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Car would not start. Shifted into nuetral and back to park and it started. Happened again and getting harder. Is there a switch on the shifter?

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The neutral safety switch. If the shifter is on the floor then the switch is either on the transmission itself or under the console on the shifter. If the shifter is on the steering column then that's where it should be, once again unless its on the transmission. Your switch is faulty theres no fix other than replacement.

Posted on May 02, 2015

Testimonial: "Cool. Thanks very much. Just have to find the part. Sounds like something I can do myself. Console shifter so should be easy to do."

  • Eric Cunningham
    Eric Cunningham May 02, 2015

    check the trans first to see if its there and you don't have to take the console apart. look up the location. year make and model?

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The Neutral Safety switch monitors the position of your gear selector lever and either interrupts or allows the starting circuit in your car or truck to do its job. On newer vehicles it may also monitor the position of the brake pedal to make sure that the vehicle is in park or neutral AND that your foot is on the brake.

If your vehicle is equipped with a neutral safety switch, it should NOT start UNLESS the transmission is in Neutral or Park. On the other hand your vehicle SHOULD start when it is in Neutral or Park. If your car will start in Neutral but not in Park, you have a bad switch. Also, if your car or truck will only start by turning the key to the start position and wiggling the gear selector lever, your neutral safty switch is in need of replacement.

The nuetral safety switch is usually found near the gear shifter. If your car has the gear shift on the column, then the neutral safety switch is usully mounted on the steering column near the brake pedal. On floor mount or console mount vehicles you will find the nuetral safety switch mounted near or on the shifter mechanism.

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This is there to ensure that you cannot start the car in a gear, and will only start in either Park, or Nuetral. They go bad, just like anything else. Try starting the car with the gear-shifter in the NUETRAL position. I bet it will start.

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I do not know what you are looking at in the manual, but you probably heard a horrible noise when you put it into park, as the parking pawl tries to hold the car in place. Thist usually does not harm the transaxle. If the engine won't start then something else happened, perhaps the neutral safety switch was damaged or knocked out of adjustment. You might try to move the shifter back and forth and then back into park and then try to restart. If that doesn't work try to put the car in neutral to start. If you must have the car towed somewhere the repair should not be expensive, just have them reset the neutral safety switch.

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