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Hiya all.. the transmission on my 96 850 Turbo died at 96k <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm shopping around online and found that the 96 Turbo and (up to 2000) V70 use the same AW42 transmission.. I found a better deal on a 66k transmission from a 1998 V70 2.3L Turbo (only $550) than on a 79k transmission from a 96 850 Turbo ($600), plus it's closer and easier to pick up..<p>Will this work? I don't wanna have to return it.. please let me know, thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (deronde)

Physically it should fit. <br>I don't know if the TCM (trans computer) will commicate with it
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Physically it should fit. <br>I don't know if the TCM (trans computer) will commicate with it </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If not, could i just take the old TCM and put it on the new trans?
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (deronde)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>deronde</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>If not, could i just take the old TCM and put it on the new trans?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think so. A 96 is an OBD2 car, a 95 is usually a 1, different electronics
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (JRL)

but its a 1998 V70 trans into a 1996 850 Turbo.. both should be ODBII
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (deronde)

Mistook the years, sorry<br>I'm not the electrical expert but that may work, your old TCM may work with that trans and that would be the better way to go
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (JRL)

Im just currious... what caused your tranny to die, if you know. What did it do? Thanks for the info
 

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You could always swap to a manual box
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (TurboMoose)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TurboMoose</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Im just currious... what caused your tranny to die, if you know. What did it do? Thanks for the info</TD></TR></TABLE><br>What caused my tranny to die? Well, everything seemed fine, then one day after not driving for a couple days I took it out and noticed that it was revving a whole bunch and I was getting barely any power. I checked the engine and it seemed fine, then I pulled into someone's driveway to turn around and discovered when I put it into reverse the engine would rev but it wouldn't go anywhere. The upshift up arrow started blinking. When trying to push it in neutral I discovered it was stuck in drive and wouldn't budge.. when the tow truck came there were big tracks where the wheels were drug because they wouldn't go in reverse worth a damn.. thank god it was a flatbed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Anyway.. I had the mechanic check the PNP switch as it's a common issue with our cars, but it was the tranny.. got a used one over a rebuilt one for cost issues mainly.<p> <B>And for the record, the V70 Turbo transmission will <U>NOT</U> work on a '96 850 Turbo.. it'll bolt up fine, but the Torque converter is 1 inch too big on the V70. I'm no transmission expert, but my trans guy said there's no way it'll work, so I had to return it and get an original spec transmission <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></B>
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (deronde)

Where did you get your new trans from, Mine is at 190k and blowing fluid out the bottom, slipping in turns.<br> who is a good salvage/ rebuilder for these cars.<br>does anyone do brand new ones?
 

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Re: Will an auto trans from a '98 V70 2.3L fit in my 96 850 Turbo? (realsicksince88)

ebay has some, but ya never know and shipping is horrendous.<p>What I did was shopped on <A HREF="http://www.car-parts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.car-parts.com</A> .. it's got hundreds of salvage yards inventoried, and you can search by mileage and distance. Don't let price be a factor because some salvage yards charge more than others for no reason at all. Look mainly at mileage and distance from you. One I reccommend is LKQ(<A HREF="http://www.lkqcorp.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lkqcorp.com</A>), they've got a lot of sites nationwide and can freight a transmission from one of their sister sites for next to nothing. Their parts come with 6-month parts warranty, or if a shop buys it they can offer up to 2 year parts AND labor for about $150 more.. which is a steal IMHO..<p>Got myself a 96 Volvo 850 trans with 79k on it ifor $600, drove 200 miles to pick it up.<p>Rebuilt ones.. i dunno. It's gonna run you $1600+ parts and that's out of my price range
 
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