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Engine won't crank over

The battery seems fine but engine won't crank when the key is turned. When the brake is engaged I can't shift from park to neutral

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Might be two different problems.
The no crank issue could be several things including the neutral safety switch, and the other issue could be the brake switch or the shift lock solenoid.
You may be able to shift out of park when the key is between lock and on. And it may crank in neutral.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

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SOURCE: Won't shift out of park

check to make sure you have brake lights when trying to shift if not check the brake lamp switch if it is ok you might need a shift interlock solenoid

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Gear shift interlock

It's a brake booster switch, Ford cars are notorious for this problem. It's a switch on the brake pedal that detects when your brake pedal is pressed. It's cheap and easy to fix.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine will not turn over or start when in park with key on.

You linkage is working properly it sounds like, especially if the indicator for "D, R, N", etc are lining up. However the linkage or the neutral safety switch may need to be adjusted. More than likely, it's your neutral safety switch.

The brake pedal release has nothing to do with the neutral safety switch when switching gears.

The brake pedal release is just a safety to prevent you from pushing the gear shifter accidentally. Actually, you should be able to start the truck without holding the brakes.

If the neutral safety switch is bad or misaligned, it'll do exactly what you're describing. If pulling it down in neutral starts the truck, then that's a sure indicator.


Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 ford f150 lariat - won't shift out of park

It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 grand am parking brake light wont go of. cant shift from par

Sounds to me if it has rear disc brakes you have 1 or 2 bad calipers

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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I can't help much w/o year--make--model? Do you have a security system on this vehicle?
Most starters have two voltage circuits, one comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other circuit goes hot with key in the start position, may be wired through neutral switch, depending on the tranny, maybe you have a starter relay? The starter motor usually grounds through the engine block. The fact you can jump the starter motor and it cranks, sounds like the ground is ok. Use a test light, check for voltage on those two voltage terminals. Make sure tranny is out of gear and parking brake is set.
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nothing happens means the starter is Silent?

yes silence happens. ?


after all nothing is zero , how can zero happen,??? LOL.

the operators guide covers this.

how to crank in neutral, read that yet.

you must have what.?

1: fuses good.

2: charged battery. is it, ???? 12.6vdc rested?

3: brake fuse and working brake lamps. are theY?

this is called park lock out feature.

id dont have liberty books. zero.

nothing happens when i look for this book, LOL



on older jeeps there was a magic bypass device, for emergencies, but the dam(n) gov , made that ILLEGAL, like most things now.





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I cant shift to neutral, or can

and if can shift to neutral, does the starter make noise.

that, GGGRRRRRHHHHAAAAA sound....

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  • Neutral safety switch sends a signal to the on-board computer to allow the engine to start and to engage the transmission
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start and/or transmission will not shift out of park.
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this is a feature, on A/T cars. for vast years, !!!
my jeep is M/T and has no such thing, but A/T has this.
This feature, prevents starting in GEAR.
called park lock out, so the Audi lady can't drive over her kids, ( really sad huh?)

Called BTSI: by jeep.
this feature does, not stop starts/crankikng. unless, the shifter is not placed
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so i must guess, its in park, engine is running, right?
and your foot, is on the brake, and the brake lights do glow behind car, if not the park lock will stay locked.

if you need a schematic, i can send it.
some cars there is a park lock out bypass so you can drive
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the BTSI bypass is missing this feature, in 2006, unlike older cars.
a federal mandate that bypass removal.

check the brake light fuses first of brake lights are dead.
the post back for schematic.
the FSM covers how to fix this on all cars made, (usa car, and forum)
The OEM "factory service manual" buy one and end guessing.
or login to alldata.com


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so does the starter work or not in park or neutral.
this i can not guess from your post. at all.

no starts
no cranks
fails to stay running, engine.
what?
if the key will not crank the engine in park , then try cranking
in Neutral,(this trick uses fresh PRNDL contacts)
if the engine will not crank use jumper cable ump starts from a running donor car, (read paper sheet in cable box, it tells how )

if the car now cranks and starts jumped,that means the battery
was (is) discharged, that can be caused by phantom drains.
all tests are easy, and all take only a 10$ walfart DMM meter.
to find true cause , ask.

try posting what step fails in the operator guide , how to start your engine.
shift to park.
foot on brake,
turn key to crank, does this fail?

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