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My van doesnt start while on parking so i switch to neutral and i

Some times i have to start my van in neutral because it wont start on parking

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Nutral safty switch out of adjustment,its either on the tranny or stearing colum depending on what kind and year of van you have

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The van will not shift out of park when started.


  • Neutral safety switch sends a signal to the on-board computer to allow the engine to start and to engage the transmission
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start and/or transmission will not shift out of park.Here's the part Damon.
http://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/neutral-safety-switch/duralast-neutral-safety-switch/ford/windstar/2003/6-cylinders-4-3-8l-sfi/229240_0_0

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Wont show P for part or N for neutral and wont start until I can get it to go into park


Maybe check to see if the neutral safety switch is malfunctioning. there should be an adjustment on the top of the transmission that is a small L-shaped bar that moves. If it is not adjusted correctly, the shifter may be in park, but the actual transmission may be between park and reverse, thus making it not register that it is in park and the neutral safety switch engaged to say it is safe to start.

If the shifter is on the column, try holding up on the shifter just a little as you try to start it, if this seems to work, that transmission linkage needs to be adjusted. Also try to start in Neutral, if this works, which not always on some models, then most likely is the linkage needing to be adjusted.

Hope this helps.

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Intermittent failure to start,2004 Toyota sienna,move out of park to neutral,back to park,starts right up,neutral saftey switch????


Yes this would be a transmission neutral safety switch problem. the switch sit over the post that the shift cable attaches to on the ****** case. Picture below.
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1991 dodge ram van wont start


To clarify - the engine cranks then starts.
If it won't crank in any gear, I would check the neutral safety switch first.
You can also jumper the starter solenoid to make sure the starter will crank the engine manually without the circuit from the key switch.

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I have a 93 crown victoria and it runs great but more often when I put it into park it doesnt want to start again. I have to reput it in park 3 or 4 times.


Bad PRNDL switch(park/reverse/neutral/drive/low).May be adjustable,but most likely the switch is bad.As a temporary/free solution,try starting in Neutral(USE YOUR PARKING BRAKE!)

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2000dodge ram van wont crank in park but will in neutral has already replaced neutral control switch


When you say you replace neutral switch,the one on the left side of the transmission? Nuetral and park,Once they are selected it gives a ground to the starter relay.If anything park gear on the nuetral switch isnt getting switched to ground.This can be in the transmission

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97 chevy s10 wont start


Then the problem is likely the ignition switch, or the neutral safety switch. Try jamming it into park a couple of times to see if it helps. If it does, you will need to change the neutral safety. If it doesnt, probably going to need an ignition switch. Those trucks, jimmys, and blazers are famous for ignition switch problems.

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Caravan wont turn over and start


Transmission range sensor is what it is called .

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Wont start


make sure battery is fully charged push unlock button on remote, have on park or neutral, (on vehicles with manual gearbox, clutch must be stepped on while you start) have someone tap lightly on the startmotor as u start, if it starts, replace startmotor, if it doesnt, replace neutral park switch on transmission

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