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2002 Volvo S60 does not shift to 3rd or 4th gear

2002 Volvo S60 shifts normally from 1st to 2nd but will not engage 3rd or 4th gears. Problem just started one day while driving home it suddenly went into neutral. I suspect a shift solenoid or some sensor.

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Facing the same issue. Don't understand the post about you loosing your gear change clips or cable as these are automatics. Anyways I am going for the shift solenoid in mine and If it is the issue I will share the outcome with you. If you have already found out why your was doing this I would love to know!

Posted on Jan 27, 2014

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    Update: My S60 not shifting was my fault. I made the mistake of loosening the cap on top of the trans for a fill hole and even though I did not remove it completely, it was enough to pop the shift tension band out and cause the issue. Its not a hard repare but some drilling and digging and a bolt w/nut will need to be added to the repair.

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Valve body in trans is bad

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot shift properly

My Saturn did the same thing - twice. Where the clutch cables connects to the shifter box(??) there is a little clip that had fallen off. The first time this happened, the mechanic told me that I needed to replace the whole shifter box - costing me $400 dollars. The second time - about two years later a different mechanic charged me $15 for the clip and labor.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: after new clutch installed, shifter

Your shifter cables have gona bad, i had the same problem and its not your clutch thats causing the problem. Your shifter cables are just worn out and you need to replace them

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

SOURCE: transmission won't shift to 2nd and 3rd gears goes from 1st to 4th.

Doesn't sound like a simple fix. I would suggest having it serviced.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: I only have 3rd and 4th gear, 1st 2nd and 5th are

Purchase a gear shift repair kit for your car. They are pretty cheap. About 20 bucs. The ball and bushings are probably worn.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 wrangler goes foward but not in reverse. It

it sounds like you have 2 bad gears, 2nd gear may be fine for an hour or for ten years, theres no telling on that. your reverse gear is probably shelled out. your best bet is to rebould your transmission or buy a new one, sorry

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 a4 6 speed gearbox :- hard to engage 1st 2nd

I have had 3 gearboxes in my Audi A4 58 plate and it still jumps out of reverse. it always crunches going into second. Hop that helps.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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