The most likely cause is a misajusted or faulty neutral safety switch, or your linkage is coming loose and preventing proper indexing. Your description is how most mechanics troubleshoot a "will not crank situation". If it will not crank in Park, move the trans lever to Neutral to see if it will crank. If it does it's the switch. Your car just did the test for you and now the switch has either moved just enough to prevent starting or by your description of not staying in any gear the shifter assembly needs to be repaired. Since you have two problems combined, one starting and one being a gear selection problem, I would lean towards the shifter assembly in the console is probably loosening up. If you are mechanically inclined you can figure out the screws that need to be removed to access the shifter assembly and remove the console to inspect it. Because it has loosened up, it has affected the neutral safety switch preventing your car from cranking. I did vehicle maintenance for 27 years and I will pretty much bet that this is your problem. The neutral safety switch is screwed into the trans. Front side, just above the pan. There are two swtches that look the same, however the Nuetral safety is the one closest to the tire or outside of the car. Trans model A604 Dan the tranny man
The problem is most likely in the transfer case or the linkage. The transfer case is bolted to the rear of the transmission on that truck. The linkage could be misadjusted, there should be three distinct positions for the transfer case, Neutral, Low and High. If you suspect the linkage disconnect the linkage and manually put the transfer case in each position and try it to see if it works, if it does it's the linkage if not the problem is in the transfer case itself.
The problem could be in the gear selector or the shifter linkage. Ensure the selector is not broken. Also, make sure that the neutral safety and the brake interlock switch are working simultaneously.
Can be a linkage problem check linkage that goes form transmission to shift the vehicle
usually a linkage problem - adjust linkage that connects transmission to gear shift
It depends on the type of transmission. If it is a manual transmission, the first thing to check would be the linkage. If the linkage is not the problem, then it could be the bushings or the synchronizer. If it is an automatic transmission, then it could be a problem with the bands, though you could have debris in the valve body or a servo problem. In some cases, linkage bearings could be an issue.
and the problem is..??????? swap it for one out of a junkyard see if it cures the problem.. if not buy a new one..
Check your timing belt!
i had spirit that had the same problem i had the tranny rediult and it hasn't had a problem since.
Low fluid, broken transmission.
i had the same problem-the linkage..
I've had that problem with my lebaron, I usually just start the car let it run for 2 seconds then turn the key (turn the engine off) and then I usually can get it out.
neutral safety switch is out of adjustment. it is located on the side of the transmission and joins with the linkage rods. could be that it is just loose. i had the same problem and that is what it was. good luck.
The shift censor could be going bad. There may also be a problem with the transmission linkage which would cause this problem.
If your Blazer won't go into park the problem could be with the shift linkage. There could be a problem with the cable, but the shift linkage is most likely responsible.
transfer case linkage may be out of adjustment. instead of being in 4 wheel drive it may be in neutral in the transfercase.
WOW sounds like if its a automatic tranny you have a transmission problem. Probably to late to check the tranny fluid. Damage probably already done an you need to replace the transmission RE: Linkage or cv joint if there was no noticable problems prior to this happening
Check your distributor cap, make sure your not getting moisture in it...lebaron and Chrysler 3.0 have a common problem with the screws on the dist. cap to be corroded and break off. quite possible this problem is as simple as replacing your dist cap.
It is probably a linkage problem
if the car is an automatic,it's on top of the transmission where the shift linkage connects to the transmission.look to the left and in front of the air cleaner box
The wiper motor on a 1992 Chrysler LeBaron won't work if the motor has seized up or the fuse has blown. The switch inside the cabin or the wiring can also come loose and cause this problem.
it's not supose to startin drive, what kind of question is that * It is possible that you meant Park, and not Drive. If this is the case, your shift linkage may be in need of adjustment as the vehicle may not be registering that it is out of reverse,and therefore not allow it to start. Try lifting the shift lever while you try to start the vehicle. if this works, you may just need a little adjustment, or some new bushings in the linkage possible bad neutral switch
You convert the word problem into a numeric problem and then calculate.
Your most likely problem is your ignition module...Its a computer on the left side behind the battery....Just follow the hose from your air cleaner it will lead you right to it. This happened with my lebaron as well, but it turned out to be the oxygen sensor was shorting out. If this doesn't solve the problem...try replacing the ASD relay. (auto shutdown). We had that problem with ours
Very likely its because of wear in the shift linkage. You may be able to adjust the linkage to compensate for the wear. If not, you have a more serious transmission problem.