Last post on Jan 23, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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Volvo XC70, Engine, Wagon
#33 of 41 Re: 2001 XC V70 Slamming in Gear update [goldrich]
Dec 16, 2008 (5:50 am)
Oh what an adventure this problem has been. For two years I have complained to the dealer that this car will "bang into gear" normally associated with low speed driving and shifting between 1-2-3 gears either up or down. This condition was really noticable in hot stop and go bumper to bumper interstate driving. No codes ever showed up for a long time------then Service Transmission Soon message showed up with the computer defalting to "dumb or safe mode". Volvo service changed transmission fluid looked burnt and metal flakes(bad, bad, bad). Volvo service manager drove it for a weekend and it didn't happen again that weekend. Few weeks later same warning came on. Being a bit frustrated with Volvo Dealer service I went to AAMCO. AAMCO rebuilt transmission------including valve package and a section of transmission housing that houses a bearing assembly. So far $4000 bill. Was better but still acting up. Back and forth to AAMCO but no codes. Then same issue of banging very pronounced, withj slipping and banging. Code again "Service Transmission Soon"-----AAMCO reviewed computer codes---said there were lots of codes. Replaced control module-----funny, Volvo had one on the shelf ready to go! Now it is back to brand new drivability and acts like it did on day one as a new car.
Impressions: 2001 was a bad year---this model transmission is not in subsequnt model years. Lots of postings about this transmission, well known to AAMCO techs (not a good sign)
Gut Feeling: Volvo really goofed this one up. Undersized transmission for relatively heavy car. To improve performance it made the transmission run at higher pressures than it could handle and slowly tears itself up! How come no fess up by Volvo---gave up on transmission in next model year!
#34 of 41 Re: 2001 XC V70 Slamming in Gear update [JoeBags]
Oct 27, 2009 (1:09 pm)
i disagree, i drive an 01 volvo xc70 and it is great
lots of torque considering its small engine
turbo works well, accelarates great considering its weight
#36 of 41 Re: 2001 XC V70 Slamming in Gear update [nikosgrfan]
Jan 26, 2010 (7:22 pm)
lol ok how many miles on your magical 2001
#37 of 41 Re: 2001 XC V70 Slamming in Gear update [jrlun78]
May 07, 2010 (6:15 pm)
so it sounds like what is being described is my problem exactly....I have a 2001 XC, now with 202K miles on it...and it's behaving as everyone above indicates...I just dropped 4K to have the front end rebuilt....all needed, check engine light is now off...but the performance is dropping like a stone...and it still does the slam into gear and hates, hates stop and go city traffic...
I am afraid the only option is to rebuild the tranny...any thoughts????
#40 of 41 Re: 2001 XC V70 Slamming in Gear update [bhaktigirl]
Jul 06, 2010 (5:23 pm)
well after having my car at my mechanic .....i told them that the issue only happened when the temp of the engine was cold...which we all know only lasts for a couple of minutes..it works great until it reaches its full boil...which is only minutes after cold....but like i have said before my issues are not all the time when the engine is at full boil ......so my mechanic has said i should take it for the software update ....which i will ....after paying for the inspection...lol ....but i love my car ...i really do ....foreal
#41 of 41 2000 XC70 cvvt solenoid repaired
Jan 23, 2011 (8:21 am)
Purchased this car one year ago today. Timing belt was replaced before we picked it up. The car only had 102,000 miles on it at that time. We have made numerous repairs on the car, but still liked the ride. In Dec. 2010 the check engine light came on with a P1332 code. Did some research and had the CVVT solenoid replaced. Also, put new brakes and tires on. About $1500 for all of this. Did all the work the week of Christmas. Last Sunday, while driving on the highway the car lost all power, coasted to what seemed like the safest spot to stop. My husband looked under the hood and saw that the springs holding the timing belt let go. Now I'm told by my repair person that it's not good and we're looking at $2500 to $3000 in repairs. His advice is to get rid of it, but we don't have the money for a different car.
One of my questions is, do you think when the solenoid was replaced could that have caused the tension spring problem? Also, opinon on fixing the vehicle, we have so much into it all ready. It's a beatiful car otherwise.