If your 87 Volvo has overdrive, it is electric. There is a wire that runs from the Gear shift on the floor board to the transmission. There is a "plug" that feeds into the transmission. You should be able to feel for it and re-attach.
As far as the not starting goes, I hope you have figured it out by now, but it could be as simple as a loose wire in the engine compartment.
Friday, December 29th, 2006 AT 5:25 PM