Question about Cars & Trucks
At times when I switch on the ignition the dash board remains blank but after switching it off one or two times it normalises and the car starts fine. Other times it switches on but will be dull and the engine alarm will be missing on the dashboard but when I switch it off and on again it normalises again and the other times it switches on well but when I shift the gear lever either reverse or drive from park or neutral when the engine is on, it switches off(the engine) and the dashboard becomes dull with the engine alarm missing. W HEN I switch off the ignition off and on again once or twice or thrice it normalises. What could be the problem?
1st I would check the battery, take to a auto parts store the should load check it for free. Check also the alternator depending on the state you live this may also be free. This is likely a electrical problem could be in the key sw. but not limited to the neutral safety switch where the ground is lost when shifted from neutral to park which would cause the engine to stop running (die).
Posted on Feb 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The release for the shifter is tied to the brake lites, check to see if the brake lights work, if they don't then test the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal, if it lights a test lite when you press the brake it is ok, in that case you need to check the little solenoid that pulls the cable to unlock the shifter, it is bolted to the top of the steering column, in order to get at it you will have to unbolt the column and drop it dow.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
that sounds correct what happens is the starter still tries to engage the flywheel and grinds the teeth off both. Replace switch then worry about starter flywheel if it starts fine don't worry about it you may have saved it if you didn't let it run that way long
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
No good news on this one I think
Your whining sound problem is the Layshaft bearings in the gearbox are badly worn. It also seems that the baulk rings are damaged on 5th gear.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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