V70R AWD L5-2.3L Turbo VIN 52 B5234T6 (1998)
Seals and Gaskets: Service and Repair
Transaxle Side Seals, M/T
Tool No. 999 1801, or equivalent
Prying tool No. 999 5462, or equivalent
Tool No. 999 5541, or equivalent
NOTE: The Procedure is the same for both sides unless stated otherwise.
1. Removing front wheel.
Disconnect brake pipe and ABS lead bracket.
Let bracket hang free.
Disconnect link arm from anti-roll bar.
Remove nuts holding link arm/ball joint and unhook link arm from ball joint.
Take care not to damage ball joint bellows (gaiter)!
2. LH side:
Disconnect driveshaft from transmission, using prying tool tool No. 999 5462, or equivalent, between transmission and inside of drive shaft.
Bend MacPherson strut back and remove driveshaft from transmission.
Rest driveshaft end on subframe.
3. RH side:
Remove splashguard under engine. (Earlier models only.)
Remove driveshaft support bearing cover.
Pull out driveshaft innards, bending McPherson strut back.
Let driveshaft end rest on pipe running to steering gear.