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Old 02-13-2018, 05:29 PM
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Default 2007 xc70 transmission hard shift / clunking

my wife is experiencing a ‘hard shift’ of sudden change of gears primarily between 1st and 2nd causing the car to really clunk and lurch quite dramatically. It was happening infrequently but now seems increasingly common

any ideas? Is it a common problem? Hoping it may just be a fluid issue and not a transmission replacement!!
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:31 AM
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It is a very common problem. I've helped dozens of people in this forum solve the issue inexpensively.

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BTW - you can run an oil tanker's worth of fluid through that thing and it WILL NOT CHANGE THE SHIFTING PROBLEM.
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It is a very common problem. I've helped dozens of people in this forum solve the issue inexpensively.

PM me for more information.

BTW - you can run an oil tanker's worth of fluid through that thing and it WILL NOT CHANGE THE SHIFTING PROBLEM.
thanks for your offer to help, I’ve sent you a PM
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If anyone else can help please do. I’ve booked it with my mechanic for next Friday!
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Curious if you had your 'clunk' fixed? I have a 2002 with 90,000 miles and have had the clunk for a few years and decided to live with it - assuming that the cost of the fix doesn't make sense for a +/- 16 y.o car.

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The fix is not that big of a deal. The hard shifting will eventually damage the transmission. For about $200 you can DIY.
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I traded it - the transmission was stuffed
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:18 PM
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By the way we experienced the clunk for a few years
the most recent symptoms were similar to that of revving the car in neutral and then dropping it into first...literally spinning the wheels on some ocassions

i would have put up with the clunk but the wife tows the kids around and I felt it was a matter of safety

traded it for a 2013 xc90 R design TD 5

very happy
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Thanks Mc_Gusto. Ours isn't as bad as yours was (yet) and so far my wife seems ok to put up with it
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The fix is not that big of a deal. The hard shifting will eventually damage the transmission. For about $200 you can DIY.
Tony 1963 Soo..... what's the DIY fix?
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PM me and we can discuss. I no longer provide this support on the board since several armchair mechanics tear me apart when I attempt to help.
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