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Can I still drive my car with a faulty neutral safety switch?

Got codes for it but the part is 300.00 are they cheaper

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When that switch fails, you will have a hard time so much as starting the engine since that is its very purpose. when the trans is in any gear other than park or neutral, the starter should not work.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Testimonial: "Its still starting and driving goes in and out the indicator that shows you on the dashboard such as p,r,n,d what gear you are in for example d I'm in drive it goes off then my car stops shifting out makes loud noise to shift but only goes 20mph the switch they say I need is 300 my only means of transportation"

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I.don't know what kind.of vehicle you have, but that price seems.high. Now about your question, you should be.able to operate your ride. The purpose of the switch is to keep you from starting in gear. Just be carefull.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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