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How to Check Transmission Fluid 00-07 Volvo V70

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  1. step : Checking the Transmission Fluid (0:50)
    • Bring the vehicle up to operating temp
    • Shut the vehicle off
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Clean off the oil dipstick
    • Insert the oil dipstick
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Check that the oil level is between the hot and cold marks
    • If the engine has been running for a while, it will be near the hot mark
    • Insert the oil dipstick

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

Hi, everyone. Sue here at 1A Auto, and today I'm going to show you how to check your automatic transmission fluid on an '03 Volvo V70 2.4 non-turbo. So we're going to open the hood. The hood latch location is on the driver's side, the left leg kick panel. You reach in and you feel a handle. See it. Just give it pull. So the safety latch is located right here in the center. You just pull up the tab and lift the hood up.

Here we go. So with the car running, preferably warm or cold. I like to do them warm. I run it through with my foot on the brake and put it in all the gears for three to four seconds in each gear all the way down to one. Put it back into park, leave it idling. And I come out and I check, I reach down here and on this Volvo it's a yellow plastic stick. It's clearly marked ATF, automatic tranny fluid.

There's a tab. You're going to put your thumb on that tab. Push it aside and pull up on the dipstick and slide it out. So our vehicle is not running because it's inside the shop but with it running it tells you right here, do not overfill, and you've got hot level and cold level. You want this thing at idle if it's cold and it hasn't been running for a while it should be right in that mesh area right there.

If this car's been running for a couple of hours, you've been driving down the street, obviously get the transmission to turn, put it in park, check it right in here. If it's up here it's overfull. If it's way down here and it's hot it's underfilled. You want to bring it right up to the hot level. Always check your maintenance manual for the proper fluid.

The dipstick goes back into the slot and all the way down. Make sure it clicks in. Perfect.

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