Are you having a Bumpy gear change?
Lots of you seem to be experiencing bumpy changes,and even after the recommended fluid change,the problem still persists.The issue is most definitely related to the down-shift cable adjustment.The manuals instruct you to adjust the cable by measuring the distance between the outer cable & ‘crimp’ this however is only a basic setting,and if the throttle linkage is not ‘synchronized’ then you will still have problems.The 1st step before any adjustment to the kick down cable,is to check for lost movement in the throttle linkage. By turning the pulley by hand you will see that there is a delay before the ‘butterfly’ starts to open.This delay means that the down-shift cable is moving before the throttle.So adjust the linkage rod,which has a r/h & l/hand thread at each end to take out all the play,and adjust the kick-down cable so they both start moving together.I’ve done this adjustment on several AW71 boxes,and it has solved the problem.
Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts
- In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
- Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
- The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
- Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
- This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
- The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
- Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.
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