TRANSMISSION 1993 850

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by res0t3iu, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. res0t3iu

    res0t3iu Guest

    I knew it was coming after reading this newsgroup. But I was too slow
    in dumping the car. Just got a new (rebuilt) transmission. $2,700.
    after recently replacing the evaporator at about $1,200. I pushing
    $5,000 this year in maintenance costs. I'm going back to Japanese
    cars.
     
    res0t3iu, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. res0t3iu

    res0t3iu Guest

    My '93 has only about 105,000 miles. It has been to the dealer every
    5,000 miles for all recommended services, including the so called
    transmission "power flush". This was done as a result of the mechanic
    noting that the transmission oil was "dirty". That was about a year
    or two ago. I'm sure, as I thought at the time, it was a sign of
    impending failure. Anyway, there we no other obvious warning signs.
    When the failure actually occurred, the transmission would "chatter"
    as I pulled away from a stop. The clutches/bands were slipping
    between shifts if I put much stress on them. It wasn't catastrophic
    and I was able to feather foot it over to the dealer with no slippage
    at all. On the positive side, the new transmission operates more
    smoothly and is a real improvement. Norm
     
    res0t3iu, Jul 21, 2003
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  3. No. It had had all scheduled maintenance and worked perfectly.
    It acted like it was out of fluid. It would go a ways if you reved up
    the engine. Then it finally wouldn't move at all.
    145,000 miles and it was in perfect condition. I kept it until it had
    185,000 mile and then sold it for $5,000 and got a V70 XC.
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Jul 22, 2003
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