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so i took an 09 mustang gt for a test drive today and it was such a nice car, one thing i was particularly impressed about was the shifting. all the magazines claim the mustang has bad shifting but this thing was even easier than my s60 n/a....i just wanted to drive that mustang all day but unfortunately i can't afford to bring one home yet.<p>when i got back into my s60 i noticed the mustang didn't do any jerking around at all but my car does it all the time. my s60 is very picky about shifting, if it's not spot on it'll jerk which gets annoying. so i started to wonder if something might be wrong with my clutch or transmission...or if the s60 is just that picky? what do you guys think?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: not so smooth shifting, whats goin on? (volvo0toS60)

I've been complaining about this for a while. It seems like its getting worse in my 04 S60 2.5T. I'm worried that its the transmission but unfortunately I don't have a solution for you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'd start by checking the transmission fluid level, then changing the transmission fluid:<p><A HREF="http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5668" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/...=5668</A>
 

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Sounds like your car is a manual? correct?
 

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impulse-yes it's a manual<p>i've heard bad things about changing the tranny fluid in volvos...is it really a good idea?
 

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sorry thought you had an automatic.<p>we do have a notchier transmission than most - if it is really bad you may have other issues.<p>miles?
 

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hard shifting could be the the pressure plate not doing the job on realease completly the disc. Or maybe bad sincros...but is too hard to believe that is the case. If the tranny doesnt slip, dont worry until you start to feel the cluth going bad.
 

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bender-has about 71k miles...<p>i probably won't do much until it's time for a new clutch...about when should I expect the clutch to go bad? my friends and I had bad clutches usually around 100k miles...same for this thing? I know it all depends but what's the average?
 

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I am at 109k and my slave cylinder died last week - had to replace the whole clutch assembly in the process.<p>The clutch itself still looked great - probably had another 100k on it. That said I have been driving manuals and nothing but manuals for 11 years so I am pretty gentle on them.<p>When you push your foot to the floor - where does the clutch catch? Are the shifts "notchy?" Does the clutch pedal come up quickly when you push it down?
 

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Mine's probably the original clutch and it's at ~115k miles. Although, I have noticed that it seems to catch sooner in lower gears. Seems like in 3rd, I have to let it out almost completely before it catches. Maybe I'm just accidentally revving it too much in these cases? Anyone else noticed anything of the sort?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mine's probably the original clutch and it's at ~115k miles. Although, I have noticed that it seems to catch sooner in lower gears. Seems like in 3rd, I have to let it out almost completely before it catches. Maybe I'm just accidentally revving it too much in these cases? Anyone else noticed anything of the sort?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Your slave cylinder is going.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Your slave cylinder is going.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Seriously? Sheesh. Any idea why that would cause that problem? (And here I was thinking I could get away with not replacing the transmission and everything. Guess I'll be doing it and trying to keep the car going strong <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Paul: What did you do about your flywheel when you had your clutch replaced? This guy in town who claims to be quite a pro will Volvos and all claims that they don't usually wear much as they're well made and shouldn't need to be replaced or resurfaced at all.
 

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they did resurface mine, said it probably didnt need it, but was always smart to do since they had it out.<p>Slave cylinders can just "go"<p>Do you keep your clutch in at traffic lights?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they did resurface mine, said it probably didnt need it, but was always smart to do since they had it out.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well, that's good to know. Will probably try and not get mine done...?<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Slave cylinders can just "go"</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Wee, fun... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do you keep your clutch in at traffic lights?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nah, I try to baby it as much as possible. Don't hold it in unnecessarily, don't rest my foot on it, don't pound on it, and I try not to use it when shifting out of gear when stopping. But, who knows what was done to it in the 110k miles before I got it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Remember, these are drive-by-wire systems too, so "normal" clutch/shifts don't work the same. there is a delay. It's one of the only things I really dislike about my car. My Wrangler shifts smoother, lol.....
 

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Re: (Rezin S60T5)

Really? Shifting is drive-by-wire? I did not know that... (Seems unlikely?)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> and I try not to use it when shifting out of gear when stopping. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>what do you mean by this?<br>you can just wrench the manual gear lever from 4 into neutral without using the clutch?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SML</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what do you mean by this?<br>you can just wrench the manual gear lever from 4 into neutral without using the clutch?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes and no. While you're stopping (and I'm guessing it's because the load on the wheels is transferring from the engine to the brakes), when the engine gets to right around idle RPMs, you can slide the transmission out of gear into neutral. If you push on the shift knob lightly while you're braking, you'll feel it at a certain point where it will just slide out as if you had the clutch in. Otherwise, if you do it too soon/late, it pops out and doesn't feel very nice at all...
 
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