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Volvo 940 Trans Hesitates

dnahulldnahull Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Volvo
95 940 Vanilla Wagon (auto)Trans Hesitates until warm - between 1st and 2nd gears - shifts with a jerk. Fine when warm. I'm guessing it will need a rebuild soon. Any predictions on how long I can go like this without rebuilding? Any other suggestions? Thanks again. Volvos rokk.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 61,704
    How many miles?

    Has the trans ever been serviced? You don't wanna hear the price of a rebuild.

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  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    Oh, I dunno. I've found over the course of the past several months that getting parts/service for a Volvo is pretty much in line with my Honda. The key is finding a Volvo specialist, not going to the dealer!


    dnahull, I'm not sure about your problem (my Volvo is a 5 speed), but if you don't get an answer here, try http://www.brickboard.com if you haven't already done so. It's got more information on Volvos than anywhere else on the net.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 61,704
    Depends Lance, if he has the AW serier transmission or the ZF unit from Germany. If it's a ZF (more prone to failure) that is a very expensive unit.

    I'd suggest that if you have a ZF and it needs rebuilding, to consider conversion to an AW used unit or rebuilt unit.

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  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    I'm fairly certain all 940 transmissions were the AWs. I know a complete AW71 (from what I understand, a pretty stout unit) can be had from various sources on the net for $500 or less.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 61,704
    Yes, the AW is supposed to be very good. You mean $500 used of course.

    I think a car like this is a good candidate for a used unit if indeed the transmission does flake out.

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  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    $500 for a used one. I should have made that more clear.
  • thanks for the responses. It has 110k and I don't believe it has ever been serviced. I bought it at about 90k and have been planning to change the fluid - probably in the next couple of months sometime. i do have a good indie mech. that is affordable. the only other car i had with an auto trans had a similar problem (much worse) and eventually had to be rebuilt - something about shifting "bands?" being worn and needing replacement. i was 17 at the time so i don't remember the exact details, other than how it hesitated on shifting -and the inner workings of transmissions are not my forte. any predictions on how much life you think it has, or what my mechanic might be able to do. it still drives just fine for the most part. thanks again.
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