Question about 2000 Volvo S80
If the transmission is shifting and working properly it's not likely to be a bigger problem. However there is a strong chance that something is bent and if it is in the steering column (or console) there is a good chance that some of the linkage is white metal or pot metal and that could break at some point in the future. I would suggest at least a call to the dealer service department and tell them your story, see what they say. At least they should probably take a peek at your linkage, and take it from there. It easily could be something you could live with safely.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
The first problem was simple. The emergency brake needs to be applied before putting it into park when parking on a grade. The actual park mechanism is a simple lug that fits into openings in the rear drum inside the trans. When "loaded" it becomes difficult for it to slide back and disengage.
Your new problem is that your son likely either bent the shift mechanism or damaged the shift cable. That will need to be taken apart and inspected to determine exactly what damage was done. To get out of a situation such as your wife was in, just attach a tow cable to a solid part of the chassis and connect it to another vehicle. Gently pull forward a tiny bit and the shifter will easily disengage once the rolling weight has been removed from it.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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