I have a 96 S10 4 cyl truck that will not engage the starter when the key is
turned to the start position. Battery is good as the headlights are bright
and yet I do not hear the starter solenoid clicking. Several weeks ago I
had the same problem and taking the shift lever out of park and back into
park allowed it to start. Worked fine until today and back then I thought
that I simply did not have it in park.
I suspect there is a shift column switch that has gone open and would like
to know if I can bypass this circuit so as to start the vehicle to take it
to the garage for repair. Perhaps something else has failed like maybe
another relay under the hood.
Any help would be appreciated.
neutral does not work either when it is in the failure mode. However, it
started tonight in both park and neutral but I do not trust the thing.
Looking at a schematic, I see that there is a park/neutral switch on the
xmission, another relay under the hood and then finally the
I am simply looking for any ideas on most likely cause. for now i suspect
the park/neutral switch as moving this two weeks ago fixed the condition.
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