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Old 08-29-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Axle spline damage..abuse or too many miles?? pic

car has 426,000 miles, no idea if rear end or axles have ever been replaced or not....

anyways, noticed that the pinion had a lot of backlash and figured it was worn or damaged where it meshes with the ring gear...nope, nice and tight....pulled the axles and noticed the damaged splines...both look like the pic.

not sure if I should try and find a low mileage donor car or what??
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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are you still running the original engine in that car? thats an awesome amount of miles volvo ftw
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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are you still running the original engine in that car? thats an awesome amount of miles volvo ftw

i was...just toasted the motor a few months back, head is cracked badly, from the combustion chamber right to the water jacket

car shows it's age, just about everything needs replacemnt....it's had at least 3 or more tranmissions, has mis-matched front struts (one is small bearing, other large bearing)
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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i was...just toasted the motor a few months back, head is cracked badly, from the combustion chamber right to the water jacket

car shows it's age, just about everything needs replacemnt....it's had at least 3 or more tranmissions, has mis-matched front struts (one is small bearing, other large bearing)
That may be normal spline wear for the mileage. What's the diffy oil change history like?

Did those mis-matched front struts also have mis-matched brakes?
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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That may be normal spline wear for the mileage. What's the diffy oil change history like?

Did those mis-matched front struts also have mis-matched brakes?
no idea on the oil change, knowing my father-in-law, only when something broke back there....

for the brakes, same brakes (early 2 port) on both sides, I didn't find out until I went to change the wheel bearings and noticed the drivers side bearings are bigger...
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #6
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I'd agree that considering the mileage and that the oil was never changed that's probably normal wear and tear on there. Most likely not ideal if you want to put more power through it but OK for stock levels.
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