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Stuck in overdrive

I have a 93 volvo 240 and it gets stuck in overdrive sometimes. When ever i hit a hard bump it usually goes back to normal. Any advice would be great!

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  • scabernathy Nov 20, 2008

    i have the same problem, and i was told it has to do with the relay box, but i don;t really know if there is any amount of work that can be done before the box needs to be repaired- hopefully we'll find out soon! good luck

  • WithGod1 Dec 23, 2008

    my automatic gear shifter is hard to move. Today it broke took it to dealer and they say that it is broke from inside . Any idea on cost and what the problem may be?

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Overdrive relay usually fixes the problem. With the engine idling quietly, press the OD switch on the shift lever. Do you hear a click? If not, it is probably the relay. Located behind the glove box, passenger side. toward the center console. Pick up a used one on Ebay ( about $10 bucks) and swap it out. Cured my problem right away. Be sure you change the correct relay because Volvo hides several back there. I would buy the spare, then match it with the one now installed. If not the relay, you will need a new solenoid in the transmission. About $200 installed.

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