transmission problem on 2002 Volvo V70 XC

transmission jerks on take off and shifts after easing off accelerator. I had fluid changed still have the same problem 47,000k

by in Newark, NJ on December 05, 2009
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ANSWER by on December 06, 2009
You may be having internal transmission problems, first I would get it checked to see if it has the latest software in the transmission control module. There are software updates that often address some of the shifting issues that this model has.
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COMMENT by on December 24, 2009
Hey Mike, good advice in general, but this transmission doesn't have a replaceable transmission filter, does it?
COMMENT by on December 24, 2009
Mike, I totally agree with both your points. Who would make a transmission without a filter? Aisan Warner, that's who! These vehicles had several updates to the software, so hopefully the person has had the transmission module updated. You have a Merry Christmas as well!
ANSWER by on December 24, 2009
Try these two things. First, make sure you have a complete transmission service performed. In other words, the filter is changed and the fluid is replaced in the torque converter also. This is a full transmission service and requires dropping the transmission pan to gain access to those two items. Simply using a transmission flushing machine does not change the fluid in the torque converter and leaves a dirty filter. Too many times people complain of their transmission's slipping after a transmission fluid change. However, if the filter and fluid inside of torque converter are not changed, you may experience slipping. In fact, you have gained little and only put new fluid in with old fluid and are still using a dirty filter. This should be performed on a regular basis between 25K and 30K miles. Of course have a software update done as "bretb" suggested. Much of the time these things will correct this type of problem and are the most economical way to avoid problems later. If none of this works, then you may have a more serious transmison problem internally.
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COMMENT by on December 24, 2009
bretb . . .Upon researching a little more it appears this model transmission has no filter. It could be a small part of the problematic transmission history! I will be more careful the next time. Thanks! I do however, recommend a filter change at regular intervals on other vehicles. Merry Christmas!
ANSWER by on March 04, 2010
transmition filter kit
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ANSWER by on March 31, 2010
Since your car is newer with less miles try checking tranny fluid level. After stopping from a trip and tranny is hot, step on brake and shift through all gears a few times. Check your tranny fluid level and it should be in HOT zone. Add fluid when needed and repeat the next day until fluid level stablizes. My car had the same problem and got fixed using this method. Good luck!
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