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  1. #1
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    Default Re-manufactured transmission will be installed tomorrow at Indie.

    Hi Everyone,

    I have an Indie shop installing a re-manufactured transmission tomorrow. They said that it would be completed by late afternoon or Wednesday morning. Is there anything I should request of them to double check or to reset or anything else?

    Thanks,
    Brian
    240 DL (1976)--->740 GLE Wagon(1988)--->V70 XC (2001)

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    Talking

    Ask them to sprinkle some magic fairy dust, for good luck
    2001 XC70, original trans

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    Is there anything I should request of them to double check or to reset or anything else?
    Make sure they put the correct fluid in it (JWS3309 or equivalent). You'll probably end up at the dealer for correct shift setup and programming.

    Dave.
    Our Most Probable Fate Is Death !!!

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    Make sure you have them do the Shift Adapt via VADIS.
    This procedure is critical, otherwise shift quality will be reduced.

    AW55-50 Shift Adapt Procedure

    The AW55-50 transmission uses adaptive learn technology to adjust shift pressure and line pressure which controls the feel of up shifts, down shifts, the neutral control function and garage shift engagements. Performing the adaptive learn procedure is necessary whenever the transmission is rebuilt or replaced, the valve body is replaced or the TCM is replaced. The TCM is always adapting, but at an extremely slow rate. To quickly clear and relearn the adapts, the TCM must be placed into the adaptation mode.
    Performing the adaptive learn procedure on a Volvo requires a VADIS, (Volvo factory scanner), to put the TCM in the “Control Module Adaptation“mode. Some vehicles do not have this function available and will need to have the TCM software reflashed so that the control module adaptation mode will work.
    The TCM will not go into adaptation mode unless the transmission oil temperature is between 150F and 230F. The TCM will not adapt in Geartronic or Winter Mode. While the TCM is in the Adaptation Mode, the orange triangle in the center of the instrument cluster will flash when the adapt is complete for a particular shift.

    To adapt the up shifts:

    Use the “D” position. Accelerate from a stop at a light throttle, about 1400 RPM’s, through the gears to fourth, keeping the throttle steady. Come to a stop and repeat until the orange triangle flashes after each shift.
    Next, accelerate from a stop though all five gears at a throttle opening of about 1800 RPM’s, keeping the throttle steady. Come to a stop and repeat until the orange triangle flashes after each shift.
    Finally, accelerate through the gears at a throttle opening of 2500 RPM’s. Repeat until the orange triangle flashes after each shift.
    To adapt the down shifts:

    Use “D” position. While driving at about 45 MPH in 5th gear, release the throttle and lightly brake to a stop. Repeat this procedure until the orange triangle flashes after each downshift.
    To adapt the garage shifts:

    With the engine idling and the brake pedal depressed, shift to “N” and wait five seconds, now shift to “R”, wait five seconds and shift to “N”. Repeat this procedure until the orange triangle flashes.
    Repeat the above procedure for “D”.
    To Adapt the Neutral Control Function:
    Note: Not every Volvo has the Neutral Control Function.

    While driving at about 5 MPH in “D”, slowly come to a stop. Repeat this procedure until the orange triangle flashes.
    With the engine idling and the brake pedal depressed, move the shifter to “D” and wait about 25 seconds for the orange triangle to flash. This lets you know that the TCM is ready to adapt. Once the flash is seen, release the brake and allow the vehicle to crawl forward. Repeat this procedure until the orange triangle flashes just after the brake pedal is released.
    Once all of the adapts have been learned, turn off the ignition and the TCM will exit the adaptation mode.

    For more precise information see Volvo Tech Bulletin # 43-27 for 2001 S60, V70, V70VC, and XC90 2.5T. For all other Volvos using the AW55-50 transmission, see Volvo Tech Bulletin # 43-20.
    2002 V70XC w/volvoXC.com stickers! MTE Stage 3+

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    Thank you everyone for the great information.

    I will ask about the Shift Adapt, but how can I verify that it has actually been done?

    Thanks,
    Brian
    240 DL (1976)--->740 GLE Wagon(1988)--->V70 XC (2001)

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    Ask them to show you their VADIS/VIDA system.


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