S60 T5 - 97k miles
      2009 C30 - Totaled. It ate a minivan at 35mph.
      2006 S40 - at 217k it was tired and needed too much.
      2008 XC90 3.2 - traded with 220,780 miles

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