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2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by kallekula » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:11 pm

I've been on this awesome forum for quite a while now. It has helped me a lot with sorting out all weird problems I had on my car. My transmission has been acting up for a couple of months and recently it just gave up. The car has 240K on it so I guess it was time. Tried finding a used one but it was hard. I have the AW55-50SN five speed one in my 2000 S70 which is not very common I guess. Called a transmission shop i was recommended and they quoted me $2950 for the job so I decided to give it a shot myself. One of the clutch packages was totally burnt out and I also found a steel plate in the pump that was cracked. Gonna buy the overhaul kit and replace the broken parts. Wish me good luck :)
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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by abscate » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:03 am

What documentation are you using for this gutsy project? I always thought you needed a huge array of custom tools to do a transmission disassembly and that is wasn't a DIY project....


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by Ozark Lee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:43 am

If you look around there are ATSG service manuals floating around. I snagged one off of a Russian server but that was for a AW50-42. The rebuild kits are pricey, as are the other hard parts, but they are certainly cheaper than $2900.00.

For the 4 speed, the price of the rebuild kit exceeds the price of a good used transmission.

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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by precopster » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:36 am

There's currently an eBay seller providing frictions (not steels) for just over $106USD. I also have an AW55-50SN from a '01 XC on the bench which requires frictions and had a cracked C1-C2 drum. Slow going as I save for the parts.

The valve body rebuild kits from Transgo are great. Be sure to perform this as well to ensure longevity of your rebuild.


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by wheelsup » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:47 am

This would be a great addition to this web site. I still have my old AW50-42LE I would like to recondition. Lee, could you post that rebuild manual for it?

Has anyone found a ring kit for the NA 2.4? Rebuilding the tranny and engine, you could make these cars last quite a while. I can only find rings for the 2.3 turbo.

OP, good luck, take lots of pictures and please do a write-up on this!


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by kallekula » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:13 pm

Yes i'm planning to do the solenoids and the valve body also. The overhaul kit basically contains o-rings and gaskets. Know of a place up in Anaheim that sells individual parts for this transmission. Probably not cheap but when its done it will be as good as new (I hope...). My guess is that the clutch burned up because of old/hardened orings.
Taking it a part is a no-brainer except getting the snap ring off the transfer gear. I have a friend that has the ATSG book on it which will come in handy because its all a mess of unorganized parts right know.


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by precopster » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:42 pm

wheelsup wrote:
Has anyone found a ring kit for the NA 2.4? Rebuilding the tranny and engine, you could make these cars last quite a while. I can only find rings for the 2.3 !
Last time I looked at the Hastings cattalogue they had 2.4 rings but that was over 2 years ago.


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by scot850 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:39 pm

If you give up on trying to repair, have you tried V and S dismantlers? They are in California:

http://www.vandsautodismantlers.com/

They are in Rancho Cordova (?) east of Sacramento.

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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by precopster » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:06 pm

The early 5 speeds on the P80 don't share the valve body with later ones and are rare. I'd go with the rebuild but that's just the way I'm inclined.


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Re: 2000 S70 Transmission project

Post by Ozark Lee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:40 pm

wheelsup wrote:This would be a great addition to this web site. I still have my old AW50-42LE I would like to recondition. Lee, could you post that rebuild manual for it?

Has anyone found a ring kit for the NA 2.4? Rebuilding the tranny and engine, you could make these cars last quite a while. I can only find rings for the 2.3 turbo.

OP, good luck, take lots of pictures and please do a write-up on this!
My guess is that Matt would rapidly have a cease and desist slapped on him if I tried to upload it. ATSG tends to defend their copyrights vigorously. The link to the .ru site came up with a Google search for "Aisin AW 50-42le repair" and it was on the first page. They don't exactly have gigabit speed off of the server but it was only a few minutes to download it.

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'96 Platinum Edition Turbo
Previous:
1999 V70XC - Nautic Blue - Totaled while parked.
1999 V70XC - RIP - Wrecked Parts Car.
1998 S70 T5
1996 850 N/A
1989 740 GLT
1986 740 GLT
1972 142 Grand Luxe

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