Where do you check transmission fluid level

Tiny
CORONA757
  • 2005 VOLVO XC90
  • 5 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,786 MILES

First where do you check transmission fluid level on this car?
Shifting problem: when using the manual shift in this car it only stays in 2 it wont shift up or down. When transferring over to automatic: from a stop position and then accelerting the transmission will not shift into the next gear until you shift into the neutral postion and then back into drive. And then after while no shifting problems?

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 2:14 AM

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Tiny
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Park the car on a level surface
apply the parking brake
let the engine idle
move the gear selector lever to position P
select each gear position, stopping for five seconds in each position
move the gear selector lever to position P.
NOTE:Wait two minutes before checking the level.

NOTE:Cars with Geartronic gear selector assemblies: P-R-N-D-Man. Do not shift up in the manual positions.
Cars with conventional gear selector assemblies: P-R-N-D-3-2-1. Stop for five seconds in each position.

To add fluid check fig

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 3:02 AM
Tiny
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The picture that has been provided does not match what is under the hood of my Volvo
Also I have used the manual shift, mainly to down shift(gears4, 3, 2, 1) when driving down a hill or mountain and it does allow for me to shift back up from (gears 1, 2.3, 4)
Are we talking about the same car?
RH

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 1:17 PM
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Transmission dipstick is located towards the front of the transmission way down at the bottom. You may need to gently push the lower radiator hose to the side to see the dipstick handle. Engine must be warm but do not get it too hot under there or you will not be able to get your hand down there to pull the dipstick out since YOU WILL GET BURN! Trust me, I know from experiance :)) Good luck and hope the info helps.

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 5:22 AM
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Transmission fluid, replacing

Warning! Avoid skin contact with the transmission fluid.

Note! Use only transmission oil, Volvo P/N 116 1540-8 (1 liter container), 116 1640-6 (4 liter container).

Conditions

The oil should be replaced only in the two following instances:
Where diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) TCM 0042 and TCM 0046 are stored, in which case the diagnostic function activates the warning lamp in the following circumstances.
The transmission control module (TCM) receives data about the operating temperature of the transmission fluid while the car is being driven. TCM 0042 is stored after an accumulated amount of time.
Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) TCM 0046 is stored if the transmission fluid temperature exceeds 150 C for more than two minutes.
In cars used in continuous taxi service or used for towing a trailer or caravan for most of its mileage, the oil must be replaced at a service interval of 75, 000 km 5000 km. This is to conform to the regular service program.

Warning! The oil may be very hot if the car has just been driven. Avoid skin contact.

Draining

Remove:
the splash guard under the engine
the oil plug. Drain the transmission oil.
Installing the oil plug
Use a new gasket.
Tighten the plug. Tighten to 40 Nm.
Install the protective cover.

Draining oil

Remove the return hose on the control system cover.
Install a plastic plug in the connection on the cover.
Detach the return hose in the cooler. Align the hose upwards and reconnect it to the cooler.
Install a transparent plastic hose on the oil return hose connection.
Place a container beneath the hose to catch the oil.

Refilling
Apply the parking brake. Move the gear selector lever to position P.
Fill with approximately 2 liters of oil.
Start the engine. Allow the engine to idle.
Turn the engine off when air bubbles start to become visible in the hose.
Fill with approximately 2 liters of oil.
Start the engine again and let it idle.
Turn the engine off when air bubbles start to become visible in the hose.
Remove the hose from the oil cooler hose. Detach it from the connection to the cooler. Install the hose in the normal position on the cooler and the transmission.

Further filling
Fill with approximately 2 liters of oil.
Apply the parking brake.
Start the engine. Allow the engine to idle. Move the gear selector through all the gear positions. Wait 4-5 seconds in each gear.

Checking the oil level
See Oil level, checking See: Service and Repair Procedures Checking Oil Level.
The capacity of the transmission is 7.1 0.25 liters. (MAX, MIN).

5. Transmission input speed sensor.
6. Oil temperature sensor.
7. Transmission output speed sensor.
8. Gear-shift position sensor
9. Pressure sensor, lock-up function.

It looks like it sucks the fluid in and that is it. 7.1 liters.

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