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I'm considering a local 2000 V70XC, and I understand that besides the ETM (which has been replaced, but I know only the xedmoex truly fixes it properly), the transmissions are known to be a problem. When I take it for a test drive, are there any specific telltale behaviors I should be looking for?<p>Any other standard failure points to check out?<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: What to look for in 2000xc? (yuri1419)

I don't know that the transmissions are especially problematic but you really should have the car gone over by a mechanic who knows Volvos. Also try to get service records so you have a feel as to whether the car has been regularly maintained. Aside from the normal items I would be most concerned about the viscous coupling AWD system. Now between 9 and 12 years old, these cars don't cost a lot to purchase but can be a little pricey to bring back to stage "0" condition if they have been let go.<br>
 

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These were part of my transmission concern: <A HREF="http://volvoforums.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-23117.html" TARGET="_blank">http://volvoforums.com/forum/a....html</A><br>and <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=121575" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=121575</A><br>I have a good independent Volvo specialist to look at it, but is there something he can specifically do to know if the AWD is heading towards a big repair?
 

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The entire AWD system can be tested for proper function. I doubt most mechanics know how to do this, but a Volvo dealer should as should a very good indy mechanic.<p>It's worth testing the function of each part so you know exactly how much you'll have to spend to get things working right.<p>This will be helpful: <A HREF="http://www.v70r.com/forums/index.php?autocom=ibwiki&cmd=article&id=41" TARGET="_blank">http://www.v70r.com/forums/ind...id=41</A>
 

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correct me if i am wrong but all 98-00 XCs had the 4-speed auto using good old Dex III. Provided that the transmission fluid has been changed regularly, an '00 XC tranny is no worse than a '98-'99 XC tranny(conversely, it's no better either heh).<p>although the 2 links that you cited doesn't specifically say so, they are most likely referring to the 5-speed automatic that came on the normally aspirated 2000 70 series cars as well as the 2000 v70r.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yuri1419</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">These were part of my transmission concern: <A HREF="http://volvoforums.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-23117.html" TARGET="_blank">http://volvoforums.com/forum/a....html</A><br>and <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=121575" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=121575</A><br>I have a good independent Volvo specialist to look at it, but is there something he can specifically do to know if the AWD is heading towards a big repair?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You believe everything you read?<br>As for the AWD, if it's not leaking and not making any noises, no, just change the bevel gear fluid and drive it. Not much more you can do
 

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Out of all the cars I've driven, I think the transmission in my 00 V70XC is by far the best. The Saab 9-3 we have seems a little sluggish and kinky, and the Subaru is downright weird when shifting.<p>I'm pretty convinced the gen 1 trannies will last a really long time if maintained properly.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>db130</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>although the 2 links that you cited doesn't specifically say so, they are most likely referring to the 5-speed automatic that came on the normally aspirated 2000 70 series cars as well as the 2000 v70r.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The volvoforums thread topic is about the 2000xc.<p>
 

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....and the The volvoforums thread was started by a dude from australia - they probably got the stateside '01 models a year early down there.<p>Gen 1('98-'00) XCs in the US domestic market had the 4-speed automatic! i cannot make this any clearer.<p>
 
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