There is a sporadic electronic or other connection problem that prevents engine start. Have had repeated bouts with the transmission failing to upshift and two Freightliner dealers' less than satisfactory but costly service. Not sure if this is related.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Question: Sometimes will not start until I jiggle the shift (in park). Why?
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4188 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG October 14, 2013, 19:58Master
Get your shifter linkage adjusted. It attaches to the neutral safety switch, not supposed to start unless it is registering park (or neutral) to close the switch so the starter can engage.
ReplyWAC834, October 14, 2013, 19:59Rookie
Thanks for your prompt response.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper October 15, 2013, 06:08Master
agree with professor also could be shifter bushings