flashing arrow/check engine light on S40

Discussion in 'Volvo S40' started by Steve, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I have a 2000 S40 with 115,000 miles. Today while driving the check
    engine light came on and the up arrow started flasing. Owner's manual
    says this is a problem in the automatic gear box. The car is now
    stuck in winter mode (starts in 3rd gear). Is anyone familiar with
    this problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
    Steve, Apr 10, 2004
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  2. Steve

    Mike F Guest

    Steve wrote:
    >
    > I have a 2000 S40 with 115,000 miles. Today while driving the check
    > engine light came on and the up arrow started flasing. Owner's manual
    > says this is a problem in the automatic gear box. The car is now
    > stuck in winter mode (starts in 3rd gear). Is anyone familiar with
    > this problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated.


    You need to go somewhere to get the code. This will tell you the reason
    that the light is on. Unfortunately, this may require a trip to the
    dealer, although a good independent Volvo specialist should have a tool
    capable of reading transmission codes.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Apr 12, 2004
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  3. "Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Steve wrote:
    > >
    > > I have a 2000 S40 with 115,000 miles. Today while driving the check
    > > engine light came on and the up arrow started flasing. Owner's manual
    > > says this is a problem in the automatic gear box. The car is now
    > > stuck in winter mode (starts in 3rd gear). Is anyone familiar with
    > > this problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    >
    > You need to go somewhere to get the code. This will tell you the reason
    > that the light is on. Unfortunately, this may require a trip to the
    > dealer, although a good independent Volvo specialist should have a tool
    > capable of reading transmission codes.
    >
    > --
    > Mike F.
    > Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.


    I had a similar problem w/ my 2001 S40. It turned out that the mode switch
    was sticky from having soft drinks dripped on it. On the '01, the cup
    holder is directly above the transmission mode switch and it didn't take
    much to get it gooped up. The dealer just cleaned the switch and replaced
    it - no problems since.

    Rob


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    Robert MacTurk, Apr 12, 2004
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    ramjet, Apr 30, 2004
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