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2002 V70 XC tranny flare, have Vida no codes, advice prior to buying solenoid/vlavebody

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Re: 2002 V70 XC tranny flare, have Vida no codes, advice prior to buying solenoid/vlavebody

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I would look at the TransGo kit for clues as to your issues. It sounds like you may have some leaking in the valve body causing pressure to not build up. So when you force the shift via Geartronic - you are working around the issue.

I don't see why not either. Although on a VW, with a ZF transmission, I had a similar issue and it was an internal part that was broken. If you didn't see any metal sparkle when you did your drain and fill then you most likely have a worn bore. The TransGo kit has some updates/fixes for this - that is why I recommend you looking at their write up for clues. A guy on YouTube does some tear downs on this transmission and mentions various items. May be worth watching.

The valve body job is not very difficult to do.
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Re: 2002 V70 XC tranny flare, have Vida no codes, advice prior to buying solenoid/vlavebody

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well my linkage had also fallen apart and the dealer wanted $500+ to replace the linkage. I was able to get the kit for $10 and spent about 2 hours getting it fully installed and now it's as tight as can be and it's a joy to drive in this mode. Well worth it.
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Re: 2002 V70 XC tranny flare, have Vida no codes, advice prior to buying solenoid/vlavebody

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SuperHerman wrote: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:25 pm I would look at the TransGo kit for clues as to your issues. It sounds like you may have some leaking in the valve body causing pressure to not build up. So when you force the shift via Geartronic - you are working around the issue.

I don't see why not either. Although on a VW, with a ZF transmission, I had a similar issue and it was an internal part that was broken. If you didn't see any metal sparkle when you did your drain and fill then you most likely have a worn bore. The TransGo kit has some updates/fixes for this - that is why I recommend you looking at their write up for clues. A guy on YouTube does some tear downs on this transmission and mentions various items. May be worth watching.

The valve body job is not very difficult to do.
Got it. thanks. My fluid was not that dirty and I didn't see much if any silver particles. I think for me as i enter a busy travel time for work I don't have the time to crawl under but I will eventually do the VB kit and post back my results. As of now, drives great in geartronic mode.
06 XC90 175K current daily driver
02 V70 XC 135K sons daily driver
05 XC90 251K current daily driver
Volvo's that were driven and flipped:
92 240DL 215K
01 V70 TMU
00 S70 100K
99 V70 189K
94 940 136K
92 240 GL wagon TMU
85 240 DL 196K
90 240 DL 169K
95 850 wagon 250K
99 S70 135K
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Re: 2002 V70 XC tranny flare, have Vida no codes, advice prior to buying solenoid/vlavebody

Post by aaron1611 »

topic not solved but interestingly the volvo is starting to learn the adaptive mode that I did a couple of months ago. less flaring now. Hmm, good I guess but interesting still.
06 XC90 175K current daily driver
02 V70 XC 135K sons daily driver
05 XC90 251K current daily driver
Volvo's that were driven and flipped:
92 240DL 215K
01 V70 TMU
00 S70 100K
99 V70 189K
94 940 136K
92 240 GL wagon TMU
85 240 DL 196K
90 240 DL 169K
95 850 wagon 250K
99 S70 135K
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