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1998 Volvo S90 gear cannot be engaged

My 1998 Volvo S90 (70K) had P0715 and P0705 codes 2 months ago. I was told that the gear position sensor (PNP switch) has to be replaced. I replaced it a week ago. However, after replacement the gear cannot be engaged. I can put the shift to D position for driving a just one minute, but then the gear became disengaged. I have to stop engine for several minutes and then I can drive for another one minute. Today I used ODB II code scanner and got 3 codes P0715, P0740, P0705. After erased the codes, the Check Engine light got off but the problem was still there (can only engage the gear for a minute). However, when I used the scanner to scan the codes, I could not get any codes. Can somebody help me to figure out what was wrong with my car? Why I could not get the error codes (the Check Engine light was off too)? Thanks.

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  • brightlake2 Nov 24, 2008

    I have 1997 S90 and it was driving good until today. It arrived at the store fine with no symptoms. When we try to go home, the car will start. We can shift the gear, but nothing would engage. Nothing.

    Any suggestions?


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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

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

  • CoppellTVRepair.com Jul 26, 2012

    With all due respect that answer is not at all relevant to the question.

  • CoppellTVRepair.com Jul 26, 2012

    The problems are clearly the same because the poster *can* start, but only goes for a minute before losing torque.

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