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HELP! Please - Hydraulic Shift Solenoid (New Transmission?)

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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I have a 2000 S80 T-6 that I bought in August, 1999. I have coddled this car - doing every service required and some. She has less than 90K miles (I think around 88 - and the first 75K was mostly highway miles). Yesterday, it seemed a little bit weird - was skipping gears, struggling to get up a hill. I started to drive it to my local dealership when the URGENT Service Transmission Soon light came on.

The dealer says I have an internal fault - the hydraulic shift solenoid is bad - and therefore have to replace the WHOLE transmission. They told me it would cost $4900.

I just had the transmission serviced and flushed in July.

ANY advice you can give me would be great help. I am (was?) a Volvo for Life owner. My first was a 1986 240 DL and I was gearing up to buy my third next year. I called Volvo and they said they don't know of any issues with our transmissions, but the forums here tell me otherwise.
 
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:07 PM
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Did they give you a copy of the codes they pulled?

A solenoid can be replaced. Volvo won't do it but it can be done.
 
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:16 PM
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The 99-01 S80 GMtransmissions are known to have problems. They are garbage in my opinion. I had to have my transmission replaced at a cost of $3500 plus tax at a volvo dealer at 114k miles back in the summer of 07. $4900 is way to much. Is that including tax or no. I had mine replaced at the dealer in Columbus Ohio.
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:20 PM
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I just e-mailed them asking for the Codes, and will post as soon as I have them.

The $4900 is parts, labor and tax.

The independent Volvo mechanic I spoke with also told me that the part cannot be fixed or replaced and I needed to get a new transmission.

My car is only worth $6500 and this is just traumatising - financially, and emotionally (I love my Volvo!)

Thanks for the replies. Will update as soon as I have the Codes, etc.
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:32 PM
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Thanks once again for the replies. This is what the Volvo dealership told me the codes were:

It pulled a code TCM-000c=Shift solenoid s2 hydraulic fault.
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:39 PM
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That solenoid should be able to be replaced.
It is kind of a pain but I believe it can be replaced.

I will look for the part# as well but it might take me till tomorrow to get it.
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:48 PM
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Tomorrow is okay. I have arranged with the dealership to keep the car there until tomorrow afternoon. Thanks so much for all the help and suggestions.

Is there a site I can find recommended shops and/or mechanics?

Two Volvo dealerships (one in Southern California - very large and reputable - and one a little further North) told me that I had to get a new transmission. An independent Volvo mechanic in Southern California also told me the same. So not sure who can do this job for me!

Thanks - once again - for all the help and suggestions.
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:12 PM
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Sowhat's the difference between a remanufactured or a rebuilt or a used transmission. I am getting more and more confused every day. AndI amstuck in a rental car until I get this fixed.

I guess there isno such thing as a "new" transmission.
 
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:10 AM
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A rebuild and a reman are pretty much the same exact thing.

I will have the other info shortly.
 
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:42 AM
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9480636 should be the part number you need. But to be 100% sure I would need the last 6 of your Vin#.
The transmission will have to be dropped down most of the way and the side cover will have to be removed to install it.

I had posted the instructions on here before but cannot find them.

 
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get it rebuilt from Aamco I just got mine its running solid and shifting like no tommorow ...
 
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:09 PM
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Thank you for your help. I picked it up from the dealership and took it to a transmission shop. He said the part is replaceable. I am greatful to all of you - especially you 'tech' for all your help.
 
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:54 PM
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Glad I could help you out.
 
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OK slowing down in the motor way, while car slowing down transmission slams on me and then reduced power with traction control light on and CEL , took to service center I get TCM 0115 error code Transmission Solenoid S Hydraulic fault. Service guy is not VOLVO so cant say what parts i need... I hope you know what it is Tech?
 
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