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my s60 volvo is manual...
my s60 volvo is manual transmission and can be changed to standard. I had my trasmission fluid change recently and the gear shift has had a lot of play in it (wanting to bump to the left into standard w/out much pressure) today it bumped to the left when i was putting it into drive and i can not get it to stay in the manual (D) drive positon w/out it going into the standard mode transmission. Is having the fluid changed connected (i didnt have the issure prior and honestly never have used the standard mode to drive) or is it just chance? either way any idea what's wrong?
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The play your are feelingis caused by the fork inside the shift mechanism. They have a tendancy of either breaking or wearing out over time. It is just a fluke that your shifter happen to break after the fluid change not related. You will need to dissasemble the shift mechanism to replace the forks and springs.
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