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Question Answered: transmission problem
December 24, 2009, 10:40 AM
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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Car Review: 1999 Volvo V70 XC
December 26, 2009, 01:46 PM
I recently purchased a 1999 Volvo V70 Cross Country that has 81K original miles. It appears to be in excellent condition inside and out except for a small oil leak at the turbo return pipe. The dealer I purchased it from is repairing the problem. Since this seems to be a common problem and does not pose a major problem I am very pleased with the vehicle overall. I bought the V70 as a commuter car and drive 98 miles round trip each day. Mileage is about 22.5 highway with 87 octane fuel. I plan to try 91 octane on my next fill-up to check for any significant increase in mileage.
Car Review: 2002 Volvo V70 XC
December 24, 2009, 10:58 AM
When the car is cold and shifting to drive, there is a delay before going into gear. After the transmission has warmed up from driving the problem seems to go away.
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