Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998



See Figure 1

The driveshaft is a two-piece tubular unit, connected by an intermediate universal joint. The rear end of the front section of the driveshaft contains a splined sleeve. A splined shaft forming one of the yokes for the intermediate U-joint fits into this sleeve.

The front section is supported by a bearing contained in an insulated rubber housing attached to the bottom of the driveshaft tunnel. The front section is connected to the transmission flange, and the rear section is connected to the differential housing flange by universal joints.

Each joint consists of a spider with 4 ground trunnions in the flange yokes surrounded by needle bearings.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Two-piece driveshaft with center bearing, yokes and universal joints