'92 Volvo 240 having problems shifting into 3rd and 4th, but not all the time

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by brianh44, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. brianh44

    brianh44 Guest

    I've got a 1992 240 that's been acting a bit odd lately. if I take it
    out for a drive, stop driving it for a while (30 minutes to 2 hours, it
    seems), and then drive it again, it has problems going from 2nd to 3rd
    and oftentimes won't go into 4th at all. I've driven it to and from
    work every day for the past two weeks, though, and didn't notice the
    problem once. it's only if I drive, stop and then drive again a short
    time later. I've read posts about the kickdown cable and fuses, but
    those seem to only apply to problems going from 3rd to 4th, so I wasn't
    sure they applied in my case. I'm hoping the oddly intermitent nature
    of it will give somebody a clue as to what is going on. my trusty
    volvo tech wasn't able to find a problem, so he suggested replacing the
    transmission but (as you can imagine) I'm a little loathe to do that if
    I don't have to.
    brianh44, Jan 12, 2007
  2. brianh44

    lafayette Guest

    brianh44 skrev:
    Is the gearbox an AW91 ? Three speed with overdrive ? (button on the
    left side of the lever and "1,2 D" shown on the side of the lever,
    together with "P","N" and "R".) or is it a ZF4something ? (no button on
    the lever, but "1,2,3,4" on side of the lever, well "P", "N" and "R" is
    also shown there)
    In the AW-case an oilchange might cure your problem, but if you have a
    ZF it's probably worn out. (well, it can be overhauled, but the cost is
    unacceptable.....in most cases.)

    Consult an independant automatic gearbox specialist!

    lafayette, Jan 12, 2007
  3. brianh44

    James Sweet Guest

    It would be an AW71, the 200 series never got the ZF box, that was 700
    series only.
    James Sweet, Jan 12, 2007
  4. brianh44

    brianh44 Guest

    it has the 1,2 D with the button on the left side to downshift. I had
    an oil change after this started happening and it didn't fix the
    brianh44, Jan 13, 2007
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.