Question about 1996 Volvo 850
Hey, I have a 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon with 203k miles on it. About a month or so ago, the shifter began sticking in the "Park" position as I turned on the car. I would turn the car off, restart it, and it would work fine. It did this about 40% of the time
Well about a week ago, this fix stopped working. The check engine light has come on, and I have to use the shiftlock override to get it into drive or reverse. Again, doesn't do this all the time, but the frequency has increased. Additionally, yesterday I noticed that when this problem occurs, the speedometer does not function. All of the other gauges work properly while the car is operating.
I'm planning on taking it into a mechanic, I just wanted to know if anyone has had similar problems, or knows how screwed I am and how broke this is going to make me.
If the ABS light is on, it's probably the ABS controller. Try Victor Rocha at http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/ for help.
The shift lock sticking is probably the microswitch going/gone bad: http://ipdusa.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=3108&strPageHistory=search&numSearchStartRecord=1
You also need to scan the computer for the check engine light. It may help illuminate the problem. Snort. :)
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