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Why does your car have to sometimes be put into neutral to start?

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2008-05-10 15:57:45
2008-05-10 15:57:45

THe transmission selector is worn, so the need to start it in the neutral position, which still has a workable contact switch, while the park position is worn out. like the other guy said, also you might have to adjust your shift linkage

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