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CAR WONT START UP IN PARK

2000 Mazda 626 • 162,356 miles

My car wont start up in park but it will start up in neutral and I park it to get out I have to put the emergency brakes up in order to park and its a mazda 626 2000

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Shavonda knight
May 3, 2012.




It needs either an adjustment of the shift cable and lever, or the park pawl in the transaxle is broken.

Merlin2021
May 3, 2012.
That would be a problem with the neutral safety switch which is now known as the transmission range sensor.

Wrenchtech
May 3, 2012.
Maybe but since it wont lock into park, Id be surprised.

Merlin2021
May 3, 2012.
Maybe I misunderstood her but I thought she was putting the parking brake on while she started it in neutral because it wouldn't start in Park. If it really has no Park, then it may be a cable issue.
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Wrenchtech
May 3, 2012.

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