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Ok so my buddy came over yesterday so I could make him a DP. Well he said his ride was an AWD, yet when we put it on the lift the rear wheels had no driveshaft to it. He said it had AWD decals on the rear and he removed it. He was in aww to see that it did not have a drive shaft.<p>Soo was this dude scammed ? Its an auto tranny.<p>
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

You could always call VCNA and have them run the VIN and see what options the car had at birth. They are always extremely helpful.
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (sanatarium)

So to clear this up, you have have a drive shaft going down your tunnel and you have axels in your rear wheels right, you physically saw them? <p>Thanks!<p>
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

1-800-258-6586 (1-800-25VOLVO)<br>Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Central Time <p>Yes, you can see everything if its there. The prop shaft would run next to the exhust.
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>exhaust depot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok so my buddy came over yesterday so I could make him a DP. Well he said his ride was an AWD, yet when we put it on the lift the rear wheels had no driveshaft to it. He said it had AWD decals on the rear and he removed it. He was in aww to see that it did not have a drive shaft.<p>Soo was this dude scammed ? Its an auto tranny.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like he was scammed. How about trying to spin the front tires and see if he can?
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (MagoonR)

Yup then he was played like a flute! No rear driveshaft for sure! That means the DP i made him wont fit the awd model?<p>
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

Not having a driveshaft doesn't mean it wasn't AWD. Sometimes, if something breaks people will remove the shaft instead of fixing the problem. That doesn't mean he wasn't scammed, of course.<p>Was there a rear differential unit, with rear axles? If yes, was there a silver unit bolted to the front of the diff, which would be the AWD clutch unit?<p>Up front, was there an "angle gear" directly behind the engine, with a driveshaft flange pointing straight back down the tunnel?<p>Either of those units are also part of the AWD system, and aren't present on an FWD. The angle gear is the reason the AWD cars need a different downpipe - there are slightly different bends needed to clear it. It's possible than an AWD DP can fit the FWD, but not the other way around.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

That sucks for your friend, hopefully he can get some sort of legal action on where he bought it. It is pretty obvious if the car has AWD if you are looking at it from the bottom.<br>I WANT that AWD downpipe if it doesn't work out...seriously. IM or email me how much it would cost. Thanks!
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (carreragt7)

Yeah i took a peek at the full setup. I was like "Wait, this freakin exhaust system routes just like the mazdaspeed 3, what a royal PITA! So it old him sorry, no catback for you in 3", to hard to make as a production.<p>The rear rotors had no hub input for a drive shaft so for sure it was not an awd setup.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BtownVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BTW just to clarify, this was me LOL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better change your signature. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Better change your signature. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>And there is the salt in the wound. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry BtownVolvo. That totally sucks. Keep us up to date with any legal action you take........ Good luck.
 

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Wow, just wow.. If i was scammed like this i'd be pissed. Do you have a sale receipt or something to show what you bought? Did you buy this new or used?
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (exhaust depot)

What's the first 5 digit of the VIN?<p>If it's YV1MS --> FWD<br>If it's YV1MH --> AWD
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>djeremya</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What's the first 5 digit of the VIN?<p>If it's YV1MS --> FWD<br>If it's YV1MH --> AWD</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Vin is YV1MS<p>I think I'm going to push for a new car...R design 6spd.
 

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Wow, that's terrible! I hope you didn't buy this from a dealer?!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Big Will</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, that's terrible! I hope you didn't buy this from a dealer?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think for legal purposes it would be better if he <b> <I>did</I> </b> buy it from a dealer, otherwise whomever he bought it from could play dumb, whereas the dealer should have caught such a discrepancy...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Big Will</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, that's terrible! I hope you didn't buy this from a dealer?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Funny thing is not only did I buy it from a dealership, it's also CPO. Should be on the sales receipt as well.
 

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Re: question on AWD s40 (BtownVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BtownVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Vin is YV1MS<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>uhh..... yea that's definitely <U>NOT</U> AWD
 

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You never noticed that it was FWD when you could spin the front wheels with DSTC off?
 
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