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199 Navigator The gear selector wont go all the way to park but it shifts down to neutral and starts normally. could it be a problem with the linkages?Any help will be greatly appreciated

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Under the dash on driver side thare is a gearshift cable bracket. get a flashlight and remove the underdash cover then look under dash while wiggling gearshift and you will see gearshift cable.the bracket that holds this cable has 2 or 3 screws and over time will back out and cause shifting problems. thay need to be tightend. these screws have torx bit heads on them so you will need a torx bit set to tighten

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I have a 2002 Escape, sometimes the gear indicator on the dash puts a box around park and reverse at the same time and it wont let me start it until i take it in and out of park several times and the box...


does the gear shift lever that you change gears with seem loose and has a lot of movement up and down until you can get it to the shifting point or is the lever snug and normal tight feeling to it either way a think your neutral safety/range selector switch maybe broken inside this switch will stop the car from being started in any gear except neutral or park for safety reasons and this could be what is happening here normally I think the box should go around any gear you have selected P/R/N/D etc. to show you what gear your in and for overdrive purposes , but it's showing up around 2 selections at one time and the car won't start this is telling me inside that the switch has somehow become broken and this part of it is reading the wrong position then once you move it around a few times it locates itself in the right place and the car starts get a new neutral safety / range selector switch hers what it looks like its on the transmission
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the center part with the 2 notches fits on the transmission and don't have a fit when you first put it in and the truck doesn't start this has to be adjusted by someone under the car while you try to start the car your original one maybe can be adjusted but I think it's n/g because it's showing 2 positions at the same time depending on where you buy it the cost will be for aftermarket $20.-$45 for an automatic transmission $65- $85 for a manual one the dealer will be over $100-$150 I hope this helps and please post back with progress or results and please rate me positively good luck stephen

Feb 15, 2015 | 2002 Ford Escape

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Select start withignition switch and sometimes nothing happens. No other problems are seen. All other instrument indiations seem normal. Keep trying and, so far, it will start.


will or will not crank?
if no crank wiggle the gear selector cranking
or try cranking in neutral. (fresh contacts there)

nothing to me means it will not crank.
if A/T wiggle the shifter,
the park lock out will allow you to shift to neutral, hand brake set.
then crank.
if it wont crank now, try, jumper cable cranks next.
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Jan 18, 2014 | 2002 Acura 3.2TL

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My 2004 pontiac montana wont start, need help ASAP!


no the transmission shift cable is streached and needs to be adjusted. you should be able to shift the van to neutral and start it in that gear. just watch when you park because it will roll away. use parking brake. if it doent start in neutral then your cable may be snaped and not noving the gear selector on trans at all

Mar 14, 2013 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

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My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee wont start sometimes, but if I put it in neutral then try to start it..It starts .. What is the problem with my baby.......


Test/Service/Replace

The circuit on newer cars with automatic transmissions has a neutral safety, or neutral start switch installed between the ignition switch and the starter. The ignition switch cannot operate the starter motor unless the transmission is in park or neutral.
Late model vehicles with manual transmissions have a starter/clutch interlock switch that requires the clutch to be depressed to the floor.
Neutral Safety Switch
Normal operations of a neutral safety switch provides a quick check for the adjustment of the gear selector linkage.
  • To do this, move the selector slowly until it clicks into the PARK position.
  • Turn the ignition key to the START position.
  • If the starter operates, the PARK position is correct.
  • After checking the PARK position, move the lever slowly toward the NEUTRAL position until the lever drops at the end of the NEUTRAL stop in the selector gate.
  • If the starter also operates at this point, the gearshift linkage is properly adjusted.
  • This quick test also tests the adjustment of the neutral safety switch.
  • If the engine does not start in either or both of these positions, the neutral safety switch or the gear selector linkage needs adjustment or repair.

CAUTION
Since you must work under the vehicle to adjust most shift linkages make sure you properly raise and support the vehicle before working under it. Also, wear safety glasses or goggles while working under the vehicle.
A voltmeter can be used to check the switch for voltage when the ignition key is turned to the START position with the shift lever in PARK or NEUTRAL. If there is no voltage, the switch should be adjusted or replaced.

Jan 26, 2013 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Nov 22, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Car not going into gear, gear shift moves


Do you feel any resistance in the gear selector when shifted through gears?

Nov 05, 2012 | 2004 Ford Taurus

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2005 navigator gear shift click.when i press on the brake and the car is in park i hear a click!


hi.
this is correct and perfectly normal. you may notice the same in neutral

it is a safety catch operated when you press the brakes, and it is supposed to lock the selector in the park position ( and neutral on most cars) until the brakes are pressed.
if you try to move the selector out of park (or neutral) with the engine running, and the brakes OFF, you should not be able to move the selector.

Apr 11, 2011 | 2005 Lincoln Navigator

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When I have a no start condition I work the maul selector from park to low 1 back and forth and the car starts


Your safety interlock switch is going out or is not adjusted properly. There is a procedure for adjusting the switch. The switch is on the transmission in the engine compartment. If you want to adjust the switch, loosen the botls holding the switch and follow steps 7-8 below. Else, you can just replace the switch entirely by following all steps.

The neutral start and backup switch are one unit mounted on the top left end of the transaxle. The neutral start portion of the switch allows electrical current to travel to the ignition system when the shift selector is in park or neutral only. The vehicle will not start when the selector is in any other gear. The backup portion operates the rear backup lamps when selector is in the reverse gear.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Make sure the shift selector in the Park position, then apply the emergency brake.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disengage the neutral start switch electrical connector, then remove the shift control lever on top of the switch.
  4. Remove the two neutral switch attaching bolts, then remove the switch.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Neutral safety switch location-vehicles equipped with automatic transaxle

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Fig. Fig. 2: Adjusting the neutral safety switch



To install:

  1. Install the switch on the manual shaft.
  2. Loosely install the two attaching bolts and washers.
  3. Insert a No. 43 drill (0.089 in.) through the hole.
  4. Tighten the attaching bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs. (9-12 Nm), then remove the drill.
  5. Engage the switch electrical connector, then connect the negative battery cable.

Sep 22, 2010 | 1992 Ford Taurus

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If my car wont go into gear what could be the cause? When i got the 1992 honda accord lx i was having to start out in 2nd than 3rd now it wont shift and i cant go past 70 without it revving up.


Normally you should not be able to start the car without it being in 'Neutral' or 'Park'. First try changing the starter inhibitor switch on the transmission. Next check out the selector rod for the gear position, this connects between the bottom of gear selector and the input selector shaft on the transmission. Next check out you fluid level in the auto-box on the autobox fluid dipstick. If low you can add extra fluid by the dipstick tube. Ordinarily it is suggested that the fluid level is checked when the engine is running but in park.cannot start the car unless in gear I suggest you do not do this for safety reasons.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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04 Navigator gear shift button broken


I only have 2003 Nav procedure. Maybe get used part at car-part.com. Page with * is lowest price.

SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Selector Lever —Floor Shift Removal and Installation
  1. Lift the floor shift PRNDL bezel.
  1. Disconnect the PRNDL bezel wire harness connector.
  1. Remove the shift lever handle and cover.
    1. Slide the handle bezel down.
    1. Remove the screw.
    1. Disconnect the TCS wire harness.
    1. Lift assembly from the shifter lever.
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  1. Position the window regulator control panel aside.
  1. Remove the screws and the console finish panel.
  1. Remove the left side console access panel.
  1. Disconnect the transmission shift cable from the transmission selector arm.
  1. Remove the transmission shift cable retaining clip from the floor shift mechanism through the console access.
  1. Remove the four bolts retaining the floor shift mechanism to the floor.
  1. Disconnect the floor shift mechanism wire harness connector.
  1. Remove the floor shift mechanism from the console.
  1. Remove the brake shift interlock actuator, parking brake release mechanism and harness.
    • Remove the wire harness retainers.
    • Remove the wire harness retainers.
    • Remove the two screws retaining the brake shift interlock assembly.
    • Remove the two screws retaining the parking brake controller.

Mar 15, 2009 | 2004 Lincoln Navigator

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