July 12, 2013

Automatic to Manual Transmission Swap

MVS Member darylrobert recently provided a description with photos of an automatic to manual transmission swap on his 1998 V70t.  In replacing the M56 gearbox, he removed the drive shafts along with the hub, opting not to use the manual drive shaft due to it not being in great condition.   His photos in the forum post also show jack placement and what the transmission looks like with the flywheel removed.  Daryl says, ”I used a 11/16 AF socket which didn’t damage the socket or bolts.  I don’t see why it is recommended to remove the starter motor.”


my 98 V70t manual swap progress

  1. Standard (manual) Transmission Swap
  2. Volvo Auto Transmission to Manual Conversion
  3. S70 / V70 front seat swap to 850
  4. Transmission Slow to Shift Into Drive
  5. Volvo Repair Manual CD-ROMs
Tags auto to manual swap, transmission, transmission conversion, V70
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