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Edward, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Volvo
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Experience:  I've had 10 years of experience on the car line at 2 Volvo dealerships, Quality level Volvo tech.
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I have a third gear with an incorrect ratio and I am trying

Customer Question

I have a third gear with an incorrect ratio and I am trying to see how long it may be drivable
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: 131,000. No leaks
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 2005 XC90 T6
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just took it to AAMCO for the diagnosis
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Edward replied 9 months ago.

Hello, Eddie here and I will do my best to help. If you have that incorrect ratio code, that is indicative of a slipping clutch. So the only thing I can recommend besides having it rebuilt or replaced, is Dr. Tranny's shudder fixx, get two tubes of it at a local auto parts store like Oreilly or Auto Zone, it may help for a while. it gives the transmission fluid some added friction modifiers and I've seen it help before. and drive it real easy and let off the gas on shift points if possible. If it doesn't help though, you will likely have to have it rebuilt or replaced. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.