Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide



See Figures 1 and 2

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.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Design features of a common universal joint

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 four ground trunnions carried in the flange yokes by needle bearings.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Detailed view of a common driveshaft