"No Start" and Check Engine Light Due to Gear Position Sensor Failure on Volvo 960

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 167,891 (110,000–225,783)
6 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997
8 people reported this problem
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Will not go in overdrive?
Gear position sensor had to be replaced. Initially, we got by with shaking the gear selector around a little, but eventually, it went completely out, with flashing lights all over the dash and the check engine light lit.