2001 Volvo XC70 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 135 miles
I went to an auto auction and bought a 2001 volvo xc AWD V70 cross country. After paying for the car, I took it for a test drive around the auction parking lot. I noticed that for the car to move forward, you had to press very hard on the acceleration pedal for it to start driving. I took it to a mechanic to see what the problem was, and he said it was it's trasmission. My question is, for this type of car with AWD trasmission, what parts including the transmission will fix this problem since it has to deal with the rear wheels too, and also the machanic mentioned about a long shaft that goes to the rear. What parts given the entire transmittion is bad, do I need to fix this problem? Do the parts all come together as an assemble or your have to buy seperate ones? Please send some pictures of the parts. Thanks
Well, the transmission is under the hood. He is saying that the car has rear wheel drive because of the shaft. Now the car is all wheel drive. So it is front wheel drive as well. The problem is that the transmission is slipping. You do need to replace it if you want to drive the car. One thing if you do drive the car the way it is you need to watch the tachometer. Do not go over 6,000 RPMS. Pictures are hard to come by. Get a book on it. It should show you the pictures of it. Used transmission is $700 in Minnesota plus labor.
June, 7, 2009 AT 8:06 PM
I am looking for a used transmission for my 2001 XC V70. And I was wondering where I could find one of the Transmissions Reseller that has V70 tranmissions for $700. If you could send the contact info to my email oz_scott@yahoo. Com that would be greatly appreciated. Or just post it here that would be great.
June, 9, 2009 AT 2:31 AM
Sorry to say this but a used transmision would be a bad idea and not to good to install. You will have problems with the shift quality. Take this in to Volvo instead. Once they replace the gear box your transmission control module should be upgraded if the software is available. After that the TCM needs to have it's adaptive data reset and do the adaptation drive where the TCM is driven through a set procedured to relearn the shift points. Trust me on this one. Even Volvo transmissions gives us problems where we need to replace it twice. You put a use gear box and your out the labor cost and possibly the part as well.