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2005 Volvo S40 Question: what transmission fluid and power steering fluid should i use?



graciegoodface, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Paramount, CA, October 19, 2011, 16:05

what type of transmission fluid and power steering fluid should i use on my car?
also if im putting in new transmission fluid, should i do a transmission fluid wash, is that nessasery since i dont know what exact oil was used before?

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    The Swedish Mechanic (18 Answers) , Irvine, CA - (949) 273-2905
    swedish October 19, 2011, 16:45

    you need to use fluid part # 1161540 or trans fluid Mobil 3306 or the equivalent. As far as power steering fluid, use pentosin chf 202. Yes, I'd recommend that you do a complete transmission fluid flush so all old fluid gets removed and replaced with new.

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    Rusnak Pasadena Volvo, October 19, 2011, 18:14

    The Swedish Mechanic is correct. Follow those guidelines.

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    graciegoodface, October 21, 2011, 17:53

    thanks, i just ordered the CHF 202 now i can get the transmission fluid ;)

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