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2001 chevy astro van starter engages in park

Replaced neutral safety switch and ignition switch

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Is the selector lever engaging in the right place i'd have this checked as could be showing park but actually in neutral

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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SOURCE: I believe the safety neutral

Look under the dash at the bottom of your steering column you will see the shifting rod.You should be able to see neutral switch.It is not hard to change.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy astro starter problems

replace the starter

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I replaced the transmission on my 1998 Chevy Astro Van.

If you put the transmission in neutral, there are two notches on the switch that will line up to adjust the switch correctly.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: acc positions on ignition switch will not work on 95 Chevy Astro

ignition switch not lock cylinder may need to be addjusted it's on top side of steering column under dash

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: im working on a 96 chevy astro van and the starter

Most likely it is the anti theft module. The computer thinks the car has been stolen. The only solution I have been able to find is to tow it to a dealer. They are the only one who can reprogram the module in the steering column to match your existing keys. It is a huge secret and they will lie to you about how it is done. There is a special computer they use that is kept under lock and key and when they plug it in to your car, it connects to the factory and the mechanic at your dealer does not even know what happens. I have searched the internet for hours and hours and the information is not out there. Your auto club should pay the tow. Make sure you keep the door lock remote or spare key in your pocket because the computer will lock the doors without warning and if the keys are in the ignition you are screwed.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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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.

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Check for power on the small purple wire at the starter with the key in the crank position. If here is no power you will need to trace that circuit to see if its the neutral safety switch, ignition switch, or wiring in between.

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Starter won't engage


It's most likely the neutral safety switch. Try putting the shifter in Neutral and slipping it just a little toward Park and see if it'll crank. If it does the neutral safety switch is the problem but worn linkage is the cause.
You've already check or replace everything else so it has to be this or the ignition switch.

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I replaced the transmission on my 1998 Chevy Astro Van.


If you put the transmission in neutral, there are two notches on the switch that will line up to adjust the switch correctly.

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