There are two wires on the + battery terminal. One goes to the starter and one goes to the central junction box (in the engine compartment). The wire that goes to the starter is not fused. It may be worn away somewhere and draining the battery. Inspect every inch of this wire. Make sure the battery + terminal connections are clean.
There is a brake shift interlock (bsi) on the steering columb. It has a shift lock solenoid that is activated by the brake pedal position(bpp) switch (located under the left side of the dash). The bsi has two wires green and yellow. The green wire changes to a pink/lt. Green wire at the connector. This pink/lt. Green wire goes to the bpp switch. The bpp switch also has a lt. Blue/pink wire that is fused at the centeral junction box. Check all fuses in the engine compartment centeral fuse box.
The neutral safty switch is now called the Digital Transmission Range (dtr) sensor. It is located on the left side of the transmission. There is a dark blue/orange and a tan/red wire going to it. You can jump these wires out to test the switch. This will bypass the sensor.
A low battery can cause solenoids and sensors to burn out and/or not work properly. Find what is draining the battery ( probably a bad wire to the starter) and go from there. Sometimes a wire corrodes internaly, so just changing the starter wire may be a good idea.
If you have patience and a little mechanical and troubleshooting skills I am sure you can fix this yourself.
Monday, April 21st, 2008 AT 12:02 PM