welcome, My name isXXXXX will do My best to help you.Have you preformed any maintance on transmission like changing oil and filter?
I inherited the car and have no idea when the fluid was changed. It is a XXXXX XXXXX color.
should be a dark red color
have you check the kick down cable?
no, is it connected to the throttle linkage?
yes just pull on it if it is stiff then this is your problem
is it the cable that winds around a little round pully? or is it the cable that just goes straight in.
the kickdown cable will go to the other side of engine and goes down behind engine. the other cable that goes into fire wall is throttle cable.
Ok, I'll check it. what kind of fluid does it use? Is it dextron III ? can I just take it to a regular shop, or do I have to go to Volvo dealer for special VOLVO FLUID?
dextron iii ok . a regular shop should be able to handle this
ok, thanks. while we're chatting, is there anything else it could be, like a relay or something?
relay will usually bring on arrow so I dont think it would be that. the only other thing would be I am sorry to say is internal fault in transmission but since this is intermitant it is unlikely
Thanks Brian. I'll try the things we discussed. If I have any more questions, I'll get back to you later.