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I have a 04 sedona. back in july the van didnt start so it did with a jump. after that it started when it wanted to so i replaced the starter. today it dont start tryed a jump got nothing. pt it in nuetruel with a jump and it started. could it be the saftey switch or the linkage or something else?

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It could be a few items! if you have a 12 volt test light, when it won't start take the test light and ground clip end on good ground touch the point on the small crank/start wire on solenoid terminal. don't pierce the wire but just touch good metal part of terminal, have someone turn the key to start and the test light should light-if it's lighting each time you turn key to start and not turning over you more than likely have a bad starter again. taking for granted that your main ground terminal is tight and clean as well as positive cable. sometimes the cables are corroded or dirty and the fact that you jump it just gives it enough more juice to arc past the bad spot for awhile. 1)battery needs to be good, 2)cables +/- need to be clean tight, 3)need to get juice activated on the crank/start solenoid wire which is supplied by ignition switch, some have a crank fuse in the fuse center, it does have to go through the park/neutral switch and all the wires that complete the circuit. i'm figuring you are checking to make sure the starter bolts are tight-ground from starter to engine and the ground cable from engine to battery negative are all good. if grounds are good, battery up to par, and you have the crank/start post hot when you are turning the key to start it's the starter. if you have no hot at crank/start post it's probably the park/neutral switch and/or it's adjustment seeing how when you moved the lever it seemed to work.

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Could be a miss aligned switch try wiggling the shifter in park the next time it dose not start to see if starts.Also dirty battery cables will give you the same crazy makes no sense problems. Clean both the post of the battery and the cable ends and make sure they are tight. Your car needs a completely charged battery (14.2volt at the ignition) to start, were as the radio and other electronics, locks, windows, etc. only need a few amps. .

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