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sorry but im a woman n not knowledgable of what ur asking.can u instruct me in how to look for what ur asking
both really and just want to know what it is??aggravated
my car has never started in neutral not that in aware of anyways .it doesnt now, i just checked
ok i see it...what am i looking for
very aggravated ,changed the shift neutral switch and it didnt help.....
changed the shift neutral switch n it didnt help..are they a shifter sensor that may cause this problem
yes i will wait
Hello and good evening. My name isXXXXX just read through you entire question thread. Did you replace the sensor yourself?
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took starter off n starter place said it was good..what concerns me is my tech scanner says transmission is in 3rd gear,also for about 8 yrs this car has done this at various times to get it to start ive always had to pull the shifter out of park into lo then back up to park,at first only 3 times n it started right up ,like i said for about 8 yrs and maybe 4/5 times yearly..then this past year it got to where i had to do that about 10 times:7times this year..last week i went to panama city beach and it acted up down there.a couple times upon going out it would take 2/3 times of messing with the shifter to make it relize it was in park so it would start.then as we were leaving for home we sat for an hour taking turns n praying it would start probly did the shifter back n forth a good 100 times then finally started right up.didnt shut it off all the way home,then last week it started right up at least 20 times.then came home went to go back out n it wouldnt start just like before i tried about 30 times with the gear shifter n it wouldnt do what it needed to do as before.had my friend from honda come by n help me change the neutral safety switch,didnt help..let me tell u this thou this car will not run on any part from anywhere other than the dealership,dnt know why but everything i have ever done to it took 2/3 trys of autostore part then ended up always having to go to gmc to get part..weird yes..made me wonder about the neutral safety switch being the same way because i got it from autozone not gmc..hmmm do u think that could really matter???anyways when he scanned my car for codes it is saying it is in third gear.something is preventing it from moving up into park..are they a shifter sensor or anything like that that would prevent the shifter from actually going from 3rd to park????really hating this car right now.lol.help if u can
get right back to u with that one he has gone somewhere n ill have to ask him if it did.i did tell him i needed to know that so ill get back to u.thanks very much
ok he put the starter back on n tested the small terminal n it is not getting power.......
Ok, now, go to that transmission range switch(neutral safety), that you replaced, and see if you have power on the Yellow wire when you turn the key to start. Power should come out of the purple wire, if you have power on the yellow wire. If you don't have power on the purple, but you do on the yellow, we are going to try adjusting the switch. If you do not have power on the Yellow, when you turn the key to start, let me know and we are going to go deeper.
are you talking about the two different connectors that i plugged up into the neutral safety switch??do i just stick the tester in the open end of the connector? that will take a minute have to take the breather n stuff back off
ivan, ive got another problem with my grand prix acutaually its been going on for some time. it surges.just little surges constant especially bad going uphills.sometimes the surge can be big for a couple times then go back to little surges at times it will jerk hard a couple times then quit.what i have done..changed spark pluggs, wires, new air mass flow sensor,new temperture sensor.use alot of injection cleaner...i think its the injectors but im not the expert ,some have said the regulator.i am lost it guzzles gas 13 miles per gallon..what do u think i should do..i need to b able to drive this car n it b dependable n not cost an arm n leg in gas.....lost
Do a quick check in the vacuum line going to the fuel pressure regulator. Look to see if there is a fuel smell or any drips that come out of that vacuum line. Do this with the car running. That would account for all of you symptoms. Also Mass Air flow sensor get dirty. Cleaning that unit, can improve drivability. Let me know if you need guidance towards that procedure. Let me know what you find either way.
Ok, well it was a nice thought. Do you have the ability to see the voltage on the sensor wire on the oxygen sensor?