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1995 Dodge neon neutral park switch

Car will only start if you put it in neutral first. Is it the switch? If so how big a job is it to replace it. thanks

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  1. put adrain pan under the transaxle.
  2. Unscrew the switch from the transaxle case, fluid will pour out.
  3. Move the shift lever to PARK, then to the NEUTRAL position, and see if the switch lever fingers are centered in the switch opening.
To install:
  1. Screw the switch, with a new seal, into the transaxle case and tighten to 24 ft. lbs. And the test the switch with the test lamp.
  2. Add the proper fluid to the transaxle to bring it up to the proper level.
  3. The back-up light switch circuit is through the 2 outside terminals of the three terminal switch.
  4. To test the switch, remove the wiring connector from the switch and test for continuity between the 2 outside pines.
  5. Continuity should exist only with the transaxle in the REVERSE position.

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