Remove and replace the two yellow rubber bushings and green clip on the transmission oil return line. Took me 4 hours plus few Golden Pheasants beers. Hi Ron, The transmission issues generally do act up once the car is warm, that is common symptoms of the valve body or a part on it like the B4 servo mentioned in this article. Not uncommon in this country. Very clunky shift from 1st to 2nd.
I have to think there is a better way to do this; I couldn't find the drain plug, so followed the above instructions. Its easier to show in a picture than to explain here. I went online to check it out. Lots of people on various internet car forums seem to suggest otherwise. I was trying to decide between the Gibbon's method or sump dump x 3, but reading what Chris and others have said about flaring being caused by dirt and gumming in the solenoids, I'm thinking sump dump might be a better method.
I refilled using the above procedure but the gearbox has a dreadful whine now in mainly 2nd gear onwards. Was recommended I call them by local Volvo dealership. The degree which the transmission has already been compromised from the current issue, I cannot say. I did take a video of the problem occuring and I noticed something that happened too quick for my eye to see. If so, you may be looking into getting a new transmission valve body.
Reason is the 3309 is hard to find. It has a very loud reving sound when im at 60mph on the highway. The hydraulic valve solenoids that engage and disengage the gears have seals that leak over time, so it takes longer for them to fully engage. The car has been shifting better than ever and has not slipped or shifted hard even once on the past 3,000 miles. After 30 minutes highway driving then transitioning into stop and go city traffic, I experience hard shifting into first. A transmission shop would most likely be your best bet on a proper diagnosis on that, since they specialize in diagnosing issues just like this.
Looks like a large torx-bit is needed to take it out. Adam — really appreciate your time. If not, then most likely you do need to replace the valve body as the internal seals have deteriorated and are no longer able to provide the solenoids pressure to actuate the gears. Tell us more about that? It engages with big bang. So can this end cover be removed and the remedial work done whilst the transmission is still in the car? The dealer or reputable Volvo shop can re-flash the transmission control module with an update, and put it into learn mode. No problems accelerating at highway speeds.
We have a huge variety of engine mounts, transmission mounts torque mounts , and bushings to refresh your Volvo and get it driving like new again. For a flush you will need about 4 gallons of the stuff. I've done mine twice now and used 12 quarts both times but I've been on a regular schedule currently at 96K miles and the oil when changed was just slightly off the nice red, sort of a reddish brown so it was due. Would you have any advise on how to best proceed? I only did 12 6 flushes of 2 quarts each which seemed fair enough if you plan on doing this flush every 30,000 miles. I have a 2006 Volvo S60 with 114,000 miles which has given me virtually no transmission problems until now. Thanks for the kind words! So after having my S80 for a year and searching on this topic and debating on flushing it or not I decided to change my tranny fluid anf filter by myself. Looks more like thin motor oil… Thank you, Steven Thanks for the kind words.
The latest edition of the I-Shift includes upgraded hardware and software, greater durability and a new countershaft brake for improved performance and smoother shifting. By entering this site, you agree to hold Pelican Parts free from any liability arising out of the use of any information contained within. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. The xsmsn now shifts like it was brand new! Can you find out what kind? I would recommend doing it every 3 years or so as my fluid was also very brown. I was informed that the transmission had been fully replaced; 2.
I can't let this one go until I have a suitable answer. The part number for the and eEuroparts. As I recall you will need a 22mm wrench to remove the plugs. Now it's just 2 out, and 2 in until the fluid runs clear red 12-16 quarts depending on how dirty the fluid is to start. Pelican Parts is not responsible for any typographical errors contained within the site. Good Luck, please let us know how it goes! I checked the fluid level and i'm about 1 quart over, so i'm in the garage right now, will drain a bit of fluid to make it nice an level, at the same time i'll take a closer look at it - color, metal shavings. The lower plug will drain the transmission and the upper plug is used to fill it.
Maybe something got lost in the translation given my wordy response. Would it be my solenoids you think? Called Volvo dealer they said a new transmission was needed, took it to transmission shop, they checked for codes - none popped up. The problem manifests itself as a hesitation, and then a bang when the car finally finds a gear. Flush the fluid with a and have the transmission control unit reset. The bad news is that each bang that is hard enough to perceive through the heavy sound and vibration dampened steel that your V70 is constructed of, is hard enough to potentially damage the transmission. When the car is cold it shift perfect, but as soon as it warms up it would start flaring on up-shift from 2nd gear into 3rd, and 3rd into 4th.
The transmission seemed to be working fine before this, and is fine now. If you share with me the wiring diagram, I can review it. It did seem to take care of it in about 3K. Published in Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding and Super Stock magazines. Jack of all trades, master of none type deal.