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#374 of 382 2002 V70 X/C transmission - 1st gear clunk
Mar 12, 2013 (11:30 am)
I've seen a lot of posts talking about the V70 transmission problems but most mention a clunk or slip from 2nd to 3rd. Mine is fine after engaging in 1st but shifting from park or reverse to drive you get a big clunk. Always need to keep foot on the brake and wait a second for 1st to engage. Dealer checked fluids, firmware version and error codes. All were fine or current. They said a new transmission is needed and that it may last years or days before changing.
Anyone have the same experience? This isn't what I would call the best dealership so I am suspect that they know what they are talking about.
Can it be something else? If I decide to move forward with changing the transmission I am reluctant to go with Volvo since they seem to have a recurring problem. Anyone know of good remans or a better vendor?
#375 of 382 Re: 2002 V70 X/C transmission - 1st gear clunk [vtresch]
Mar 17, 2013 (3:48 am)
With the ATF at working temperature (a must!), try out the 'relearn' procedure here: http://www.sonnax.com/system/pdfs/90/original/PRE-ATRA09-RCW.pdf go to page 52: Transmission Relearn. This is for the TF80-SC auto box, but the procedure is similar for older units.
#376 of 382 Re: Cross-Roads [pete51]
Apr 11, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Did you replace the transmission? How has that worked out? I have a 2000 V70 at 137K and am starting to have some symptoms.
#377 of 382 2001 V70T Wagon Transmission
May 14, 2013 (11:55 pm)
This is a very real problem and it is not caused by not replacing the fluid. Mine went out at 40k miles and again at 60k after perfect maintenance schedule. If it wasn't obvious just by the avalanche of complaints online it certainly became clear after Volvo NA settled a class action lawsuit on the matter.
#378 of 382 Re: 2001 XC70 Luxury Lemon [rockginxc]
May 14, 2013 (11:57 pm)
I am preparing to demand my third transmission in my v70T and I'm wondering who you communicated with at Volvo corporate. Thanks.
#379 of 382 Re: 2001 V70T Wagon Transmission [trixkid]
May 15, 2013 (3:30 pm)
You do realize that the V70 isnt a part of that lawsuit, right? And that the V90 transmission from that lawsuit is completely different from the V70 transmission?
They aren't even manufactured by the same company...
That V90 has a GM transmission while our V70's have an Aisin (Toyota) transmission.
For what its worth, my 2004 V70 now has 152,000 trouble free miles
#380 of 382 2000 V70 XC transmisson problem
Aug 05, 2013 (8:32 am)
I bought a 2000 V70 xc a couple of years ago. I put a lot of money into it and thought I now had a reliable car. But low and behold, without any warning while driving it, the transmission just stopped and would not go into gear. I am done putting money into it, and now I read all this stuff about Volvo transmissions and am concerned to see so much about the failure of the trans on these cars. This car only has about 120,000 miles on it and to me that is not much considering I have an old 1997 Honda Civic with 246,000 miles that still runs like a energizer bunny. I thought Volvo's were a forever car (apparently , if you don't live too long). I am on a fixed income and just can't afford to fix it, so if anyone out there would like a nice station wagon that has had all the maintenance done on it (belt and water pump), has a new radiator, and all new tires and even two keys. I have one for sale cheap. I'd part it out and sell the parts on ebay if I had someone to help me take it apart. At least I'd get some money back on it. Shame, Shame on Volvo. I'd never recommend one of these cars to anyone. Seems they are not living up to their old name anymore.
#381 of 382 Re: 2000 V70 XC transmisson problem [morning_dove]
Aug 17, 2013 (9:02 pm)
What is the service history of the car? Was the transmission fluid ever changed? How was the car driven over the years?
#382 of 382 Re: 2000 V70 XC transmisson problem [fedlawman]
Sep 02, 2013 (3:43 pm)
The car was serviced on or ahead of every scheduled maintenance. I can only assume the transmission fluid was changed as part of those services. For the first few years the car was driven normally about 10K per year and then driven mostly locally less than that which is why the mileage is low.