Q: when shifting from gear to gear it barely catches so the rpms race high un til i let off gas and let car gradually go

asked by on

same as above

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Wow, manual transmission Volvo’s are really hard to find. It sounds like you have a slipping clutch. This is pretty normal behavior for a worn out clutch, and with 170,000 miles, it’s due for it. I would suggest having the clutch diagnosed and replaced if necessary by a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. when shifting from gear to gear it barely catches so the rpms race high un til i let off gas and let car gradually go

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Lost my key and have to start car with ignition switch but my steering column is locked how do I unlock it

Hi there. Unfortunately, without seeing what repairs were made and how the ignition switch was installed, it's hard to give you advice on how to get the steering column unstuck. You might want to have one of our mobile mechanics...

Q: My 2018 XC60 was in neutral at a car wash. When it was time to leave, the car would not go forward when put into gear

Hi Brad. Thanks for sending your question today. Since your car is 2017 I would strongly recommend contacting your local Volvo dealership or the location where the vehicle was purchased first. An issue like this is likely due to an...

Q: Car shuts off - will start sometimes, but mostly not

A common cause for an intermittent no start on the Volvo 850 and stalling is a failing main fuel relay. The contacts in this relay over time can burn, causing no fuel delivery and ultimately a stall and subsequent no...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.