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Transmission Issue

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Old 11-29-2008, 03:12 PM
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My 2000 V70 XC has a problem climbing a particular hill. The climb is relatively long (approx. 1 mile) and is relatively steep (I'd say no more than 4%). If I can keep my speed over 55 MPH I generally get over the hill with no problems. However, if due to traffic my speed drops below 50 MPH I lose momentum andthe car will not accelerate. The transmission tries to downshift when I give it gas butthe car will not accelerate and black smoke comes out of the exhaust. I wind up creeping over the top at about 30 MPH. I am not sure whether it is a computer or transmission issue or if the turbo is not kicking in properly.The funny thing is that climbing the same hill from the other direction, which is a steeper grade, I have never had a problem. Anyone have any ideas on what is happening?
 
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:33 PM
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Is the check engine light on?
 
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:34 AM
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No, the check engine light does not come on.
 
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:37 AM
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I would still have the codes read and see if there is any.
 
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:06 AM
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Black smoke is usually a sign of unburnt fuel. When was the last tune up done, especially the air filter?
 
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:06 AM
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I agree about the black smoke, which is what makes mesuspect the issue may be with the turbo or computer control rather than the transmission. The car had a full 60K mile service at the Volvo dealership just over a year ago. Air fliter was changed then. Its got about 68K on it now, but I have had this problem both before and after the major service.
 
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:38 PM
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Then maybe one of the coils are bad.
 
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