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My check engine, service engine, and now a yellow arrow flashes?

My check engine and service engine lights come on and go off periodically while driving the car. Gas mileage is great car has a lot of power never loose it. After disconnecting the battery to install another one now I have an arrow on the dash flashing and the W and E buttons alternate back and forth? Please help this is out first Volvo and we really love it.

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You have a fault recorded in the transmission control module. Retrieve the code for more info.

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Fig. Fig. 3: Diagnostic trouble code chart (2 of 2)-1995-97 2.0L engines

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