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      Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick????

      I bought some Lucas Oil Transmission Fix the other day in hopes of adding it to my transmission fluid to get smoother shifting because my car had been lagging a little while shifting. Everything was going good until i popped the hood and couldnt find the dipstick for the transmission fluid, so anyone know where it is. I dont know if I am just blind and missed it or if it actually isnt there. Anyone know?

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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (MacedonianVlad)

      No, you're not blind it's very hidden.
      Looking at the car from the front, your right side (left side of car) UNDER the instake hoses about 1/2 way back to the firewall
      You may need a prybar to move the hose out of the way and it's very LOW so if you're adding fluid to a hot engine, wear some of those big work gloves
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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (JRL)

      thanks for the help

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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (MacedonianVlad)

      Well I looked and I think I found it, is the top of the dipstick yellow, and say Special ATF oil or something like that??

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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (MacedonianVlad)

      Yep
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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (JRL)

      Jim, you're slacking off: you did not get on MacedonianVlad about JWS3309 only in the tranny.

      MacVlad: This is for an automatic transmission, right? These vehicles need Volvo OEM ATF or equivalent; specification JWS3309 by the transmission manufacturer. That would be Mobil 3309 or Toyota Type IV ATF to name two. In north America, Mobil makes the JWS3309 ATF for most of the resellers (including Volvo). Buy it from Volvo and it's $16/qt or something like that, from a Mobil dealer it is around $5.

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      Re: Location of Transmission Fluid Dipstick???? (MrTippy)

      Why, he's going to mess it up anyway adding Lucas to it
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      well i think he can add lucas to it and no probs, i mean obviously its better to drain and fill but lucas just acts as a bonding agent to restore the original fluid. i frequent Volvo Forums also and "Tech" their main guru over there, says even he uses it.

      but im kinda iffy about it cause in the manual it clearly states "DO NOT USE ADDITIVES"

      i have used fuel cleaner though.......

      and yes JWS3309 is Mobil 3309.


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      best o' luck to ya!

      (another reason why I held out for a 5 speed standard)