1992 Nissan Sentra Will Not Start

Tiny
ROLANDC
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  • 1992 NISSAN SENTRA
Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Nissan Sentra Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165253 miles

I had to move the gear shift forward or move in while in gear to get it to start. When I turned the key on to start, the dash lights would dim just a little. A month ago I tried to start the car (it started and ran fine the day before) and it would not start neither did the lights dim. I checked the battery and it was ok. I got in it last week to try it and to my surprise it started without any problem. I then tried it four more times and it started ok. On the fifth time, it would not start and the lights did not dim. I thought during the four times that I heard a faint clicking sound but could not be sure. Could this be a relay and if so where would it be located? Thanks!
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 5:47 PM

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Tiny
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If you have to move the shifter to start (being an automatic), that leads me to believe that you have a faulty neutral safety switch or your your shifter cable is out of adjustment.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. Could you tell me where the neutral safety switch is located and can I bypass it? Also, there appears to be a rod connection to the shifter rather than a cable. Can it be adjusted? Thanks again.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 9:27 PM

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