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How Smooth Should S80 Automatic Gearbox Be?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on the Volvo S80 model. Sometimes called an "executive car", the S80 was and continues to be Volvo's top-of-the-line passenger car.
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How Smooth Should S80 Automatic Gearbox Be?

Post by Tuningdrew » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:38 am

How smooth should Volvo S80 2005 5-speed automatic gearbox ideally be?
Form time to time I feel gear changes, especially from second to third. It's definately not rough but you feel the gear has changed.

Is this kind of behaviour normal or is it a sing of upcoming gearbox problems?



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Re: How Smooth Should S80 Automatic Gearbox Be?

Post by matthew1 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:28 pm

If a gear change is noticeably different than the others, it's not right. Doesn't mean it's time for a new transmission, catastrophe, etc., just that your instinct is correct. There are many threads here discussing S80 transmissions.

S80 Transmission Rebuild In-Car DIY
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/s80-t ... r-diy.html

Jun 13, 2014 ... Documentation on S80 Transmission Rebuild In-Car DIY. MVS Forums user Oly 850 was getting a P0756 code.
2004 s80 transmission slip- where to add repair fluid - Volvo Forums
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A friend said a transmission repair fluid gave him a couple more months out of a transmission that was slipping badly. Thought I'd give it a try.
Change S80 Transmission Fluid?
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/chang ... fluid.html

Dec 31, 2005 ... When it comes to changing your s80 transmission fluid you want to be sure whether or not the fluid actually needs to be changed out.
Volvo Transmissions Guide - 1980s to 2000s XC90, V70, XC70 and ...
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/volvo ... ions-guide

All Volvo transmissions, their year, their engine pairing, their type and their model number, from the ... S80, 1999-04, L5 2.4L 2.5L, 4 Spd FWD, AW50-42LE.
S80 1G 6Cyl Auto Transmission Fluid & Filter Change How-To ...
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This is for the first generation S80 cars that use the GM 4T65E automatic transmission. Volvo says that the fluid in these transmissions is ...
2002 VOLVO S80 T6 TRANSMISSION PROBLEM - Volvo Forums
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I PURCHASED MY VEHICLE IN OCTOBER 2008 WITH A 30 DAY WARRANTY. MY CAR STARTED SURGING AND HESITATING WHEN I ...
2001 S80 Transmission Issue - Volvo Forums
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Hey guys! I'm new here, and have quite a bit of experience working on Volvo's, but I have gotten a fixer-upper S80 for a heck of a price, and it ...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 Question for transmission fluid flush - Volvo ...
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