Transmission Fluid Flush

Vacuum Transmission Fluid 2001-2007 Volvos

MVS Volvo Forums Contributor Jimmy57 and others discuss how to get transmission fluid out of 2001-2007 V70 and XC70, and other P2 type Volvos. If you have no way to put car up on stands or on ramps then you could suck it out through dipstick. I have had these transmissions apart and the dipstick […]

XC90 3.2 V8 Transmission Flush, Incremental, or Don’t Touch?

I just did mine on my 2008 3.2. It has the same trans as yours…the Aisin TF-80SC. At 64K, the fluid was dark as used engine oil…it needed it. It has no dipstick, so you need to be careful how you do it. I had a couple of S70’s and always did the fluid transfer/flush via the oil cooler line…so simple.

Volvo S60: Sorting out ETM vs Transmission Problems

Installing a new rebuilt transmission without doing the following is fruitless: Full transmission fluid flush Go to a dealer or Volvo indie shop to get rid of the stop neutral transmission “feature” Clear and reset all the adaptions And do a new drive cycle Whenever the transmission is overhauled or replaced, the valve body is […]

V70 – Replacing B4 Servo Cover Fixes Shift Flaring

MVS Forum member T5AUS did a┬átransmission fluid flush (commonly called a Drain and Fill) on his 2001 V70 T5, and topped up with 3309 fluid, which virtually cured all the erratic shift flaring. But he was still getting odd flares in the lower rev range. So what did he do? He bit the bullet and […]

How Often Should You Flush Your Transmission Fluid?

I have been flushing my ATF (as opposed to a Transmission Drain & Fill… in other words: where I disconnect the cooler hose and flush ATF) using the following guidelines: Mobil Synthetic ATF (It take about 9-10 qts for a flush). Every 20K miles. Is this too excessive and not needed? How often do you […]