1998 Hyundai Lantra safety neutral switch

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Hyundai Lantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Hi, My son's Hyundai won't start. The battery is good and the fuses are ok. I suspect the neutral safety switch but I don't know where it's located. I managed to get it started once playing with the gear shift but after that it won't start. I don't get the starter solenoid to click on. Either.

Where is that neutral safety switch located so I can check it?

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 4:23 PM

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It's on the left side of the transaxle, number 14 in diagram. There is also a park position switch under the dash at end of column.


TRANSAXLE RANGE (TR) SWITCH (A/T MODELS) 1. TR switch is mounted to transaxle, near shift lever mechanism. Ensure switch is adjusted properly. Switch output can be affected by improper adjustment. Check power supply voltage to switch. Disconnect TR switch harness connector. 2. Turn ignition switch to START position. Check voltage between ground and TR switch harness connector terminal No. 3 on Accent, terminal No. 2 on Elantra and Tiburon, or terminal No. 11 on Sonata. See WIRING DIAGRAMS article. 12 volts should exist. If 12 volts does not exist, repair power supply. 3. Turn ignition off. Disconnect ECM harness connector. Turn ignition switch to START position. Check TR switch input voltage. If more than 8 volts exists, check control cable adjustment or for faulty TR switch. Repair or replace as necessary. If less than 8 volts exists, check input supply voltage circuit.


NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH & CONTROL CABLE 1. Place gearshift lever in Neutral. Loosen control cable adjusting nuts at transaxle control lever, to allow slack in control cable. Loosen neutral safety switch bolts, and turn switch until .472" (12 mm) wide end of control lever aligns with .472" (12 mm) flange on switch body or until .197" (5 mm) diameter hole in lever and switch line up. See Fig. 5 . 2. Tighten neutral safety switch bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Ensure transaxle control lever and gearshift lever handle are both in Neutral. Adjust cable adjusting nuts to remove slack in control cable. Ensure gearshift lever operates smoothly. Drive vehicle to ensure transaxle shifts into each gear position selected. NOTE: Neutral safety switch may also be known as transaxle range switch.



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