volvo 940 GL 1991

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by Hans Rietman, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Hans Rietman

    Hans Rietman Guest

    Sometimes my gearstick of my volvo 940GL is completely locked-up. I am
    looking for the reason.
    It is an ordinary gearbox No electronics involved.
    Does somebody recognize this problem and how to solve it
    Hans Rietman, Nov 12, 2008
  2. Hans Rietman

    James Sweet Guest

    Ordinary gearbox as in manual transmission? The US models are all
    automatic but if you are elsewhere it could be either. We need more
    details, under what conditions is it locked up? What gear is it stuck in?
    James Sweet, Nov 12, 2008
  3. Hans Rietman

    Hans Guest

    In this case (holland) it is a manual gearbox.
    It lockes the gearstick driving in the 5 gear while releasing the
    accelerator pedal, decluth and trying to gear down.
    I have to declutch and bring the car to standstill.
    Then I switch off en on again and then I can choose the first gear again
    and move on
    Hans, Nov 13, 2008
  4. Hans Rietman

    James Sweet Guest

    What happens if you start the engine, depress the clutch, then shift
    into reverse? Does it grind? If so, then your clutch may not be fully
    disengaging. If that isn't it, it sounds like you have an internal
    gearbox problem. Is it only 5th gear that it gets stuck in?

    I'm envious of those places that got manual-equipped 900's, over here in
    the US if we want one, we have to make it ourselves, and the M90 gearbox
    has to be imported from Europe.
    James Sweet, Nov 13, 2008
  5. Hans Rietman

    Hans Guest

    I am very pleased with your attention.
    Indeed it happens sometimes also in other gears
    and it grinds shifting into reverse sometimes too.
    I understand that I have to find out if declutch is oke.
    From other parts of the internet I also found remarks about the oil level in
    the gearbox. I will look into these things.
    Hans, Nov 13, 2008
  6. Hans Rietman

    James Sweet Guest

    Yeah it really sounds like your clutch is not disengaging fully. This
    could be the pressure plate, release bearing, clutch fork, or the
    hydraulic system. It's hard on the gearbox to drive it when this is
    James Sweet, Nov 13, 2008
  7. Hans Rietman

    Mr. V Guest

    If the clutch checks out OK and is correctly adjusted, the next thing
    is to drain the fluid and replace it.

    Try Redline MTL.
    Mr. V, Nov 14, 2008
  8. Hans Rietman

    James Sweet Guest

    I've had good luck with MTL, however this problem sounds much more
    severe than old fluid. Either it's something simple like the clutch, or
    there's something actually broken inside the gearbox.
    James Sweet, Nov 14, 2008
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