My 1999 Volvo S80 T6 is having trouble shifting out of Park. The shift lever works, but the car does not move when in Reverse, Drive or Triptronic shift unless you rev the engine high ( with the barking brake off or course) then will rev like its in neutral trough the symbol on the dash is "D" or "R" . Our local foreign car mechanic says we need a new transmission, but while that maybe the case I suspect it could possible be the cars' computer (it has an airbag problem). When I reset the computer by reseting detaching the battery for 15 minutes the car works again with no problem, until just a few minutes of driving around the neighborhood renders it in a forced neutral again. What should I do?
Sorry man your problem is your computer detected a problem in your transmission that needs to be open,more likely needs a new set of clutches..........the set is not to expensive but the actual labor is,so good luck.
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Re: 1999 Volvo S80 T6 Shifting Problems
Most likely your mechanic is right. The reason it will shift normally for a little while is because when it does detect the problem it goes into a limp home mode. When you reset the battery it takes it out of limp home mode until it sees the problem again.
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actually, it's starting out in hi gear. The sensor is inside the trans housing, so it's a lot of work to lower the sub frame with engine and trans attached. An EODB that reads and resets the TCM will allow you to drive it. Just don't shift to "D", and it will run fine; you just won't have overdrive (so your mpg will suffer).
Hi theres a switch on the brake pedal & a solenoid on the gear shift to stop you moving whilst the car is put into drive if the switch is not working correctly it won't release the solinoid to release the gear shift or the soinoid is faulty or your not pressing the brake down hard enough hope this helps
Sounds like a part called a parking "Pawl" is hanging up. You could try to park the way they show you in driving school, with the rear of the tire against the curb when the car is facing uphill. Theory is that the tire will chock the vehicle against the curb as a bumper stop and prevent rolling backwards. This will minimize pressure on the inside of the transmission parking pawl.
You can go to aboutautomobile.com and search for "Consumer complaints" or Recalls and enter your vehicle info. Then see if others are having problems like yours.
Hi there this sounds like a common fault it also happens on xc70 xc90 an new s80 if you remove the suround from the gear selector you should be able to see the gear linkage cable too the left hand side towards the back of the cable there is a push fit lock nut it is yellow and plastic which locks cable into position it sounds as though the push nut is not gripping the cable if you gently prise open the yellow part to the left of th car it should open the cable is spring loaded so it will stay in position after releaseing the nut push the nut as far forward as it will go so it moves forward on the cable once you have done this push the yellow push nut back in to secure the cable then you should be able to use your car again but what i would sugest is to get it replaced as its started to wear and will only happen again at a later date hope this helps tony.t
see my friend easy fix,the problem you are having is a wire problem that locks or unlocks the shifter from the park potition and also unlocks the key from the ignition switch is just getting stuck inside the ignition switch, so more likely needs lubrication you can do it yourself or have a machanic do it
for you,maybe replace it with a new one( wich i dont think is nesesary) take it out clean it, put new grease and it should be good to go, good luck.This wire is conected to the ignition switch, on the right side and can be pulled out with your hand.
The cheap fix: Speed sensor connected to the Transmission Control Module (TCM). That screws up the engine control module and could throw you into limp home mode.
Expensive fix: Transmission control module.
Start with the speed sensor. Suggest that to your mechanic and get a second opinion before changing out the TCM. It's a simple plug and swap, but the module is expensive. I bought a spare on Ebay for my Volvo for $10. The TCU, I believe, lives under the right front kick panel, at least that's where it is on my 740.