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Old 03-25-2012, 12:26 AM
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Truck Won't Start in Park

For a while when I tried to start my truck, 95 F150 Auto 4X4, it wouldn't start unless I jiggled the shifter. It was like the truck didn't think it was in park. Now it won't start no matter how much jiggling I do. I have to shift it into neutral to start it.

What's out of adjustment? I had a new shifter cable installed a little over a year ago. Do they stretch? Where should I start looking?

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:23 PM
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neutral safety switch is ur problem it will only allow automatic trucks to start in park or neutral park is probly burned out
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:33 PM
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No neutral safety switch on the E4OD or 4R70w for his '95. You will have to diagnose and replace the entire Manual Lever Position Sensor on the drivers side of the tranny.

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:45 PM
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thats right i forgot about that im use to c6 or stick
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:19 AM
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:31 AM
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Thanks for the replies. The shifter almost feels like its "one off" from what it reads. I put it in what looked like Drive but it was actually in 2nd. I did have the shift cable replaced about a year ago. Could the cable or sensor be out of adjustment or is it more likely as you all mentioned burned out? It doesn't look all that difficult to replace or that expensive but I'm pretty cheap . Thanks again!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:50 AM
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Thanks again for pointing me in a direction to read more. In addition to the not starting in park, I think the sensor may be the problem for my hard shift from 1st to 2nd too. I've owned the truck for about 3 years and its always shifted smoothly when I first start driving but as it warms the shift from 1st to second gets a little harsh. Not really bad but I think its harder than it should be.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:01 AM
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It could be off yes, look at the procedure in Steve's photo caption.

Whats the story with your username? I'm C-17 aircraft maintenance.

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:51 PM
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I'm a all source intel type. Where are you stationed? DC here but my truck and my family are in Hampton VA outside Langley. When I get home next weekend I will crawl around and look for the MLPS. Thanks!
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