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My key will not go into the lock position and come out of the ignition. Key will come ou t after the battery has totally died. As soon as it is jumped it will not come out. It;s like the gear shift is not telling the ignition that the car is in park.

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  • traditions10 Jul 21, 2010

    Possible solutions to key not going into the lock position to be able to remove it from the ignition. Key will come out after the battery dies all the way down.

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Are you check the NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH ? The neutral safety switch is connected to the throttle cable and the manual shift lever on the transaxle. The switch, in addition to preventing vehicle start with the transaxle in gear, also actuates the back-up warning lights.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1 and 2 - click for zoom)

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Fig. 1: View of the neutral safety switch, located on the driver's side of the transaxle

  1. Disconect the neutral start switch harness.
  2. With a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the clip that connects the manual control cable to the manual shift lever.
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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the switch mounting
  1. Unstake the lock nut and remove the manual shift lever.
  2. Remove the neutral start switch with the seal gasket.
To install:
  1. Install the neutral start switch making sure that the lip of the seal gasket is facing inward.
  2. Install the manual shift lever.
  3. Install the locknut and tighten to 61 inch lbs. (7 Nm). Stake the nut with the locking plate.
  4. Connect the switch harness. Adjust the neutral start switch.
  5. Connect the transmission shift cable and install the clip.
  6. Adjust the transmission shift cable.
  7. Check the operation of the switch and adjust as necessary.
ADJUSTMENT(see Figures 3 and 4)
If the engine starts with the shift selector in any position except Park or Neutral, adjust the switch as follows:
  1. Loosen the two neutral start switch retaining bolts and move the shift selector to the Neutral range.
  2. On 1983-85 vehicles, disconnect the neutral start switch harness and attach an ohmmeter across the terminals. Adjust the switch to the point at which there is continuity across the terminals.
  3. On 1986-96 vehicles, align the groove and the neutral basic line. Maintain the alignment and tighten the bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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Fig. 3: Loosen the park/neutral switch bolt and set the lever to the Neutral position



Fig. 4: Align the groove and the neutral basic line, then tighten the bolt




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Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • traditions10 Jul 21, 2010

    The backup lights have not worked for a few weeks but the this jsut sort of seemed to of come out of no where but with having mentioned the backup situtaion would this seem likely?

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Have u replaced the battery yet? if not do so and see if that corrects it.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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  • traditions10 Jul 21, 2010

    When the car battery dies and we charge it again that does not fix it. Why would replacing the battery fix it. Just curious

  • Marvin
    Marvin Jul 21, 2010

    also make sure the battery cable are clean of all corrosion, it will be a white powder, use baking soda and worm water mixed to soad the cables, then scape them with a battery cable and post cleaner tool avail form any auto parts store for less than $5

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    Marvin Jul 21, 2010

    that should read warm water, not worm

  • Marvin
    Marvin Jul 21, 2010

    maybe u don't understand what i am saying the battery must have a near full charge for the key to be released from the ignition, a flat battery causes this.

  • traditions10 Jul 21, 2010

    When this problen first happened the car would not shift out of Park and the key would not come out of the ignition. We pressed the emergency gear release button and now the gear shift works but the key still will not come out until the battery dies. You really think that anew battery will fix it.. everyone else has been talking linkage problems or relays. Just guess I'm surprised at the solution you offered.

  • Marvin
    Marvin Jul 21, 2010

    YES LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE DUE TO A DEFECTIVE BATTERY OR DIRTY/CORRODED BATTERY CABLES CAN CAUSE THIS ISSUE, I HAVE GIVEN U THE INFO I HAVE ON THIS PROBLEM, IT IS UP TO U TO TRY IT.

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