Power comes on to accessories with the key on however when the key it turned all the way to start no starter activity untill the automatic gear shift is jiggled around in park.
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1992 Toyota Cressida Question: Starter won't turn over until I jiggle the gearshift
Answer #1autosrvcs January 05, 2010, 02:49Rookie
Some of the possible reason or remedy may be:
a)idle air control valve may have problem, to be repaired.
b)air passage might be blocked with excessive carbon
c)Sometimes proper cleanup and spray can remove the dirt and may be a tricky solution
d) fuel injection system may be clogged, solenoid and catalytic converter may be blocked
All these solutions may help you build enough fuel pressure to resolve start-up problem.
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Answer #2BZBEST Mobile Mechanics (10 Answers) , Portland / Vancouver, WA - (360) 433-9592bzbest June 03, 2011, 14:34Enthusiast
It sounds to me like an electrical issue between your key and the starter. More than likely the car electrical problem is near the shifter area. I hope this helps.