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Car doesn’t turn over without pushing shifter forward

Old 03-13-2019, 05:38 PM
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Car doesn’t turn over without pushing shifter forward

My 1996 Maxima is an automatic but when I turn the key nothing happens until I pushed the shifter forward
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:33 PM
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Forward? Into another gear (which gear)

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:21 PM
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I'm pretty sere in the shift console area, there is a switch that disengages starting unless in Park or Neutral to prevent unexpected surges into an unsuspecting victim when starting.

Most likely the linkage has been compromised and/or the switch is failing.

Either way, I hope you can still find something that is a direct fit and works well short and long term.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:44 PM
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I'm pretty sere in the shift console area, there is a switch that disengages starting unless in Park or Neutral to prevent unexpected surges into an unsuspecting victim when starting.

Most likely the linkage has been compromised and/or the switch is failing.

Either way, I hope you can still find something that is a direct fit and works well short and long term.
Neutral position/safety switch
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:09 AM
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Neutral position/safety switch
Yessir. He is right. Listen to VIOLATOR
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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Where can I get a shifter safety switch

Is there any specific website
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:44 PM
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You can get this part at your local auto parts store.

they will know what you want.

the SEARCH or FAQ sections of this forum should bring up the installation intructions.

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