How much transmission fluid do you put into a Volvo 240?
Assuming you're talking about the AW70 transmission. When changing the ATF, I disconnect the return ATF cooling line from the top of the radiator and clamp on a clear 3/8" I.D. vinyl hose to drain into a 2-quart jug. Start the engine and let 2 qts drain out. Stop the engine. Add 2 qts of new Dexron III by a funnel on the dipstick tube. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. By this time 8 quarts have been replaced. Connect the cooling line to the radiator and you're good to go. ATF capacity of the AW70 is 7.8 qts.
-Bob, 1986 Volvo 240DL wagon
Unfortunately the 2002 Mercedes line is no longer user serviceable for transmission work. Mercedes has adopted a "sealed transmission" type which means they have made it so you cannot access that line of fluid normally. They claim that the fluid has a lifetime use. In order to have this serviced you will need to take your car to a service shop with a lift and have them access the transmission directly from the undercarriage.
Look underneath the car. Is it super clean around the rear of transmission and a little ways down drive shaft? If so, you may need to replace the extension housing gasket and bushings. The piece that contains these parts is at the rear of the transmission where the driveshaft connects. Over time this thing can start leaking pretty good. Fluid will be slung by the driveshaft onto the underside of the car. The high detergent…
Most power steering units use the generic power steering fluid available at most auto part stores. However, some import makes are different, sometimes using different fluid types in different years. Your best bet is to check the manual for the correct type. Volvo 240 manual specifies the following: Power steering fluid Capacity: 0.8 US qts = 0.75 liters. Fluid type: ATF Replace: no fluid change required. The dipstick is attached to the cap. Fluid level…
Should get about 27 MPG highway, 21 city Manual Transmission 24 MPG highway, 21 City Automatic Transmission. -- my 1991 240 Volvo Wagon Automatic: Personally gets 23 MPG Highway, 20 MPG City useful Links: http://fueleconomydb.com/index.php?-table=vehicles_summary&-action=list&year=&make=%3DVOLVO&model==240%20DL%2F240%20GL%20WAGON&-limit=10&-cursor=1&-skip=0&-mode=list http://fueleconomy.gov