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Volvo ishift showing gear level position sensor fault and wont start from key switch

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SOURCE: 2000 volvo s40 cannot remove ignition key

The swich that you press when you want to change the gear mode("p" to "d" ) remain jam very coomon for an s40 spary silicone spary on it to remove dirt from there

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SOURCE: 1993 volvo 850 glt

Have you made sure the rotor is turning in the distributor, as this sound like a cambelt failure.
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SOURCE: key error problem

will have to get it towed to the dealer to have car and key reprogrammed

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SOURCE: 1999 yukon wont start. starter works. new relay.

Does this bad boy stay inside a garage or out in the open? what is the temp at night at your location?

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Re-adjust the shift linkage to set the lever higher so it is in park when the indicator says it is. Until you do this adjustment on the linkage, the key will be locked in the cylinder. The shifter lever MUST be ALL the way up to park position in order to remove the key.

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Automatic transmission wont shift, its now in drive,so i cant shift it into park in order to start car. cant check fluid level blah blah blah. 2000 corolla

your gear is stuck , there is a little magic cover in front its base with tiny hole for a tiny screw driver to uncap it , and then use a small screw driver to push the lock lever down ( do that as you have your car switch ignition key on ON position ) and then you be able to shift gear to Park , then close that magic cover on that tiny hole .
if that does not work ? check if your brake lights are bad, harness melted , brake switch , or brake fuse .
Corolla tend to have that shut down of shifter as a safety feature .
if that is not the problem ?
then you have a shift solenoid kicked the bucket and need new one

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1989 volvo749 wont start problem with automatic gear shift

If it won't crank, it can be the lever position sensor. Try cranking in N, and if that does not work, try moving the lever from R through the other selections to L while trying to crank it over. If that has an effect, you may need a new switch or the current switch cleaned and adjusted.
The switch is supposed to lock out the starter motor in all positions save P and N so you don't start in a driven gear by mistake.

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Where is the engine coolant sensor in a v70 99 volvo

Coolant Temperature Sensor/Switch (For Computer): Service and Repair


Engine temperature sensor, 5-cylinder
Jack up the car.
Remove protection cover from under engine.
Drain the coolant.
Lower the car.
Release coolant hose from thermostat housing using pliers.
Remove thermostat housing.
Remove sensor.


Engine temperature sensor, 6-cylinder
Jack up the car.
Remove protection cover from under engine.
Drain the coolant.
Lower the car.
Loosen oil reservoir for servo pump.
Remove coolant reservoir and put it to one side.
Remove screws and outer/upper timing-gear casing.
Remove screws and wire channel.
Disconnect connector.
Remove 4 screws and thermostat housing.
Remove sensor and wires.
Engine temperature sensor, 6-cylinder
Install thermostat housing sensor.
Position wires in slot on thermostat housing.
Note! The white marks should be positioned in lower opening of slot, from underneath.
Position gasket on thermostat housing correctly and install thermostat housing using two of the screws.
Position thermostat housing correctly and tighten the four screws.
Position wire channel correctly and position wire in channel.
Tighten screw on wire channel.
Connect the connector.
Install outer/upper timing-gear casing.
Install coolant reservoir.
Install oil reservoir for servo pump.
Follow-on work, 6-cylinder
Fill up coolant.
Warm the engine until the thermostat opens.
Switch engine oft and check the level. Re-fill if necessary.
Check for leaks.
Check in VADIS vehicle communication (read-out of parameter values), for current engine system, that the engine temperature shown appears
Engine temperature sensor, 5-cylinder
Install in reverse order.
Follow-on work, 5-cylinder
Fill up coolant.
Warm the engine until the thermostat opens.
Switch engine off and check the level. Re-fill if necessary.
Check for leaks.
Check in VADIS vehicle communication (read-out of parameter values), for current engine system, that the engine temperature shown appears

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Volvo xc70--engine starts but truck doesn't move when put in gear

check tranny fluid.if fluid level is correct.change fluid and filter if its been a long while.if it still wont go into gear.your tranny oil pump is worn.and the forward clutch seals and drive plates worn.

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Safety switch in transmission ?

Your Gear Position Sensor is failing. It's common on these models for this part to fail. It's common for the check engine light to also come on and store a code for this sensor.

Nov 18, 2008 | 1995 Volvo 850

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1998 Volvo S90 gear cannot be engaged

Sounds like the PNP switch or the Park/Neutral switch is out of line (adjustment). There is very much information about this on the internet.

Just today I was called by my garage because the mechanic could not start the car. I had my 1993 960 in for freon (134). Over the phone he said the starter would engage but no start. He was about to recommend a new fuel pump because no fuel was reaching the engine. So I said wait. I went down and while he was not looking I did the shifting routine of: brake depressed, key on, move shifter from Park through all the gears several time, then key off. After this I could start the engine and drive off. On the transmission is a PNP inhibitor switch and a Park/ Neutral sensor switch that cause no start and no shift situations. Oh yes, I did not bother to tell him what I did! He spent six hours trouble-shooting and would have charged me.

My next project is to wire around these trouble makers. I always drive in "E" and I do not care if it will start in all positions.

William White

Nov 16, 2008 | 1994 Volvo 960

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