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Hi all,

My '05 S40 2.4i FWD with manual trans needs a new driver side cv shaft. The boot is completely torn and it's starting to make noise. Anyway, after a couple youtube videos I think I'm ready to get started, except when I look on eBay to order the cv shaft they all list either automatic transmission or don't specify. I can't find one listed for a manual transmission. Can anyone tell me if the manual trans cars need a different cv shaft?

I'll keep poking around the internet to see if I can find the answer, and I did already message the eBay seller, but so far no luck.



Thanks!
 

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Yes, the manual takes a different axle from the automatic. According to VIDA, the '05 M56 and M66 FWD models both take the same front axles - 36000546 on the left, 36000555 on the right.

Are you sure you want to go the eBay route? Be really certain of the quality of the vendor, and the axle, if so.
 

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I know we’ve discussed this a few times on the forum and of course, OEM axles are always the preferred option, but....

I put an EMPIRE 807825 in my ‘06 S40 T5 FWD three years ago when the same thing happened to my driver’s side boot, thinking it would at least get my daughter back to college while I had the original axle rebuilt. It’s still going strong 35k+ miles later — and I really need to get around to fixing that original axle.

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Thanks for the part number help. I'll shop around and see what I can find.

As for eBay, I usually check there first to get a baseline for price for comparison sake. I know you can get burned, but if the eBay part has a warranty, and isn't too hard to replace (again) if needed, and the price is good enough.. it can be tempting.

I once spent an entire day installing an eBay rack and pinion on a Caravan, turned out it was defective and needless to say the free replacement did little to ease my frustration.. so I know what you mean!
 
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