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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 disengage. Mechanic replaced solonoid and relay switch. Now, the orange arrow works properly but there is no power to the overdrive. It won't shift into higher gear once I reach about 40-45 mph. I can't believe I paid almost $600 just to fix the idiot light! What's happening?

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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.

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