1999 Trooper with AT and approx 65k miles.
This morning I turned the key and nothing happened. The interior dash
lights lit up, the interior light was fine, the battery had a full charge,
no lights left on overnight or anything like that... it just would not
When I say it would not start, I mean there was no sound, no click, nothing,
other than a slight buzz or hum from near where the key went in. If not for
the bright dash lights, I would have thought it was a dead battery.
Solution: I shifted into neutral and it started the first try. I'm
guessing there is a switch somewhere in the transmission that prevents the
ignition from starting if the vehicle transmission is in D or R... can
anyone confirm that? Of course, no more problems since first starting it
Has anyone else run into a similar situation, and any suggestions to prevent
it from happening again?