50-42 LE Archives - Transmission Digest
Things Aren’t Always What They Appear to Be

Things aren’t always what they appear to be; at least, that was the case concerning a call we had on a 50-42 LE unit in a Volvo with good forward gears and a slipping reverse before rebuild. It was one of those used-car-lot customers that didn’t want to spend any money but wanted a lifetime warranty. I am sure you know what I am talking about.

I Don’t Like the Cold

The past winter months brought to surface a condition of no upshift from first gear when cold with the SAAB/Volvo 50-42LE transmission. When it warms up, all shift sequences are restored. The time in which this occurs varies.