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2000 honda odyssey intermittently will not start. The battery is new, alternator checks out fine, sometimes the gear shifter will not move. The only way to get it started when this happens is to get the car out of gear while depressing the brake pedal and turning the key a few times until it starts. Once it starts up it will be fine for a couple of days. it seems to act up more in the cold weather.

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Sound like you have problem in the gear position switch.it will cause no start problems if its faulty.

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You might want to have someone do a cranking test on your car.
There's alot of reason why, but this might be the cause:
1.Sometime the battery will test good, but it's not alway good. A easy to test, when your
car is cranking slow. Have other car jump yours or use a jumper pack to jump you car. If yor car crank nomal and fire up. You got a bad battery.
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You will see a little rectangle shape of plastic in front of the gauge's, pop that peice out and insert the key, that should allow you to change the gears.

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