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How can I tell if my 2000 Volvo S70 needs transmission fluid or a new transmission?

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Smell the fluid, if it smells burnt and looks black, have a filter change and a transmission fluid flush, it is two different services at a local garage. What is you're transmission doing? Feel free to e-mail me direct at

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