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2001 - 2007 Volvo V70
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Does anyone have experence replacing manual transmission on this car? I have been told I need new one, $8,000 at the dealership, but car is worth only $1,000 - should I junk it? What else will go wrong soon? just replaced the CV boots, drive axel, tie rod arms, ball joints too, all in the frontend. Will need one motor mount soon and one front shock according to the technician.

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Response from LectroFuel

8:43 pm January 24, 2018

Sell it to the junkyard for sure. Get some money for the parts. These problems you have already had are common Volvo problems, which are super expensive. Why spend 8 grand on a $1000 car? You could get a newer Volvo for the same price. I doubt the car is worth that little.

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Response from NormT

9:32 pm January 24, 2018

It is a used car, put a used transmission in it. You can find them for $300-500. And don't use the dealerahip, you use an independent shop, preferably one that specializes in Volvo's or European cars.

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Response from mkaresh

10:00 am January 25, 2018

Hopefully someone who's been through this will respond. The labor to install a used transmission will cost more than the transmission.

If more owners don't chime in, I'd suggest checking onmatthewsvolvosite.com.

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Response from NormT

10:53 am January 25, 2018

I find owners of both Swedish car manufacturers have well documented repair how-to's to keep their love on the road for decades. It is the bastion of owners who don't see their vehicles as throw away, kitchen appliances.

Here is a detail removal with pictures if you are so inclined.

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?222549-Transmission-Removal#/topics/222549?page=2

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