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I got a 91 volvo 240 that will not start and will not shift out of park unless you stick your finger down into the gear shifer houseing and flip the little lever for the manual over ride. all the fuess are good and i can get it to start by jumping the starter. i'm wondering if a bad parking switch would couse this or if this car even has a parking switch. sorry i don't know anything about volvos never worked on one befor.

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The button on the top of the shifter is supposed to flip the" little lever"so that you can engage,leave it in N and you can drive it to get spare parts....

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