Re: 92 240 AW70 Transmission Late Shifting
"jg" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Michael Pardee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Douglas" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > Throughout the winter, my accelerator pedal seemed like it was freezing
>> > or something, but once you would stomp it down, it worked normally.
>> > However, about a month ago I did this, and then when driving I noticed
>> > that the transmission wasn't shifting into 2nd gear as usual. I revved
>> > up a bit, it shifted, and after that it worked fine.
>> > The next time I drove it, it still was shifting late, but now it didn't
>> > clear up. I have to get going 40 mph to get it to shift into 2nd gear,
>> > it will shift into 3rd at about 70 mph. It shifts pretty solidly, just
>> > at the right speeds.
>> > I just did a complete 10 qt fluid push through the system using the
>> > line method like recommended at IPD Volvo, and unfortunately it didn't
>> > help, although the old fluid looked pretty bad.
>> > Tomorrow I intend to drop the transmission pan and change the filter
>> > screen, but at this point I'm not very hopeful that it will correct the
>> > condition.
>> > Is there a chance that the throttle cable to the transmission was
>> > and subsequently broke (the sticking accelerator pedal)? If so could
>> > the
>> > transmission throttle cable cause this late shifting behavior if it
>> > were
>> > broken? Also, is there any kind of computer module which could be the
>> > problem.
>> > Just trying to hit all the cheap fixes before I go all in for a new
>> > transmission. Any learned advice would be welcome.
>> No computer, just the cable. A common problem is for the control cable to
>> stick so it behaves as though the throttle is depressed more than it is.
>> Operate the throttle with your hand - the engine doesn't have to be
>> running - and watch the cable (the one that gets pulled tighter as the
>> throttle is opened) to see if it tries to go slack as you slowly release
>> throttle. Lubrication with graphite is usually the fix. Please don't use
>> WD-40 if you value your sanity.
> O.oh what does WD40 do? not that I'm about to admit I did it.
WD-40 is pretty decent for the first year, but as oxygen works on it it
turns to a gum much like you see if you fail to wash a corn popper for a few
days (not that I'm about to admit I did that!)
Locks are the worst victims of WD-40. I've tried to clean out padlocks that
were WD-40'd but nothing seems to work. Using graphite then, especially my
favorite Lock Ease which is graphite in kerosene, only makes it gummier. At
that point the only thing that seems to work is more WD-40... kind of like
heroin for locks. Before it reaches the gummy stage I think any decent
cleaner, like brake cleaner, is okay for removing it. (Soft Scrub works on