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Volvo 850 GLT '93


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Pinzir
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Dec 24, 2012, 6:40 PM

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Volvo 850 GLT '93 Sign In

I have been having some problem with my car going into gear. Like for instance I will start start the car and drive off.. Even if I floor the pedal it will drive off slow, but once i get going its goes faster. And while I am driving, I will need to speed up and sometimes it won't change gears like it supposed to and I will have to let up on the gas and press it again..

And same thing when i make a stop at the red light and parking, even if I floor it won't drive off like t should. Could it be spark plugs or the air filter?

Any help is most appreciative Smile


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 24, 2012, 7:30 PM

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Is this to say the RPMs go up and the car doesn't respond as in it is slipping? Sounds more like transmission is the issue. First make sure it's filled to the proper mark as per owner's manual instructions. If low find out where it's leaking. Even then if for the moment that isn't a very good sign for the transmission.

If this just lacks power there would be many things to check and I'd put an exhaust restriction as the first thing to rule out. A catalytic converter can do that if clogged. Takes some checking to verify the exact reason,

T


nickwarner
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Dec 24, 2012, 8:06 PM

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Is the check engine light on?


Pinzir
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Dec 24, 2012, 9:13 PM

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The only thing is a blinking arrow going up. And the Rpm will go up once I hit the gas, and if I am parked it will go off slowly but the Rpm will go to about 2 or 3. The previous owner told me something about it leaking and I need to replace the gasket.


nickwarner
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Dec 25, 2012, 3:58 AM

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If the trans is leaking then you will either need to fix the leak or keep up on checking the fluid level. Transmissions aren't tolerant of getting hot and fluid is what they use to cool themselves along with actuating all the hydraulic circuits inside it that make it run. When you run it low on fluid it creates slippage which generates heat. But there is less fluid to absorb the excess heat created and its very damaging. You really need to maintain this with the proper fluid to the proper level or things get way more expensive than buying a gasket and some fluid. Get the fluid level up to spec and see how it drives. Hopefully it hasn't wrecked the internals yet. That would surely put a damper on Christmas.


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 25, 2012, 4:52 AM

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Quote">>The only thing is a blinking arrow going up. And the Rpm will go up once I hit the gas,<<"

Is this a standard shift transmission? Doesn't matter that I don't know every possible car or dash lights but to me those "arrow up" lights were there to upshift which changes everything now if this is a standard. Now sounds more like it needs a clutch if so,

T






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