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1992 Volvo 240 GL = shift problems

I've got 1992 Volvo 240 sedan, automatic transmission, with relatively low mileage on it, about 160,000. Today I was out running errands and when I went to take the car out of "park" I had nothing except forward. The selector stck moves but feels loose and in any position the car goes forward. Seems as if some sort of linkage from the selector to the transmission has let go. Nt sure if this is something I can try tackling myself or, if I go the garage route, what the guestimated cost should be.

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It sounds like linkage to me as well - jack car block to prevent fall and block tire - do on flat ground and track cable under car. I think you should start under hood where linkage joins transmission. I seem to recall a plate there to hold at this end . not that it is a yoke type movement in transmission. this must be always lubricated. Did you ever have car jump out of gear? was it ever stiff to shift and has car been sitting?

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