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I have been asked to perform a transmission fluid flush on the above referenced model. No problem, I have my trans flush kit from IPD, understand the proceedure, know what trans fluid to use...<p>Except, now I hear about (and remember reading about) a transmission<br>"clock" that should be re-set when doing this operation.<p>So,...<br>is there any truth to this, what is involved, etc.<br>Thanks,<br>
 

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Re: 2002 S60 Trans Flush (castconcrete)

There's a counter in the TCM that counts events like overheating, and results eventually in "transmission service urgent" message, and possibly limp mode. If the transmission has not been punished severely there's no need to reset the counter at flush, really.
 

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do a search, there are really easy ways.<p>i took off the cooler hose and put a 9/16 in tube into it. then started car. it pumps it all out. stop cars. then pour new stuff in. repeat if needed.
 

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Re: 2002 S60 Trans Flush (Mika)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mika</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's a counter in the TCM that counts events like overheating, and results eventually in "transmission service urgent" message, and possibly limp mode. If the transmission has not been punished severely there's no need to reset the counter at flush, really. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Correct <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>its just a stop in at the dealer and they should reset the TCM for you. <p>It also resets the adaptives to IIRC , wich is usally a good thing when changing tranny fluid . <p>
 

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Re: 2002 S60 Trans Flush (Chilled Man)

My tranny has a large (24mm?) bolt on the top. Anyone know if fluid can be added thru that hole instead of messing with dipstick or fluid return tubes?
 

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@flat_six: <br>The method using the dipstick and fluid cooler lines is VERY easy. I assume you've already checked the walkthrough here:<br><A HREF="http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5668" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/...=5668</A><p><br>I think you probably COULD add fluid into the fill plug on the trans, but why bother? It's not any easier, and it's less effective: You can't drain all the dirty fluid out the drain plug; after draining out the drain plug, you can get several more quarts of old fluid out the trans cooler line.<p>I promise, it's easier than you think. All it takes is some vinyl tubing, teflon tape, big giant measuring cup, and a long plastic funnel. And a helper to turn the engine on and off to pump the fluid.<p><br>I used about 8 quarts of official Volvo fluid, but in retrospect I should have used about 12 quarts, and gone with the identical-but-less-expensive Toyota Type IV. The Volvo fluid is pricey, plus some of the guys at the dealership kinda hassled my wife when she went to pick it up, saying that there's no way for anyone other than the dealership to change the trans fluid, and that her bumbling husband would blow up the world if I tried it myself. (it's been 6 months and about 5000 miles, and running just fine)
 

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I agree this is an easy fluid change. I had to pour the new (3309) fluid in very slowly to let the air escape when pouring the fluid down the skinny dipstick funnel. A straight dump and fill was about 3.5 Qts. I did it 2x with a short drive between changes.
 

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Have you seen the dipstick tube on a 2001 C70 with the Aisin 5-sp? Neither has anyone else. It is totally buried down low and impossible to access. I understand the getting the fluid out part, it would just be SO much easier to add the new fluid through that big plug on top of the trans. In my car its a straight shot.<p>So from what I think I am reading, the big plug is an acceptable place to add new fluid?
 
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