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Transmission fluid type for my 2001 Volvo V70T

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Transmission fluid type for my 2001 Volvo V70T

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Hello all Aaron here coming to you from Monterey Bay Ca new to this site i have owned over eight different Volvos this is my newest yet owner of a 2001 Volvo V70T im changing radiator on the car lost a little tranny fluid diconnecting trans lines whay type of transmission fluid do i need to top it off after i reassemble everything? Also what type of coolant? Manual says AW5. Transmission oil ? Never heard of this i was also told dextron 3 and. ATF TOYOTA TYPE 4 ? Dont know whats in car now just bought it two weeks ago any advice appreciated thanks guys !
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Re: Transmission fluid type for my 2001 Volvo V70T

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DO NOT use Dex/Merc tranny fluid. Proper fluid type is JWS 3309 which can be purchased from (of course) the Volvo dealership or the Toyota dealership as ATF Type4. Reason why you can use the Toyota stuff: Volvo uses an Aisan AW55 transmission, similar to that found in certain Toyota models. Aisan is the tranny manufacturer and they are the ones who specify the fluid type. Note, you can get it from IPDusa as well, click the link above to support this site: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/10543/1 ... nsmissions

Coolant is a dealer only item IMHO. The Volvo coolant is excellent and will give many many years of trouble and corrosion free service. You could use modern OAT type coolant from another manufacturer but won't save any $$ and might have some incompatibility so why bother. DO NOT use all-purpose coolant you'll find at O'Reilly's or other such auto stores.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/11221/1 ... ze-coolant

Did you replace the o-rings on the tranny lines going to the radiator? Cheap insurance....
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5777/11 ... l-kit-1999

And while I'm at it, Power steering fluid is not Dex/Merc type ATF. It's a special type; Pentosin CHF-11 or CHF-202. Surprisingly O'Reilly stocks Pentosin CHF-11 fluid.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5743/11 ... ring-fluid
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Mobil 3309 or Toyota Type 1V (same fluid) THAT'S IT!
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Liqui Molly 1200 is also compatible.
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Anything JWS3309-compliant will move your car, but you'll have at least slight jolts. This gearbox likes only original Volvo ATF.
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He just needs to add a bit so why are you people giving him other options?
NEVER MIX FLUIDS, use 3309 or Type4 which is what is in there
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I mixed original, Amsoil, Mobil 3309, Idemitsu Type-TLS, Valvoline MaxLife. Now back on original ATF (1161640), transmission works very fine.
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Re: Transmission fluid type for my 2001 Volvo V70T

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Thanks for the reply everyone i did not replace the o- rings on transmission lines it seems like after i replaced radiator and lost a little tranny fluid the transmission now has very slight shifting flares coming to a stop more so in stop and go traffic and between 2nd and 3rd gear perfectly smooth on the highway and shifts fine as long as im not in stop and go traffic to long any help appreciated thanks !!
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