2002 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volvo C70
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2002 Volvo C70 ProblemsHard shifting from transmission and other issues
Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.
There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.
Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.
2002 Volvo C70 QuestionsTransmission gear box location (1 answer)
Have had my local shop send the module for repair and still the car acts the same.
The only way I can use the car is by taking out the fuse for the module. Before I had it supposedly repaired the only solution I found was just to drive the car with its problems and eventually
the problem wen...
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