Mechanics

WON'T SHIFT INTO FIRST OR SECOND

1983 Volvo 240

Transmission problem
1983 Volvo 240 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 300000 miles

I bought my 1983 volvo about a year and a half ago and I have to say that it; s my favorite car. It's my baby. However, while pulling away from a stop light I could not shift into first or second gear. 3rd and 4th work fine so I feathered it into third and continued driving to my destination which was a mile away. I drove it home( which was about 25 miles away) using the same method. I absolutely love this car and want to fix it for cheap.
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Alex.fowler726
April 1, 2010.



Hi
Can shifter be moved into first and second position? If yes then 1-2 shift sleeve and lock ring are damaged. If no then roll pin may have come pout of 1-2 shift fork.
Hope this helps
Thanks for donate

Docfixit
Apr 1, 2010.