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91 VOLVO 240 WILL NOT SHIFT INTO 4TH GEAR. WHEN I PRESS THE 3RD GEAR BUTTON ON THE SHIFTER, THERE IS A CLICKING IN THE DASHBOARD

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Your overdrive relay is bad,but its just as easy to bypass this relay,and never have this problem again IPB sales an bypass plate.91 VOLVO 240 WILL NOT SHIFT INTO 4TH GEAR. WHEN I - 5e0ce8b.jpg

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