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How do I fix the problem with the transmission where I have to start the engine in neutral?

The truck runs and drives fine but has to be started in neutral, how do I fix this problem? The previous owner said that the Linkage was tight.

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  • Adam Proctor Jan 12, 2013

    It is an automatic, and it does start and drive safely with this problem as if it doesn't have a problem at all.

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If it has an automatic trans the neutral safety switch is probably faulty.
The switch prevents you from cranking the engine in gear.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: neutral safety switch....I think

The switch is located at the top of the clutch pedal assembly, above your feet. Its a little cramped, but its a simple dc two wire switch, you should be able to check it with a meter for power and to see if the switch does indeed need replacement. If thats the problem, when you see the new switch, you'll know it goes in, very easy. good luck

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Transmission shifting proublem M5R1 1997 FORD RANGER

You might have to try to adjust the freedom of clutch pedal,
The noise during shifting can be adressed to exessive wear clutch parts or again it might be a sign that indicates the not complete enabling the calutch
To find out what is causing the noise, set the parking brake, place the vehicle in neutral and start the engine.
If you hear growling or grinding noises when the clutch is engaged, the cause is the transmission input shaft bearing.
A squealing sound that occurs when the clutch pedal is depressed and held is usually caused by a bad pilot bearing or bushing.
A chirping noise that intensifies when the pedal is slowly depressed would indicate a bad release bearing.
If you hear chirping while idling in neutral and the noise goes away when the pedal is slowly depressed, the fork/pivot ball contact point is making the noise
Hope that helps.
The clutch adjustment procedure you can find at
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528018f021
More about clutches
http://www.aa1car.com/library/2002/ic100237.htm

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My truck will not go into park i have to start it

Mst shift linkage are now cables. You may have to replace cable.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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