Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
The usual culprit in a RWD Volvo is u-joints or driveshaft hanger bearing. I'll assume you've checked those first. 98% probablility. You'll have to remove them to get to the tailshaft anyways.
Check a service manual for the correct procedure to change a yoke. There will be a certain amount of lateral play in the yoke on the shaft anyways so find some specs. Some cars have a crush sleeve that must be specifically torqued, one time only, to get things right. If you keep the yoke, make sure there's no wear on the outer surface where the oil seal makes contact. Pretty straightforward.
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