Volvo 245 1978 Owners Manual PDF | Page 40

1978 Volvo 242 244 245
Shift to overdrive at 45 mph and disengage it when speed drops below 40 mph or vehicle encounters
hilly terrain. The overdrive can be engaged in 4th gear only.
No extra operation of clutch or throttle pedal is normally necessary. Engagement is facilitated if the
accelerator pedal position is maintained steady.
When disengaging, depressing the clutch pedal slightly makes a smooth transfer.
The overdrive should be used after the engine has reached normal operating temperature (minimum time
is five minutes) and the vehicle is being operated on relatively hard surfaces.
Reversing inhibitor
Lift the ring to enter the reverse gear.
The ring locking mechanism prevents reverse gear from being engaged unintentionally.
pg. 34 Automatic transmission
Shift positions
P park
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1978 Volvo 242 244 245Shift to overdrive at 45 mph and disengage it when speed drops below 40 mph or vehicle encounters hilly terrain. The overdrive can be engaged in 4th gear only. No extra operation of clutch or throttle pedal is normally necessary. Engagement is facilitated if the accelerator pedal position is maintained steady. When disengaging, depressing the clutch pedal slightly makes a smooth transfer. The overdrive should be used after the engine has reached normal operating temperature (minimum time is five minutes) and the vehicle is being operated on relatively hard surfaces. Reversing inhibitor Lift the ring to enter the reverse gear. The ring locking mechanism prevents reverse gear from being engaged unintentionally. pg. 34 Automatic transmission Shift positions P park file:///K|/ownersdocs/1978/1978_242_244_245/78242244245_02.htm (4 of 11)12/22/2006 10:11:26 PM