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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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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.

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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.


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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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