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

Trailing Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

Trailing arms are found only on the 850 series.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Undo the brake line and the ABS speed sensor wiring bracket on the right rear trailing arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorbers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the springs.
  10.  
  11. Remove the sway bar.
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  13. Position a jack or suitable tool under the left trailing arm.
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  15. Raise the left trailing arm to release the trailing arm mounting.
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  17. Press the right trailing arm from the left trailing arm.
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  19. Remove the right trailing arm body mounting bolts.
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  21. Remove the right trailing arm.
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  23. If necessary, remove the left trailing arm body mounting bolts and remove the trailing arm.
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To install:
  1. Install new trailing arm mountings.
  2.  
  3. Align the left and right trailing arms.
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  5. Tighten the left and right trailing arm mounting to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  7. Tighten the trailing arm-to-body bolts to the following specifications:

    Bolt through the trailing arm bracket and rear axle link-78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and angle tighten an additional 90°.
     
    Bracket bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) and angle tighten an additional 60°.
     

  8.  
  9. Install the sway bar.
  10.  
  11. Install the springs.
  12.  
  13. Install the shock absorbers.
  14.  
  15. Install the brake line and ABS wiring bracket.
  16.  
  17. Install the wheels.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Passenger side trailing arm mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: Sway bar mounting



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Fig. Fig. 3: Driver side trailing arm mounting



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Fig. Fig. 4: Trailing arm-to-body mounting

 
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