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the title says it all. Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? Somone wants to swap, but im not sure if the AWD factor will affect the fact that the tranny would fit?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> let me know. thnx guys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

We don't have 5 speed AWD's here so a European has to answer this, but I would think the tranny would be the same
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (JRL)

my main concern is that if the AWD tranny is diffrent from a FWD tranny? i dont know why, but i think the AWD tranny had to have some sort of way to power the rear wheels! thats all im concernd about. if its the same, than it should work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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They use two slightly different transmissions yes you are correct. The AWD uses an M58 and the FWD uses an M56. The difference being that the M58 has a spot for the AWD unit and uses a special drive shaft. <br>Another slight concern would be the year of the transmission as I believe the 97-98 M58 has a different gear ratio to the 99 + one. Good luck.<br>I've never heard of anyone doing the swap you are thinking of. I know it's possible to make a FWD an AWD if you're handy (at least one Swede has done it). I'll bet you can make it work by getting the correct driveshaft.
 

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He can use the AWD trans but if this is a swap the AWD car can't use his.<br>You can just disconnect the driveshaft off an AWD trans and have a FWD car with no ill effects from what I understand, (not the best of situations though)
 

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the thing is that the dealership owes me a brand new tranny! i suggested that they give me thier manual, and order an auto for their AWD. so they would get a Brand new Auto for the AWD, and ill get a manual for my FWD. i know that they are getting the tranny they want, but is thier tranny going to work. does it matter if i dont have anything connected to the other side of the tranny where the AWD system should go? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

well, i went over to the dealership today and set a meeting to see wat i was going to do. they said that the V70 tranny would fit on my car, but i would also have to switch the radiator and some other parts. their main concern is if they could get an AWD Auto tranny( under my warranty) and fit it to the V70 with no problems. they should get back to me soon. the V70 Tranny has done 120,000KM. thats sounds like alot, but its build to last a lifetime. <p>if you have any comments or knowledge about this swith plz post.<p>PS: they want to keep thier V70 an AWD, so this rules out the option of them taking my available tranny! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

Isshta...I wouldn't count on these trannys lasting a life time. Really depends on how well they were maintained. If the previous owner followed the Volvo company line and never flushed it, it's life will be cut short. 120K kilo's on the tranny might only last a short while if this is the case.
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (MadeInJapan)

Defintely NOT built to last a lifetime unless the previous owner was a GENTLE shifter
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (JRL)

they told me that the prev owner took care of the car, they acctually complained that he took TOO MUCH care. they told me that its in good condition. so ill take thier word for it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

Well, good luck with it
 

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If I were you I would really try to get an M56 transmission just because it's what came with the car and probably weighs a bit less etc etc. The M58 is a good transmission from everything I've heard and is built well but I like to stick with the original stuff. <br>But good luck for sure.
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ishtta</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they told me that the prev owner took care of the car, they acctually complained that he took TOO MUCH care. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ma baa'rif, bas spoken like a true lebanese... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (JAS40T5)

LOOOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> , Dude you Rock. inta lebnani? they told me it wont work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . end post .<p>PS: I might buy the V70 AWD GLT. 1998. 120,000km. v good condition, in and out. still have to check engine bay and take it for a spin. thnx. shokran. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would A V70 GLT AWD 5-speed Manual Tranny Fit on my FWD S70R? (Ishtta)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ishtta</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOOOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> , Dude you Rock. inta lebnani? they told me it wont work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . end post .<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>eih lakan, 100%...what part of beirut are you in? my cousin keeps telling me about a nice Volvo he sees at le ABC... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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