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#350 of 382 Re: 2005 V70 Service question [jillynphilly]
Apr 06, 2012 (9:39 am)
Union Park Wilmington Delaware ?? wow ... they just totally robbed you ! This dealer sucks comes to customer service. They are so unfriendly to a customer. THey need to learn BASIC customer service 101 .
Took my Volvo for a spark plug replacement and they left the eye hook and pretended it was not their fault for not putting the eye hook back in the car.
I am done with Union Park Volvo/ BMW/ Jaguar
#351 of 382 Re: Do newer cars have these problems? [fedlawman]
Apr 06, 2012 (10:35 am)
AW / Aisin Warner trans is a great trans. My old volvo 740 with original AW71 Trans lasted me to 300000 Miles with a normal routine maintenance. It is the Transmission service for life is the problem. Not the manufacturer
#352 of 382 Transmission disengage or ETM issue?
Apr 13, 2012 (2:58 am)
I have a 2002 V70 with AW55-50sn transmission and a white sticker Magneti Marelli ETM. I purchased the car used at 93000 miles and it now has 98000 and therefore I do not have maintenance history. My symptioms are that the car feels like the transmission disengages and/or goes into limp mode. I don't know which one it is. This issue started after I changed the transmission oil, which I suspect hasn't been changed in a long time. The disengagement happens more in the city when I am starting and stopping, but it still happens on the freeway. For example on the freeway at 70 mph, the car all of a sudden goes into limp mode or the trans disengages. At this moment, the car starts coasting and I step on the gas, but obviously no response - the rpms goes up slightly to sometimes to 2 or 3000 rpms, and then the car kicks back into gear. This disengagement period happens for a minute or it can go on for 5, 10 or 40 miles.
I continue to change the transmission oil and use the correct oil (Mobil 3309). For each oil change, you only take out 3.5 quarts so after 10 or so trans oil changes that I have done the fluid is still coming out slightly dirty. Despite all the transmission oil changes, the car still seems to disengage.
I have taken the car to Volvo and they did a TCM update which did not help. Also there were no codes in the system. They charged me $250 for this.
I have also taken the vehicle to a transmission shop and they said this was not a transmission issue since at times it drives totally normal (shifts beautifully). Transmission shop said it was a throttle positioning module (ETM) issue because it is drive-by-wire and he said there was a Technical Service Bulletin (All-Data) that described the symptoms like they experienced with my car.
I have also taken the car to an independent automotive shop. Their diagnosis was that the ETM had an ohm reading of 320 ohms, which was way out of spec. The spec they said was 1.5 to 3.5 ohms.
I took the car back to Volvo after the appointments at the transmission shop and independent auto shop. Volvo once again put it on their scope and no codes came up in the computer. The also drove the vehicle and said it was the transmission that was the issue. Their quote for a new trans was $6000.
I have been trying to drive the car as much as possible and recently my approach has been to drive it with a very slow accelaration method, meaning only push on the gas as little as possible as slow as possible to get up to speed. I drove this way for 2 days and the car did not acted up and go into this disengage mode.
Also the disengagement symptoms almost never happens when the car is cold - 95% of the time the car shifts normally and stays in gear when it is cold. Also the disengagement happens more in the city at low speeds versus freeway speeds. One time I drove on the freeway for 20 miles and was driving very aggressively with the gas - coasting to 60 mph, hard accelerate to 70, coasting to 50 hard acceleration to 60 and did this for a good 20 miles and absolutely no disengagement of the transmission occurred during this time. But once I slowed down and got off the freeway, the car acted up and disengaged. 95% of the time when getting off the freeway and coming to a stop and then starting again, the trans disengages.
Any input to these symptoms would be most helpful. Thanks!
#354 of 382 Re: Transmission disengage or ETM issue? [groto]
May 01, 2012 (6:07 pm)
I would think that someone should be able to reco the gearbox alot cheaper than that, in Australia there are plenty of transmission shops who do repair these boxes alot cheaper than that, have you changed the throttle position switch or tried a second hand transmisson computer in the box. maybe a good auto transmission treament like Lucas or Rusline to see if it fixes it
#355 of 382 Re: Transmission disengage or ETM issue? [groto]
May 23, 2012 (6:23 am)
Update on my 2002 V70.... Volvo replaced my ETM for free and now my car never goes into limp mode! I bought a Autel MS609 OBDII scanner and looked at my Throttle position signal while driving and it flatlined at 12%, which at that same time the car would go into limp mode. I showed the data to Volvo dealer and they searched for codes and found an ETM code, but it didn't pass the death test (ETM signal was only 4.5 degrees from where it should be, Volvo corporate needs ETM to be off by 13 degrees for them to replace the ETM), but they replaced my ETM anyways. Now my car drives wonderfully and the transmission was never the issue. I would like to thank my service manager at the Volvo dealer who went to bat for me against Corporate Volvo.
#356 of 382 V70 had a tranny moment?
Jun 06, 2012 (5:00 pm)
Weekend before last I had a transmission episode with my 2006 V70 2.5T. Wondering if it's a fluke thing, or a sign of something more sinister to come.
I was driving on a through street in Madison, 30 mph speed limit and a bit hilly. Going up one of the hills at 25-30mph, I felt it "gear-hunting" for a couple seconds, after which it settled into 3rd. Didn't think anything of it until I got to the top of the hill, and it stayed in 3rd. I put it in manual mode and upshifted to 4th, which worked. BUT... when I went back to D, it shifted back into 3rd even though I was doing between 35-40mph on flat road. So back to manual mode and forced 4th again.
A mile or two later, I came to a red light. Put it back into D, and it has shifted without incident ever since.
The car has almost 97K miles on it, and the extended warranty expires at the end of the month. Is it worth leaving with them for a day to see if they can duplicate the problem and better troubleshoot it? Anyone else had this happen, and what were the eventual results?
#357 of 382 Volvo 2004 Transmission problems
Jun 20, 2012 (9:39 am)
I too have a broken transmission on my Volvo V70 2004 yet I have maintained it properly and only at Volvo dealerships. It started having trouble at around 150,000 miles. What can we do? This should be a recall.
#358 of 382 Re: Volvo 2004 Transmission problems [stacylk2003]
Jun 20, 2012 (4:31 pm)
It's an 8 year old car with 150K miles on it. Stuff breaks.
Once you're past 100K with anything, you kinda take your chances.
#359 of 382 Re: Possible Answer to Our Problem! [cub740]
Jul 12, 2012 (2:53 pm)
YOu got your info wrong...
It's the Neutral Stop features on 2001's that can be removed...most likely at high mileage it will do no good, as the damage is done.
The adaptive driving cannot be removed...it's a process to adjust the transmission post server or software upgrade...and then it also continually changes (adapts) to a driving style to smooth out shifting...I to noted different (hard shifts) after my wife had ad the car...