Transmission Fluid and Volvo S40/V50, C30 & C70

P1 Family Auto Transmission Advice And Diy -

Wondering if you need to change the transmission fluid in your P1 generation — 2004-2012 — Volvo S40/V50? MVS user cleve33 had a similar question after his mechanic recommended every 30k miles and worrying it was just a cash grab. Turning to the good people of the MVS forum, he asked how often to change […]

Repairing a AW55-50SN Transmission in a 2001 V70

AW55-50 internals

A whining, turbine sound is a common characteristic of a failing Volvo (or any) transmission. This occurs when the transmission is starved of trans fluid. MVS Contributor Precopster has a 2001 V70 T5 (a turbo) and guess what? Whining sound, no forward or reverse. Here Mike (Precopster) details his efforts to avoid replacing the transmission by draining […]

The Birth, Life & Death of an XC90 T6

Ok, that title was a little dramatic, but that’s the idea. MVS member XVTer bought a 2004 XC90 T6 a few years ago for his wife. In between the buying date and selling date he posted some of the best tune-up, Stage 0 and restoration info for XC90s I’ve ever seen. This is his XC90 T6 story. […]

Volvo XC90 3.2 Transmission Flush DIY

MVS Volvo Forums member skippyxc90 scores a touchdown (hey, it’s Superbowl 49 in 3 days) with this outstanding Volvo XC90 3.2 Transmission Flush DIY. He performed it on his 2008 XC90. Save a few hundred dollars by doing it yourself. Here’s how. I’m about to perform a complete transmission flush. These are the steps that […]

Volvo Engine Oil Change — The Easy Way

I wrote a short and sweet DIY for Oil Change using wood ramps and no need to jack the car up. Basically as sweet and simple as possible! You can do this for under 30 minutes. [Have a newer Volvo? See this S80, S60 and V70 2001+ Oil Change DIY forum topic.] NOTE: Best is […]

Change 740/760 Transmission Fluid? How Much?

Change 740/760 Transmission Fluid? How Much? When I bought the car, it had ~112,000 miles, now it has about 116,000. I am unsure of what transmission maintenance was performed (if any other than adding fluid) before the car came into my possession. Thus, I worry that newer fluid with new detergents could cause issues. I […]

S80 1G 6Cyl Auto Transmission Fluid & Filter Change How-To

This is for the first generation S80 cars that use the GM 4T65E automatic transmission. Volvo says that the fluid in these transmissions is “lifetime.” What does that mean? I think it means just long enough to get out of warranty so that it’s not their problem anymore. These transmissions fail at a very high […]

Change S80 Transmission Fluid?

s80 transmission fluid

I have a 2000 S80 T6 with 126K on it and I’m sure the fluid has never been changed. The color of the fluid is a light brown, about the color of new motor oil. Is this the color it is suppose to be and should I worry about changing it?