CAR WONT START UP IN PARK

  • Tiny
  • Shavonda knight
  • 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

Want to knw whats going on with ur car?

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 8:06 AM

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  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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It needs either an adjustment of the shift cable and lever, or the park pawl in the transaxle is broken.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 8:38 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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That would be a problem with the neutral safety switch which is now known as the transmission range sensor.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 10:38 AM
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  • merlin2021
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Maybe but since it wont lock into park, Id be surprised.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 10:53 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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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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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 11:00 AM

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