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Just replace our neutral safety switch and it worked good for a while and now in the morning i start my car and can drive around as long as i need but as soon as i turn it off i cant turn it back on f

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Bad connector check the pins on the harness they have to b corroded clean them and then put dyelectric grease on the pins for the connector this should end your issue

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You didn't mention any trouble codes. In 1996 all vehicles manufactured in the U.S were required to install the second generation OBD, also refered to as OBD II, to insure that a standard scanner could be used on all vehicles.

It shouldn't be a fuel problem with everything you've had done.

I don't believe it's an emissions problem, because, although emissions can cause a vehicle to stall it usually gives a bad idle and poor acceleration among other things.
Because you don't mention bad idle, loss of power, or no restart we can safely say it's not an emissions problem.

The only thing left that I can think of is an electrical short. I would start with having both ends of the auto shutdown relay checked for a good connection and have the contnuity checked.

Secondly, I would ant to have the wiring in the steering column checked for the same thing, in particular around the ignition. I am very sure your problem is electric.

I'm very sorry your having these issues and I hope this will help you solve them.
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SOURCE: how to replace neutral switch 1998 honda accord

The neutral safety switch is located under the clutch on all vehicles that have manual transmissions. The are designed to prevent the car from being started while still in gear. Some models are adjustable and can be tightened or loosened to make them work. Others must be replaced as a unit. Their are several steps to checking out the neutral safety switch on your vehicle. The following is assuming you have a shop or garage that you can work

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My 2006 AWD doesn't change gears and the rev camera doesn't work when it is 1st started in the morning. The Gear indication flickers. After driving a while, I switch off and restart, then it is OK.???

Your neutral safety switch is failing. The part may also be called the transmission range sensor. Have it replaced by a good mechanic.

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The neutral safety switch is located on the side of the transmission and it is usually attached behind the shifter linkage and it is secured with two small bolts that can be loosened up to allow for adjustment of the neutral safety switch.

To adjust the neutral safety switch place the transmission into neutral, (block the tires) there is a notch or and indent marker on the housing of the neutral safety switch that should be lined up with a line on the face of the collar that is around the shifter detent shaft, and if they are not in alignment then loosen the two bolts that secure the neutral safety switch and then turn the neutral safety switch until they are aligned and then tighten the securing bolts to the neutral safety switch, and then test the starter. If the starter fails to engage then either the neutral safety switch is faulty, the neutral safety switch has been by-passed all this time and the by-pass (I will usually find things like a paper clip shoved into the vehicles wire connector with electrical tape around it) has fallen out of the wire connector from the vehicle wiring harness, or the battery just went dead. if you have the neutral safety switch from the old transmission still available try using it to test the neutral safety circuit. I have provided you with an image to help assist you adjust the neutral safety switch.


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Hey whats up my name is robert and i have a problem with my 2006 nissan altima 2.5 auto. i think i know what it could be but i do need ur assistance to be sure. My car does not fire up when i turn the key....

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Next time it happen.

Put your foot on the brake,shift the gear selector to neutral "N" and start the car.

There is a switch call neutral safety switch and it can be intermittent.

If you can start the car in "N" and not in "P" then neutral safety switch is at fault.

Replace it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the wiring and transmission computer.

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