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AW-70 For Sale -- Western Maryland/Eastern Panhandle WV

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:28 AM
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Default AW-70 For Sale -- Western Maryland/Eastern Panhandle WV

Hello all:

I took out this AW-70 automatic transmission from my 1991 240. It has about 175,000 miles on it. At the time of removal, it was shifting beautifully. (Why did I remove it? I put in an M46... yeah, I'm one of those...) It has been sitting since November in a shed.

When I removed it, I had difficultly disconnecting the coolant pipes that run up to the radiator, so they were cut. I was able to get one off afterwards, but didn't try to hard on the other. This is detailed in one of the pictures. Shifter linkage, wiring, flexplate and kick-down cable are all there too.

I'm asking $100 for it, but am open to offers.

I live in the Western Maryland/Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia area. Thats about 2 hours west of DC and Baltimore. Would prefer pickup, but would consider driving it some. I don't know how to ship something like this, so this is pretty much going to be a local sale.

Here are some pictures:









Above is the detail where I cut the coolant hoses.


Sorry for the blurry picture...


This shows the cutout in the bell housing for the LH 2.4 crank position sensor...






Questions or interest, PM me. May take me a couple of days to get back with you, but I will.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:25 PM
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I am contemplating such a swap and have a donor car. M47 5 spd. How much time did it take you to do the swap. Did you have a lift? Are you happy with the results?
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Zombi View Post
I am contemplating such a swap and have a donor car. M47 5 spd. How much time did it take you to do the swap. Did you have a lift? Are you happy with the results?
I did the whole thing in about 4 days, but it wasn't the most intense 4 days. It could probably be done in a weekend. I also replace the fan motor in the heater, and consequently took the dash of the car entirely apart which isn't completely necessary. That added sometime. I did not have a lift, all I had was 4 jack jackstands.
Now I did spend a lot of time leading up to it making sure I had every single part I possibly needed. So when I went to put it all together I had everything I needed and didn't have to wait while I ran to the store to get anything.
am I happy with it? Very much so. It's been... 4 years now? And the car is still my daily driver. I never did replace the rear end, so I still have the ratio in the back for the automatic transmission. In theory that makes the whole thing a little pepper. I do know that the mileage went up in the car by a solid 2 miles per gallon.
The only thing I would note is that you should probably replace all the bushings on the rear axle. My car tends to shimmy a little bit when I'm starting off sometimes. And I'm pretty sure that's because I need to replace the torque arm bushings in the rear end, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
Anyway, if you think it out and plan ahead making sure you have everything you need it isn't that difficult. One of my threads on this form goes into detail on how I did it. That may be a useful reference.
https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-240-740-940-12/snake-iii-transmission-change-rear-end-swap-73389/
 

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Old 03-11-2019, 08:24 AM
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Default Bushing replacement on rear end.

Would it be time effective to just swap the entire rear end while installing new bushings? It would save on the differential swap-set up. It adds the complexity of brake lines and emergency brakes. My donor is an 89, the recipient an 87.
I would guess 5-6 hours on the rear axle swap
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Zombi View Post
Would it be time effective to just swap the entire rear end while installing new bushings? It would save on the differential swap-set up. It adds the complexity of brake lines and emergency brakes. My donor is an 89, the recipient an 87.
I would guess 5-6 hours on the rear axle swap

I never bothered with the rear end or differential swap. Bushings are a pain... I don't have good advice on saving time with those. I replaced my trailing arm bushings early on when I got my car, long before the tranny change. But I switched over to poly bushings. I never switched the torque rod bushings out--I found another set of torque arms in a junkyard that seemed to have some life in the, and put those in. However... I think whatever life they had in them as come and gone.
For the complications of the brakes, I'd probably avoid swaping the rear end, just because inevidably, some part of the brake line will end up broken, and then you'll have to fix that, adding considerable delays.

On the other hand, if you have no immediate need for the car, then that should not be a big deal. For the most part, all of my work on my car has had to work, because this car has always been my only car and my daily driver, so if I didn't get my car back together, then I was out of luck. And had a difficult time getting anywhere... so I always tried to divide my work up into manageable chunks so I could always get it back together at the end of the day. (or week if I knew I had that much time.) But, if you don't have that restriction, the extra time the car is down may not be a big deal.
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:15 AM
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Viewed a trailing arm bushing installment video. I have a very full plate this spring and will pass on the swap.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
I will follow with plan A. Get the wagon with 102k miles going, grab the new tires, plastic lenses, and interior. Sell the other 245 mt to someone who wants to do the swap who has the time and energy.
 
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