88’ Volvo 740 GLE Automatic overdrive

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by imaginify, May 18, 2005.

  1. imaginify

    imaginify Guest

    Recently my car won’t go into over drive. This only happens after the
    car warms up and then it doesn’t work. After a while I get a burnt
    oil smell. The weird thing is that it works when it is cool. My
    transmission fluid is at the appropriate level. Could it be
    contaminated fluid? Should I replace my coolant and tranny fluid? I
    would like to fix the problem my self but don’t know how to diagnose
    the problem. This began after I got in a very minor accident on the
    front right fender. I don’t see how that could cause the problem
    because it is so minor but I thought I would throw that in there.


    imaginify, May 18, 2005
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    Mike F Guest

    Well the transmission cooler is located in the right side of the rad, so
    I suppose it's possible the bump cracked the heat exchanger. This would
    allow coolant and transmission fluid to mix, so that's the first thing
    I'd check.
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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    Mike F, May 19, 2005
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