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My 1996 f350 econoline starter does not always engage when the key is turned. Usually jiggling the shifter lever will allow the starter to engage. Is there an issue with the transmission linkage,a relay switch or a worn starter. The engine has 92,000 miles on it.

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Sounds like the neutral safety switch. The switch is usually mounted on the steering column near the floor.
You may be able to crank the engine in neutral instead of park when the problem occurs.

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

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SOURCE: Not working = power rear window, power antenna, starter

it looks like the starter is bad, install a new one. the antenna gear is broken, needs to be replaced and you need to check the rear hatch for any obstructions

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engine crank thrusts worn and crank moved back enough to not engage ,with a manual the clutch would push it forewards.or the flex plate on the back of the torque converter damaged and broke in teh centre where bolts to the crank

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SOURCE: 03 silverado turn the key to start but starter will not engage

Interesting problem, on the starter is a "trigger" wire that originates from the ignition (may run to the power distribution center). When the truck is started 12 volts runs down that wire and activates the solinoid on the starter. Put a 12 volt test light on the trigger wire by the starter, have someone hit the key to start, test light should come on, if not chase wire back and look for a break in the wire or replace trigger wire.

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SOURCE: Transmission shifter is stuck in 'P' on my 2002 F150 Fx4 Supercrew, why?

You need to check the connection on the front of the master cylinder. This is the brake disengage for the cruise control. If it is wet this is the problem of the short. You need to replace the unit. This was a recall by ford. Now check the #15 fuse (5a) this controls the brake interlock switch. When you put the fuse in you will hear a click. This means you can now take the truck out of park. The lights will come on and the windows will work. If the windows don't work check the other fuses. By pulling them and replacing them made the windows work for me.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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