A cast-aluminum, original equipment AW solenoid solution kit to cure the common problem that exists with Volvo automatic transmission on the rear-wheel drive Volvo models 240 740 940. Kit includes properly sized/fitted gasket and 2 installation bolts. For when the transmission will not come out of Overdrive (3rd gear).
PROBLEM: The engine revs are high and the car is drive-able. BUT the transmission will not come out of Overdrive (3rd gear). It feels like the car is stuck in low gear at speed.
The transmission normally shifts through the gears 1-2-3-4. When you push the overdrive button in your car, transmission shifts back to -3- gear, by closing the OVERDRIVE solenoid and restricting the flow of fluid, and shifting the band inside of the transmission. If the car transmission solenoid (overdrive) is restricted - cars only shifts to 1-2-3. This condition is caused by the overdrive solenoid, that has gotten contaminated with the metal shaving particles from automatic transmission fluid. Fluid is passing through the solenoid when the overdrive is not activated (port is open) and the metal shavings that are present in the fluid are building up around the magnet of the solenoid, preventing it from moving permanently.
The particles are very fine, so there is no way to clean out the solenoid - a replacement should be purchased and installed. Besides the cost (between $86 and $186) there is a LARGE PROBLEM WITH SIMPLY REPLACING THE SOLENOID: This NEW solenoid will get contaminated by the metal particles that are still in the transmission within 100 miles of driving or less. That means: the transmission will stop functioning again.
UNLESS YOU ARE COMPLETELY RE-CONDITIONING THE TRANSMISSION FOR YOUR RWD VOLVO, YOU SHOULD GET THIS SOLENOID BLOCK OFF PLATE FROM SWEDISH CAR PARTS. PLEASE NOTE- THE SOLENOID BLOCK OFF PLATE REMOVES THE OVERDRIVE FUNCTION FROM YOUR TRANSMISSION PERMANENTLY.
The cast aluminum OE AW blocking plate that we are offering is properly designed for the particular application and ready for the installation. It includes a properly fitted gasket and two installation bolts. Just remove 2 bolts that are holding the existing solenoid in place and install solenoid backing plate in its place.
Works for Rear Wheel Drive Volvo 240, 740, and 940 Models.