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SHIFTING SLOW/ OVERHEATING

1993 Volvo 850

Transmission problem
1993 Volvo 850 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 137000 miles

I have a 1993 850glt that shifts out of drive to another gear very slowly upon starting and driving from a cold start. After 5 minutes of driving it then seems like everything is alright in all gears. When driving up a mountain pass last night I started losing power in drive, shifted to 3. Lost more power.1st more power until I was crawling at 20mph for about 2 miles to the top. The engine never showed hot on the inside gauge, and all fluid levels were perfect. After 15 minutes of cooling I unscrewed the radiator overfill cap and let steam out. Then I drove normal for 100 miles except the check engine light stayed on. This morning the arrow light on the dash is flashing and will not go off.
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Erin leggett
August 16, 2010.



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