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CAR INTERMITTENTLY NOT WORKING

1991 Volvo 745

Transmission problem
1991 Volvo 745 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles

Hi: I just bought a 1991 Volvo 740 GLE Wagon with around 280000km. It worked perfectly fine by the last owner. I took it home and drove it for around an hour on a hilly trip. At one point I was stopped at a red light, and when I tried continuing the car would not drive. The engine was running fine, but the car would not move. When I switched to 2 it did not move either. When I finally switched to 1 it continued driving. Shortly after, the car would not drive at all in any gear, not even Reverse. As of Sunday when I brought the car to the mechanic to look at, the car is driving fine. He even took it on an intense test drive and he could not find any problem at all. The only thing that I could have done was perhaps switched to 2nd gear while going at around 70 miles per hour, for a few seconds. Can you think of what could have caused this to happen and then now they cannot find any trace of the issue? Thanks for the help. Moishe
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Maskatz
January 19, 2010.



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