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2000 s70 automatic transmission

Post by chubby1975 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:54 pm

I own a 2000 S70. I cannot find the transmission dipstick or where to put the transmission fluid in. Please advise!! Thanks

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Re: 2000 s70 automatic transmission

Post by abscate » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:29 am

Volvo manuals are free online, see here, Chapter 8 , Underhood

https://volvo.custhelp.com/app/manuals/ ... /om_id/842
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Re: 2000 s70 automatic transmission

Post by Herb Goltz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:26 am

Be sure to check what type of transmission fluid you need-- the normally-aspirated cars have the 5 sp auto, the turbo still has the 4 sp (unless the car is an R model). The 5 sp needs JWS-3309 compliant fluid, which includes Toyota IV fluid, which is much cheaper.

The stick is tiny and yellow and is pretty well concealed by things above it.
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Re: 2000 s70 automatic transmission  Topic is solved

Post by scot850 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 am

Dipstick is hidden under the wiring harness below the air intake snorkel. Remove the snorkel at the right side of radiator (when viewed from the front of the car) to the air box. Then look down the side of the radiator and you will see the wiring harness running diagonally to under the radiator. Beneath that you will see a short yellow dipstick. It is held in by a spring clip which you need to push back to remove.

You fill oil through the dipstick hole. I use a clear plastic tube attached to a small funnel and it needs to be filled slowly.

Check oil when transmission is hot only. cold reading is not very accurate.

Be careful with the dipstick as the get brittle with age. I broke mine and had a devil of a job fishing the remainder out of the hole!

I am assuming like the guys said it is a non-turbo model (base/NA) with the 5-speed. If it is an 'R' it is a challenge to get too as you have the turbo pipework in the way.

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Re: 2000 s70 automatic transmission

Post by ecbsykes » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:49 am

scot850 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 am
Check oil when transmission is hot only. cold reading is not very accurate.
Worth also noting that it needs to checked with the engine running, on a level surface. I agree with checking it hot.
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