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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 19th, 09, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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neutral safety switch

My neutral switch prevents the car from being started in anything but park. Should I be able to start the car in neutral?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 19th, 09, 01:10 PM
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Re: neutral safety switch

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My neutral switch prevents the car from being started in anything but park. Should I be able to start the car in neutral?
Many vehicles that have automatic transmissions will only let you start the vehicle while in park. This is a security feature to prevent the car from coasting off before you are prepared. If you have a "newer" neutral safty switch in your car, that may be what you are seeing. It's alwasy best to be starting your car in Park.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 20th, 09, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: neutral safety switch

I would prefer to be able to start the car in neutral so that if it stalls, it can be started without coming to a complete stop and placing it into park before starting.

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Re: neutral safety switch

The switch might need to be adjusted alittle. Try moving the shifter back and forth while in neutral and see if it will start. Be careful when trying this as the shifter could be in drive or reverse and the car could go in gear and move. Keep your foot on the brake. If this works then look at the switch and see if the mounting tabs are oval so you can move it to the right spot. Or there might be a bracket you can adjust.

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Re: neutral safety switch

Yes, you should be able to start it in P and N. Is the switch original and what tranny are you running?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 21st, 09, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: neutral safety switch

Thanks guys, the switch is original, but I am now running a 200-4R tranny. I will try your suggestions.

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Re: neutral safety switch

I just finished mine the other day. 200-4R and original nuetral safety switch, the switch has oval holes in the mounting tabs and I had to adjust mine a little to work properly. It is a fine little adjustment so you don't have to move it very much. I moved mine about a 64th of an inch. good luck Eric
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Re: neutral safety switch

I have the original NSS and a 700r4. I may have gotten lucky as I did not have to do any adjustments and can start the car in P/N. Technically you should be good to go as P,R,N,D are in the same sequence no matter if it's a 350, 400, 200r4 or 700r4. Perhaps there may be a very slight offset difference and maybe that's what is throwing of the switch. As already suggested try a small tweak adjustment and see if that does the trick.

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