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Volvo Transmissions Guide

Volvo transmissions vary by model and year, so here’s a guide to help identify which transmission your Volvo has.

Volvo Automatic Transmissions 1980s – 2000s

Model Year Engine Size Trans Type Transmission Model
240 1985-1992 AW70
240 1992-93 L4 2.3L 4 Spd RWD A42DL (03-70L)
260 1980-1982 BW55
740 1985-1994 AW70L
740 1990-1994 AW72L
740 1990-92 L4 2.3L 4 Spd RWD A42DL (03-70L)
740 1990-92 L4 2.3L (W/Turbo) 4 Spd RWD A43DL (03-71)
740 1990-92 L4 2.3L 4 Spd RWD A44DL (03-72L)
850 1993-97 L5 2.3L 2.4L 4 Spd FWD 50-40 (AW50-40)
940 1991-1994 AW71L
940 1992-95 L4 2.3L (W/Turbo) 4 Spd RWD A43DL (03-71)
960 1992-1994 AW40(A340E)
960 1992-97 L6 2.9L 4 Spd RWD A341E (30-40LE)
120, 140, 160, 240, 1800 1964-1975 BW35
240, 260 1974-1983 BW55
740 Diesel 8/1984-1988 ZF4HP22
740 Turbo 1985-1994 AW71,L
740, 760, 780 1986-1988 ZF4HP22
740, 780 1984-1991 AW70
760 Turbo Diesel E1983-1984 BW55
760, 780 1985-1990 AW71
C70 1998-00 L5 2.3L 2.4L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
C70 2001-04 L5 2.3L 2.4L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
Cross Country 2002 L5 2.4L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
S40 2000 L4 1.9L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
S40 2001-04 L4 1.9L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
S40 2005-06 L5, 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
S40 2005-06 L5 2.4L 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-51
S60 2001 L5 2.3L 2.4L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
S60 2003-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
S60 2003-06 L5 2.4L 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
S60 R 2006 L5 2.5L 6 Spd AWD TBD
S70 2000 L5 2.4L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
S70 2000 L5 2.4L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
S70 1998-00 L5 2.3L 2.4L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
S80 1999-04 L5 2.4L 2.5L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
S80 2004-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
S80 2004-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
S90 1997-98 L6 2.9L 4 Spd RWD A341E (30-40LE)
V40 2000 L4 1.9L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
V40 2001-04 L4 1.9L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
V50 2005-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
V50 2005-06 L5 2.4L 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
V70 1998-00 L5 2.3L 2.4L 4 Spd FWD AW50-42LE
V70 1998-00 L5 2.3L 2.4L 2.5L 4 Spd AWD AW50-42LE
V70 2000-05 L5 2.3L 2.4L 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
V70 R 2000 L5 2.4L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
V70 2000-06 L5 2.3L 2.4L 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN
V70 R 2006 L5 2.5L 6 Spd AWD TBD
V90 1997-98 L6 2.9L 4 Spd RWD A341E (30-40LE)
XC70 2003-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
XC90 2006 V8 4.4L 6 Spd AWD AWTF80SC
XC90 2003-05 L6 2.9L 4 Spd AWD A341E (30-40LE)
XC90 2003-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd AWD AW55-50
XC90 2003-06 L5 2.5L 5 Spd FWD AW55-50SN

Volvo transmission AW55-50


Would a 2006 Volvo XC90 t6 transmission fit in a 2003 Volvo XC90 t6?

I have a 2006 volvo s60 2.5lt 55-50SN. Automatic transmission. I M looking for a gearbox. Can someone help me???

Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

Hi i have a 2001 xc70 2.3 will the trainsmition fit 2004 xc70 2.5

I have a 2001 V70XC that recently had the valve body rebuilt and a cooler added to the transmission to help prolong the life. But then it sat for several months with a dead battery and now the car shifts up and down way to fast. It isn’t throwing any codes for the transmission right now. The shop just applied the adaptations and suggested taking it to a volvo dealer for a “flash”. I am leary of doing this because it’s almost 200.00. I realize this is much, much cheaper then a new tranny. So I am looking for some helpful advice. Unsure I’m getting the best answers yet.

That looks a lot like the GM Power glide transmission.
Does GM. still make auto transmission for Volvo. I have a 1999 S80 2.9 around 135k milage, never had a problem except for the SRS URGENT message that no one can find why it always comes back,but that’s another story.
Over the past few months i have been replacing everything that can wear down suspension bushings brakes shocks struts lots of engine parts I’m in my shop now finishing up with new timing belt,serpentine and all parts that the belts run or use.well this isn’t getting the water pump off,I happened to be building a THING 400 for a custom rod I’m building and the caught my eye. BTW. you guy’s are awesome, with Volvo anyways. I bought a 2005 s40t5 awd…always wanted a Volvo but,lots of dealer only problems.First moving the automatic to the right engaging W,I FIND NO ABILITY TO MANUALLY SHIFT AS I SHOULD,VEHICLE DRIVES WELL,BUT THIS FUNCTION IS NOT WORKING.PLEASE TELL ME ITS A FAULTY SWITCH AND NOT A BAD TRANSMISSION.ALSO RECENTLY LEARNED I HAVE TO REMOVE GAS PEDAL TO CHANGE CABIN AIR FILTER WTF!and while Im here,am/fm radio reception is nonexistant to screwy.Any ifo would be appreciated.The first and last time I went to Volvo dealer it cost me 140$ to tell me I DIDNT NEED SOFTWARE UPDATE!

I have 2004 s60r the all wheel drive isn’t in gaging took it to a Trans shop they said it showed code 76 low voltage in the tcm but not sure on the fix
Any help would be greatlyappreciated

Emerson Hinds says:

I have a 1991Volvo 740 gl, when I drive for about half an hour or more and stop for any reason the car is a little slower in moving off and the gears take much longer to change. Next problem if or when I stop and change to park or peverse, when I return to drive the vehicle would not move for a few seconds, the hotter the vehicle the longer the delay, most times I have to keep one foot on the brakes and the other gas pedal to speed up the movement the reverse is perfect no problem can someone give me a heads up on what the problem and best solution is. Thanks!!!

At the first sign of any trouble whatsoever in the transmissions in 01 and up, dump the car as fast as you can, they are junk and Volvo knew it to begin with. No software upgrade is going to be helpful at all, get out while you can, trade it, burn it, whatever you choose.

Wondering about the jerk in the transmission on my v70t5 . is there a software update available for this car .

Got a volvo 850, I have to use it in 3rd position because if I use it in D the trans arrow flashes when it goes to 4th gear. Th obd II shows code 322 (wrong gear ratio) what does it means exactly? Thanks

how can i check level transmission fluid on my volvo s40 t5 awd 2006,engine most be runing or no?and to fil up if its need it?

Not in North America ;-).

S80 models are not L-5 engines!

John MacKay says:

my 1997 V90, is stuck in Park. Brake light comes on, so not a blown fuse in the circuit. Button on gear select lever won’t budge. Car is parked on an incline, but has lived at this location for years. Several times during last months, all power accessories won’t work on initial start up, so turn off then turn on and symptoms go away. Today, it’s the gear select

Jerry Arseneau says:

I totalled my 1999 Volvo S80 and I want to use the motor in a RWD project; what transmission would bolt up to the motor? (5 or 6 speed manual)

rick lagun says:

how can i check a transmission fluid on my 2006 s40 t5

Matdesign84 says:

@ FlygmashV70 yes there is on the versions made from 2001-03 there is a software update available free from the dealer. These cars are known at a ticking time bomb where the trans is concerned.

Matdesign84 says:

I was wondering if anyone would be able to cross reference these trans for those of us who want to for example, put a 6 speed in out 850’s and didn’t know the S60R trans will bolt right on.

Doug ODell says:

I have a 99 S70 T5 the transmission will not shift into 4th gear the solinold is clicking but the transmission is not shifting, it has been flushed but did not help
Any thoughts or solutions?

FlygmashV70 says:

Is there a recall on V70 transmission?

To Nick Muresa,
Have you tried holding your foot on the brakes? If so check your brake light switch, this also knocks out cruise control if faulty.

nick muresan says:

I have a 2002 S 60 Volvo 2.5 The automatic stick shift is locked in Parking position.I checked the fuse 10 A is still good, I moved the searing wheel, still nothing. Please help me in solving this PROBLEM.
Thanks A LOT.

my s70 is 1998 turbu 2000cc i haven’t changed the tranmission oil for long time then i got the fault light and the shift arrow was emmeting..i checked with volvo garage i got the massage…lock up funtion..and they erased the lights..then the same fault came back.. i changed the tranmission oil and the arrow light went off..after 100km the 2 light came back and arrow light went off after one i have to change the transmission oil again as i put 4.5 liters only

Lloyd Phipps says:

this issue is on a 2001 s40 1.9T

Lloyd Phipps says:

I was wondering about the issue the jerk in the transmission. When putting in drive and reverse, there is a sharp jerk and a loud noise,,, there is also a slight delay.. Any advice on this issue

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