Once reassembled, properly installed & everything properly torqued car doesn't start, doesn't even engage solenoid or starter mtr. Problem appears to be related to auto trans start lockout function! Appears, as per observation below, that the lockout controlling mechanism does not recognize gear selector position properly.
To my knowledge nothing I have done should have caused tis. Car worked perfectly, with respect to this function/feature, for nearly 10 yrs of our ownership. Confused. Please help.
When key inserted, dash indicator lights appropriately light up, key turns as required; however, car does start. Doesnt crank. Note: if in Park Or Neutral, gear selector indicator does not light/indicate either of those two positions is currently selected. When D3, 2, Or 1st is selected dash indicator will either light the appropriate selector Or light the selection AND the selection for D4 will flash. When D4 is selected dash indicator light (D4) will either be on solid by itself Or flash without any of the other gear indicators on. Park & Neutral do not light at any time -even when manually selected from underneath the car with linkage cover removed & using hand to manually move through the gear selection positions & stopping in each position with key on & parking gear lock manually disengaged.
FYI: batt known good & fully charged, polarity checked & correct, available voltage & current appropriate etc.
- transmission gear indicator not indicate in (Park), doesnt indicate (Neutral) when known & manually verified in those positions from under car w-shifting cover off & manually operating/moving linkage to verify it's proper operation & position (you know removed linkage to drop sub frame to replace steering rack - steering column too. D4 light flash, not light in R or N, lights in D3, 2, & 1
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 AT 8:33 PM