Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual

pg. 39 Automatic transmission, Page 51 of 127 pages for Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual. The Owner Manual is applied into the following products: GL 1981, GT 1981

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1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT D Drive D is the normal driving position. Upshift and downshift of the three forward gears occurs automatically and is governed by throttle opening and vehicle speed. pg. 39 Automatic transmission 2, Intermediate position Upshift and downshift of first two gears (low and intermediate) occurs automatically. No upshift to 3rd (top) gear occurs. Position 2 may be used to obtain forced downshift to 2nd gear for increased engine braking effect. Position 2 can also be used... for relatively slow highway driving. for city driving. when driving on mountain roads where precise speed control is desirable. for passing. 1, Low position If position 1 is selected when driving at high speeds, 2 is engaged first and 1 when the speed has dropped to approx. 30 mph (50 km/h). NOTE: No upshift once 1 is engaged. Use position 1 to select low gear with no upshift. For instance, when entering and descending steep grades. Kick-down Automatic shift to a lower gear is achieved by depressing the throttle pedal briskly (passing the normal full throttle position). An up-shift will be achieved when approaching the top speed for a particular gear or by releasing the throttle pedal slightly. Kick-down can be used for maximum acceleration or when passing at highway speeds. Starting and stopping a car equipped with automatic transmission 1 Fasten the seat belts. 2 Apply the parking brake or the brake pedal to hold the car (to prevent the car from moving when the gear selector is moved). 3 Select position P or N. (Engine cannot be started in any other position). 4 Start the engine by turning the ignition key. 5 Select the desired gear. 6 Release the brake and accelerate. To stop the car, release the throttle pedal and apply the brakes. It is not necessary to move the gear selector as the transmission will downshift automatically. file:///K|/ownersdocs/1981/81_dl_gl_glt/81DLGLGLT_02.htm (7 of 13)12/22/2006 10:28:34 PM

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