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Volvo s80 2.9cc 1999 auto saloon

I require info on changing the auto gearbox fluid and filter on the above vehicle. i have looked underneath and can see the gearbox sump which appears shallow compared with the amount of fluid that is required to fill it, apart from the torque convertor where is the rest of the fluid. is it above the rim of the sump, if so how do i drain it, and is the filter accessable after removing the sump.

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  • filly1234 Jul 06, 2008

    reason for changing the fluid after 7 years of use. occasionally when trying to pull away after it has warmed up the gearbox appears to be slipping for about 30yards,by increasing acceleration it overides the problem and clears it.this may not happen again for days/weeks when it drives perectly.this has been happening for about 1year now.i am hoping that the change of fluid may clear the problem. it may be that a valve gets stuck inside the gearbox.if it was the bands the fluid would be's perfectly clean and i would think that then problem would be there every time i pull away. john



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Goto which has a step by step instruction im going to do the same job in the next day or two
why do you want to change it? having problems?

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