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I have a question about my '92 240 Sedan, that I'm not sure is a problem or something that is 'typical' of the model. I've only had the 240 since mid-February. <p>Here's the issue, and any advice would be helpful. My 240 is an automatic transmission. Where I live has a lot of backroads driving through orchard country. If I'm on a downhill going about 55 mph or so, and I lift off the accelerator and let the car 'cruise'/coast down the hill without pressing the gas, after a few seconds the car feels like it downshifts. It's not a clunky or noisy downshifting. Kinda like if you would click the overdrive off when in high gear, if that makes sense. <p>Does anyone know if this is typical or common of the automatic transmissions on these models? I'm hoping it's not an issue with the torque converter, that maybe Volvo built in some 'speed governing' feature or something that I hadn't read about. Car runs beautifully otherwise!, and I love it!<p>Thanks much!<br>Guntervox <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Spontaneous downshifting??? (Guntervox)

I am by-no-means a tranny expert, but have you checked the kickdown cable?
 

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Re: Spontaneous downshifting??? (Guntervox)

Hello, again, Kerry.<p>It may be the car's brain senses a lengthy closed throttle (return from Ox and other sensors) and resets the running parameters. Have you dumped the OBD2 codes lately?<p>George Dill<p>
 

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SL8Brick....Kickdown cable is functional on acceleration, and it moves freely.<p>Hi, George....can you advise on how to dump the OBD2 codes? Is this the sensor box that is mounted on the rear of the driver's side strut tower?<p>Thanks!<br>
 

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put it back, no volvo 240 has obd2, use the little box in the engine bay.<p>IF i am wrong, and it does infact have obd2, you have to find the port, plug it in, turn the key to the on position, but dont start it, and follow the meters instruction book to clear codes.
 
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