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I own a 1991 volvo 240 dl automatic when I drive it has 1st 2nd gear won't shift into 3rd or 4th gear sometimes goes into 3rd adjusted the kickdown and throttle spool what else can I look for

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you say the fluid looks good... that's great.
now next time your out drive for about ten good minuetes long enough for the transmission to get nice and warm and then pull over to nice level ground and with the vehicle in park check the fluid again. it's kind of hard to read because it always has a lot of bubbles on it and stuff. but it may be low on fluid.. good-luck ray

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SOURCE: transmission won't shift to 2nd and 3rd gears goes from 1st to 4th.

Doesn't sound like a simple fix. I would suggest having it serviced.

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my 1999 f250 super duty will not shift into overdrive

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SOURCE: Hang up in third gear loss of power

Hi All

I have a s40 1.9d / 2000 plate,
In the last month or so the car loses revs when changing up to 3rd and 4th gear, I can only get 50 mph max in 3rd gear 80mp in 4th.
The car has just clocked 185,000 miles
Its a great car but a pai at the moment, I've had a service including fuel fillter change added fuel cleaners to the deilsel all to no avail


Any suggestions

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SOURCE: 1992 Honda Accord...My automatic Transmisson

http://techauto.awardspace.com/transmission.html
this covers the symptoms and the repairs. to me it sounds like it could be the tcu. maybe a blown capacitor. hope this helps. and goodluck.

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In the last month or so the car loses revs when changing up to 3rd and 4th gear, I can only get 50 mph max in 3rd gear 80mp in 4th.
The car has just clocked 185,000 miles
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