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GRINDING GEARS

1993 Volvo S90

Transmission problem
1993 Volvo S90 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 290000 miles

Im looking to buy my first car and my friend showed me this 93 Volvo with 290000 miles. I'm pretty sure its an S90 but not entirely sure. The problem is that if you try to shift from first to second gear at more than 2000 rpm, it'll grind as it goes in to second. There's no problem with it getting into second, but it just grinds. I don't know if it is a problem with the transmission or the clutch. Or if its even a severe problem. This is my first time buying a car and I dont know much about cars in general. I'd like to be able to have this car last just one more year without having to spend more than 1500 on any repairs. Any help at all would be most appreciated. My friend is asking $700 for it and I want to know if it's worth it.
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Alexm22091
April 13, 2009.



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