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1991 volvo 240 dl transmission shift fine when cold once warm transmission stops shifting what so I look for

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The cooler lines are probly clogged causing trans to overheat--buy a haynes manual or chec library in auto section

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge DSL 2500 transmission shifting problems

sounds like you should start by dropping the pan and changing the filter, put cheap fluid in it or reuse the old fluid if its not too bad bring it to a shop and have a transmission flush performed with a good flush machine your valve body is sticking and this should clear things up please rate -jeff

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I have two echo at home a 2001 and a 2004 bought new the two of them. And my sister bought a 2003 new herself. They always function that way. As long as the temperature light dont close (showing the fonction temp is ok)the trans dont go in third in normal use

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i gather its an auto transmission ,which mean your loosing oil pressure from the convertor inside the tranny housing.

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could be trans filter i would have it flused

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I own a 1991 volvo 240 dl and when car is cold transmission shifts fine once car has warmed up transmisson loses third gear like car is neutral once cold shifts fine again what do I need to look for


The automatic transmission fitted on these models could be the AW-70, AW-70L or AW-72. The three transmissions are very similar. They are conventional in design though they are clutch-type (no brake bands) and very sturdy.
The automatic transmission is a complex unit, but if not abused, is reliable and long-lasting. Troubleshooting these units is fairly complex, so the home mechanic should be concerned with one thing to start: oil level and condition. Begin by having the idle line pressure tested when warm (it tends to drop as the oil warms up). If the level is low, ensure no leaks are present and top it off as needed (do not overfill - fill when the transmission is hot - if overfilled, this can damage the transmission as well as cause hot oil to be ejected from the fill hole) and test drive it again. Ensure to follow procedures when topping up automatic transmission oil, and ensure it is of the correct type. If the oil level is OK and line pressure is not then replacement of the oil and screen along with cleaning of the magnets should be done. The magnets are there to trap metal contaminants before they can damage the transmission.

The oil should be flushed out, filter changed and magnets cleaned at least every 80,000 miles. Have this done first to see if the problem goes away. If it persists, then the clutch pack for that gear or the valve body is suspect. If the oil is new and proper drain and flush procedures have been followed, it's possible that the check ball in the valve body is sticking once warm. What I have done with these is drop out that valve body and clean it thoroughly, provided scrupulous cleanliness is observed. While cleaning it, replace the check balls and associated springs. If this checks out OK after the maintenance, then it's possible the pistons, accumulators or clutch packs have probably worn out.

If by this point, the transmission still doesn't function normally, then replacement is the only fix. No DIY repair is recommended and may be exchanged in part exchange for a new or rebuilt unit.

Dec 14, 2014 | 1991 Volvo 240

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88 volvo 240 dl won't shift into 4th


This is common to the AW70 transmission when the rear bushing has been left very worn for a period of time. The rear shaft wear heavily on the main transmission housing causing the pressure not to build enough to engage the overdrive gear.

Apr 21, 2014 | 1988 Volvo 240

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Volvo 240 transmission


Problem is with the transmission fluid. Get it changed and get the oil filter changed if required. Get the conditions of the gears checked. Those jerks may be due to broken or damaged teeth.

Jun 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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1991 Volvo 240 won't shift into 3rd til about 60 mph, 4th at 78 mph, shifts into 2nd at 30 mph. think it's the transmission cable loose, any help.


had this problem myself. it turned out to be a sticky throttle cable from the throttle position sensor to the transmission making the transmission think it was in kick down mode. gave the cable a good dose of WD40 and its worked a treat ever since. and that's about three years to date.

Apr 17, 2011 | 1993 Volvo 240

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1991 Volvo 240 has problem with automatic transmission not being able to shift to higher gear. Previously, orange overdrive arrow would stick or flash, and overdrive would intermittently engage and...


What is happening is the tranny is going. They can try to replace the selenoid, but really, you need a rebuild. Whomever charged you to remove the light, probably messed things up more. Volvo's typically lose overdrive before losing all the other gears. It is time for a rebuild. Go to a reputable tranny shop who knows volvos.

Jul 31, 2010 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1991 Volvo 240 backup lights do not work


The 240 was always a bit susceptible to poor electrical connections in the taillights. Check all the connections at the taillights thoroughly and then work back through the wiring. The other major possibility is that the reverse-engaged switch (is engaged by gear shift) has failed. I can't remember off the top of my head, how to get at a Volvo's switch but a bit of poking around the gearstick should probably find it for you.
Hope this helps - please message me if you require extra info/help Sherwin

Sep 02, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1992 240 Volvo automatic transmission won't shift out of 3rd gear


Check the transmission filter, may be clogged up, do not change the oil, keep the same oil when replacing filter, trust me to avoid transmission repair.

Jul 09, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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Can you damage valves on 89 volvo 240 dl by


No, you are fine. it wont damage the valves.

Feb 20, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1989 volvo not shifting into gear


The only fluid expansion tank I know of is for the cooling system,and if that is the case you my have a leak in the transmission cooler that is built into the radiator.

Nov 30, 2008 | 1989 Volvo 240

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