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      Anyone ever replace a prop shaft bearing?

      Just wondering whatís involved, specifically can it be done in situ or does shaft have to come right out?
      Hereís the state of mine which is causing some vibrations at certain RPM:

      https://youtu.be/ae5T6j1E6JY


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      IIRC, you can purchase the part separately, but it requires pressing out the pin in the U-joint to service it. Better to find a used, low mileage shaft from the JY. I think they are all the same for all years.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      IIRC, you can purchase the part separately, but it requires pressing out the pin in the U-joint to service it. Better to find a used, low mileage shaft from the JY. I think they are all the same for all years.
      Thanks, A. Was just looking the part up on volvopartswebstore and itís quite confusing. They have a few different t parts listed for the prop shaft but many/most list the full range of years with chassis cut-offs. Might have to resort to heading to wreckyard just to do a visual.



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      What you show in the video is a collapsed rubber dumper around the bearing. This can be replaced separately, if you'll be able to source the part. It does not say the bearing is not dead, but it is not shown in the video.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vtl View Post
      What you show in the video is a collapsed rubber dumper around the bearing. This can be replaced separately, if you'll be able to source the part. It does not say the bearing is not dead, but it is not shown in the video.
      Yep, good point. Thank you!


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      2002 V70XC, 175,000 miles
      2004 S60 2.5T, 160,000 miles

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      I'm going to try to measure the bearing and housing and 3D print one from polyurethane.....
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      Vibrations will be terrible. There's a good reason for the dumper to be made of a soft rubber.

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      Vibration will be dependent upon how I fill the model.... doesn't have to be solid polyurethane all the way thru, infill density is adjustable.
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      Anyone ever replace a prop shaft bearing?

      Wow, well I attacked my prop shaft again today. Thanks to suggestion by @osmossis I got the rear end out from the VC. Ended up going old school with a chisel and med size sledge. Hammered away in six spots and created notches. Sprayed PBB. Let sit for 60min. Pounded away at a couple of notches cutting the angle sharper as the notch got deeper. After what felt like about 20min of hammering it finally gave. Now for the front. Ouch, really not much space to access the end of prop shaft up there. I do see an access hole at back of flange (in between two of the six hex bolt holes). I think Iím suppose to put something in there to help push prop out. Just canít remember if I screw something in or just put much something in there...


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      Hey BT
      Used to be Colorado Driveshaft was the only answer for this problem.
      They did my 99 s70 awd driveshaft after no success taking it to all driveshaft shops in my area.
      Problem is with that bearing is that it's trapped after welding the two sections of driveshaft to make one. So even if you are able to source that bearing and hanger you still have to cut driveshaft, then re-weld then balance.
      Not sure if anyone in southern Ontario is doing this service yet.
      http://coloradodriveshaft.com/products.htm
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      Thanks Dean. I went with Colorado in the end. Just putting the shaft back on this week.


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      2002 V70XC, 175,000 miles
      2004 S60 2.5T, 160,000 miles

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      I have that Colorado Driveshaft shaft for 3 years now, had exactly 0 problems with it.

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