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Auto transmission will not go into high gear.

The transmission indicator light in my 1993 240 comes on and the transmission will not shift into 4th gear. The light and gear are unaffected by the shift button on the side of the shift lever. Sometimes , if left overnight, the light is off and the transmission works fine the next day. The car is perfect in every other way. Anyway to disable this feature altogether?

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  • jstacked237 Apr 23, 2009

    Replaced solenoid behind the glove box. light is still on. Still stays in 4th. What is the next thing I should look at. 1990 volve, 240 dl.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    hi there, i have an indicator lamp on the dashboard with the arrow lighting up, the car wont go from 3rd to 4th gear. I have tried pressing the button on the side of the gear stick but noting. every now and then it goes off its self and works great, whats the best was to get it fixed?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the transmission seems to be shifting fine, but a rattleing noise starts as if a gear is trying to catch up and then a clunk comes from undrer the car as if the gear finally did catch up and engage. and then starts over again.i lifted the car off all fours and removed the front of drive line, and the noise sounded like it was from the transfer case or the unitbehind the tranny, how do i tell if the problem is in the tranny or somewhere else

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Just went thru this on my 93 240. There's a solenoid inside the glove box, on the left side that needed replacing, with age it started getting fussy, and one day I had overdrive, and the same afternoon I didn't, then next day it was fine, then it wasn't, and so on...Most annoying driving around in 3rd all day....Anyways, the part was about 75$ at a dealer, and installation was about 5 minutes...Solved the problem just fine...Also have your mechanic check the shift cable....it needed changing at the same time as the solenoid...jda/boston

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