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Car won't start because of gear shift (I was told)

My car won't start (more often than not lately) -- someone said that if I put the brake in while turning the key and moving the gear shift back and forth that it will start... this worked in the beginning but not very often now.... takes a long time for it to start sometimes. We had the electrical checked and they said that was fine...

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This could be Caused by a Malfunctioning Brake Switch. I would Change out the Switch and see where you are at. It should help Considerably. Let me Know! Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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