Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Manual Transmission/Transaxle

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) type F is recommended for manual transmissions. On the M46, engine oil SAE 10W-40 is recommended for use in areas where temperature seldom drops below 14°F (10°C).

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1 and 2

The fluid level should be checked at 10,000 mile (16,000 km) intervals.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission level plug.
  4.  
  5. Check that the oil level is up to the filler hole. Top up, if necessary.
  6.  
  7. Install the transmission level plug and lower the vehicle.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Level (fill) and drain plug locations-M46 transmission



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Fig. Fig. 2: Level (fill) and drain plug locations-M47 and M90 transmissions

DRAIN & REFILL



M46 Transmission
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Place a suitable container into position.
  4.  
  5. Drain the oil by removing the transmission drain plug and overdrive cover.
  6.  
  7. After the oil is completely drained, reinstall the drain plug.
  8.  
  9. Clean the strainer before reinstalling the overdrive cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the level plug, then fill the transmission with the recommended lubricant through the filler hole. The oil level should be up to the filler hole.
  12.  
  13. Install the level plug.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  

M47 and M90 Transmissions
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Place a suitable container into position.
  4.  
  5. Drain the oil by removing the transmission drain plug.
  6.  
  7. After the oil is completely drained, reinstall the drain plug.
  8.  
  9. Remove the level plug, then fill the transmission with the recommended lubricant through the filler hole. The oil level should be up to the filler hole.
  10.  
  11. Install the level plug.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks.
  16.  

 
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