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Volvo XC90 Where do I check the level of transmission fluid

Customer Question

Where do I check the level of transmission fluid on my 2005 Xc 90 ? Is there a dipstick for it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Enes replied 5 years ago.

Enes :

Hello and welcome to Justanswer.com my name isXXXXX a Certified Volvo Car Expert Mechanic. I'm gone try to help you find the help you need

Enes :

are you online

Enes :

is you volvo 5 or 6 cylinder

Customer:

5

Enes :

well dipstick on that car is hidden

Enes :

take look at this picture

Enes :

look for yellow part on picture that is your dipstick

Customer:

My husband just changed the oil, had the passenger side only jacked up. Having trouble with the photo.

Customer:

hang on

Enes :

is blocked by the lower radiator hose so you have to move it to the side to see it and is very hard to see where it is

Enes :

ok

Enes :

you husband changed the oil for what trans or engine ?

Customer:

ok. he's going out to check it.

Customer:

he changed it for the engin

Customer:

engine

Enes :

why do you need trans just to check

Enes :

or you looking for engine oil dipstick ?

Customer:

no. He's looking to check the transmission fluid because after he changed the oil the car would not drive.

Customer:

It starts but does not go anywhere.

Customer:

He knows where the engine oil dipstick is

Customer:

Photo will not load at all

Enes :

are you sure he drained the oil or trans oil

Enes :

2 oils

Enes :

engine oil and transmission oil

Enes :

let me find better picture

Customer:

He believes it was the motor oil. He's changed the oil in other cars lots of times. First time changing it on the Volvo

Enes :

what size was the nut for the oil drain

Enes :

17 mm or bigger ?

Customer:

hang on . he's checking

Customer:

Larger

Customer:

than 17 mm

Customer:

drain plug was almost a full inch

Enes :

well if he used bigger than 17 than im sure he drained trans fluid

Customer:

ok. where does he fill it?

Enes :

you use this video is for s60 but location on xc90 is same

Customer:

ok. thanks!

Enes :

you will need special oil

Enes :

cant use any oil

Enes :

or you will damage the trans

Enes :

be cereful with that

Customer:

He did buy the special oil.

Customer:

thanks for your help. Saw the video you sent. He's going to take care of it now.

Enes :

you have ways going to dealer or online or ask local store but most will not have it

Customer:

gotcha

Enes :

The fluid you speak of is Volvo's very special #3309 ATF which is also the same thing as Mobil-3309

Enes :

volvo delaer oil for 2 big cans is around $190

Enes :

you will fill the oil thru the dipstick also you will need long fanel

Customer:

ok. thx. I am grateful for your help. signing off to run an errand

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Expert:  Enes replied 5 years ago.

ok thank you

 

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