Volvo has been using Aisin transmissions due to their compact layout and efficient operation for years. With extremely tight tolerances, Aisin has achieved a family of automatic transmissions that are extremely versatile and smooth to complement Volvo’s engine and powertrain requirements.
Volvo Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacement Symptoms
Volvo's automatic transmissions are considered "lifetime fill". However, that only applies to the lifetime of the vehicle's warranty. As it's getting up there in mileage, you should replace the transmission fluid. If you just purchased the car and don't know when it was done last you should, sooner rather than later.
You will start to experience symptoms of transmission fluid that needs to be replaced. Some of these symptoms are:
- Difficulty shifting or slow to shift gears when cold
- Hard Shifting
If you go to a dealer or independent shop the cost to do this job will run between $200 and $300. By completing this job yourself, you can expect to spend just a couple of hours, and saving yourself hundreds of dollars. Another added benefit is that the oil comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. When you go to change the fluid again, bottle up your old fluid, send it back to us, and receive your new fluid for free.
Volvo Automatic Transmission Fluid Change Kits
It's important to choose the correct transmission fluid for your exact Volvo's automatic transmission. Tolerances in these transmissions are extremely tight and require very specific fluids to function properly.
- KIT-521830: Early TF80SC transmissions using the JWS 3309 Spec Aisin fluid
- KIT-521825: Early TF80SC transmissions using the Genuine Volvo fluid
- KIT-521827: Later TF80SC transmissions using the JWS 3324 WS Aisin fluid
- KIT-519014: Later TF80SC transmissions using the Genuine Volvo fluid
- KIT-ATFWSKT: Kit for TG81SC transmissions using JWS 3324 WS Aisin fluid
- KIT-ATFWSKT2: Kit for TG81SC transmissions using Genuine Volvo fluid
Volvo Models Applicable
These Volvo automatic transmission fluid change kits fit a variety of Volvos from every chassis line, including:
- 2014-2018 Volvo S60
- 2014-2016 Volvo S80
- 2017-2018 Volvo S90
- 2014 Volvo XC40
- 2015-2018 Volvo XC60
- 2015-2016 Volvo XC70
- 2016-2018 Volvo XC90
- 2015-2018 Volvo V60
- 2015-2018 Volvo V60 Cross Country
- 2018 Volvo V90
- 2017-2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Special Tools Recommended with Volvo Automatic Transmission Fluid Change Kits
You will need a scan tool to do the automatic transmission fluid change on your Volvo. We recommend this one by Autel.
In the video below, Adam Goral, our Volvo Catalog Manager, gets up close with this these Volvo automatic transmission fluid change kits. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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