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My car has been sitting for about two years while i save enough to get all my parts to fix my car. my starter wont turn over i checked to see about power issues and there is power to my starter, i tried tapping on the solenoid to see if anything was loose but nothing happened my stater is good but still nothing i have a new battery. i also took apart my steering assembly and i cant tell if the ignition switch is bad i also took apart my center console and dont know how to tell if the neutral safety switch is bad. i was told two other things that could be bad my ground wire might have corrosion or my starter relay might be bad.

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The neutral safety switch is located in the shifter housing.

Here is a link to a good article on this topic, that would beat an explanation from me.


Yes, it sounds like the NSS is the culprit.

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There's only 2 more things that I can think of, check the fuse for the ignition, then the computor itself, you did everything else.It might be the problem and may not.

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very possible starter solenoid how do you know the starter is good

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unplug connector at ignition switch, bridge terminal 30 [battery power] on connector and terminal 50 power to starter solenoid. engine should turn over. plastic ignition switch can wear and not make contact. at times the lug on ignition barrel that turns the switch breaks off.

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Check the neutral safety switch,it is most likely the problem.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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