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Are S80 transmissions junk?

Old 04-14-2013, 12:31 PM
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Default Are S80 transmissions junk?

Looking at a couple 2000 S80's with transmission issues. One is stuck in second and the other has to be manually shifted. A google search shows a 50/50 split of either "replace tranny" or "replace solenoid." So before I go out and get a "deal", are the transmissions junk? Or just that particular model year?
Old 04-14-2013, 12:35 PM
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no working at volvo dealers ive found that the gm 4t65 trannys are terrible in volvos. if they dont need a trans right now then they will in the future
Old 04-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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They aren't as problematic as they are in the T6 XC90s by any means
Old 04-25-2013, 02:39 AM
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Default 2002 s80 t6 geartronic

hi all.

geartronic box on these cars suck ,could be power delivery exceeds trans specs
for the light footed drivers these things will last forever.
Old 04-25-2013, 08:54 AM
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dont buy older S80..thats all i can say. If you want to buy older design S80 then go for 2005-2006 year models. spend some $$$ and a S80 with better reliable .
don't buy older S80!!!
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