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XC90 Transfer Box & Rear Diff Fluid Change

Need some Fluid Change info?

MVS Forum user Tiny Tim 077 has some maintenance questions about his XC90‘s AWD system. Forum members happily provided some answers. An excerpt:


  • Angle Gear Chain Drive Fluid: Volvo P/N: 1161745 [API GL-4 75W-80]
  • Bevel Gear Fluid (Front Angle Gear): Volvo P/N: 31259380 [API GL-5 75W-90]
  • Haldex Fluid (Contraption In Front of Rear Axle): [unsure on P/N]
  • Rear Differential (Rear Axle Housing): Volvo P/N: 1161620 [API GL-5 80W]

XC90 transfer box & rear diff fluid change

Bonus! More about the XC90

The Volvo XC90 is a full-size luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars since 2002 and now in its second generation.

The first generation was introduced at the 2002 North American International Auto Show and used the Volvo P2 platform shared with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. It was manufactured at Volvo’s Torslandaverken. Volvo moved production equipment of the first generation to China and ended Swedish production at the end of 2014, renaming the car as the Volvo XC Classic (or Volvo XC90 Classic).

At the end of 2014, the second generation XC90 was introduced. It is based on a new global platform, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Both generations of the XC90 have won Motor Trend‘s SUV of the Year award in their debuts.

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How to do Fluid Change on Volvo V-70 AWD Transfer Box & Rear Diff ?

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