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Volvo V70 AWD 1998 127,000km The transmission started to behave abnormally after transmission fluid was changed. After about 10 - 15 miles drive it stops changing, seems like it's always on neutral, and car stops. During that 10-15 miles of initial driving it also may change abruptly by itself between "E","S", and "W" modes with front arrow "W" indicator flashing. After some "rest" or "cool down" car can be driven for another 10-15 miles.

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  • Alexei Yurtaikin Jul 07, 2010

    Don't know yet, will take some time to try it



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Hi! Please try to check the vaccum hoses, if they are not tight fit it can cause abnormality to the transmission. Please replace worn hoses. If vaccum hoses are good the the problem will be on the transmission solenoids, they may reach its break point thats why its acting up. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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  • Alexei Yurtaikin Jul 07, 2010

    Thank you for solution suggestion.
    Maybe I didn't emphasize that the transmission problem revealed right after the transmission fluid was changed, before that fluid change transmission worked OK (although the fluid was pretty dirty). So, if vacuum hoses, or solenoids, could be the reason than that's OK, I'll check that. I just wonder could it be any other reason before paying NZ$3000 to the workshop to rebuild transmission. Thank you.



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