Re: OD Relay soldered, now UP arrow on dash is on
For your car the ATF should be flushed/replaced every 30,000 miles (Volvo
All the best, Peter.
700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).
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> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 00:41:45 GMT, James Sweet <email@example.com>
>>> Hi guys! It's me again with the latest in the saga that is my 1989 740
>>> Turbo A/T.
>>> Remember when my top gear went out and a new OD solenoid was
>>> recommended? We put one of those on and then the OD started working
>>> again, but alas, intermittently. It hasn't come on at all in the past
>>> week or so. Good thing I only use the car for in-town driving and I
>>> live very close to work.
>>> Today I soldered the OD Relay and now the "UP" arrow on the dashboard
>>> is on and I can't get it to go off.
>>> Also, there's a horrible high-pitched whirring sound that kicks in at
>>> about 40mph/2,300rpm.
>>> As always, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>>Are you sure you didn't accidently bridge two joints in the relay?
>>Not sure what the whirring sound would be, I doubt that's related to the
> (92 wagon)
> Posted a similar problem a while back. Stuck in overdrive. Solenoid
> was totally shot and replaced. Relay checked and ok. No problem with
> up arrow light. So everything outside of transmission apparently
> Last resort was power flush. Took to dealer, asked to watch beginning
> of fluid drain before flush. Saw fluid come out, about 3 quarts(?) It
> was still red, though not bright red as new. Saw no black gunk, metal
> bits, etc. Dealer suggested not doing power flush because 1) they
> "sometimes may break things" during flush on older car and 2) fluid
> was very much cleaner than we expected.
> Replaced 3 old quarts with 3 new quarts. About 2 weeks later
> overdrive started to "unstick" at about 55 mph. Has now been
> unsticking more frequently and starting at about 40(?) mph.
> Am going to change out 3 quarts transmission fluid every 5,000 miles
> along with engine oil from now on. May be overkill, but short money.
> Why is engine oil changed so frequently and not transmission fluid?
> Doesn't make sense on something with so many moving parts.