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2004 xc90 2.5T adding transmission fluid Topic is solved

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2004 xc90 2.5T adding transmission fluid

Post by eapowers64 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:34 am

I need to add some transmission fluid as I lost about a 1/2 qt when I replaced the radiator. On this car, I don't see a dipstick. However, underneath the fuse box in the engine bay is a really large bolt on top of the transmission. Is that where I add? Does anyone know the size of that bolt? Finally, how do I know when I am at the proper level?

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Re: 2004 xc90 2.5T adding transmission fluid  Topic is solved

Post by wanderdüne » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:18 am

Don't touch that bolt. Yes, there is a dipstick, remove the air intake from the radiator support and look down under the small hoses. It's there, yellow dipstick.

Not positive, but reasonably sure you will end your transmission if you undo that top bolt.

*edit: looks like if that top bolt is removed, you lose 3rd gear and would need a rebuild.



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Re: 2004 xc90 2.5T adding transmission fluid

Post by eapowers64 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:39 pm

As we used to say in the Navy - disregard my last transmission (no pun intended). I am just a fool who did not look hard enough the first time! The dipstick in underneath the lower engine coolant hose.

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