Transmission range sensor

Tiny
TIFFANY NICOLE DAVIDSON
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  • 2009 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 4.0L
  • 90,000 MILES
Once I stick my key fob in the ignition it might start up but once I put it in neutral it starts right up with no problems.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 12:51 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

When it doesn't start, does the gear indicator show park? It could simply be a linkage issue or the sensor that you mentioned.

If you look at the first pic below, it explains how to adjust the shift cable. So, if it doesn't indicate park but instead shows reverse, try this first.

The remaining pics are the removal and replacement of the transmission range sensor. To access the range sensor, the transmission pan and valve body will need to be removed.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
TIFFANY NICOLE DAVIDSON
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Yes, it shows the gear in park while trying to start.
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Sunday, May 9th, 2021 AT 5:36 AM
Tiny
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Okay. If the indicator is showing park, it sounds like the range sensor could have an internal fault. If you take it from park when this happens and shift through the gears and back to park, will it start? Based on what you are telling me, chances are it is the sensor.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Take care,

Joe
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Sunday, May 9th, 2021 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks. I will let you know once I get it back from the shop tomorrow.
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Sunday, May 9th, 2021 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
TIFFANY NICOLE DAVIDSON
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Hello, how do I know when mines is going bad? What are them symptoms?
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Tiffany, I just responded to the other post for replacement. LOL As far as a range sensor, the first indicators are usually the gear indicators are not operating or not correct. I mentioned in the post that if it doesn't show a P when in park and there are no lights on, the sensor is likely the cause. However, if it shows R (reverse) when you place it in park, it could be something as simple as adjusting the shift cable. I did indicate how on the other post as well.

Other symptoms can include the vehicle not starting, not shifting into the correct gear, the vehicle driving in what is called limp mode, and so on.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TIFFANY NICOLE DAVIDSON
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Transmission range sensor I was told that's what it could be.
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Yes, that is a definite possibility for this issue.

I attached the procedure with some pictures below for you. The switch is inside the transmission. The valve body has to be removed to gain access.

Roy
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 4:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Tiffany,

If you run into trouble with the range sensor, let me know. Also, if possible, let me know how things turn out for you.

Take care,

Joe
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Monday, May 10th, 2021 AT 8:13 PM

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