Question about 2006 Volvo S80
NOTE: The following is for the driver's side of the car. The procedure
should be same for the passenger's side, with the exception that two
bolts that retain an intermediate bearing carrier have to be removed to get the drive shaft out.
NOTE: You will need a T-40 Torx bit to do this job. Get one before you start.
First, chock the wheels on the opposite side of the car, loosen the wheel lug bolts, jack up the car and put a jackstand under it, then remove the front wheel.
Insert a couple lug bolts partway into the hub. Have someone step on the brakes, then use a 15mm socket with a breaker bar or an impact gun to remove the driveshaft retaining bolt. NOTE: This pic doesn't show the brake disk because I took it after the disk was removed. But, it does show where the bolt is that you need to remove:
Here's a pic of the driveshaft retention bolt that was just removed:
Using a 17mm socket, remove the brake caliper retaining bolts on the back of the spindle.
That big piece of metal hanging down below the socket is the steering stop. Be sure you catch it when you remove the 2nd bolt.
Slide the caliper off the disk and support it with wire or a bungee cord or set it on something (I used a paint can) to prevent damage to the brake line:
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Remove the lug bolts you previously inserted partway. You might have to tap the disk with a hammer to break it loose from the hub. Take the disk off and set it aside.
Use a 12mm socket or wrenchWhat is the proper proceedure - p1011001eh5.th.jpgash shield retaining bolts:
YWhat is the proper proceedure - p1011002jg9.th.jpgo get the top one because there isn't enough room behind the hub to get a socket in there:
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Use a socket to remove the ABS sensor retaining bolt. I can't remember if this one's 10mm or 12mm:
Remove the sensor from the hub:
and move the wire aside so it doesn't get damaged.
Use two wrenches to loosen the tie-rod ball joint nut. The top wrench is on the flats of the ball joint shaft and the bottom wrench is on the nut:
If the ball joint doesn't fall out of the spindle, unscrew the nut until it's even with the top of the ball joint shaft and tap it down with a hammer to loosen it:
Take the nut off and push the tie rod ball joint down through the spindle and out of the way. This pic shows the tie rod end and ball joint. I put the nut back on the stud so it wouldn't get lost:
If you haven't already done so, jack up the opposite side of the car until the tire clears the ground to relieve the pressure on the anti-sway bar.
UseWhat is the proper proceedure - p1010991ir2.th.jpge the anti-sway bar link nut at the McPherson strut. Use the T-40 Torx bit to hold the shaft of the link from spinning:
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Push the anti-sway bar link out of the McPherson strut and out of the way:
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Here's a pic of the cone-shaped ball joint nut:
Here's a pic of the two McPherson strut to spindle bolts that must be removed to get the spindle off:
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Remove the top onWhat is the proper proceedure - p1010981er3.th.jpgsocket on the nut). You will need a breaker bar or cheater as these nuts are very tight. The socket on the left is just holding the bolt from turning (IIRC it's 18mm).
And the bottom bolt:
Now you can tip the spindle out of the strut:
And off of the driveshaft:
Then lift the spindle off of the lower control arm.
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