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> 2000 Volvo S40 Transmission Fluid & Filter Change Advice Needed, 2000 Volvo s40 transmission fluid & filter change instructions nee
post Dec 25 2009, 02:50 PM
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I just purchased a used 2000 Volvo s40. I need instructions for changing the transmission fluid on the vehicle as it has 200K miles. I am unable to remove the transmission fluid dip stick to check the level level as it seems to be stuck and unable to be pulled out of the dipstick retainer. Please advise if there is a special way of pulling out the dipstick as I do not wish to break anything by pulling it out improperly.

I was advised by the Volvo dealership service department not to change the transmission fluid "ever" at all or else "you might ruin the transmission of the car". I do not feel comfortable with that as the car has 200K miles and want to have it run for a longer period of time still. So I have decided nevertheless to go forward with changing the transmission fluid and filter on the car. .

Please advise if the vehicle require a special expensive fluid replacement or can I just use Dextron3 transmission fluid?

Does the vehicle have a transmission filter?

Does the transmission pan have a pan gasket or do I need to use a forma gasket material of some sort?

Please kindly assist me in this matter with step by step instructions possible?

I am on medical disability with very limited financial resources
to have someone do it or me or for me to go and buy another car should the transmission go or if I break or ruin something.

Please feel free to post your replies or email me at: malysmiech@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter and hope that you have a great day.
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post Feb 23 2010, 04:33 PM
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Attached you will find change oil procedures from the service manual. Looks like you have to purchase the oil from a Volvo since the specification is quite unclear. According to user manual you should not use regular Dextron III.

Here is a quotation from the service manual. TCM can be reset in Volvo service only.

The gearbox control module (TCM) has a counter for the oil quality. The counter counts up if the gearbox is exposed to too high a load or an ambient temperature that is too high. If the counter is not reset when the oil is drained or changed, there is a risk that a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) will be stored in faulty circumstances. Therefore it is important that the “Gearbox oil change” counter is reset.
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Attached File  Checking_Oil_level.pdf ( 44.83K ) Number of downloads: 115
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