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Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair?

Post by equiprx » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:09 pm

I am having some non critical leaking on my 2002 V70, 2.4t.
The exploded diagram you have shows a gasket between the case and the steel cover on the front.
Volvo said there is no gasket on my 2002 trans.
Is that correct??? And why is the dipstick located directly below two hot hoses????
That makes hard to see and not possible to check level when the engine is warm.
When I brought it to the local mechanic he wanted approx $600 to repair.
If that was the only issue with the car it might make sense.
Since I don't have any resources I thought I might try it myself.
Two of the Torx fasteners cannot be accessed without removing the trans.

cuhfs wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:04 pm
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Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair?

Post by oragex » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:56 pm

Is that really leaking? Maybe with a cold transmission, just rub a little the sealant where it leaks, clean nicely with some brake cleaner, then apply some rtv from the outside. Should make a decent fix. That cover is sealed with sealant and yours has been removed and the valve body repaired, so hang on it. Don't bring it to that mechanic, you may leave with it working worse than before (some mechanics like to keep good parts for themselves when they find one). Really no need to start removing that cover, you need to lower the subframe plus a few other troubles.

As for the dipstick, well you are not the only one who doesn't like a 2nd degree burn just to check the transmission oil. Maybe when the engine is cold, try to move those hoses or place something to keep them tossed away, so later on it's easier to check. Gloves also help ;)


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Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair?

Post by equiprx » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Thanks for the info, suggestions and humor.
I don't know exactly where the leak is.
So far, monitoring it is the best I can do.
The offending hot hoses are too rigid or held fast to move.
I'm thinking It would be easier to bend the dip stick tube to the right.
The tube is fairly stout so I'm not going to do that on the car.



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Re: AW55-50SN woes-easy to repair?

Post by firstv70volvo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:21 am

equiprx wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:09 pm
And why is the dipstick located directly below two hot hoses????
That makes hard to see and not possible to check level when the engine is warm.
cuhfs wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:04 pm

Here's what I do now to check the transmission fluid level. I have a 2001 Volvo V70, not sure if this works the same for all years or the XC70 model.

Remove the cold air intake snorkel between top of radiator and air filter box. It just pulls out so no big deal. This provides extra room needed to use both arms/hands, which I now use to check the fluid level.

Loop a large nylon cable tie around the lower radiator hose. This loose fitting loop creates a handle and allows pulling the lower radiator hose to the right and giving a more direct shot at the dipstick. Previously I would push the lower radiator hose to the left and pull out the dipstick but it was still at an angle and I would bend the dipstick, not to mention the hose is hot. Using heavy gloves is really cumbersome, especially with a fragile plastic dipstick.

Now I use the cable tie looped around the lower radiator hose to pull the hose slightly to the right with my right hand, which enables pulling the dipstick straight out with my left hand and then insert it back in the same way. It also provides a better view of the dipstick with the hose pulled to the right. This has worked out much better for me while trying to get just the right ATF level when hot.



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