88 240 DL transmission problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Volvo
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-27-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
zforce77
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
88 240 DL transmission problem

My Volvo will not go into overdrive. The overdrive light does go on and
off so I think the switch works. I am assuming that the solenoid is bad
or the relay is bad. What would be the proper way to diagnose this
problem. Thanks for any help.

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-27-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Randy G.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 88 240 DL transmission problem

"zforce77" <zforce77@aol.com> wrote:

>My Volvo will not go into overdrive. The overdrive light does go on and
>off so I think the switch works. I am assuming that the solenoid is bad
>or the relay is bad. What would be the proper way to diagnose this
>problem. Thanks for any help.


Have soemone engage and disengage the OD while you listen under the
car. No click at solenoid:

Use a volt meter to test for voltage at the solenoid. They are
inexpensive at just about any X-mart (like $8-12). Handy to keep in
the car anyway to test for voltage and test bulbs and fuses and such.

Removing the lead from the solenoid and using a 12 volt source you can
energize it to see if it is operational.

If the solenoid is good and thee is no voltage there then check the
relay.
__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
James Sweet
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 88 240 DL transmission problem

zforce77 wrote:
> My Volvo will not go into overdrive. The overdrive light does go on and
> off so I think the switch works. I am assuming that the solenoid is bad
> or the relay is bad. What would be the proper way to diagnose this
> problem. Thanks for any help.
>



Is this automatic or manual? Assuming automatic, the relay is 95% likely
to be the problem given the symptoms you're seeing. It's located behind
the dash to the left of the glovebox (LHD cars) and is most easily
accessed by removing the glovebox assembly. Once the relay is out, the
cover can be popped off and on the circuit board you'll find cracking in
the solder joints at the heavy connections, this is the problem and it's
fixed by heating the joints and flowing some fresh rosin core solder
into them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
User
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 88 240 DL transmission problem

In article <1130450782.266109.199950@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
zforce77@aol.com says...
> My Volvo will not go into overdrive. The overdrive light does go on and
> off so I think the switch works. I am assuming that the solenoid is bad
> or the relay is bad. What would be the proper way to diagnose this
> problem. Thanks for any help.
>
>

Look for a round single wire plug under the car, on the passenger side
at the rear of the transmission. With it unplugged the transmission
should shift into overdrive normally. The odds are about 3 in 10 that
the solenoid is at fault. The other 70% of the time there is a problem
in the valve body in the transmission, especially if the fluid hasn't
been changed regularly or has gotten low. There are several nylon check
balls the float up against the separator plate in the valve body that
can erode away to nothing over time when the fluid is carrying a lot of
metallic debris.

Bob
--
The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
zforce77
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 88 240 DL transmission problem

The trans has been serviced on a regular interval but sometimes i have
jiggled the wire under the trans and the overdrive works but stops
working a few days later. It looks to me that the wire to the solenoid
has 2 wires but looking online at the part it has only one wire. So if
I do disconnect the wire that you told me to disconnect and it works
than is my problem internal?

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
User
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 88 240 DL transmission problem

In article <1130466822.360696.55580@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
zforce77@aol.com says...
> The trans has been serviced on a regular interval but sometimes i have
> jiggled the wire under the trans and the overdrive works but stops
> working a few days later. It looks to me that the wire to the solenoid
> has 2 wires but looking online at the part it has only one wire. So if
> I do disconnect the wire that you told me to disconnect and it works
> than is my problem internal?
>
>

Yes.
--
The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Volvo



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:31.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.