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What does a neutral switch do in cars?


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2012-09-07 22:24:46
2012-09-07 22:24:46

it is attached to the transmission and allows the engine to be started when the gear lever is in 'park' or 'neutral', but prevents the engine from being started in 'reverse' or 'drive'. on some cars the driver must also put their foot on the brake pedal before the engine can be started.

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The neutral safety switch is located on the top of the transmission. It tells the ECM that the cars is in park or neutral in order to allow the starter to start the vehicle. It does not have anything to do with shifting the car from park when the cars has been started. This is a micro switch that is located in the shifter column. This is a common mix up, just thought I would clarify.

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neutral safety switch will stop vehicle from starting in all gears except park and neutral.

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Neutral switch? If you mean the neutral-safety switch, it's a switch that opens (prevents current from flowing) when your car is not in park or neutral. Without this switch, you would be able to turn the key and actuate the starter when your transmission is in reverse, drive and low range.

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