Report: Erratic shifting can be caused by a sticking kick-down cable
Volvo 740 Problem
Average Mileage: 165,250 mi (129,000 mi - 201,500 mi)
Delayed and/or erratic shifting can be caused by the transmission kick-down cable sticking. Since the oil pan has to be removed to replace the cable, have the shop replace the transmission filter at the same time
Visitor, 1992 Volvo 740, 201,500 mi
Randomnly down shifts while highway driving at 50-70 mph.
Overdrive button sometimes responds, sometimes does not.