IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Part 2: PNP Removal

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

chrillew
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:04 am
Year and Model: volvo 850 T-5R 1995
Location: Sverige
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
chrillew

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by chrillew » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:06 pm

I cant find any dialectric grease in my town. does any else grease work aswell? or has it to be a dielectric grease ?



Steve Ivins
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:15 pm
Year and Model: 850 t5 1994
Location: brisbane
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Australia
Steve Ivins

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by Steve Ivins » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Dielectric grease is also known as Thermal Transfer Paste. It's zinc grease.



chrillew
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:04 am
Year and Model: volvo 850 T-5R 1995
Location: Sverige
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
chrillew

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by chrillew » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:45 am

thermal transfer paste, thats like paste for computers, on cpu coolers etc? and when i search on zink grease in our country i only get skin lotions haha..



cn90
Posts: 6533
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 99 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by cn90 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:28 am

The last time I did this PNP thingy 2 years ago, I used regular grease, zero problems so far.
The voltage is so low (12V), so standard grease is fine. Don't over-analyze this thingy.
Last edited by cn90 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:19 am, edited 1 time in total.


2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

chrillew
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:04 am
Year and Model: volvo 850 T-5R 1995
Location: Sverige
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
chrillew

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by chrillew » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:12 am

yeah i used just a normal grease i had, works perfect.



Dcadizel
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:17 am
Year and Model: 850 glt 1995
Location: New York
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Dcadizel

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by Dcadizel » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:58 am

4 years later and i found it so useful, thanks Marcin for posting this up! This one was my last thing in 200 k tuneup.

- Dawid



gk800b
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:45 pm
Year and Model: 1996 850 GLT
Location: Cali
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
gk800b

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by gk800b » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:58 pm

Great instructions on doing my own PNP cleaning due to flashing orange arrow. However, I carefully marked and put back everything back as close to as I took it out. Everything seemed fine but when I test drove the car in D it did not want to shift out of first gear. When I set it to 3 it seemed to go through a couple gears. So not being a mechanic I am assuming I have some issue with the switch but not really sure how the switch works. Can the switch being slightly off keep the D in first gear?



polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2608
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 4 times
Poland
polskamafia mjl

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by polskamafia mjl » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:47 am

Yes, I think if the switch isn't aligned correctly it can leave the car stuck in one gear. If that were the case I would expect your up arrow to be on though.


'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled

hausmeister
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:45 am
Year and Model: 1995 850T5-R
Location: Austria
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 9 times
Austria
hausmeister

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by hausmeister » Sat May 31, 2014 7:45 am

Removed my pnp switch today, intending to repair it, only to find it is to fubar'd to repair.

My real problem is that the previous owner nearly ruined the connector with the clip side, see picture:
Image

It is connected to this black plug next to the shaft where the pnp is mounted. I would like to replace that (even though it still seems to work) - seems to be this partnumber: 8636318
Image

Can I replace this without opening the transmission? from the picture it seems like there are a number of connectors inside the transmission that connect to this, not sure If I got that right? If this is just straight forward plug and play I would invest the money and fix it. If it is more work I would let it be.

If you know how to replace this please let me know.


s70 '98 2L na manual Image || 850 T5-R '95 auto Image

xHeart
Posts: 2500
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 18 times
Been thanked: 27 times
United States of America
xHeart

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

Post by xHeart » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:20 am

polskamafia mjl wrote: Alignment and Reinstallation:
Unfortunately I was not able to use MIJ’s method for alignment. I don’t understand how he
gets the reverse lights to work with the battery out of the car. So, with no other options, I kept
things simple. The Volvo tool aligns the middle bolt with the groove going down the middle of
the PNP housing. So, I decided to get as close to parallel between the 2 w/o using a Volvo
alignment tool. Here is a picture of what I mean.
Image
So what to do. Put the shifter in Neutral. Align the PNP switch as shown, and screw the shifter cable down into place. Then bolt the cable arm to the central bolt of the PNP. [...]
The step highlighted red needs some clarity...assuming the step is key part of Alignment and Reinstallation, I ask those with this repair:
1) where is "Put the shifter in Neutral" applied, is it at the gear shift lever inside the car?
2) wasn't the Shifter at N - Neutral at the outset of this repair?


--
Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

Post Reply