Neutral safety switch location?

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RACHAELLYNN
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Where is the neutral safety switch on my car and how do you get to it? When you put the key in the ignition and turn it on it wont start. All of the lights, radio, and everything else works fine. I just had a new battery replaced in it too.
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:05 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Park Neutral position switch is located on top of trans axle here is a guide to help you test it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-neutral-safety-switch-works

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Also other possibilities here could be the crank fuse 10 amp and the crank relay to include the ignition switch.

Try manually engaging the starter by shorting out the purple wire and the battery wire on the starter-if it cranks over-check and test the above mentioned.
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:16 PM
Tiny
TBRWOLF
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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Electrical problem
2002 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 50000 miles

when I try to start car I have power to all instruments but starter will not engage?
Wher is the safety neutral switch located on this model car? And also no backup lights everything else works can pop start fine
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Have you check to make sure the Battery is good? If it is the original battery it could have a bad cell. For which the battery may be fully charged, however if the Cold Cranking Amps are to low it will not engage the starter.

No backup lights - have you checked the Bulbs?

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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
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CWJMOPAR
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
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Electrical problem
1999 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 121000 miles

Would like to know where the neutral safety switch for 1999 cavalier 2.2L automatic 3 speed is located. Thank you.
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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The Park / Neutral Position Switch (Safety Switch) is located on the top of the transaxle.
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
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CRICKIT1
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
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One day I drove to work as usual, then after work I get in my car press the clutch turn the key everything comes on as usual but nothing happens no click no turn of engine no sound at all took the starter took it to get tested and the starter is good oh yeah that day after work I had a couple guys push my car and I popped the clutch it started. Now I need to know how to take the neutral safety switch off. I can see where it is I took ne 10 mill. Bolt out but I think there's some bolts somewhere else that I can see. Would you please help me out.
Sincerely. Jim.
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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If you have a manual transmission you don't have a neutral switch. You would have a clutch switch near the clutch pedal instead.
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Monday, January 29th, 2018 AT 12:25 PM (Merged)

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