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My car would not start. Was told to slam into park then try. This worked twice. Now will not. Any suggestions?

After slamming in park would start but not now

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Your neutral safety switch is failing and needs to be replaced. it tell the car if it is in park or neutral and allows it to start. first try to start car in neutral if that does not work it most likely is the neutral safety switch. you should have it tested first to be certain. but sounds like your issue because of slammimg it into park.

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I had a a problem simliar to this that made it seem like it was the shift gear was the ignition switch,

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