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Only starts in Neutral

(1990 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Spanaway, WA on June 11, 2017
It only starts in neutral and cuts out when put into reverse or low or park. Will stay running and drives in Drive
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on June 11, 2017
Indicative of a failing neutral safety switch ( also called range selector sensor) .. Not cranking in park plus ECM needs gear selection inputs to maintain correct idle speed.... Check reverse lights operation... Post results.


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