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  1. #1
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    Default Which valve body for 2002 XC?

    I need a valve body for my '02 V70 XC. I need to go the route of purchasing a new or rebuilt one plus core charge, having mine replaced, then returning my old one. Having mine pulled in order to get numbers off of it to order a new one while my car sits in my mechanic's garage is not really an option.

    I've been doing some research and searching several different sites showing different levels of specificity necessary to place an order. On FCP for my car it just lists one valve body without asking for any other details. A few of the dealer online web sites seem to all show the same thing, which is 3 automatic transmissions available for my specific year of car, and 3 valve bodies with each VB referencing 1 of the 3 transmissions.

    Other non-dealer sites require or reference very specific information about the existing VB (a letter stamped the VB casting or numbers from a plate) which can only be obtained by first removing the VB. Is there an assumption I can make about which VB I need, based on my make and model or perhaps the VIN number? In other words can I assume mine has an A casting for 2002 and not a blank casting for earlier (2001) and also not a B/C casting for a later than my year Volvo?
    Last edited by tmcmilli; 07-08-2017 at 08:01 AM.
    Tom McMillion

    2002 V70XC 278K miles bought Dec. 2013 w/ 156K
    This replaced a '97 850 with 401K miles

  2. #2
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    Both of mine were A castings...but I'm not certain that you can assume that for yours. A casting would be a good bet, but...
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (100K, Michelin AS3+, M1 0W40)
    2002 V70-XC (238K, Castrol Edge 0W40)
    2002 V70-T5 (195K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (76K)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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