Question about 1997 Volvo S90
My 1997.5 S90 starts intermentently. Have a problem with it getting stuck in 3rd or 4th gear and when it does this the arrow light on dash & the W/S/E lights next to shifter blink. W & E blink back & forth. When it will not start these lights also blink. Sometimes will do this after driving somewhere & shutting off car, but if try to start w/in a matter of minutes sometimes doesn't start. Usually starts back up w/in 10-45 minutes. Engine is not always hot at the time. Has not started for up 2 weeks recently then starts & runs fine. Now for the last 2 days will not start. Someone please help, it's my only car. Brian S.
I can almost guarantee you that the gear position sensor is bad. I've replace 30 or 40 of these on 960's for these very same complaints! If you check the codes for the transmission, it will give a 3-1-3 or P0705 code. You will however need a code reader to check this on a 1997 model.
Check page 33 in this PDF for an explanation of the fault
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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