This is a good car that gets a bad rap. The tranny has a $19 fix from IPD to fix the hard into and out of 3rd shifts, and missing 3rd all together. The ETM should be replaced with one from xemodex in Canada. They have a mod that turns them into a lifetime unit. Although it is $550. Those two things will cover 90% of the complaints.
backyard swede mech, can you tell me more about this $19 fix from IPD?
i've been to their website and can't find what you are talking about. i am having issues with the 3rd gear in my 2001 v70 xc.
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