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Will not start in Park, then will not start.

1997 Jeep Cherokee will not start. Changed the computer and it would only start in Neutral. After driving it for 1500 miles it would not start. Checked it after two days, it started. Drove 5 miles, it would not start. Jiggled everything. It did not start. Still won't start. Mechanic says its the computer, the computer checks fine. What ???

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  • John Ball May 11, 2010

    Was the neutral safety switch checked on the transmission to be sure its working?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Has anyone checked the neutral start switch? Random no-start problems are generally caused by this. But, when you try to start it, if it cranks but does not start, it's not the switch. In that case, code tests and wire tracing are in order.



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Neutral safety switch is out of adjustment replace it

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