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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Question: Sometimes will not start until I jiggle the shift (in park). Why?

 

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WAC834, Tampa, FL, October 14, 2013, 19:13
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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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    G. T. Service Center (4218 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG October 14, 2013, 19:58
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    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.

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    WAC834, October 14, 2013, 19:59
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    Thanks for your prompt response.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 15, 2013, 06:08
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    agree with professor also could be shifter bushings

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