Transmission fluid

Tiny
MOHAMMADSOBUH
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  • 2006 VOLVO XC90
  • 2.5L
  • TURBO
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
How to check and add transmission fluid to my 2006 cx90 Volvo?
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Sunday, July 5th, 2015 AT 3:03 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It says there is a dipstick that must be used. Here is a guide that will give you an idea of what to look for when doing the job and below is how it is done on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

Check out the diagrams (below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 AT 4:57 PM
Tiny
CORONA757
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  • 2005 VOLVO XC90
  • 5 CYL
  • AWD
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  • 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 second it will not shift up or down. When transferring over to automatic: from a stop position and then accelerating the transmission will not shift into the next gear until you shift into the neutral position and then back into drive. And then after while no shifting problems?
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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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 image.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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CORONA757
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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 (gears 4, 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?
Right hand.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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JIS001
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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.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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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 RepairProceduresChecking 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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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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TNJ
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  • 2005 VOLVO XC90
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 37,000 MILES
I have not had the transmission fluid checked in this vehicle. How can I do it? I looked in the owner's manual but there is no information regarding this.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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JIS001
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What size engine do you have? If it is a five cylinder then the dipstick is located towards the front of the transmission but you may need to remove the air tube going into the air filter box and is below the turbo pipe cooler hose. It is hard to reach in there and it gets very hot down there.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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THUYJO
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It is a five cylinder. I called the dealership and was told the car was designed to have transmission fluid check done by a professional therefore no instruction in the manual. My car is due for an oil change, so I will have it checked at the same time.

The reason I wanted to check transmission fluid was because the car started to act differently. When trying to go from stopped or parked it feels like as if the parking brake is on, but it is not on. Then on an uphill incline in a parking garage trying to go up from a stopped position it almost did not want to go. It seems better now. Have not tried stopping and going on an up hill yet. Any feedback or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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JIS001
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Is this an all wheel drive vehicle? Also, you mentioned it feels like the parking brake is on? So when you try and accelerate your vehicle will not move or do you feel like the rear tires are dragging? Or does your RPM go really high as if you were in neutral?
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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THUYJO
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My car is front wheel drive. It is both; like the car was dragging, and I had to put more pressure on my gas pedal than normal so the RPM went up too. In the parking garage last week trying to go from stopped on an uphill it almost did not want to go forward. After it went forward I could still feel it dragging, and the engine was louder than normal.

It seems back to normal now, except maybe I can hear the engine more than usual. And I have not tried going after stopping on an uphill again yet.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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DESHAUN32
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  • 2005 VOLVO XC90
  • 2WD
  • 169,000 MILES
Want to check the transmission oil.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2018 AT 6:43 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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Note: Carry out the check at an oil temperature of +80 C. Select the digital display parameter. Select the parameter for the gearbox oil temperature.

Preparing to check the oil level
Park the car on a level surface.
Apply the hand brake.
Apply the foot brake.
Let the engine idle.
Move the gear selector lever to position P.

Move the gear selector through all positions. Wait in each position for approximately three seconds
Move gear selector to position P and wait approximately two minutes before checking the oil level.
The dipstick must be pushed down as far as possible into the dipstick tube.

Caution: Wipe the dipstick with a nylon cloth or similar. Do not use a cloth which may leave fluff or threads.
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