Question about 1993 Volvo 240
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?
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
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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4th gear disengagement:
The 4th gear is engaged automatically after the transmission has shifted through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears
at certain speeds and loads. By pressing in the button at the rear of the selector level, the 4th gear can be
disengaged, thus providing a three-speed transmission. As a reminder the
? light on the dashboard
glows. By pressing in the button again, the transmission reverts to four-speed operation and the
light shuts off.
This is straight out of the owner's handbook. What this indicates is that there may be a problem with the shift solenoid. On the highway, does is seem to rev high? Can you press the button on the shifter and have the light go out? let me know.
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