Question about 2000 Volvo S40
I would change out the transmission fluid and put some transmission additives in there, see how the transmission shifts after that. Worse case have the transmission rebuilt.
The struts are about $150 apiece plus labor. If the car runs fine besides those two problems I would fix it and keep it, it's alot cheaper than a car payment.
Posted on May 26, 2010
Usually when a trans starts slipping it means that something is wearing out, although there may be something wrong with the control circuits. i would get a second opinion and even a third before deciding on new or used. have you checked/changed the trans fluid? low fluid could cause slipping. too much fluid could also cause slipping due to fluid aeration.
as far as repair. i would recommend replacing both left and right struts. replacing a trans in a ten year old car depends on if your happy with the car, aside from the repairs needed. a new car could cost 7 or 8 times what you would pay for repairs. a used one maybe half that. if you feel the engine and body/chassis are in good shape, fix the car. find a shop you trust that will give you a good price and a warranty. look around for someone you feel comfotable with. don't be intimidated by the hard selling, fast taking mechanic. if your ready for a change, get a new or used car. but choose wisely when buying used. have a mechanic you trust inspect it. you really don't know what your getting. it's worth spending a little now to save a lot later.
one quick browse. this is a used trans with a waranty.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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