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Volvo S80 2.8 with 200K miles on it. Transmission low according to Meineke

Hi Dennis. My Volvo S80 2.8 has 205K miles. It's not giving any transmission codes, but the Meineke (whom I trust, family friends) said it's low a few quarts on transmission fluid. First, how do they even know that since they don't work on transmissions. Now even the shift stick area, the light is no longer on, and on the display where it tells you speed, it doesn't say P, D, R there's just a weird symbol that looks like a minus sign. Do you think I need a new transmission or just fluid? I love this car, but wow. This could be expensive. It's having trouble from a stopped position i.e. at a light accelerating. Once it gets going it's fine, but the start is like granny's granny. thank you so much in advance!!! Zaga

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Make sure your not in winter mode that would cause the car to start off in 2nd gear

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SOURCE: check engine lite is on:1997 volvo 960 p0705 transmission code

Just because your Check Engine light came on doesn't mean there's something wrong at all. Various Mechanical functions are timed by the Manufacture to signify Servicing required.

Sometimes they're set at 50K miles or more, when the light starts going on, all you have to do is take it to an Authorized Service Shop and they Reset the timer. Most places won't even charge you for doing it unless they find something wrong.


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I would recommend changing the fluid in the transmission one or two times, and then re-evaluating its performance.

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SOURCE: 1998 Volvo V70 with potential transmission problems?

Yes, it's the 'pnp' switch (also known as the inhibitor switch) which is on the side of the transmission.

I own 2 Volvo 960s (3 litre automatics) which are similar in many respects ... and have that flashing arrow. It's a well known fault and you don't have much to worry about.

Rather than write it all here, you can read what I wrote as an ebay guide about it at http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-960-Automatic_W0QQugidZ10000000003233806

I did put similar info on my website at http://www.glennsmart.btinternet.co.uk/volvo960.html with photos

Though the ebay guide is better ...

If you haven't got time to read it ... forget the flashing arrow and put a bit of black tape over it ... My wife's car has (192,000 miles) had that arrow flashing for 3 years. My car (100,000 miles) has had that flashing arrow since I bought it 1 year ago.

I did change the pnp on both cars ... but you also need to have the computer error reset by Volvo to have the light extinguished. Don't worry ... keep driving.

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hi, im having the same problem with my volvo transmission. I just wanted to know what u had to do to fix the problem? thankyou

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SOURCE: 2002 Volvo v70-Transmission is shifting hard in lower gears

Find a transmission servicer that is not afraid of tackling a Volvo problem. This is probably why the car was for sale in the first place. Good luck!

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I own 2 Volvo 960s (3 litre automatics) which are similar in many respects ... and have that flashing arrow. It's a well known fault and you don't have much to worry about.

Rather than write it all here, you can read what I wrote as an ebay guide about it at http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Volvo-960-Automatic_W0QQugidZ10000000003233806

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