KICKDOWN CABLE RESPONSE on 1990 Volvo 740

Could not find a link to add to the thread already started for "Overdrive Sticking" so decided to respond to your reply this way. I looked at the "under the hood" pic for the 'kickdown' cable. Is it the cable that is part of the large round silver component? If so, then when I pull up on the cable, it does not bind in any way. What next?

by in San Rafael, CA on April 28, 2009
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ANSWER by on April 29, 2009
To add to the thread click the "add comment" link below your original post. There are two cables attached to the round silver object. Make sure the cable on the bottom is free and not binding. Is the fluid level OK? Do me a favor and describe the problem briefly.
COMMENT by on April 29, 2009
I am at work so have not beet able to check the 2nd cable. As far as describing the problem, my car is driving fine in the city; however, when I enter the freeway, the car is stuck in overdrive so it drives in a higher gear instead of "D"rive. I have an appointment tomorrow but am hesitant to take it to the mechanic without knowing all I need to know and what to expect. I asked the mechanic, because the overdrive started to stick about a week after I had the fuel pump replaced, if the new problem was related in any way? The mechanic said "No." I have since learned that if it is an electrical issue, then most likely the fuel pump is a related issue. I would also like to know how much a job like this would run me? If it is the kickdown cable, what can I expect a job like this to cost? I am about to call the dealership to see how much a relay is, even though the relay clicks on and off, I am not certain if the relay is any good or not. Lots of questions and no where to go. Thanks for all your input. vdriver
COMMENT by on April 29, 2009
It seems unlikely that replacing the fuel pump could cause this, unless during diagnosis they disturbed the wiring at the O/D relay or the O/D solenoid on the transmission. If the relay is clicking, and the upshift light is working properly, then there is a chance the relay is bad, but it would be rare. If your lucky this will be the cable or the solenoid and not the transmission. Kickdown cable replacement is about 2.0 hrs. labor and the parts are $100.00 - $150.00, and this includes the trans filter and pan gasket too.
COMMENT by on June 19, 2010
Hi I have aproblem for toyota camry 92 that when I drive sometimes you feel like the car becomes dead like you push Gaz but it moves realy slowly and some times not .....I checked the Transmetion fluid its fine nothing wrong with it